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Woman Shoplifter arrested

Trumansburg Police on April 3, 2014 arrested Ashley Moon age 33 of 12 Shaber Drive Ithaca for shoplifting at a local store. Police received a phone call that a woman had in her personal shopping bag many items she did not pay for when she was checking out. Police state her case is on going in Ulysses Court.

Reward for Theft of Pediatric Cancer Money

On January 25th , 2014 a large glass containing around $2500.00 in coins and bills for children with cancer was stolen from inside the Falls Tavern. This money had been collected over the past year and was going to be turned over to the cancer authorities On February 7th, 2014.

This theft is so unspeakable its hard to believe anyone would of taken it. A reward has been offered for the arrest of the suspects (s). Contact the Trumansburg Police 607 387 6513 and leave a message, their is voice mail on this line if no one answers. The jug weighed around 70 pounds and may of been taken in the afternoon or later on the 25th.


Tburg Travel Team Treasurer Arrested for Theft

Trumansburg Police arrested the treasurer of the Trumansburg Travel Baseball Team on Thursday for Grand Larceny 4th a felony and Falsifying Business Records. She will have a felony hearing on Monday February 10, 2014 in Ulysses Town Court.. She has been released on her own recognizance.

Investigators received  complaints from officers of the League that bills were not being paid and that their local  bank account had been closed by the bank for issuing too many bad checks. Police investigated the complaints and applied for subpoena’s through the DA’s office which indicated thousands of dollars of fraud. To date the amount is over six thousand dollars. taken from the Trumansburg Baseball League. The records under subpoena indicated money was spent for personal use by the treasurer.

Arrested was  Deborah Grunder age 48 of Interlaken, Her case is ongoing.pending the felony hearing to determine if the case should be held over for grand jury action.


Dog bites woman

Trumansburg Police responded to Aubles Trailer Park on January 9th and met with Trumansburg Ambulance. They were treating a woman who had been bitten in her hand by a dog. She was taken to Cayuga Medical Center by ambulance and treated for her injuries which were three puncture wounds to the top and bottom of her right hand.

investigation showed the dog was not licensed, and did not have his rabies shots. Police officer issued the owner a summon for Ulysses Court for unlicensed dog under the Ag and Markets law. Richard Austin of Aubles Park will appear in Ulysses Town Court on  January 27th 2014. Tompkins County Health Department was notified.

Senior Citizen Residential Thefts

Trumansburg Police were called to a local senior citizen residential facility regarding a series of mail thefts over the past few months. Investigation revealed that when packages were delivered to this facility they were left on a table for the residents to pick up since they were too large for the mailboxes. Thru the month of December other thefts occurred from the common room of the  facility.

Working with the staff police interviewed residents and obtained two video’s showing the  two separate thefts in progress. The suspect turned out to be a recent resident .On Tuesday January 14th police executed arrest and search warrant at the facility and took the female into custodya nd found some of the stolen property in her apartment..Packages delivered now are kept under lock and key in the office which is a little inconvenient but safer.

Arrested was Elsie W Sherman age 56 of the facility Trumansburg. She was processed and arraigned and ordered to appear in on going court action on February 19th, 2014

Aggravated Harassment

Trumansburg  Police arrested Codey A Cornell age 19 of 37 Dublin Road Lansing on December  31, 2013 for aggravated harassment a Class A Misd.  Cornell is accused of sending over a period of three months sent many harassing and alarming messages to a female victim. Cornell was arraigned and was  issued an order of protection by Ulysses Court and remanded to Tompkins County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $2,00 property bond. His next court appearance is 1-14-14

Identity Theft /Petit Larceny

Trumansburg Police arrested Michael Perroots age  28 of 121 E Main St Trumansburg for petit larceny on January 14th 2014 . Perroots had stole checks from a deceased relative and then forged and passed the checks to a local tavern in December 2013.

Over the past two months Perroots has been charged and plead guilty on similar case to other businesses.

Repeated thefts

Trumansburg Police have arrested the same person three separate times for larceny at a local store for shoplifting.The subject has now been ordered by the court not to go inside the store due to his  continued stealing.

