Cops: Three men stole appliances from model homes

They took everything but the kitchen sink, allegedly.

Three Suffolk County men are facing felony burglary counts after reportedly breaking into two model homes in Wading River last Tuesday and making off with kitchen appliances like refrigerators and stoves, according to police and court documents.

The men are also facing a dozen other felony charges in district court between them, including grand larceny and possession of stolen property.

The trio — 32-year-old Wesley Tyler of St. James, 23-year-old Joseph Clarke of East Patchogue and 18-year-old Tyler McDonald of Farmingville — are accused of breaking into the homes along Calverton Court sometime between 4 p.m. last Monday and 9 a.m. last Tuesday, according to court filings against them.

The three men allegedly stole a gas range stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave from both homes. Each set of appliances were worth $3,340.

Mr. Tyler was the first man arrested, having been brought to police headquarters last Thursday at about 6 p.m., according to a police report. About five hours later, Mr. Clarke was also arrested, police said. Mr. McDonald was arrested by Riverhead police four days later.

All three men were charged with two counts of burglary in Riverhead. They were also charged in Suffolk County district court.

Mr. McDonald is facing one count of felony possession of stolen property and nine counts of grand larceny, according to online court records. Bail was originally set at $2,000 cash, but he was released without bail Monday, according to the records.

Mr. Tyler is facing two counts of felony possession of stolen property in county court; he posted bail and remains free. Mr. Clarke was also charged with one count of possession of stolen property, but remains held on $5,000 bail from Riverhead court, jail officials said.

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