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The Steuben Courier Advocate
  • Burglary investigation, DWI, unlawful possession of marijuana and much more

  • Local Police Blotter from The Courier's October 14, 2012 issue.

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  • PAINTED POST STATE POLICE
    Burglary investigation
    CAMPBELL | New York State Police in Painted post received a report of a burglary to a garage located at a residence on State Route 415, Campbell on October 4. Reported stolen was two Delta bench grinders, Matrix bench vise, Stihl farm boss chain saw with carrying case, Stihl weed eater, Napa 7 ton jack stands and two sets of 6 ton jack stands. Items were stolen in the past three weeks. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Inv. Chris Wilkinson at 607-962-3282.
    CANANDAIGUA STATE POLICE
    DWI
    BATH | State Police in Bath arrested Robert E. Crowley, 55, of Bath for Driving while Intoxicated September 29. Mr. Crowley was processed at the State Police station in Bath and given an appearance ticket to the town of Bath court.
    STEUBEN
    SHERIFFS
    Unlawful possession
    of marijuana
    BATH | Deputies report the arrest of James H. Harper, 57, of Lampheir Court, Corning Wednesday on a charge of unlawful possession of marijuana at the Steuben County Office Building in Bath. On Wednesday, two suitcases were found outside the main entrance of the County Office Building belonging to Harper that contained a metal smoking device which allegedly contained marijuana. Harper was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the village of Bath court at a later date.
    Arrest Warrant
    BATH | Deputies report the arrest of a town of Bradford resident Monday on an arrest warrant out of Steuben County Family Court. Keith L. Austin, 33, of County Route 20 in the town of Bradford was arrested in the town of Bath after Steuben County Family Court issued a warrant for his arrest. Austin was transported to the town of Bath court where he was arraigned and remanded to the Steuben County Jail and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.
    Growing plant
    known as cannabis
    • CAMERON | Deputies report the arrest of James Erdman, 56, of Cartwright Road in the town of Cameron on October 5. Erdman was charged with once count of growing the plant known as cannabis without a license. The charge stems from an investigation conducted at Erdman’s property in the town of Cameron after an anonymous report that was filed with the Sheriff’s Office that he was allegedly growing marijuana in a secluded area in the town of Cameron. Deputies conducted a search of the property and revealed 7 large marijuana plants growing on his property. Erdman was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the town of Cameron court at a later date.
    • CAMPBELL | Deputies report the arrest of Mary A. Gross, 49, of Lewis Road in the town of Campbell on October 5. Gross was charged with one count of growing the plant known as cannabis without a license. The charge stems from an investigation conducted at Gross’s property in the town of Campbell after an anonymous report was filed with the Sheriff‘s Office that Gross allegedly had several marijuana plants growing near her residence on Lewis Road. As deputies arrived at the scene, Gross and other occupants of the property were in the process of removing the marijuana plants from an area around the residence and trying to hide the plants in a nearby wooded area before deputies found them. At that time Gross agreed to cooperate with the investigation and 21 large marijuana plants were recovered from the property. Gross was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in the town of Campbell court at a later date.
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    CORNING | Deputies report the arrest of a town of Corning resident for one count of driving while blood alcohol content level .08 percent or higher. William E. Storm, 36, of Markle Hollow Road, Corning was arrested and charged October 7 after deputies investigated a motor vehicle accident involving Storm on January 28, 2012. It was reported that a motor vehicle had struck a tree on Craner Road, Corning and had been destroyed by fire. Storm was issued a uniform traffic ticket and scheduled to appear in the town of Corning court at a later date.
    Several charges
    • FREMONT | Deputies report the arrest of Nicholas S. Ayers of County Route 70A in the town of Fremont on October 7. Ayers was arrested following a response to a domestic incident that occurred on County Route 70A. Ayers was charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. Ayers was arraigned in the town of Fremont court. He was issued a temporary order of protection and released to reappear at a later date.
    • Deputies report the arrest of a 17 year old Canisteo youth who resides on State Route 36 in the town of Canisteo. Deputies conducted a traffic stop of the youth operating a vehicle in the village of Canisteo which resulted in the discovery of marijuana and prescription medications in his possession. The youth was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and several traffic violations. The youth was processed and eventually released to his parents. He was issued appearance tickets for the village of Canisteo court on a later date.
    MVA/DWI
    HORNELLSVILLE | Deputies report the arrest of Melissa G. Murray, 21, of Alfred Station. At about 11:28 p.m. October 2 deputies were dispatched to a single car motor vehicle accident on Honey  Run Road in the town of Hornellsville where they discovered that Murray was the alleged operator of the vehicle and Joseph A. Clark, 25, was a passenger at the time of the collision. Following further investigation, Murray was charged with driving while intoxicated. Murray was processed and issued citations to appear in the town of Hornellsville court at a later date. There were no injuries reported from the incident.
     

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