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Weekend Arrests From Cortland City Police

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Trouble for Carlos Ferrer, 27, of Cortland, early on April Fools Day.

Cortland Police say he was involved in a disturbance on Central Avenue and tried to drive away at about 2:25 am.

Police were in the area and tried to stop him from taking off, but he apparently wouldn’t. Officers caught up to him on Elm Street.

Ferrer faces felony DWI and unlicensed operation charges, along with failure to obey police, circumventing an ignition interlock device, refusing to take a breath test, and drinking in a motor vehicle. He was jailed awaiting bail over the weekend.


A traffic stop on River Street at 1 am Saturday led to the arrest of 31-year old Hassan Reed of Liverpool. Cortland Police say they found him with marijuana and a switchblade. He’s expected in court today.


Cortland Police report the arrest of Robert McDermott, 49, of Cortland Friday night at about 8:45 pm.

Officers were called in after McDermott got into a fight with a 41-year old woman.

He’s accused of knocking her to the ground and she had an order of protection against him.

McDermott is charged with felony aggravated family offense, criminal contempt, and harassment.

He was sent to the Cortland County Jail with no bail and a court appearance Monday (today).


She grabbed the steering wheel, causing the car she was riding in to hit a tree.

That’s how Cortland Police describe what happened on West Main Street in the city Friday afternoon at about 4:30.

Ernetta Skipper, 31, of Ithaca, was charged with reckless endangerment and criminal mischief, and she wouldn’t say why, according to police.

Skipper was released to appear in Court in two weeks.

Police say no one was injured.


A 19-year old from Johnstown caused quite a scene in the booking area of the Cortland Police station Sunday night.

According to the police report, Marino Fabozzi was arrested for harassment, criminal tampering, false personation, obstruction of governmental administration and unauthorized use of a license.

Fabozzi reportedly did have a fake driver license and gave police a false name.

Fabozzi refused to surrender his property when officers brought him to the station, and he apparently deposited blood in the booking area, according to the police report.

He’s due in court on the 19th.

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