Police: Man nabbed with stolen credit cards, mail

Thomas Pearl, 48, of Freeport, is scheduled to

Thomas Pearl, 48, of Freeport, is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on criminal possession of stolen property and criminal trespass, Nassau police said. (Jan. 7, 2014) (Credit: NCPD)

A man seen looking into vehicles early Tuesday in Baldwin was arrested after a chase and was found with five stolen credit cards, Nassau police said.

Thomas Pearl, 48, of Freeport, had been peering into vehicles near Grand Terrace and Woodside avenues shortly before 2:45 a.m., police said.

Police officers searching the area spotted him a block or so away on Clyde Roade, east of Forest Avenue, but the suspect ran off, police said.


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Officers, along with a police dog, mounted a search and found him nearby in the backyard of a home on Circle Drive West, authorities said.

Pearl, of 121 Washburn Ave., is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and third-degree criminal trespass.

Police said he also possessed stolen mail and items from a Pier 1 Imports store.

First Precinct detectives ask anyone who may have been a victim in this case to contact them at 516-573-6153.

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