First Squad detectives report the arrest of a North Merrick man for grand larceny that occurred in Merrick on Wednesday, 10/08/13 at 11:57 P.M.
Merrick, NY - October 19th, 2013 - First Squad detectives report the arrest of a North Merrick man for grand larceny that occurred in Merrick on Wednesday, 10/08/13 at 11:57 P.M.
According to detectives, Salvatore Brecciano, 46, of 995 Tyrus Ct., entered a 7-11 store located at 203 Sunrise Hwy in N. Merrick, used a debit card to purchase a Budweiser 12 pack of beer and then left the store, heading northbound on Babylon Tpke. The defendant passed the Merrick Firehouse located at 2075 Meadowbrook Rd. and entered an ambulance, which was parked in the front, with the keys in the ignition. The defendant put the beer down next to the ambulance and pulled away. Shortly thereafter First Precinct Police Officers recovered the unoccupied ambulance on Durham Rd./N. Jerusalem Ave. in N. Merrick. There was no property loss to the ambulance. The vehicle keys were missing at the time of the recovery. A canvas was conducted at the 7-11 which revealed the defendant purchased the beer at that location.
First Squad detectives arrested Brecciano on Friday, 10/18/13 at his residence. The ambulance keys were recovered from his auto. He is being charged with Grand Larceny 2nd Degree and will be arraigned on Saturday, 10/19/13 in First District Court, Hempstead.