According to detectives, on October 14, 2013 the owner of Italian Bistro, 70 East Old Country Road, Mineola discovered his business had been burglarized. The defendant Francisco J. Palacios, 26 of 185 Fairlawn Avenue had entered the restaurant and removed an unknown amount of U.S. Currency as well as causing extensive damage to the rear door and windows. Palacios was observed on surveillance video during the burglary. On November 19, 2014 the owner noticed the defendant’s picture in an article related to Palacios arrest for a burglary in Garden City. Third Squad detectives were notified and along with Bureau of Special Operations officers located Palacios in East Meadow and placed him under arrest without incident.
Palacios is charged with Burglary 3rd degree and Criminal Mischief 2nd degree. He will be arraigned on Friday, November 21, 2014 at First District Court in Hempstead.