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Today's Top Stories - Saturday January 27, 2018

Hornell Woman Arrested for DWI Following Crash in Howard
A Hornell woman was arrested after she crashed her vehicle earlier this week on Smith Road in Howard. Deputies said a vehicle operated by 26-year-old Samantha Dellapenna went off the road and struck a snow bank. She received medical treatment and was charged with driving while intoxicated.

Bath Teen Arrested After Threatening Hammondsport School Staff
New York State Police report the arrest of a 17-year old Bath resident. Steven R. Watters of Gibson Street was arrested and charged with Making a Terrorist Threat following an investigation earlier this week involving a threat left on the voicemail of a Hammondsport Central School staff member. The investigation determined that Watters left the message that advised possible threat to the school which included a specific time that the threat would take place. Watters was arraigned in Town of Avoca Court and remanded to Steuben County Jail on $500 cash bail or $1000 property bond and will reappear in Town of Avoca Court in February.

Addison Man Arrested for Failure to Pay Fine
Steuben County Sheriff reports the arrest of 28-year-old Addison man Kaleb Heidrick due to a bench warrant issued by Addison Town Court. Heidrick allegedly did not pay a fine from a third degree assault conviction. Heidrick was arraigned in Erwin Town Court and remanded to the Steuben County Jail. He is being held there on $500 cash bail and scheduled to appear in Addison Town Court on February 7th.

Hammondsport Man Arrested for Making False Statement
A Hammondsport man was arrested for filing a false written statement. Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that 22-year old Carrington Ellis filed a complaint with the Sheriff’s Office in early December of 2017 and provided statements regarding this incident two different times. Upon further investigation of the case, it is alleged that Ellis submitted a false statement to officials. Following his arrest, Ellis was released and issued a ticket to reappear in Bath Town Court on February 14th.

Law Enforcement Park Needs Donations
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reminds the public that the fund for a permanent memorial in the proposed Law Enforcement Memorial Park is still seeking and accepting donations. Donors can purchase pavers that are personalized to be placed around a raised pedestal supporting a life-sized statue of a law enforcement officer answering his call of duty. The pedestal the officer will stand on is shaped like Allegany, Chemung, Livingston, Ontario, Steuben , Schuyler and Yates counties. A waterfall representing the “thin, blue line” is scheduled to be erected in the park during the spring.The memorial park honors police and peace officers within the seven-county region who have died while serving in the line of duty. For more information about donating to the park, please call (607) 622-3930 or email Terri Moir via

Volunteers Help Wrap Up "Wreaths Across America"
Over 75 volunteers teamed up to give back to the memory of our local fallen heroes. Volunteers cleaned up the wreaths from the graves at the Bath National Cemetery that were placed on the headstones for the annual “Wreaths Across America”ceremony in December. It is estimated over 3,200 wreaths were placed upon headstones at the site. The substantial volunteer turnout for clean up this year is credited to media sharing the need for people to help. Motivating many of the volunteers is the desire to give back to late veterans, including other veterans giving back to their fellow veterans. Ruth Walters, the Red Cross VA National Representative said "You've probably got 75 percent of the people up here today are veterans, so veteran working for veteran and that's what it's all about."


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