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Noise complaint leads to numerous felony weapons charges in Dryden

What police are calling a routine noise ordinance violation quickly escalated into an incident that ended in numerous illegal weapons charges for five men in the Tompkins County village of Dryden on Monday night.
Dryden (WSYR-TV) – What police are calling a routine noise ordinance violation quickly escalated into an incident that ended in numerous illegal weapons charges for five men in the Tompkins County village of Dryden on Monday night.

Dryden Police responded to the complaint on West Main Street in the village and found five men. Police say none of the men were licensed drivers and were behaving in an “unruly” manner.

When a police search revealed several weapons, including loaded guns, they say the suspects fled, hiding in various areas in the village. According to police, one suspect hid in a home illegally.

Police charged Rhodney Moore Jr. of the Bronx, Jason Cousins and Adam Nesmith of Ithaca, Robert McCalla or Dryden, and Ruben Estrada of Providence, RI, with felony criminal possession of a weapon and breach of peace, a violation.

They also charged Estrada for felony burglary and misdemeanor resisting arrest.

Moore, Cousins, Nesmith, and Estrada were taken to the Tompkins County jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond. McCalla was held on $40,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.

All five are scheduled to return to Town of Dryden Court on Sept. 10.

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