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#1385067 --- 01/28/13 03:59 PM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: VM Smith]
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Sheriff's deputies seeking cab-robbery suspect

ITHACA – Tompkins County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a male suspected of robbing a Cayuga Taxi driver at gunpoint here late Saturday evening.

The driver arrived at 100 Graham Road to pick up a passenger sometime before 11:26 p.m., sheriff’s officials said. The suspect got in the cab, brandished a handgun and demanded money from the driver.

The driver handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and the suspect fled, the officials said. The suspect is described as about 6 feet tall, about 200 lbs., clad in a black hooded jacket and black or blue colored jeans.

Anyone with information regarding the alleged incident is asked to contact the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office at 607-257-1345 or the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office Anonymous Tip line at 607-266-5420.

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#1385181 --- 01/29/13 07:21 AM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: newsman38]
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Gunshots Reportedly Fired in Collegetown; Man Treated for Injuries

Shots were reportedly fired in the northern edge of Collegetown early Tuesday morning, police said. A man was treated for gunshot wounds to the buttocks about 35 minutes after the gunfire in Collegetown was reported, and he is now in stable condition.

At about 1:30 a.m., police received a 911 call notifying them of "possible shots fired in the area of Oak Ave[nue] and of a dark-colored sedan leaving the area."

The Ithaca Police Department and Cornell University Police Department spoke with multiple residents "who all heard the sound of four or five gunshots," according to the IPD. At the time, police searched the area but did not find any suspects.

At approximately 2:05 a.m., Bangs Ambulance and IPD officers responded to 503 Hancock St. — approximately 1.5 miles away from Oak Avenue — for a 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the buttocks, according to the IPD. 

The man, who was conscious, alert and walking, "also confirmed that the incident occurred in the area of 100 Oak Avenue, but would not provide any further information," police said.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident. 

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#1385693 --- 02/01/13 07:25 PM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: newsman38]
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Ithaca stabbing, robbery suspect arrested

An Ithaca teenager has been arrested in connection with a savage knife-attack robbery of a middle-aged woman early Wednesday evening on Seneca Street.

Y-nasia O. Adams, 19, stabbed the victim in the hand and head with a black-handled paring knife, pushed her to the ground, kicked her in the lower back and fled with the victim’s purse, which contained her credit cards, court papers allege. Police charged Adams with first-degree robbery, second-degree assault, fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, all felonies.

The incident occurred on the south side of West Seneca Street at about 6:30 p.m., according to court papers.

As the victim crossed Albany Street into the 300 block of West Seneca Street, she saw a medium skinned black male or female, clad in a light-colored hooded sweatshirt, running toward her, court papers said.

The person then bumped into her and yelled, “give me your purse!” the victim recalled. Thinking the person was joking, the victim refused, court papers said. The person then “approached very close” to the victim’s face and repeated the demand.

“I observed a knife in the right hand of the subject and realized the incident was not a joke,” the victim said. “I clutched my purse tight and screamed loudly.” She then felt a blow to the back of her head.

Using the hand that was holding the knife, the suspect began punching the victim in the head as she screamed, court papers said. She raised her left hand defensively and saw that the knife had a small silver blade.

“The subject continued to strike me with the knife at least three times,” the victim recalled.

“As I attempted to block the blows from my face, I felt my left hand being cut by the knife.”

The suspect then pushed her down, kicked her in the back, grabbed her purse from underneath her body, struck her with it and fled into the Department of Social Services (DSS) parking lot, court papers said.

“I continued screaming throughout the incident,” the victim said. In addition to a Tompkins Trust Company debit card, a Cornell Federal Credit Union debit card and an Orchard Bank Master Card, the purse held the victim’s wallet, checkbook and driver’s license.

Noticing some bystanders in the DSS parking lot, the victim rose, walked over and asked one of them to call the police. The bystanders asked if she was hurt, and one of them said that he’d given chase but failed to catch her assailant.

The victim was taken to Cayuga Medical Center where she was treated for several lacerations to her left index finger and middle finger, and a nearly inch-long gash on the back of her head. Using the description, Ithaca Police located Adams a short distance away and arrested her.

Adams was arraigned in Ithaca City Court and sent to Tompkins County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. Her preliminary felony hearing is scheduled for next week.


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Pizza delivery driver reports gunpoint robbery in Lansing

Tompkins County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for two men suspected of robbing a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint Thursday evening in Lansing.

The incident occurred sometime before 8 p.m., sheriff’s officials said. The driver was delivering pizza to a Graham Road apartment when two men approached him in the parking lot, brandished pistols and demanded money, they said.

They then fled with an undisclosed amount of money. The first suspect is described as being white, about 6-foot tall, medium build, and possibly in his early 20s. The suspect was clad in a black colored hooded jacket and dark colored blue jeans. No description was provided by the victim on the second subject other than he was a male.

