Bomb Threat Just One Of Several Arrests By Cortland Police

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A man from Cortland was arrested Sunday evening by Cortland Police.

Officers say he was at a Port Watson Street Convenience store and told an employee there was a bomb outside the building.

Police say there was not.

David Vaccaro, who is 50, now faces a felony charge of falsely reporting an incident.

Vaccaro was released until his next day in court April 11.


Menacing and weapons’ possession are the charges against Randy Townsend, 26, of Cortland.

On St. Patrick’s Day night, he got into an argument with another man, according to Cortland Police.

Officers say he threatened a 37-year old man with a knife at a home on Hubbard Street.

Townsend was released until court on April 4.


Cortland Police say a man who apparently used a home on Park Street as a clothing store was arrested St. Patrick’s Day afternoon.

Darrin Bailey, 37, of Cortlandville, is accused of taking more than $100 worth of clothes.

Bailey was charged with Trespassing and Petit Larceny, released and ordered to return to city court on April 11.


Police were called to a home on Clinton Avenue just after 2 am Sunday for a disturbance.

Cortland Police officers say that’s when Carter Towsley, 19, of Cortland, interfered with their investigation, first pushing an officer, then fighting with them when he was arrested.

Towsley was charged with Harassment, Resisting Arrest, and Obstruction of Governmental Administration, and released until an April 11 court date.


Cortland Police report the arrest Friday of Matthew Wheeler, 19, of Cortland, for felony possessing and felony promoting a sexual performance by a child and for endangering the welfare of a child.

Police say between January and April of last year, Wheeler had sexual contact with a girl under age 16 and made a video that he sent to a friend.

Wheeler was released until his next court date on March 28.


Jeremy Santos of Rochester, who is 21, was arrested by Cortland Police Friday evening for trespassing and stalking.

Police say from last November until March he sent a 22-year old woman countless text, Facebook, email messages, and phone calls.

When he showed up where she lived on Friday, he was arrested.

Police say his next court date is April 4.

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