Cortland Area Police Blotter | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Cortland man arrested twice in two days

Name: Jeffrey S. Craig

Location: Route 13, Town of Truxton; Route 13, Town of Homer

Summary: On June 20, at about 5:36 p.m., New York State Police at Homer arrested 41-year-old Jeffrey S. Craig, of Cortland, for the misdemeanor of operating a motor vehicle while ability impaired by drugs. Troopers were called to a person acting erratically in the town of Truxton. Troopers learned Craig drove to a residence on Route 13 in Truxton. Troopers observed signs of impairment as they spoke to Craig. After an investigation, Craig was arrested. He was released on appearance tickets returnable to the town of Truxton Court.

Jeffrey S. Craig

On June 21, 2018, at approximately 4:20 a.m., officers responded to a reported one-car crash involving a pedestrian on Route 13 in Homer. According to sheriff’s deputies, Craig was walking in the middle of Route 13 when he was struck by a pickup truck traveling south. Craig was not injured in the crash, and only minor damage to the pickup truck was reported. Craig was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and issued traffic citations for walking in the roadway and not facing walking traffic. He is duein Homer Town Court July 10.

Cops: Man damaged iPhone, televison

Name: Nicholas S. Partis

Location: Port Watson Street, City of Cortland

Summary: On June 19, 2018, at about 8 a.m., 31-year-old Nicholas Partis damaged a television and iPhone belonging to a 55-year-old female at a a residence on Port Watson Street, police said. He was charged with criminal mischief and jailed on $1,000 bail.

Cortland man charged with drug possession after traffic stop

Name: Christopher J. Duers

Location: Lincoln Avenue, City of Cortland

Summary: On Thursday, June 21, at 1 a.m., 23-year-old Christopher J. Duers was stopped on Lincoln Avenue for driving without a license. He ran from police and had a needle and heroin in his possession, police said. He was charged with criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, possession of a hypodermic instrument, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Derrick Rowser

DWI charge for Dryden man

Name: Derrick Rowser

Location: Route 13, Town of Dryden

Summary: On June 17, 2018, at about 11:30 p.m., troopers observed 57-year-old Derrick Rowser crossing over the double yellow line while on Route 13 in the town of Dryden. He was also observed turning his headlights on and off while he drove down the road. Rowser was stopped and an investigation revealed he was impaired. He was subsequently arrested for driving while intoxicated.

Cortland man arrested after fight

Name: Clayton S. Lawson

Location: Park Street, City of Cortland

Summary: On June 9, 2018, at about 9 p.m., 27-year-old Clayton S. Lawson became involved in a physical altercation with a 27-year-old male at a residence on Park Street and struck the male several times with a closed fist. The victim received a fracture to the right orbital bone and was taken to Upstate University Hospital for treatment. Lawson was charged with first-degree assault, a felony, jailed without bail.

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