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Seneca County Sheriff W. Timothy Luce
Seneca County Sheriff
W. Timothy Luce

Seneca County Undersheriff John P. Cleere
Seneca County Undersheriff
John P. Cleere
Updates
Alerts from the SCSO

HEROIN/DRUGS

In lieu of the Drug problem in and around Seneca County.

Just a reminder that the Seneca County Sheriff's Office does have a DRUG TIP LINE in your County.

CONFIDENTIAL DRUG TIP LINE

800-GO-TO-JAIL

1-800-468-6524

ALL CALLS WILL BE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. 


IRS SCAM

Sheriff Timothy Luce wants citizens to be aware of I.R.S. scams. “This is the season where scammers try and dupe citizens with bogus phone calls, text messages or emails from persons claiming to be from the I.R.S.”, said Sheriff Luce. The Sheriff’s Office has already begun to receive complaints of these scams in Seneca County. Some citizens have received phone calls or messages stating that the I.R.S. is taking some sort of legal action against them.  The Sheriff offers these tips for citizens: Do not return these phone calls, emails or texts. Once the scammer thinks they are hooking you they can be relentless.  Scammers often use fake names and badge numbers. They will sometimes start with a phone call and follow up with an email or text. They will even have appropriate background noise to sound like a busy office. Scammers will threaten victims with jail time, legal action or suspension of your driver’s license. This is a sure sign of a scam. The real I.R.S. will usually initiate contact with a citizen via the U.S. mail. A citizen can always check with the I.R.S. on tax issues by calling  1-800-829-1040.  Do not give out any personal information. The best way is to hang up immediately on suspected scammers and not return any messages. They can be very manipulative and convincing. Report any suspected scams to your local police and to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1-800-366-4484

fraud alert

  Seneca County Sheriff Jack Stenberg reports a phone scam that is going on around the area -where people are contacted by someone claiming to be from the M & T Bank fraud unit and requests people to give out their credit card numbers  to "help" them .

Sheriff Stenberg reminds the public to never give out any personal information - including bank account and credit card account numbers.  


Free Boater Safety Courses.

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office will be holding free boater safety classes this spring and summer. The courses will be held March 14th , April 11th, May 2nd and June 6th, 2015 from 8:00AM to 4:00 PM at the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center 6150 Route 96, Romulus, N.Y. 14541. This course is for adults and children and provides students with Personal Watercraft (Jet Ski) certification for persons 14 years of age and older. The course also provides motor boat certification for persons 10 years of age and older. Sheriff Jack Stenberg is reminding citizens that there have been changes to the law regarding motor boat certification. A boater safety course, such as this one, is mandatory for anyone operating a motorboat born on or after May 1st, 1996.Students are to bring a lunch and a writing instrument. All other materials will be provided. At the successful completion of the course students will receive their certification immediately.Space is limited; attendees must register in advance by calling Chief Deputy John Cleere at 315-220-3408 or e-mail jcleere@co.seneca.ny.us.Persons under 10 are not eligible to take the course. 

Beware of ongoing scams

Residents in Seneca County are being bombarded with bogus emails, phone calls and letters using a variety of scams.

Elderly residents are receiving phone calls from young sounding subjects portraying themselves as a grandchild who has been arrested and needs money to get out of jail.  Other residents are receiving calls that their utility bills are overdue and are asked to purchase "green dot" cards and send them to the scammer and their utilities won't be shut off.

Residents are receiving letters and emails originating from outside of the United States advising them they had won a large sum of money, or, they were just discovered as a beneficiary to a large life insurance settlement.

"Each and every day, Seneca County residents are being targeted with a wide variety of scams intended to swindle money from honest, hard working people in Seneca County" , said Undersheriff Gary S. Sullivan. "Never give personal information out over the phone or internet, and by all means don't fall victim to these scams.  If you are in doubt, call 911 and request a police officer to respond who can assess the validity of these countless bogus scams", said Sullivan


2013 Sheriff's Annual Report available online

The 2013 Seneca County Sheriff's Office Annual Report is now available on line by clicking on 2013 Annual Report on our main Sheriff's page on this website.

News from the SCSO

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR JANUARY 2016

 LAW ENFORCEMENT: Total Calls For Service: 1711Total Arrests: 23 

NARCO: Total new drug cases: 6Total arrests: 16 CORRECTIONS: Average Number of Inmates: 74.48Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $43,865.52; Yearly Total: $43,865.52

 CIVIL: Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 52Total Income Executions: 22Total Evictions: 1

 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH: 

The week of January 18th the Sheriff’s Office was assessed for Law Enforcement re-accreditation. A team of assessors conducted an intense examination of the Sheriff’s Office that included review of all policies, compliance checks and multiple interviews of employees. The Sheriff’s Office has been recommended for re-accreditation.  The assessors remarked that our Sheriff’s Office was one of the best Police Departments they had ever assessed.

  January 22nd our Narcotics Unit took down a crack cocaine dealer in the Town of Waterloo. A search warrant was executed on the Dealer, his vehicle and his home. Crack cocaine packaged for sale in Seneca County was seized. The Dealer, who had numerous prior felony convictions, was arrested on several felony drug charges. In December 2015 our Narcotics Unit took down a “Heroin House” in Waterloo where heroin was regularly being trafficked and sold. Follow ups in this case continue this month. Several children were rescued from the conditions in this house. Several Felony Arrests were made. Both of the above drug cases involved months of work and cooperation with our local and State agencies.   

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere


Felony DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on February 8th 2016 at 1:08am, Deputies arrested 25 year old Joshua R. Read of 0340 State Route 5&20 of Waterloo for Felony DWI. The arrest stems from a traffic stop in the Town of Seneca Falls for failure to keep right on East River Road. When Deputies conducted the traffic stop, they discovered that Read was intoxicated and charged him with failure to keep right,  DWI (felony), and  DWI for operating with a BAC of .08% or greater  (felony) . Read was arraigned in the Seneca Falls Town Court and committed to jail in lieu of $1000 cash/ $2000 bail bond and is to appear in the Town of Seneca Falls Court on a later date to answer the charges.


DWI/Drugs Warrant for Failure to Appear

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on February 6th, 2016 at 01:52 AM, Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Christopher L Courtright, 26, of 7183 Main St Ovid NY, and Shawn M Rousseau, 31, of 8612 Lodi Covert Townline Rd on County Rd 129 in the Town of Ovid. Courtright was charged with Felony Driving While Intoxicated, Felony Driving under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs Combination, Refusal to Submit to a breath Test and Inadequate Head Lights. Courtright was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Ovid Court on February 16th 2016 to answer the charges. Rousseau a passenger in the vehicle was found to have an active warrant for Failure to Appear out of Schuyler County. Rousseau was turned over to the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office for further action.


Sex Offender Sweep.

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports that the Sheriff's Office conducted a Sex Offender Sweep on the evening of February 4th, 2016. Officers were detailed to physically verify the addresses of fifty-four registered sex offenders residing in Seneca County under the supervision of the Sheriff's Office. During the detail sex offender's residences were verified and photograph updates were made. During this detail it was determined that two offenders were in violation and were subsequently arrested. Arrested were: Nathan Jones, age 35, a level two sex offender, who lives at 4868 State Route 96A, in the Town of Fayette.  Jones was charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing, a class E felony.  This charge stems from Jones completing a false NYS address change form.  Jones was arrested at his residence then transported to the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center where he was issued an appearance ticket, processed and released to appear in Town of Romulus on March 1st 2016 at 10:00am to answer the charges.  Robert L. Kio, age 41, no permanent address, a level one sex offender, was arrested on February 5, 2016 in Watkins Glen, N.Y. after it was determined that he was no longer living at his registered address of 7442 State Route 414 Ovid, N.Y.  Kio was charged with Failing to Notify of an Address Change, a class E felony.  Kio was arraigned in Town of Covert court where he was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in Lieu of $5000.00 cash or $10,000.00 bail bond.  Kio is to return to the Town of Covert court on February 9th 2016 at 10:00 am to answer the charges.

Sheriff Luce stated that the Sheriff’s Office is committed to the constant supervision of the registered Sex Offenders that reside in Seneca County.  The investigation into other offenders is on-going and more arrests are possible.  Anyone with information pertaining to a sex offender in Seneca County that is not residing where they are registered can call or text Inv. Joe Stevens at (315)220-3442.


Stop DWI Crack Down Super Bowl 2016

 For Immediate Release                                                Date  February 2,2016  The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on February 5th and will end on February 8th . The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event and Super Bowl Weekend is historically a deadly period for impaired driving. New York State Police, County Sheriffs and municipal law enforcement agencies will collaborate across the state and will be out in force in this coordinated effort to reduce the number of alcohol related injuries and deaths.

