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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

Honored Officer

March 8,2016

 Deputy Daniel Jacobsen a two year veteran of the Seneca County Sheriff Office was honored today by the Seneca County Stop DWI Committee as Officer of the Year 2015.

Deputy Jacobsen was honored along with other Officers in the County at a luncheon at the Holiday Inn Waterloo.

Congratulations  Deputy Jacobsen

 


Travel Advisory

Sheriff Timothy Luce is issuing a travel advisory for Seneca County. It is recommended that citizens do not engage in unnecessary travel. Roads in Seneca County are open but are snow covered and slippery in areas. citizens are advised to drive slowly and allow extra time to travel to appointments and work. Deputies are continuing to monitor the roadways and check for stranded motorists off the road or in the ditch.

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

DWAI - drugs

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 03/16/2017 at 6:05 P.M. Deputies were called to the area State Route 318 in the Town of Junius for a report of a female that had overdosed. On arrival, the female later identified as Morgan L. Garrett, age 24 of 1170 Whiskey Hill Road was in stable condition. Deputies report Garrett was found to be in operation of a motor vehicle while the overdose occurred and was charged for Driving While Ability Impaired by drugs. Garrett is to appear to the Town of Junius Court on May 8th at 7:00 P.M. to answer  the charge.

Felony Driving While Intoxicated

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on March 21st 2017, at 02:00 AM, Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Christopher A Lynch, 47, of 22 Woodgate Rd Horseheads NY. Sheriff's Deputies on patrol stopped Lynch for speeding on State Route 96 in the Town of Ovid, and upon further investigation determined he was intoxicated. Deputies also report  Lynch had a prior DWI . Lynch was charged with Felony Driving While Intoxicated, Felony Driving with .08% of 1% or more, and Speeding. Lynch was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Ovid Court on April 17th 2017 to answer the charges.


DWI/UPM

On 03-20-2017 at around 4:45pm the Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that they responded to traffic complaint on State Route 414 that resulted in a DWI arrest. Sheriff's Deputies report that Ryan J. Cordeiro, 31 years old, of 559 Cedarwood Terrace, Rochester NY, was found to be operating the vehicle that was reported to be erratically operating on State Route 414. Deputies also report that a quantity of marihuana was found inside the vehicle, as well as several open alcohol containers. Cordeiro was charged with DWI, Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, and Consumption of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle. Cordeiro was arraigned in the Town of Seneca Falls Court before Judge Laquidari and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $500.00 cash bail, or $1000.00 Secured Bond. Cordeiro is to appear in the Town of Tyre Court on May 16th 2017 at 5pm.

Contraband Arrest

On March 17, 2017, at about 6:05pm, Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Christina A. Strally, age 38, of 17 1/2 East Williams Street, Waterloo, New York, on charges related to an investigation within the Seneca County Correctional Facility.  It is alleged that Strally attempted to smuggle a narcotic drug into the Correctional Facility while confined as an inmate.  An alert Correction Officer located and seized the item from Strally.  Strally then allegedly forcibly retrieved the item from the Correction Officer and swallowed it.  Strally was uninjured as a result of the incident, but was monitored closely by medical staff.

 Strally was charged with:

Tampering with Physical Evidence, a Class E Felony

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

Promoting Prison Contraband in the Second Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor

Strally was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Romulus Town Court on April 21, 2017 at 10am. 


Seneca County Sheriff W. Timothy Luce Extended the NO UNNECESSARY TRAVEL ADVISORY throughout Wednesday March 15,2017 till 5:00 A.M. Thursday March 16,2017.

The No Unnecessary Travel advisory does not restrict travel . It is however, a warning to motorist that hazardous driving conditions will exist.

Assisting in assessing the storm for Travel advisories was in cooperation with the Seneca County Emergency Management Director Melissa Taylor and Seneca County Highway Supervisor Roy Gates.


Travel Update

Seneca County Sheriff W. Timothy Luce will Open the roads back up at 6:00 A.M. March 15,2017. Hazardous driving conditions may exist throughout the day Wednesday. A No Unnecessary travel advisory will remain in effect throughout Wednesday, no Unnecessary travel is advised. 

The  No Unnecessary Travel advisory does not restrict travel . It is however, a warning to motorist that hazardous driving conditions will exist.

 


  By order of Seneca County Sheriff W. Timothy Luce all roads in Seneca County will officially be closed except for emergency travel at 5:00 P.M. this date until further notice.

Sheriff Timothy Luce is issuing a travel advisory for Seneca County. It is recommended that citizens do not engage in unnecessary travel. Roads in Seneca County are open but are snow covered and slippery in areas. citizens are advised to drive slowly and allow extra time to travel to appointments and work. Deputies are continuing to monitor the roadways and check for stranded motorists off the road or in the ditch.

Structure Fire Varick

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 03-12-2017 at around 8:30pm a structure fire occurred at 5508 State Route 89, in the town of Varick. Sheriff's Deputies report that the home owners, Harold  (age 72) and Sue (age 70 )  Jennings arrived home around 8:30pm and found their house to be on fire, and called 911. Its reported that there was no one present inside the home when it was on fire. The cause of the fire is currently unknown, and the fire is still under investigation. It was reported that the home owners do have insurance on the home, and that the estimated value of the home was around $100,000. Ovid Fire Department helped to extinguish the fire, and was assisted by Romulus, Lodi, Canoga, Waterloo, Seneca Falls, Interlaken, Border City, Magee, and Varick Fire Departments.


Rape/ predatory Sexual Assault

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of two subjects in a child sexual abuse case. Investigator's report that on 03/09/2017 Jacqueline E. Cady, age 32 of Odell Road in the Town of Junius was taken into custody during an investigation of possible child abuse. As a part of that investigation, James M. Mahaney, age 46, of Odell Road in the Town of Junius was also taken into custody. Due to results of this investigation Jacqueline Cady was charged on March 10th 2017 with endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly allowing James M. Mahaney to engage in sexual activity with a child less than seventeen years old. Jacqueline Cady appeared before the Town of Junius Court for an arraignment on the charge at which time she was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $3,000.00 cash bail or $6,000.00 secured bond. She is scheduled to re-appear before the court on March 16th, 2017 at 7:00 pm.

On March 10th 2017, James M. Mahaney was charged with one count of Rape in the first degree for engaging in sexual intercourse with a three year old female victim during the evening of March 7th 2016. Mahaney was arraigned before the Junius Town Court on this charge and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000.00 cash bail or $10,000.00 secured bond. Mahaney was scheduled at that time to re-appear before the Junius Town Court on March 15th 2017 at 3:00 pm.

On March 11th 2017, James M. Mahaney was returned to the Junius Town Court for another arraignment. During that arraignment, Mahaney was formally arraigned on  the following charges.                  -Predatory Sexual Assault Class "A-II" felony (3 counts)                      -Criminal Sexual Act 1st degree Class "B" felony (2 counts)                -Sexual Abuse 1st degree Class "D" felony (2 counts)                         These charges stem from multiple incidents in which it is alleged that James M. Mahaney had sexual intercourse or contact with two female victims age 3 years old and 6 years old between the dates of January 2nd 2017 and March 7th 2017. 

After the arraignment on these charges, James M. Mahaney was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility with no bail. Mahaney is scheduled to re-appear on March 15th 2017 at 3:00pm for further proceedings in this case.                                                         Complete Class "A" stay away order's of protection were issued to both suspects involved for the protection of both victims and also a third child. The Sheriff's Office was assisted in this case by Seneca County Child Protection Services and the Child Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes.                                                                                        This investigation is still ongoing. 


AUO 3rd Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on March 7th, 2017 at approximately 9:30AM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Shawanna N. Utley age 38 of 233 Mather Street Syracuse, for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the third degree after a traffic stop on State Route 414 in the Town of Tyre.

Upon investigation, it was found that Utley was operating a 2004 Chevrolet Impala with switched plates and a suspended New York State Driver's License.

Utley was also charged with Unregistered Motor Vehicle and Improper Plates.

Utley was arraigned before the Town of Tyre Court and released to reappear on March 21st, 2017 at 5:00PM.  

 


Unauthorized use MV arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on March 6, 2017 at approximately 4:30pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Thomas E Tyman Jr, age 42 of 7299 County Road 132 Ovid, for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd degree.  It is alleged that on the morning of March 4, 2017 Tyman operated a Hyundai Accent on County Road 132 in the Town of Ovid and was involved in a property damage accident.  Upon further investigation into the accident it was discovered that Tyman did not have the vehicle owner's permission to operate the vehicle.  Tyman was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear at the Ovid Town Court on March 21, 2017 to answer the charge.

 

 


MVA/ Bench Warrant

On March 4, 2017, at approx. 7am, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office arrested Thomas E. Tyman age 42, residing at 2799 County Road 131, Ovid New York 14521 on a Bench Warrant from the Town of Ovid Court. Tyman was involved in a property damage accident in the Town of Ovid where it was found Tyman had been driving with a revoked driver’s license from 2014. Deputies report Tyman was charged for failing to pay fines in the Town of Ovid along with Aggravated Unlicensed Operator, Unlicensed Operator, and Speed not reasonable . Tyman was arraigned in the Town of Ovid Court and committed to the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center on $1,000 Cash Bail $2,000 Bond. Tyman is to appear back to Town of Ovid Court on March 21, 2017 at 10am.


AUO 2nd

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on February 28th, 2017 at approximately 9:30 A.M. Sheriff's Deputies arrested Erin Riley-Khan age 33 of Ovid NY. Riley-Khan was arrested for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation Second Degree after she was observed driving. Riley-Khan has a revoked license as a result of DWI conviction. She was released on a appearance ticket and is to appear to the Town of Ovid Court on 04/04/2017 at 10:00 A.M


offering a false instrument for filing arrest

On 03/03/17 at 1:00 pm Seneca County Investigators arrested Mark L. Cooley age 56 and Robin V. Barner age 56 both of 12 Chapel St. Seneca Falls, NY for offering a fase instrument for filing in the first degree a class E Felony. The charges stem from both of them filing for public benefits with Seneca County Division of human services and concealing all memebers of the household with intent to defraud Seneca County.  They were issued appearance tickets to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on April 19, 2017 to answer to the charges.

