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Police: Man Stealing From Shed Busted With Crack-Cocaine

The following arrest information was provided by the White Plains Police Department, it does not indicate a conviction.

After climbing a fence and entering a private area behind a White Plains dry cleaning business, police say a White Plains man carrying crack-cocaine in his pocket stole landscaping equipment from a locked shed.

A customer reported suspicious activity behind Nu-Way Cleaners on Post Rd. at about 8:16 p.m. on Nov. 30. When police arrived, 63-year-old Michael Morabito was climbing down a ladder in the area behind the building, according to an arrest report.

Morabito was in a private fenced-in area next to the dry cleaning business, but said he was just in the area looking for cans, according to an arrest report. Police then noticed several sheds located behind the building had been tampered with.

Police contacted the owner of one of the sheds and the owner reported two leaf blowers, four shovels and two mops had been taken. Police later found the items in a parking lot nearby. 

Morabito, of 15 O'dell Ave., was charged with 7th-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and 3rd-degree criminal trespass, misdemeanors. He was also charged with petty larceny, a violation.

He was transported to police headquarters and held for court.

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