A Frankfort man was arrested on felony burglary charges after he was apprehended by the victim whose home and business he had intruded.

A Frankfort man was arrested on felony burglary charges after he was apprehended by the victim whose home and business he had intruded.

Timothy W. Hanrahan, 35, of 214 Railroad St., was arrested and jailed after an investigation into an incident on November 13 at 4:45 a.m.

Police had been contacted by an Ilion village resident who told them he had confronted, physically apprehended and detained the intruder whom had broken into his residence by means of an unlocked window. The defendant allegedly climbed into the building, which houses the combination of a private business, primarily located on the first floor, and the residence of the owner.

Hanrahan was inside the business portion of the building, and was searching various locations attempting to locate items to steal.

The complainant reported awakening to strange noises coming from the first floor.

As he investigated the noises, he observed the unknown intruder within his home.

   

After a physical confrontation and a brief foot chase, the victim apprehended the intruder,.

“He grabbed the burglar, and after he caught him, he made the man stay with him,” Ilion Police Captain L.A. DeVaul said. “Once the complainant got his hands on [Hanrahan], he didn’t try to run because he knew the owner was in the process of calling the police.”

The defendant and complainant are not acquainted with one another.

   

“The homeowner kept [Hanrahan] calm by talking to him and explaining that he’d already called the police. At that point, I think he gave up and knew better, because he was cooperative from that point on with the complainant and with police,” DeVaul said.

The Ilion Police Department, which responded to the complainant’s call during the course of the confrontation between the two men, further investigated the incident. The suspect was found to be in possession of property he had taken from the business, including a set of keys to motor vehicles parked outside of the residence.

The noises that had woken up the complainant were later determined to have originated when the suspect damaged an antique piece of equipment worth $1,000 while he was climbing through two separate windows in order to access certain areas within the building.

   

Hanrahan was actually arrested on November 14, after a full investigation by the Ilion Police Department. He was charged with second-degree burglary, a class C felony; third-degree criminal mischief, a class E felony; and petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

He was arraigned before Judge Gary Norman, and later remanded to the Herkimer County Correctional Facility in lieu of $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 bail bond. Hanrahan is expected to reappear in village court on November 27 at 4 p.m.