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Ithaca police arrest man for early-morning burglary

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Ithaca Police apprehended a man following a burglary at a local business on West State Street early Wednesday morning. Responding to a call at about 4:00 a.m., officers discovered that the suspect had broken a window to gain entry into the establishment, subsequently moving various items outside before re-entering to take more goods.


The individual, identified as 30-year-old Richard M. Howells of Ithaca was located by police shortly after the incident and arrested without further incident. Charged with third-degree burglary, a Class D felony, Howells was arraigned in Ithaca City Court and released on his own recognizance, pending a future court appearance.

With the investigation ongoing, the Ithaca Police Department urges anyone with additional information to come forward, offering assurance that anonymity will be respected for those who prefer it. Contact information for the police dispatch has been made available for tips from the public.