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Today's Top Stories - Saturday March 11, 2018

Bath Village Street Department Holding Brush and Limb Pickup
The Bath Village Street Department will be picking up brush and limbs taken down by the snowstorm. All limbs and brush to be picked up should be placed to the edge of the street. Residents are told not to pile any of the materials onto the roadway. This pickup is free of charge and intended to clean up storm damage only and no other materials will be accepted. Pickup begins this coming week of March 12th and continues no later than March 26th. If you have any additional questions about this pickup please call 776-6321 between the hours of 7am and 3:30pm.


Corning Man Arrested Following Report of Domestic Incident
A Corning man was arrested this week for alleged criminal obstruction of breathing and endangering the welfare of a child. Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest as the result of an investigation stemming from information given to a Steuben County School Resource Officer regarding an alleged domestic violence incident occurring on Bailey Creek Road in Corning. Terry R. Wilson, age 24 was arrested after allegedly intentionally applying pressure to the throat of someone under the age of 17 with the intent to impede normal breathing or blood circulation of the minor. Following his arrest, Wilson was arraigned in Corning Town Court, remanded to Steuben County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail and scheduled to appear in Corning Town Court on April 5th.


NYSP Highway Interdiction Yields Canisteo Drug Arrests
New York State Police report their Highway Interdiction efforts have resulted multiple arrests for drug-related offenses in the Canisteo area. Following a traffic stop in the Town of Canisteo, Bath and Hornell Troopers arrested Marilyn G. Maddaford of Almond after she was found to be in possession of Suboxone that was packaged for sale as well an unspecified quantity of marijuana. Maddaford was charged with  Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marihuana and for other Vehicle and Traffic Law violations, arraigned in Canisteo Town Court and released on her own recognizance before she is scheduled to re-appear in court March 22nd. Another Canisteo traffic stop resulted in the arrest of 19-year-old Travis Carlton of Canisteo for Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the 5th degree due to allegedly possessing about 1.6 ounces of marijuana. The 17 year old driver of the vehicle was given the same charge of Criminal Possession in addition to Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and other Vehicle and Traffic law violations. Both were issued appearance tickets to Village of Canisteo Court at a later date.


Two Men Arrested After Jasper Meth Bust
New York State Police report the arrest of two men for Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine in the 3rd degree after Troopers from Bath and the North Hornell barracks interrupted two men actively manufacturing methamphetamine. Troopers responded to the residence of Mark J. Walton in Jasper, observing Walton and James Ball of Mansfield, Pennsylvania actively engaged in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Both were charged and arraigned initially in the town of Hornellsville Court then remanded to Steuben County Jail with Walton’s bail set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 property bond and Ball’s bail set at $25,000 cash or $50,000 property bond. Execution of a search warrant at the Walton residence yielded a large quantity of methamphetamine as well as various equipment used to manufacture meth. Walton and Ball were charged additionally with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 2nd degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree and arraigned in town of Bath Court before being remanded to Steuben County Jail in lieu of additional bail set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 property bond.


Steuben County Sheriffs Make DWI Arrests
The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports arrests for DWI this week. Deputies arrested Elizabeth Sable, age 55, of Pulteney for aggravated driving while intoxicated, endangering the welfare of a child, no child safety seat for a backseat passenger under age four years, failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to signal a turn. Sable is alleged to have operated a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition with a three year old passenger in the vehicle while in the Village of Hammondsport. She was released on traffic summons and issued an appearance ticket to appear in Urbana Town Court on April 9th. Deputies also report the arrest of David Troth of Prattsburgh for driving while intoxicated. It is alleged Troth operated a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition on State Route 21 in Wayland and failed to maintain his lane of travel while the vehicle did not display adequate tail lamps. Troth was released on traffic summons and is scheduled to appear again in Wayland Town Court.


Allard Announces DWI Crackdown for St. Patrick's Day Weekend
Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard announced that County police agencies will participate in an effort to crackdown on impaired driving during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The statewide STOP-DWI crackdown is set from March 16th and will end March 18th. New York State Police, County Sheriffs, and municipal law enforcement agencies will collaborate throughout the state and be patrolling in full force in a coordinated effort to further reduce the injuries and deaths that result from impaired driving. Citizens going out for Saint Patrick’s Day are reminded to prepare by having a sober plan and designate a responsible and sober driver.

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