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Freeport Man Nabbed for Burglarizing Local Bar

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The First Squad reports an arrest for Burglary on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 11:50 A.M. in Freeport.

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Freeport, NY - July 20th, 2015 - The First Squad reports an arrest for Burglary on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 11:50 A.M. in Freeport.

According to detectives, while on an unrelated investigation in the Freeport area, First Squad detectives observed Nikolas Balalaos, 26, of Atlantic Avenue, Freeport, walking at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Westend Avenue. One of the detectives recognized Balalaos as the suspect from a burglary at DQ Bar, located at 382 Atlantic Avenue in Freeport, which occurred on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

The detectives attempted to stop the suspect and he fled on foot initiating a foot pursuit. The suspect was located swimming in a canal between Anchor Street and Dock Drive, swimming southbound towards Baldwin Bay.  A civilian boat owner provided assistance, transporting the detectives in his boat. The detectives were able to take the suspect into custody in the rear of 99 Eastern Boulevard without incident. No injuries were reported.

Balalaos is charged with Burglary 3rd degree. Additionally it was discovered the suspect had an open Nassau County warrant for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.  He will be arraigned on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at First District Court in Hempstead.