Shooting in Elmira:
Elmira Police are investigating shots fired early Saturday morning on Hall Street in Elmira. Police say the incident occurred outside of 1010 Hall Street, just across the street from Diven Elementary School. One man was shot in the foot and taken to Arnot-Ogden hospital, but police report that the victim is not cooperating with them at this time. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the authorities.
Meth Lab Bust in Corning:
Corning City Police, New York State Police, and the Corning Fire Department were called to Lamphear Court in Corning over the weekend on reports of suspicious activity. The investigation led them to a residence where they found the remains of a meth lab. According to reports, by 10 a.m. Saturday a command center was set up and crews were inside the home dismantling the lab, which took several hours. No arrests were made, the investigation is ongoing.
Attempted Burglary in Fremont:
A Fremont resident was arrested Saturday morning following an incident on Seneca Road in Hornell. According to a release from the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 3:30 a.m., an off-duty Deputy Sheriff was awoken by someone knocking on his door. When he answered the door he was confronted by 43-year-old Steven Kelly, who acted in a threatening manner and tried to force his way into the residence. The Deputy Sheriff stopped him and Kelly fled in his vehicle. He was later located by a New York State Police Patrol Unit in his driveway on Myrtle Drive. Kelly was charged with one count of Attempted Burglary in the Second Degree and was remanded to the Steuben County Jail without bail. Also, at the time of his arrest, Kelly had two outstanding Bench Warrants for the Town of Hornellsville Court and the Town of Fremont Court. Detainers have been filed and Kelly will appear in both courts at a later date.
Tip Line Established for Dix Murder:
Schuyler County Sheriff’s Deputies say there are no new developments in the murder of 31-year-old Daniel Bennett in Dix and they are asking for the public’s help in solving the crime. They’ve established a tip line for those who may have any information. Authorities say Bennett was shot and killed in his Pearl Street home around 11 p.m. Thursday night and they’re asking if anyone saw a vehicle parked on Pearl Street or Catlin Hill Road between 10 and midnight that night. Investigators can be reached by calling 535 – 8224 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Phone/Computer Scam Hits the Twin Tiers:
Another computer scam has hit the area as residents are reporting receiving calls from any anonymous man with an Indian accent claiming to be working for Microsoft Tech Support who asked them to their computers on. One resident contacted Microsoft and she said they told her no one from their tech support would contact anyone randomly. The best advice is to not turn on your computer and to hang up. Do not give out any information. On the Microsoft.com website it says the scam has been going on since 2011 and according to the site, an average of $900 is stolen from the people who fall victim to it.
2nd ‘Operation Hang Up’ Starts Today:
If you’re hitting the road this week, you might want to try extra hard to put the cell phone down. Starting today, New York State Police are conducting their second ‘Operation Hang Up,’ targeting drivers who are texting or talking, without a hands-free device, while behind the wheel. Last July, Governor Andrew Cuomo passed a law that made using a hand held electronic device while driving a primary traffic offense. That means police can pull you over solely for using your phone. Also, the penalty for using a cell phone while driving was increased to 3 points on your license. The first Operation Hang Up campaign took place over last year’s Thanksgiving holiday, during which state police ticketed more than 800 drivers.
Special Board of Ed. Meeting Scheduled for Hammondsport:
The Hammondsport Central School Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting of the board for 8 a.m. tomorrow in the District Office.