 You can help to make a difference by Having a Plan! Download our new mobile app – “Have a Plan” and you will always be able to find a safe ride home www.stopdwi.org/mobileappImpaired driving is completely preventable.  All it takes is a little planning.  If you’re hosting a Super Bowl 50 party, designate a responsible driver before the game begins. We want fans to remember that it’s a choice.  So root for your favorite team; enjoy your friends and family and remember “DON’T DRIVE, GET A RIDE! 

  The STOP-DWI Super Bowl Weekend Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Association. The Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign also targets St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day Weekend, Halloween and the national Holiday Season in December.

 Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving.  Respectfully, 

 Sheriff W. Timothy Luce


Assault 3rd arrest

 The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on February 2nd 2016 at 12:30 PM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Jason J. Fox, age 17, of 4887 State Route 96A Romulus located in the Town of Varick, for Assault in the 3rd Degree. It is alleged Fox on January 31st 2016 at about 2:30pm physically punched  an employee at a residential facility located in the Town of Varick. The employee was treated at Geneva General Hospital for a concussion and  received three stitches and was released. Fox was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Varick Court on February 3rd 2016 at 7:00pm , to answer the charge.

 

                                                                                           

                                                                                                          

 


Poss of an Illegal VIN

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 01/31/2016 at approximately 7:30PM Deputies stopped a 1995 Honda Civic on Packwood Rd. in the Town of Waterloo for having an inadequate exhaust system.  Upon further investigation, Deputies discovered that the Vehicle Identification Number on the dashboard had been removed.  The driver, Joshua Bsoul, age 19, of 1024 Waterloo Geneva Rd. was charged with Inadequate Exhaust and Illegal Possession of a Vehicle Identification Number,(an  E Felony) .  The vehicle was impounded and transported to the Law Enforcement Center for further investigation.  Bsoul was released on appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear at the Waterloo Town Court on 02/10/16 to answer to the charges.

AGG DWI


The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 01/31/16 at about 11:51pm, Seneca County Deputies arrested David M Noone, age 36, of 1623 Burgess Road Waterloo, NY, on Hecker Road in the Town of Waterloo. Noone was charged with Failure to keep right, driving while intoxicated and Aggravated Driving while intoxicated.

Depuites report that the arrest stems from an observation of Noone’s vehicle failing to keep right on a 2 lane highway. Noone was released on appearance tickets and is to appear before the Town of Waterloo Court on February 26th to answer the charges. 


 


 


PI MVA

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on January 29th, 2016 at approximately 7:43 AM, Sheriff's Deputies responded to Yale Farm Rd and State Route 96 in the Town of Varick for a two car personal injury motor vehicle accident.

Deputies report a vehicle operated by Autumn G. Twist, age 34, of 5761 Route 96 LT 7 Romulus, N.Y.  was stopped at the intersection of Route 96 & Yale Farm Rd to make a left turn, and was rear ended by a vehicle operated by Jesse Z. Wise age 18 of 2512 Ernsberger Rd. Romulus, NY. Twist sustained head and stomach injuries and was transported by South Seneca Ambulance to Geneva General Hospital.

Romulus Fire Department assisted at the scene. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene. Wise was ticked for following too close, and is to appear in the Town Of Varick Court on 02-24-16 at 7:00 pm to answer to the charge.

 

                                                                       

                                                                        

 


Arrest

On January 20, 2016, the Seneca County Sheriff's Office arrested Jose R. Garcia, age 53, of 200 Harves Street, Albany, Kentucky, on charges stemming from a rape investigation in the Town of Junius.  It is alleged that Garcia had sexual intercourse and sexual contact with a fifteen year old female at a location in the Town of Junius in August of 2014.  Garcia was located in Albany, Kentucky, and was taken into custody by local authorities.  Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies extradited Garcia back to the State of New York and he was arraigned in the Seneca County Court on January 25, 2016, on charges of:

Rape in the Third Degree, a Class E Felony

Criminal Sexual Act in the Third Degree, a Class E Felony

Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a Class A Misdemeanor

Garcia was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $5,000 cash bail/$10,000 secured bond.  Garcia is to reappear in the Seneca County Court at a later date. 


Narcotics arrest

On January 22, 2016, at about 2:25pm, the Seneca County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit arrested Calvin L. Butler, Jr., age 41, of 326 Kauris Circle, Geneva, New York, following an investigation into the sale and distribution of crack cocaine in the local community.  The investigation concluded with the execution of a search warrant on Border City Road in the Town of Waterloo where Sheriff's Investigators seized a quantity of crack cocaine packaged for sale, marihuana, United States Currency, and a vehicle.  Butler was charged with:

*Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony

*Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, a Class D Felony

*Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a Violation

Butler was arraigned in the Waterloo Town Court before Judge Folk and was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on no bail.  Butler is to reappear in the Waterloo Town Court on January 27, 2016 at 2pm.  Additional charges are pending.

The investigation and arrest was a joint effort between the Seneca County Sheriff's Office, Ontario County Sheriff's Office, and Geneva Police Department. 


Vehicle Fire

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 01/19/16 at approx 1316 hrs  Deputies responded to the intersection of Townline Rd. & Route 318 in the Town of  Junius,  for the reported vehicle fire.  Upon Deputies arrival the vehicle was extinguished by Oaks Corners and Junius Fire Department.  The owner of the vehicle, Jacqueline J. Christman age 75 of 1900 Clintion Ave S. Rochester NY was operating the vehicle at the time of the fire -  a 2011 Hyundai Sonata.  The vehicle was a total loss and was estimated to be valued at $11,000.00  There were no injuries sustained during the incident.  The fire was ruled to be accidental caused by fuel leak.

                                                   


Warrant of arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on January 15th 2016 at 3:30 pm Sheriff's Deputies arrested Larry S. Yoho age 43 of 336 Cortland Street Ontario, NY on a  Wyoming County Superior Court issued warrant of arrest. Charges stem from when Sheriff's Deputies investigated a disturbance at the Seneca County Office building and discovered that there was a warrant for Yoho. Yoho was arrested and turned over to Wyoming County Deputies in Warsaw, NY. to answer the charges. No additional charges were filed in Seneca County.

 

 


Agg DWI Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 01/15/16 at approximately 8:30PM Deputies arrested Mark C. Parody, age 54, of 1917 Vienna Rd. Sylvan Beach, NY.  Parody was charged with DWI and Aggravated DWI .18% BAC or Higher.  The arrest stems from a suspicious vehicle being located by Deputies on W. Tyre Rd. in the Town of Tyre. Parody was arraigned at the Town of Tyre Court and committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $1000/$2000.  He is scheduled to reappear on 01/19/2016 for further court action.

 

 


DWI crash

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on January 16th shortly after 1am, Deputies arrested 24 year old Ryan M. Trice of 2789 Sylvan Rd. in Geneva Ohio for DWI following a one car PI-crash on County Road 143 in the Town of Covert that occurred just shortly before midnight. Trice was traveling westbound when he drifted across the oncoming lane and into the ditch. Trices' vehicle then rolled several times before coming to rest back in the middle of the roadway. Following further investigation, Trice was charged with Driving while intoxicated, Failure to submit to a pre screen device, speed not reasonable and prudent, failure to keep right and moving from lane unsafely. Deputies  arraigned Trice in the Romulus Town Court and he was committed to the SCCF in lieu of $5,000 cash bail and $10,000 bond. He is to appear in the town of Covert Court on a later date. Deputies were assisted on scene by the Trumansburg ambulance and Fire Dept.

Felony DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on January 13th 2015 at 0301am, Deputies arrested 22 year old Andrew J. Mcdonald of 7021 East Lake Rd. in Willard for Felony Aggravated DWI. The arrest stems from a civilian complaint at the intersection of State Route 96a and County Road 129 in the Town of Lodi where it is alleged Mcdonald was southbound on 129 and failed to stop at a stop sign, and almost crashing with an eastbound vehicle on 96A operated by an off duty Police Officer. Mcdonald stopped his vehicle on the shoulder of Route 96A and the off duty Officer contacted the Sheriff's Office while he waited on scene. When Deputies arrived on scene, they discovered that Mcdonald was intoxicated and charged him with failure to stop at a stop sign, Felony DWI, and Felony Aggravated DWI for operating with a BAC of .18% or greater. Mcdonald was arraigned in the Romulus Town Court where he was ROR'd to appear in the Town of Lodi Court on a later date.

Foot Pursuit/Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 01/12/16 at approximately 5:30PM Deputies responded to the Waterloo Premium Outlets for the report of a larceny in progress.  Upon Deputies arrival, a suspect was identified by security on scene.  As Deputies attempted to approach the suspect, a foot pursuit ensued.  Deputies were then able to place the suspect in to custody after Taser deployment.  Deputies charged Aaron Aroneck, age 25, of 6497 County Line Rd., Skaneateles, NY with Two counts of Possession of Stolen Property 5th, One count of Resisting Arrest, and One count of Obstructing Governmental Administration.  Aroneck was arraigned at the Town of Junius Court where he was committed to the custody of the Seneca County Sheriff in lieu of $10,000 bail, $20,000 secured bond.  Aroneck is scheduled to re-appear at the Town of Junius Court on 01/21/16 at 1900hrs.


