ITHACA, N.Y. — A few months ago we introduced you to 9-year-old Colin Toland of Ithaca. Colin has undergone 6 brain surgeries, 3 in the past 2 years, but that hasn’t stopped him from serving as the Ithaca Police Department’s youngest officer.
Colin was sworn in as an honorary Police Officer in September and today he made his first arrest. Officer Colin was at the scene to arrest a Christmas Grinch he caught stealing toys.
The Grinch was arraigned in front of City Court Judge Scott Miller. At the suggestion of Officer Colin, who believed that “a miracle could take place” and that there was hope yet for the Grinch, Judge Miller sentenced Mr. Grinch to probation.

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