A Queens man was arrested on felony charges Wednesday after police caught him fleeing a Sound Avenue farmstand he reportedly burglarized, according to a Riverhead Town police press release.
Jorge Reyes, 57, was later linked to a second burglary reported Wednesday at a nearby micro-distillery, police said.
Police responded to a report of a burglary at Northville Farms shortly before 2:30 a.m., officials said. Officers found Mr. Reyes leaving the scene after he broke a glass door, police said.
Mr. Reyes reportedly stole “assorted items” before being caught at the scene, police said.
During the investigation, detectives connected Mr. Reyes with a separate burglary reported around 10:45 p.m. at Long Island Bootleggers on Sound Avenue, officials said.
Police did not immediately disclose if anything was stolen from that business.
Mr. Reyes was charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, which is a felony charge, and criminal possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor.
He was processed and held for arraignment in Riverhead Justice Court.