Two boys arrested after burglar alarms blare in Flanders

05/23/2011 10:17 AM |

Two minors were arrested Sunday after they allegedly broke a window at a Flanders house and then were caught breaking into another nearby residence, tripping burglar alarms in both cases, Southampton Town Police said.

Patrol units responded to the first alarm in Flanders just before 1 p.m. Sunday and found a house’s window had broken, but no items were taken.

Police officers and the Suffolk County K-9 Unit then canvassed the area for suspects, using a description given by witnesses. During the search they were called to another house alarm when they found Carl Nieves, 16, of Flanders and a juvenile whom police did not identify, who matched the description, officials said.

Police said no items were taken during either incident.

“The didn’t take anything because they got scared of the alarm,” said Southampton Town Police Sergeant Susan Ralph.

Mr. Nieves was charged with second-degree burglary. The juvenile was taken to police headquarters and released to his mother without bail.