ITHACA, N.Y.—Officers from the Ithaca Police Department responded to a reported burglary in progress at approximately 1:15 a.m. on April 13 on West Lincoln Street.

Upon arrival, officers spoke with the residents who reported they had heard and seen an unknown individual in their home. Officers searched the property and found the intruder hiding in a bedroom.

Officers arrested 32-year-old Donald Beauchamp of Ithaca before he was arraigned before Ithaca City Judge Seth Peacock and was remanded to the Tompkins County Jail. He was charged with second degree burglary and petit larceny.

The IPD is asking that anyone with relevant information to the incident contact police dispatch at (607) 272-3245 or the police tipline at (607)330-0000 or

Zoë Freer-Hessler

Zoë Freer-Hessler is a general assignment reporter for the Ithaca Voice. She has covered a wide range of topics since joining the news organization in November 2021. She can be reached at