Burglaries and motorcycle thefts reported in West Ithaca

Ithaca Police Department officers responded to multiple reports of burglaries in West Ithaca on Saturday, and a motorcycle was stolen in the area, according to IPD statements Sunday morning.

Police say officers responding to Safelite Auto Glass at 150 Cecil A. Malone Drive at 6:37 a.m. Saturday were told an exterior door was damaged and an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen from a safe -fort of the company.

Officers responding to the Fraternal Order of Eagles at 161 Cecil A. Malone Drive at 7:41 a.m. Saturday learned that an unknown subject wearing a mask had attempted to break into the building, a vehicle in the parking lot and a shed near. The subject was unsuccessful, but “did cause property damage while attempting to enter the building,” police said.

Police responded at 8:24 a.m. to On the Street Pitas in the 300 block of Taughannock Boulevard and learned that items including undisclosed cash and electronic devices had been seized.

Police learned from ABC Oriental Rugs at 130 Cecil A. Malone Drive at 1:05 p.m. that a suspect entered a garage and took property.

Officers responded to Warehouse Carpet Outlet at 170 Cecil A. Malone Drive at 1:21 p.m. to a report that a vehicle had been searched. Police could not determine if any items were removed from the vehicle.

IPD also says officers responded Thursday afternoon to Precision Filters on Cherry Street for a report that “an unidentified male approached the business and removed a 2009 Kawasaki Model 650 motorcycle, which was green in color and black, bearing New York State parking lot registration 75TB80. The suspect pushed the motorcycle off the property south on Cherry Street. In this case, police say a suspect was “described as a Caucasian male with a beard, all wearing black clothing.” Neither the suspect nor the motorcycle were found during a search of the area on Thursday.

IPD asks anyone with information about the incidents or who may have witnessed them to call the police dispatch at 607-272-3245, the administration line at 607-272-9973, the police at 607-330-0000, or email [email protected] or use the online anonymous report form.

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