Criminal Mischief 4th/Criminal Trespass 2nd

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, Sheriff Deputies arrested Emmanuel J Mundell, age 33, of 2899 County Rd 139, Ovid NY on February 25th 2017 at 02:00 AM for Criminal Mischief in the fourth degree and Criminal Trespass in the second degree. It is alleged Mundell broke into a Town of Ovid residence and remained unlawfully. Mundell was arraigned in the Town of Romulus Court and was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500 cash bail or $1,000 secured bond.


Narcotics Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 02/27/17 at approxiamtely 2PM the Narcotics Unit arrested Timothy P. Ryan, age 35, of 172 Genesee St. Geneva, NY, and Matthew A. Ryan, age 31, also of 172 Genesee St. Timothy Ryan was charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th.  It is alleged that he possessed heroin and cocaine.  Matthew Ryan was charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th.  It is alleged that he was in possession of heroin.  The Ryan's were arrested after a traffic stop on River Rd. in the Town of Fayette.  Matthew was released on an appearance ticket.  He is scheduled to appear on 04/05/17 at 7:00PM at the Town of Fayette Court.  Timothy was arraigned at the Town of Fayette Court and committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $1000.  He is scheduled to re-appear at a later date.

Fam Ct Warrant Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on February 23rd, 2017 at approximately 11:00AM Sheriff's Deputies arrested Alyssa M. Polk, age 27, of 25 Peterman Road Seneca Falls on a Family Court Arrest Warrant issued out of Seneca County Family Court.

Polk was arraigned before Seneca Falls Town Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $200 bail. Polk is to appear before Seneca County Family Court at a later date.

 


UPM/ AUO 3rd

The Seneca County Sheriff's reports that on Febuary 20th 2017 at approximately 11:30pm, Sheriff's deputies arrested Cevion D. Herring age 20 of 102 Barton Street Rochester NY. The Arrest stems from a traffic stop made near the intersection of State Rt. 318 and 414 in the Town of Tyre where Depuies made a traffic stop for a speeding violation. After further investigation Deputies found that Herring had a Revoked license and was in possession of Marijuana. Herring was issued an Appearance ticket  for the UPM charge and was arraigned in the T/Tyre court for the AUO 3rd charge. Herring was bailed out on $500 cash and is scheduled to return to T/Tyre court on a later date to answer the charges. Herring was also issued UTT's for speeding and Driving without a license. 

DWAI Drugs arrest/Overdose

The Seneca County Sheriff;s Office reports that on February 21st at 11:38am, Sheriff's Deputies were called to the area of Steele Road and Edwards Road in the Town of Waterloo for the report of a personal injury crash. On arrival, the male operator of the vehicle was still inside the vehicle in the ditch. He had to be extricated from the car by membesr of the Border City Fire Department. The male operator identified as Benjamin D. Jarlenski, age 26 of 890 Waterloo Geneva Road,  was found to be overdosing on a narcotic and was quickly administered NARCAN by Members of North Seneca Ambulance. After the male was stabalized in Geneva General Hospital, He was charged with one count of failure to keep right and one count of Driving While ability impaired by drugs. Deputies report the vehicle sustained little damage in the crash and was towed from the scene. Jarlenski will appear in the Town of Waterloo Court on the 24th of March at 5pm for further court action.

 


Welfare Fraud Arrest

On February 22, 2017, at about 9:45am, Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Loan T. Lu, age 38, of 18 1/2 East Main Street, Waterloo, New York, on several charges related to a welfare fraud investigation. 

Lu was charged with:

Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree (2 counts), Class E Felonies

Welfare Fraud in the Fourth Degree, a Class E Felony

Misuses of Food Stamps, a Class E Felony

Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a Class E Felony

The charges stem from an investigation where Lu received public assistance from Seneca County and failed to disclose her entire household income.  Lu was released on an appearance ticket to appear in the Waterloo Village Court on March 15, 2017 at 5pm. 


DWI

 

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on February 22nd 2017 at 10:50 PM, Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Gary S Nielsen, 71, of 1359 Leader Rd, on State Route 96 in the Town of Fayette. Nielsen was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with a BAC of .08%  or more, Driving Across Hazardous Markings and Failure to Keep Right. Nielsen was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Fayette Court on April 5th 2017 to answer the charges.

 

 


Offering a False Instrument for Filing

The Seneca Co. Sheriff's Office reports that on 2/21/17 at about 6:15pm Investigators arrested Brandon A. Button, 23, of 12 Chapel St. Seneca Falls for one count of Offering a False instrument for Filing in the 1st degree. It is alledged that Button filed false information on his application for SNAP benefits from Seneca Co. Department of Human Services. Button was issued an appearance ticket for the Village of Waterloo Court on 3/15/17 at 5pm to answer the charge.

Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on February 19, 2017 at approximately 6:00pm Sheriff Deputies investigated a Trespassing Complaint on Yost Rd in the Town of Fayette.  It was reported that multiple individuals were hunting on a property without having permission from the land owner.  As a result of the investigation the following individuals were charged with Trespassing: Michael A Kurdziolek age 30 of 3815 Yost Rd Waterloo, Adam M Jensen age 18 of 70 Center St Waterloo, Michael D Telvock age 48 of 1676 Powderly Rd, and Jordan D Telvock age 20 of 60 Fayette St Waterloo.  All four individuals were issued Appearance Tiickets and are to appear at the Fayette Town Court on March 15, 2017 to answer the charge.

 

 


Domestic Incident Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on February 19th at at 3:30pm, Sheriff's Deputies arrested 20 year old Brelynn B. Vorrasi of 2110 West Seneca Street in Lodi following an investigation into a domestic incident that occured at a seperate location in the Town of Lodi. It is alleged that Vorrasi engaged in a physical altercation with a male victim at his residence. Durring this dispute, Vorrasi brandished a knife and caused physical injury to the male victims hand and also damaged a vehicle. Vorrasi was charged with Attempted assault in the Second degree, and criminal mischief in the 3rd degree, both class E felonies. Vorrasi was also charged with one count of menacing in the 3rd degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, both class A misdemeanors. Vorrasi was arraigned in the Town of Covert court where she was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $1,000 cash bail $2,000  secured bond. She is to re appear in the Town of Covert Court on the 22nd of February at 9:30am for a felony hearing. A stay away order of protection was issued on behalf of the victim.

Promoting Prison Contraband

The Seneca County Sheriffs Office reports, Sheriff Investigators on 02/14/17 arrested James R. Boorman age 28 formerly of 3586 Route 96 Waterloo NY on two counts of Promoting Prison Contraband 1st, Class D Felonies.  It is alledged Boorman was in possession of dangerous contraband in the Correctional Facility.  Boorman was arraigned before the Town of Lodi court and is to return to the Town of Romulus Court on 02/24/17 at 1000 am.  Boorman was ROR'd and was returned to the Correctional Facility where he is being held on unreleated criminal charges. 

TT Accident

 

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on February 17th at about 2:50 pm they responded to a tractor trailer on its side in the area of St Rt 96 and County Road 130. Deputies report that when they arrived they observed a Tractor trailer in the East ditch on its side. When the tractor trailer rolled onto its side it struck a telephone pole and broke it in half. There were no injuries reported in the incident. The Driver, Paul Pietrzykowski, age 43 of Warsaw, NY stated that he was driving North Bound on St Rt 96 when he pulled over to let a few cars pass. As he did so his tires dropped off of the pavement and into the ditch. The Tractor was hauling Liquid propane and due to this the Rt 96 was shut down for about 5 hours. During this incident the Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Romulus, Ovid, Interlaken, Varick, Lodi and Fayette Fire Departments as well as South Seneca Ambulance and the New York State Police.


Parole Violation/UPM

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 02/17/17 at approx 2:15PM, the Narcotics Unit, along with members of the Uniformed Road Patrol arrested Kyle Craig, age 25, (no permanent address)  on an arrest warrant for a violation of Parole.  Officers observed Craig walking on SR 414 in the Town of Fayette.  Craig was also found to be in possesion of marihuana.  He was brought directly to the Seneca County Jail on the Violation of Parole, and released on an appearance ticket for the Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.  He is scheduled to appear at the Town of Fayette Court at a later date.

Welfare Fraud Arrest

On February 16, 2017, at about 2:30pm, Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Jacqueline M. Pethybridge, age 47, of 192 Ovid Street, Lot 45, Seneca Falls, New York, on charges related to a welfare fraud investigation.  Pethybridge was charged with two counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, Class E Felonies, and two counts of Welfare Fraud in the Fifth Degree, Class A Misdemeanors.  It is alleged that Pethybridge received financial assistance from Seneca County, but failed to completely report her household income.  Pethybridge was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Waterloo Village Court on March 15, 2017 at 5pm.

Petit Larceny

On 02-11-2017 Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies responded to  a Larceny of a cell phone at at Town of Tyre business.  Terry J. Lawrence Jr. 25, of Savannah, was arrested for Petit Larceny, a Class A Misdemeanor. Deputies responded where the Larceny had occured, and the suspect was located with the stolen item. Lawrence was taken into Custody by Sheriff's Deputies, and was arraigned in the Town of Tyre Court. Lawrence was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility and held on $250.00 Cash Bail, or $500.00 Secured Bond, and is to reappear in the Town of Tyre Court on 02-21-2017 at 5pm to answer to the charge.

