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Today's Top Stories Friday December 29, 2017

Campbell Man Jailed After Call for Bradford Domestic Dispute
Steuben County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Campbell man for felony assault charges after responding to a 911 call on Parker Road in Bradford where a child reported he was witnessing his mother getting assaulted by her boyfriend. Further investigation led to the following charges for 28 year old Richard Holley: one count of felony assault in the second degree and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He was sent to Steuben County Jail on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 property bond until his next court date on January 8th.

Six Arrested in Addison Meth Bust
Six people are in jail after the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) and the New York State Police Special Operations Response Team (SORT) executed a search on two Steuben County homes. Methamphetamine and stolen firearms were discovered both in a home on Reservoir Hill Road in Addison and as well as a residence in Rathbone on County Route 119. Robert Baker, Samuel Byer and Edward Howlett, all of Addison, were charged with unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine as was Serena Russell of Savona, Hornell woman Ashley Webster and John Hallett of Elkland, PA. The investigation is ongoing and further charges are anticipated but authorities report that a stolen rifle, three other firearms, multiple firearms parts, approximately 39 ounces of methamphetamine oil in assorted production stages, and over three grams of finished methamphetamine product were seized.

Bath Woman Arrested for Violating Probation
A Bath woman was sent to Steuben County Jail after allegedly violating the terms and conditions of her probation. Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports that Ashley LaDieu of Rumsey Street was found to have violated her probation which she was sentenced for a conviction of a criminal possession of methamphetamine manufacturing material in the third degree. LaDieu was arraigned in Steuben County Court then remanded to Steuben County Jail until her court date on January 2nd.

Bath Man Jailed for Probation Violation
An alleged violation of probation led to the arrest of a Bath man. James A. Racalto of East Washington Street Extension was arrested due to a violation of probation warrant. Racalto was on probation for a previous felony conviction of driving while intoxicated. He was arraigned and remanded to Steuben County Jail in lieu of $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 property bond until January 8th when he reappears in court.

O'Mara and Palmesano Named NY Farm Bureau "Circle of Friends"
New York Farm Bureau named State Senator Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano as part of their 2017 “Circle of Friends”. The farm advocacy organization represents over 35,000 farm families across the state and each year honors the legislators that strongly support agriculture in the Empire State by naming them to their “Circle of Friends”. Local politicians are considered for playing an active role in promoting business for local farms, which make up a major chunk of the regional economy and fosters over $4 billion worth of economic activity annually throughout New York State.

Cuomo Encourages Public Awarness for Patient Brokering
Governor Cuomo has announced a new public awareness campaign to crack down on "patient brokering," a practice where brokers collect payments from addiction treatment providers in exchange for referring patients to those programs. The campaign warns New Yorkers about the fraudulent practice and urges that these brokers be reported. In a statement, Cuomo said Vulnerable New Yorkers struggling with addiction are being targeted and falsely promised life-saving treatment services and then are given inadequate and ineffective treatment at outrageous costs. If you think you or someone you know was a victim of patient brokering, please report the suspected fraud by calling 1-800-553-5790 or by emailing StopTreatmentFraud@oasas.ny.gov

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