A Barnum Island man was arrested Monday afternoon after allegedly stealing more than $125,000 worth of cardboard from a Lawrence supermarket over the course of 10 months.
According to Nassau County detectives, Warren Parke, 64, took approximately 1,000 bales of cardboard valued at more than $125,000 from Brach's Supermarket, located at 11 Lawrence Lane, between April 1, 2011, and Feb. 16, 2012.
Parke was observed on surveillance video on many occasions loading the bales into a box truck, police said. Parke was also observed on surveillance video by backing a truck into and damaging a security gate located at 315 Central Ave., in Lawrence, on separate occasions.
Parke is being charged with grand larceny in the second degree, two counts of criminal mischief in the third degree and aggravated unlicensed operation. He will be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Tuesday, March.