Suffolk County police have arrested six people in connection with a series of incidents involving burglary, criminal mischief, and criminal trespass at a former Dowling College building in Oakdale back in May.
Sometime between May 25 and May 29, a group of males broke into a vacant building located at 150 Idle Hour Blvd. in Oakdale, which was formerly part of Dowling College. The group spray painted graffiti on the walls of the building. A group of males had also trespassed in the building sometime between May 27 and May 29.
Following an investigation by Hate Crimes Unit detectives, six males were arrested and charged with the following:
• An 18-year-old was charged with burglary and criminal mischief.
• A 17-year-old was charged with burglary, criminal mischief and criminal trespass
for the incident on May 29.
• Three 17-year-olds were charged with criminal trespass for the May 27 incident.
• A 17-year-old was charged with two counts of criminal trespass for the incidents on May 27
and May 29.
The 17-year-old charged with criminal trespass will be arraigned at Family Court on a later date. The 18-year-old was arrested and arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on July 11. The 17-year-old charged with burglary, criminal mischief and criminal trespass was arrested and arraigned at the youth part of First District Court on June 30.