Nassau police K-9 Units arrested three suspected thieves in two separate cases early Monday morning.
Jonathan Salinas, 16, of Uniondale, was arrested with the help of a search dog after the suspect was spotted by officers removing pieces of a Volkswagen’s interior panels at a gas station on Uniondale Avenue at 12:50 a.m., police said.
Salinas fled and police lost sight of him as he ran into a rear yard on Duryea Avenue, but a K-9 Unit officer with the aid of his dog, “Duke,” apprehended the suspect shortly thereafter. Salinas was charged with auto stripping and possession of burglar’s tools.
A half-hour later in Wantagh, a 7th Precinct officer on routine patrol spotted a suspicious box truck and suspects inside the locked storage area of the Dodge Dealership on Sunrise Highway, police said.
K-9 Units again assisted in the arrest of Steven Lindsey,51, of Inwood and David Robertson, 45, of Farmingdale, who were each charged with criminal mischief and possession of burglar’s tools. The truck turned out to be stolen from Queens, police said.