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State Police bust a Alma burglar, Bath NY cops make big drug arrest

Michael T. Baldwin Reports

NYS Trooper reports

Acting on a complaint in the Village of Andover, State Police report the arrest of Robert J. Herrod, 68, of Andover. He was charged with felony third-degree welfare fraud and felony first-degree filing a false instrument with intent to defraud.  He was released on his own recognizance.

From Alma, Amity-based state police arrested 45-year-old Tony England (no address listed on the blotter). He was charged with felony third-degree burglary, felony criminal mischief and the lesser crimes of possession of burglar tools and criminal possession of stolen property. Court action is pending.

After investigating a violation of an order of protection in the Town of Dansville, state police from the Wayland barracks arrested John Parks, 33, of Arkport. He was charged with felony residential burglary and criminal contempt for allegedly disobeying a court order. He was initially detained.

Bath Police Department

Bath police arrested 32-year-old Richard Gildersleeve of Elmira. He was charged with felony second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Police said they conducted a traffic stop in the Super 8 parking lot. During a search of the vehicle, police said they located three ounces of Meth with a street value of $6,000. He was transported to the Steuben County Jail for arraignment.

A sarcastic post on the Bath Police Facebook page has received nearly 300 “likes” and has been shared 70 times. It reads: The state has changed the term used for those in NYS prisons from inmates to incarcerated persons. It must have a softer feel to it. I hope everyone sleeps better tonight!! (Bath Village Police Department limited who can comment on this post).

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