Feb. 1, 2013 9:25 AM
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#1388245 --- 02/21/13 11:01 AM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: newsman38]
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Ithaca Man Pleads Guilty to Byrne Dairy Robbery

ITHACA — A 39-year-old city man faces up to two years in prison after Wednesday pleading guilty to robbing the Byrne Dairy store in May 2012.

James N. Alexander entered the plea to second-degree robbery after he was charged last year with robbing the Meadow Street location of $235 and threatening to shoot the store clerk.

By: ED SUTHERLAND | 8 MINS AGO

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#1388375 --- 02/21/13 11:42 PM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: newsman38]
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Yikes! This is getting serious. What caliber gun do you recommend that I buy?
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#1388652 --- 02/24/13 09:46 AM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: VM Smith]
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I can remember when it was a beautiful safe place to live. Now it is all big city problems. In the mid 90's my front door was crashed in by 2 punks that wanted to rob my home. They did not realize I was home. Busted one with a golf club, the other ran like a little girl. IPD caught them both a few hours later. Both got probation and were out roaming the street in less than 60 days. Once upon a time you could walk any street in Ithaca at any hour and be completely safe. It just shows all good things do come to an end. After 25 years in Ithaca, I contemplate moving back to the Bronx. Statistically, my family would be safer in the big city. Sad.....
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#1388665 --- 02/24/13 12:23 PM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: dunderhead]
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Political correctness has been eating away at the city for about twenty years. You have a judge that coddles criminals, a county legislature that mandates early release programs, a DA who ducks the hard cases and a series of mayors who don't want to ruffle the feathers of the professional victims, all combined with a criminal element that knows pacifists are easy pickings.

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#1388721 --- 02/24/13 06:24 PM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: dunderhead]
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Both got probation and were out roaming the street in less than 60 days.


And probably robbing other people, some of whom might be unlucky enough to die. OTOH, if you'd just shot them...oh, so sorry...that's politically incorrect. After all, they may have had imperfect childhoods...
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#1391269 --- 03/11/13 10:36 AM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: newsman38]
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Two Men Arrested in Connection With Ithaca Murder in 2011

Ithaca police arrested a man Thursday in connection with the murder of Francisco “Rico” Santiago. Gary Lowe was apprehended after several months of ongoing investigation into Santiago’s death Dec. 1, 2011 at Chestnut Hill Apartments.

"A drug related robbery... resulted in the murder of Santiago,” according to an IPD press release.

Judge John Rowley authorized arrest warrants for Lowe and Lawrence Beauford Thursday, both for second-degree murder. Lowe was arraigned and sent to the Tompkins County Jail without bail Thursday afternoon. Beauford was already in detention by the New York State Department of Corrections in connection with another crime


September 7, 2012
By Jonathan Dawson


Jury selection to start in Ithaca murder case

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#1393780 --- 03/25/13 11:57 AM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: newsman38]
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Burglar Grabs Prescription Meds from Chestnut Street Apartment

Ithaca, NY — Ithaca police Friday night are looking for a man who snatched prescription medicine from a Chestnut Street apartment. The female resident apparently chased the burglar out of her apartment before the man could also make off with her purse and cash.

According to police, the man is described as white, in his twenties, with a thin build and clean shaven. The suspect was wearing white sneakers and lime green medical gloves, they said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Ithaca Police Department at (607) 272-3245.

By: ED SUTHERLAND | March 22, 2013

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#1398471 --- 04/22/13 06:41 AM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: newsman38]
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Ithaca pedestrian shot three times

ITHACA — A 26-year-old Ithaca man has hit by three bullets late Sunday as he walked home, city police said.

At around 10:48 p.m., the 26-year-old was walking on the 200 block of Elm Street when he was shot, police said. The suspect, described as a black man with a small build and traveling on foot, fired four to five shots with a small caliber handgun, police said.

Bangs Ambulance took the victim to Sayre, Pa., for medical treatment. His injuries aren’t believed to be life-threatening, police said.

Anyone with information on the incident can contact Ithaca police at (607) 272-9973. The investigation is continuing

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#1399173 --- 04/26/13 11:39 AM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: newsman38]
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Couple accused of jumping man, stealing wallet

CITY OF ITHACA — A South Geneva Street couple are facing felony third-degree robbery charges after they were accused of jumping a man and stealing his wallet on South Cayuga Street, city police said.

Around 9 p.m. Wednesday, the victim asked 34-year-old Kimberly S. Larkin and 37-year-old Leaddice J. Daniels where he could buy a pack of cigarettes. Daniels told the victim to follow him and Larkin to the store two blocks away, city police said.

All three walked into the store, where the victim purchased cigarettes. Once outside, the man asked the couple for directions to the north side of the city. The couple walked the victim toward the Holiday Inn, where Daniels pushed the victims up against the wall near the parking lot entrance while Larkin stole the victim’s wallet, police said.

The victim gave police a description of the couple, who were apprehended about a block away from where the alleged incident occurred.

Larkin and Daniels were arraigned and sent to the Tompkins County jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 property bond.

