CRIME & SAFETY
Driver seriously hurt after school bus crashes in Allegany County
The driver of a school bus for the Wellsville Central School District was seriously hurt in a crash this morning on State Route 19 in Allegany County.
Steuben County Sheriff no longer must buy own liability insurance
STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) — The Steuben County Legislature repealed a resolution that would have made the Steuben County Sheriff buy liability insurance against lawsuits. According to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, the Steuben County Legislature repealed Resolution Number 186-23 on Monday, Nov. 27. This resolution would have required Sheriff James Allard to purchase millions […]
Keeping the Maple City safe: Two days of Hornell City Police logs, November 18 & 19
Persistent traffic patrols, animal control, and law enforcement. 12:47am Noise complaint on Front St. Music was turned off upon request. 4:15am Check welfare on Hornell St. Subject located and ok. 8:17am Disturbance on River St. Parties advised of the complaint. 8:20am Traffic stop on Maple City Drive. UTT issued. 10:55am...
Sheriff announces “Toys for Tots Fill the Patrol Car” and “Coats for Kids” Events
This Saturday December 2 in Erwin and Hornell Walmart Plazas. Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on Saturday, December 2, 2023, deputies will host the “Toys for Tots Fill the Patrol Car and Coats for Kids” event at both Erwin and Hornell Walmart plazas. From 10am to 12pm toys and children’s coats will be collected for Steuben County children. The toys will be distributed to Steuben County children in need and the new or gently used coats are distributed to Steuben County school districts for children in need of cold weather clothing. This event has grown over the past four years, and the generosity and charitable spirit at both events last year was overwhelming and indicative of the sense of community in our county.
NSYP asks for help to ID Painted Post larceny suspect
PAINTED POST, N.Y. (WHCU) – Authorities are asking for help identifying a theft suspect in Steuben County. The person in question allegedly stole several items from Walmart in Painted Post on Tuesday and drove off in a black sedan. Anyone who recognizes the individual pictured below or has information relevant to the investigation is asked to contact the State Police at (585)-398-4100.
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Hit-and-Run, Update on Charges, Officer Logs, and Arson in Steuben County, New York
This week in Steuben County, New York, several incidents occurred that require attention in the weekly safety report. These incidents include a fatal hit-and-run on Interstate 86, an update on charges from a 2022 fatal crash, officer logs from the Hornell Police, and an arrest for arson and other crimes in the town of Wayland.
Police still looking for vehicle involved in deadly I-86 hit-and-run
BATH, N.Y. (WETM) — The police are reminding the public to keep an eye out for a semi-truck that was involved in last weekend’s deadly hit-and-run on Interstate 86. The Bath Village Police Department shared a New York State Police BOLO (be on the lookout alert) for the vehicle on its Facebook page on Nov. 25. According to the New York State Police, the public should be looking out for a 2019 or newer white Volvo VLN tractor (semi-truck) with damage to the front passenger side of its cab. The fog light and assembly, fender mirror, part of the front hood radiator grill, and other vehicle parts were found at the scene of the hit-and-run.
Hornell Police Department work for the Maple City November 16 & 17
Several larceny investigations opened, wedding band found at Wegmans. 5:54am Larceny complaint on Elizabeth St. Prosecution declined. 8:05am Alarm on Main St. Wrong passcode entered. 9:14am Assist Parole on Delaware Ave. 9:36am Warrant arrest for Assault in the Third Degree. 10:13am Dismissed UTT. 10:34am Handicapped parking permit issued. 12:27pm Petit...
HPD will have extra DWI patrols for the Thanksgiving Holiday
The Hornell Police Department will be participating in the NYS Stop DWI Thanksgiving High Visibility Engagement Campaign throughout this holiday week. The campaign is statewide and designed to help stop impaired driving, prevent injuries, and save lives. Hornell Police will deploy extra patrols during this campaign to deter impaired driving, enforce impaired driving laws, and educate the public about the dangers of impaired driving.
Twin Tiers Most Wanted: Terrance T. Tigner
Terrance T. Tigner is wanted by the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office. Tigner has violated his probation. Tigner was convicted of attempted robbery. Tigner is 22 years old. Tigner has black and brown eyes. Tigner is 6’4″ tall and weighs 180 pounds. Tigner has a tattoo with the...
Steuben Co Sheriff’s Dept, To Hold Shop With A Cop, On December 9 In Hornell
STEUBEN COUNTY, NY – The Steuben County Sheriff’s Department’s Shop With A Cop event is coming up on December 9, in both Erwin and Hornell. Shop With A Cop will take place at the Walmarts in both Hornell and Erwin. “We’re teaming up with the area law enforcement agencies in the Hornell region,” Sheriff Jim Allard tells Wlea News. “We’ll also be doing Shop With A Cop at the same time we’ll be doing Shop With A Cop in Erwin. We’ve got a lot going on, as we prepare for the holiday season, where we’re giving back, and it’s my favorite time of the year,” Allard said on Wednesday on the WLEA Newsmaker Show.
