A Roosevelt man and a Hempstead man have been charged in a weeklong string of burglaries, Nassau County police said Sunday.
The men were identified as Jermaine Clemmons, 35, of 79 Williams St., Roosevelt, and Stephen Hudson, 49, of 88 Wellington St., Hempstead.
Clemmons was charged with six counts of burglary in the third degree, attempted burglary in the third degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. Hudson was charged with three counts of burglary in the third degree.PhotosRecent LI mug shotsDataLI crime stats
Both were arraigned Sunday in First District Court in Hempstead. Clemmons was ordered held on $140,000 bond or $70,000 cash bail and Hudson was being held on $150,000 bond or $75,000 cash bail. They were held in the Nassau County jail.
According to detectives, Garden City Village police officers responded to an alarm call Saturday at the Mobil gas station at 117 Franklin Ave. when they saw a broken window and spotted Clemmons inside.
They said he and Hudson were stopped about 2:43 a.m. as they tried to flee.
A subsequent police investigation revealed that Clemmons is a suspect in five previous burglaries this year and an attempted burglary, and that Hudson is a suspect in two of them, police said. One was at the same station.
According to Nassau police, the locations and dates of the burglaries are:
April 10. Smoke Shop, 774 Hempstead Tpke., Franklin Square.
April 10. J&J Auto Shop, 66 New Hyde Park Rd., Franklin Square.
April 9. Auto Fix Mobil Gas Station, 117 Franklin Ave., Garden City.
April 9. Milk Farm Deli, 1561 N. Central Ave., Valley Stream.
April 8. Woodfield Deli & Grocery, 370-372 Woodfield Rd., West Hempstead.
April 7. Brothers Deli, 345 Hempstead Tpke., West Hempstead (attempted).