Homeless Man Arrested for Burglarizing West Islip Church Four Times


Michael Fredericks, 28, accused of stealing donation money from Our Lady of Lourdes.

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SCPD have arrested homeless man Michael Fredericks, 28, for burglarizing a West Islip church four times.

Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department

West Islip, NY - April 11, 2017 - Suffolk County Police arrested a homeless man on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 8 a.m. for burglarizing a West Islip church four times during the past three weeks.
Our Lady of Lourdes Church, located at 455 Hunter Ave., was burglarized between March 22 and March 29, during the morning of April 2, during the overnight hours of April 2 into April 3, and during the evening on April 9. During the first three burglaries, donation money was stolen.
Following an investigation by Third Squad detectives, Michael Fredericks was arrested and charged with four counts of Burglary 3rd Degree. Fredericks, 28, will be held overnight at the Third Precinct and arraigned tomorrow at First District Court in Central Islip.
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