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.