CPCS/UPM

On Wednesday February 8th, 2017 at 10:54 A.M. the Seneca County Sheriff's Office arrested Garth W. Holford, age 25, of 8398 Main Street Interlaken, NY 14847 following a trespass complaint. Holford was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and marijuana. Holford was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a misdemeanor and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a violation. Holford also had a bench warrant out of Town of Ovid for failure to pay a fine.

Holford was arrainged in the Town of Covert and released of his own recognizance on the drug charges but was remanded for the warrant. He is to reappear to court on March 6th at 10:00 A.M.

 



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Narcotics Search Warrant

On February 7, 2017, at about 12:00PM, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 8455 North Maple Street in the Village of Lodi following an investigation into allegations of the sale and distribution of heroin from the residence.  As a result of the search warrant execution, Sheriff’s Investigators seized a quantity of heroin, packaging material commonly used in the packaging of illicit drugs, and a quantity of United States currency.

The Narcotics Unit charged Michelle L. Travers, age 30, of 8455 North Maple Street, Lodi, New York, with (1) count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony, (1) count of Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor, (5) counts of Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the First Degree, Class A Misdemeanors, and (5) counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Class A Misdemeanors.  Chad A. Cornish, age 36, of the same address, was also charged with (5) counts of Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the First Degree, Class A Misdemeanors and (5) counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Class A Misdemeanors.

It is alleged that Travers and Cornish allowed five school-aged children to reside in the residence where heroin was being used and sold.  The children were also subjected to deplorable living conditions.  Members of the Seneca County Child Protective Services were on scene and are currently working with family members to take custody of the children.  The New York State Police also assisted in the investigation.

Cornish was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Lodi Town Court at a later date.  Travers was arraigned at the Town of Fayette Court where she was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $5,000/$10,000 bail.  She is scheduled to reappear in the Town of Fayette Court on February 13, 2017 at 11:00AM.


Monthly Snapshot

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR JANUARY 2017

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT:

 

Total Calls For Service: 1363

Total Arrests: 32

 

NARCO:

 

Total new drug cases: 7

Total arrests: 4 (+ 12 assisting other agencies)

 

CORRECTIONS:

 

Average Number of Inmates: 65

Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $38,172.82; Yearly Total: $38,172.82

 

CIVIL:

 

Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 65

Total Income Executions: 16

Total Evictions: 4

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH:

 

January 11th 2017: The Sheriff’s Office received a certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for the Department’s work with the Hillside Children’s Center in Varick.

 

January 19th, 2017: The Narco Unit, working with the Waterloo Police Department, arrested a man for selling and possessing heroin in Waterloo.

 

January 24th, 2017: The Sheriff’s Office hosted Aquatic Death Investigation training. Over 60 officers from all over New York State attended.

 

January 24th 2017: Road Patrol responded to a suicidal subject with a loaded gun. A young child was present at the scene. A Uniform Deputy Sheriff talked the subject into surrendering and took him into custody without incident 

 

January 2017: The Narco Unit assisted Wayne County with an investigation and search warrant involving a Day Care selling Heroin in the Town of Arcadia. Two persons were arrested on 9 charges. 

 

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere

  


Discon Arrest

02/06/2017, 10:17am, Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Ford J.Petrie, age 17, of 5519 Route 96, Romulus, New York, on a charge of Disorderly Conduct. Deputies responded to a complaint that Petrie was using obscene and abusive language in a public building in the Town of Romulus. Petrie was warned by Deputies to cease the offensive behavior but continued to use obscene language after being warned. Petrie was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Romulus Court on February 24th, 2017 at 10:00 am to answer to the charge.    

 

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Bench Warrant

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Robert L. Brooks, 23, of Rochester for a bench warrant issued out of the Town of Waterloo Court for failure to appear on the original charge of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd, and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.

Brooks was involved in a domestic incident on 01-29-2017 in the City of Rochester where Rochester Police Department discovered that Brooks had an active warrant. Brooks was taken into custody and turned over to the Sheriff's Deputies.

He was arraigned in the Town of Fayette Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $250 cash bail, $250 secured bond. Brooks is to reappear in the Town of Fayette Court on February 1st 2017 at 07:00pm hrs to answer the charges.


UPM

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a New York City woman for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.

Sheriff's Deputies report that on Sunday around 05:17pm they arrested Anjana Malhotra, 41, of New York City for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana following a traffic stop on State Route 96 in the Town of Waterloo.

Mahotra was stopped for Speeding, and was issued a Uniform Traffic Ticket for Speeding, and an Appearence Ticket for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.

Mahotra is scheduled to appear in Town of Waterloo Court on 03-10-2017 at 05:00pm


Bench Warrant/Criminal Possession Controlled Substance 7th

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, Deputies arrested Jamahl J Null, 47, of 1024 Waterloo/Geneva Rd Apt 1 Waterloo NY, for a Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree and a Bench Warrant issued out of the Town of Waterloo Court for failure to appear on the original charge of Petit Larceny. Null was found to have a warrant for his arrest and alleged to having possessed a schedule II controlled substance while deputies were investigating a complaint of trespass in the Town of Waterloo. Null was arraigned in the Town of Waterloo Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $1500 cash bail, $3000 secured bond. Null is to reappear in the Town of Waterloo Court on February 10th 2017 at 0930hrs to answer the charges.


