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Ithaca, NY 14850

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December 9th, 2017 - Petit Larceny Arrest

On December 9th, 2017 at 4:18 PM, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies responded to Target located at 40 Catherwood Road, Village of Lansing for a theft complaint.  Deputies interviewed Target Lost Prevention upon arrival.  Lost prevention alleged observing a female, identified as Amanda R. Giroux, age 28 of Dryden, NY stealing merchandise from the store and exiting by all points of sale.  Sheriff Deputies arrested Giroux who was charged with Petit Larceny (Class A Misdemeanor).  Giroux was issued an appearance ticket and released ordering her to return at a later date for her initial appearance.

November 24th, 2017 - Death Investigation

Joshua Reeves, 31, of Dryden NY died at 10:58 AM this morning while incarcerated at the Tompkins County Jail.  Mr. Reeves death does not appear to be suspicious in nature and there is no indication of foul play.  A determination into the cause of death is still under investigation.

Tompkins County Requests One Year Extension of Jail Variance

Tompkins County Sheriff Ken Lansing has submitted a request to the State Commission of Correction seeking a one-year continuation of a variance allowing the County to operate its jail with 18 beds more than its 82-bed permitted capacity. The request included a commitment to implement recommendations made in a 6-month study by the Rochester-based Center for Governmental Research (CGR) that recommended ways to reduce the County’s jail population through alternatives to incarceration, detox and drug/alcohol rehabilitation facilities, and other improvements in the criminal justice system. Last year, the Commission of Correction had threatened to revoke the jail variance unless the County demonstrated a good faith effort to address jail overcrowding.

“We are optimistic the State will recognize the tremendous amount of work that has been done by CGR, the Legislature, and the community to identify ways to reduce our Jail population,” said Lansing. “I’m hopeful the Commission will continue to give us time needed to implement the recommendations that came out of this process and for those actions to begin producing results.”

County Legislator Rich John, chair of the Legislature’ s Jail Study Committee, added: “We are grateful to CGR for analyzing the hard numbers that we asked them to consider, while also listening to the many stakeholders in our community. I hope the Commission will understand their report as the solid, well-documented study that it is. I look forward to implementing many of the study’s recommendations for reducing our jail population and creating a safer, more supportive community for all our residents.”

The CGR report included over 25 recommendations ranging from the expanded use of electronic monitoring to the creation of a medical detox facility. Several of the recommendations related to County programs and are currently being reviewed for consideration in the 2018 County Budget. Other items, such as the call for additional detox and rehab beds, are dependent on State funding and approval processes that can take several years.

In a letter to the Commission accompanying the variance request, Legislature Chair Michael Lane assured the State that “the County’s draft 2018 budget to be presented to the County Legislature in September will include a very substantial increase in earmarked funding to get off to a fast, strong start in implementing CGR’s recommendations.”

The Tompkins County Jail has operated with an 18-bed variance since 2009. Its most recent variance was for the 90-day period ending on September 30, 2017.

Contact: Sheriff Ken Lansing, 607-257-1345

07/06/2017 Larceny Arrest

On July 6th, 2017 at about 10:00PM, Deputies responded to the Target Store located at 40 Catherwood Road in the Village of Lansing for a larceny complaint.  Upon arrival, Deputies met with security staff who reported witnessing a female conceal merchandise in her purse and exit the store without paying for them.  
 

Deputies identified the suspect as KIMBERLEE MCBETH ROY (Age 40 of Ulster, PA).  ROY was charged with Petit Larceny.  ROY posted Police bail and was issued an appearance ticket.  She is set to appear in the Town of Lansing Court July 25th, 2017 at 9:00AM.  

07/08/2017 DWI Arrest

On July 8th, 2017 at about 12:41AM, Deputies located a disabled vehicle on East Shore Drive in the Town of Lansing.  The operator was behind the wheel and had run out of gas. The vehicle was stopped on the shoulder of the roadway on a sharp, blind curve. Deputies determined the driver was intoxicated.

The suspect was identified as CIARA S ANDREWS (Age 25 of Locke).  ANDREWS was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Intoxicated With 0.08% BAC or More, and No stopping public highway.  

ANDREWS was issued an appearance ticket and is set to appear in the Town of Lansing Court on July 25th, 2017 at 9:00AM.

07/08/2017 DWI Arrest

On July 8th, 2017 at about 10:30PM, Deputies observed a Blue Kia traveling east on State Route 13 in the Town of Lansing at a high rate of speed.  Subsequent to a traffic stop on Warren Road, deputies determined the driver was highly intoxicated.  The driver was identified as PATRICK D CIASCHI (Age 46 of Lansing).

CIASCHI was charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated With 0.18% BAC or More, Driving While Intoxicated With 0.08% BAC or More, Driving While Intoxicated, Speed over 55mph, and Failing to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle.  He was released on an appearance ticket and is set to appear in the Town of Lansing Court on August 1st, 2017 at 9:00AM.  

07/02/2017 Menacing Arrest

On July 2nd, 2017 at about 8:25PM, Deputies responded to a residence in the Town of Ithaca for a domestic dispute.  Subsequent to an investigation, deputies learned that a male suspect grabbed the throat of a female victim and held a knife to her face during an argument.  The victim also reported that there were several children inside the residence when the incident occurred.

The suspect was identified as WARREN T ADAMS (Age 27 of Ithaca).  ADAMS was charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Menacing 2nd Degree.  He was arraigned in the Town of Ithaca Court and was released by Judge Klein.

07/04/2017 Burglary Arrest

On July 4th, 2017 at about 10:35PM, Deputies responded to a residence in the Town of Lansing for a burglary in progress complaint.  Deputies learned that upon returning home to the residence with their young children, the homeowner observed a male inside her home.  The male subsequently stole items and left the residence.  

A short time later, deputies located a male matching the suspect's description in the back yard of the residence.  The homeowner positively identified the male as the same person she saw minutes prior.  

MATTHEW A KRIEWALD (Age 33 of Ithaca) was charged with Burglary in the Second Degree (Class C Felony). KRIEWALD was arraigned in the Town of Lansing Court and remanded to the Tompkins County Public Safety Building in lieu of $5,000 cash or $10,000 Insured bond.   

07/05/2017 Larceny Arrest

On July 5th, 2017 at about 4:50PM, Deputies responded to the Target Store located at 40 Catherwood Road in the Village of Lansing for a larceny comnplaint. Loss Prevention staff reported observing a female suspect conceal items in her purse and leave all points of sale without paying for the items.  Deputies identified the suspect as Carrie Anne THOMAS (Age 21 of Dryden) and charged her with Petit Larceny.  THOMAS posted police bail and was released on an appearance ticket.  She is set to appear in the Town of Lansing Court on July 25th, 2017 at 9:00AM.

06/30/2017 Larceny Arrest

On June 30th, 2017 at about 2:50PM, Deputies responded to the Target Store located at 40 Catherwood Road in the Village of Lansing for a larceny complaint.  Target loss prevention staff report observing a female conceal items in her purse and leave all points of sale without paying for them.  

Deputies identified the female suspect as LISA SAMPSON (Age 57 of Moravia). Deputies charged SAMPSON with Petit Larceny and released on an appearance ticket.  She is set to appear in the Town of Lansing Court on July 20th, 2017 at 3:00PM.  

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