A homeless man from Long Beach was arrested and charged with burglary after he led police on a chase through residential yards Friday.
According to Nassau County Police Department detectives, Ronald Miller, 34, was wanted for burglaries at two locations last year, and was known to have an open New York State Parole Warrant.
Policed allege that on Oct. 31, 2011, Miller entered Shamrock gas station, at 17 Merrick Rd. in Baldwin, and removed a laptop computer, cigarettes and cash on; and on Nov. 6, 2011, he broke a glass garage door and entered a BP gas station, at 160 Davison Ave., in Oceanside, where no losses were reported. During both burglaries, the defendant left evidence at the scenes that linked him to the crimes, police said.
County police put out a search for Miller, and a Long Beach detective spotted him on East Chester Street on April 20. Miller ran and led Long Beach police on a short foot pursuit but was apprehended behind houses on East Chester Street. No injuries were reported.
Miller was charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, second-degree and fourth-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree grand larceny, and possession of burglary tools. He was arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on April 21.