Homer PD to host crime prevention session
The Homer Police Department will hold a presentation on preventing crimes, such as burglaries, during the holiday season at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Church on the Green, 64 South Main St., next to the Homer Elementary School. Officers and Homer Village officials will offer safety and security tips to thwart thefts, robberies and other crimes that typically occur while residents are away shopping or visiting, according to a department press release. Refreshments will be provided at the presentation.
Traffic stop leads to arrest on drug-related charges
Name: Melissa A. Byron, 36, homeless
Charges: Operation of a motor vehicle impaired by drugs and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, misdemeanors; failure to use a turn signal and possession of a hypodermic instrument, violations
Details: City police pulled Byron over at about 1:40 p.m. Saturday for failing to use a signal when turning from Clinton Ave. onto Grange Place and found she was impaired by drugs, according to the department. Byron was sent to the Cortland County Jail on $500 cash or $1,000 bond and is set to appear in City Court today.
Tully woman charged with DWI
Name: Kelly A. Coyne, 27, of Tully
Charges: Driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent, misdemeanors; moved from lane unsafely and failed to stop at a stop sign, traffic infractions
Details: Coyne was arrested at 11:33 p.m. Sunday on Saulsbury Road in Preble, according to State Police. She was released to appear in court at a later date.
DWI charge for Cortland man
Name: Tyler Woodin, 23, of Cortland
Charges: Driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent, misdemeanors; illegally stopped on the road, a traffic infraction
Details: Woodin was arrested at 4:13 a.m Saturday on Route 281 in Cortlandville and released to appear in Cortlandville Town Court at a later date, according to State Police.
Cortland man charged with harassment
Name: David C. White, 53, of 44 Rickard Street, Apt D#11
Charges: Second-degree criminal contempt, misdemeanor; second-degree harassment, a violation.
Details White argued with a 26-year-old woman who has a valid order of protection against him at about 7 p.m. Wednesday residence while at a Rickard Street residence, according to city police. He was released and set to reappear Friday in City Court.
Burglary charge for Cortland woman
Name: Cassandra Morgan, 23, of 8 Homestead Ave., Cortland
Charges: Third-degree burglary, a felony, and petit larceny, a misdemeanor
Details: Morgan stole cigars from behind a cash register at about 1:10 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Speedway gas station at 106 Port Watson Street, according to city police. Morgan turned herself in to city police at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at 25 Court St. following a police investigation, said Lt. Rick Troyer. Morgan was released and is set to appear Wednesday in City Court.
Cortland man arrested on burglary charge
Name: Jonathan P. Williams, 31, of 28 ½ South Ave., Cortland,
Charges: Second-degree burglary, a felony, and petit larceny, a misdemeanor
Details: Homer Village Police arrested Williams at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 11 for stealing money and items during a home burglary on Nov. 29 on Center Street in Homer, according to police. Williams was arrested at the department at 43 ½ James St. and released to reappear in court at a later date.