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Today's Top Stories - Saturday June 9, 2018

Allard Recognizes Corrections Officer Labar at Committee Meeting
A Steuben County corrections officer was recognized for saving the life of a choking inmate at the county jail in late April as Sheriff Jim Allard acknowledged Robert Labar during this week’s meeting of the county legislature’s Public Safety and Corrections Committee. Labar responded to the choking inmate by performing the Heimlich maneuver as he was supervising the collection of meal trays during lunchtime then called a “code blue” as part of the jail’s policy. Allard praised Labar’s use of training and attention to detail, adding that it’s likely Officer Labar’s actions saved the inmate’s life.

Bath Schedules Two June Public Hearings
The village board in Bath has scheduled two public hearings for later this month. The first deals with a proposed local law that amends the village code, adding a new section titled residential rental occupancy permit provisions. The other hearing involves another proposed local law that would amend the village code regarding the sale of certain seasonal items. The hearings are scheduled for June 18th at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at the Municipal Building.

Boater Safety Course Happening Today
Today the Steuben County Sheriff's Office Navigation Unit holds a New York State Boater Safety course from 9am to 5pm at the Steuben County Public Safety Building, 7007 Rumsey Street Extension in Bath, N.Y. The comprehensive boating course covers the fundamentals of safe boating operation and is limited to 30 students. All who complete the course will receive a New York State Boater Safety Certification. Attendees must be at least 10 years of age and bring acceptable forms for proof of age. Those interested in attending should call 607-622-3911.

Operation Prevent Continues Into the Summer
Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that investigators from the Department of Motor Vehicles along with the State Liquor Authority, State Park Police and local law enforcement are cracking down on underage drinking and the use of fake IDs at venues across the state. Since May, DMV has made 78 arrests during five investigations under its Operation Prevent campaign, an ongoing effort to curtail underage drinking that is once again in full swing as the summer concert season gets underway. 43 arrests were reported in Western New York and 15 in the Finger Lakes.

Two Bath Residence Arrested Following CPS Investigation
New York State Police of the Bath barracks report the arrest of two Steuben County residents stemming from a joint investigation with the County CPS into child endangerment allegations. Investigators say between June 4th and June 7th Anthony Cagle and Danielle Smith, both of Campbell Creek Road in the Town of Bath, knowingly and intentionally manufactured, possessed and used methamphetamine while inside their residence and supervising children less than 17 years of age. Both Cagle and Smith were charged with one count each of Unlawful Manufacturing of Methamphetamine in third degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. They were arraigned in Town of Bath Court and will reappear in court June 11th as future charges are pending due to results of laboratory testing of evidence found at the crime scene.


Three Arrested in Addison Drug Bust
Three Steuben County residents have been arrested on drug charges following a drug seizure in Addison. The County Sheriff’s Office executed a warrant for a property on Hallett Hill Road, recovering suspected cocaine and suspected crystal meth worth over $16,000 in street value as well as materials used to manufacture methamphetamine. Jeffrey S. Bovee of Addison was charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine in the third degree and arraigned in the Town of Addison Court prior to being remanded to Steuben County Jail without bail. Also charged were Donald Strope of Addison and Norman Smithers of Lindley, who each face Criminal Possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree charges in Addison Town Court at a later date.

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