David I. Santos-Cua, 18, left, and Timoteo Perez-Gonzalez, 34, were located by police in an Aquebogue marsh. Photos: Riverhead Police handout

A Riverhead Police K9 unit tracked down and arrested two suspected burglars who’d run into a marsh area on Crescent Duck Farm after cops surprised them at the scene of the break-in.

A 911 caller alerted police of a break-in at 292 Meeting House Creek Road in Aquebogue yesterday shortly after 6 p.m. When police arrived at the scene, two men fled from a building there, ran westbound along the railroad tracks and into a marsh area on the duck farm, according to a Riverhead Town Police press release. Police, including a K9 unit, chased them down and found them in the marsh.

Cops searched the marsh and surrounding wooded area and recovered equipment taken from the building they’d broken into, according to the police report.

David I. Santos-Cua, 18, and Timoteo Perez-Gonzalez, 34, both of Flanders, were arrested and charged with burglary in the third degree, police said. They were both held for morning arraignment in Riverhead Town Justice Court.

Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. By law, a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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