According to detectives, the Burglary Pattern Team with the assistance of Narcotics/ Vice Bureau detectives conducted an investigation into residential burglaries in Levittown, which led to the arrest of Dawn Zavala, 32 of 85 Wantagh Avenue. During the investigation it was discovered that on April 25, 2016 at 1:10 p.m. Zavala had entered a Rope Lane home by breaking the glass in a rear door. Once inside she removed jewelry, electronic equipment and tools. During the investigation it was also determined that on December 8, 2012 Zavala broke the side window of a home on Wantagh Avenue and entered the residence at which time she removed jewelry. The proceeds were recovered.
Detectives located Zavala on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 4:10 p.m. in Woodbury and placed her under arrest. During arrest processing the defendant became agitated and attempted to strike a detective in the head with a can of soda. No injuries were reported.
Zavala is charged with two counts of Burglary 2nd degree and Menacing 3rd degree. She will be arraigned on Saturday, May 7, 2016at First District Court in Hempstead.