City Solicitation Reminder
Several energy companies have applied recently to the City of Auburn for a permit to solicit business within the city. Any company/person interested in soliciting door to door is required to apply for a permit. Each application is reviewed by the City Manager and the Police Chief prior to the issuance of the permit. Not all of the companies are granted permission to solicit within the city. With that in mind, the City of Auburn Police Department would like to remind residents to remain vigilant when dealing with door to door solicitors. If a person stops at your residence we offer the following suggestions:
1. Do not open your door if you are not interested or feel uncomfortable with the person at your residence. If the person does not leave after a short period of time call the police. Non-Emergency dial (315)253-3231 or Emergency dial 911
2. If you do decide to speak with the solicitor demand that they first show you their permit issued by the City of Auburn. The permit should contain a photograph of the person, pedigree information, the company that the person is soliciting business for and an expiration date. If no permit is provided ask the person to leave your property and call the police.
3. If after speaking with the solicitor you are not interested in the product simply indicate same to the person and make sure he/she leaves your property.
4. If the person refuses to leave your property or becomes overly aggressive during their sales pitch, do not become confrontational. Close your door and call the police.
5. Finally, always report suspicious activity in your neighborhood to police, whether it be from a solicitor or otherwise.
There are legitimate companies that request to solicit business within the city and we do not want to deter that but the safety and security of our residents is our primary responsibility and the Auburn Police Department remains committed to that mission. Further information regarding the permit application process or whether a company/person has a valid permit can be obtained in person at the City Clerk’s office or by calling (315)255-4100.
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Holiday Crime Prevention Tips
With the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching, so is “Black Friday” and the shopping season in anticipation of Christmas. With that in mind, Chief Brian Neagle and members of the Auburn Police Department would like to offer the following crime prevention tips:
- Even though it is a busy time of the year with a lot on your mind, always be aware of your surroundings.
- Park your vehicle in a well-lighted area and as close to the entrance of the store you intend to shop at. Never leave your vehicle running unattended for any period of time.
- - Lock your vehicle and make sure windows are completely up and secured.
- - Lock passenger compartments of your vehicle including the glove box and center console.
- - Never leave packages or valuable items in plain view. Remove them from the vehicle or secure them in the trunk.
- - Avoid carrying large sums of cash, bring only what is needed such as a driver’s license and a credit card; carry those items in your pocket.
- - If you must use an ATM, use one inside of a well-populated building or a well- lighted area. Only withdraw the amount of cash that you will need for that day and protect your PIN from the view of other people.
- - Always carry a cell phone and have emergency contacts programmed into the phone.
- - Always report suspicious activity.
- - Shop with a friend and if you feel concerned for your safety ask a store employee, store security or law enforcement officer to escort your to your vehicle.
- - Be sure to lock your windows and doors even when you leave the house for a short period of time.
- - When you leave your home for extended holiday travel, have a neighbor or friend watch your home while you’re away. Have them collect your mail and newspapers while you’re gone.
- - Place lights, radio, and television on timers so that your home appears occupied.
- - Avoid having large displays of gifts visible from windows and doors.
The Auburn Police Department remains committed to the safety and security of its residents and would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season.
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Sexual Abuse Arrest
A 29 year old Port Byron man, formerly of Auburn, has been charged with several sex crimes related to incidents involving children under 11 years old and a dog.
Stephan D. Lane of 8089 Barnes Rd Port Bryon was charged with the following offenses;
Criminal Sexual Act 1st
Sexual Abuse 1st
Endangering the Welfare of a Child (2 counts)
Lane had sexual contact with a child under the age of 11 years old on more than one occasion between August 2013 and October 2013 at a residence in the City of Auburn.
Lane also displayed adult sexual aids and masturbated in front of another child under the age of 11 years old on more than one occasion between August 2013 and September 2013 at a residence in the City of Auburn. Lane also engaged in sexual conduct with a dog, also in front of this second child
Lane was arraigned in Auburn City Court and remanded to the Cayuga County PSB Jail on no bail.
Lane was acquainted with the family of the children and had opportunity to commit these acts. Cayuga County Child Protective Services was also involved in the investigation and the children are now safe.
The investigation began when the children disclosed the incidents to an adult family member who contacted police.
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The investigation into the recent series of residential burglaries has continued to include the execution of a search warrant at a Park Place C/Auburn residence. This resulted in the recovery of stolen property from a burglary on Perrine Ave C/Auburn reported on October 10th and Silver St Rd T/Fleming burglary reported on October 22nd. A vehicle stolen from Silver St T/Fleming was also recovered nearby. Additional arrests have occurred as a result of this.
Detectives from the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Dept and investigators from the NY State Police participated in the search warrant. The property traced to the Fleming residence was turned over to the State Police who are handling that investigation. The stolen vehicle was turned over to the Sheriff’s Dept who are handling that investigation.
