Suffolk County police arrested two Huntington Station men following a foot pursuit after they broke into a car at the Huntington train station on Thursday morning.
Second Precinct Police Officers Warren Farzatian and Jeffrey Palen were on patrol at the train station in an unmarked vehicle when they saw a man searching through a car with a broken window at 8:10 a.m. When the officers approached, the man got into a 1995 Buick, which was occupied by his accomplice, and fled the scene. The officers followed the car for a short distance before losing the suspects.
A description of the men and the vehicle was then broadcast for other police officers in the area and 10 minutes later, Police Officer Allen Samide saw the suspects in the parking lot of the Greenlawn train station. The suspects then fled on foot. Police apprehended Matthew Moore, 34, of 54 East 15th St. in Huntington Station, at 8:30 a.m. and Anthony Pabon, 30, of 117 East 13th St. in Huntington Station, was located by police approximately 40 minutes later.
Moore and Pabon were both charged with criminal mischief in the third degree. Moore was also charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and criminal possession of stolen property in the third degree for stolen credit cards he had in his possession at the time of his arrest. A criminal charge is only an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The two will be held overnight at the Second Precinct for arraignment on Friday at First District Court in Central Islip.