Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Arrests made after rental cars stolen from Elmira Corning Regional Airport (KELM)

HORSEHEADS, New York (WETM) – Three people have been arrested in connection to stolen rental cars from companies at the Elmira Corning Regional Airport.

On Tuesday, April 7, 2021, at 7:05 am Deputies from the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office responded to the airport for a suspicious person. Deputies arrested 33-year-old Justin Smith of Horseheads after he was allegedly found stealing property from behind rental car company counters.

The investigation revealed that Smith allegedly stole keys from drop boxes at the car companies, and was attempting to steal a car.

Smith was charged with Burglary in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony.

During the investigation, it was discovered that rental car companies at the airport were missing other vehicles.

On Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 7:03 am Deputies located 21-year-old Michelle Simons of Erin operating a vehicle in the City of Elmira that had been stolen from Hertz Rental Car Company within the airport.

Simons has been charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree, a Class E Felony.

A passenger in the vehicle Cody Husner, 26, of Elmira was found to be in possession of a small quantity of methamphetamine. Husner was charged by Deputies with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Smith was arraigned in the Town of Big Flats Court and released per the New York State Bail Reform Laws. Simons and Husner were released on appearance tickets and will appear in the City of Elmira Court at a later date.


  1. Nothing makes you look your best like meth.

  2. Local Knuckle-Heads...too bad everyone has em'

  3. I am thankful the rental car companies survived last year's COVID situation and are coming back. Hertz had tens of thousands of rental cars around metro Atlanta stored at Atlanta Motor Speedway's parking lots.

    That said, meth strikes again and this proves that contrary to popular ignorant opinion, it's not just a Southern epidemic.

  4. The textbook cases of what are likely results of broken homes and neglected or abused (or both) childhoods. Pretty sad when you really think about it.

  5. Lots of productive citizens grew up in neglected or abusive homes, people know right from wrong.


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