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Stabbing Homicide Near The Ithaca Commons, PBA Aims To Partner With Common Council To Address IPD Staffing Emergency

ITHACA, N.Y., November 1st, 2022 – Violent crime in the City of Ithaca continues and staffing levels at the Ithaca Police Department are at critical levels. Despite the attempts of the PBA to shed light on the issues surrounding staffing and violent crime, City Hall has remained mostly silent and has offered no real solutions even in the wake of the recent stabbing murder that occurred just blocks from the Ithaca Commons shortly after bar close. Some in City Hall, including the Acting Mayo...

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The Negative Impacts Of Ithaca’s Police Reform Initiative That City Officials Seemingly Don’t Want To Acknowledge

The negative impacts of Ithaca’s police reform initiative that city officials seemingly don’t want to acknowledge by: Rhea Jha Posted: Oct 5, 2022 / 01:48 AM EDT Updated: Oct 5, 2022 / 02:17 PM EDT ITHACA, N.Y. (WETM) – Law enforcement officials in Ithaca are blaming the city’s police reform initiative for staffing shortages. Now, a local news reporter says she was fired after she wrote an article shedding light on the issue. The Ithaca Police Department (IPD) is desperate...

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Ithaca PBA Announces 2022 Pink Badge Breast Cancer Awareness Initiative, Partners With IPD Administration & Local Business

The Ithaca PBA hates cancer but we love the color PINK!!! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this year, as in many years past, you will see Ithaca Police Officers proudly wearing our pink badges to help draw attention and support to this extremely important cause. PBA Executive Board Member Mike Meskill brought the Pink Badge Awareness Initiative to our community 5 years ago with the goal of raising awareness of breast cancer and directly supporting those affected by the dise...

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Ithaca Homeowner Stops Burglary, Suspect In Hospital

Ithaca homeowner stops burglary, suspect in hospital Tuesday, October 4th 2022, 8:00 AM EDT By Kurt Martone ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Early Tuesday morning, an Ithaca homeowner stopped his own house from being burglarized. In the confrontation, Ithaca Police say the homeowner injured the alleged burglar, who tried to enter a house on North Plain Street. The suspect then fled the scene, and was later found by a Tompkins County Sheriff Deputy traveling through the city. The homeowne...

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Man Arrested For Home Invasion In Ithaca

Man arrested for home invasion in Ithaca by: Kevin Gfeller Posted: Oct 2, 2022 / 12:07 AM EDT Updated: Oct 2, 2022 / 12:07 AM EDTITHACA, N.Y. (WETM) — Ithaca Police arrested one man for breaking into a home with a knife and robbing three victims on October 1.According to Ithaca Police, officers responded to a home on South Plain Street for a report of a home invasion in progress at 6:02 a.m. Police say three people woke up to a man inside their home armed with a knife demanding money an...

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IPD Staffing Shortages Strain EMS In T-Burg, Surrounding Communities

IPD Staffing Shortages Strain EMS in T-burg, Surrounding Communities Matt Dougherty, Ithaca Times, Sep 29, 2022 Staffing shortages at the Ithaca Police Department are putting increasing pressure on emergency medical services (EMS) in surrounding communities. Trumansburg Mayor Rorden Hart recently told The Ithaca Times that “data shows that delays in EMS response are closely linked to law enforcement staffing.” According to Mayor Hart, “I'm not commenting on what the city of Ith...

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