Police/Fire

One of an officers’ best tools won’t fit on a belt

The advent of police drones and body-worn cameras has not made obsolete the usefulness of a tool U.S. police agencies have used for more than a century – dogs. One of a canine units’ …

Accused: Jeremy Predmore, 35, Pleasant View Drive, Cortlandville Charges: First-degree criminal contempt, a felony; second-degree harassment, a violation. Details: Predmore threatened a …

Officer Joseph Boellmann has been promoted to sergeant and named a road patrol supervisor, the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office has announced. Boellmann has six years of police experience; …

‘It’s OK to talk about these things’

First responders are always on – keeping an eye out for people who need help. When they clock out, it can be hard to turn that off. When a car crashes, the first responders must assess the …

Cortland and state police have issued a statement warning of scammers claiming to be from local police departments. The caller typically mentions something about the person needing to pay for a …

Magic portal opens in Cortland

The magic portal opened Friday under the footbridge at Suggett Park in Cortland. Dozens of kids announced they had found the entrance to a new realm and passed through to loot it for the gold. …

Tompkins County emergency dispatchers took 455 calls in one day on Monday in what is believed to be the highest single-day volume of calls, county officials announced Thursday, so many that Cortland …

Accused: Benny L. Curry, 59, of Syracuse Charges: Third-degree burglary, a felony Details: Curry broke into the AT&T store at 4066 Route 281, Cortlandville on Feb. 12 and stole a cash …

At least one Cortland resident received a call from someone falsely claiming to be an employee of the Cortland Police Department, asking for money in lieu of an arrest. In a Facebook post …

The City of Cortland Fire Department can now replace its hoses, the oldest of which was bought in 1989, with a $50,000 Assistance to Firefighters Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. …

Webb delivers $200K for fire department air compressors

The first responders looked to the thickening clouds Tuesday afternoon as they waited outside the Cortland County’s Department of Emergency Response & Communications facility in …

Five people were charged recently following a two-month investigation into the May theft of a pair of motorcycles worth $13,000, Cortland police announced Tuesday. Charged were:: …

Accused: Gabrielle A. Nickerson, 43, of Marcellus Charges: Driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor Details: State police saw Nickerson’s vehicle commit a traffic violation abouty …

Groton man found with a pound of meth

DRYDEN — A Groton man faces charges after leading Tompkins County police on a chase last week in Dryden, and after which police found between $9,000 and $18,000 worth of methamphetamine in his …

Accused: John A. Berdon III, 27, of Groton Avenue, Cortland Charges: Seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor Details: Berdon left behind a controlled …

Emergency responders work around road construction

Maybe construction workers expect to direct wailing ambulances down Main Street, maybe they don’t. One day in late June, they did just that. The help makes navigating the street …

A Cortland man faces felony drug charges after Cortland police said they watched him conduct a sale, police said Friday. Police said Christian T. Rogers, 32, of Cortland, sold drugs Thursday at …

Accused: Mitchel G. Shipman, 20, of Adams Road, Harford Charges: Driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08% or more, misdemeanors; insufficient turn signal, …

Jeep hits utility pole, house in Homer rollover crash

A black four-door Jeep rolled over Tuesday, striking a telephone pole and a house in Homer, cutting power to neighbors. The Jeep was entirely on its roof about noon and debris from the pole …

Accused: Kanye J. Israel, 19, of Cortlandville. Charges: Two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. Details: Israel damaged property and prevented a person from calling …

City to seek designs for fire station addition

When you need to deliver the fire engine to the fire in four minutes or less, that’s a lousy time to worry about catching the mirrors on the garage door. Cortland firefighters do that every …

A Homer priest charged with touching an underage girl is set to appear 5 p.m. Aug. 6 in Homer Town Court, an appearance with the defendant’s attorney, court staff said Monday. Nathan …

Accused: Jacob J. Lieb, 21, of Cincinnatus Charges: Driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor Details: Lieb was involved in an accident about 12:02 a.m. June 30 at Telephone and Kiwanis …

Cortland looks to abolish constable positions

Cortland voters will decide whether to abolish the city’s two elected constable positions in November, jobs Mayor Scott Steve said are obsolete. The Cortland Common Council set a public …

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