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Ithaca, NY 14850

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Sheriff Media Releases

03/25/2017 DWI Arrest

On 03/25/2017 at 2:35 A:M, Deputies observed a grey Subaru speeding on Danby Road in the Town of Ithaca.  Deputies stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Michael L. GARDINER, age 20 of New York, NY.  Through further investigation deputies determined that GARDINER was intoxicated and subsequently arrested GARDINER. 

GARDINER was charged with two counts of Driving While Intoxicated and speed in zone.  GARDINER was released to a sober person and is to appear in the Town of Ithaca Court on 04/20/2017 at 9:00 A:M.

03/29/2017 Larceny Arrest

On March 29th, 2017 at about 3:55PM, Deputies responded to the Target Store located at 40 Catherwood Road in the Village of Lansing for a larceny report.  Security staff reportedly observed a female conceal several items in bags and leave the store without paying for the merchandise.  The female shoplifter was identified as NINA LIN (Age 20 of Ithaca).

LIN was charged with Petit Larceny.  LIN posted police bail and was released with an appearance ticket.  She is set to appear in the Town of Lansing Court on April 18th, 2017 at 9:00AM.

03/27/2017 DWI crash/arrest

On March 27th, 2017 at about 7:10PM Deputies responded to State Route 13 near Brown Road in the Town of Dryden for a vehicle crash.  Upon arrival, deputies located the driver and a vehicle with significant damage.  The driver was identified as Thomas J Horner (Age 46 of Cortland).  Horner was found to be intoxicated and was arrested for driving while intoxicated.  

Horner was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Intoxicated With 0.08% BAC or More, and Moved From Lane Unsafely.  He was released with an appearance ticket and is set to appear in the Town of Dryden Court on April 10th, 2017 at 5:00PM.  

03/27/2017 Criminal Contempt Arrest

On March 27th, 2017 at about 3:25PM, Deputies responded to an unspecified address in the Town of Groton for an order of protection violation.  Upon arrival, deputies interviewed the victim and secured video surviellance that showed a male enter the victim's residence.  Deputies verified that the male suspect was not allowed to be at the residence per a valid Tompkins County Family Court Full Stay Away Order of Protection.  Deputies identified the suspect as LAWRENCE D'ANGELO (Age 35 of Groton).  


D'ANGELO was later arrested for criminal contempt 2nd Degree.  He was arraigned in the Town of Groton Court and was remanded to the Tompkins County Public Safety Building in lieu of $1,000 cash or $2,000 insured bond.  The name of the victim and incident location are not being identified at this time. 

03/24/2017 Larceny Arrests

On March 24th, 2017 at about 6:35PM, deputies responded to the Target store located at 40 Catherwood Road in the Village of Lansing for two shoplifters in custody.  Upon arrival, deputies learned that SAFIYYAH B SANCHEZ (Age 18 of Ithaca) and MARIA V SILVESTRI (Age 18 of Ithaca) were observed by store security concealing bathing suits, lingerie, and cosmetics in bags and leaving the store without paying for the items.  Both SANCHEZ and SILVESTRI were arrested for petit larceny and were issued appearance tickets.  They are set to appear in the Town of Lansing Court on 03/30/2017 at 9:00AM.

03/26/2017 Endangering the Welfare of a Child Arrest

On March 26th, 2017 at about 11:19PM, The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office responded to 175 Buck Road in the Town of Lansing for a reported underage drinking party.  Upon arrival, deputies observed approximately 50 teenagers running from all sides of the residence.  A sixteen year old female exiting the residence was unable to walk on her own and was heavily intoxicated.  Subsequent to an investigation, deputies charged the tenant of the residence for hosting and providing alcoholic beverages to the sixteen year old female.  The tenant was identified as JOHN DAVID H MCKANE (Age 23 of Lansing).  MCKANE was charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  He posted police bail and was later released.  

Deputies assisted a number of Lansing Central School students in finding safe rides home from the party.  The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office reminds those who host underage drinking parties that they will be held responsible.

