Burglar Caught Under Desk

Break-In Suspect Found Hiding Out

An alleged burglar from Corona was collared by police after he was found hiding inside the basement of a Ridgewood home on Sunday morning, Apr. 29, police said.

The suspect was identified by law enforcement sources as 26-year-old Luis Calle of 109th Street.

Reportedly, a homeowner on Woodbine Street found Calle inside the cellar of the apartment house located near Forest Avenue at around 8 a.m. Sunday.

According to information provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office, it is believed that the suspect allegedly entered the residence sometime after noon the previous day while the homeowner was away.

Police were contacted, and members of the 104th Precinct and NYPD Patrol Borough Queens North responded to the location. During a search of the basement, the officers found Calle hiding under a desk.

The responding officers reportedly searched Calle and found the victim’s ATM card and house keys in his possession.

The suspect was arrested by P.O. Jason McKevitt of Patrol Borough Queens North and charged with second degree burglary, petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

According to court records, he was arraigned later on Sunday in Queens Criminal Court before Judge Gene Lopez, who ordered Calle held on $10,000 bail. He is scheduled to return to court on May 16.

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