Southern Tier police report felony arrests; many for outstanding warrants

Brent T. Knapp, 32, of Waverly, was arrested on December 22 by Chemung County Sheriff’s Office on an outstanding Superior Court Warrant for Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree and Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th Degree, both class E Felonies, issued by Chemung County Court on November 8.


On Sunday December 19, Johnson City police received a report of an adult male engaged in unlawful physical contact with an underaged female. Detectives determined Christian Rogler, 18, of the Town of Maine, had sexual intercourse with a relative that was under the age of 11. On Tuesday, December 21, detectives located Rogler at his residence and charged him with the following offenses:
– Rape in the First degree, a class B Felony
– Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, a class B Felony
– Incest in the First Degree, a class B Felony
Rogler was taken to central arraignment and remanded to the Broome County Jail.


On Friday, January 7, the Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force executed a narcotics search warrant at 189 Murray St., Binghamton. Investigators recovered:

– Approximately 2.6 Ounces (75 grams) of Methamphetamine
– Approximately 2.7 grams of Heroin
– Approximately $500.00 in suspected drug sale proceeds
– 50 Tabs of LSD
– 38 Suboxone Strips
– Narcotic Packaging Materials

Investigators charged Dustin Farrell and Kathleen Trynoski in the investigation. Additionally, NYS Department of Community Corrections and Supervision issued a Parole Violation warrant for Farrell.

Arestee: Dustin M. Farrell, 34
19 Murray St., Binghamton

Charges filed on Farrell:

– Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd – (sub 2) – a class B Felony

– Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd – (sub 7) – a class B Felony

– Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th – (sub 2) – a class C Felony

Arrestee #2: Kathleen Trynoski, 44
147 Bigelow St., Binghamton

Charges filed on Trynoski:

– 2 Counts – Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd (sub 1) – a class B Felony

– 2 Counts – Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd (sub 2) – a class B Felony

– Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd – (sub 7) – a class B Felony

– Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th – (sub 2) – a class C Felony.

– Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th – (sub 1) – a class D Felony


Erica D. Falk-Smith, 28, of Binghamton, was arrested by Chemung County Sheriff’s Deputies on December 18 on an outstanding Superior Court Warrant for Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, a Class E Felony, issued by Chemung County Court on November 15.


Chemung County Sheriff’s Office arrested AARON D. REYNOLDS, 32, of Elmira, as a Fugitive from Justice. Deputies encountered REYNOLDS on private property around the perimeter of the Chemung County Jail. When approached by deputies he provided a false name and date of birth. Further investigation revealed REYNOLDS was wanted by the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office on an active bench warrant for failure to appear to court on a theft charge. REYNOLDS was found to be in possession of illegal drugs at the time of his arrest. Reynolds has been charged as a Fugitive from Justice, a Class D Felony.


Michael S. Goodwin, 29, of Elmira was arrested on December 20 on an outstanding Superior Court Warrant for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 4th Degree, a Class C Felony, issued by Chemung County Court on October 18.


Travis J. Cornell, 40, of Endicott, was arrested by Johnson City police on December 21 at a residence in Endicott and charged with Menacing a Police Officer, 1st Degree, D Felony, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree, D Felony. On December 21, Johnson City police responded to a residence on Endicott Avenue for a report of male trespassing and possibly having mental health issues. Upon arrival, Cornell barricaded himself inside a 2nd floor bathroom, armed himself with a knife and threatening officers. Officers tred to get Cornell to exit the bathroom but he escalated the situation by refusing and jumping from a 2nd story window. Once on the ground, Cornell remained armed with a knife and threatened police officers. Cornell fled on foot and tried to hide behind a vehicle on Burbank Avenue. After he refused to comply with officer’s commands, pepper balls were deployed, which incapacitated Cornell and he was taken into custody. At the time, Cornell was being supervised by NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.