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4 Teens Arrested for Suffolk Burglary Spree

Four teenagers have been arrested for allegedly burglarizing several residences in Selden, Setauket, Miller Place and Port Jefferson over the past three months, Suffolk County police said.

Authorities apprehended three men and a woman fleeing an East Setauket home they had just broken into at 12:10 p.m., Wednesday, police said. Three were caught when police stopped their vehicle on Black Locust Avenue and the fourth was found hiding in a shed behind a Partridge Lane home.

Investigators linked all four to burglaries dating back to Feb. 21.


Charged with burglary and possession of burglars tools was 17-year-old Sion Sosa of Centereach, 19-year-old Darnell Loften of Middle Island, Colleen Elam of Selden and Maurice Jones of Centereach, both 18.

Sosa was additionally charged with criminal mischief and criminal trespass while Jones was additionally charged with resisting arrest.

All four will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip.

Sixth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this case to call them at 631-854-8652 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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