Police blotter: Facebook post aids police in sex offender case

Zachary Taylor Gulini city sex offender

Cortland Police Department posted this wanted poster Friday as part of its Felony Friday Facebook posts. CORTLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

Sex offender charged after police Facebook post

A sex offender wanted for failing to register resisted officers when they arrested him Friday, garnering additional charges, according to the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office.

Zachary T. Gulini, 30, of Washington Street was arrested on a felony warrant after he failed to register with the Cortland Police Department, according to a Sheriff’s Office release. Deputies went at 6 a.m. to Penguin Trailer Park at 44 Penguin Drive, Cortlandville, on a tip and found Gulini at a residence there, according to the release. When officers tried to arrest him, Gulini ran to a different area of the residence and fought with deputies, the release notes.

Officers levied two new misdemeanors, resisting arrest and second-degree obstructing governmental administration, against him when they arrested him on the felony warrant of failing to register as a sex offender.

Gulini was featured at 3:29 a.m. Friday in the City Police Department’s Felony Friday Facebook post and was arrested two-and-a-half hours later. According to the post, Gulini was also wanted on the charge of fourth-degree stalking, a misdemeanor.

Gulini was arraigned and sent to the Cortland County Jail on $250 cash bail or $500 bond. He is scheduled to reappear Dec. 9 in Cortlandville Town Court. 


City Police: Man arrested for violating order

City police stated this morning that officers arrested a man on two felonies after he violated an order of protection.

Daniel Leon, 33, homeless, was arrested at 1:30 p.m. Thursday and charged with first-degree criminal contempt and aggravated family offense, both felonies, said Lt. Michael Strangeway.

Cortland County Office Building security personnel saw Leon about 3:45 p.m. on Nov.18 accompanying a 24-year-old woman who had an active, stay-away order of protection against him, Strangeway said.

Leon was arraigned in City Court and released to reappear at 9 a.m. Dec. 11.