A man alleged to have committed 16 burglaries between December 201 and May of this year in Cedarhurst, Lawrence and Woodmere was arrested by Nassau police on May 7.
Responding to a call of what police called a “suspicious person” by the intersection of Derby Avenue and West Broadway in Cedarhurst on Sunday at 4:45 a.m., police saw a man with a nail gun and electric bicycle leaving the backyard of a home.
Edward Griffin, 59, was “violent and combative,” during the arrest and one officer and Griffin were both taken to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment, according to police.
Through the subsequent investigation, police determined that Griffin is allegedly also responsible for these burglaries:
May 4, 40 Washington Ave., Cedarhurst
Griffin is charged with 15 counts of burglary, assault, three counts of attempted burglary, petit larceny, two counts of obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest and three counts of criminal trespassing.
He will be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on May 8.