Recently, the Homer Police Department reported that last week on November 27th, 2019 at approximately 10:58 a.m., officers arrested a 53-year-old male from Homer for falsely reporting an incident in the 3rd degree.
On November 26th, David Miner, 53, reported to officers from the Homer Police that a vehicle he had borrowed from a friend was stolen from his driveway.
It was later determined that on November 24th, the vehicle was involved in a motor vehicle rollover accident on Route 81 at the Nedrow exit in Onondaga County; and the operator left the scene. The accident was investigated by New York State Troopers from the LaFayette barracks.
When questioned about the accident by officers and troopers, Miner admitted that he was the operator of the vehicle at the time and left the scene because he was aware his license was suspended. He also admitted that he falsely reported the vehicle as being stolen.
Miner is being charged with Falsely Reporting an Incident in the 3rd Degree (class A misdemeanor).
He was processed and released on an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Homer Court on December 10, 2019 at 4 p.m. Troopers issued Miner with traffic tickets for aggravated unlicensed operation and leaving the scene of an property damage accident.