Police roundup includes beer burglary charge

Chad Howe, 40, of Penguin Drive, Cortlandville/CORTLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

A Cortlandville man was arrested for entering The Cortland Beer Depot after hours and stealing beer, according to a Tuesday Cortland County Sheriff’s Office release.

Chad M. Howe, 40, of Penguin Drive in Cortlandville was arrested May 21 after officers located him in the area of the store at 1132 Rte 13 and arrested him without incident, according to the department.

Howe was charged with felony, third-degree burglary, as well as fourth-degree criminal mischief and petit larceny, misdemeanors. He was arraigned and released to appear at 1 p.m. June 15 in Cortlandville Town Court.

Correction: This article initially incorrectly identified the beer company. We regret the error.

Memorial Day Weekend DWI campaign

State police announced Wednesday they issued four drunken driving tickets over Memorial Day Weekend as part of a campaign against intoxicated driving. The tickets were issued within Troop C, which includes Cortland, Tompkins, Tioga, Broome, Chenango, Otsego and Delaware counties.

The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office issued one DWI over the weekend after a Truxton crashed his car into a utility pole in East Homer on Saturday.

While the Homer crash was unfortunate, overall the County experienced a good Memorial Day weekend, said Lt. Karl Altmann of the Sheriff’s office.

“It was a holiday weekend and I think people pay attention to all the law enforcement crackdown,” Altmann said. The Sheriff’s Office made three DWI arrests over last year’s holiday weekend.

State police made one local arrest during the campaign:

Accused: David A. Campbell, 45, of Marathon

Charges: Driving while intoxicated as a first offense and operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or greater, misdemeanors

Details: Campbell was pulled over about 9 p.m. on Saturday while driving on Route 11 in Virgil and arrested, according to the state police.

Legal action: State police gave Campbell a ticket to appear at a later date in Virgil Town Court.