A Jamesport man is under arrest for the burglary of an occupied home early this morning as police look for an accomplice who remains at large.
Riverhead Town Police said Eric Jones, 26, of Jamesport is facing a second-degree burglary charge following his arrest at his home.
Jones was apprehended following a K9 search in the area of a Bayside Avenue home that was burglarized this morning, police said. A resident of the home called 911 at about 4:40 a.m. to report an intruder in their house. Responding patrol units found an open exterior door, damage to an interior kitchen door, and areas of the residence that had been rummaged though, according to police. A a number of items missing from the home, police said.
A K9 officer responded and was able to obtain a track which led to another home in the area.
All of the items removed from the victim’s residence, with an estimated value of $3,000, were recovered at Jones’ Bayside Avenue residence, police said.
Jones was arraigned in Riverhead Justice Court on one count of second-degree burglary. He was remanded to the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverhead and is being held on $10,000 cash bail.
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.