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Tompkins County Sheriff's Office
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779 Warren Road
Ithaca, NY 14850


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(607) 257-1345
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(607)-272-2444
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Subject Identification- June 30, 2015

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office is looking for assistance in identifying the male subject in these photos. The male subject entered the Newfield School on two separate occasions after business hours in June. If anyone has any information on this individual, please contact the Sheriff’s Office; 607-266-5420.

 

High Water Advisory Reissued for Cayuga Lake- June 29, 2015

Tompkins County residents are to be advised that Sheriff Ken Lansing has issued another high water advisory for Cayuga Lake due to the recent flooding in the county. The high water advisory includes a "no wake zone" within 500 feet of shore when traveling on the lake. Also, the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office advises to be aware of floating debris in the water. Please practice safe boating. Given that this is the second wave of flooding in such a short amount of time, conditions have been worsened. We would ask that you remain patient in the process of “clean-up” for the area. This advisory will be in effect until further notice. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact our main office; 607-257-1345. Thank you. 

June 24th, 2015 Personal Injury Motor Vehicle Accident

On June 24th, 2015 at about 6:36PM, deputies responded to the 1400 Block of Coddington Road in the Town of Danby for a personal injury motor vehicle accident.  The operator of the involved vehicle was ejected out of the driver's door window.  The operator was airlifted to Robert Packer Hospital by Guthrie Air for treatment of injuries.  Charges are pending on the operator.

High Water Advisory

Sheriff Ken Lansing has lifted the high water advisory for Cayuga Lake. People traveling on Cayuga Lake should continue to practice boat safety at all times. 

DWI AUO 1st Degree Arrest 05/13/2015

On May 13th, 2015 at about 9:17PM, Deputies responded to 781 Fall Creek Road

in the Town of Dryden for an unconscious male in a vehicle in the parking lot.  Subsequently,

JAMES M PASTORELLO (age 59 of Mclean) was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and

Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 1st Degree.  PASTORELLO is set to appear in the Town of

Dryden Court on 06/01/2015 at 5:00PM. 

06/12/2015 DWI Arrest
On June 12th, 2015 at about 1616hrs, Deputies responded to the intersection of Coddington Road and Middaugh 
Road in the Town of Caroline for a property damage motor vehicle accident.  Deputies arrested the driver of 
the vehicle, AARON J LONG (age 34 of Spencer, NY), and charged him with Driving While Intoxicated (felony), 
Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident (violation), Refusal to Take a Breath Test (violation), and 
Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign (violation).  Long is set to appear in the Town of Caroline Court on July 
13th, 2015 at 5:00PM.  

Vehicle/Pedestrian Motor Vehicle Accident

   On Tuesday June 16, 2015 at approximately 3:20 PM deputies responded to the area of 260 Halseyville Road in the Town of Enfield for a report of a vehicle/pedestrian motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival at the scene deputies interviewed a witness who reported that it appeared the operator of the vehicle intentionally struck the victim who sustained none life threatening injuries. The victim was transported by helicopter to a medical facility for treatment.

   After further investigation deputies discovered the motor vehicle accident was a result of a domestic incident. It is alleged after a verbal altercation with the victim Tanona Irvin age 32 of Trumansburg, New York intentionally struck the victim who was initially a passenger in the vehicle, with the vehicle she was operating. Tanona was charged with Reckless Endangerment in the Second Degree, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Third Degree, and Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Motor Vehicle Accident. Tanona was arraigned in the Town of Enfield Court and was released on her own recognizance.

The victim was treated and relased from the hospital. Assisting at the scene were Enfield Volunteer Fire Department, Bangs' Ambulance, and Guthrie Medical Center. 

Flood Warning for Shore Line Of Cayuga Lake

This message mainly applies to the shore line of Cayuga Lake, but please be aware and be safe. These are the remnants of Hurricane Bill and it is unknown how much more rainfall we will be seeing.

This message is from the Department of Emergency Response in Tompkins County:

The National Weather Service in Binghamton New York has issued a Flood Warning for Cayuga Lake At Ithaca.* From this afternoon until further notice.  At 1 PM the stage was 384.1 feet.* Flood stage is 383.5 feet.* 

Minor flooding is occurring and will continue as additional showers and thunderstorms are expected Tonight and early Friday. The precipitation will keep Cayuga Lake just above the flood level into the weekend. Additional rainfall is possible Sunday as more showers and thunderstorms are expected.

Forecast...The lake level will remain near or just above 384.0 feet.*  Impact...At 384.0 feet...Flooding is likely along the south end of the lake,impacting parks such as Stewart Park and Allan H. Treman State Park.

Instructions: Do not drive over flooded roads or bridges...Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, the Official Voice of the National Weather Service for later developments.

High Water Advisory for Cayuga Lake in Tompkins County

   Tompkins County Sheriff Ken Lansing has issued a high water advisory for Cayuga Lake due to the recent flooding in the county. The high water advisory includes a "no wake zone" with 500 feet of shore when traveling on the lake. Also the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office advises to be aware of floating debris in the water. The high water advisory will remain in effect until further notice. 

Gypsy Sealcoating Scam

Please be advised: The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office would like to warn community members of a scam that has been currently plaguing the area. The R. Williams Residential & Commercial Asphalt Services company has been massively overcharging for asphalt work and has been soliciting without a permit. Thus far, the primary targets have been the elderly in the Lansing area. Below is a link to a website that distinguishes the features of a seal coating scam.

http://www.precisionmaint.com/BEWARE-OF-SCAMS.aspx

If anyone has any information about the R. Williams Company please contact our non-emergency line and ask to speak to an officer to file a report; 607-272-2444. Thank you for your assistance.

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