Officers saw him walk down the ramp to the end of the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway in Jericho early Monday, go to a work storage area and attempt to gain access to stored equipment with a power saw, police said.
Deturris is scheduled for arraignment Monday in First District Court in Hempstead.
Police said the incident occurred at 12:15 a.m.
They said the officers, on patrol, saw Deturris walking east on Jericho Turnpike, then walk down the ramp to the Seaford-Oyster Bay. Once there, police said, Deturris went to the parked equipment trucks and storage containers of Welsbach Electric, removed a power saw from a backpack he was carrying, and attempted to gain access to the stored equipment.