New Cassel man arrested in break-in attempt
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Police said Ricardo Linder-Diaz, 23, of 272 Sheridan St., has been charged with second-degree burglary, attempted second-degree burglary and possession of burglar's tools.
He is scheduled for arraignment Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead.
Police said Linder-Diaz was arrested by Muttontown police as he attempted to break into a home on Ironwood Road from a second-floor landing just before 1 p.m. Muttontown Mayor Julianne Beckerman said police then linked Linder-Diaz to a burglary that occurred Aug. 3 on Brookville Road.
Nassau police initially said Linder-Diaz had been arrested after breaking into the second home -- not while he was allegedly attempting to break in.
They said Linder-Diaz was charged with two counts of second-degree burglary and not with one count of burglary and one count of attempted burglary.
Beckerman said a description of the suspect's vehicle initially led officers to make a connection between the cases.