By Kathryn G. Menu
Sag Harbor Village Police have charged Devin K. Brevard, 17, of Sag Harbor with multiple counts of felony burglary among other charges in connection to a rash of burglaries in the village this summer.
According to Sag Harbor Village Police Detective Jeffrey Proctor, other arrests related to the cases are imminent.
From July through September, police have been investigating a spate of burglaries throughout Sag Harbor and around the village. Often, suspects entered the homes by cutting into screen doors and windows. While alcohol thefts appeared to connect the burglary cases, eventually, said police, the thefts escalated into other items, including electronics.
Police said Brevard was arrested on Monday on the Sag Harbor/Bridgehampton Turnpike around 4:20 p.m. and charged with eight counts of felony burglary in the second degree. In addition, Brevard was charged with one count of felony grand larceny in the third degree for allegedly stealing a motor vehicle and four counts of misdemeanor criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree after police said they searched the defendant’s home and were able to recover several of the stolen items taken from the burglaries.
According to Detective Proctor, Brevard and his mother consented to a search of his home.
“I can tell you we did recover several items, mostly electronics and jewelry, which is consistent with the burglaries that occurred,” said Detective Proctor.
Detective Proctor added that Brevard has provided police with a written confession and that with this arrest eight of the 15 burglaries reported in the three month period appear to be solved.
“It’s really a kind of cut and dry case,” said Detective Proctor. “This was just basically the result of going back to Police 101, going door-to-door and shaking trees. Eventually people started talking.”
Detective Proctor, mum on most details regarding the case, said eventually they were able to link the defendant to a burglary at Pierson Middle/High School on September 16.
According to a police report filed with village police last month, on September 16 three iPhones and one iPod was reported stolen from the shop classroom, which was unlocked after school hours while the owners of those devices were attending a cross-country meet.
There were several sporting events happening at the time of the theft, according to the incident report.
Detective Proctor said he expected other arrests in connection to the cases. On Tuesday morning, Brevard was arraigned in Sag Harbor Justice Court and released by Justice Andrea Schiavoni on $2,000 cash bail.
Sag Harbor Village Police are asking anyone who may have information regarding these cases call 725-0623.