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Top Stories, August 2, 2023

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Yesterday In Addison 

From Sheriff Allard: 

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on August 1, 2023, deputies and investigators of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a motorcycle crash with a fixed object on Beeman Hollow Road, in the Town of Addison, New York.  The operator of the motorcycle was identified as Frank J. Stout, age 56, of Elmira, New York.  It appears that the motorcycle left the roadway and collided with a utility pole.  Mr. Stout was pronounced dead at the scene by the Steuben County Coroner.  The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Team processed the scene and is continuing the investigation. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Stout’s family as a result of this tragedy. 


Steuben County Sheriff's Monthly Report For July 2023

Our investigators and deputies were tasked with five death investigations, ten assault investigations, one strangulation investigation, four burglary investigations, one jail contraband  investigation, three possession of a weapon investigations, two reckless endangerment investigations, one fire investigation, one welfare fraud investigation, eleven larceny investigations, two grand larceny investigations, four drug investigations, six harassment investigations, nine criminal mischief investigations, five endangering a child investigations, one animal abuse investigation, four menacing investigations and two stolen property investigations. Our Patrol Division was tasked with multiple domestic incident investigations along with mental health detainments and assisting other agencies, serving of warrants, and two intoxicated or impaired driving arrests. 


Steuben Co Board Of Elections: New Voting Machines?

The Steuben County Board of Election Commissioners are looking at possibly buying all new voting machines.  These are made by a company called Clear Ballot.   WVIN caught up with Steuben County Election Commissioner Vicky Olin, who says the Clear Ballot machines use both paper and electronic voting, and is very similar to the current voting machines.  So why get  new ones?  According to Commissioner Olin, it's because the current voting machines are from 200i9, and are "pretty worn out," Olin says.  "The Clear Ballot Voting Machines have a scanner, like the ones we are currently using.  When the voter comes in, they will be given a paper ballot, they will mark who they want to vote for, on the paper ballot and then scan it into the machine and the machine itself will read how the ballot was marked.  It also has a separate system for anyone that has problems seeing or if they are completely blind, there is a separate system for that."  There will be a demonstration on how these voting machines work, on August 9, at the County Annex Building in Bath.  

Reaction To Last Night's J6 Indidcement of Donald Trump

On last night’s indictment of former President Trump on January 6th charges, Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer told the HILL dot com that these charges "were the most serious ones so far."  Republican Congressman Nick Langworthy says, it’s "a politically motivated indictment."


Stalking Charge Made Against Elkland PA Man

From The Sheriff:   Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on July 31, 2023, deputies of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher J. Gardner, age 34, of Coates Hill Road, Elkland, Pennsylvania, in response to a report of a suspicious person in the Town of Woodhull.  It is alleged that Mr. Gardner violated a duly served order of protection and placed another person in fear of injury. Mr. Gardner was charged with Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree and Stalking in the Fourth Degree.  Mr. Gardner was arraigned in the Centralized Arraignment Court and released.


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