Warwick Police have charged a Jersey City man in connection with the forced entry into the Pine Island Food Center on County Route 1 in Pine Island.
According to the press release from Lieutenant John D. Rader, the Town of Warwick Police Department responded a burglary in progress at the Pine Island Food Center at approximately 11:30 p.m.
Officers arrived to find that someone had forced entry into the store and items were reported missing.
The following morning at about 8:30, a 2000 GMC box truck was reported stolen from a farm on Pulaski Highway. While taking that report, the officers received information from the New York State Police that they had made an arrest earlier in the morning of a man in a vehicle stolen from a business on County Route 12. State Police also said that the man was in possession of items reported stolen from the Pine Island Food Center.
The suspect was transported from the State Police barracks in Greenville to the Warwick Police Station where he was questioned by detectives.
Brayan J. Martinez, 18, of Jersey City N.J., was subsequently charged with third-degree burglary, a class D felony that carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison.
Martinez was released with an appearance ticket to appear in Town of Warwick Court on a later date for arraignment.
The GMC truck was located damaged in a ditch in the area of where the car was reported stolen. The investigation into the theft of the truck as well as other incidents reported since the release of Martinez are under investigation by the Warwick Police Detective Unit.
If anyone has any information they are asked to call 986-5000 and speak with a detective.