BATH – On Thursday, Bath Village Police were dispatched to 46 West Steuben Street for a 911 hang up call. According to police, the caller reported shots fired and an officer down, requesting immediate help. the caller then hung up with no further information given.
Several law enforcement agencies responded to that address, however upon arrival police learned that it was a false report.
As a result, 34 year old Thomas L. Popps of Bath was arrested and charged with on e count of Falsely Reporting an Incident in the 3rd degree, which is a Class A misdemeanor. Popps was released on an appearance ticket and will appear in the Bath Village court at a later date.