Narcotics and Weapon arrest

On January 6, 2016, at about 10:15am, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Willie D. McKoy, Jr., age 28, no permanent address, on several charges following an investigation in the Town of Waterloo.  It is alleged that McKoy possessed a “billy,” a digital scale, packaging material commonly used in the distribution of illicit drugs, and a small quantity of crack cocaine while at a Town of Waterloo residence.McKoy was charged with:Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a Class D FelonyCriminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree (two counts), Class A MisdemeanorsCriminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor               McKoy was arraigned in the Waterloo Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on no bail.  McKoy is to reappear in the Waterloo Town Court on January 8, 2016 at 11:45am.               The New York State Division of Parole assisted in the investigation and arrest.

County Court warrant of Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 01/05/2016 at 2:44 pm Sheriff's Deputies arrested Daniel N. Millen age 33 of  128 Smith Road Binghamton, NY on a Seneca County Supreme Court issued warrant of Arrest. Charges stem from a 2013 DWI arrest where Millen later failed to appear in County Court. Millen was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of no bail. Millen will appear in County Court at a later date. Broome County Sheriff's Deputies also assisted with the arrest.

 

 

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Narcotics Arrest

On January 4, 2016, at about 10:00am, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Tyler J. Parshall, age 24, and Brianna S. Long, age 29, both of 4490 Dilts Road, Romulus, New York, on several charges following an investigation at their residence.  It is alleged that Parshall and Long unlawfully possessed a quantity of clonazepam and marihuana while in close proximity to two children.  Both Parshall and Long are both currently on probation supervision with Seneca County and the items were seized by Probation Officers as a result of a search of the residence.  Parshall and Long were each charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the First Degree (two coutns), and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.  Parshall and Long are currently remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility without bail on violations of probation and are to appear in the Varick Town Court on January 27, 2016 at 7pm to answer these charges.

Narcotics Arrest

On December 29, 2015, at 5:28pm, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Shane M. Baker, age 25, of 5580 Route 96, Romulus, New York, on several charges following an investigation at his residence in the Town of Varick.  Baker is currently under the supervision of the Probation Department for a drug arrest in Monroe County in 2014.  Seneca County Probation Officers responded to Baker’s residence and conducted a routine search.  The routine search led to the seizure of quantities of suboxone, alprazolam, clonazepam, and marihuana.  Packaging materials, four (4) digital scales, over one hundred (100) hypodermic needles/syringes, and a gravity knife were also seized from the residence.  Baker was charged with:Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, a Class D FelonyCriminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a Class D FelonyCriminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a Class A MisdemeanorCriminally Possessing a Hypodermic Instrument, a Class A MisdemeanorUnlawful Possession of Marihuana, a Violation Baker was arraigned in the Fayette Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $10,000 cash bail/$20,000 secured bond.  Baker is to reappear in the Fayette Town Court on January 4, 2016 at 5pm.

Criminal Possession of Marihuana 4th

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 01/01/16 at approximately 3:15AM Deputies arrested Devin J. Verkey, age 17, of 18 Ridge St. Seneca Falls, NY.  The arrest stems from a traffic stop on Lower Lake Rd. in Seneca Falls.  Verkey, who was a passenger in a motor vehicle, was charged with Consumption of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle and Criminal Possession of Marihuana 4th.  It is alleged that Verkey possessed over 2 ounces of Marihuana and was consuming an alcoholic beverage while as a passenger in the vehicle.  He is scheduled to appear at the Town of Seneca Falls Court on 02/25/15 at 10:00AM to answer to the charges.  The driver was issued citations for Failure to Keep Right and Inadequate Windshield.

 

 


Warrant Arrest- DHS

The Seneca Co. Sheriff's Office reports that on 12/30/15 at  1:40pm Deputies arrested Karen M. Inscho, 52, of 1424 St Rt 336 in Varick on an arrest warrant issued out of the Village of Waterloo Court. Inscho was taken into custody at her residence and taken to the Town of Fayette Court were Inscho was arraigned on the charges of Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st and False Written Statement. Its alledged that Inscho applied for SNAP benefits and submitted paperwork that was false. Inscho was ROR'ed and will appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on 1/13/16 at 5pm.


DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on December 31st, 2015 at 12:30AM, Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Danielle L Morrell, 36, of 5488 State Route 96 in the Town of Romulus on State Route 96 in the Town of Romulus. Morrell was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Unlicensed Operator in the 3rd degree and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. The arrest stems from an investigation into a one car property damage accident on State Route 96 in the Town of Romulus. Morrell was traveling North Bound on State Route 96 when she left the East shoulder of the roadway striking a highway sign and coming to rest after striking a telephone pole. The vehicle suffered extensive damage and was towed from the scene. Morrell was uninjured in the crash. Morrell was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Romulus Court on January 29th 2016 to answer the charges.


Family Court warrant of arrest

On 12.30.2015 at 2:24 p.m. Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that Sheriff's Deputies arrested Brian M. Pennington age 55 of 6 Center Street Waterloo on a Seneca County Family issued arrest warrant for an unspecified family offense. Pennington was arraigned before Town of Fayette Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of no bail. Pennington will appear in Seneca County Family Court at a later date.

 

 

 


Felony DWI/Felony AUO

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on December 23rd at 11:15pm, Sheriff's Deputies arrested 51 year old Brian F. King of 5854 State Route 96 Apartment 235A in Romulus for Felony DWI and Felony AUO among other charges following a traffic stop on State Route 96 in Romulus. Deputies Stopped Kings vehicle after a female caller called 911 and stated she was involved in a domestic dispute with King and he took her vehicle. Shortly after the call, Deputies located the vehicle and arrested King for Felony DWI, including operating a motor vehicle with .08%bac or greater, Felony AUO, unlicensed operator and a window tint violation. Following further investigation, King was also charged with Harassment in the second degree for hitting the female caller in the chest before he left the house. King was arraigned in the Town of Romulus Court and was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $1,000cash $2,000bond. King is to appear in court on the 28th of December at 7pm for a Felony hearing.

CPSP 4th Possession of Burglars Tools

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 12/22/15 at approximately 8PM, Deputies responded to the Town of Junius for the report of a larceny in progress from a local business.  While approaching the business, Deputies located the suspect vehicle as it was exiting the parking lot.  Deputies conducted a traffic stop and discovered that the vehicle contained more than $1,000 worth of items stolen from multiple businesses.  Deputies also discovered multiple tools used to facilitate the larceny. The following individuals were charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th (E Felony) and Possession of Burglars Tools (A Misdemeanor)

 

Tajmahal Mitchell, age 20, of 169 Easton Ave, Buffalo, NY

La'Andrea Owens, age 22, of 76 Fougeron St, Buffalo, NY

Christopher Reid, age 19, of 169 Easton Ave, Buffalo, NY

Linda Garrett, age 19, of 427 E. Delaran St, Buffalo, NY

All suspects were released on appearance tickets.  They are scheduled to appear on 01/05/16 at the Town of Junius Court.


Warrant Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 12/17/2015 at 10:04 am Deputies arrested Nikolas P. Sinn, age 24, of 1400 W River Rd Waterloo, NY 13165 on a Bench Warrant issued out of the Town Of Ovid Court for failure to appear. Sinn was arraigned in the Town of Ovid Court before Judge VanCleef  and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $1,000.00 cash or $2,000.00 secured bond. Sinn is return to the Town of Ovid Court on 1/19/2016 at 10:00am to answer to the charge.

 

                                                                                        

                                                                                        


House Fire

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on Thursday 12/17/2015 shortly after midnight, Deputies responded to 4256 Murray Road in the Town of Fayette for the report of a fully engulfed structure fire. The home, owned by John R. Bojcuk age 61 was a complete loss. The cause of the fire is believed to have been started by a wood stove located inside of the home. Deputies report Bojcuk was not home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.  Fire Departments from Fayette, Varick, Canoga and Romulus assisted on scene along with members from the North Seneca Ambulance. The home was a complete loss and there was no insurance.

Personal Injury Accident

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on December 15th, 2015 at approximately 5:33PM, Sheriff's Deputies responded to County Road 129 and State Route 96 in the Town of Ovid for a two car personal injury motor vehicle accident.

