A Mineola man who was arrested early Wednesday morning carried out nine burglaries across the North Shore in the past month, according to the Nassau County Police Department’s Major Case Bureau.
The department’s detectives on the Burglary Pattern Team reported in a statement that while canvassing in Manhasset around 12:45 a.m. Peter Granath, 28, of 440 Foch Blvd. in Mineola was found occupying a vehicle that matched the description of a vehicle used in several area burglaries.
“[Granath] was found to be in possession of illegal narcotics and was arrested,” the team said.
During arrest processing, police say it was determined that the defendant was responsible for nine commercial burglaries.
The first occurred at 175 East Shore Road in Thomaston on Sept. 29, followed by 61 Plandome Road in Manhasset on Oct. 16, 114 Middle Neck Road in Great Neck on Oct. 22, 76 Middle Neck Road in Great Neck on Oct. 23, 27 Plandome Road in Manhasset on Oct. 24, 575 Middle Neck Road and 556 Middle Neck Road in Great Neck on Oct. 27, 63 South Bayles Avenue in Port Washington on Oct. 29, and 97 East Shore Road in Manhasset on Nov. 3.
Granath is charged with nine counts of burglary and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was arraigned on Wednesday in Mineola.
He was previously sentenced to two months in jail, five years’ probation, and restitution payments after pleading guilty to abusing a 10-pound toy poodle owned by his landlord, according to the district attorney’s office.