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The Steuben Courier Advocate
  • Criminal tampering, unlawful possession of marijuana, burglary investigation and much more

  • Weekly Police Blotter from The Steuben Courier Advocate's January 27, 2013 edition.

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  • BATH VILLAGE
    Criminal tampering
    BATH | The Bath Police Department reports the arrest of David E. Glisson, 21, Jacob Mann, 18 and Bryan Hughes, 20, all of Liberty Street, Bath where charged with third-degree criminal tampering. The three subjects were arrested for using chalk to write profanities and vulgar pictures on an outdoor wall to the Bath Central School, causing a substantial inconvenience. Appearance tickets were issued for the village of Bath court to answer the charges.
    STEUBEN SHERIFFS
    Unlawful possession of marijuana
    BATH | Deputies report the arrest of John P. Morgan, 46, of State Route 415, Bath, on Wednesday. Morgan was arrested at approximately 12:30 p.m. for unlawful possession of marijuana when he entered the Steuben County Office Building and was found to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana inside of a pipe. Deputies observed a smoking device when Morgan's belongings were scanned in the x-ray machine. Further investigation revealed that the smoking device contained marijuana. Morgan was issued an appearance ticket to the village of Bath court and released on his own recognizance. Morgan will appear in the village of Bath court at a later date to answer charges.
    Burglary investigation
    BATH | Steuben County Sheriff's Office Crimina Investigation Unit reports the arrest of two people in connection to an incident that occurred January 20 in the town of Bath shortly after 9 p.m. On Monday, shortly after 1 p.m., deputies were called to a report of a forced entry to a multiple dwelling building located on State Route 415 in the town of Bath. Upon arrival, deputies began an investigation into a reported forced entry into a private room where several items had been reported missing.
    During the investigation Sheriff's Office Investigators were also called to the scene and conducted interviews of the occupants of the building present at the time of the incident. During the investigation items that had been reported stolen were recovered from the common areas located in the building and the two suspects in the incident were transported to the Sheriff's Office in Bath for further questioning.
    As a result of the investigation, the following two persons were arrested in connection to the incident. Joanne M. Roberts, 30, formerly of Rochester and Carol A. Canner, 27, of Hemlock Lane, Campbell were both charged with one count of second-degree burglary. The charge stems from bother persons involvement in the burglary where they allegedly forced entry into a third person's private room and stole multiple items, including a bank card. The stolen bank card was then used later the same night at two locations in the town of Bath to purchase other goods.
    Both women were arraigned in the village of Savona where they were remanded to the Steuben County Jail on $5,000 cash/$10,000 property bail until their reappearance in the town of Bath court at a later date.
    Page 2 of 2 - The investigation into the incident is continuing.
    Several charges
    • BRADFORD | Deputies report the arrest of Robert J. Root, 49, of Savona for driving while intoxicated on Tuesday. Root was charged following a property damage accident investigated by deputies on County Route 17, Bradford. Root was also charged with driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. Root is scheduled to appear in the town of Bradford court at a later date to answer charges.
    • ERWIN | Deputies report the arrest of a town of Erwin resident for driving while intoxicated. Jeannette Topper, 43, of Knoll Road was arrested and charged after a traffic stop on State Route 415 in the town of Erwin on January 19. Topper is charged with one count of speed in zone, once count of driving while intoxicated, one count of driving while intoxicated and having a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher while having a child in the vehicle and one count of endangering the welfare of a child less than 17. Topper was transported to the Steuben County Sheriff's Office for processing. Topper is scheduled to appear in the town of Erwin court at a later date to answer charges.
    • CANISTEO | Deputies report the arrest of Shelly M. Hendrickson, 39, of Greenwood Street in the village of Canisteo. Hendrickson was arrested following a single car motor vehicle collision that occurred at about 3 a.m. January 18. Allegedly Hendrickson was attempting to make a left turn from Greenwood Street onto Main Street in the village of Canisteo and failed to negotiate the turn. Henrickson's vehicle collided with the front entrance area of the Citizens Northern Bank causing damage to a support pillar. Hendrickson fled the scene but was apprehended by deputies a short time later. Hendrickson was charged with speed not reasonable, driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. Hendrickson was processed and issued several citations. Hendrickson is scheduled to appear in the village of Canisteo court at a later date.

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