Lake Grove, NY - March 28, 2014 - Suffolk County Police have arrested a Lake Grove woman for burglarizing her landlord’s residence and falsely reporting a burglary to mislead responding officers.
Sara Hernandez called 911 on March 26 to report that a man was breaking into the main portion of a home, located on Ebzu Court, in which she has an apartment. Hernandez said the man broke into her landlord’s residence before fleeing in a red vehicle. Fourth Squad detectives responded with patrol officers and determined that a burglary had occurred. An investigation into the burglary determined that Hernandez had fabricated the incident and had committed the burglary herself.
Fourth Squad detectives arrested and charged Hernandez, 25, on March 27 with Burglary 2nd Degree, Falsely Reporting an Incident 3rd Degree, Making a Punishable False Written Statement, three counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree and two outstanding warrants. Hernandez was held overnight for arraignment today at First District Court in Central Islip.
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