Couple arrested in jewelry store thefts. Kristie Laird (L) and Daniel Cimolonski (R)
Couple arrested in jewelry store thefts. Kristie Laird (L) and Daniel Cimolonski (R)

A Suffolk County couple was arrested Wednesday for their alleged involvement in a string of jewelry store thefts throughout the county during the past month, Suffolk County police said.

The couple—32-year-old Daniel Cimolonski and 45-year-old Kristie Laird—was arrested after a patrol officer pulled them over in Deer Park for active warrants and drug possession charges, police said.

Detectives investigating the couple discovered that Cimolonski, of South Setauket, was allegedly responsible for four jewelry store thefts at various stores in Suffolk, police said. Laird, a Deer Park resident, was charged as an accomplice in one of those cases, police said.

They were both charged with grand larceny, criminal possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest. Cimolonski was also charged with resisting arrest and was also accused of stealing money from a man at a Burger King in Bay Shore, police said.

Investigators said the thefts occurred in Huntington Station, Commack, Deer Park and Medford.

Nassau County police were also notified because investigators suspect that the couple may have committed similar crimes in Nassau, police said.

An arraignment date has not been set.

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