Nassau County police said they arrested an Oceanside man early Tuesday morning in connection with multiple burglaries from a local recycling center.
Michael Pickering, 36, is accused of stealing from a scrap metal recycling center on Brown Court in Oceanside more than five times, the police news release said.
It was there that Fourth Precinct officers observed Pickering attempt to steal $200 worth of pipes shortly before 3 a.m. Tuesday and arrested him.
Pickering’s charges include: five counts of third-degree burglary, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, possession of burglar’s tools, petit larceny, third-degree criminal trespassing and resisting arrest, according to the release.
His arraignment is scheduled for Wednesday at Hempstead’s First District Court.