Cortland County Police Blotter | Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Cortland man accused of choking woman

Name: Mark A. Powell
Age: 39
Address: Arthur Avenue, Cortland, N.Y.
Charges: Criminal obstruction of breathing (misdemeanor); second-degree harassment (violation); unlawful possession of marijuana (violation)
Date Arrested: Oct. 18, 2017

Narrative: Powell was arrested Wednesday night after becoming involved in a physical altercation with a 29-year-old woman at a home on Arthur Avenue. He is accused of choking her. He was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning.

Cortland woman charged with criminal mischief

Name: Casey J. West
Age: 27
Address: Woodruff Street, Cortland, N.Y.
Charges: Fourth-degree criminal mischief (misdemeanor)
Date Arrested: Oct. 18, 2017

Narrative: West was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, a Class A misdemeanor. Police allege that West broke a window at a home on Madison Street on the morning of Oct. 11. She was arraigned in city court and released to appear next month.