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Ithaca man jumps into inlet to get away from police: Eventually found hiding with signs of hypothermia

Police say an Ithaca man was taken into custody on multiple warrants after a chase in the city.

Officers said they saw James Kastenhuber, 32, of Ithaca near the rear of Wegmans. When they attempted to stop him, Kastenhuber fled.

He was on a bicycle, then ditched it, and ran into a grassy area along the inlet. Police say Kastenhuber jumped into the inlet and swam to the other side.


A perimeter was established and a search of the area began. Police were assisted by the sheriff’s office and New York State Police.

Kastenhuber was eventually found hiding and taken into custody. He was treated for signs of hypothermia.

Police say Kastenhuber faces an array of charges including third-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and resisting arrest. He was remanded to the Tompkins County Jail until his next court appearance.



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