Top Stories, August 21, 2023

Shooting Situation In Bath In The Early Morning Hours 

It happened in the 1am hour this morning.  Mayor Michael Sweet says it happened on Roosevelt Avenue.  Scanner audio indicates that the suspect walked in out of the house in Bath, a house surrounded by law enforcement.  The suspect was said to have a gun, and scanner audio indicated that law enforcement placed a cell phone on the suspect’s porch and that the suspect came out and shot the cell phone.  At one point, scanner chatter was about how the suspect  went into the backyard, and there were shots fired.   Quote: “One down.  Suspect down.  Suspect in custody.  Suspect in custody.”  Then law enforcement checked to find out if the ambulance crew was okay to go in and pick the suspect up.  Shortly after that, the okay was given for the ambulance crew to go in, and that was the end of the scanner chatter about that.  We’re told this morning by the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department that the state police handled the case.      


UPDATE 1:15PM - State Police held a press confernce at 1pm today.  At that press conference, State Police said that the suspect, whose name was not released yet, is in stable condition at a Rochester hospital.  Troopers say they shot the suspect in the 1am hour, after he opened fire on them first, with a shotgun.  Troopers say the suspect was shot once in the leg.  Troopers also say that law enforcement showed up originally, because of a report about an alleged domestic dispute between a man and a woman at that address, 6664 Roosevelt Avenue in Bath.   Troopers said they were assisted by the Steuben County Sheriff's Dept and Bath Village Police.


UPDATE  4:25pm 

From Bath Police Chief Colin Taft:  "The Village of Bath Police Dept responded to assist the NYSP with a domestic incident with shots fired on Roosevelt Ave. in the Town of Bath yesterday at the same time as their first units. After being shot at our officers maintained a primary perimeter for many hours until being relieved around 10:45 pm. No Bath PD officer fired any shots in the incident. Thank God no innocent people were hurt in the incident."


Fatal Accident On Saturday In Wayland 

On that fatal accident which happened Saturday morning on 390 in Wayland, state police say the cause, was that a tire on a van from the Philadelphia Pennsylvania failed, causing the van to roll over and crash.  13 people were in the van.  Nine of them were injured.  Dead are a pregnant mother, her baby was delivered at Noyes Hospital in Dansville.  Also dead is a male victim who was inside the van at the time of the accident.  State Police were assisted by NYS DOT, Bath Ambulance, Bath VA Ambulance, Hornell Ambulance, Springwater Ambulance, Cohocton Valley Ambulance, Wayland Fire Department, Perkinsville Fire Department, Life Net 77, Mercy Flight, and the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office.

UPDATE 2:11pm, From State Police: One of those accident victims, Margarita Ramirez-Luna, 40, was a pregnant female who succumbed to her injuries. The baby was successfully delivered by the hospital staff. However, has since passed away. One victim was taken by ambulance to St. James Hospital in Hornell. Two victims were airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. One male subject, Alex Andrade,12, was pronouced deceased at the scene by the Steuben County Coroner.

The identity of the other individuals involved are as follows:

Jorge Dolores-Gonzales, 34
Mateas Ramirez, 1
Maria Guadalupe-Ramirez, 49
David Estrada-Ramirez Jr., 8
Yasmin Ramirez, 12/12/06, 16
Ricardo Ramirez, 10/01/00, 22
David Estrada-Elias, 40
Daniel Ramirez, 8
Elizabeth Ramirez-Luna, 37
Rosario Ramirez-Luna, 43

Pulteney Man Charged After Incident In Hammondsport

From Hammondsport Police: On August 18, 2023 at about 09:16 PM 2 Hammondsport Police Officers were dispatched by Steuben County 911 for a male subject attacking individuals inside Maloney’s Pub, located at 57 Pulteney Street Village of Hammondsport. Upon arrival Officers located a number of citizens on the sidewalk area just outside of Maloney’s Pub. Officers attempted to de-escalate the situation. While doing so a male subject later identified as Nicholas S. Taylor attacked a Uniformed Hammondsport Police Officer on scene, causing injuries to that Police Officer. After the Police Officer who was attacked by Nicholas S. Taylor, an off-duty Police Officer and the 2 Hammondsport Police Officers were able to gain control and arrest Nicholas S. Taylor. Also during the attack Nicholas S. Taylor damaged Village of Hammondsport property.

Nicholas S. Taylor of Pulteney NY was arrested and processed for the following:

1.) Assault in the Second Degree a Class D Felony

2.) Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree a Class A Misdemeanor

Nicholas S. Taylor was transported by Village of Hammondsport Police Officers to the Steuben County Jail. Nicholas S. Taylor was held at the Steuben County Jail until Nicholas S. Taylor arraigned in CAP Court. CAP court released Nicholas S. Taylor this morning on pretrial release.

Hammondsport Police Department’s Investigation is still on going and additional charges maybe filed at the conclusion of said investigation.

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