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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday, September 11th

13 Arrested in Operation Free Fall:


The Village of Bath Police Department, with assistance from the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, Corning and Hornell Police Departments, New York State Police, and the Steuben County District Attorneys drug initiative, report the arrest of 14 people following a three month investigation into narcotics sales in and around the village of Bath.  At least six of the suspects were from Bath, including: 34-year-old Robert Harley, 50-year-old Jill Marshall, 35-year-old Scotty Youngs, 52-year-old Patrick Travis, 58-year-old Deborah Warner, and 28-year-old Samantha Henderson.



6 Arrested in Drug, Weapons Bust:


A joint investigation by the Canisteo Village Police Department and the New York State Police has resulted in the arrest of six people for felony drug and weapon charges in the Village of Canisteo.  During the investigation, police located several guns, methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana.  Arrested were: 31-year-old Donald Strope of Addison, sent to the Steuben County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bail; 29-year-old Tyrand Scott of Corning, released on an appearance ticket; 57-year-old Lee Richeson of Canisteo, sent to the county jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail; 28-year-old Jesse Tomlison of Addison, sent to the county jail without bail; 36-year-old Zachary Pecor of Addison, sent to the county jail without bail; and 24-year-old Deeana Brewer of Addison, sent to the county jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail.



M.A. Man Arrested on Child Abuse Charges:


A Massachusetts man has been arrested by State Police following a joint investigation with Steuben County Child Protective Services into child endangerment allegations.  38-year-old Adam Sullivan of Westfield, Massachusetts, has been charged with sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.  It’s alleged that between February and March 2017, while at a residence in the Town of Avoca, Sullivan subjected a child less than 11 years old to sexual contact.  Sullivan was sent to the Steuben County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail.



2 Bath Residents Charged in Fraud Report:


The New York State Police have arrested two Town of Bath residents following a report of fraud.  41-year-old Timothy Dewolf and 45-year-old Pamela Tobias are charged with falsifying business records, criminal possession of stolen property, criminal impersonation, and petit larceny.  They allegedly found a debit card that did not belong to them, and according to State Police, rather than returning the card to the bank or its owner, they allegedly impersonated the card’s owner and used it to purchase over $400 of merchandise from at least four local businesses.  The suspects were identified with help from the businesses and local residents.  Both suspects were issued appearance tickets.  The property purchased with the card was recovered.



Reckless Endangerment, Unlawful Cannabis Grow Arrest:


An Avoca man has been arrested on reckless endangerment and unlawful grow of cannabis following an incident in Avoca.  According to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, 62-year-old Victor Ross drove his vehicle at a person operating a dirt bike.  Ross also allegedly struck the victim, causing them to fall off their dirt bike.  The victim was not injured.  During their investigation into this incident, deputies allegedly found Ross to be in possession of and growing approximately 83 marihuana plants on his property.  Ross was released with an appearance ticket.



Non-Appropriate Shelter for Dogs Arrest:


The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Savona woman following a report of a dog left outside for long periods of time without proper shelter.  55-year-old Hazel Lafler has been charged with appropriate shelter for dogs, a violation of the agricultural and markets law.  She was released on an appearance ticket.  The Sheriff’s Office reminds the public: that during the cold fall and winter months, please be aware that all dogs outside for any amount of time must be provided with adequate shelter that allows the animal to stand and turn, and that allows the animal to maintain heat.  The animal should also be fed twice a day, and have constant access to a water source that is unfrozen.  If you are in violation, criminal action may be taken to prevent Animal Abuse.



Bench Warrant Arrest:


The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of 19-year-old Angel Jackson of Corning on a bench warrant issued by the Town of Corning Court.  The warrant was issued for failure to appear to answer charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of marihuana.  Jackson was previously arrested on separate charges by the City of Corning Police during an alleged domestic incident in the City.  Jackson was then turned over to deputies to answer the bench warrant.  She was sent to the Steuben County Jail on $1,000 cash bail.



Area 9/11 Ceremonies:


Here is a list of local and area 9/11 remembrances taking place today: at 8:43 a.m. at Corning Community College at the flagpole in front of the Parsons Administration building (rain location the Commons); at 11 a.m. the 4th Annual Tri-County First Responder of the Year Award will be presented at the Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony at the First Responder Park at the corners of South Hamilton Street and Forest Drive in Gang Mills; and at noon at the Arnot Mall in Center Court.



Corning’s Gaffer District Ferrari Show This Weekend:


The Corning’s Gaffer District will host the seventh annual Crystal City Ferrari Show this Sunday, September 16th.  Featuring over 175 Ferraris from across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, vehicle owners will be on hand to answer questions and provide additional information.  In support of the event, the following streets will be closed on Sunday from 6 in the morning until 5 in the evening: Pine Street from Market to Burmese, Market Street from Wall to Bridge, Lot 16 off Tioga Avenue, Wall Street from Tioga to Burmese, Cedar Street from Tioga to Burmese, Walnut Street from Aurene to Burmese, and Chestnut Street from Aurene to Burmese.  Free parking will be available in City lots at the Centerway Parking Garage.   

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