5 Arrested in Burglary of Occupied House

Police say armed group threatened residents of Huntington home.

Suffolk County Police arrested five men Tuesday on charges of burglarizing a Huntington home.

Police gave this account:

Three armed men entered a home on Leigh St. early Tuesday morning, entering through an unlocked door at approximately 1:20 a.m. They threatened the five residents and demanded cash. Two others remained outside, waiting in a 2001 Lincoln and acting as lookouts while the burglary look place. 

The five men fled in the Lincoln and were stopped a short distance later on Deer Park Avenue in Dix Hills by Second Precinct Officers Stephen Maraglio, Thomas Minnion, and Christopher Gahn.

During the course of this investigation, two handguns were recovered.  Second Squad detectives charged the following men with first-degree burglary, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon  and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon:

  • Jason Gwaltney, 25, of 46 St. Peters Drive, Brentwood
  • Jaquese Jones, 18, of 105-4 Howells Road, Bay Shore
  • Nouvelle Lucas, 17, of 96 Arlington St., Wyandanch
  • Demetrius Edwards, 19, of 79 Levey Boulevard, Wyandanch
  • Tahjiea Carpenter, 17, of 970 Park Ave., Huntington

Carpenter was also charged with four counts of second-degree burglary in the burglary of four other Huntington homes.

Receive updates to this story and other breaking news in your inbox or smartphone by signing up for our newsletter here

None of the residents were injured and the investigation is continuing.  All five men will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Wednesday.

Dedra January 31, 2013 at 03:32 PM
Sad u are all sitting around gossiping about a kid u don't know or even the facts. Jason wasnt even in the house fools get a life
Linda Otta January 31, 2013 at 04:35 PM
yeah, he was driving the get away car. Stand up guy. You are the company you keep.
Dedra January 31, 2013 at 08:09 PM
Lolol they were robing drug dealers not stand up citizens and respected members of society
Dedra January 31, 2013 at 08:12 PM
Truth is none of u know ANYTHING about Jason. U know he played football and made mistakes. U don't know him so don't act like u do worry about ur own he's someone son, someone's brother, someone's grand kid who is obviously going through a very hard time. Ridicule over concern and compassion is savage like as well
John Doe March 07, 2013 at 09:18 PM
Make sure they are in your house when you shoot them, just a legal issue... Otherwise they could find you at fault. Let them brake in, then start cutting loose with your guns!!! Yea you don't know these outstanding citizens of the community and do not need to. If someone brakes into my house at 1pm they will not get out...


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »