Bath man charged with trying to meet 9-year-old girl for sex, having child porn

Bath man charged with trying to meet 9-year-old girl for sex, having child porn
Federal attorneys arrested a man from Bath after investigators said he was caught with child pornography while trying to meet a 9-year-old child for sex. William Read, 33, is accused of using an social media app to try to meet the child. A criminal complaint filed in federal court shows Read sent messages over the app to an undercover officer... more

Bath duo charged after housing check completed

Schuyler County Sheriff Jim Allard says a Bath duo was arrested after a housing verification check was executed. Allard says deputies were completing a housing verification check for Steuben County Department of Social Services when Danielle M. Wright, 37, of Bath was found to be possessing an illegal hypodermic needle. Deputies determined that Amber M. Schoch, 26, of Bath was... more

Police: 15 arrested in Steuben County for ‘smurfing’, helping to make meth

State Police investigators arrested 15 people as part of a five-month-long investigation into using allergy medicine products to help make methamphetamines. Police said each of the suspects was arrested for illegally buying “precursors” used in the production of methamphetamine. The suspects in this investigation are: -Michelle Croft, 35 -Daniel Gillespie, 40 -John Landsborough, 51 -William Landsborough, 33 -Joyce Lafave, 50... more

Rochester man charged with Bath larceny

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on April 27th deputies arrested a 41-year-old Rochester resident following a reported robbery. Anthony B. Larkin, 41, was arrested after an alleged larceny on Victory Lane in Bath, New York. Deputies responded to a report of a robbery in progress and the subsequent investigation revealed that a larceny had occurred. It is alleged... more

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
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