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Top Stories, April 13, 2023

Bath Village Police Have A Suspect In The Stolen Truck Case

On Wednesday night Bath police announced that a white 2015 chevy truck with florida plates had been stolen.  On Thursday, Police Chief Colin Taft said that the truck had been found on May Street, with black paint splattered all over it.  Bath Police Chief Colin Taft reports that later on Thursday, a 33 year old, Kaleb Heidrick, no address given, has been charged with Criminal Possesion of Stolen Property, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree and Tampering with Physical Evidence.  Chief Taft also says, Heidrick also had to be taken to Ira Davenport, after allegedly swallowing drugs, which reportedly made Heidrick very sick.  Heiderick is also said to have been released on bail.  Police Chief Taft is thanking the many Bath residents, for the tips and the videos related to this case. 

(Photos From Bath Police Chief Colin Taft)

Full Press Release From Police Chief Taft:

On 4/13/2023, The Village of Bath Police Department reports the arrest of Kaleb E. Heidrick, age 33 for one count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, a class D Felony, Tampering with Physical Evidence, a class E Felony and Criminal Mischief in the second degree, a class D Felony. This is in relation to the theft and destruction of the truck pictured on Facebook.  While being questioned by the Bath Police Department, Mr. Heidrick consumed narcotics that were hidden on or in his body and overdosed.  Mr. Heidrick had to be taken to Ira Davenport for treatment and released.


The Village of Bath Police Department would like to extend their gratitude to the Village residents in their efforts to solve these crimes. The Police Department received multiple tips and videos that helped with the multiple thefts happening the last few nights.


Mr. Heidrick has many felony charges pending and is free without bail.  Some of these felonies are for car thefts, burglaries and larcenies. 


Heidrick was arrested and escorted to the Village of Bath Police Department for processing. After processing, Heidrick was transported to Steuben County Jail without issue. Many more charges are anticipated on Mr. Heidrick through continued future investigation. 


It is of the hope of the Bath Police Department that Mr. Heidrick is held this evening on bail at his Centralized Court arraignment. 


The Village of Bath Police Department would also like to use this press release as a friendly reminder to lock up your belongings. Home surveillance cameras can deter/ help some crime.


Sweet: The Better Weather Is On The Way

FB statement from Bath Village Mayor Michael Sweet:  "It is always a great sight seeing the street sweepers out, as you know better weather is on the way. With that said –some new trash cans are now at Mossy Bank. This will help us keep the trash where it should be and not all over the park."  

Mayor Sweet also says that crews have started our pickle-ball courts and are hoping they are completed by the end of May.


This Saturday - 10a-2p - Prescription Drug Takeback Day

Steuben County  Sheriff Jim Allard says, there’s a prescription drug bottle take back day, this Saturday, 10am to 2pm at the Sheriff’s Office on Rumsey Street Extension in Bath.


FCC File

On January 4, 2024 Tower Broadcasting, LLC, licensee of call signs: WABH, 1380.0, Bath, New York; W293CE, 106.5, Bath, New York; W262CX, 100.3, Bath, New York; and WVIN-FM, 98.3, Bath, New York, filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission to transfer control of its broadcast licenses to the Estate of Gordon Ichikawa.  Members of the public wishing to view this application or obtain information about how to file comments and petitions on the application can visit:  https://publicfiles.fcc.gov and search in the public files of the stations.

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