MASTIC, NY (MorichesDaily) — Suffolk County Police arrested two people Saturday evening for stealing home heating oil from the storage tanks on the property of eight vacant homes in the Mastic area.
On Saturday evening police say they observed Frank Dawson, 46, and Towania McCrae, 44, pumping home heating oil from the underground tank of an unoccupied home on Hampton Ave. in Mastic and transferring the oil to three storage tanks that they were carrying in the rear of Dawson’s pickup truck.
After the officers placed both suspects under arrest, Dawson took the officers to seven other locations in Mastic where he had previously stolen home heating oil.
Dawson, of 94 Maple Lane, Medford, was arrested and charged with eight counts of Petit Larceny, one count of Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree, and one count of Possession of Burglar’s Tools.
McCrae, of 11 Clymer Place, Mastic, was arrested and charged with one count of Petit Larceny and one count of Possession of Burglar’s Tools.
Both suspects are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on April 3, 2013.
Police say the case is still under investigation.