Garden City Police Department detectives report the arrest of an Elmont man for an incident that occurred on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 1:38 pm in Garden City.
According to detectives, after receiving an alert on his phone regarding a possible break-in at his Meadow Street home, the homeowner was able to view live video from the homes video surveillance system. The victim observed an unknown vehicle in his driveway and a male black subject attempting to break into a first floor rear window of the home. The homeowner then called the Garden City Police Department to report the ongoing incident.
Upon arrival by Garden City Police officers, the subject, who observed them entering the backyard, jumped over a fence and was able to flee the yard, as well as police, leaving his baseball hat behind.
It was determined that the vehicle left in the driveway by the subject, a 2017 Honda Accord, was reported stolen from Baldwin on 6/24/2018.
A subsequent investigation involving forensic evidence recovered from the baseball hat indicated a match to the subject, Kenta Shelton, 41, of 484 Hempstead Turnpike Apt. 1, Elmont.
On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, Shelton was located on Fulton Street, Hempstead and with the assistance from officers of New York State Parole, US Marshalls Fugitive Task Force and First Squad detectives, he was placed into custody.
Shelton is charged with Attempted Burglary 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 3rd Degree. He will be arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on 2/6/2019.
Details by: Det. Madden/GCPD 02/06/19/0400/6672