City of Binghamton, New York

Arrest Made In Stefani Lineva Hit-And-Run-Investigation


(BINGHAMTON, N.Y.) — Mayor Richard C. David and Binghamton Police Chief Joseph T. Zikuski today announced an arrest in the hit-and-run investigation into the death of Stefani Lineva.

Aizaz A. Siddiqui, 26, of Binghamton, has been charged with Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident Resulting in Death, a violation of section 600, subsections 2(c) of the Vehicle & Traffic Law of New York State, a Class D Felony. Siddiqui was arrested early Thursday morning by Binghamton Police detectives. Siddiqui will be arraigned this afternoon in Binghamton City Court.

“Our police department, and specifically the Detective Bureau, tirelessly followed leads and put on a full-court press in working this case,” said Mayor Richard C. David. “In addition, this community should be commended for its support and attention in ensuring justice is done.”

“I’m proud of the work done by our entire investigative team in working a tragic and complex case,” said Binghamton Police Chief Joseph T. Zikuski. “These types of investigations require many man-hours, day and night, and the cooperation of the public to provide information.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have information should contact the Binghamton Police Detective Bureau at (607) 772-7080. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

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