Police/Fire

Accused: Alana M. Kroner, 25, of Tompkins Street, Cortland Charges: Driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood alcohol content greater than 0.08%, misdemeanors; failure to use designated …

Accused: Daniel M. Walker, 41, Lorraine Drive, Cortlandville Charges: First-degree criminal contempt, a felony; second-degree harassment, a violation Details: Walker violated a non-harass …

TULLY – A Lafayette man missing for three weeks was found dead this week in woods in Tully, the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office reported. Victor “Devon” Scott, 24, had …

Accused: Teresa L. Hammond, 38, of Homer Charges: Petit larceny, a misdemeanor. Details: Hammond stole medications at 8:26 a.m. Tuesday from her employer, a residential facility in the Town …

A Cortland man was charged when police found him with $4,000 in drugs Thursday during a traffic stop. Jason Schermerhorn, 46, of Cortland, was a passenger in a vehicle stopped about 1:33 p.m. …

Work on Cortland County’s new 911 call center started in 2019, with expectations to wrap up in 18 months to two years. Five years later it’s reaching completion. Most of the work at …

Accused: Jacqueline R. Moore, 31, of Freeville Charges: Driving while intoxicated, driving with 0.08% or more blood alcohol content, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, misdemeanors; …

The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday that Sgt. Anthony Phelps has been promoted to captain, and will lead the road patrol. Phelps joined the department 17 years ago and …

Cortland seeks $1 million to replace ladder

The Cortland Fire Department has shopping to do. On the list are new portable radios, a new large-diameter hose and, the priciest item, a new aerial ladder truck to replace the department’s …

Homer police officers are seeking help identifying a man regarding a larceny Thursday at the American Legion Burns-McCauliffe Post 465 on Main Street. Security video showed a man about 12:10 …

Accused: Isaiah J. Foster, 23, of Abbott Lane, Ithaca; and Mariah L. Rose, 26, of First Street, Ithaca. Charges: Endangering the welfare of a child, sixth-degree conspiracy, petit larceny, …

A grand jury indictment of a Cortland man in his own shooting by police officers exonerates the officers, Cortland County’s district attorney said, announcing that the grand jury specifically …

Bunkers bolster fire department ranks

Nikola Danev is the old man of the Varna Volunteer Fire Co, the assistant chief the other firefighters say is a role model, a calming influence, a leader and the type of person they’d like to be when they’ve got as much seniority as he does. Danev, the “old man,” is 26 ...

A Cortland man was charged Thursday with strangling a woman in a domestic dispute, Cortland police said. Police were called about 12:39 a.m. Thursday to a home on Maple Avenue, where they said …

Fire damages Homer residence Two people were displaced Thursday when fire damaged their mobile home on North West Street in Homer, said Homer Fire Chief Jay Riley. An electrical malfunction …

Homer fire department rating may cut home insurance rates

The insurance rating for Homer is just a number – 3. That number could save Homer residents some money on their home insurance. And maybe their homes. The Insurance Services Office has …

Study: Bail reforms mixed bag

The state’s bail reforms have had a mixed effect in the upstate suburban regions, a new study shows, with recidivism among more serious offenders worsening and improving among lesser offenders. …

The birth of Hope

For six minutes, all that kept the baby from dying was Katelyn Eaton’s voice on the phone. Eaton, a dispatcher with Cortland County Emergency Response and Communications, blocked out the …

A Cortland man has been charged twice in the past few days with passing counterfeit cash at businesses in Homer and Cortland. Curtis I. Lunsford, 32, of 3832 Route 11, Route 22, the Cortland …

Three people were charged Thursday with drug possession following a traffic stop on Port Watson Street in Cortland. The Cortland County Drug Task Force, Cortland city police and Cortland County …

Accused: Shauna M. Hamilton, 41, of McGraw Charges: Seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful sale, possession, or use of dangerous substances or synthetics, …

Daughter pleads not guilty to mother’s murder in Solon

Ariela Thran pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murdering her mother, whom she’s accused of beating to death in December or early January at her mother’s Solon home. Thran, of Fulton, is …

State police are investigating an incident Monday evening in which a person was shot in the leg in Homer, troopers said Tuesday. Police were called about 6:25 p.m. to 2632 Route 13, Homer, for …

Nearly 200 volunteer firefighters, representing 25 departments from eastern Long Island to northern New York, responded over the weekend to Greek Peak resort in Virgil and SUNY Cortland for the 19th …

Calls to police from library jump since 2022

Cortland may station a police officer at the Cortland Free Library, the mayor said, citing a jump in calls between 2022 and 2023. Police responded to the library 134 times in 2023, Chief Paul …

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