3 Armed Mastic Home Invasion Suspects Nabbed

From left to right: Joshua Massaro, Dashaun Kearney and Matthew Rivera.

Suffolk County police have arrested three men for allegedly committing a home invasion in Mastic during which authorities said the trio threatened to cut a victim with a knife last month.

Dashaun Kearney, 18, Matthew Avara and Joshua Massaro, both 20, pleaded not guilty at Suffolk County court to charges of burglary and criminal mischief.

Police said the three Mastic Beach men broke the front window of the victim’s Wavecrest Drive home, kicked in the front and side door and broke down the victim’s bedroom door at 12:47 a.m. on Sunday, July 12.

The suspects then threatened to cut the victim with a knife and displayed what appeared to be a handgun, police said. The victim was treated for a laceration at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. The suspects didn’t steal anything, police added.

Judge Fernando Comacho set bail for Massaro at $40,000 cash or $20,000 bond. Bail for Rivera was set at $30,000 cash or $15,000 bond. And bail for Kearney was set at $10,000 cash or $5,000 bond.

Rivera is due back in court Monday, Massaro is due back Sept. 9 and Kearney is due back Sept. 14.