Charles Wagner ’12 was arrested and charged with two counts of burglary in the second degree Thursday, according to the Ithaca Police Department.
The IPD issued a search warrant for Wagner’s apartment in Collegetown Court at 208 Dryden Rd. that led to Wagner’s arrest. Wagner is currently under the supervision of the Tompkins County Probation Department.
The warrant was part of an ongoing investigation into a string of burglaries in the building. As part of that investigation, police arrested 25-year-old Stephen R. Pink of Ithaca on Apr. 25 for criminal possession of stolen property, burglary and illegal entry into a dwelling.
Stolen items included electronics, alcoholic beverages and prescription medication.
Ravdeep Jaidka ’11, a resident of Collegetown Court, woke up on two separate instances on Saturday night, Apr. 24 to find strangers in her room. A bottle of vodka and some pills were taken from her apartment.
“Before, I honestly was never scared at all. I would come home at late hours and we did leave our apartment door open at times,” Jaidka said. “It’s weird that this one thing has made me feel so uncomfortable and unsafe in Collegetown.”
According to Jaidka, her apartment door was not locked at the time of the burglary and the buzzer system at the front door was not functioning properly. It has since been replaced and surveillance cameras have been installed in the hallways.