A van, operated by Remy Babineaux, age 52, of 7518 Rock River Road Ovid, N.Y. was traveling northbound on County Road 129 when Babineaux failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of State Route 96. Babineaux's vehicle was struck by a southbound sedan, traveling on State Route 96, operated by Kaitlin L. Tharp age 24, of 700 Warren Road Ithaca, NY. Babineaux sustained face and head injuries and was transported by South Seneca Ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Tharp complained of leg pain and was transported to Cayuga Medical Center by Trumansburg Ambulance.

Ovid and Romulus Fire Departments assisted at the scene. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene. Sheriff's Deputies state the investigation is continuing.

 

 

 


Sheriff's Narcotics Unit Arrest Four

On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested multiple people following an investigation into the sale and distribution of heroin in the local community.  A search warrant was executed at 7:09am at 26 Church Street in the Village of Waterloo by members of the Sheriff’s Office, Waterloo Police Department, and New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET).  Sheriff’s Investigators seized a quantity of heroin, hypodermic needles, unlawfully possessed prescription pills, and metal knuckles (commonly referred to as “brass knuckles”) from the residence.

 

Arrested were the following:

 

Angela M. Wheeler, age 37, of 26 Church Street, Waterloo, New York, on charges of:

 

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony

Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor

Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the First Degree (three counts), Class A Misdemeanors

               

 It is alleged that Wheeler sold heroin in the local community, possessed the metal knuckles in her bedroom, and possessed heroin in close proximity to three children that reside in the residence.  Wheeler was arraigned in the Waterloo Village Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $10,000 cash bail/$20,000 secured bond.  Wheeler is to reappear in the Waterloo Village Court on December 18, 2015 at 10am.

 

Austin T. Wheeler, age 18, no permanent address, on charges of:

 

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony

 

 It is also alleged that Wheeler sold heroin in the local community and was taken into custody in the Town of Waterloo following a brief foot pursuit after he was spotted by Seneca County Probation Officers and immediately fled on foot.  Members of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police quickly responded to assist and Wheeler was taken into custody soon after.  Wheeler was initially turned over to the Waterloo Police Department as he was wanted by their agency.  Following the Waterloo Police Department arrest, Wheeler was charged by Sheriff’s Investigators and arraigned in the Lodi Town Court.  Wheeler was then remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on additional bail of $1,000 cash bail/$2,000 secured bond as he was already remanded on bail from the Waterloo Police Department arrest.  Wheeler is to reappear in the Lodi Town Court on December 18, 2015 at 11:30am.

 

Michael A. Brewer, age 39, of 26 Church Street, Waterloo, New York, on a charge of:

 

Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony

 

 It is alleged that Brewer also possessed the metal knuckles in his bedroom.  Brewer was arraigned in the Waterloo Village Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on no bail due to previous felony convictions.  Brewer is to reappear in the Waterloo Village Court on December 18, 2015 at 9am.

 

Devin J. Wheeler, age 19, of 26 Church Street, Waterloo, New York, had an active warrant for his arrest on a charge of Violation of Probation and was taken into custody at the scene of the search warrant and turned over to Seneca County Probation Officers.  Wheeler was subsequently arraigned in the Waterloo Village Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on no bail.  Wheeler is to reappear in the Waterloo Village Court on December 23, 2015 at 9am.

 

The Seneca County Child Protective Services Unit, Seneca County Code Enforcement Office, and the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics K-9 Unit also assisted at the scene of the search warrant.  The investigation remains open and additional charges may be pending. 

 

This investigation was a joint effort between the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and the Waterloo Police Department.

 

 


Arrest in Town of Varick Arson

12-11-2015 Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators report the arrest of Peter J. Edwards II, age 31, of 48C South Onondaga Road, Nedrow, NY.

Edwards was arrested on 12/09/2015 when he surrendered himself at the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center on an arrest warrant issued out of the Town of Varick Court. The arrest warrant was issued for Edwards on charges of Arson in the fourth degree, Criminal Mischief in the second degree and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

It is alleged that Edwards II engaged in an incident at 2609 County Road 124 in the Town of Varick on September 10th, 2015 where he set fire to a 2013 Dodge Ram pick up truck and also removed evidence from the crime scene of a shooting incident at the same location.

Edwards II was arraigned before Town of Varick Court Justice Ettman where he was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,000.00 cash or $2,000.00 secured bond. He is scheduled to re-appear in the Town of Varick Court on December 30th, 2015 to further answer the charges.

The remaining two suspects Marcus A. Redeye and Devin R. Bomberry are still at large and being sought in connection with the shooting and arson on County Road 124 in the Town of Varick on September 10, 2015.


Sheriff's Narcotic Unit Arrest for Sale and Distrubution of Crack Cocaine

On December 8, 2015, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Nicollette L. Carson, age 22, no permanent address, on charges related to the sale and distribution of crack cocaine in the local community.  It is alleged that Carson sold crack cocaine to another person in the Village of Waterloo.  Carson was charged with one count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony, and one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree.  Carson was arraigned in the Waterloo Village Court and released back to the custody of the Ontario County Correctional Facility as she is remanded on other charges.  Carson is to reappear in the Waterloo Village Court on January 6, 2015 at 5pm

Sheriff's Narcotics Unit Arrest

On December 9, 2015, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Angelina M. Ely, age 24, of 41 Haigh Street, Seneca Falls, New York, following a joint investigation conducted by members of the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and members of the Seneca Falls Police Department Criminal Investigation Division.  It is alleged that Ely allowed people to sell illicit drugs from her home at 41 Haigh Street in the Town of Seneca Falls and also assisted in the selling of those illicit drugs.  One of those suspects, Mary C. Atkachonis, age 32, was arrested by the Sheriff’s Office and the Seneca Falls Police Department on November 5, 2015 for Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony, stemming from this investigation. 

Ely was charged with:

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, a Class D FelonyConspiracy in the Fourth Degree, a Class E Felony

Criminal Nuisance in the First Degree, a Class E Felony

Ely was arraigned in the Junius Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $1,000 cash bail/$2,000 secured bond.  Ely is to reappear in the Seneca Falls Town Court on December 14, 2015 at 5:30pm. The investigation is continuing and additional charges on Ely and other suspects may be pending.


Domestic Dispute

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 12/01/15 at approximately 7PM Deputies responded to 609 Lasher Rd. in the Town of Junius for the report of a domestic dispute.  It is alleged that Clifford Bennett Sr. 55, of 771 Smith Rd. Clyde, NY was involved in a verbal and physical altercation with a 15 year old family member while in close proximity to a 13 month old child.  Bennett was charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and one count of Criminal Obstruction of Breathing.  Bennett was arraigned at the Town of Junius Court where he was released on his own recognizance.  He is scheduled to re-appear on 12/17/15 at 7PM for further court action.  Orders of protection were issued on behalf of the children.

PI MVA

11/30/2015, at 10:53 PM, deputies responded to a one car personal injury accident on County Rd 125 in the Town of Fayette.

 

Raymond A Ciancaglini, age 64, of 5549 E Lake Rd Romulus, N.Y., was traveling North Bound on County Rd 125 when he left the roadway striking a tree. The vehicle suffered extensive damage.Ciancaglini was extricated from the vehicle by Border City Fire Fighters assisted by Northe Seneca Ambulance personnel..Ciancaglini complained of head, chest and knee pain. He was transported to Upstate Medical Center by Life Net Air Ambulance. It is believed that Ciancaglini fell asleep at the wheel. 


Warrant Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on November 17, 2015 at approximately 1:00 pm Sheriff's Deputies arrested Patty L Padron, age 40 of 37 Temple St Owego, on an Arrest Warrant issued out of the Town of Seneca Falls Court for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th.  Padron was arraigned at the Tyre Town Court where she was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in leu of $1,000 cash, $2,000 secured bond.  She is to reappear at the Seneca Falls Town Court on November 18, 2015.

 

 


Narcotics arrest

On November 17, 2015, at about 10:39am, Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigators arrested William R. Staples, age 29, of 8376 Main Street, Apartment Five, Interlaken, New York, on a Bench Warrant issued out of the Covert Town Court for failing to appear on a charge of Criminal Sale of Marihuana in the Fifth Degree.  While taking Staples into custody, Sheriff’s Investigators located a quantity of unlawfully possessed oxycodone in his possession.  Staples was additionally charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.  Staples was arraigned on both charges before Justice VanCleef in the Lodi Town Court.  Staples was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $250 cash bail/$500 secured bond and is to reappear in the Covert Town Court on December 7, 2015 at 10am.


