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Wayland woman accused of falsifying assistance request

A Wayland woman was arrested by investigators in Steuben County after allegedly making a false assistance request to Department of Social Services. Kayla A. Swift, 18, was taken into custody by deputies at the Public Safety Building in Bath. She is accused of reporting a false temporary assistance application. She was charged with one count of offering a false instrument... more

Bath man faces welfare fraud charges after submitting fake docs

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of a Bath man following an investigation into public assistance. Deputies say Christopher Spengler, 29, of Bath was taken into custody due to allegedly reporting to Department of Social Services with false job search forms, which were required to receive public assistance. As result, Spengler received public assistance that he was not... more

Steuben duo charged with violating probation

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports two recent violation of probation arrests. On November 26th, 2017, deputies of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brian E. Witherell, 36, of Bath as a result of a traffic stop on County Route 64 in the Town of Hornellsville. Witherell was taken into custody due to an alleged violation of probation warrant out... more

Steuben Co. judge convicts man of assaulting 8-month-old baby

Steuben Co. judge convicts man of assaulting 8-month-old baby
An Elmira man was convicted Friday morning for assaulting an 8-month-old child in November 2016. Steuben County Court Judge Marianne Furfure returned a guilty verdict, convicting 29-year-old Steffan Miller of felony second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child. On November 17, 2016, Miller was caring for the baby at a home in Bath. The child is not his... more

2017 Section V high school football play-off brackets

The top eight teams from each classification across Section V will begin first round postseason action as Sectional football action gets underway on Friday and Saturday. Check out all the match-ups and tournament brackets below… – Get game results and Connors & Ferris Bowl matchups at SectionVFootball.org more

113th session of National Sheriffs’ Institute completed by Allard

Sheriff Jim Allard of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office completed participation in the 113th session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute (NSI) held in Aurora, Colorado, September 18-22, 2017. The NSI is the only national executive development program designed for sheriffs. This no-cost program is co-sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA). Sheriff Allard is... more

OBITUARY: Percy John Allison Jr. of Penn Yan

Percy John Allison, Jr., “Baldy”, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Bath VA Medical Center. He was born on December 23, 1925 to parents Percy J. and Mildred Johnson Allison Weichanthal in Penn Yan, NY. Calling hours for Baldy will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 4 – 8 PM at the Townsend Wood Funeral... more

OBITUARY: John T. Baroody, 84, of Stanley

John T. Baroody, age 84, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 at his home. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday (Sept. 24th) at 12 Noon at the Stanley Fire Hall, 2040 Rte. 245, Stanley, NY, followed by a catered luncheon from 1 to 3 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Stanley Fire Company, P.O. Box 481, Stanley, NY... more

Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigator issued traffic tickets in Bath accident

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Geneva man following the investigation into a one car motor vehicle collision that occurred on County Route 13 in the Town of Bath on May 21, 2017. James F. Conkey 47, of East Lake Road in Geneva was charged with Driving With a Blood Alcohol Content of .08% or Greater... more

Steuben County man convicted of murder in 2016 arson case

A jury has convicted a Steuben County man of murder in connection to a February 2016 arson case. Joseph Meyers, 45, was accused of murdering David O’Dell, then setting O’Dell’s home on fire. According to WENY, a Steuben County jury took less than three hours of deliberation to find Meyers guilty of 1st and 2nd degree murder, 2 counts of... more

Police: Bath woman let child, 5, wander in dark as she drank

State Police arrested a woman from Bath after they said she let her child wander alone outside in the dark. According to troopers, 32-year-old Carolyn Rossman let a five-year-old child stay outside without anyone watching while it was dark outside. Rossman was allegedly intoxicated and continued to drink alcohol inside her home for “an extended period of time” during these... more

Painted Post sex offender arrested after violating probation

An organized probation initiative in Steuben County resulted in one arrest — after a sex offender was found to be violating the conditions of his parole. Sheriff James Allard and Probation Director Cheryl Crocker say they were assisted by State Police and that the six hour detail utilized three local agencies. They executed unannounced home visits of probationers to ensure... more

Sex offender charged with endangering, forcibly touching minor in Penn Yan

The Penn Yan Police Department has located a Delevan man, who was wanted on a variety of sex offenses, which are said to have occurred in the Village. Adam E. Webster, 31, of Delevan was arrested and charged with unlawful imprisonment, forcible touching, and endangering the welfare of a child after being located by New York State Police in Bath.... more

Bath man arrested after stabbing in the village

Bath man arrested after stabbing in the village
A Bath man was arrested after a stabbing incident Tuesday night. Shortly after 10:30 pm Tuesday, Bath Police responded to West Morris Street for a report of someone being stabbed. There they found a 65 year old man with a stab wound in his left bicep. After investigating, Bath Police arrested Ronald Griffin, 65 years old from Bath. He's charged... more

Bath resident charged after punching two females in the face in Canandaigua

Bath resident charged after punching two females in the face in Canandaigua
The Canandaigua Police Department reports that a 35-year-old Bath man was arrested on Mill Street, in the City of Canandaigua following a physical altercation with two female victims. Authorities say that Jon B. Hilligus, 35, of Bath was charged with two counts of harassment in the second degree, after allegedly punching two females — ages 24 and 25 — in... more