AUO 1st arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 01/22/2017 at approximately 04:11pm Deputies arrested Daniel S Studley of 400 Fort Hill Canandaigua on St Rt 96 in the Town of Waterloo for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation (E Felony) and Speed over State Highway Limit of 55 MPH (Traffic Violation).

The arrest stems from a traffic stop that was conducted on State Route 96 in the Town of Waterloo. Deputies found that the driver, Daniel Studley was driving on a revoked license with over 10 suspensions. Studley was arraigned in the Town of Waterloo court and was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lue of $200 cash or $400 secure bond. Studley is to reappear in Court on January 27th, 2017.       

 


Drug Possession/Sale Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports,  on 01/19/17 at approximately 3:00PM, the Narcotics Unit along with the Waterloo Police Department arrested Florencio Alicea, age 32, of Pultney St. Geneva, NY.  It is alleged that members of the Narcotics Unit observed Alicea with a person whom there was a valid class "A" stay away order of protection.  The Narcotics Unit advised the Waterloo Police Department and an investigation began.  While law enforcement members were speaking with Alicea, he was found to be in possession of multiple baggies of heroin.  Further investigation revealed that Alicea was also in possession of quantities of Xanax and Suboxone.  The Narcotics Unit also charged Alicea with selling a baggie of heroin just prior to his arrest.  Alicea was charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd, and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd. 

Alicea was arraigned at the town of Fayette Court where he was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $500/$1000 for the CPCS 7th charges and $2000/$4000 for the drug sale.  He is scheduled to re-appear on 01/24/17 at 5:00PM.


Project Lifesaver

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the community that the Project Lifesaver program is available free of cost to any Seneca County resident that is in need of the program.  Project Lifesaver is a tool used by Sheriff’s Deputies to locate a lost or missing person in the event that they are unable to be found by family or caregivers.  The program is available to anyone that resides in Seneca County and suffers from a cognitive disorder that makes them prone to wandering.

If you would like to enroll in the program, please contact Investigator Melinda Marquart at (315) 220-3444 or Lieutenant Tim Thompson at (315) 220-3449.

For more information, feel free to visit the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office website at http://sheriff.co.seneca.ny.us or the Project Lifesaver website at http://www.projectlifesaver.org. 


Promoting prison contraband arrest

On 01/13/17 at 7:15 pm,  Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Samuel L. Daniels, age 43, of 49 Bridge St. Seneca Falls for promoting prison contraband and unlawful possession of marijuana.Officers found Daniels with marijuana hidden in his socks while he was incarcerated in the Seneca County jail. Daniels was issued appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Romulus Court on february 17, 2017 to answer to the charges.


Grand Larceny Arrest

01/13/17, 3:30 pm: Seneca County Sheriff Deputies arrested Brian E. Wise, age 49, of 181 Falls St. Seneca Falls, N.Y. for grand larceny in the 4th degree. The charge stems from an incident in which Wise took payment of $2450.00 for a job from a resident of the Town of Waterloo in August 2016. Wise never did the work promised. Wise was arraigned in the Town of Waterloo Court and remanded to the Seneca County Jail with out bail.  He is to re-appear in court on January 18, 2017 to answer to the charge.   

Pistol Permit Recertification

PISTOL PERMIT RECERTIFICATION

 

Dear Pistol Permit Holders,

 

            Recent changes to the New York State firearms laws require pistol/revolver

license holders to recertify their status every five years. Failure to recertify within the deadline provided below will result in the revocation of your pistol/revolver license. As part of the recertification process, you, as a pistol/revolver license holder, are required to confirm certain information such as your name, the current address of your residence, your date of birth, and a list of all pistols and revolvers you currently possess, including the associated make, model, caliber, and serial number(s). You will need to have a New York State Driver License or Non-Driver Identification Card in order to complete the recertification process.

How to Recertify

 

            You can recertify your pistol/revolver license electronically by visiting, https://firearms.troopers.ny.gov/pprecert/ and following the instructions on that web page. You can also recertify through the U.S. Mail by filling out a paper form (available at https://troopers.ny.gov/Firearms/ or any New York Police location) and then mailing the completed form to New York State Police, Pistol Permit Bureau, Building 22, 1220 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12226-2252.

When to Recertify

            The deadline to recertify is based on the date that you were originally issued your pistol/revolver license.

  • If your license was issued before January 15,2013, the deadline to submit your recertification is before January 31,2018

  • If your license was issued on or after January 15,2013, the deadline to recertify is five years after the date the license was issued.

If you have any questions, answers may be obtained by calling 1-855-lawguns (1-855-529-4867) or your local Sheriff’s Office.


The Travel Advisory has been lifted for Seneca County as of this date and time.

 

Sheriff Luce 


Travel Advisory

Sheriff Timothy Luce is issuing a travel advisory for Seneca County. It is recommended that citizens do not engage in unnecessary travel. Roads in Seneca County are open but are freezing and slippery in areas. citizens are advised to drive slowly and allow extra time when traveling. Deputies are continuing to monitor the roadways and check for stranded motorists off the road or in the ditch.

AUO 2ND

Seneca County Sheriff's reports, On January 7th, 2017 at approximately 12:30 A.M., Sheriff's Deputies arrested Rushdan K. Powell age 26, of 1731 Flower City Parkway Rochester for aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree following a traffic stop on State Route 96 in the Town of Covert.

Deputies report Powell was also charged with following too closely, and was found to have a suspended license. Powell was arraigned in the Town of Covert court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1500 cash bail or $3000 bond.Powell is to reappear to The Town of Covert court on 01/09/2017 at 1000 hours.

 

 

 


Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Steven M Bennett, age 36 of 2155 Church St Lodi NY and Christine M Collins age 46 of 5657 State Route 89 Romulus NY on January 8, 2017 at approx. 01:00AM for one count of Criminal Trespass in the 3rd degree each. It is alleged that the parties entered a locked business in the Town of Ovid after hours and remained unlawfully ,setting off a security alarm and were located inside when deputies arrived on scene.

Both parties were released on appearance tickets and are to appear in the Town of Ovid Court on February 7th 2017 at 1000hrs to answer the charges. 


AUO 2 Arrest

01/06/2017: Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Edward W. Robinson age 26, of 2110 West Seneca St. Lodi for aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree following a traffic stop on State Route 414 in the Town of Lodi.

Robinson was also charged with uninspected motor vehicle and unlicensed operation. Robinson was released on traffic tickets and is to appear before the Town of Lodi Court on January 18th, 2017 at 10:00AM.

 

 


AUO 3 Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on January 7th, 2017 at approximately 11:18 AM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Amanda P. Brockman age 32 of 13615 Railroad Road Savannah, for aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree following a traffic stop on North Road in the Town of Seneca Falls. Brockman was also issued a traffic ticket for inadequate exhaust, and found to have a suspended license. Brockman was released on tickets and is to appear before the Village of Waterloo Court on January 18th, 2017 at 5:00 PM.

 

 


FCA Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on January 4, 2017 at approximately 3:32pm they arrested Robert J Furman, age 30, of 40 Haigh St Seneca Falls, NY on St Rt 5. Furman was arrested after a traffic stop where it was found that he had an arrest warrant out of Family Court. Furman is to appear in Court at a later date.   


Welfare Fraud Arrest

On December 27, 2016, at about 2:25pm, Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Amanda L. Cooley, age 35, of 2133 Routes 5 & 20, Apartment 21F, Seneca Falls, New York, on several charges related to welfare fraud.  Cooley was charged with:

Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony

Welfare Fraud in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony

Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, a Class E Felony

Misuse of Food Stamps, a Class A Misdemeanor

It is alleged that Cooley failed to report income to Seneca County and falsely received over five-thousand dollars in public benefits.  Cooley was arraigned in the Waterloo Town Court and released on her own recognizance.  Cooley is to reappear in the Waterloo Village Court on January 4, 2017 at 5pm. 


Criminal Obstruction of Breathing - Foricble Touching

Seneca County Sheriff Office reports on December 27th at about 12:30 PM deputies arrested a 14 year old male Town of Varick resident for Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation, Unlawful imprisonment in the second degree, Forcible touching all three are Class A Misdemeanors and Menacing in the 3rd Degree a Class B Misdemeanor. It is alleged that on December 26th at about 11:30 PM, the 14 year old applied pressure to the throat and neck area of an employee at a residential facility located in the Town of Varick while touching intimate parts of their body. The 14 year old was issued appearance tickets to appear in Seneca County Family Court at a later date.


Domestic with weapon

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on December 26, 2016, at 5pm, Deputies Arrested Paul J. McGuane Jr. age 58 of 7549 Potter Morgan Rd., Interlaken NY in the Town of Ovid, at his residence for Menacing in the Second Degree and Harassment in the Second Degree. The arrest stems from the report of a family dispute that was in progress at the residence, in which a shotgun was used to intimidate the victim.  When Deputies arrived, a female was located at the back of the home and was removed from the home through a bathroom window. McGuane was taken into custody without further incident outside of the home. McGuane was arraigned in the Town of Fayette Court and committed to the Seneca County Jail on $250 Cash Bail $500 Secured Bond. McGuane is to appear in the Town of Ovid Court on January 17 at 10am.


Garage Fire

The Seneca County Sheriffs Office reports that on December 25, 2016, at approximately 12:58pm,  Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a garage fire located at 1483 West Blaine Road in the town of Romulus. Deputies report that when they arrived the garage was fully engulfed with heavy black smoke pouring from the structure. Deputies spoke with the residents, Sally A. Tuuri,, age 74, and Raymond A. Tuuri, age 72. They stated they were the only ones home, and that nobody had been in the garage all day. The cause of the fire in unknown and is still under investigation. The garage was a total loss, estimated at $20,000.

