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Ithaca man arrested after burglary-in-progress: Suspect tried to flee

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Ithaca Police arrested a man after a burglary on South Titus Avenue on July 1.

The homeowner discovered the suspect inside and followed him to Center Street, where police arrived. The man, identified as Elliott Gagnon, 29, tried to flee but was caught after a short chase on West Clinton Street.

Gagnon was charged with second-degree burglary, obstruction of governmental administration, and possession of a controlled substance. He was arraigned and sent to Tompkins County Jail. Anyone with information is asked to contact Ithaca Police.