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Ithaca, NY 14850


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February 20th, 2015 - DWI Accident Arrest

On February 20th, 2015 at 9:06 PM, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies were requested to the 1300 block of West Danby Road (Rt. 34/96) in the Town of Newfield for a motor vehicle accident.  Deputies located the involved vehicle, a 2013 red Volkswagen Jetta upon arrival.  Deputies also interviewed the driver, Matthew D. Freer, age 37 of Waverly, NY.  After interviewing Freer regarding the accident, Deputies conducted a DWI Investigation which resulted in the arrest of Freer for DWI.  Freer has been charged with the Vehicle and Traffic Laws for Failing to Use Designated Lane (violation), Driving While Intoxicated - 1st Offense (Unclassified Misdemeanor), Driving While Intoxicated with BAC of .08% or Greater (Unclassified Misdemeanor) and for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with BAC of .18% or Greater (Unclassified Misdemeanor).

Freer was processed and released on traffic tickets.  Freer is ordered to appear at the Town of Newfield Court on March 3rd, 2015 at 1:00 PM.

Tompkins County- Investigation 2/25/2015

We are looking for assistance with identifying the individuals in these photos in relation to an ongoing investigation. If you have any information, please contact the tip line, 607-266-5420, or the main office at 607-257-1345. Thank you for your continued assistance. We truly appreciate it. 

 

2/21/2015 DWI Arrest

   On February 21, 2015 at 1:00 AM deputies observed a 2014 black in color Volkswagon traveling south on Danby Road in the Town of Ithaca at a high rate of speed. After deputies stopped the vehicle they identified the operator as Proshat Zarrabikia age 22 of New Providence, New Jersey. Deputies determined Zarrabikia was intoxicated.

   Zarrabikia was charged with two counts of Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Third Degree, Excessive Speed in a Posted Zone, and Moving from a Lane Unsafely. Zarrabikia was released and is to appear in the Town of Ithaca Court on March 18, 2015 at 4:00 PM.  

February 19th, 2015 - Larceny Arrest

On February 19th, 2015 at 5:04 PM, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies were requested to Target, 40 Catherwood Road in the Village of Lansing on a report of an internal theft.  Deputies interviewed Target Security upon arrival who alleged that store employee, Ross A. Goldman (age 51 of Lansing) had been stealing items from the store over the past few days.  After completing their investigation, Deputies arrested Goldman on allegations of Petit Larceny, a Class A Misdemeanor.  Goldman was processed and released on appearance ticket ordering his appearance at the Town of Lansing Court on March 3rd, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

February 13th, 2015 - Trespass/Attempted Larceny Arrest

On February 13th, 2015 at 10:00 PM, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Michael A. Ayers, Jr., age 26 of Groton, NY.  The arrest stems from an incident took place on January 9th, 2015 at 1503 East Shore Drive in the Town of Lansing.  On that date, Deputies were called by the owner of the property reporting a male on the property who may be stealing items.  Deputies located Ayers walking around the property upon arrival.  Deputies interviewed Ayers however did not arrest him that date.  With the assistance of the New York State Police, Ayers admitted to being on the property with the intent to steal which was disrupted by law enforcement's arrival. 

Ayers was arrested and processed on February 13th, 2015 and charged with Trespass (Violation) and Attempted Petit Larceny (Class B Misdemeanor).  Ayers was released on appearance tickets and ordered to appear at the Town of Lansing Court on February 29th, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

02/07/2015 Burglary Arrest

Sheriff Lansing reports that on 02/07/2015 at about 9:00 pm, Deputies from the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office arrested Douglas N. Gillogly Jr., age 51, of the Town of Dryden for Burglary in the second Degree, a class C Felony.      

The arrest stems from deputies observing Gillogly carrying property while walking down Sheldon Road in the Town of Dryden.  Gillogly was interviewed by deputies about the property, and it is alleged that he entered a residence on Sheldon Road without permission from the owner and stole the property from within the residence.

Gillogly was taken before Judge Banfield of the Town of Lansing Court for arraignment.  Gillogly has been released on his own recognizes and is to appear in the Town of Dryden Court on 02/09/2015.        

2/7/2015 DWI Arrest

   On February 7, 2015 at 1235 AM., deputies observed a red in color Chrysler traveling south on Ridge Road in the Town of Lansing. The vehicle turn right on Lansing Station Road without utilizing a directional signal. The vehicle continued traveling west on Lansing Station Road at a speed near 60 MPH in a speed zone clearly marked 35 MPH. Also the vehicle crossed the centerline in the roadway several times. Deputies stopped the vehicle and identified the operator as Elizabeth R. Barger, age 22 of Van Etten, New York. Deputies determined Barger was intoxicated.

   Barger was charged with two counts of Driving While Intoxicated and one count of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated. She was also charged with Failure to Signal, Excessive Speed in a Speed Zone, and Failure to Keep Right. Barger was released and is to appear in the Town of Lansing Court on February 24, 2015. 

02/04/2015 Prison Contraband Arrest

Sheriff Lansing reports that on 2/04/2015, Investigators from the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office arrested David A. Reap, age 19 of the Town of Lansing for Promoting Prison Contraband in the first degree, a class D felony and Criminal Mischief, a class A Misdemeanor.   At the time of the arrest, Reap was incarcerated at the Tompkins County jail on unrelated charges.

Investigators alleged that Reap was damaging Tompkins County Property while in the jail and during this time, he was found to be in possession of a spoon handle that had a sharpened point. The spoon handle with the sharpened point is deemed a dangerous contraband and is prohibited by inmates incarcerated at a jail facility.    

Reap was taken before Judge Dawson of the Town of Groton Court where he was arraigned.  Reap has been remanded to the Tompkins County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash or $40,000 bail bond.    

February 3rd, 2015 - Larceny Arrest

On February 3rd, 2015 at 8:39 PM, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies responded to Target, 40 Catherwood Road in the Village of Lansing on a Larceny Complaint.  Deputies interviewed Target Security upon arrival.  Security alleged that a female, later identified as Subrina Buhan Shorna, age 26 of Ithaca, was observed stealing beauty products and exiting the store with out paying.  Shorna was arrested and charged with Petit Larceny (Class A Misdemeanor).  Shorna was issued an appearance ticket ordering her to appear at the Town of Lansing Court on February 12th, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

02/04/2015 Fraud Arrest

Sheriff Kenneth Lansing reports that on February 4, 2015 Investigators from the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office arrested James C. Dickey III, age 40, of Ithaca, NY.   The arrest stems from a joint investigation with the Tompkins County Department of Social Services Fraud Unit.  It is alleged that James submitted fraudulent recertification applications in order to receive Social Services benefits.  It is further alleged that James received over $35,000 in Department of Social Service benefits to which he was not entitled to. 

James was charged with two counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, a class E Felony and two counts of Welfare Fraud in the Third Degree, a class D Felony.  James was arraigned in the City of Ithaca City Court and was released on his own recognizance. 

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