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Teens Indicted in Relation to String of Burglaries

Five teens were indicted this week in relation to six incidents, including five burglaries, spanning from Selden to Miller Place to Setauket.

A handful of teens were indicted this week after being  from Selden to Miller Place to Setauket, including one on Julia Lane.

Suffolk County Police announced on May 3 that they had arrested four individuals after pulling them over on Black Locust Avenue in Setauket. An indictment unsealed this week added a fifth teen - the twin brother of one defendant.

According to the office of District Attorney Thomas Spota, the Julia Lane home was the last of five homes which were broken into by the group. Two of the teens reportedly attempted to burglarize one more in Selden.

The Julia Lane home was burglarized on May 2, according to the indictment, the day before four of the five teens were arrested. The other four homes were reportedly broken into between April 11 and April 19.

Colleen Elam, 18, of Selden, was charged with four counts of second-degree burglary, a class C felony. According to the indictment, Elam was involved in the Julia Lane burglary, and burglaries in Port Jefferson and Miller Place on April 19, and another in Miller Place on April 11.

She pleaded not guilty and was released on $25,000 bond, according to court records. She is due back in court May 19.

Maurice Jones, 18, of Centereach, was charged with four counts of second-degree burglary, and reportedly was involved in the same four incidents at Elam.

Court records show Jones was arrested exactly one year before he was arrested on May 3 of 2012. In 2011, he was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree for allegedly possessing a loaded firearm, other than a handgun.

He had been released on his own recognizance on Sept. 30, 2011 and had a court conference as recent as April 18 - the day before cops said he burglarized a Miller Place home. Jones pleaded not guilty and remains in custody, held on $100,000 cash bail or $200,000 bond. He is due back in court May 22.

Darnell Loften, 19, of Middle Island, was charged with five counts of second-degree burglary and one count of attempted burglary in the second degree, a class D felony. In addition to the four group burglaries, the District Attorney's Office accuses Loften of burglarizing a Centereach home on his own on April 13, and attempting to burglarize a Selden home on Feb. 21.

Loften remains in custody on $250,000 bond or $125,000 cash after pleading not guilty, and is due back in court May 21.

Sion Sosa, 17, of Centereach, stands charged with one count of second-degree burglary, for his alleged involvement in the Setauket burglary.

Court records show that Sosa was arrested on Feb. 29 in a separate incident and stands charged with two counts of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, a class E felony. He had posted $15,000 bond on March 2, and according to the Suffolk County Sheriff's office he remains held in custody. His next court date is June 15.

Sosa's twin brother, James, is charged attempted burglary in the second degree, a class C felony. According to the District Attorney's Office, he acted with Loften when he attempted to burglarize a Selden home on Feb. 21. He is due back in court on June 13.

vigilant1 May 18, 2012 at 03:22 AM
Disgusting pigs!!
vigilant1 May 18, 2012 at 03:26 AM
not only invading and destroying homes, but they tortured a dog with a fire extinguisher! Rambo'ing they call it? Sick losers. I have no pity. Lock them up and throw away the key!! Sosa's lawyer was sad that Sosa was about to graduate high school in a few weeks, too. Boo hoo Sosa may not graduate with his class this June. Boo freaking hoo. Where was he headed to anyway with his life? Jail. Now hopefully we just sent him directly there. One less person terrorizing our neighborhoods that we work our behinds off to live in and pay taxes. YOU CAN GOOGLE ALL THESE LOSER'S ADDRESSES, TOO. THEY WERE LISTED IN ANOTHER NEWS ARTICLE. PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW WHERE THESE "neighbors" live! Colleen Elam, 18, of 25 Urban Drive, Selden, was charged with four counts of Burglary 2nd Degree and one count of Possession of Burglar’s Tools. Maurice Jones, 18, of 5 Harrison Ave., Centereach, was charged with four counts of Burglary, 2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest and one count of Possession of Burglar’s Tools. Sion Sosa, 17, of 37 Van Buren Ave., Centereach, was charged with five counts of Burglary 2nd Degree, Criminal Mischief 4th Degree, Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree and one count of Possession of Burglar’s Tools. Darnell Loften, 19, of 44 Oakcrest Ave., Middle Island, was charged with six counts of Burglary 2nd Degree and one count of Possession of Burglar’s Tools.
vigilant1 May 18, 2012 at 03:31 AM
Also, these robbery attempts - do the police contact the homeowners and tell them? How are you supposed to know? There has been suspicious activity on my block in Selden and it's a disgrace that we have to worry about fools like these.
All for Justice March 03, 2013 at 02:49 PM
They will run into a home that belongs' to Law enforcement one day and justice then will be served. LOL!!

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