FCA arrest warrant

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on November 17, 2015 at 1138 a.m , Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Daniel A.Tusch age 48 of 2 Fall Street Apt #19 Seneca Falls on a Family Court issued warrant of arrest. Tusch was arraigned in the Town of Fayette  Court and released to appear in Family Court at a later date.    -

PI MVA

 

On the evening of 11/13/2015 Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a three car personal injury crash that occurred on State Rt. 96A, in the Town of Fayette. A vehicle operated by Mary Deal, age 83, of 2886 CO RD 121, Seneca Falls, entered the opposing lane for an unknown reason and collided with another vehicle head on. The other vehicle was operated by David Collins, Age 72, with  passenger Sharon Collins, age 71, both of County Rd 139, Ovid, N.Y.. David sustained no injuries and Sharon was transported to GGH for complaint of pain in her chest. The third vehicle operated by Michelle Barrett, Age 32, of 80 Maxwell Ave., Geneva, N.Y. collided with the Collins vehicle. Barrett was transported to GGH with a complaint of knee pain.  No major injuries occurred from the crash. Deal was issued a ticket for failure to keep right and is to appear in the Town of Fayette Court at a later date and time.

 


PI MVA

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on November 10, 2015 at 2100 hours Sheriff’s Deputies investigated a one car personal injury motor vehicle accident on Whiskey Hill Road in the Town of Junius.

 

Sheriff’s Deputies report that the driver, Camden S. Rattray age 21 of 105 Dunkin Street Clyde, NY was operating a 1999 Ford Expedition south on Whiskey Hill Road when he lost control of the vehicle striking a mailbox then a tree before coming to rest.

 

Rattray complained of neck pain and was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester by North Seneca Ambulance and later released. Passengers, Tianna M. Davy-Balch age 18 of 53 Church Street Waterloo, and Kyle E. Tohafijian age 20, of 1078 Whiskey Hill Road Waterloo complained of minor injuries. Both were transported to Strong Memorial Hospital and released.

 

Junius Fire Department, North Seneca Ambulance and Finger Lakes Ambulance assisted at the scene. The vehicle sustained heavy damage and was towed from the scene.

 

Sheriff's Deputies are continuing the investigation and charges are pending.

 

 

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DWAI Drugs

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 11/11/15 at approximately 3PM Deputies responded to the area of SR 89 in the Town of Fayette for the report of a Property Damage Motor Vehicle Accident.  Upon completion of the investigation it was discovered that Sally Denise, age 61, of 7657 Rt. 89, Interlaken, NY was operating a 2004 Santa Fe in a Soutbound direction.  Denise then struck two separate telephone poles and the vehicle then came to rest in a laneway.  It is alleged that Denise was operating her vehicle while in an intoxicated condition.  Denise was charged with the following.  Failure to Keep Right, Driving While Intoxicated, and Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs.  Denise was released on appearance tickets.  She is scheduled to appear at the Town of Fayette Court on 12/16/15 at 7:00PM.  Deputies were assisted at the scene by the NYSP and NYSPP.

 

 


Domestic/Resisting Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 11/10/15 at approximately 4PM Deputies responded to 2195 Church St. Lodi, NY for the report of a physical domestic dispute.  While on scene, Deputies discovered that Roger A. Sackrider age 24 of the above address had struck a female resident with a closed fist.  While Deputies were attempting to place Sackrider in to custody, he struck a Deputy and began to actively resist arrest.  Sackrider was eventually subdued and charged with 2 counts of Harassment 2nd and Resisting Arrest.  Sackrider was arraigned at the Town of Lodi Court where he was released on his own recognizance.  Sackrider is scheduled to reappear on 11/18/15 at 10:00AM.  An Order of Protection was issued on behalf of the female victim.  The Deputy who was struck by Sackrider did not sustain any injuries.  Deputies were assisted at the  scene by the NYSP.

 

 


Domestic Violence Arrest

11-09-2015: Seneca County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Town of Fayette man on numerous charges following an investigation into a Domestic Violence Incident. Arrested was Alvie Johns, age 34, of 3619 Route 89, Seneca Falls N.Y. Johns was charged with:Criminal Contempt first degree, Aggravated Criminal Contempt first degree, Aggravated Family Offense, Reckless Endangerment first degree, Attempted Assault first degree Assault third degree, and several Vehicle and Traffic violations. 

It is alleged that on the morning of 11-09-2015 Alvie Johns engaged in a violent encounter with a woman at a Town of Fayette residence. After being threatened and physically abused the woman fled the residence, in a pick- up truck, attempting to escape.  Johns followed in another vehicle—a S.U.V. Johns then rammed the woman’s vehicle twice causing both vehicles to crash on Seybolt Road near Stahl Road, in the Town of Fayette. Johns continued to threaten the woman after the crash; the woman fled the crash scene and was located by Town of Seneca Falls Police Officers who assisted with the case. Alvie Johns was taken by air ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released. Johns was taken into custody at the hospital by Sheriff’s Investigators. The woman involved was also physically injured. She was treated at the scene and is seeking outpatient care.     

There was an Order of Protection in effect on behalf of the woman involved. This order was from the Town of Seneca Falls Court and prohibited Johns from engaging in any threatening, menacing, harassing or criminal behavior. The Criminal Contempt charges stem from the alleged violation of this order.   Johns was arraigned in the Town of Fayette Court and was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on no bail. A full stay away Order of Protection was issued by the court. Victim’s Services were called and caseworkers responded to assist the woman involved.  This case is still under investigation and further charges may be pending.          


Narcotics Arrest

11-05-2015  Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigators  arrested Mary C. Atkachonis, age 32, no permanent address available, on charges related to the alleged sale of prescription pills in the Town of Seneca Falls.  Atkachonis was charged with one count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, a Class B Felony, and one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Class B Felony.  It is alleged that Atkachonis sold a quantity of methylphenidate to another person while in the Town of Seneca Falls.  Atkachonis was arraigned in the Seneca Falls Town Court and remanded back to the Ontario County Correctional Facility as she is being held on unrelated charges.  The Seneca Falls Police Department assisted in the investigation and arrest.


DWI

11-08-2015: Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies report that Laureen M. Banigni-Bushman, age 60, of 25 Perry St Auburn, N.Y. was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. The Arrest stems from a traffic stop that occurred on the 8th of November 2015 around 1:43am, on State Route 96a, in the Town of Covert. Deputies had observed the vehicle that Banigni-Bushman was operating swerving in between traffic lanes. While conducting an investigation, Sheriffs Deputies learned that Banigni-Bushman was operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Banigni-Bushman has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Intoxicated with .08% BAC or greater and Failure to Keep Right. She is to appear in the Covert Town Court on the 7th of December 2015 at 10:00am. 

Personal Injury M.V.A.

  

11-06-2015: Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies investigated a one car person injury motor vehicle accident, on State Route 5&20, in the Town of Waterloo. A 2013 Chevy S.U.V. operated by Eugene H. Fleming, age 70, of 121 Bennett Street, Geneva, N.Y. was west bound on Route 5&20 when his vehicle left the North side of the road, struck  some mail boxes, then a utility pole. The vehicle then went air born about ten feet and struck a second utility pole. The vehicle then struck another mailbox and a solar light before coming to rest. Fleming complained of neck pain, and was transported by North Seneca Ambulance to Geneva General Hospital. Border City Fire Dept. assisted at the scene. The vehicle sustained heavy damage and was towed from the scene.

                                                                    


Personal Injury Motorcycle Accident

10-31-15, at 1249 P.M., Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of a motorcycle accident with injuries. The accident occurred on State Route 96A, at the Nielsen Road, in the Town of Fayette. Deputies found the driver of the motorcycle, in a field, on the east side of the road. The motorcycle was overturned nearby. The driver: Michael J. Riley, age 49, of 4984 Cedarvale Road, Syracuse, N.Y. was north bound on State Route 96a when he lost control of the motorcycle at a curve and struck a ditch. The motorcycle overturned twice and Riley was ejected. Riley was treated at the scene by North Seneca Ambulance and transported to Strong Memorial for his injuries. Riley was issued a ticket for speeding and will have to appear in Fayette Town Court at a later date. Border City Fire Department and the New York State Police assisted at the scene.

 


Forcible Touching

10-31-2015 Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies charged a 13 year old Town of Fayette youth with Juvenile Delinquency for the delinquent act of Forcible Touching. It is alleged that the youth touched the intimate parts of another child on September 23, 2015 while on a Romulus Central School bus. An appearance ticket was issued for the 13 year old to appear at Seneca County Probation at a later date.

 

 


Welfare Fraud Arrests

10-28-2015: Seneca County Sheriffs Investigators arrested two subjects on warrants related to welfare fraud. Arrested were: Stephen J Sinicopi, age 53, of 1824 Route 5 Seneca Falls, New York and  Kaylee E Millerd, age 29, of 55 Stevenson St. Seneca Falls, New York. Both were arrested at the Waterloo Village Court after turning themselves in. Sinicropi was charged with grand larceny 3rd°, a class D felony, welfare fraud 3rd°, a class D felony and offering a false instrument 1st°, a class D felony. Millerd was charged with offering a false instrument 1st°, a class D felony. Both subjects were arraigned in the Waterloo Village Court where they were released on their own recognizance. They are to appear in Village Court at a later date to answer the charges. These charges are the result of a joint investigation between the Seneca County Welfare Fraud Department and Seneca County Sheriffs Investigators. The Sheriffs Office is committed to investigating claims of welfare fraud.

