Cortland Area Police Blotter | Wednesday, January 23

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DWI arrest

Name: Randy G. Stevens, 50, of Garfield Street, Cortland

Charges: Operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, a misdemeanor; improper signaling, a violation

Details: At around 5 p.m. Tuesday, Stevens was stopped by police when he improperly used a turn signal while driving on Elm Street. Police determined Stevens was driving while his ability to operate a vehicle was impaired by some unknown drug, according to Lt. Richard Troyer with the City of Cortland Police Department. He is set to appear in Cortland City Court at 9 a.m. Feb. 20.

Cortland man wanted on warrant

Name: Nicholas J. Baldassarre, 26, of Greenbush Street, Cortland

Charges: Criminal contempt in the second degree, a misdemeanor

Details: The warrant was issued Jan. 17. If you have any information on Baldassarre's whereabouts, you are urged to contact the Cortland Police Department at 607-753-3001 x 0.

Snow removal reminder from city police

"After the snowstorm this past weekend, we received numerous complaints regarding people plowing and/or blowing snow into the street, onto others' property, and onto fire hydrants. We remind you that it is against the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law to plow snow onto a public roadway. Also, the City Code of Ordinances require a property owner to maintain the entire width of the sidewalk in front of their property clear from snow, ice and other obstructions. Such removal shall be completed by 6 p.m. the following day. In the event of a continuous long-term snowfall or blowing and drifting of snow, removal shall occur on a minimum of twenty-four-hour intervals."