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#1505460 --- 09/27/17 05:01 PM Escaped ex-cop on the lam
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Update: Search resumes for suspect at large in Trumansburg, schools are on lockout

by Jolene Almendarez
Ithaca Voice

September 26, 2017

Note: This story has been updated multiple times since originally being published, including to clarify that Trumansburg schools are on lockout, not lockdown.

Update: The search is resuming Tuesday for a man police say escaped custody while taking a cigarette break at the Trumansburg police station.

Andrew Jacobsen, 32, was in custody and in the process of being booked for grand larceny Tuesday afternoon when he asked if he could smoke a cigarette, Trumansburg Police Chief Tom Ferretti said.

Police had been tipped off earlier in the day about Jacobsen's location and Ferretti and three officers had taken him into custody without incident around 4:45 p.m.

Jacobsen, who worked at Trumansburg PD about four years earlier before being fired for drug use, was taken outside and when officers tried to put handcuffs on him, Ferretti said Jacobsen shoved an officer and ran away.

"We made a mistake," Ferretti said.

Prior to his escape, Jacobsen was charged with felony grand larceny regarding the theft of about $4,000 in jewelry. There was also a felony bench warrant out for Jacobsen from New York State Police in Ithaca for forgery. Jacobsen will also be charged with felonies for second-degree assault and second-degree escape.

Jacobsen is described as a white male with a heavy beard, about 6-feet-two-inches tall, weighs about 240 pounds and is wearing khaki shorts and no shoes. Police said he was sighted on Rabbit Run Road around 6:45 a.m. and are still searching the area.

Ferretti said Jacobsen is not believed to be armed and should be considered non-violent.

Trumansburg area schools are currently on lockout as police continue searching for Jacobsen, a school official said, meaning that classes are continuing as usual.

Anyone with information about Jacobsen is asked to call 911 or Trumansburg police at 607-387-6505.

Read on: https://ithacavoice.com/2017/09/police-looking-escaped-male-suspect-trumansburg-area/
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#1505491 --- 09/28/17 05:01 AM Re: Escaped ex-cop on the lam [Re: Teonan]
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Former Trumansburg cop found, arrested in Spencer after escaping police custody Tuesday

by Jolene Almendarez
Ithaca Voice

September 27, 2017

SPENCER, N.Y. A former Trumansburg police officer who managed to escape arrest while taking a cigarette break Tuesday has been tracked down and taken into custody in Spencer.

Andrew Jacobsen, 32, was taken into custody around 7:30 pm. after being on the lam for around 24 hours. Few details are available yet about his arrest.

Read on: https://ithacavoice.com/2017/09/former-trumansburg-cop-taken-custody-fleeing-police-custody/
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#1505606 --- 09/29/17 05:25 AM Re: Escaped ex-cop on the lam [Re: Teonan]
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"They come back broken." Attorney Todd Livingston.


Lawyer for ex-officer who escaped custody points to veteran-related issues


Sarah Mearhoff,
ithacajournal.com

Sept. 28, 2017


The lawyer for a former Trumansburg police officer whose escape from police custody this week led to a 24-hour manhunt says his client is a decorated war veteran whose case illustrates "the problems that veterans face after returning from duty."

Andrew Jacobsen, 32, served two tours of active duty as a Special Operations Marine with the First Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company before being honorably discharged in 2009, his attorney, Todd Livingston, said Thursday.

Jacobsen was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon, accused of stealing $4,000 worth of jewelry from a Trumansburg home that he sold to a pawn shop in Ithaca. After being surrounded in his home, Jacobsen was taken into custody around 4:45 p.m.

Around 6 p.m., according to the Trumansburg police, an officer escorted Jacobsen outside for a cigarette break. Before he was placed in handcuffs, Jacobsen pushed the officer and ran, police said.

Jacobsen was caught at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday by New York State Police in Tioga County, according to the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office.

He appeared in court Thursday for arraignment on an unrelated drug probation violation.

After the arraignment, Livingston said that regardless of the outcome of the charges against Jacobsen, he hopes "people pay attention to this case because it's very illustrative of the problems that veterans face after returning from duty."

Jacobsen was sentenced in January to five years probation on drug-related charges. During his arraignment Thursday, Tompkins County Assistant District Attorney Daniel Johnson said Jacobsen violated the terms of his probation in June. Johnson and Livingston said they must coordinate future hearings, given the extraordinary new developments in Jacobsen's case.

This week's manhunt involved the efforts of Trumansburg police, Tompkins County Sheriff's deputies, state Park Police, New York State Police, Ithaca police, Environmental Conservation police, tracking dogs from the Ithaca Police Department, and a state police helicopter.

During Jacobsen's arraignment Thursday, Johnson said, "It's quite evident he's a flight risk given that he just escaped from police."

Charges have not yet been filed with Ulysses Town Court on Jacobsen's alleged theft and escape, officials said Thursday.

Livingston said the allegations against Jacobsen are illustrative of veterans' struggles when trying to re-enter society after returning from duty.

"They come back broken, and there are not the resources available to them to help," he said, adding that the damage done to those who serve is physical and psychological.

"(Jacobsen) is a very sympathetic figure once you get to know him," Livingston said. "Regardless of the outcome, I hope (his case) raises awareness of this problem."

http://www.ithacajournal.com/story/news/...sues/712084001/
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