 


ARREST

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on October 18, 2015 at approximately 9:30pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Douglas K Albro, age 46 of 7362 County Rd 131 Ovid, for 2 counts of Harassment 2nd, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Criminal Mischief 4th.  The arrest stems from a Domestic Dispute where it is alleged that Albro engaged in a physical altercation with two females, one being under the age of 17.  During the incident Albro also damaged property belonging to one of the female victims.  Albro was arraigned at the Ovid Town Court where he was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2500 cash $5000 secured bond.  He is to reappear at the Ovid Court on a later date.  Orders of Protection were issued on behalf of the victims.

 

 


PIMVA-Leaving the Scene

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 10/11/15 at approximately 8PM Deputies were dispatched to the area of Cayuga St. in the Village of Interlaken for the report of two parked vehicles being struck by a pickup truck.  Witnesses reported that the driver of the pickup had then fled the scene.  A second witness then began to follow the pickup when he observed the vehicle roll over and crash on Arden Rd. in the Town of Covert.  Upon Deputies arrival, they discovered a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado being operated by Michael C. Holcomb, age 40, of 8268 Main Street, Interlaken, NY.  Holcomb was trapped within the vehicle and needed to be extricated by members of the Trumansburg Fire Department.  Upon extrication, Holcomb was transported to SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY via LifeNet. Holcomb has since been released from SUNY Upstate Medical Center and was treated for minor injuries. Sheriff's Deputies report that the investigation is ongoing and criminal charges are pending.

 


Felony DWI/UPM

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 10/10/15 at approximately 9:00PM Deputies responded to the area of County House Rd. and Bauer Rd. for the report of a Property Damage Motor Vehicle Accident.  Upon subsequent investigation, Deputies arrested Joshua W. Thomas, age 24, of 41 Church St. Waterloo, NY.  Thomas was charged with Failure to Use Designated Lane, Felony Driving While Intoxicated, Felony Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated .18 or Higher, and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.  Thomas was arraigned at the Town of Fayette Court where he was released on his own recognizance. 

 

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Domestic Arrest

On October 9th 2015 at 1045 a.m. Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Pasquale Ronzo age 51 of no address for Criminal Contempt 2nd. It is alleged that Ronzo was involved in a verbal argument while at the Seneca County Office Building at 1 Dipronio Drive while there was a stay away order of protection in affect issued out of the Waterloo Town Court. Ronzo was arraigned before Town of Waterloo Justice Folk and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1000 cash or $2000 bond. Ronzo will appear in Waterloo Village Court at a later date.

 

 

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Crack Cocaine Arrest

On October 8, 2015, at about 9:02am, the Seneca County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit arrested Bruce N. Deal, age 59, of 13 VanRenssalaer Street, Lot 4, Seneca Falls, New York, on a charge of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree.  The charge stems from an incident where Deal allegedly possessed a small quantity of crack cocaine while at a business in the Town of Waterloo.  Deal was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Waterloo Town Court on November 20, 2015 at 5pm.

Bench Warrant Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 10/07/2015 at 11:57am Deputies arrested Paul J. McGuane, age 56, of 7549 Potter Morgan Rd for a Bench Warrant issued for failure to appear. McGuane was arraigned in the Town of Covert Court before Judge Schmidt  and released to return to the Town of Covert Court on 11/09/2015 at 10:00am.

 

 


DWI

Seneca County Sheriff’s office reports that on October 4, 2015 at 9:25 A.M., Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Richard C. Moll, 21, of 20 Jefferson Court Fairport, on East Hayts Corners road in the Town of Romulus. The arrest stems from a speeding violation that occurred on State Route 96 in the Town of Ovid. Moll was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated DWI .18% or Higher, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 1st degree and Speed in excess of  55 MPH zone. Richard Moll was arraigned in the Town of Romulus Court committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $10,000 cash or $20,000 secured bond and is to reappear in the Town of Ovid Court to answer the charges.

 

 

Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 10/05/15 at approxiamtely 6:30PM, Deputies arrested Kevin M. Erb, age 29, of 26 Chapin St. lot 28, Seneca Falls, NY.  The arrest stems from a traffic stop on River Rd. in the Town of Seneca Falls.  Erb was charged with the following: Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Petit Larceny, AUO 3rd, and Failure to Use Designated Lane.  Deputies discovered that Erb was operating a 2004 Freightliner box truck without the owners permission and was also in possession of multiple tires that were taken without the owners consent.  Erb is scheduled to appear at the Town of Seneca Falls Court on 11/05/15 for arraignement.

 

 


Marihuana Eradication

 
10-01-2015 The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit has concluded its annual investigation into the unlawful outside growing of marihuana.  Marihuana was located in four of the ten towns of Seneca County with a total number of 309 plants seized for destruction.  While marihuana has been decriminalized by New York State, outdoor marihuana growing poses a serious problem for the farming community as marihuana growers commonly grow in corn fields and cause significant damage to farming fields.  The eradication effort was a joint operation between the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, and New York State Environmental Conservation Police.

One arrest was made during the operation which included the seizure of approximately 8 pounds of marihuana from a residence at 1272 West Townline Road in the Town of Junius.  Shannon P. Green, age 41, of the same address, was found to be in possession of the marihuana and was subsequently charged with Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the Second Degree, a Class D Felony, and Unlawful Growing of Cannabis, a Class A Misdemeanor.  Green is currently supervised by the Seneca County Probation Department from a 2013 arrest where he was found to be in possession of over ten pounds of marihuana.  Green was arraigned in the Junius Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $5,000 cash bail/$10,000 secured bond.  Green is to reappear in the Junius Town Court on October 5th, 2015 at 7pm.  The Seneca County Probation Department assisted in the arrest.


 

 

 

 


          

 

 


Welfare fraud arrest

On 09/28/15 at 5:00 pm Seneca County Sheriff Office Investigators arrested Rachel Winfield age 33 of 28 Auburn Rd. Apt D3 Seneca Falls, NY for welfare fraud in the fifth degree.  The charge stems from an incident on July 10, 2015 in which Winfield obtained $735.00 in  public benefits she was not entitled to.  Winfield was arraigned in the Town of Seneca Falls Court where she was released without bail and is to re-appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on  October 08, 2015 to answer to the charge. 

Criminal Possession of Stolen Property

The Seneca Co. Sheriff reports that on 09/28/15 investigators arrested Mercedes K. Steel age 18 of Clinton St Seneca Falls.  Steel was charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree (misedemeanor-class A) following an investigation into the report of a stolen diamond ring from a residence in Waterloo.  Steel is accused of possessing the stolen jewelry item and selling it.  Steel was released on an appearance ticket and is to appear before the Waterloo Town Court on Oct. 8, 2015 to answer the charge.

UPM

The Seneca County Sheriff’s office reports that on September 26, 2015 at 12:43 AM, Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Seth W Draheim, age 18, of 15 Spring St, Seneca Falls, on St Rt 96 in the Town of Waterloo, for unlawful possession of marihuana.  The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop on St Rt 96 when Deputies found that Seth was in possession of Marihuana.  Draheim was issued an appearance ticket is to appear in the Town of Waterloo Court on October 28th to answer the charge.


Warrant Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 9/25/2015 at 8:45 am deputies arrested Leonardo Lopez, age 58 of 109 Ave B Rochester, NY on a Bench Warrant out of the Town of Seneca Falls Court for failure to appear. Lopez was arraigned before the Town of Tyre Court and was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1000 cash $2000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in the Town of Seneca Falls Court on 10/14/2015 at 9:00 am to answer to the charge.

 


welfare fraud Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff reports that on 09/23/15 Sheriff's investigators along with Seneca Co. Welfare Fraud investigators  arrested Tonya M. Thorpe age 29 of  Stanton Meadows ,Seneca Falls.  Thorpe was charged with welfare fraud in the fifth degree (misdemeanor class A) and petit larceny (misdemeanor class A).  Thorpe was arraigned in the Village of Waterloo Court and released on her own recognizance.  Thorpe is to re- appear before the Waterloo Village Court on Oct. 21, 2015 to answer the charges.

Unlawfully Fleeing/ DMV Suspension

The Seneca County Sheriffs Office reports that on September 12th, 2015 at approximately 5:23am Deputies  arrested James W Rogers, 46, of 119 E Elisha St Waterloo for Unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle 3rd Degree (A Misdemeanor, 2 Counts), Operating a motor vehicle without an interlock device (A Misdemeanor, 3 counts), Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 2nd Degree (Unclassified misdemeanor, 3 counts), Reckless Driving (Unclassified misdemeanor, 2 counts), Failed to stop at a stop sign (Violation, 3 Counts), Failed to keep right (Violation) and Operating a motor vehicle without a license (Violation, 3 Counts).

