Cops: Upstate man arrested in 6 LI burglaries

Spencer Williams, 51, of upstate Clifton Park, was Spencer Williams, 51, of upstate Clifton Park, was arrested Monday at his home outside Saratoga on six counts of second-degree burglary in connection with burglaries in Nassau, Nassau County police said. (Jan. 13, 2014) Photo Credit: NCPD

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A man from upstate Clifton Park burglarized six residences, stealing jewelry in three Nassau County hamlets in a yearlong span, police said Tuesday.

Spencer Williams, 51, of 30A Meyer Rd., was arrested Monday at his home outside Saratoga on six counts of second-degree burglary, Nassau County police said.

He was arraigned Tuesday at North Shore University Hospital, where he had been admitted for health reasons, Nassau County district attorney's office spokesman Shams Tarek said.

Bail was set at $300,000 bond or $150,000 cash on the six counts of burglary.

Police did not provide details about the burglaries, but said the first break-in occurred in December 2012 in Thomaston. The others took place between Nov. 24 and Dec. 21, 2013, mostly in Great Neck. Court records indicate that one burglary occurred in August in the Russell Gardens section of Great Neck.

The stolen items included jewelry, some of which was recovered, according to court records.

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Police said an ongoing investigation led to Williams' arrest. Officials declined to provide additional details.

Williams is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

With Gary Dymski

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