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Two arrested after ‘no knock’ warrant in Bath

Authorities arrested two individuals on Thursday after Bath Police conducted a search warrant at an apartment on W. William Street in the village. The search was conducted following an investigation into the alleged sale of crystal methamphetamine from the apartment.

During the “no knock” search on March 2nd, 2023, police arrested 50-year-old Joseph M. Robinson and charged him with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a felony. Robinson was taken to the Steuben County Centralized Arraignment Court for arraignment. According to police, Robinson is currently on NYS parole for drug-related charges, and it is unclear if NYS Parole will issue a warrant for violating his parole.

Police also arrested 26-year-old Grace L. Schoffner, charging her with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree and Tampering with Physical Evidence, both of which are felonies. Schoffner was released on appearance tickets and was relayed to the Ithaca Police Department, where she was wanted for Burglary in the Third Degree along with Criminal Mischief.

The arrests followed a coordinated effort between Bath Police and other law enforcement agencies to combat drug sales in the village. Authorities say they will continue to investigate and prosecute individuals who participate in drug-related activities in the community.

The Bath Police Department urges anyone with information about drug activity in the area to contact them immediately.