Suffolk County Police arrested a man after he broke into the home of an off-duty Nassau County Police Department officer in Selden.
Franklin Almonte entered the Catherine Drive home of off-duty Nassau County Police Officer Mark Kellerman through a kitchen window at approximately 1:20 p.m. Almonte fled when Officer Kellerman identified himself as a police officer, but he was quickly stopped and restrained by the officer, who called 911. Sixth Precinct Patrol officers responded and arrested Almonte.
Officer Kellerman, 45, has been with the NCPD for more than 15 years.
Almonte, 25, from Selden, was charged with Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree and Criminal Mischief 4th Degree. Almonte will be held overnight at the Sixth Precinct and was arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip.
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