Cops: Police dog helps nab burglar

Troy Deans of 238-36 116 Ave., was charged

Troy Deans of 238-36 116 Ave., was charged with multiple burglary and attempted burglary charges, as well as grand larceny and criminal trespass. (Credit: NCPD)

A Nassau police dog responding to a burglary in progress in Baldwin on Friday, captured a 23-year-old Baldwin man who was later charged in connection with three other burglaries in Nassau, detectives said.

Troy Deans of 238-36 116 Ave., was charged with multiple burglary and attempted burglary charges, as well as grand larceny and criminal trespass.

The police dog, Gehrig, located Deans at the rear of a Clinton Avenue home about 3 a.m., shortly after burglary calls on Clinton and Central avenues, police said.


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Deans initially tried to get away after he was discovered, police said, but was stopped by the dog.

Deans was charged with burglaries at a business on Grand Avenue in Baldwin, on Sept. 21, a home on Bayview Avenue, Freeport, on Nov. 5, and a home on Kings Parkway, Baldwin, on Nov. 9, from which a SUV was also stolen.

Deans was to be arraigned Saturday in First District Court, Hempstead.

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