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Domestic Incident Leads to Meth Lab Bust:


Investigation into a reported domestic incident led to the bust of an alleged meth lab on Friday in Corning.  According to police, Corning officers were dispatched on Thursday, April 5th to a domestic incident on Bridge Street Extension.  During the incident, 30-year-old William Griffin allegedly assaulted a 23-year-old woman with a hockey stick, and also allegedly punched, kicked, and bit her before fleeing the scene.  The next day, on Friday, April 6th, Griffin was stopped by police officers while driving on Bridge Street.  During the arrest, officers say they became suspicious that Griffin and his passenger, 25-year-old Jacob Woodworth were attempting to conceal something.  Further investigation led to the discovery of an alleged active “one pot” type of meth lab, along with items used to make meth, and a quantity of meth.  Griffin and Woodworth were charged with unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine and criminal possession of a controlled substance.    Additionally, Griffin was charged with assault in the second and third degrees, and criminal possession of a weapon. 



Woodhull Woman Accused of Stealing from Elderly Person:


An investigation by the New York State Police in Bath, the Steuben County Adult Protective Home Care Unit, and the Bath Police Department has resulted in charges against 20-year-old Haley Heigel of Woodhull.  On February 26th, the state police and Steuben County Adult Protective received a complaint about suspicious activity on the bank account of an elderly subject.  Following an investigation, it was determined that Heigel, without authority or permission, allegedly cashed four separate checks that were forged from January 10th through January 31st.  Heigel also allegedly made unauthorized purchases from February 8th through February 13th on the debit card of the same victim.  Heigel was charged with four counts of forgery and identity theft.  She was sent to the Steuben County Jail on $5,000 cash bail.



Bath Compost Site Opens This Weekend:


The Bath compost site will open to residents this Saturday, April 14th.  Through April 28th, it will be open Saturdays only from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Starting May 1st through June 2nd, it will add Tuesday and Thursday hours from 4 to 8 p.m.  Then June 9th through November 3rd, it will return to Saturdays only.  Brush, leaves, grass clippings, and garden materials will be accepted.  No containers, plastic bags, buckets, boxes, etc. may be left.  Construction and or demolition materials are not accepted.  Tickets can be purchased at the Village Clerk’s office and at Bath Plumbing and Hardware.  No tickets will be sold at the compost site.



Recruit NY Weekend April 28th and 29th:


An opportunity for New Yorkers to give back to their communities and protect their neighbors is coming up April 28th and 29th when the Fireman’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) holds its annual recruit drive.  Local volunteer fire departments will provide informational materials explaining the registration process and membership benefits to prospective firefighters and EMTs.  Interested participants can call their local fire department to see if they’re participating.  You can also call your local emergency management office at (607) 664-2910, or visit http://www.recruitny.org for more information. 



Top-Prize Take Five Ticket Sold in Bath:


On Saturday, the New York Lottery announced that multiple top-prize winning tickets were sold for the April 6th TAKE-5 drawing.  The tickets were sold in Brooklyn, Queens Village, Roosevelt, and Bath.  The Bath ticket, worth $19,116.50 was sold at the Pilot Travel Center on State Route 53. 

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