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Unlawfully Fleeing/Stolen Vehicle Arrest

On November 17, 2019 at 3:38 AM, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies attempted to stop a white SUV on NYS Route 13-N, Town of Lansing for a speeding violation.  When Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, the vehicle fled.  The vehicle quickly pulled down a dead end road, Kay Street in the Town of Ithaca and four subjects fled on foot.  While attempting to locate the subjects, deputies learned that the vehicle was a stolen vehicle, that had just been stolen out of the City of Ithaca

Deputies were eventually able to locate the driver, Lamant A. KASTENHUBER, age 18 of Newfield, NY.  Deputies also located one of the passengers, age 14, walking with KASTENHUBER.

KASTENHUBER was charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree (Class E Felony), Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree (Class A Misdemeanor) and Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle in the Third Degree (Class A Misdemeanor).  KASTENHUBER was also issued traffic tickets for Unlicensed Operator (Traffic Infraction), Speed in Zone (Traffic Infraction), Speed in Excess of State Limit (Traffic Infraction), Failing to Signal Turn (Traffic Infraction) - Three Counts, Disobeying a Traffic Control Device (Traffic Infraction), Failure to Stop at Stop Sign (Traffic Infraction) and Reckless Driving (Unclassified Misdemeanor).

The fourteen year old was charged with Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree (Class A Misdemeanor) and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree (Class E Felony).  The fourteen year old was charged as a juvenile.  Both were released on appearance tickets.

Deputies eventually located the other two occupants of the stolen vehicle.  Both were charged with Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree (Class A Misdemeanor) and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree (Class E Felony). They too were charged as juveniles and released on appearance tickets.

Sheriff's Deputies were assisted by officers from The Cornell University Police Department, Village of Cayuga Heights Police Department and the City of Ithaca Police Department.