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Wayland Woman Arrested Following Counterfeit Call
A Wayland woman was charged with a felony count of Criminal Possession of a forged instrument after New York State Police at the Wayland barracks responded to a call at the ShurFine food mart. Police say Linda Fox attempted to pay for groceries with a counterfeit $100 bill and was denied. Fox was arraigned in Town of Wayland Court and will reappear in town of Wayland Court on Wednesday.

Officers Sworn in at Steuben Sheriff's Office
This week four new corrections officers and one new deputy were sworn in while one corrections’ officer was promoted as sergeant at the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office. Alexander Brown and Brandi Parsons were sworn in as full time corrections officers while Randi Taylor and Branden Erskine swore in as part time officers. Officer Ryan Thompson was promoted to Correction Sergeant, a thirteen year veteran to the Sheriff’s Office.  Sheriff Matthew Wood was sworn in as the new Deputy Sheriff. “We are thrilled to add such experienced and skilled members to the sheriff’s office family.” said Sheriff Jim Allard.

Lindley Man Charged Arrested for Harassment
Steuben deputies report the arrest of 67-year-old George DeWolfe Jr. of Lindley. He was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing and 2
nd degree aggravated harassment. The charges were filed following an incident at a Caroline Drive home. He was released on his own recognizance.

Cuomo Announces Five-Year Multibillion Dollar Infrastructure Plan
Governor Cuomo has announced a $150 billion infrastructure plan for the next five years. Cuomo said the plan will support the creation of 675,000 jobs. The measure includes $19 billion to help school districts build new and better school buildings - creating learning spaces of the 21st century.

Two from Hornell Arrested Following Cocaine Sale Investigation
Two City of Hornell residents were arrested following an investigation into the sale of cocaine. Police arrested Gregory Little and Tia Kearse after executing a search warrant that revealed evidence of ongoing sales of cocaine. Little and Kearse were charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance and 4 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Little had one additional charge of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance on or near School Grounds. Both were arraigned in Hornell City Court.

Avoca Woman Arrested for Grand Larceny
An Avoca woman has been arrested by the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office on charges of grand larceny and falsifying business records. Police say 59-year-old Michelle Cornaire stole over $3,000 from a business in the town of Lodi and falsified business records to attempt to cover up the theft. Cornaire was released following her arraignment and will reappear in court at a later date.

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