CORNING, N.Y. (WETM) — Corning police arrested a man early Wednesday morning after stealing from a business, damaging a school bus occupied with middle school students, and fighting with officers.

Emmet Kane, 28, was arrested at approximately 7:45 a.m. after members of the Corning Police Department were dispatched to Walnut Street and Denison Parkway in Corning for reports that a suspect had entered a business and stolen merchandise.

According to police, Kane left the business and then attacked a nearby school bus with middle school students onboard. Corning Police said that Kane caused $5,000 worth of damage to the bus before the driver was able to take evasive action and drive away from the scene.

Kane then threw a brick through a passing vehicle’s windshield, then fled east on Denison Parkway to the intersection of Cedar Street and Denison Parkway where he entered another business and damaged property, according to police.

Officials said that Kane exited the business and was confronted by members of the Corning Police. According to police, Kane verbally challenged the officers and announced that he was going to resist arrest. As officers attempted to arrest him, Kane physically fought with the officers causing one member of the Corning Police Department to be taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Police said that Kane is currently homeless but originally is from Elmhurst, N.Y. Kane allegedly told police that he was originally from Ireland and that his intent was to get on a bus to New York City and then flee the State when he gets released from jail.

Kane was charged with:

  • Assault in the 2nd Degree, a class D Felony
  • Criminal Mischief in the 2nd Degree, a class D Felony
  • Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree, a class E Felony
  • Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree, a class A Misdemeanor
  • Resisting Arrest, a class A Misdemeanor
  • Petit Larceny, a class A Misdemeanor

Kane was taken to the Corning Police Department for processing and taken to the Steuben County Jail to await arraignment in CAP Court.

Kane was arrested by New York State Police earlier this week on September 26, 2022, for assaulting a high school student cashier at the Tops Market in Corning. For the incident, he was charged with third-degree assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and fourth-degree criminal mischief.