Deputies report that the arrest stemmed from an incident that started in the City of Geneva. Geneva Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle that matched the description from a suspicious vehicle complaint that was called in through their 911 center. It is alleged that Rogers failed to stop and led Geneva Police department and Ontario County Deputies on a chase into Seneca County. While in Seneca County the Vehicle was pursued by Seneca County Deputies and Seneca Falls Police. Geneva Police and Ontario County terminated there involvement shortly after. The vehicle led Seneca County Deputies and Seneca Falls police department on a chase that ended in Seneca Falls on E Bayard St. The chase lasted approximately 10 minutes and during this time the vehicle broke numerous vehicle and traffic laws and created dangerous driving condition for motorists on the road. The suspect was taken into Custody without incident after a small foot chase through backyards on E Bayard St. No injuries were reported.            

Rogers was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facilty in lue of $2500 cash/$5000 Bond. Rogers is to Appear before the Town of Seneca Falls Court on October 28th to answer the charges.


Unlawfully Dealing

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on September 3rd, 2015 at 2:02pm, Deputies arrested Kayla Plante age 27 of 7134 Main St Ovid, Casey Patana age 19 of 2581 Center Rd Ovid, and Joshua Griswold age 19 of 7152 Prospect St Ovid. All three individuals were charged with unlawfully dealing with a child in the first degree.  Griswold was also charged with unlawful possession of marihuana. The arrests stem from a traffic stop that  Sheriff's Deputies effected on Main Street Ovid at 12:54pm. It is alleged that Plante, Patana, and Griswold permitted a minor to smoke marihuana in their presence. The vehicle that was operated by Griswold was towed away from the scene due to the registration that was displayed on the vehicle belonged to another vehicle. Griswold was issued UTT's for unregistered motor vehicle, displaying a false license plate, operating out of class and no front registration plate.  All individuals were released on appearance tickets and are to appear at the Town of Ovid Court on October 6th, 2015 at 10:00am to answer the charges.


Family Court Warrant

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 9/6/15 at approximately 5:12 pm Sheriff's Deputies arrested Regina Redeye, age 45 of 17 Miller Street Seneca Falls on a Family Court Warrant. Redeye was the passenger of a vehicle that was stopped by Seneca Falls Police Department on Ovid Street. Deputies responded and took Redeye into custody. Redeye was arraigned in the Town of Fayette Court where she was committed to the Seneca County Correctionaly Facility in lieu of $5,000 cash $10,000 bond. Redeye is to appear at Family Court at a later date.

 

 


Burglary, Grand Larceny Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff Office reports that on 09/03/15 at 5:00 pm Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Jedediah J. Shaw age 33 of 17 Seneca Pkwy Auburn, NY for burglary 2nd degree (class D Felony) and grand larceny 3rd degree (class E. Felony).  The charges stem from an investigation in which 2 rings valued at $7200 were stolen from a Town of Fayette residence on 06/17/15.  Shaw was working for a painting company at the residence during that time period and  Sheriff's Investigators learned he pawned the jewlery in Auburn, NY.  Shaw was arraigned in the Town of Seneca Falls Court and remanded to the Seneca County Jail without bail.  He is to re-appear in Court on 09/09/15 to answer to the charges.  

Criminal Mischief 4th

Seneca Co Sheriff's Office reports that Deputies arrested Matthew C. Wyckoff,21, of 3865 Co Rd 139, Ovid NY on 9/4/15 at 10:30am for two counts of Criminal Mischief 4th degree. The arrest stems from a domestic incident that occurred in the Town's of Varick and Ovid. Deputies state that Wyckoff is accused of destroying personal effects of a female victim as well as a stone driveway. Wyckoff was arraigned in the Town of Varick Court in front of Justice Ettman. Wychoff was ROR'ed and a class A order of protection was issued on the victims behalf. Wyckoff is to re appear on 9/30/15 at 7pm.

trespass

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on September 3rd 2015 at 12:35 PM,  Sheriff's Deputies arrested Andrew M Weimer, 19, of 7206 Main ST Apt 1  Ovid, NY for Trespass. It is alleged Weimer unlawfully entered the property of a Town of Ovid resident without permission. Weimer was arraigned in the Town of varick Court  and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $5,000.00 cash or $10,000.00 bond. Weimer is to appear in the Town of Ovid Court on  September 8 th  2015 to at 10:00 AM to answer the charge.

 

                                                                                          

                                                                                         


PIMVA

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 08/28/2015 at about 06:56am Deputies investigated a two car PI MVA on State Route 96A at the intersection of Yale Farm Road. Deputies report that a vehicle driven by Mary McClelland, 55, of 21 Spring Street Geneva, NY was South bound on State Route 96A when the second vehicle, driven by Diana M. Kelly, 56, of 48 Brookside Circle Elmira, NY attempted to cross the intersection of 96A and Yale Farm Road and entered the path of McClelland causing the accident. McClelland was treated at the scene by South Seneca Ambulance and transported to Geneva General Hospital as a precautionary measure. Kelly was extracated by the Varick Fire Department and treated at the scene by South Seneca Ambulance. Kelly was flown by Lifenet to Upstate University Hospital for neck and head injuries. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene. Kelly was issued a utt for failing to yield the right of way, and is to appear in the Town of Varick court at a later date.

AUO 2nd

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 08/19/15 at approximately 12:15PM Deputies arrested Frank Lagana, age 42, of Waterloo, NY and charged him with AUO 2nd and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th.  The arrest stems from Deputies observing Lagana operating a motor vehicle in the area of the Seneca County Office Building while his license was revoked.  It was also determined that Lagana was in possession of cocaine.  Lagana also had an outstanding warrant out of the Seneca Falls Police Department and was subsequently turned over to that agency.  Lagana was released on appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear at the Village of Waterloo Court on 09/02/15 at 9:00AM


Burglary Arrest

On 08/26/15 at 4:30 pm Seneca County Sheriff Investigators arrested Joanne M. Campbell age 36 of 175 Driving Park Circle Newark and Jeffrey W. Laplant age 29 of 5689 Clark Rd. Newark for the  burglary in the third degree, criminal mischief in the third degree and petit larceny.  The charges stem from an investigation into a burlgary at a Town of Junius business in which Campbell and Laplant broke the front window to the busines. They pair gained entry to the safe and stole $512.52.  They were arrested in Clinton County Ohio as they fled state from the crime. Sheriff's Investigators went to Ohio and transported Campbell and Laplant  back to Seneca County where they were arraigned in the Town of Junius Court.  Campbell was remanded to the Seneca County Jail on $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond bail.  Laplant is being held with out bail and both are to re-appear in the Town of Junius Court on August 31, 2015 to answer to the charges. 

Bench Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on August 26, 2015 at approximately 3:30 pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Jaquelyn M Morrow, age 40 of 6419 Cayuga Lake Rd Romulus, on a Bench Warrant issued out of Seneca County Court for Failure to Appear on an original charge of Felony DWI.  Morrow was directly committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility.  She is to appear at Seneca County Court at a later date. 

Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 08/24/2015 at 5:24am Deputies arrested  Michael Schott age 40 of 4365 W. Seneca Rd Trumansburg on three Counts Endangering the Welfare of a child. The arrest stems from a domestic incident that occurred at 4365 W. Seneca Rd at around 4:51 am. It is alleged that Schott became verbally and physically aggressive towards a female victim in which three children were present. Schott was arraigned at the Town of Covert Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $1000 cash/ $500 bond. Schott is to reappear on 9/14/15 at 10am to answer the charges. An Order of Protection was issued to the female victim and the three children.   

Family Court Warrant Arrest

On August 19th 2015 at 10:36 am Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Jayme R. Cleveland age 43 of 43 Park Ave Auburn, NY on a Seneca County Family Court warrant of arrest. Charges stem from Cleveland not appearing in Family Court in January 2015. Cleveland was arraigned in Lodi Justice Court and paid $2,000.00 cash bail and was released. Cleveland is to appear in Seneca County Family Court on 08-24-15 at 10:00am to answer to the charge.

 

                                                                                      

                                                                                       


Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle AUO/UPM charge

Seneca County Sheriff's Office report that on 08/18/15 at approximately 4:32am Deputies arrested Kilian S. Martin age 20 of 1546 Caroline Rd Waterloo NY. The arrest stems from an incident the occurred at 1546 Caroline Rd Waterloo NY at around 3:46 am. During the investigation Deputies  learned that Martin had taken a vehicle without permission and was driving with a suspended license. Deputies recovered a small amount of Marijuana in addition to drug paraphernalia. Martin was arraigned at the Town of Waterloo Court where he was charged with Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, AUO 3rd, UPM and several other traffic offenses. Martin was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $750.00 cash 1500 bond. He is to reappear on 08/20/15 at 1900 at the Junius Town Court.

