On October 25, 2013 at about 1:00 AM, deputies from the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Nice and Easy gas station, located in Jacksonville, for an intrusion alarm. Deputies arrived on scene and discovered forced entry. Video surveillance was obtained from the gas station; and is attached below. Suspect is described as a 5'9"-6' white, male, wearing a dark green or black puffy style jacket and carrying a black Under Armour bag. The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance on identifying the male subject in the video. Please contact the tip line, 607-266-5420, if you can provide any information. Thank you for your continued assistance. We truly appreciate it.
Additional footage of the Armed Robbery that occured at Rite-Aid Pharmacy located at 330 Pine Tree Road in the Town of Ithaca. Anyone having any information or that may have witnessed this crime are asked to please contact the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office at 607-257-1345 or 607-272-2444.
On August 21, 2014 at approximately 1:12 AM Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to an alarm at 2102 Mecklenburg Road, The Dandy Mini Mart. Responding Deputies found that a window had been smashed in and entry was made into the business. The suspect stole multiple cartons of cigarettes. Video images from the business are forthcoming and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding these incidents is encouraged to contact the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office. 607-257-1345 Sheriff’s Office Main Number 607-272-2444 Tompkins County Communications Center 607-266-5420 Sheriff's Office Tip Line
On March 7th, 2018 at 10:18 PM, Tompkins County Sheriff’s Deputies were on patrol on Caswell Road in the Town of Dryden. Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing the vehicle fail to keep right several times. Deputies interviewed the driver, Allen L. Little, age 50 of Freeville, NY and further conducted a search of the vehicle after observing suspected marihuana in the front seat. A further, more detailed search of the vehicle resulted in Littles arrest.
Little was charged with Failure to Keep Right (Violation), Unlawful Possession of Marihuana (Violation) and two c...
On March 5th, 2018 at around 8:05 PM, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the area of 40 Catherwood Road in the Village of Lansing on a report a persons believed to be under the influence of drugs. Prior to deputies’ arrival, the caller reported that the vehicle had left and gave a direction of travel. Deputies intercepted the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on NYS Route 13 near N. Triphammer Road.
Deputies spoke with the driver, Donald L. Morse, age 22 from Van Ettan, NY and the passenger, Aleshia A. Nehrbass, age 21 of Van Ettan, NY. Deputies investigated the com...
On March 4th, 2018 at about 10:10 PM, deputies responded to a private residence in the Town of Lansing for a dispute. It was alleged that a male brandished and swung a Samuri style sword toward another male while verbally threatening to kill him. Deputies identified the male suspect at STEVEN J HRYNIO (Age 52 of Lansing). HRYNIO was charged with Menacing in the 2nd Degree and Harassment in the First Degree. He was later arraigned in the Town of Lansing Court and remanded to the Public Safety Building in lieu of $500 cash or $1000 insured bond.
On March 4th, 2018 at around 7:03 PM, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a tan Honda CRV on NYS Route 13 in the Town of Lansing after observing minor traffic violations. Deputies interviewed the driver, Daniel J. Rossiter, age 36 of Sayre, PA and began observing signs of impairment. Deputies conducted a DWI Investigation which resulted in Rossiters arrest for Driving While Intoxicated.
Rossiter was charged with Passing a Reg Signal (Violation), Driving While Intoxicated (Unclassified Misdemeanor), Driving While Intoxicated with a BAC of .08% or Greater (Uncl...
On March 1st, 2018 at about 3:45 PM, deputies responded to the Target Store located at 40 Catherwood Road in the Village of Lansing for a larceny complaint. Asset protection staff reported observing a male steal electronics from the store and passing all point of sale without paying for any of the items. The suspect fled from the store and was located a short time later. He was identified as MICHAEL F. HARTMAN (Age 26 of Lansing).
HARTMAN was charged with Petit Larceny and was released with an appearance ticket. He is set to appear in the Town of Lansing Court on March 13th, 2018 at ...

2018 Ithaca Polar Plunge is here!! The 5th Annual Ithaca Polar Plunge is going to be Saturday, March 24th! We'll be Freezin' for a Reason.

It's that event you look forward to because it's a great cause and our office has fund raises for this organization for years but...... the dip in lake is BRUTAL! Plus it's the funnest group of athletes you have ever been around.

