ITHACA, N.Y.—One person has been arrested after several incidents of menacing that took place this week.

According to a press release, the Ithaca Police Department is alleging that Terry Short, a 27 year-old Ithacan, stole property and menaced police officers with a pair of machetes he was carrying on Aug. 14 at a business on Fairgrounds Memorial Parkway.

Short ran from police after that incident but was reported at the same business on Aug. 15, again with a pair of machetes in his waistband. Short was apprehended by police after they responded to the business around 9 p.m. Tuesday evening.

Short was wanted for the incident on Aug. 14, and also had a bench warrant for aggravated criminal contempt. He was additionally charged with third degree criminal possession of a weapon, menacing a police officer. both Class D felonies, and petit larceny, a misdemeanor.

Judge Seth Peacock remanded Short to Tompkins County Jail in lieu of $25K cash bail or $25K insurance bond.

Matt Butler is the Editor in Chief of The Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at