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Arrests made in dozens of vehicle break-ins at cemetery, church, gyms

Steven Glover, 26, of Wyandanch, left, Sierra Green,

Steven Glover, 26, of Wyandanch, left, Sierra Green, 20, of Wyandanch, center, and Inesha Stephan, 23, of Huntington Station, were arrested on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, and charged in connection with a series of parked-vehicle break-ins at cemeteries, gyms and a church, Suffolk County police said Friday. Photo Credit: SCPD

A man and two women broke into parked vehicles, smashing windows on some as their owners visited graves at an East Farmingdale cemetery or worked out in fitness centers, Suffolk County police said Friday.

The three were arrested Thursday for a series of parked-vehicle break-ins between Nov. 30 and Wednesday, police said.

Detectives from the Second, Third and Fourth precincts said that overall the three hit more than 30 parked cars in cemeteries, gyms and a church.

Steven Glover, 26, of Wyandanch, is charged with 33 counts of fourth-degree grand larceny and for violating parole, police said.

Sierra Green, 20, of Wyandanch, is charged with 26 counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, and Inesha Stephan, 23, of Huntington Station, is charged with five counts of fourth-degree grand larceny.

All were arraigned Friday at First District Court in Central Islip.

Glover's bail was at least $165,000 cash or $510,000 bond. The name of his attorney was not immediately available.

Green was held on a bail of $145,000 cash or $405,000 bond.

Her attorney, Donald A. Mates Jr. of Hauppauge, said she is a single mother who will have to fight the case while in custody because she does not have the bail money.

He said she pleaded not guilty: "She vehemently denies the allegations."

Stephan's bail was set at $26,000 cash or $78,000 bail. She was represented by Legal Aid, which does not comment on cases.

Arraignment details for Glover were not immediately available.

Police said the three broke into 11 vehicles at St. Charles Cemetery at 2015 Wellwood Ave., East Farmingdale, and several others at St. Peter's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Bay Shore. Gyms or fitness centers targeted include: Retro Fitness in Deer Park, Planet Fitness in Melville, the Eastern Athletic Club in Melville, Gold's Gym in Smithtown, LA Fitness in Patchogue, Bally Total Fitness in Bay Shore and Lucille Roberts in Bay Shore.

The suspects often broke windows in vehicles when they saw pocketbooks or property that was visible from the outside, police said in a news release.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 800-220-8477. All information will be kept confidential.

With Ellen Yan

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