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Two arrests and felony charges follow string of burglaries in Ithaca

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Police have arrested a 39-year-old Ithaca woman following an investigation into a string of burglaries in the city.


According to a news release, on April 3 around 8:30 a.m. IPD responded to the 100 block of Chestnut Street based on information that a wanted person, identified as Diamond Westfield, was located at an apartment there.

She was taken into custody and now faces several charges including four felony counts of burglary, two misdemeanor counts of petit larceny, and a trespassing charge.


Westfield was remanded to the Tompkins County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. After being arraigned on those charges Westfield was charged with two additional counts of felony burglary.

After that arrest, IPD and Cornell University Police executed a search warrant, resulting in the arrest of 33-year-old Sheryl Leckey, an Ithaca resident.

She was charged with a felony count of burglary, as well as misdemeanor assault and petit larceny charges.

Leckey was released on her own recognizance.