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Ithaca, NY 14850


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Personal Injury Motor Vehicle Accident

The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office is currently on the scene of a motor vehicle accident on State Route 96 and the intersection with DuBois Road in the Town of Ithaca. Deputies report that at about 9:05 AM on today's date a commercial vehicle traveling south on State Route 96 swerved to avoid a collision with a motor vehicle also traveling south on State Route 96 that was making a left turn onto DuBois Road. The commercial vehicle which was transporting an unknown quantity of asphalt left the roadway and entered a drainage ditch on the westside of the roadway where the vehicle overturned. The operator of the commercial vehicle sustained non tlife threatening injuries and was transported to the Cayuga Medical Center by Bangs Ambulance for medical treatment. State Route 96 between Dubois Road and the Cayuga Medical Center remains closed at this time. The New York State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit, Department of Enviromental Conservation Police, Ithaca Fire Department, State Department of Transporation, Bang's Ambulance and Charlie's Towing Service are assisting at the scene.       

Personal Injury Motor Vehicle Accident

   On Monday May 23, 2016 at about 8:22 PM the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office responded to Connecticut Hill Road in the Town of Newfield for a reported personal injury motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival at the scene deputies observed a black Chevrolet Impala in the ditch on the west side of Connecticut Hill Road and the operator still inside the vehicle. The operator was conscious and was removed from the vehicle by emergency medical personal on the scene. The operator was transported by ambulance to a emergency medical facility for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Assisting at the scene was the New York State Park Police, Newfield Volunteer Fire Department and Bangs Ambulance. The investigation into the cause of the motor vehicle accident is continuing by the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office.  

05/12/2016 DWAI Drugs Arrest

On May 12th, 2016 at about 10:44PM, Deputies stopped a Black Dodge on Hanshaw Road in the Town of Ithaca.  Deputies observed the vehicle weaving, failing to keep right, and failing to signal a turn.  Subsequent to an investigation, Deputies located Marijuana inside the vehicle and found the driver to be impaired by drugs.  The driver was identified as Kenneth G Alford (Age 37 of Elmira).  

Alford was charged with Operating MV Impaired by Drugs, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, and Failure to Keep Right.  He was released and is set to appear in the Town of Ithaca Court on June 2nd, 2016 at 9:00AM.

05/14/2016 DWI Arrest

On May 14th, 2016 at about 12:44AM, Deputies stopped a Gray Toyota for speeding on Danby Road in the Town of Ithaca.  The driver was identified as Brett M KOCHER (Age 42 of Danby).  KOCHER was intoxicated and uncooperative with deputies.  KOCHER was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Speed in Zone (2 counts), and Refusal to Take Breath Test.  He was released with an appearance ticket and is set to appear in the Town of Ithaca Court on June 9th, 2016 at 9:00AM.

May 11th, 2016 - DWI Arrest

On May 11th, 2016 at 5:15 PM , Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies were on patrol on N. Triphammer Road in the Town of Lansing.  While on patrol, Deputies observed a black sports utility vehicle driving considerably under the speed limit and failing to keep right.  After observing the violations, deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle on N. Triphammer Road.  Deputies interviewed the driver, Jan T. Moon, age 61 of of Auburn Road, Lansing.  Deputies observed signs of intoxication coming from Moon and conducted a DWI Investigation which resulted in Moons arrest for Driving While Intoxicated.

Moon was charged with Driving Too Slow/Impeding Traffic (Violation), Failure to Keep Right (Violation), Driving While Intoxicated (Unclassified Misdemeanor) and Driving While Intoxicated with a BAC of .08 or Greater (Unclassified Misdemeanor).  Moon was released on traffic tickets ordering her appearance at the Town of Lansing Court on May 31st, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

DWI Arrest 05/07/2016

On May 7th, 2016 at about 8:35PM, Deputies stopped a Gray colored Honda Accord for speeding on Coddington Road in the Town of Ithaca.  Subsequent to an investigation, Deputies determined the operator was intoxicated.  The driver was identified as DANIELLE N CUNEO (Age 20 of Ossining, NY).  

CUNEO was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Intoxicated With 0.08% BAC or More, and Speeding in Zone.  She was released and is set to appear in the Town of Ithaca Court on June 2nd, 2016 at 9:00AM.  

05/12/2016 Personal Injury Motor Vehicle Accident

On May 12th, 2016 at about 1535hrs, the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office responded to a personal injury motor vehicle accident on State Route 89 near Glenwood Road. Subsequent to an investigation, deputies learned that a maroon Toyota sedan was traveling south on State Route 89 and crossed over the center lines into the northbound lane. The sedan struck a commercial Peterbuilt truck that was traveling north on State Route 89, and then collided with a Chevrolet Pick Up that was also traveling north on State Route 89.  

The operator of the sedan was airlifted to a SUNY Upstate Medical Center, but deputies have since learned the operator's injuries are non-life threatening.  No other injuries were reported.  

The investigation is ongoing and further details will follow.

05/06/2016 DWI Arrest

On 05/06/2016 at 12:30 A:M, Deputies observed a gold Nissan speeding on Elmira Road in the Town of Ithaca.  Deputies stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Marquis D. STATON, age 26 of Groton, NY.  Through further investigation deputies determined that STATON was intoxicated and arrested him.

STATON was charged with two counts of driving while intoxicated, speed in zone and drivers view obstructed.  STATON was released and is to appear in the Town of Ithaca Court on 06/02/2016 at 9:00 A:M.

05/04/2016 DWI Arrest

On 05/04/2016 at 1:14 A:M, Deputies observed a black Toyota speeding on Danby Road in the Town of Ithaca.  Deputies stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Timothy P. FOSTER, age 19 of Pittsford, NY.  Through further investigation deputies determined that FOSTER was intoxicated and arrested FOSTER.

FOSTER was charged with two counts of driving while intoxicated, speed in zone and drivers view obstructed.  FOSTER was released and is to appear in the Town of Ithaca Court on 06/02/2016 at 9:00 A:M. 

05/05/2016 DWI Crash Arrest

On 05/05/2016 at 12:34 A:M, Deputies responded to the area of Trumbulls Corners Road and Horton Road in the Town of Newfield for a report of a one car crash.  Upon arriving to the scene deputies located a green Subaru on its side in the ditch.  Deputies observed a male in the drivers seat.  The male was identified as Jeremiah L. JORDAN, age 33 of Newfield, NY.  JORDAN was uninjured.  Through further investigation deputies determined that JORDAN was intoxicated and arrested him for driving while intoxicated.

JORDAN was charged with three counts of driving while intoxicated and one count of moving from lane unsafely.  JORDAN was released to a sober third party and is to appear in the Town of Newfield Court on 05/31/2016 at 1:00 P:M.  The Newfield Fire Company assisted at the scene of the crash.

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