Polcie arrested Dylan T Murphy age 23  of 191 E Main St  three times in the past few weeks for larceny at the same store. The last time was January 7th 2014 when he took beer. Food and beere have been his choice of items to steal.

Switched Plates led to jail

Trumansburg Police stopped a vehicle for switched plates on January 15th, 2014. Police stopped the vehicle in the village and discovered the vehicle registration was suspended, the operator was suspended, no insurance on the vehicle, unlicensed operator and no valid inspection.

Arrested was Troy Yeager age 37 of Iradell Road.  His vehicle was seized and he was arraigned in Ulysses Court and sent to TC Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail. Schuyer Sherifrf was also notified as they had a fraud arrest warrant for Yaeger. He is scheduled to return to Ulysses Court on 1-20-14.

High Speed leads to DWI

Trumansburg Police arrested Tyler Jordan age 29 of 76 S Appleagatet Road for DWI, more than .08 bac and speeding 80/30 and unlawful speedometer( broken) on December 28th, 2013. Jordan was observed speeding in 30mph zone and exceeded 80 mph at one point. Once stopped the officer observations showed Jordan had been drinking so he was asked to exit his car. As Jordan exited the car and walked to the front of his car he had to hang onto the car so he would not fall.

Jordan’s case is ongoing in Ulysses Court and he will appear on January 14th, 2014

Forgery suspect turned herself into police

Trumansburg Police had a  female walk into their  office at the beginning of November stating she was turning herself in for fogery possession charges back in  January of this year. Arrested for criminal possession of a forged instrument was Christina J Fowles age 29 S Plain St ithaca. Fowles and anoher female have been sought by police for many months in regards to checks stolen from a Trumansburg home. Her case is ongoing and she will be back in court in December.The checks were used in many stores in the county.

Fugitive from Justice Apprehended

Trumansburg Police were notified over the past weekend by Waterbury Ct.  authorities that a fugitive from justice was living in the villlage. Police investigated the complaint and arrested Martin  D Oltz age 31 of Trumansburg, NY as a fugitive from justice. Oltz was taken into custody and  arraigned in Ulysses Town Court Trumansburg  with no bail pending extradiction proceedings. He has a return court date of 12-16-13 in Ulysses Court. Oltz’s original case was Criminal Mischief 1st degree in Connecticut.

Felony Sex Abuse Charged

Trumansburg Police have charged Michael A Nemire age 31  of Trumansburg, NY with sexual abuse  in the  first degree a Class D felony. Nemire was arraigned in Ulysses Town Court in Trumansburg on 11-15-2013 and sent to TC Jail in lieu fo $5000 cash / $ 10, bond.  Nemire was brought from jail for his felony hearing this morning 11-21-13 and was held over for grand jury action, bail remained the same. Nemire was charged with sexual contact with a person uinder the age of 13 when he being 21 years of age or older. His case is ongoing.

Warrant Tip locates two wanted suspects

On August 11th  police received a tip that two suspects Trumansburg Police were looking for were staying at a Kentucky Avenue home. A complement of three Trumansburg Officers, two Tompkins Deputy Sheriffs and one State Park policeman surrounded the home around midnight into the 12th. After a period of time the suspects tried to sneak out of the house and were heading into the woods when police  stopped them. They were placed under arrest and taken to the Trumansburg station.

Arrested was Nicole Marranca  dob 12-11-89  address  unknown wnated for felony possession of stolen property, identity theft, and grand larceny. She is wanted also by Ithaca Police. Also arrested was Erik Motquin dob 5-7-82 for peit larceny which he plead guilty to from stolen motor vehicle. They were both arraigned by Ulysses Justice Dresser and sent to To TC Jail in lieu of $5,00 cash bail. Their  cases are ongoing in county court.

