A Woodmere man was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly broke into a Hewlett Harbor home and ditched the proceeds when the homeowner caught him, police said.
At 9:43 a.m., the 50-year-old male homeowner returned to his Seawane Drive residence and saw a green Toyota Camry parked on his property in front of his home, police said. The homeowner entered the house and encountered Torrey Wells, 24, who then left the house. Wells then allegedly took the proceeds out of his car, leaving them on the walkway before fleeing the scene.
Fourth Precinct police officers located the defendant and his vehicle at Broadway and Franklin Avenue and after an investigation placed him into custody. Well’s vehicle, which was unregistered and uninsured, was impounded. The proceeds, which consisted of a guitar, guitar book, chess set and marionette, were recovered.
Wells was charged with third-degree burglary, operating an unregistered vehicle, operating an uninsured vehicle and one registration plate/obstructed plate.