PROVIDENCE, R.I.  — A high ranking official at Rhode Island’s state prison has been placed on leave following his arrest in Maine on burglary charges.

A spokeswoman for the Corrections Department said Wednesday that 48-year-old Robert Vitale of Foster was suspended following his arrest in Rangeley, on Saturday after a couple renting a condominium there said Vitale and another man entered their unit and took four wine glasses.

Authorities in Maine tell The Providence Journal they are charged with burglary, a felony, and misdemeanor theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. They were released on their own recognizance.

Vitale is the deputy warden in charge of the Donald Price Medium Security Unit at the Rhode Island state prison in Cranston.

Vitale has worked for the department for 29 years.