Ithaca Police are looking for an individual whom they say stabbed a man on Abbott Lane in the West Village. The initial caller stated that a large group was fighting. When police arrived, they found a man stabbed. The man refused treatment and did not cooperate with police. One officer pursued a suspect on foot, however, the man, later identified at Zavierus King, escaped. Authorities brought in a canine to assist with the search, but despite their best efforts, King is still at large. Police say that the investigation is ongoing, and more arrests are possible.
Police arrested an Addison woman after she was found to be driving while impaired and in criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument and a controlled substance. 45-year-old Kelly A. Leary was pulled over by police after they say she moved from her lane unsafely on Route 17 in Barton. During the traffic stop, Leary allegedly showed signs of impairment, and upon a probable cause search of her vehicle, it was found that she was in possession of a small amount of heroin. Leary was arraigned in the Town of Barton Court, and sent to the Tioga County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail.
A Johnson City man was charged with criminal contempt in the first degree and harassment in the second degree, after a domestic dispute. According to authorities, 32-year-old Darryl B. Lynch of Johnson City allegedly grabbed his live-in girlfriend by the hair, pulled her around, and threatened to kill her. This was done in violation of an order of protection out of the Village of Endicott Court. Lynch was arraigned in the Village Court and sent to the Broome County Jail.
Four of the forty-nine guns stolen last October from a Horsehead’s gun shop have been recovered. Video Surveillance as well as an anonymous tip helped authorities trace the theft and sale of the guns to Douglas Church, Zachary Smith, and Brianna Lowe. One of the guns was found to be used in an attempted homicide in Elmira on June 1st. Since the theft, Scott’s Guns has revamped their security, including new alarms, and better surveillance among other measures. This is being done to prevent any more weapons from entering the hands of criminals.
After backing into a pedestrian, a Vestal woman was arrested for DWI. 62-year-old Vickie L. Angelo was backing up in a Johnson City parking lot when she hit the pedestrian. The name of the pedestrian has not been released, but police reports say that the pedestrian was sent to Wilson Hospital for a leg injury. Angelo was charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, and refusal of a breath screening test, a traffic infraction. Angelo is scheduled to appear in Village Court on June 30th.
A man was injured in Towanda after he hit a guardrail on a motorcycle. 20-year-old Brandon J. Rapp was travelling Creek Road in Standing Stone Township early Thursday morning when he lost control of his 1997 Harley Davidson Sportster, and slid into the guardrail. Rapp was wearing a helmet and only suffered a minor injury said Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda.
The new assistant Dean of Off Campus Programs and Services at Binghamton University, Milton Chester is seeking ways to improve the safety of students who live off campus. Chester attended a Binghamton City Council Meeting on Monday to discuss the ways in which he suggests would improve student safety. One such idea mentioned is to create a text-alert system for students. Chester asked council members to think of other ways to improve student safety. One Idea mentioned was to create a neighborhood watch. Chester is working closely with Binghamton Police Chief Joseph T. Zikuski in the process.
Eight properties in the City of Binghamton have been scheduled for demolition after the city received a federal grant through the Community Development Block Grant program. The program provides funding for neighborhood revitalization projects throughout the United States, and recently chose Binghamton as a recipient. The Binghamton Board of Contract and Supply used the grant to award a contract for demolition to LCP Group in Vestal.
A total of $60,000 was awarded to rural fire departments across three counties in Pennsylvania, including Bradford County. The awards were given through the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to fire departments with fewer than 10,000 residents in their district. The money was given to ensure that local fire departments could be as prepared as possible.