Village police identifies individual in hit-and-run incident

(Photo provided by the Homer Police Department).

The Village of Homer Police Department has identified the individual involved in a hit-and-run incident last week.

On Jan. 9, an individual in an unidentified vehicle struck three cars for sale in the parking lot of Craig’s Total Auto Care on South West Street in Homer, according to a report.

The report noted that the individual was traveling southbound on South West Street. Following the collision, the individual re-entered the road and continued to travel south.

The individual was identified as Brian Swan, of Genoa, driving a 2007 red-colored Ford Edge. According to the Homer police report, the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office received a tip on Swan’s vehicle after noticing damage to the front left side.

On Jan. 16, a Homer police officer observed Swan in his Ford Edge traveling on South West Street (Route 281) in the village. Swan was also driving his vehicle without a seatbelt on.

The report stated that the officer stopped Swan on Route 90. Swan was the registered owner of the vehicle, but was operating it with a suspended license.

Swan admitted to being involved in the collision, the report stated. At the time of the traffic stop, Swan was in possession of drugs and a synthetic drug.

Swan was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle with no seatbelt, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful sale, possession and/or use of a dangerous or synthetic drug.

Swan was released on appearance tickets. He is due to appear in Homer town court on Feb. 6.