A 20 year old Ithaca man has been arrested in connection with two assaults and burglaries that occurred within the city Thursday.
At around 10 p.m., Dakota Croak allegedly broke into a West Village Place apartment while armed with a machete. He punched the occupant and demanded drugs and money from that person. Croak fled the scene when the victim stated he had neither.
A short time later, Croak allegedly broke into an apartment in the 6-HUNDRED block of Chestnut Street, and smashed a microwave oven. Croak then took off again, but returned to the scene still armed with a machete while police were there. Officers were able to safely disarm him and take him into custody.
Croak has been charged with felony burglary, along with menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.