Michael J. Thomas, 33, of Ithaca was arrested on July 7 at approximately 10:36 a.m. for his involvement in four of the recent commercial burglaries, according to a statement from the Ithaca Police Department’s Investigative Division.
Thomas was charged with four counts of Burglary in the 3rd Degree, a Class D Felony, for his alleged involvement in break-ins on June 20at Mr. Tire on Elmira Road, June 27 at Ithaca Grain Pet Supply on W. Seneca Street, June 28 at the K&H Redemption Center on W. State Street, and on June 29 at Papa John’s Pizza on Franklin Street.
Additional charges for burglary against Thomas are expected, according to the IPD.
The IPD had previously announced another burglary had occurred on July 6 at Hickey’s Music Store on 104 Adams Street.
That brings the total number of recently reported commercial burglaries to ten.
Thomas was arraigned in Ithaca City Court at approximately 2:30 p.m. and released on his own recognizance.