Cortland County Police Blotter | Monday, November 27

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Guns, drugs, and an animal carcass

Name: Jentre T. Bergman
Age: 26
Address: Route 41, Scott, N.Y.
Charges: Second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument (class D felony); criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument (misdemeanor); possessing a loaded firearm in a vehicle; and other misdemeanor charges.
Date Arrested: Nov. 26, 2017
Narrative: At approximately 1:47 p.m., officers from the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle for vehicle and traffic violations in the area of Wendy’s, 157 Clinton Avenue, in the city of Cortland. Officers found 26-year-old Jentre T. Bergman’s vehicle to have no front license plate. Officers also stated that the state inspection sticker had been altered to appear current. Two loaded firearms, a hypodermic needle, and an untagged animal carcass were found inside the vehicle, the sheriff's office said. Bergman is scheduled to appear in court next month.

Virgil man charged with DWI

Name: James A. Cook
Age: 30
Address: 1365 Hauck Hill Rd, Virgil, N.Y.
Charges: Aggravated driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated (misdemeanors); refusal to submit to a breathalyzer test; traffic violation
Date Arrested: Nov. 25, 2017
Narrative: At approximately 9:11 p.m., officers from the Cortland County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle being operated by 30-year-old James Cook for speeding on Route 13 in the town of Cortlandville. Officers determined that Cook was intoxicated, authorities said. He was arraigned and released to a third party.