Man killed in hit-and-run crash identified
New York State Police have identified the pedestrian killed over the weekend in a hit-and-run crash in Bath, Steuben County. John W. Viviano, 40, of Sidney, Delaware County, was struck by a westbound vehicle on Interstate 86, near Exit 38, sometime between Friday evening and early Saturday morning, troopers said.
Hornell Police release logs for November 6, 7, & 8
Multiple hit and run accidents, working hand-in-hand with the Hornell Fire Department. 8:03am Animal complaint on River St. Owner advised of the complaint. 8:44am Field interview report Adsit St. 9:24am Traffic stop on Maple City Drive. Operator advised. 9:59am Traffic accident vehicle vs. bike on Main St. Vehicle left scene....
Steuben County Man Faces Arson and Animal Cruelty Charges After Disturbing Incidents
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Duane Cansdale Jr., a 30-year-old man from Steuben County, was taken into custody facing a slew of charges, including arson and animal cruelty, following a series of distressing events. The ordeal began on September 29 when New York State Police were summoned to a trailer fire on State Route 63 in Wayland, where Cansdale had allegedly been setting fires inside for warmth. His early departure from the scene prior to the arrival of fire crews led to his initial charges of arson and reckless endangerment of property.
Steuben County District Attorney Reports
Updates on charges from 2022 fatal crash in Wayland. Appeals court rejects plea for Steuben County woman. A failed appeals attempt will keep a 33-year-old Wayland man in custody for a 2020 impaired driving crash that killed his 6-year-old daughter Leah. In 2022, Derek E. Clark pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and was sentenced in Steuben County court by Judge Patrick F. McAllister to serve a sentence of 6-12 years. An attorney for Clark filed an appeal saying “that the sentence was unduly harsh and severe.” The Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department disagreed. In a brief one-page decision, the court said “Defendant, however, knowingly, voluntarily, and intelligently waived the right to appeal and the valid waiver encompasses his challenge to the severity of the sentence.”
Man sentenced for selling drugs that caused Bath overdose death
BATH, N.Y. (WETM) — A Bronx man was sentenced for selling fentanyl-laced drugs to a Bath man who died from an overdose. According to District Attorney Brooks T. Baker, Usbaldo L. Rodriquez, 64, was sentenced to five years in a New York State Prison and two years of post-release supervision on Oct. 30. He had […]
Bridging Challenges and Community: The Hornell Police Department’s Compassionate Commitment
Chief Murray talks about the challenges of “protect and serve” in the Maple City. On a crisp autumn morning, I had the opportunity to sit down with T.J. Murray, the Chief of Police at the Hornell Police Department. Our conversation shed light on the ever-evolving landscape of law enforcement, the challenges they face, and the proactive initiatives they have taken to serve their community.
Canisteo Fire Chief Don Lewis Responds To Hartsville Supervisor’s Statement
FROM CANISTEO FIRE CHIEF DON LEWIS: “The Town of Hartsville will not see any changes with their current Fire contract with the Village of Canisteo which ends December 31, 2023. After the first of the year, Canisteo is no longer contracted with Hartsville to be the first responding Fire Department to the Town of Hartsville. I provided the plan to the Deputy Fire Coordinator, who reviews and approves changes to mutual aid plans. The Deputy Coordinator approves plans based on meeting a goal to provide adequate service to or improve service to the individual property being served. Canisteo’s plan not only provides adequate service but improves service in almost half of the district served in Hartsville and Canisteo. The Fire Department for the Village of Canisteo will continue to follow the County’s Mutual Aid Agreement. None of the changes have any impact for the Canisteo-Greenwood Schools. The Fire Department for the Village of Canisteo by no means would do anything to risk public safety.”
Elmira man arrested on bail jumping charge
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) — An Elmira man was arrested after police say he didn’t show up for a court appearance. According to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, Joseph M. Valley, 54, was arrested on Nov. 14 after the Elmira Police Department notified the sheriff’s office that Valley was involved in an investigation in Elmira. Police […]
Man terrorizes his parents after they insult his child, repeatedly flipping coin while asking father 'are you going to live or die?': Police
Seth A. Ketelhut was arrested for allegedly beating his mother then terrorizing his father by forcing him into a chair and repeatedly flipping a coin and threatening to shoot him. The post Man terrorizes his parents after they insult his child, repeatedly flipping coin while asking father ‘are you going to live or die?’: Police first appeared on Law & Crime.