Cortland County Police Blotter | Tuesday, Sept. 19

Woman charged with endangering child

Name: Sandra H. Houghtalen
Age: 67
Address: Cortland, N.Y.
Charges: Endangering the welfare of a child (misdemeanor)
Date Arrested: September 17, 2017

Narrative: On Sept. 17, at approximately 5 p.m., officers from the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office responded to an address on Lorraine Drive in the Town of Cortlandville for a welfare check. Investigating officers determined Sandra Houghtalen had struck a small child in the face, causing bleeding from the nose. She was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child and taken to the Town of Cortlandville Court for arraignment where she was released in court. She is due back in the Town of Cortlandville Court Oct. 2.

Crash leads to DWI charge

Name: Dusty R. Ganoe
Age: 33
Address: Homer, N.Y.
Charges: Driving while intoxicated (misdemeanor); aggravated DWI with blood alcohol content more than 0.18% (misdemeanor)
Date Arrested: September 16, 2017

Narrative: On Sept. 16, at 7:51 p.m., officers from the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office responded to Page Green Road in the town of Virgil for a reported 1-car motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers located the vehicle involved and the single occupant and determined there were no injuries reported. During the course of the investigation it was determined the vehicle left the roadway and struck the guide rail. The operator, Dusty R. Ganoe, 33, was found to be operating the vehicle and was the only occupant and was uninjured. He was also found to be intoxicated at the time of the accident and was arrested, processed, and later released to a third party.

Cortland man charged with shoplifting

Name: Christopher J. Caso
Age: 21
Address: Cortland, N.Y.
Charges: Petit larceny (misdemeanor)
Date Arrested: September 13, 2017

Narrative: On Sept. 13, at approximately 2 p.m., officers from the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office responded to Walmart for a larceny investigation. Upon arrival, officers arrested 21-year-old Christopher Caso, for stealing several items from the store. He was taken into custody, processed, and later released on an appearance ticket.

Virgil woman accused of shoplifting

Name: Nita M. Slack
Age: 42
Address: Virgil, N.Y.
Charges: Petit larceny (misdemeanor)
Date Arrested: September 14, 2017

Narrative: On Sept. 14, 2017, at approximately 5 p.m., officers from the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office responded to Walmart in the Town of Cortlandville for a shoplifter. Officers arrested 42-year-old Nita Slack for stealing $59.85 worth of merchandise from the store. She was arrested, processed, and later released on an appearance ticket.