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Long Beach Homeless Man Charged with Burglaries

LBPD nabs suspect who allegedly broke into two gas stations.


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.

tom April 22, 2012 at 11:21 AM
This man has been collecting bottles and cans from our recycling bins for a long time. Not very hard to spot.
Mr Dunes April 22, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Patch is trying to make the LBPD look like they're taking gentrifying actions for the "Progress" the city. Get Real Patch, There are burglaries right outside the city's edge which go unreported. Until you investigate those there will be a cloud of confusion of security within the composed shorelines of this barrier island.
Brendan April 23, 2012 at 12:33 PM
The only cloud of confusion I see is your post. Puff, puff, proofread. Good lord.
Mr Dunes April 23, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Whether my post is confusing to you or not, is your own fault. The spelling is correct, which is better than a majority of patch articles' spelling. If we want to get critical about discussion posts; Your 'puff puff proofread' is verbose.
Chris white April 24, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Why are we paying 2 Lieutenant Detectives when this has NEVER been done before at the tax payers expense. The democrats had to reward the PBA president with a big two step promotion during a financial emergency. This was a back room deal that we are paying for. Open honest government. What a joke.

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