City Police Blotter: Loaded firearm, identity theft and more

(Photo provided by the City of Cortland Police Department).

The City of Cortland Police Department recently released a couple of arrest reports.

Below are the reports:

Thulani M. Ntombela

Ntombela, 23, of Ithaca, was arrested on Saturday (March 30).

The city police report stated that officers located three individuals in a vehicle in the parking lot after responding to a disturbance complaint.

According to the report, Ntombela was allegedly attempting to conceal a handgun when officers approached the vehicle. The handgun was confiscated as evidence. Ntombela was also in possession of cocaine.

The report noted that Ntombela did not have a state permit for the handgun. There was no report of the handgun being used during the disturbance, and no other arrests were made.

Ntombela was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon (loaded firearm, Class-C Felony) and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (a Class-A Misdemeanor).

Ntombela was sent to Cortland County Jail on a $500 bail or $1,000 bond. He is due to appear in court on April 17.

Travis A. Thompson

Thompson, 25, of Cortland, was arrested on Friday (March 29).

The city police report stated that a complaint back on Feb. 5 was received from a resident about his wallet lost/stolen and that his credit cards were used without his permission.

According to the report, the credit cards were used at two locations in the city. Officers identified Thompson through video surveillance.

Thompson was spotted by detectives on March 29 and arrested on a warrant. He was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and second-degree identity theft (both Class-E Felonies), and petit larceny (a Class-A Misdemeanor).

Thompson was arraigned, released and is now due to appear in city court on April 10.