Written by Daniel Offner, Farmingdale@AntonNews.com Wednesday, 30 October 2013 12:08
Two women are facing burglary charges after stealing a Kindle tablet and digital electronic scales from several classrooms at Farmingdale High School, on Oct. 8.
Stephanie Bristol, 21, of Farmingdale and Stephanie McGuire, 21, of Massapequa, were apprehended by police after school officials reported witnessing the pair walk onto the premises through an unlocked doorway.
Farmingdale schools Superintendent John Lorentz said that after providing footage from school security cameras, police were able to identify Bristol and McGuire and the items stolen from the school.
“Based upon our direction, police acted and made the arrest.” Lorentz said.
According to Nassau County Police detectives with the second squad, Bristol and McGuire sold the items to a local pawn shop, later that same day. After further investigation, police determined Bristol previously entered the school on Sept. 25, removing five calculators which police also recovered from the same pawn shop.
Police arrested Bristol on Oct. 11, four days after the burglary, while inside her home at 210 Willard Avenue. Bristol is facing two counts of third degree Burglary and five counts of criminal posession of stolen property.
Following her arraignment on Oct. 12, Bristol’s bail was set at $2,500 cash or bond. Unable to post bail, she is scheduled to return to First District Court in Hempstead on Nov. 6, 2013.
McGuire surrendered to detectives on Oct. 20, and faces one count of third degree Burglary and one count of criminal possession of stolen property. She was later arraigned on Oct. 21, at First District Court in Hempstead.