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.