Man assaulted with stick

GE DIGITAL CAMERAOn August 1st 2013  shortly after 10:00am Trumansburg Police received a 911 call for an assault behind the area of 47 to 55 E Main St. part of the business district. The call stated one man had clubbed another with a 3-4 long club and there was severe bleeding. Tompkins deputies also responded to the scene. When police arrived the victim was being attended to by Trrumansburg ambulance inside Little Venice Restaurant. The victim  did not know his attacker. Police officers  searched the area looking for this White male mid 20′s. It became apparent that the suspect may have a connection to one of the female tenants in one of the neigboring buildings. Interviews were conducted and then a little after  2:00pm Trumansburg Police located the suspect in the females apartment where he had been hiding in the basement located under her apartment.

Trumansburg Police arrested Colin B Chapman age 28 of 3983 Church St Burdett (picture above) for assault 2nd degree, a Class D felony. He was arriaigned and remanded by Town Justice Dresser in lieu of  $5,000 cash/$10,000 bond. He was taken to TC Jail where he made bail later that night. Chapmen had another court appearance in Ulysse Court Tuesday, his case is wating grand jury action. Investigation is continuing, further arrests are probable, anyone with information regarding the case are asked to call 387 6513..


At about 11:45 Friday Jult 20th a very intoxicated male attemtped to enter Byrne Dairy without a shirt, staggering badly with a severe bleeeding laceration to his forehead. He was stopped by the officer and asked if he was okay and waht happened for it appeared he had been assaulted. The male was very vulgar and tried to get pass the officer. The male. identified as Martin D Oltz age 30 of 4365 W Seneca Road Trumansburg was placed in handcuffs for  protective custody per 22.09 of the Health Law. Police treated and bandaged his wound while waiting for the ambulance which then transported him to CMC. Charge for Criminal Possession of a weapon fourth degree is pending.

Domestic assault/Criminal Mischief

Trumabsburg Police responded to a domestic incident behind Byrne Dairy at about 2:30am on July 19th during the Grassroots Festival. Police arrived and found that the suspect Paul L Hill age 35 had a verbal and physical argument with a female. Damage was also intentionally caused to the victims car by Hill. Police  apprehended Hill a short time later located him and arrested him. During the subsequent search of Hill a quantity of crystal meth was in his pocket. Hill was booked and arraigned in Ulysses Court and a full stay away order of protection was issued. Hill was sent to TC Jail in lieu of $1500 cash/$3,000 bond for return court on 7-23-13.


Assault arrest

Trumansburg police arrested Justin Marshall age 24 for assault on another male last week at Leisure Living Estates in Trumansburg. Police arrested Marshall for causing a concussion and fractured  jaw to another male. Marshall was arraigned in Ulysses Court and remanded to Tompkins in lieu of $2500. cash or $5,000 bond. NYS parole has filed warrant for violating his release.

Burglary leads to animal abuse

Trumansburg Police received a call this past Thursday the 27th of June of entry into a unlocked mobile home. The owner saw nothing missing except a 4′ 11″ foot blue cord which was used to straggle her young cat. Police investigated and learned that a neighbor came home for lunch and saw this beautiful blondish colored male car hanging off the owners deck with this blue cord tied to the top railing, the other around the cat’s neck. The cat either jumped or was tossed over the railing and the cord being short did not quite allow the cat to reach the ground. A bicycle was parked against the fence and as the cat went over it got entangled with the handlebars and fought for its life as told byt the scratches it made into the bikes tire. The park super took pictures of the cat and took it down until the owners came home.

Police have canvassed the area and have some leads but are seeking help in knowing if anyone saw anyone with this cat or in the vicinity of Lot #55 Aubles Park. Both these charges are being investigated as felonies at this time. Anyone with information please call  police at 387 6513.

Probation Sex Offender Arrested

Police received arrest warrant from Tompkins County Court for Douglas Predmore age 23 formerly of Trumansburg for violating his probation. Trumansburg Police arrested Predmore earlier in the year for having sex with a person younger than 17. He pled guilty and was sentenced to some jail and ten years probation.

Predmore was located in Groton and Groton Police picked up Predmore and took Predmore to the county jail for hearing in county court today June 13th.