PATCHOGUE, L.I. — A man was arrested breaking trespassing and stealing donations from a Long Island church, authorities said Thursday.
Bruce Roman, 28, was taken into custody Wednesday night after a Patchogue resident reported a trespasser on his property near Wilmarth Avenue and Perry Place, according to Suffolk County Police.
Police found Roman squatting in a boat with tools and a BB gun that had been stolen from the resident’s garage, cops said.
Upon questioning, Roman also admitted to breaking into eight donation boxes and stealing $100 dollars from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, along North Ocean Ave. on July 16th, according to police.
Roman faces two counts of third-degree burglary and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Thursday.