November 25, 2012

Police Accuse Man of Breaking Into Collegetown Home

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An Ithaca man is being charged with attempted burglary after he was reportedly caught trying to break into a house early Saturday morning, according to the Ithaca Police Department.

At about 3:56 a.m. Saturday, a neighbor was awakened by the sound of breaking glass and reported a burglary in progress in the area of the 600 block of East Seneca Street. Within minutes of the call, officers responded and established a perimeter to search for the suspect, according to IPD.

During the search, IPD officers found a male entering the house through a broken window. The suspect was removed from the window and arrested, IPD said.

The male was later identified as Evan B. Carroll, 31, an Ithaca resident, according to IPD.

Carroll is being charged with attempted burglary in the second degree and criminal mischief in the fourth degree, according to IPD. He is being held pending an arraignment.

The IPD is continuing to investigate the incident.

Original Author: Kerry Close