Cortland woman arrested in drive-by shooting case

Aric M. Sirowatka / photo: CCPD

A Cortland woman has been arrested after police say she was the driver of a drive-by shooting this past weekend.

Cortland Police tell CNY Central that officers arrested 18-year-old Regina G. DiOrio and charged her with two counts of felony reckless endangerment and three counts of criminal mischief. Police allege she was the driver of a Jeep Liberty in which Aric Sirowatka was riding when he allegedly fired several rounds from a semi-automatic weapon into a house and car on East Court Street in Cortland.

Police say their investigation into this case is continuing and additional arrests are pending.

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A Cortland man is under arrest after police say he was the trigger man in a drive-by shooting over the weekend.

According to the Cortland City Police Department, early Saturday morning officers were dispatched to a report of fired gunshots at 60 East Court Street in Cortland. Police say that during their investigation they learned that there were multiple arguments between the resident of the building and some other individuals, and when the suspect left he fired several shots at the building, some of which entered the building and also struck a nearby parked car.

Police say that they have arrested 30-year-old Aric M. Sirowatka of Park Street in Cortland and have charged him with three counts of criminal mischief, one count of prohibited use of a weapon, one count of criminal possession of a weapon, and two counts of felony reckless endangerment. Police allege he was the man who fired a .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle from a Jeep Liberty into the home on East Court Street, and say they found the alleged weapon as well as a 12 gauge shotgun and ammunition in his house. They also say they found live rounds and spent bullet casings in the vehicle.

Police say their investigation is continuing and more arrests are pending. They ask that anyone with information regarding the incident contact Cortland Police at 607-758-8308.