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#1402947 --- 05/28/13 07:40 AM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: newsman38]
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#1403067 --- 05/29/13 06:18 AM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: newsman38]
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Police: Man broke into Blair St. home, touched resident

CITY OF ITHACA — City police are looking for a man who allegedly cut a screen to enter a Blair Street home and then forcibly touched a female resident there.

Shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday, the victim woke to find a man standing over her bed, attempting to put a hand down her pants, police said. She fought off his advances and he fled out the front door.

The victim wasn’t physically injured and no weapon was shown or threatened, police said. The perpetrator allegedly entered the home through an unlocked window, cutting a screen.

The incident occurred on the 100 block of Blair Street. While police searched the area and questioned several people, no suspects were identified.

The perpetrator is described as a man around 6 feet tall with a slender build, short beard or unshaven face, wearing a dark puffy jacket, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call the Ithaca Police Department at (607) 272-9973.

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#1403096 --- 05/29/13 11:08 AM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: newsman38]
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This woman could have easily been raped and/or killed. It is a disservice to the people of the city, and most particularly to the neighborhood residents, not to report the suspect's race, which the victim probably knew, since she noticed other facial details.

FI, if the perp is thought to be white, on very good evidence, that would immediately eliminate 26% of Ithaca residents as suspects, and make it easier for area residents to focus on suspicious activity by whites, in the effort to safeguard themselves.

Perhaps this is easier to comprehend from out here in the reality zone which surrounds Ithaca.


Edited by VM Smith (05/29/13 11:12 AM)
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#1403745 --- 06/04/13 11:48 AM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: VM Smith]
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Early morning Ithaca burglary results in arrest

A resident in the 300 block of Pleasant Street was awakened around 6 a.m. by noise in his residence. When he checked it out he encountered the suspect, who then fled. The victim described the suspect to the officers as a black male about 6 feet tall and wearing a black jacket and jeans.

Shortly thereafter the police located Angel Arce, 48, of Ithaca, who fit the description; the victim positively identified him as the person who was in his residence.

During the booking process property belonging to the victim was recovered from Arce’s pants pockets. Arce was charged with second-degree burglary, a class C felony; fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property; and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Arce is currently in Ithaca police custody awaiting arraignment.

9:48 AM, Jun 4, 2013

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#1404215 --- 06/07/13 05:29 PM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: newsman38]
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2 convicted in Ithaca house invasion, robbery

ITHACA — Two city residents were convicted Friday in connection with a home invasion and robbery on Lake Avenue last summer, according to Tompkins County District Attorney Gwen Wilkinson’s office.

Jameel “Tookie” Melton, 30, and Elizabeth Minor, 34, were convicted by a jury this week of multiple counts of robbery including first degree, petit larceny and conspiracy in the fourth degree stemming from the home invasion and armed robbery that occurred on July 12. Cash, jewelry, a computer and other belongings were stolen from the victim. The defendants were apprehended that same evening by City of Ithaca police.

Both Melton and Minor are scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 14.

6:10 PM, Jun 7, 2013

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#1404299 --- 06/08/13 11:32 AM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: newsman38]
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Ithaca police searching for suspicious person who grabbed woman on Linden Avenue

Ithaca police are searching for a man who tried to attack a woman early Saturday morning.

Around 2:10 a.m., the woman was walking alone from College Avenue and Dryden Road to her home in the 100 block of Linden Avenue when she was grabbed by an unknown man, police said.

As she reached for her front door, the suspect grabbed her by the shoulders and pushed her into the door. The woman threw an elbow back to the suspect, hitting him in the face. She then ran to a friend's house located at 301 College Ave., police said.

No threats were made and no weapons were shown, police said. The woman was not injured in the incident.

The suspect is described as a man in his twenties around 5-feet-10 inches tall. He has light colored hair and was wearing light clothing.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Ithaca Police Department at 607-272-9973.

By Sistina Giordano | sgiordano@syracuse.com

on June 08, 2013 at 9:01 AM

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#1409755 --- 07/19/13 06:49 PM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: newsman38]
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Ithaca robbers sentenced

In Ithaca, a man and woman are sentenced for home invasion robbery.

Back in July of 2012, Jameel Melton,30, and Elizabeth Minor, 34, broke into a house on Lake Avenue.

Minor had posed as a prostitute to find out how much money was in the victims home.

After she left, her and Melton returned to rob the home.

Both were convicted in early June of first degree robbery based on use of a pistol, and robbery in the second degree.

Minor is sentenced to 7 years of incarceration and Melton was sentenced to 8 years incarceration.

By Conor Mooney

Credit: MGN Online
July 19, 2013
Updated Jul 19, 2013 at 6:52 PM EDT

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#1409802 --- 07/20/13 07:02 AM Re: Robbery Capital of the Finger Lakes? [Re: newsman38]
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Minor had posed as a prostitute to find out how much money was in the victims home.


Posing as a hooker? What does that entail? Having sex for money, but giving it back before you rob the guy, because you're not really the type that has sex for money?
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