Please donate to our team. Even a couple dollars is appreciated and if you could share the post as well that ...would be awesome. Lets get the message for this cause out there! We raised just over 1k last year. Help us get there again!

Please click the link to donate and help our team raise money for Special Olympics New York. #specialolympicsny #polarplungeny #nytorchrun #freezinforareason

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The 5th Annual Ithaca Polar Plunge for Special Olympics New York


Sheriff Lansing Advises Caution in Travel Today

Tompkins County Sheriff Ken Lansing has issued a Travel Advisory, urging motorists to use caution in driving due to conditions from the current winter storm. He advises motorists to evaluate and limit driving to essential travel. This is not a road closure.


Roads are still slippery and wet in places, so residents are urged to use caution. Given the amount of wind that has occurred in some areas, there are areas with trees down; which can create hazardous conditions. Please slow down and give yourself extra time to reach your destination. Please evaluate the need to travel and use discretion, as needed.

Updates will be issued regarding any worsening conditions; however, Sheriff Lansing advises that, as of now, roads remain open, and motorists are urged to travel cautiously.

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Please use extra caution while traveling today. Give yourself more time during your commute. Thank you and please stay safe.

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST SATURDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Widely varying total snow accumulations ranging from 6 to 10 inches in the valleys, with 10 to 15 inches at higher elevations. * WHERE...Yates, Seneca, Southern Cayuga, Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung, and....

We have received multiple calls regarding community members receiving calls from the IRS stating that they have warrants out for their arrest. These are scams. It is tax season again. Please be aware!

Special Edition Tax Tip 2015-18, October 21, 2015
The Tompkins County 911 Center issued an erratic driver alert for a white Honda traveling from Seneca County into Tompkins County on State Route 89. The white Honda was located on State Route 89 and stopped by New York State DEC Police for erratic operation. Deputies arrived on scene to assist shortly after and identified the driver of the white Honda as Kevin M. RYDZIK, age 59 of Tonawanda, NY. Through further investigation deputies determined that RYDZIK was intoxicated and arrested RYDZIK.
RYDZIK was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Intoxicated with blood alco...
Deputies stopped a grey Nissan on Warren Road in the Town of Lansing for speeding. Deputies identified the driver as Adam E. SCHWARTZ, age 30 of Freeville, NY. Through further investigation deputies determined that SCHWARTZ was intoxicated and arrested SCHWARTZ. SCHWARTZ was charged with two counts of Driving While Intoxicated and speed in zone. SCHWARTZ was released and is to appear in the Town of Lansing Court on 03/27/2018 at 9:00 AM.

We would like the residents of Tompkins County to be aware of the emergency notification system, Swift911™, that was utilized regarding the Narcotics Arrest that took place at the 100 block of Sapsucker Woods Road early this morning, Friday, February 23, 2018.

As the Tompkins County Emergency Response page says:

“This system has been set up to alert our entire community or specific areas within Tompkins County with emergency messages and provide information on how to take act...ion. Tompkins County, the City of Ithaca, Towns, and Villages may use Swift911™ to notify citizens about floods, fires, water emergencies, road closures, missing persons, evacuation orders, and weather emergencies. All published phone numbers have already been uploaded into the system; however, many of our community members are not in the system because they have unlisted, unpublished or cell phone numbers.”

If you received a call this morning and wish to be taken off the list, please visit the Swift911™ Web Portal or call 607-266-2630 to remove your number from the list. You may also register for the service using either of those methods.

For more information about the Swift911™ system , please visit Residents can call the Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response at (607) 266-2630 or email for more information.

For more information about the Narcotics Arrest that took place this morning, please visit the following article:…/narcotics-warrant-leads-arrest-d…/

Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation.

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West Dryden Road is now reopened. Please continue to drive carefully and give yourself extra time given the weather conditions. Thank you.

On West Dryden Road from Sheldon Road to Wood Road is closed until further notice due to a tractor trailer stuck in the roadway. We will update the public when it is reopened. Thank you.

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New York State Sheriffs' Association Calls for State Funding of Armed Officers in All Schools: "...we owe it to our children, and their parents, to provide a safe place for education to take place.”

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts, President of the New York State Sheriffs’ Association, and sheriffs around the state call for state funding of armed officers in all schools. For Immediate Release: Sheriffs Call for State Funding of Armed Officers in all Schools The New York State Sheriffs’ Ass...