31-year-old charged with purposely passing light

A 31-year-old man is accused of driving through a red light on purpose during an argument with his girlfriend on Turin Road.

Bail was set at $500 and has since been met for Keith Garrison, of 4318 Mutton Hill Road, Cazenovia, who appeared before City Court Judge John C. Gannon Monday on one count each of fourth-degree mischief, second-degree reckless endangerment, reckless driving and endangering the welfare of a child. His cases were adjourned to June 25.

Police said at 8:41 a.m. May 20, Garrison was driving northbound on Turin Road, and was arguing with his 23-year-old girlfriend in the passenger seat. The girlfriend’s 4-year-old daughter was also seated in the back.

During the argument, police said Garrison got angry and threatened to kill them all, then drove through a red light in the 500 block of Turin Road.

The girlfriend tried to use her cell phone to call 9-1-1 for help, but police said Garrison took the phone away from her multiple times, interrupting each call. When she finally got it back, the phone was no longer working, authorities stated.

Also in City Court:

¿ Bail was set at $1,000 and has not been met for Jonathan M. Beatty, 26, of 1007 N. James St., charged with third-degree assault and second-degree harassment. His case was adjourned to June 8.

Police said at 8:45 p.m. May 20, Beatty punched his 46-year-old father in the face, causing bruising that required a trip to Rome Memorial Hospital.

¿ Steven M. Grass, 17, of 221 Henry St., was released on his own recognizance on charges of petty larceny and fourth-degree mischief. His case was adjourned to June 8.

Police said at 12:30 a.m. May 10, Grass used a hedge cutter to cut out an 8-foot section of chain-link fence at Baums Castorine Inc. on Matthew Street.

¿ Katlyn J. Litts, 21, of 909 Floyd Ave., was ordered by Judge Daniel C. Wilson Wednesday to pay a $100 fine and was granted a one-year conditional discharge on one count of trespass, reduced from petty larceny.

Deputies said at 12:05 p.m. May 10, Litts stole a shaver, shampoo, six Maybelline cosmetics products and four glasses, for a total of $79.78, from Wal-Mart on Rome-Taberg Road. According to store security, Litts tried to hide the stolen items in her purse.

¿ Nicole M. Burtchell, 28, of 806 Concord Place, was ordered to pay a $200 fine, $200 surcharge and was granted a one-year conditional discharge on one count of second-degree aggravated harassment.

Police said at 11:30 p.m. April 6, Burtchell threatened a 47-year-old man over the telephone.