A Copiague man has been arrested and charged with several burglaries in Lindenhurst.
Described by the offices of Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota and acting Police Commissioner Edward Webber as "a prolific cat burglar," Errol D. Barham Jr., 22, of Copiague, was arrested on Sunday, July 8, by First Precinct detectives.
The SCDA and SCPD indicated Barham's currently charged with six break-ins and one attempted burglary in Lindenhurst, and is the prime suspect in at least 10 other burglaries on the South Shore.
According to detectives, formal charges against Barnham include six counts of burglary in the second degree, one count of attempted burglary in the second degree and one count of unlawful possession of marijuana.
All of the burglaries occurred between 12 a.m. and 4 a.m. while the homeowners were asleep in their homes, police noted.
Barnham's currently incarcerated in the Suffolk County jail in lieu of $70,000 cash bail, according to the SCDA and SCPD.
The SCDA and SCPD said among the stolen goods recovered by law enforcement from a local pawn shop and during a search of Barnham's home in Copiague included jewelry, cameras, laptops, an iPad, credit cards and cash.
The SCDA and SCPD further indicated among the evidence they have is a photo of a burglarized home with a slashed screen window used by the suspect as an entry point.
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