Petit larceny, stalking, criminal contempt and much more

Staff reports


Petit larceny

BATH | Stephen J. Lander, 24, of 76 Veterans Ave., Apt. 308-2 was charged June 2 with petit larceny.

Multiple charges

• BATH | Eric Burr Freeland, 28, of 3468 County Route 2, Addison, was charged June 3 with first-degree criminal contempt, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal obstruction of breathing.

• BATH | Gerald Clark Cleveland II, of 4 Purdy St., Apt. 102 was charged Monday with felony driving while intoxicated, felony blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or greater, first degree aggravated uinlicensed operator, unlicensed operator, no insurance, wrong way on one-way street, unregistered motor vehicle, no inspection.


BATH | Vernon W. Allison, III, of 102 W. Morris St., Apt. 201, was charged June 6 with fourth-degree stalking, second-degree criminal contempt. Allison also was charged Tuesday with second-degree criminal contempt on a bench warrant.

Criminal contempt

BATH | Benjamin Edward VanZile, 35, of 22 Casey Lane, Apt. 204, was charged June 7 with second-degree criminal contempt.


• BATH | John W. Bidlack, 9015 Murlatt Road, was charged June 10 with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operator, driving a motor vehicle without an interlock device, and unsafe tire.

• BATH | Jeremy L. Taft, 27, of 220 Liberty St., was charged third-degree aggravated unlicensed operator and inadequate/no stop lights.

Criminal possession

BATH | Miles Stuart Mitchell, 22, of 345 Seaweed Terrace, Rochester, was charged June 10 with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.


BATH | James Patrick Grover, 46, of 323 E. William St., was charged third-degree assault.


BATH | Haley L. Spencer, 20, 3844 East Valley Road, Andover, was charged Monday with driving while intoxicated, driving with blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or more.

Alcohol consumption

BATH | Eric T. Dickson, 19, of 5885 Bonny Hill Road, was charged Monday with consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle.



RATHBONE | Deputies report of a one car motor vehicle accident in the town of Rathbone on Saunders Road around 11:40 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle was traveling North on Saunders Road when for an unknown reason lost control and slid off the roadway. The vehicle then struck a utility pole completely severing the vehicle in half along with snapping the pole causing a power outage to the local area. The operator of the vehicle was airlifted to Robert Packer Hospital with severe injuries. The identity of the operator is not being released at this time pending further investigation.

Troopers updated Thursday, that the driver, Zachary A. Eirick, 21, of County Route 21, Cameron has been reported to be in extreme critical condition at Robert Packard Hospital in Sayre.


• BATH | Deputies report the arrest of Robert W. Collins, 48, of the Bath V.A. Center in the town of Bath on Monday. Collins was arrested on a felony bench warrant issued by the criminal court of the city of New York on fraud charges. Collins turned himself into the Bath V.A. Police Department and was then turned over to the Sheriff’s Office. Collins was remanded to the Steuben County Jail to await extradition.

• BATH | Deputies report the arrest of a Rochester man on Friday, June 10 after a several month investigation by the Steuben County Drug Imitative. Miles S. Mitchell, 22, of Sherman Avenue, Rochester, NY was arrested on a Steuben County superior court warrant for two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance,two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Mitchell allegedly sold a quantity of crack cocaine to an individual in the town of Bath earlier this year. Mitchell was takeninto custody following a traffic stop on Interstate 86, east of the the village of Savona in the town of Bath. A passenger in the vehicle was arrested. Mitchell was arraigned in the village of Bath court and remanded to the Steuben County Jail on $10,000 cash bail/$20,000 property bond.

Violation of probation warrant

CANISTEO | Deputies report the arrest of a Canisteo man on a violation of probation warrant. Deputies arrested Matthew R. Gardner, 19, of Maple Street, Canisteo, the defendant violated his terms and conditions of his probation from an third-degree attempted burglary charge in 2010. Gardner was processed and arraigned in Steuben County Court and remanded to the Steuben County Jail with no bail. Gardner will appear in court at a later date to answer to charges.



• WOODHULL | Troopers received a report on June 10 of a burglary that occurred overnight around 12:30 a.m. at the W & W store located on State Route 415 in Woodhull. Forced entry was gained to the building by breaking a window and the suspect was injured during the commission of the crime and left behind blood. Due to the amount of blood at the scene it is believed that the suspect may have needed medical attention. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Inv. Chris Wilkinson at 607-962-3282.

• CATON | Troopers received a report on June 9 at 9:30 p.m. of two Yamaha motorcycles stolen from a residence on Rile Hill Road in Caton. Both motorcycles were off road style gdirt” bikes. Both were blue and white in color and had 125 cc motors. They were stolen between June 8 and June 9, 2011. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Inv. Chris Wilkinson at 607-962-3828.

• CATON | Troopers are investigation two additional burglaries which have occurred in the southeastern corner of the town of Caton. On June 10, 2011 a 2007 Kawasaki KFX-450 dirt bike was stolen from the basement of a Riley Hill Rd. residence and on June 11, 2011 a cabin burglary was reported on Barto Hill Rd. The two burglaries are in addition to a larceny of two other motorcycles that occurred on Riley Hill Rd. between June 8 and June 9, 2011. Residents are encouraged to secure their property and to report any suspicious activity in the area to the Steuben County 911 Center. For information specific to the above crimes please call 607-962-3282.