Today's Top Stories - Friday May 7, 2021

Bath PD announces largest crack cocaine arrest in department’s history

The Bath Police Department has announced the largest crack cocaine arrest in the history of the department after $16,000 worth of crack cocaine was found on the 200 block of Campbell Street. 61-year-old Lawrence Rodgers was arrested during a traffic stop on two sealed Superior Court warrants for two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, all in the fifth degree. The arrest stemmed from the sale of crystal meth in the village in 2019. A search warrant was executed at Mr. Rodgers’ apartment where the crack cocaine was discovered. Mr. Rodgers was transported to the Steuben County Jail for arraignment.


Bath woman ticketed for horse and buggy crash in Yates County

A Bath woman has been ticketed after getting into an accident with a horse and buggy in Yates County yesterday morning that resulted in the death of one horse. Melissa Carney was driving eastbound on SR 54 in the Town of Benton when she struck a horse and buggy traveling in the same direction. According to the Yates County Sheriff, glare from the sun and following too closely were contributing factors to the accident. The 20-year-old Penn Yan man in the buggy was thrown from the buggy on impact and was treated for leg and neck stiffness. The horse was declared dead on the scene. Carney was ticketed for Failing to Use Due Care while Approaching a Horse. She will answer to that charge in the Town of Benton Court at a later date.


New York State Police warn of new scam

The New York State Police are warning the public of a new scam in which people are showing up to people’s homes posing as lawyers or law enforcement officers and claiming a loved one is in jail and needs bail money. If targeted by this scam, you can submit a consumer frauds and protection bureau online complaint form


11 new COVID-19 cases in Steuben County

The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 11 more county residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 6,637 confirmed cases, 160 of which are currently active. Two individuals are associated with Hugh Gregg Elementary and Wayland-Cohocton Elementary.


First-dose Pfizer vaccination clinic to be held next Monday at Hornell HS

The Steuben County Public Health Department will be holding a first-dose Pfizer vaccination clinic for anyone age 16 and older, beginning on Monday at 5:00 PM in the Hornell High School cafeteria. To attend the clinic, participants must pre-register for an appointment time using the link found on Public Health's COVID-19 page. Those age 16 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All clinic attendees must wear appropriate face coverings and will be expected to wait 15-30 minutes after vaccination for observation.  Attendees should wear short sleeves or appropriate clothing for vaccination.  For safe clinic flow and traffic patterns, registered participants should come to the clinic at their appointment time.  The clinic location and parking cannot accommodate participants showing up early.

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