Weekly Police Blotter from The Steuben Courier's November 4, 2012 issue.
ELMIRA | Deputies report the arrest of an Elmira resident on Wednesday, Oct. 31 for one count of disorderly conduct. Matthew D. Phenes, 27, of Cypress St., Elmira was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after a reported disturbance in the town of Erwin. Phenes was given an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in the town of Erwin court at a later date.
Grand larceny/issuing a bad check
GANG MILLS | Deputies report the arrest of a Corning man following the investigation of a complaint filed in April of 2012 by the owners of a Gang Mills hotel. Investigators arrested Jeffrey J. Bates, 47, of E. 3rd St., Corning with third-degree grand larceny and issuing a bad check. Allegedly Bates suddenly closed a bar and restaurant that he was operating in Gang Mills hotel in April and in the process stole approximately $26,000 worth of equipment and inventory that belonged to the hotel. The bad check charge stems from a check that Bates allegedly uttered to the Hotel for rent in the amount of $2,700.
Bates was arraigned in the town of Erwin court and remanded to the Steuben County Jail without bail.
• CORNING | Deputies report the arrest of a town of Corning resident on October 24 for driving while intoxicated. Shelly R. Weiland, 46, of Pine Hill Road was arrested and charged early Wednesday morning after deputies responded to her home to answer a call for service from 911. During the investigation of the call Weiland appeared to be intoxicated and she was warned several times by deputies to not operate a motor vehicle due to her condition. After the situation was handed deputies cleared the residence. Weiland was later observed by deputies operating her motor vehicle on Pine Hill Road.
Weiland's vehicle was stopped and she was arrested after a series of tests to determine if she were intoxicated were performed. Weiland was transported to the Corning Police Department for a chemical test where she refused such test. Weiland was charged with once count of not wearing a seat belt, a traffic infraction, one county of driving while intoxicated and one count of refusing to submit to a chemical test.
She was transported to the town of Corning court for arraignment and was remanded to the Steuben County jail on $1,000 cash bail. She will reappear in the town of Corning court at a later date.
• LINDLEY, PA | Deputies report the arrest of a state of PA resident in the early morning hours of Oct. 25 following an investigation of a domestic dispute occurring in the town of Lindley. Jeffrey B. Minium, 49, of Port Royal, PA was arrested and charged with one count of first-degree reckless endangerment, one count of second-degree menacing and three counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Allegedly Minium menaced his wife with a firearm and illegally possessed the same firearm.