Ongoing Problems at Homer Rental Property Prompts Concerns From Village Officials
An ongoing dispute at a house on Cortland Street in the Village of Homer that culminated with a woman being peeper sprayed and arrested by Village police is prompting Village leaders and neighbors to call for action.
Two people are facing charges after the latest incident at the 34 Cortland Street in Homer.
On Sunday Homer Village Police responded to the home for a dispute between neighbors..
Police say 45-year-old Patricia Sarlo and her husband 46-year-old Steven Sarlo were arguing with their neighbors.
According to Police Patricia Sarlo refused to comply with officers and continued to escalate the situation. Mrs. Sarlo was yelling and screaming profanities in the street and refusing to allow traffic to pass, she then shoved a Homer officer and attempted to prevent her arrest
After a struggle and being pepper sprayed Mrs. Sarlo was taken into custody, she was charged with misdemeanor counts of obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest, and endangering the welfare of a child. Mrs. Sarlo was also charged with 2 counts of disorderly conduct, and harassment; all violations. Mrs. Sarlo was arraigned in Homer Town Court and remanded to the Cortland County jail on $500 cash bail, she posted bail and was due back in Court last night.
During the course of the incident, Mrs. Sarlo’s husband Steve Sarlo was yelling, being disorderly, and hindering the ability of the officer to gain control of the scene. Sarlo was charged with disorderly conduct ticketed and released.
Village Mayor Genevieve Suits says police are constantly responding to the home, neighbors have expressed concerns over the constant domestic issues at the multi family rental property.
Suits says, the Village will be working with the property owner to solve the problems at that address.