01 April 2020

Major Michael J. Drake
Troop K Commander

Cortlandt, New York – On March 27, 2020, the New York State Police from the Cortlandt barracks arrested Tiara K. Frederick, age 23, and Giovani R. Fernandez, age 26, both of Mahopac, NY, for Burglary in the 1st degree, a class B felony, and Criminal Mischief in the 3rd degree, a class E felony.

Investigation determined Frederick and Fernandez forcibly entered a residence on 13th Street in the Verplanck area of Cortlandt.  Frederick and Fernandez were familiar with the residents.  A physical altercation ensued between the parties which resulted in Tiara Frederick suffering a non-life-threatening stab wound.  Frederick was transported to Westchester Medical Center medical treatment. 

Frederick and Fernandez were issued appearance tickets returnable to the town of Cortlandt Court on May 11, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.


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