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Man Accused of Stealing a Car Found With Loaded Gun in Cortland

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stolen-car-4-9Cortland Police have arrested a suspect believed to be involved in multiple burglaries, at the time of his arrest he was found in a stolen car with a loaded handgun.

Just before noon Thursday, City Police stopped a vehicle on Port Watson Street. The car was reported stolen from Elm Street.

The driver, 25-year-old Michael Dishaw of Georgetown, was found to be driving without a license. A further search of the vehicle turned up a loaded handgun and small quantity of meth.

Dishaw was charged with felony counts of possessing stolen property, two counts of weapons possession along with misdemeanor counts of possessing a controlled substance operating a vehicle while impaired by drugs and aggravated unlicensed operation.

A short time later police responded to the Ramada Inn on River Street after a guest there reported his property was stolen. The victim traced the theft to a room that had been rented by Dishaw. Police responded and found the victims property along with other stolen items. A woman staying the room was arrested; 32-year-old Danielle Garrow of Central Ave. was charged with possessing stolen property and possessing marijuana.

Later in the day an unidentified man showed up at city police station with several items of stolen property that he claims Dishaw left at his home.

Police are now looking to return the items to their owners. If you have been the victim of a recent burglary call Cortland police at 758-8307.

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