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Enfield Man Tries to Burn Building Down With People Inside in Ithaca


On Tuesday, January 3rd, the Ithaca Police Department responded to the 200 block of South Cayuga Street in the City of Ithaca for a report of a structure fire. As officers arrived, the fire was confirmed.

Ithaca Police were able to identify a suspect through an investigation. The suspect, 36 year old Aaron J. Blume of Enfield, NY, is believed to have entered the occupied residence and intentionally started a fire with knowledge that multiple people were inside the building.

No injuries have been reported and the fire was extinguished quickly.

IPD charged Blume with Arson in the 2nd, a Felony, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th, a Misdemeanor. He was arraigned and sent to Tompkins County Jail on $10,000 dollars bail.

The Ithaca Police Department is asking anyone who may have additional investigation to contact the department at 607-330-0000.

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