Ithaca, N.Y. — Police have accused a man of burglarizing a home in Ithaca on Monday, according to an Ithaca Police Department press release.

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Here’s what the statement, released today, said about the incident:

Lun Quach, 40, was making “banging and crashing noises” in the basement of a house on the 400 block of North Titus Avenue when the owner of the home returned, heard the noises, ran out of the front door, and called the police.

Police arrived “moments after the 911 call was placed,” the statement said.


When police arrived, the press release adds, the homeowner pointed to a man walking away on the sidewalk and identified him as the man who was in her basement. Police then detained Quach for investigative purposes.

Quach was charged with Burglary in the third degree, which is a felony; as well as Criminal Mischief in the fourth degree, and Possession of Burglar’s Tools, both misdemeanors.

He is currently being held in the Tompkins County Jail in lieu of a $4,000 cash or an $8,000 bond bail.

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Kyle Friend

A senior at Cornell University, Kyle covers the affordable housing crisis for the Ithaca Voice. Reach him through e-mail: