Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Steuben County Sheriff's Blotter
Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on April 25, 2020, deputies of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office arrested James M. Sick, age 28, of State Route 21, Wayland, New York. Deputies responded to Jacobs Ladder Road, in the Town of Avoca, New York, due to a report of suspicious person trespassing. It is alleged that Mr. Sick entered a barn without permission and then fled the scene when confronted by the property owner. Mr. Sick was charged with Criminal Trespass in the Third Degree, and released on an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Avoca Court at a later date.
Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on April 24, 2020, deputies of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office arrested Robert C. Thomas, age 38, of Rose Road, Corning, New York. Deputies responded to Rose Road, in the Town of Corning, New York, due to a report of possible animal cruelty. An Officer of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation had previously responded to the location due to a report of unlawful burning and observed several crated dogs who appeared to be in some state of alleged distress. Deputies observed twenty dogs who were allegedly without adequate shelter, six of which were deemed to be in need of immediate medical attention. It is alleged that Mr. Thomas failed to provide adequate shelter for the twenty dogs. Mr. Thomas was charged with twenty counts of fail to provide Appropriate Shelter for Dogs Stored Outside, a violation of the Agriculture and Markets Law, to appear in the Town of Corning Court at a later date. Deputies will re-visit Mr. Thomas to ensure that appropriate shelter and medical attention has been provided. Sheriff Allard thanks the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, the Town of Corning Animal Control Officer and the New York State Police for their assistance in this investigation.
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