Upstate man charged in Adelphi, C.W. Post burglaries, cops say

An upstate New York man has been charged with burglarizing buildings on the Adelphi University and C.W. Post campuses and taking items that include laptops, wallets, money and credit cards, Nassau County police said.

Police said the burglaries occurred between Sept. 11 and Saturday.

According to detectives, Ronnie Garland, 30, of Dewitt, New York, unlawfully entered multiple buildings throughout the Adelphi campus on South Avenue in Garden City and also a building at the C.W. Post Campus on Northern Boulevard in Brookville.

“He forcefully entered offices and removed laptops, books, a Nikon camera, LCP Projector, wallets, credit cards, US currency, keys, backpacks and other personal belongings,” a police news release said.

On Saturday Garland was spotted on the Adelphi campus and the Public Safety and Garden City Police departments were contacted, police said. He was arrested later that morning on Cambridge Avenue and Brompton Road in Garden City.

Garland is charged with five counts of third degree burglary, one count of third degree attempted burglary, nine counts of criminal possession of stolen property and one count of possession of burglar tools. He was scheduled for arraignment on Sunday in First District Court in Hempstead.

Police said the investigation is ongoing and asked anyone with information regarding other burglaries at campuses throughout Nassau County to please contact the Garden City Police Department at 516-465-4150.

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