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Homeowner credited with detaining suspect after home invasion in Ithaca

During the early morning hours on Friday police responded to the 600 block of West Court Street for a reported burglary in progress.

While officers were on the way, they learned that the victim had detained the suspect in the driveway of their home.

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Once on-scene, officers were able to take the suspect into custody. The victim reported that he’d found his bathroom door locked and when he went to open it was confronted by the intruder.

Neither the victim or suspect were injured during the brief physical encounter.

Timothy Shay, 37, of Ithaca was charged with burglary as a felony. Shay was arraigned and held on $5,000 cash bail.



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