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A String of Burglaries Alarming for Dix Hills


In the few past months, there has been a series of burglaries in the Dix Hills area. It is unknown if these have all been done by the same group of people. However, since then, there have been one arrest-William Avvenire’s. Police are not strictly on the lookout for these burglars, for they feel that it is more important to spend their time on life-threatening emergencies.

One burglary took place on Tuesday, November 11, on Deforest Road, where jewelry was taken. On that same day, someone saw unknown person entered rear door on Prince Drive, but what what taken remains a mystery. A different burglary occurred on November 14, on Arista Drive. A window was found broken and jewelry was also taken. On November 15, another window was destroyed, on Pheasant Run Lane between 2:00-3:00 pm. The burglar came through a sidelight window, next to a sliding glass door. They went through master bedroom and took things from main floor, such as laptop. On November 18, was on Kinsella Street some stole things, but it’s unknown what was taken, and the rear door was open. This took place at about 4:00 pm.

Another house was broken into on Monday, December 1. It is located on the corner of Old Country Road and Half Hollow Road. Between 3:00 and 3:30 pm, when no one was home, someone gained access into the backyard and passed through sliders on first floor. People were surprised that at this home was chosen, since the alarm was left on, the middle school across the street was letting out and neighbors live close. Watches, along with an iphone were missing afterwards. On Friday, December 5, near the West Hills area, at around 7:00 it was reported that a rock was thrown at a back sliding door, and even with the alarm on, someone was able to run upstairs and into the bedrooms for 5 minutes, and take what they wanted.

One man, a homeless 31-year old, named William Avvenire was arrested for two Charter Court burglaries. This happened just a few days apart, towards the end of November, between the hours of 10:45-11:30 am. A front door was opened, and during the first one of these burglaries, a laptop and jewelry were stolen. Later, a DVD player, jewerly, a flat screen TV and a laptop were taken.

Avvenire was charged with two counts of burglary, a C felony, and was ordered a $15,000 bail and $45,000 bond by District Court Justice Paul Hensley on December 5. Was represented on Legal Aid Society on Wednesday, January 7, 2015.

Even with house and other alarms on, Avvenire and other burglars are not usually scared, since they know they have about 8 minutes to run around the home and steal whatever they want before the police arrive. After doing some research, these cops were able to identify some suspicious behavior. They warn people to take note if they see any black or white cars with tinted windows. Along with this, people have found that it is important to keep expensive items hidden from burglars, in anticipation of a potential break in.