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Riverhead Police today announced the arrest of two people in connection with a the burglary of an Aquebogue home last week.

Police said after an investigation by Riverhead Police detectives, officers yesterday arrested Courtland E. Bonalde, 40, and Rose Pittman, 43, both described as homeless, on first-degree burglary charges in connection with the burglary of a Main Road home on July 16. The pair are accused of removing cash and a rifle from within the residence, according to a police press release issued today.

Both suspects were held for arraignment, police said. Bonalde is also being held on a NYS parole warrant for violating the terms and conditions of his parole agreement, police said.

This investigation is still active, police said. Anyone with information about this crime or other crimes that could have been committed by these defendants are urged to called the Riverhead Police Department. All calls will be kept confidential, police said. 631-727-4500 ext. 312.

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

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