Intoxicated man arrested outside Penn Yan Police Department

Police arrested an intoxicated man outside the police department in Penn Yan.

According to a news release, the Penn Yan Police Department arrested Christopher F. Cooke, 36, of Penn Yan for open container and resisting arrest.


Cooke was found outside the police department bleeding from his hands, drinking a bottle of Jim Beam. Cooke refused to turn the bottle over to officers and became agitated. Officers were able to place Cooke into handcuff’s and eventually calm him down. It was further learned that Cooke injured his hand from punching mailboxes. Penn Yan Ambulance was called to the scene for a check over of Cooke’s hands.

An investigation is ongoing and further possible charges are pending.


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