Fourth Squad detectives report the arrest of an Oceanside man on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 2:56 A.M., for multiple burglaries committed beginning Friday, 08/11/17 through Friday, 08/25/17, in Oceanside.
According to detectives, Fourth Precinct police officers observed Michael Pickering, 36, of 40 Henrietta Ave., enter Cousins Metal Industry located at 460 Brown Ct., through a side gate. Once inside the defendant removed assorted pipes valued at approximately $200. As the defendant was loading the stolen property into his truck, police officers stopped him and placed him under arrest. The defendant had committed five previous burglaries at said location.
Pickering is being charged with five counts of Burglary 3rd Degree, Petit Larceny, Criminal Possession Stolen Property 5th Degree, Possession Burglary Tools, Criminal Trespassing 3rd Degree, and Resisting Arrest. He will be arraigned on Wednesday, 08/30/17 in First District Court, Hempstead.
Details by: Det. Bartlett/Fourth Squad 08/29/17/2030/7740