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Public Safety Building |  779 Warren Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

Sheriff Derek R. Osborne

Business Office: (607) 257-1345  |  Business Office Hours: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency Number: (607) 272-2444
Corrections Division: (607) 257-5316

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Media Releases

January 9, 2021 - Narcotics Arrest

On January 9, 2021 at 5:15 PM, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a 2006 Volvo SUV traveling north on NYS Route 13 in the Town of Dryden after confirming the registration was suspended for No Insurance in Effect. Deputies interviewed the driver Seth J. Fuller, age 33…

January 4, 2021- Unlawful Fleeing Arrest

On January 4, 2021 at 4:56 PM, Tompkins County Sheriff’s Deputies stopped a gray 2003 Mercedes Benz for no insurance on Warren Road in the Town of Ithaca. Deputies identified the driver of the Mercedes as Umar J. Chatman, age 42 of Ithaca, NY. While interviewing Chatman, deputies smelled the…

January 3, 2021 - Narcotics Arrest

On January 3, 2021 at 3:55 PM, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies responded to BJs Wholesale located at 40 Graham Road in the Village of Lansing for a drug complaint. Deputies interviewed witnesses upon arrival. A witness provided a description of a male and stated that they observed him drop…

January 2, 2021 - Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia Arrest

On January 2, 2021 at about 1:41 PM, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the 100 Block of East Lansing Road in the Town of Lansing for a check the welfare complaint. A concerned citizen reported an individual slumped over the steering wheel of a vehicle for several minutes. Upon…

January 1, 2021 - Narcotics Arrest

On January 1, 2021 at 4:07 PM, Tompkins County Sheriff's deputies conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot of Wegmans, 286 Wegmans Drive in the City of Ithaca, after observing a vehicle operating without insurance. Deputies interviewed the driver, Michelle L. Wright, age 44 of Lansing, NY.…

December 25, 2020 - DWI Arrest

On December 25, 2020 at 4:43 PM, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies were traveling south on Trumansburg Road in the Town of Ithaca when deputies observed a vehicle in front of them driving erratically. The vehicle crossed the centerline and fog line several times and the speed of the vehicle was…

December 21, 2020 - Narcotics Arrest

On December 21, 2020 at 8:19 PM, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a Dodge sedan traveling east on West Dryden Road, Town of Dryden after observing the vehicle failing to dim their high beams. Deputies observed the vehicle pull into a driveway and witnessed the male…

December 14, 2020 - Narcotics Arrest

On December 14, 2020 at 9:20 PM, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Blackchin Blvd in the Town of Lansing after observing a black Buick sedan speeding. Deputies identified the driver as Darin J. Fergus, age 32 of Ithaca, NY. During the course of their investigation,…

December 14, 2020 - Petit Larceny Arrest

On December 14, 2020 at 2:39 PM, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies responded to Tops located at 2300 N. Triphammer Road in the Village of Lansing for a theft complaint. Deputies located a possible suspect upon arrival near a bus stop in the area. Deputies conducted a show up with witnesses and…

December 12, 2020 - DWI Accident Arrest

On December 12, 2020 at 11:56 PM, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies responded to North Road, Town of Dryden near the intersection with Fall Creek Road for a personal injury accident. Upon arrival, deputies located a jeep that appeared to have failed to navigate the turn off Fall Creek Road onto…

December 11, 2020 - Petit Larceny Arrest

On December 5 and 6, 2020 in the late morning on both dates, Deputies responded to Big Lots, 2309 N. Triphammer Road in the Village of Lansing for two separate theft complaints allegedly involving the same individual. After taking the two initial reports of several items being taken from the…

December 2, 2020 Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance Arrest

On December 2, 2020 at 10:30 PM, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Lance D. Newby, age 34 of Trumansburg, NY for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree (Class D Felony).

The investigation began after a traffic stop that occurred on May 14, 2020 at 4:…

November 30, 2020 - Stolen Vehicle Arrest

On November 30, 2020 at 9:11 PM, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the 200 block of Asbury Road, Town of Lansing for a motor vehicle accident. It was reported that two occupants of the crashed vehicle fled the scene on foot.

Upon their arrival, deputies quickly determined…

November 28, 2020 - DWI Accident Arrest

On November 28, 2020 at 8:11 PM, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies responded to Buffalo Road, Town of Caroline for a motor vehicle accident. Deputies located the vehicle, however, the driver fled prior to arrival. Deputies were able to locate the driver, Joseph R. Vallely, age 46 of…

Property Damage Accident/Stolen Vehicle Arrest

On October 14, 2020 at approximately 9:06 PM Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to the 1300 Block of Elm Street Extension in the Town of Groton for a reported motor vehicle accident were a car crashed into a telephone pole and the pole caught on fire.

Arriving on scene…

Menacing Arrest

On September 19, 2020 at 3:21 PM, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies responded to Advance Auto Parts, 2309 N. Triphammer Road in the Village of Lansing for a trespassing complaint. Deputies interviewed the witnesses and victims upon arrival. Witnesses stated that they observed a male, later…

Possession of Stolen Property Arrest

On September 17, 2020 at 6:13 PM, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies responded to Advanced Auto Parts, 2309 N. Triphammer Road in the Village of Lansing for a theft complaint. Deputies interviewed the complainant upon arrival. The complainant/victim alleged that while working, his personal…

DWI Arrest

On September 18, 2020 at 7:55 PM, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a 2004 Chevrolet sedan on NYS Route 13 in the Town of Dryden after observing the vehicle operating with inoperable plate lamps. Deputies interviewed the driver, Anthony F. Santamarina Jr, age 52 of…

Felony DWI Arrest

On September 15, 2020 at 8:36 PM, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies were patrolling West Danby Road in the Town of Newfield. While on patrol, deputies observed a vehicle in front of them traveling all over the roadway and nearly going off the road several times. Deputies then conducted a…

Gorge Fatality

On August 19, 2020 at 6:47 PM, Tompkins County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Esty Drive in the Town of Lansing for a report of a male who had fallen into a ravine. Deputies responded to assist the Lansing Fire Department and Bangs Ambulance with the incident.

Upon arrival…

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