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Police: Burglary charge after man found hiding in Stony Brook home

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A Setauket man was arrested Monday on felony burglary charges after he was found hiding in a Stony Brook home, Suffolk County police said.

Christopher Touch, 54, is awaiting arraignment Dec. 17 at First District Court in Central Islip on second-degree burglary charges.

Police said residents of 31 Hillside Road in Stony Brook returned home around 2 a.m. on Monday to find their front door open and the home in disarray. The homeowners called 911 and a Sixth Precinct officer responded to the home, finding a man inside the house.

Touch, police said, was hiding in an interior stairwell of the house and was “in possession of property from the home,” a police news release said. He was arrested and charged with burglary.

Police are still investigating and ask anyone with information to call Sixth Squad detectives at 631-854-8652. Tips can also be called in anonymously to Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All callers will remain confidential.



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