Hofstra Student from Montclair Charged with Burglarizing Dorm Rooms

Montclair resident Dallas Anglin, 18, was arrested by the Nassau County Police Department yesterday for allegedly burglarizing six dorm rooms at Hofstra University.


A basketball player at Hofstra University who lives in Montclair was arrested along with three other students Thursday for burglarizing multiple dorm rooms at the school. 

Dallas Anglin, 18, was arrested by the Nassau County Police Department for allegedly burglarizing six dormitory rooms with three other basketball players between Oct. 4 and Nov. 5 on the university’s campus, in Hempstead, NY, authorities said.  

According to Nassau police, Anglin, a freshman, and three other students worked together to raid the dorm rooms. In some instances, some of the accused basketball players distracted students while the others burglarized the empty rooms, according to Nassau County Police Lt. Ray Cote.

“The four men responsible were all students,” Cote said, “and as such they were able to roam around, visiting students, and they had a right to be in a lot of those places.

“While they were in one area visiting students, there would be an open door that presented an opportunity for them to take electronic devices, and they were partial to Apple products," Cote added.

The basketball players stole four laptops, a pair of headphones, two Apple iPads, and an Apple iPod and iTouch, in addition to an undisclosed amount of money. Cote added that the four sold some of the electronics they stole.

Hofstra University issued a release today stating the four students have been suspended from the university, including the basketball team and classes.

The other students arrested include: Shaquille Stokes, 20, of New York; Kentrell Washington, 18, of Nevada; and Jimmy Hall Jr., 18, of New York. 

Anglin was charged with one count of second-degree burglary and one count of tampering with evidence. 

The four defendants were arraigned in the First District Court in Hempstead, N.Y. They all pleaded not guilty, according to a spokeswoman for the court. 

Anglin was held on two $2,000 bonds and is due back in court on Dec. 4. A spokesperson for the court was unable to confirm if Anglin was released on bail. 

carols December 02, 2012 at 08:20 PM
How about not rushing to judgement here? He has not been convicted yet. From what I have read, he seems to have been less involved than his teammates. Let's wait for the facts please before judging him.
Dbc December 03, 2012 at 08:36 AM
He barely began college..hopefully, his involvement was only a desire to fit in. He is still a young boy and absolutely not an idiot nor a loser...shame on those who use those words!
emiliac December 04, 2012 at 01:13 AM
Wow! Whatever the outcome, the good that can come to other young people from this public exposure and humiliation of a college student is that they should very carefully select their friends when on their own.
olivia murry December 22, 2012 at 06:01 AM
All people have it in them to make a mistake. It is just this kid, no matter how good his family is or how arrogant he is must now go through this embarrasment. His first mistake was surrounding himself with these sort of friends. Its funny how arrogance and stupidity seem to follow each other. Even SHP has stupid people in it. He has to now take his medicine and deal with the embarrasment he has placed on his family and friends.
alima rogers February 23, 2013 at 12:29 AM
Hey let's not throw the child away with the bathwater, he mad a mistake and will learn from it and hopefully he will hold his head up and rise up again. He has a good family behind him and I am sure he regrets the decision he made and will not make the same mistake, he was born to be a leader, this experience has opened his eyes to the hard facts of life. I know he will work hard to regain his integrity and respect of his family and friends.


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