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Today's Top Stories - Saturday October 20, 2018

Five Suspects Arrested for Assault and Burglaries
New York State Police announce multiple arrests following a two-month ongoing investigation of a reported home invasion and assault in the village of Savona that occurred on August 15th. Investigators identified several suspects and linked them to a string of burglaries that occurred in the past several months across two states. A search of a suspect’s residence in the Town of Campbell in the area of I-99 yielded the arrest of the following four suspects: 19-year-old Dakota Tosch of Campbell, 20-year-old Dakota Kidder of Campbell and two minors. Kidder and Tosch were sent to Steuben County Jail after being arrested for Burglary in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Degree, Criminal Mischief, Unlawful Imprisonment, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon. A fifth subject was identified as 19-year-old Chance LaViolette of Elkland, Pennsylvania, who fled the state after the incident then located in Oregon and taken into custody for arrest warrants in different states and is currently jailed in the state of Oregon as he awaits extradition to New York State where he will face the same charges as Tosch and Kidder.


Bath Woman Arrested for Methamphetamine Production
New York State Police announce the arrest of a Bath woman following an ongoing investigation into the production, distribution and sale of methamphetamine in Steuben County. Amber Crout, age 33, was alleged to have purchased a pseudoephedrine product with the knowledge that it would be used to unlawfully manufacture methamphetamine. Crout was charged with Falsifying Business Records and Possession of Methamphetamine Manufacturing Material in the Second Degree. Crout was arraigned in Bath Village Court then sent to Steuben County Jail.


BEGWS Starts Hydrant Flushing Tomorrow
Bath Electric Gas and Water Systems has announced a schedule for the second week hydrant flushing for street and corner valves begins tomorrow and continuing until the 26th. Hydrants on the following streets will be flushed:
Liberty north of Washington Colonial, Lawns, Haverling Street, Locust Street, High Street, Gratton Drive, Muck Circle, Peach Street, Grape Street, Apple Street and Mitchellsville Road. Valves on Haverling St / Geneva Street, Elm Street (Fairgrounds), Allen St / Haverling St, Vermont St / Haverling St, Maine St / Haverling St and Gratton / Geneva Street will be flushed on Sunday. Bath Electric Gas and Water Systems Customers are reminded to check their water for clarity before cleaning, cooking or doing laundry. If the water is dirty or dingy, you must flush it before using, preferably with an outside faucet, and running the water until it is clear.


Bath Leaf Pick-Up Begins Monday
City loose leaf pickup will begin Monday morning. Residents of downtown Bath must have their leaves raked into the area between the curb and sidewalk to be picked so drainage systems do not become plugged. Drivers should be careful not to park on top of leaves on the street as the heat from engines could ignite the leaves starting a fire. Brush and trash should not be mixed in the leaf piles, for leaf crews will not pick up those piles. Loose leaves must be raked up by the curbised by 6 a.m. Nov. 13 for the final week of collection. Leaves left by the curb on or before November 12th must be bagged.


Legislature Meets Monday to Talk Prevention Coalition Gap Funding
Steuben County Legislature will review funding support for the Steuben Prevention Coalition through the remainder of the year after federal grant funding fell through. This Monday at 10am legislators will meet regularly to approve a gap of $5,681 left after coalition officials were told they would not receive the federal Drug Free Communities Grant. Catholic Charities pledged gap funding of $10,000 to supplement the county’s contribution to be paid through county contingency fund. Funding was approved earlier this month by the Legislature’s Human Services Health and Education and Finance committees.


Lights Out for Afterschool Events Announced for This Month
Steuben County has announced public events for the “Lights Out For Afterschool” campaign, a joint effort by the Extended Learning Network of the Southern Tier, The Triangle Fund and Steuben Youth Bureau to raise local awareness about the importance of afterschool programming. Events are scheduled for Monday October 22nd at 4:30pm at the Frontline Community and Youth Center in Elmira and Monday October 29th at 3:30pm at the Addison Youth Center then 4:30pm at Hornell Concern for Youth. The events will recognize winners of afterschool poster contests.

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