What Happened To The Site ?!?

    Elmira Telegram
    By Elmira Telegram,
    You're probably wondering what happened to the site, why it looks so different.  Well, truth is it's really not that different once you click to a different section. We're trying out a new "Front Page" section where you can have today's news at your fingertips. From there you can comment on the story or click to go to the Forums, the Community Writers section, and much more. The Menu Tabs as shown below will take you to other sections throughout the site.   Additionally, there is a new menu option, "Unread Content" which will allow you to see anything you may have missed including upcoming events on the site calendar and more.  Of course registered users can still comment on a post right from the Front Page. To do so, simply click "Reply" which takes you to the post in the forum and then you can post as normal.  In the coming days we'll be tweaking this a bit, but we believe this allows the site to both deliver news as well as offer a place for those who want to chat about a wide variety of topics.  Take a look, see what it's all about. As always, feedback is welcomed. 

    Rochester Man Convicted For 2015 Drug Arrest In Elmira

    Elmira Telegram
    By Elmira Telegram,
    Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Ian D. Goolsby, 40, of Rochester, NY, was convicted after a jury trial of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, possession of a firearm and ammunition as a previously convicted felon, possession of a firearm with removed, altered and obliterated serial number, and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. The charges carry a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $2,000,000 fine.
    Assistant U.S. Attorneys Charles E. Moynihan and Craig R. Gestring, who handled the prosecution of the case, stated that on March 11, 2015, an Elmira Police Department officer conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle Goolsby was driving in Elmira, New York.   Upon speaking to Goolsby, the officer could smell marijuana coming from the car.  The officer asked Goolsby about the marijuana odor in the vehicle.  Goolsby said that it was on his clothes and that he smoked it earlier.    The officer asked Goolsby to exit the vehicle and after some discussion, Goolsby complied.  The passenger was also asked to exit the vehicle.  Officers searched the car and found a small amount of plant material, which was later determined to be marijuana, between the passenger seat and passenger door, as well as on the driver’s side of the car.  Law enforcement also found a brown Nike shoe box on the passenger side floor, inside of which they recovered a Ruger, Model P90, .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol.  The serial number had been removed or obliterated.  Law enforcement also found a magazine loaded with six .45 caliber rounds of ammunition with the handgun.    Law enforcement continued searching the vehicle and recovered a black insulated bag containing white, uncooked rice.  Inside of this, they found 41 small wax-coated envelopes containing a white powdery substance with a stamp saying "dead man walking."  A forensic chemist from the New York State Police Southern Tier Satellite Crime Laboratory examined one of the envelopes and concluded the white substance inside was heroin.   The trial verdict is the result of an investigation by Elmira Police Department under the direction of Chief Joseph Kane and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives under the direction of Resident Agent in Charge, James Burroughs. Sentencing is scheduled for April 24, 2017 at 9:30 AM before Judge Charles J. Siragusa, who presided over the trial of the case.

    Two From Elmira Arrested For Burglary In Horseheads

    Elmira Telegram
    By Elmira Telegram,
    Two people from Elmira have been arrested in connection to burglaries which occurred in Horseheads.  Tyler R. Seeley, 21, of Elmira was arrested on 01/21/17 for Burglary in the 2nd Degree, a Class C Felony, and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th Degree, a Class E Felony, for stealing guns, prescriptions and alcohol from a home in the Town of Horseheads. Seeley was arraigned by the Horseheads Town Court and remanded to the Chemung County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail and $1000 property bond. Rebekka M. Seeley, 25, of Elmira was arrested on 01/21/17 for Burglary in the 2nd Degree, a Class C Felony, and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th Degree, a Class E Felony, for stealing guns, prescriptions and alcohol from a home in the Town of Horseheads. Seeley was arraigned by the Horseheads Town Court and remanded to the Chemung County Jail in lieu of $1000 cash bail and $2000 property bond. 

    Elmira Man Arrested After Several Shootings Occurred At Residence

    Elmira Telegram
    By Elmira Telegram,
    An Elmira man was arrested for what police say is numerous shootings occurring at his residence.  Michael J. Dumas-Jones, 27, of Elmira, was arrested on 1/22/17 at approx. 4:20 a.m. for Criminal Nuisance, a Class B Misdemeanor following a shooting at 421 E. Washington Ave.  Dumas-Jones has maintained a premise where persons gather to engage in unlawful conduct. The Elmira Police Department says officers have responded to the defendant's residence seven times in the past six months for shootings.  There have been four people shot inside the residence during this time frame. 

    Elmira Police Investigating Armed Robbery

    Elmira Telegram
    By Elmira Telegram,
    The Elmira Police Department is investigating an Armed Robbery / Gang Assault that occurred shortly after midnight on 1/23/17 in Hudson Street Park. A sixteen year old Elmira resident was threatened with a knife and then jumped by at least four assailants.  The victim suffered a broken jaw and nose and had property stolen from him. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Elmira Police Department at 737-5626.

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