Cortland County Police Blotter | Tuesday, November 7

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Second rape incident reported at SUNY Cortland

In compliance with the provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, SUNY Cortland is giving notice of a rape incident that occurred on campus.

A SUNY Cortland student reported a rape incident that occurred on November 04, 2017 in the early morning hours. The incident took place in a residence hall on campus, police said.

The suspect was known to the victim prior to the incident, police said.

A different student reported a rape incident on Oct. 29.

Hit and run suspect arrested

The vehicle struck a parked vehicle in the Cortland County Office Building parking lot at about 4:19 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, and left without reporting the damage, according to the Cortland Police Department.

Pair charged with shoplifting at Walmart on Halloween

Name: Nicholas P. Silvestri
Age: 21
Address: Harvard Lane, Seaford, N.Y.
Charges: Petit larceny (misdemeanor); conspiracy in the sixth degree (misdemeanor)
Date Arrested: Oct. 31, 2017

Name: Kyle P. Kolodinsky
Age: 21
Address: Fulton Avenue, Seaford, N.Y.
Charges: Petit larceny (misdemeanor); conspiracy in the sixth degree (misdemeanor)
Date Arrested: Oct. 31, 2017

Narrative: Officers of the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office responded to a larceny complaint at Walmart store located in the Town of Cortlandville. Officers state Nicholas P. Silvestri and Kyle P. Kolodinsky were caught stealing merchandise from the store. Both were taken into custody, processed, and later released on appearance tickets.

Truxton man charged with speeding, marijuana possession

Name: Paul J. Maher, Jr.
Age: 28
Address: Route 13, Town of Truxton
Charges: Fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana (misdemeanor); speed in excess of 55 mph (violation)
Date Arrested: Nov. 5, 2017
Narrative: Officers of the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle being operated by 28-year-old Paul J. Maher Jr. for speeding on Route 13 in the Town of Truxton. Upon further investigation, officers found Mr. Maher to be in possession of more than 2 ounces of marijuana, the sheriff's office said. He was taken into custody, processed, and later released on appearance tickets.