Additional recovered property was traced to a residence onChapman Avewhere it was determined a burglary had recently occurred however residents there had not reported this to police.
A previously charged 16 yr old resident of Chapman Ave Auburn was additionally charged with Grand Larceny 4th and Criminal Mischief 4th related to a Perrine Ave burglary.
A 17 yr old resident of Park Place Auburn was charged with Burglary 3rd, Grand Larceny 4th, Criminal Mischief 4th, and Petit Larceny for a Perrine Ave burglary. This subject was also charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th in regards to the Chapman Ave burglary. Both are being held at the Cayuga County PSB Jail.
The investigation is continuing and additional arrests are expected. Anyone with information is asked to call 255-4702 or 255-4705
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7- Eleven Robbery
The Auburn Police Department responded to an Armed Robbery that occurred at approx. 4:45am on October 16, 2013 at the Seven Eleven convenience store located on the corner of State and Perrine Sts. in the City of Auburn. The clerk reported that a black male subject entered the store and demanded money. The suspect was wielding a bladed weapon approx. 18” long and made a threatening gesture toward the clerk with the weapon. . The clerk complied with the demand by removing the cash drawer from the register. The suspect picked up the cash drawer and fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. The description of the suspect is as follows: Black male; 5’9’ tall; medium build and wearing a dark hooded jacket, dark pants, an orange billed hat and a red bandana covering his lower face.
The public is urged to contact the Auburn Police with any information. Contact persons are Cpt. David Delfavero at 255-4705, and Det. Chris Coopper at 255-4706. Tips may also be left at firstname.lastname@example.org. All information may be provided anonymously and remain confidential.
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Residential Burglary Spree
The Auburn Police Department wishes to alert the public regarding a rash of residential burglaries that have been committed in the City of Auburn. A total of five residential burglaries have been reported in the northwest area of Auburn. The burglaries are believed to have taken place from October 11th to 13th. The items which were stolen included several firearms, hunting equipment and a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck, color grey bearing NY plate EVW-1344. The truck has a NYS Corrections Officer sticker on the windshield. The truck and stolen items have not been recovered.
The Auburn Police Department would like to advise the public to take the following precautions to lessen the risk of being victimized. Lock all windows and doors to your home as well as your vehicle. Do not leave house keys, vehicle keys or valuables in your vehicle. Leave outside lights on at night, place valuables in a secure location.
The public is encouraged to call the police to report any suspicious activity or knowledge of persons trying to sell any items that they suspect may be stolen. Any information may be reported anonymously to Cpt. David DelFavero, 255-4705 of Det. Jeff Mead, 255-4702.
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Attempted Burglary Arrests
On August 13, 2013 at approximately 2230 hrs the Auburn Police Department received a walk in report of a burglary from an address on Elizabeth St. in the City. While a patrol officer was investigating the initial complaint a call was received, a short time later, that three suspects were attempting to gain entry into the same residence.
Auburn Police Officers responded to the area and took a seventeen and eighteen year old male into custody as they attempted to flee from the scene. A third suspect fled the scene. A subsequent investigation resulted in the third suspect being apprehended a short time later in a vehicle, which had allegedly been seen in the area.
Interviews were conducted with all three suspects. The interviews combined with witness statements, and collected evidence resulted in the below listed subjects being arrested in connection with the crime. All three suspects are currently being held pending arraignment in Auburn City Court.
The suspects have denied any involvement in the earlier burglary. The Auburn Police Department is asking that anyone having any information regarding either case to contact the Auburn Police Department at (315) 253-3231. Callers may remain anonymous.
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Auburn Social Security Fair at Boyle Center
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Social Security Fair
Warrant Arrest Detail
On July 10, 2013 members of the Auburn Police Department, New York State Division of Parole and United States Marshal Service conducted an operation to locate and arrest several subjects wanted on various charges, such as Indictment Warrants for drug related crimes, parole violations, bench warrants and arrest warrants. The charges stemmed from investigations conducted by the Finger Lakes Drug Task Force in conjunction with the Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office, as well as the Auburn Police Department. A total of 8 persons were arrested, resulting in 16 felonies, 2 parole violations and 2 violations being charged.
Please see the attached file for names of individuals arrested and corresponding charges
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Jacob Leader Burglary Arrest
Following a joint investigation between the Auburn Police Department and the NY State Police a subject has been arrested for two of the three burglaries recently disseminated in a public awareness press release on 06/28/2013.
The individual, Jacob A. Leader, was charged with Burglary 2nd & Petit Larceny for the Swift St incident in the City of Auburn. He was charged with related offenses by the State Police for the Owasco Rd Town of Owasco incident. Leader was held pending arraignment.
The incident on Elizabeth St in the City of Auburn could not be linked to Leader and remains under investigation. Leader was acquainted with the residents on Swift St and Owasco Road.
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