Cortland man arrested in Howland home

HOWLAND – Police say they caught a burglar in the act at a home at 560 North Road about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The homeowner called police after finding the rear basement window of the house broken and hearing noises coming from inside.

Responding police found Lucas Timko, 27, of 3853 state Route 193, Cortland, in the basement and took him into custody without incident, a police report states. A large yellow duffel bag containing cut pieces of copper, a flashlight and pliers was located in the basement.