03/17/2017 DWAI Drugs Arrest

On 03/17/2017 at 3:20 A:M, Deputies responded to a one car motor vehicle crash on Peruville Road in the Town of Lansing.  Upon arrival deputies observed a white Volkswagon in the ditch.  Deputies identified the driver as, D Andre Howard MARQUIS, age 19 of Freeville, NY.  Through further investigation deputies determined that MARQUIS was under the influence of drugs and subsequently arrested.  A passenger in the vehicle, Catalin I. MACHIDON, age 19 of Ithaca, NY  was found to be in possession of a large quantity of pills. 

MARQUIS was charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and failure to maintain designated lane.  MACHIDON was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree.  MARQUIS was remanded to jail and is to appear in the Town of Lansing Court on 03/23/2017 at 7:00 P:M.  MACHIDON was released and is to appear in the Town of Lansing Court on 04/06/2017 at 7:00 P:M.

03/19/2017 Unlawful Fleeing

On 03/19/2017 at 3:23 A:M, Deputies attempted to stop a black GMC pick up truck on Seely Hill Road in the Town of Newfield for vehicle and traffic law violations.  The truck fled from deputies until the truck drove onto railroad tracks off of Hillview Road in the Town of Danby.  The truck drove down the railroad tracks in an attempt to flee from the deputies and the truck eventually got stuck in the snow.  The driver and passenger fled the truck on foot.  Deputies caught the driver of the truck and identified him as Nathan R. NEHRBASS, age 35 of Elmira, NY.  The passenger of the truck was located as well. 

NEHRBASS was charged with Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle in the Third Degree and multiple vehicle and traffic law violations.  NEHRBASS was arraigned and remanded to the Tompkins County Jail.  NEHRBASS is to appear in the Town of Ulysses Court on 03/21/2017 at 9:30 A:M.  The New York State Police assisted as well.

Civil & Records Office Temporary Closure

Community Announcement: The Sheriff's Office Civil & Records Division will be closed for minor office modifications, Monday, March 27, 2017 and will reopen Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

03/17/2018 Comprehensive Roadside Safety Checkpoint

St. Patricks Day Checkpoint on 03/17/2017-03/18/2017

On March 17th, 2017, the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office hosted two Comprehensive Roadside Safety Checkpoints in the City of Ithaca.  Ithaca Police Department assisted in the detail.  The following arrests were made:

Alvah O Watson (Age 24 of Interlaken) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.  He was issued an appearance ticket and is set to appear in the City of Ithaca Court on April 5th, 2017 at 9:00AM.

Michael R Ellison (Age 54 of Van Etten) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.  He was issued an appearance ticket and is set to appear in the City of Ithaca Court on April 5th, 2017 at 9:00AM.

Claire E Canale (Age 17 of Corning) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.  She was issued an appearance ticket and is set to appear in the City of Ithaca Court on April 5th, 2017 at 9:00AM.

Joshua L Wurgler (Age 22 of Ithaca) was charged Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd Degree.  He was issued an appearance ticket and is set to appear in the City of Ithaca Court on March 29th, 2017 at 12:00PM. 

Angel L Ortiz (Age 23 of Ithaca) was charged with Operating While Registration is suspended.  He was issued an appearance ticket and is set to appear in the City of Ithaca Court on April 13th, 2017 at 3:00PM.

Olanje J Carpenter (Age 42 of Ithaca) was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Obstruction of Governmental Administration, Disobeyed Traffic Control Device, and Backing Unsafely.  He posted cash bail and was released.  He is set to appear in the City of Ithaca Court on April 5th, 2017 at 9:00AM.  Carpenter was operating a Gold Honda when he approached the check point location on Green Street in the City of Ithaca.  In an attempt to avoid the check point, he disobeyed signage and unsafely backed on the one way street.  He then parked the vehicle in a no parking zone and fled on foot.  Deputies and members of the Ithaca Police Department pursued him and were able to secure him.  Carpenter subsequently refused Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and refused to submit to a breath test.

Kyle M Macleod (Age 22 of Ithaca) was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Obstruction of Governmental Administration, and Refusal of Breath Test.  Macleod was held and arraigned the following day in the City of Ithaca Court.  Macleod was operating a Toyota Camry on Green Street in the City of Ithaca.  He attempted to avoid the checkpoint by pulling into a private parking lot and fleeing from the vehicle.  Members of the Ithaca Police Department were able to secure him shortly after.  Macleod was found to be intoxicated and was arrested directly after.

Additional citations were issued during the checkpoint.

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