Police/Fire

FREEVILLE – A Freeville man was charged Thursday with spray-painting swastikas on a home on Main Street in the village, state police said Friday. Bryan D. Dickenson, 43, was charged with …

Stalking arrest, CPR incident bring honors to Cortland cop

Cortland City Police Chief Paul Sandy said one of his officers, Tyler Zacek, has more incoming recognitions to add to the pair Zacek just got. “The city is lucky to have someone of his …

Firefighter for a Day Camp turns out first firefighter

The Firefighter for a Day Camp has been around long enough that it has finally created a firefighter. The camp was started a decade ago for community outreach, said Derek Reynolds of the City of …

Accused: Michael E. Fuller II, 50, of Cortlandville. Charges: Seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, …

The city of Cortland will distribute 97 more carbon dioxide and smoke detectors donated by Green Mountain Electric Supply of Cortland at an event at 9 a.m. Friday at the Homer Avenue business. …

TULLY – Calling hours for a 29-year-old Tully firefighter who died in a farming accident are 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hartwell Funeral Home, 461 Route 281, Tully, with a service to follow at 3 …

2 die in agricultural accident in Clinton

Memorial services have been set for a 33-year-old off-duty Cuyler firefighter who died alongside a Tully firefighter in a farming accident Thursday in the town of Clinton. Calling hours for …

Dryden chief: Slow down on battery storage site

DRYDEN – Slow down, please. That’s what Dryden Fire Chief Mark Bell asked Thursday of Town Board members before they consider allowing the Delaware River Solar company to build a …

Legislators recommend 911 transcription service

Alerts can be set for certain words, like “gun,” under a transcription service Cortland County legislators are considering for the 911 call center. The alert would send a signal to …

Mural honors McGraw first responders

McGraw unveiled an improved village green this week – a gazebo, landscaping, benches. Lighting is on the way. The original bell from the McGraw Fire Department sits under a sign that reads …

Fire damages kitchen on Piety Ridge Road in Marathon

A kitchen fire about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at a farmhouse on Piety Ridge Road in Marathon drew fire departments from across Cortland County, damaging the home’s interior. Marathon Fire …

A Cortland County resident answered a caller claiming to be from the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office, saying the resident faced severe penalties if the call was not returned, the sheriff said …

The Cortland County Department of Emergency Response and Communications will have a golf tournament 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at Walden Oaks Country Club in Cortlandville. Proceeds will help …

Accused: Erin A. Mann, 34, Winter Street, Cortland Charges: Seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, petit larceny, misdemeanors. Details: Cortland County …

Accused: Michael C. Gilmore, 29, of Ithaca; and Terri L. Meddaugh, 60, of Lansing Charges: Gilmore was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony; and seventh-degree …

Homer police are investigating a break-in Sunday morning at the Village Food Mart on South Main Street. The burglary occurred just after 4 a.m., police said. At least two people forced entry …

Homer Firemen’s Field Days return

The hiccups came each year – two years lost to the COVID-19 pandemic, two years with no festival rides. Now, after five years, the Homer Firemen’s Field Days are back in full swing …

Vandals damaged vehicles and houses at three locations on Cortland’s east side between Monday night and Tuesday, police said. Cortland police seek help in identifying the perpetrators. …

The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office seeks the public’s help in its month-long investigation of a burglary at Anytime Storage in Cincinnatus. Four people broke into a storage unit at …

Garbage truck T-bones Nissan on Ames Road in C’ville

A garbage truck struck a car Tuesday afternoon on Ames Road in Cortlandville, shooting glass and debris onto Donna Oaks’ front lawn as she was painting in her home. Oaks said she called …

Cocaine, packaging material, scales and an undisclosed amount of money discovered at a Main Street smoke shop led to felony drug charges for a Cortland man. Carl J. Clemons, 36, was charged with …

3-dog attack leaves Cortland woman in critical condition

Three dogs attacked a 42-year-old Cortland woman who owned them, severely wounding her arms, shoulders, chest and head, Cortland police said Monday. The attack occurred at 6:58 p.m. Sunday at …

If all else fails, sound the horn

Tim Maxson was mowing his lawn and didn’t hear his emergency pager. His wife, however, heard the horn sound from the Homer Fire Department about a mile away – and sent him on his way. …

A Homer man faces felony charges, accused of sexually abusing a child. Dale Phillips Sr., 65, was charged Friday with first-degree sexual abuse, a felony, as well as forcible touching and …

A Cortlandville man faces charges in two cases this week stemming from a domestic dispute and complaint in the town of Corltandville. Cortland County sheriff’s officers responded about …

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