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Attempted murder in Johnson City among felony charges filed by Southern Tier police

On Sunday, April 24, at 8 a.m., Johnson City police responded to a shooting on Diment Street. Officers located an occupied vehicle that had been struck by gunfire and named Denzel Duncan as a suspect, who fled the scene. Detectives were called to the scene and recovered 9mm shell casings as well as other evidence. Detectives obtained a search warrant for Duncan’s residence and recovered a loaded 9mm hand gun.

On Wednesday, April 27, detectives and members of the U.S. Marshall’s Joint Fugitive Task Force took Duncan into custody at an Arlington Street address in Johnson City.   Duncan, 30, is a resident of Johnson City, and was charged with: with the following:

  • Attempted murder in the second degree, a class B Felony
  • Criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, a class C Felony
  • 2 counts of Criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, class D felonies
  • Criminal use of a firearm in the 1st degree, a class B Felony
It should be noted that Duncan and his intended victim knew each other and this was not a random act.          

Owego police officiers arrested Jordan M. Burlingame-Ortloff, 24, Berkshire NY, on a charge of  Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony, following a traffic stop.

Burlingame-Ortloff was turned over to Tioga County Sheriff’s Deputies for custody and arraignment at Tioga County Centralized Arraignment Court.


Vestal police executed a search warrant on Wednesday, April 20, at 1412 Vestal Road that resulted in the confiscation of approximately 34 grams of suspected methamphetamine, resulting in the arrest of William J. Bish IV, 46, of 1412 Vestal Road. Bish was charged with:
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, a Class C Felony.
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony.

Brett A. Wallace, 28, Richford NY, was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Loaded Firearm in the Second Degree, a Class C Felony, following a traffic stop. Wallace was turned over to Tioga County Sheriff’s Deputies’ custody for arraignment at Tioga County Centralized Arraignment Court.

On March 6, 2022, at approximately 7:47 p.m., New York State Police at Endwell arrested Sakinah J. Collins, 40, of Endicott, for the felony of Burglary in the second degree.
Broome County 911 dispatched troopers to a report of a dispute on Main Street in the Town of Maine, where they learned Collins had forcefully entered a residence. Police reported Collins displayed characteristics associated with impairment.

On March 18, 2022, at approximately 5:30 p.m., New York State Police at Endwell arrested Mary A. Bryan, 36 of Binghamton, for the felony of Driving While Intoxicated (with a previous conviction within 10 years). Troopers were advised of a vehicle that was being driven erratically and located the vehicle near East Main Street and South Avenue B. The operator began to turn left into the McDonald’s parking lot when she struck another vehicle in the parking lot.