Warrant Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on Saturday, August 15th, 2015, at approximately 6:45 pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Paul T. Miller, age 42, of 11 Miller Ave, Oldwick, NJ on an arrest warrant issued out of the Town of Varick Court for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Third Degree. Miller was arraigned at the Varick Town Court, where he was ROR'd. He is scheduled to follow up with the court at a later date.

 


DI Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on August 14th, 2015 at approxiamtely 5:38 PM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Tracy M. Abbott, age 44, of 1312 Old State Road Extension Waterloo, for harassment in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a child. Sheriff's Deputies were called to a Town of Junius business for a domestic dispute where it is alleged that Abbott punched a female while in the presence of a 3 year old child. Abbott was was arraigned before the Town of Junius Court and released on her own recognizance. Abbott is to reappear before the court on August 20th, 2015 at 7:00 PM. A class "A" order of protection was also issued by the court.

 


Growing Cannabis W/O a license

The Seneca Co Sheriff's Office reports that Deputies arrested Dale G. Walters, 61, of 8538 Townsendville Rd. (CO RD 146) Lodi NY 14860 on 8/15/15. Deputies report that they responded to the 8538 Townsendville Rd address for an unrelated investigation and while on scene Deputies located some marijuana plants growing in the backyard. Walters was charged under the Public Health Law with Growing the plant known as cannabis without a license(class A misdemeanor) and was issued an appearance ticket for the Town of Lodi Court on 9/9/15 at 10am to answer for the charge.

Criminal Contempt 1st

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on August 6, 2015 at 10:50 am Deputies arrested William H. Merrill age 39 of  Grant Ave Auburn for Criminal Contempt 1st. Sheriff's Deputies report that the charge stems from Merrill sending a letter to a protected party which  violated an order of protection  for him to have no contact . Merrill was arraigned in the Town of Waterloo Court and committed to jail with no bail and is to reappear at the Town of Waterloo Court on August 11th 2015 to answer to the charge.

Warrant Crim Contempt 1st

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on July 31st at 1055 am Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Mark J. Prentice age 36 of 41 Church Street Waterloo NY for Criminal Contempt 1st, Harassment 2nd and Unlawful Imprisonment 2nd. Charges stem from a domestic incident on July 16th where it is alleged that Prentice had unwanted physical contact with a Town of Waterloo resident and held the person against their will,  while there was a order of protection in effect. Prentice was arraigned before Town of Waterloo Justice Folk and committed to the Seneca County Correction Facility in lieu of no bail. Prentice will reappear in Waterloo Town Court on 08/04/2015.   

County Court Warrant of Arrest

On July 20th 2015 at 2:25 pm Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested  Kerry L. Cooke 29, of 26486  on a County Court issued Bench Warrant that stemmed from a previous arrest in June 2014 for Criminal Sale of a Controlled substance 3rd a class B Felony. Cooke was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility with no bail and will appear in County Court at a later date.

 

 

 


Online Vocational Training Offered In Seneca County Correctional Facility

The Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Incarcerated Education Program, in partnership with the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, is excited to announce the launch of online vocational training for inmates at the Seneca County Correctional Facility.

 

Through this vocational training, inmates now have the opportunity to take introductory-level classes in the skilled trades, such as welding and CNC machine operation, and shop safety through the ToolingU online training platform.  Funding for this programming is provided through a Workforce Investment Act (now Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) grant awarded to the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Incarcerated Education Program in 2013.

 

“We are delighted to partner with Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES in bringing this new innovative program to the Seneca County Correctional Facility.  It is our hope that inmates will take this unique opportunity to learn a trade which will benefit them upon their release from jail,” stated Seneca County Sheriff Jack S. Stenberg.

 

A number of advanced manufacturing companies in the nine-county Greater Rochester Area have identified a lack of skilled workers as a key impediment to their growth.  It is hoped that by offering these classes to inmates via the ToolingU platform, these individuals will be introduced to possible career pathways post-incarceration.

 

Greg Maine, Coordinator of Incarcerated Education Programs stated, "We are delighted to offer this service for individuals who need additional credential to move their careers forward. This new vocational training will open doors and create new pathways post-incarceration".

 

For more information about the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Incarcerated Education Program and other continuing education opportunities, visit our website at: www.wflbocesadulted.org.


Family Court Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 03/05/15 at approximately 3:00PM Deputies arrested Ronald L. Castle Jr., age 47, of 1365 W. Genesee St. Rd. Auburn, NY on a warrant issued out of Seneca County Family Court.  Castle was arraigned at the Town of Seneca Falls Court where he was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $2000.  He is scheduled to appear at the next available family court date.

 

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Vehicle Fire

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 02/25/15 at approxiamtely 3PM Deputies responded to 2546 Edwards Rd. Waterloo, NY for the reported vehicle fire.  Upon Deputies arrival the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames in the driveway of the above address.  Border City Fire Department arrived and quickly extinguished the fire.  The owner of the vehicle, Peggy Harmon-Jacob of 4919 Jordan Rd. in Elbridge, NY was letting her daughter, Brittany A. Grady age 22, borrow the vehicle at the time of the fire.  The vehicle was a total loss and was estimated to be valued at $1000.  There were no injuries sustained during the incident.  Border City Fire Chief Morabito ruled that the fire was accidental caused by an electrical issue under the hood.

 

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DWAI Drugs

On  05/23/2014 at approximately 9PM Deputies arrested Christine L. Goodman, age 42 of 10 Teft Ave. Clifton Springs, NY. Goodman was charged with DWAI-Drugs, Unlawfull Possession of Marihuana, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th, Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia 2nd, and a Uniform Traffic Ticket for Following Too Closely.

The charges stem from a traffic stop on State Route 5 and 20 in the TOwn of Seneca Falls where Goodman was observed following a vehicle at an unsafe distance. Upon further investigation, it is alleged that Goodman was operating the vehicle while her ability was impaired by drugs. It is further alleged that at the time of the traffic stop she possessed a quantity of marihuana, Oxycodone, and digital scales.

Goodman was released on appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear at the Town of Seneca Falls Court on July 10th, 2014 at 10:00AM.

 

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Family Court Arrest

On 05/29/14 Deputies arrested Robert N. Gill, age 22 of 13575 Savannah Spring Lake Rd., Savannah, NY on a Family Court Warrant. Gill was arraigned at the Town of Tyre Court and committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $7000 cash, $15,000 secured bond. Gill is scheduled to appear at the next available Family Court Date.

 

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CPSP 4th arrest

On 05/11/2014 at approximately 10:40 PM, Deputies stopped a vehicle on State Route 5 and 20 in the Town of Waterloo for an equipment violation. Upon further investigation, the following people were arrested:

The driver, Karl E. Haley, age 19, of 346 Sandybrook Dr. Hamlin, New York, was charged with Inadequate Lights, Unlicensed Operator, Unlawful Possesion of Marihuana, and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th degree (Class E Felony) Haley was arraigned at the Town of Fayette Court and Committed to the Custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $2500/$5000 bond.

 Passenger, Ray Gonzalez-Rivera, age 22, of 15 Gordon St. Brockport, New York was charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th degree (Class E Felony)  Gonzalez-Rivera was arraigned at the Town of Fayette Court and Committed to the Custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $2500/$5000 bond.

 Passenger, Janelle L. Draper, age 17, of 15 Gordon St. Brockport, New York was charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th degree (Class E Felony)  Draper was arraigned at the Town of Fayette Court and Committed to the Custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $250/$500 bond.

 Passenger, Jordan W. Hardy Jr. age 20, of 858 North St., Rochester New York, was charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th degree (Class E Felony)  Hardy Jr. was arraigned at the Town of Fayette Court and Committed to the Custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $2500/$5000 bond.

 It is alleged that all individuals in the vehicle possessed over $2100 worth of stolen items from a Cayuga County business. All suspects are scheduled to appear for a Felony Hearing at the Town of Fayette Court on 05/15/14 at 2:30PM.

 The New York State Police assisted in the investigation.

 

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Illegal Resident

                On 05/05/14 at approximately 12:05AM Deputies stopped a vehicle on SR 96 for an equipment violation. Upon further investigation it was determined that a passenger in the vehicle, Agustin Onofre-Vargas age 50, who is a citizen of Mexico, with a last known address of 10435 43rd Ave. Corona, NY was in the United States Illegally. US Border Patrol was contacted and arrived with Deputies to take custody of the male. Onofre-Vargas will eventually be transported to Batavia for possible deportation.

 

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