Two Schoharie men busted after Pete Lopez's house is burgled

Two 20-year-old Schoharie men have been arrested in an investigation into two burglaries in the town, one of which targeted a house owned by New York State Assemblyman Pete Lopez. 

State police arrested Connor Casabonne and Bryan Lemoine, both residents of Schoharie, on Friday, May 3. Both are charged with two counts of burglary in the second degree. 

Police say the arrests followed a pair of recent burglaries -- one reported April 27, in the town of Schoharie, and one reported April 29, at Lopez's house in the village of Schoharie. In both burglaries, cash and jewelry were stolen. Some of the stolen property has been recovered, police say.

As a longtime resident and prominent local politician, Lopez is a well-known figure in the small town. According to a statement from New York State Police, the burglars may not have known whose house they were pilfering from:

Both residences were randomly selected and entered during the daytime.

Casabonne and Lemoine were arraigned in the Town of Schoharie Court and remanded to the Schoharie County Jail. Casabonne was held in lieu of $2,000 cash bail, and Lemoine in lieu of $5,000 cash bail.