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Sheriff: Inmate damaged jail property, presented forged docs to obtain contraband

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 24-year-old Corning man following an incident at the County Jail. According to deputies, Forrest C. Smith, 24, of Corning possessed a forged document and presented it to jail personnel in an attempt to gain contraband. Smith was subsequently charged with second-degree forgery and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.... more

Bath man charged with forcible touching in Steuben Co.

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on Tuesday a Bath man was arrested after touching an intimate part of a child’s body. Deputies arrested Steven L. Sutfin, 54, of Bath for Forcible Touching and Endangering the Welfare of a child. It is alleged that Sutfin knowingly acted in a manner likely to be injurious to the physical, mental or... more

Bath teen faces felony charges after assault, stabbing at Snell Farm

State Police in Bath say they were called to the report of an assault in progress at Snell Farm, located on Snell Hill Road this week. Tyler J. Lautner, 18, of Bath was charged with second-degree attempted assault, two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief, and criminal possession of a weapon. It is alleged that, while at Snell Farms, Lautner was... more

Bath man violates order of protection from jail

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports the arrest of a 37-year-old Bath man following the violation of an order of protection. Deputies say Michael H. Ellis, 37, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt. He is currently being held at the Steuben County Jail on another offense, but while incarcerated — violated the order of protection by sending a letter to... more

Police: Bath man seriously injured after being assaulted by son

A Bath man suffered serious injuries after police say he was assaulted by his son early Saturday morning. State police say they were originally called to Corning Hospital around 1 a.m. for the report of an assault victim with serious injuries. After investigating, they say 37-year-old Christopher Quick struck his father, resulting in fractures, puncture wounds to the chest and... more

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
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