ITHACA, N.Y.—An Ithaca man has been arrested in connection with a series of burglaries at the Harold’s Square Apartments that took place over a week in late November.
Daniel Yetsko, 35, of Ithaca, was arrested by the Ithaca Police Department after an investigation into several complaints of missing property. He was charged with two counts of second degree burglary, one count of third degree grand larceny and one count of second degree grand larceny.
The incidents took place between Nov. 25-30 and Dec. 2. Police said that the reported missing items included a front load washer, front load dryers, a large screen television set, a dishwasher, an air compressor and “a number of other items.” Moving carts were also stolen and used to transport the items.
Police said Yetsko, who they described as homeless, was found on the morning of Dec. 2 unconscious outside of the Harold’s Square building, but refused further treatment from medical workers. At the time, police said they found moving carts and construction tools that had been removed from the site near where Yetsko was found. Though he was released, police found $65,000 worth of construction materials that had been taken. In a previous burglary, police said Yetsko had stolen $8,500 worth of property.
He was arrested in connection with the crimes shortly afterwards, on Dec. 5.
Yetsko was arraigned and remanded to jail in lieu of a $5,000 bail and $10,000 bond. There is still some of the property that remains uncovered. Anyone with information in connection to the incidents is encouraged to contact the Ithaca Police Department.