On August 8, 2022 at approximately 9:10 PM Tompkins County Sheriff Deputies assisted the Ithaca Police Department by checking the area of the 300 block of East King Road in the Town of Ithaca in an attempt to locate a vehicle that was stolen out of the City of Ithaca.
Deputies located the stolen vehicle, a white 2021 Lexus RX350, in a driveway in the 400 block of East King Road. Through the police investigation, it was determined that the operator and sole occupant provided a false name to deputies and discovered that the operator was in fact 38 year old Antonella Dintino of Ithaca NY.
The owners of the vehicle advised Deputies that they live out of state and were in town visiting family. They stated they dropped their vehicle off at an automotive repair facility in the City of Ithaca, which is where the vehicle was stolen from.
Dintino was charged with Criminal Impersonation in the 2nd degree (Class A Misdemeanor) and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th degree (Class E Felony). In addition to these charges, Deputies learned that Dintino also had several warrants for her arrest including one out of the Town of Lansing Court for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th degree (Class E Felony).
Dintino was turned over to Centralized Arraignment and arraigned on the above charges. Dintino was released on her own recognizance on these charges but was turned over to the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office as they were one of three agencies that also had a warrant for Dintino.