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ELBRIDGE At least two people were injured in a head on vehicle collision Tuesday along an Elbridge road, according to New York State Police. to the area of 1130 Whiting Road, locatedeast of the village of Jordan near Sandbank Road.

Following a preliminary investigation, on scene investigators said a Ford was traveling west along Whiting Road at a high rate of speed when itcrossed over double yellow lines into the path of an eastbound Nissan.

The crash occurred at a sharp curve in the roadway.

Troopers said the driver of the Ford suffered an arm injury, while the Nissan’s operator was transported for evaluation. Investigators said both were taken to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, while a rear passenger in the Ford was taken to Community General Hospital with reported hip pain.

Both vehicles sustained visible front end damage and were towed from the scene. Tire marks, scorched along parts of the road, were left in their wake.

An investigation is ongoing. The names of the involved individuals have not yet been released.

Along with state police stationed in Elbridge, responders included SAVES Ambulance and Jordan Ambulance as well as fire departments from Elbridge and Jordan.

An Auburn man has been indicted and arraigned on charges that he stole more than $75,000 in workers’ compensation benefits and failed to provide workers’ compensation insurance for two employees at his logging company.

A grand jury in Cayuga County indicted David Sigl, 55, of Wall St., Auburn, on second degree grand larceny, second degree insurance fraud and first degree offering a false instrument for filing. In addition to the felony charges, he also was indicted for the workers’ compensation crime of failure to secure compensation, a misdemeanor.

Sigl, who was arraigned in Cayuga County Court, was released on $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond bail.

His next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 14.

The case is being prosecuted by Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann’s office.

“This defendant claimed to be 100 percent disabled, but admitted to climbing in and out of a large, articulated log skidder tractor, climbing up and down trees and wielding chainsaws,” Budelmann said. “In truth, Sigl earned over $150,000 in income through his manual labor while claiming to be disabled and abusing the system. It is reprehensible and must not, will not be tolerated.”

Sigl,
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who was arrested in March, allegedly received more than $75,000 in workers’ compensation benefits after being injured in early 2013 while working as a heavy equipment operator for a Syracuse construction firm, according to the state inspector general’s office. But an inspector general’s investigation found he was operating and working for his own company, Lake Country Logging.

From his work at Lake Country Logging, Sigl earned at least $135,000 since his 2013 injury, according to the inspector general’s office. The wages he earned made him ineligible to receive the workers’ compensation benefits he reportedly collected.

The state inspector general’s office also found that Sigl allegedly didn’t provide workers’ compensation insurance for the two individuals he employed at Lake Country Logging in violation of state law.

“As both an employee and a business owner, this defendant brazenly defrauded a critical safety net for hardworking New Yorkers by stealing tens of thousands of dollars in benefits to which he was not entitled while also refusing to provide the insurance to protect his own employees as required by law,” state Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott said in a statement.

Two suspects were arrested after the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a town of Cato residence for a burglary in progress Wednesday evening.

According to a news release, when the deputy arrived at the unoccupied home on Route 34, he noticed a dark Chevy pickup truck was pulled into the garage and a door on the rear side of the home appeared to have been forcibly entered.

Other law enforcement agencies provided assistance and the residence was cleared.

An Auburn Police Department K 9 unit arrived at the scene and found one suspect hiding in a corn field across the road. The other suspect was taken into custody a short time later.

Corddereal M. Tompkins, 28, of 47 Steel St., Auburn, and Tristan N. Saphara, 17, of 57 Orchard St., Auburn, were arrested by police. They have been charged with third degree burglary, fourth degree criminal mischief and petit larceny.

Both suspects were arraigned in Town of Cato Court and transported to the Cayuga County Jail. Saphara was remanded on $500 cash or $1,000 bond. Tompkins was remanded with no bail.

According to Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann, Sweeting has had an extensive criminal history dating back to 2005 when she was charged with felony forgery and criminal possession of stolen property. Then, in 2008, Sweeting was charged with second degree bail jumping in North Carolina. And in March 2011, she was returned to Cayuga County after being picked up at a traffic stop in North Carolina as one of Auburn’s top 10 fugitives.

Now Sweeting, of 19 McMaster St. Apt. 125, Auburn,
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has been convicted of third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance as she pleaded guilty Thursday in Cayuga County criminal court.