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. 

Double D November 30, 2012 at 10:40 PM
This guy gets into HOFSTRA and ruins his future by stealing from his peers! Looser!
Yankeefan November 30, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Sad that shortsighted theft has potentially ruined what the news is saying is a 200k full ride scholarship. To be fair, the kids pleaded not guilty. Lets see what happens.
scarletxknight December 01, 2012 at 12:02 AM
from knowing about that family and all the accomplishments he has made, i'm in complete shock. well - like previously mentioned, lets see what happens. there's always more to a story than whats released and usually comes out much later.
B Cannon December 01, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Such a sad story. If this is true then the kid's future are ruined!
Cher December 01, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Exactly, this was and still is a good kid......can't believe everything the media tells. Good luck to u young man. Praying this all comes to light! A loser ur not...
steve jones December 01, 2012 at 08:24 PM
yeah, I am sure there is a wonderful story here. maybe they were fencing all this stuff and giving the proceeds to Hurricane Sandy victims. Or maybe the poor guys just forgot what rooms they actually lived in!! That can happen.
Dbc December 02, 2012 at 02:51 AM
A hard working young man from a good family...
maisha December 02, 2012 at 05:00 AM
Well...i cant imagine what he will do now...i hope he doesnt become a career criminal after blowing his scholarship. What an idiot!
mhs mom December 02, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Dallas appeared to be a good kid from a good family. He walked around very arrogant. He & his friends probably thought they were invincible & would get away with this. Good kids make bad mistakes! He just kissed his NBA dream goodbye.
mhs mom December 02, 2012 at 12:31 PM
Dallas appeared to be a good kid from a good family. This was shocking to read. However, he did walk around with arrogance. Him & his friends probably thought they were invincible on campus & that they would get away with this. Let's not be blinded by the fact that he is a good kid. He may be a good kid but he made a bad choice & should face consequences. Bye bye NBA- he just kissed that dream goodbye!
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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