Top Stories, September 6, 2023

Remember That Truck Ramming Into The Kwik Fill?  

Suspects From Yesterday's Press Conference Announcement, Are Being Tied To The April Incident When A Truck Rammed Into A Kwik Fill In The Hammonsdport Area.  District Attorney Brooks Baker says that the four suspects who are accused of numerous house break-in’s and vehicle break-in’s, are believed to be responsible for the incident in which a truck crashing into a local Quick Fill on April 12th.


Brooks Baker: The Bodycam Video Is Chilling To Watch

State Police, Bath Village Police and the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department were all at the shooting incident on Roosevelt Avenue in Bath on August 20th.  Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker has watched the body cam videos from the incident.  Baker calls the bodycam videos, "Chilling.  Every single one of the videos I've watched scares me to death," Baker said.  "You can hear projectiles going by in the air, by police officer's head.  You can hear the bullets striking behind the officer's heads.  The video includes video footage of Mr. Shoonover pointing a gun and shooting at police officers at very close range."  The suspect in the case, Larry Schoonover, 51, of Bath, was indicted yesterday. 


Hornell Woman Is Facing Charges Now In Bath

From The Sheriff's Dept: Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that Investigators charged 47 year old Nicole Harwood, of High Street, Hornell, for allegedly receiving money she was not entitled to in excess of $3,000.  Harwood is also allged to have made false entries into an official business record in the Town of Bath.  Harwood was charged with 3rd degree Grand Larceny and 1st degree Falsifying Business Records. Harwood was arraigned in the Centralized Arraignment Court and released. 


Troopers: A Double Stabbing Incident In Avoca 

From NYSP Bath:  On September 3, 2023, at approximately 10:40 p.m., the New York State Police in Bath responded to 8077 Bauter Road in the town of Avoca for a report of a stabbing.  Upon arrival, law enforcement located two injured males, 55-year-old Richard M. Randall and 49-year-old Adam W. Rounds. Investigation revealed a physical altercation took place at the residence between the two males, who are roommates. During the altercation, both Randall and Rounds sustained knife wound injuries.  Rounds was transported by ambulance to Noyes Memorial Hospital and later to Strong Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.  Randall was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released for non-life-threatening injuries.  Randall was arrested for Assault 2nd (D Felony). Randall was transported to the Steuben County Jail for CAP arraignment and remanded to the Steuben County Jail with no bail.  The New York State Police were assisted at the scene by the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, Bath Ambulance, Bath AMR, and Avoca Fire Department.

This remains an ongoing investigation.  


Suspect Who Was Wanted In  Texas, Caught In Avoca

From The Sheriff's Dept:  Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on September 6, 2023, Deputies of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office arrested Raymund D. Gardner, age 25, of Alloway Drive, Fort Worth, Texas, following a report of two males fighting in the driving lane of I-390 in the Town of Avoca.  It is alleged that Mr. Gardner was one of the combatants and was wanted by the State of Texas due to an active probation violation warrant.   Mr. Gardner was charged as a Fugitive from Justice.  Mr. Gardner was arraigned in the Centralized Arraignment Court and remanded to the Steuben County Jail to await extradition. 

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