Weekly Police Blotter from the Steuben Courier Advocate's June 2, 2013 edition.
BATH STATE POLICE
• BATH | On May 25, 2013, a traffic road check in the Village of Bath resulted in felony drug charges against two subjects. While participating in the road check, Troopers interviewed an operator, and determined that he possessed an open alcoholic beverage in the vehicle, and that his operating privileges were suspended. Further investigation by the Troopers revealed that the subjects were in possession of a quantity of cocaine. Mario M. Hentz, age 34, of #1123 Oak St. Elmira, NY, was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, and having an open alcoholic beverage in the vehicle. In addition, Hentz and a passenger, Jerwan B. McFarley, age 27, of #88 Wellington Ave., Rochester, NY, were both charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class D Felony. Both were arraigned before Village of Bath Justice Chanucey Watches, and remanded to the Steuben Co. Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail and $100,000 property bond. They are scheduled to reappear in Village Court at a later date.
• WAYNE | Troopers report the arrest of a Wayne man May 24. Christopher Abeel, 36, of Fleet Road, Wayne was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, third-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, for allegedly causing injuries to a child less than 17 years of age with a dangerous instrument. Abeel was arraigned in the town of Urbana court and released on his own recognizance.
Falsely reporting an incident/marijuana
BATH | Bath Police report the arrest of Lawrence W. Jackson, 41, of Liberty St., Bath, on May 22 for second-degree falsely reporting an incident and unlawful possession of marijuana. Allegedly Jackson called 911 twice stating first that there were explosive at 205 Liberty St and later that he was going to kill people. These allegations were found to be false. Jackson was arraigned in the village of Bath court and remanded to the Steuben County Jail without bail due to his past criminal history. Jackson will appear in the village of Bath court at a later date.
• CAMPBELL | Deputies report the arrest of a Campbell resident Monday. Rhonda L. Wright, 51, of Wold Run Road was arrested on a warrant issued by Steuben County Court for fourth-degree welfare fraud. Wright was remanded to the Steuben County Jail without bail. She will appear in County court at a later date.
• BATH | Deputies report that a four month long drug investigation resulted in the arrest of a town of Bath woman. Felicia N. Walden, 25, of Victory Drive, Bath was arrested May 29 on a superior court warrant of arrest for two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. Allegedly in the early part of 2013 Walden sold the narcotic drug crack cocaine to another person while in the town of Bath. Walden was arraigned and remanded to the Steuben County jail with bail set at $2,500/$5,000.