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State police: Addison man arrested for harassment after violating court order

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On March 4th state police from Painted Post received a report of an order of protection violation at a residence on County Route 119 in the Town of Rathbone.

After investigating the incident, Troopers arrested Richard H. Stutzman, a 53-year-old resident of Addison, for criminal contempt in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor.


According to law enforcement officials, Stutzman violated an order of protection by being in close proximity to the protected party. The order of protection is typically issued by a court and prohibits the subject from contacting or coming within a certain distance of the protected person.

Stutzman was taken into custody and transported to SP Painted Post for processing before being taken to the Steuben County Jail for arraignment.