EAST NORTHPORT, New York, September 11
BY: Andrew Wroblewski
Suffolk County police confirmed on Monday that an additional arrest has been made in connection with an incident on Aug. 26 where a pit bull was stolen from the Huntington Animal Shelter in East Northport.
Alex Otero, a 24-year-old Brentwood man, was arrested on Sept. 3 and charged with petit larceny for his alleged involvement in the incident. Otero joins Melissa Saldarriaga, of Bethpage, who was also arrested in connection with the incident on Aug. 26 and charged with petit larceny, along with false personation.
The pit bull, originally turned into the shelter a little over a month ago by the owner of a property in Huntington Station, has still not been located, town spokesman A.J. Carter confirmed on Monday.
Police said on Monday that the case has been cleared.
Originally published: Long Islander News: Half Hollow Hills (Thursday, September 11, 2014; A3)