 

Ovid Fire Department was the lead agency and was also assisted by Romulus, Varick, and Lodi Fire Departments.

South Seneca Ambulance was also on Scene. There were no injuries reported on this incident.


Driving While Intoxicated - Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on December 23, 2016, at 10pm, Deputies arrested Adolphus Nelson III age 41 of 45 Richmond Ave # 16, Buffalo New York on State Route 318 in the Town of Tyre for Felony Driving While Intoxicated, Felony Operating with 0.08 of 1% or more, Felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operator in the First Degree, and Misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree a Class A misdemeanor. The arrest stems from the report of a suspicious vehicle in the Town of Tyre, upon further investigation, Nelson is alleged to have been operating a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition and in possession of narcotics. Nelson was arraigned in the Town of Tyre Court and committed to the Seneca County Jail on $20,000 cash bail and $40,000 secured bond. Nelson is to reappear in the Town of Tyre Court on December 28, 2017 at 10am for his preliminary hearing.


Unlawfully Dealing with a Child

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 12/22/2016 at 1:36 pm Deputies arrested Donald J. Hill age 58 of 2174 E. Seneca St Ovid, NY for the charge of Unlawfully Dealing with a Child. Deputies report Hill provided alcohol to an underage person in the in the Village of Ovid back in October of this year. Hill was issued an appearance ticket and scheduled to appear at a later date and time in Ovid Town Court.


Personal Injury Accident

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports , on December 21st, 2016 at 7:00 AM, Sheriff's Deputies responded to a two car personal injury motor vehicle accident at the intersection of State Route 96A and West River Road in the Town of Fayette.

Sheriff's Deputies state that a vehicle operated by Jaime Hess age 23, of 7 West Williams Street Waterloo, was traveling west on West River Road. Hess proceeded through the intersection failing to yield the right of way to a northbound vehicle operated by Robert DePillo age 28, of 7010 County Road 132 Ovid, causing the collision.

Hess was transported by North Seneca Ambulance to Geneva General Hospital with minor injuries. DePillo was uninjured.  

The Border City Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and were flat bedded from the scene.

 Deputies reportHess was issued a traffic ticket for fail to yield the right of way, and will appear in the Town of Fayette Court at a later date to answer the charge.

 

 


PIMVA

Seneca County Sheriffs Office reports, on December 20th, 2016 at approximately 8:08 am, Sheriffs Deputies responded to State Route 96 in the Town of Covert for the one car rollover accident.

Sheriffs Deputies report that a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am operated by Sierra Coney, age 18 of 2166 East Seneca Street, Ovid NY, was traveling south on State Route 96, when the vehicle veered off the west shoulder of the roadway. Coney attempted to gain control of the vehicle when it spun across the roadway, striking the east side ditch, where the vehicle then rolled over onto its roof in a field.

Coney and her passenger, Adam C. Miller, age 22 of Ovid, were treated at the scene by Trumansburg Ambulance, and released. Sheriffs Deputies state that sun glare was a factor in the cause of the accident. No tickets were issued. Sheriffs Deputies were assisted on scene by the Interlaken Fire Department.


Drug arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on December 19th, 2016 at approximately 1:50PM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested a passenger ; Yamilex Almonte age 21 of 2690 Webb Ave. Bronx, NY for unlawful possession of marijuana. Sheriff's deputies initiated a traffic stop on Ovid Street in the Town of Seneca Falls on a vehicle that was traveling 67 MPH in a 30 MPH zone. Once the vehicle was stopped, Sheriff's Deputies located a quantity of marijuana on Almonte. Almonte was released on an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Town of Seneca Falls Court at a later date. The driver of the vehicle, Jahleel Cordero age 27 also of the Bronx was issued a traffic ticket for speed in zone and is also to appear at the Seneca Falls Court at a later date.


FATAL MVA

  The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on Sat 12-17-16 at about noon, Sheriff's Deputies investigated a two car Fatal MVA that occurred on Rt 89 in the Town of Covert.  Deputies report that Marie L Perez age 41 of 5854 Rt 96 Romulus was northbound on Rt 89, when she apparently lost control rounding a curve, and her 2001 Ford Focus skidded across the road- and into the path of a southbound vehicle- a 2013 Chevrolet silverado pickup truck driven by Jonathan C Cupp age 44 of 6799 Elm Beach Romulus. The passengers side of the Perez vehicle was struck by the front of the Cupp vehicle.  Deputies report Perez was pronounced dead at the scene by Seneca County Coroner Deb Kelley. Perez's children- who were rear seat passengers : Jasmine I Uresti age 6 and Elaina ML Carlsen age 5 months (both same address )were in child restraints and survived the crash. Jasmine Uresti was treated at the scene and transported by Trumansburg Ambulance to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse where she is being treated for head and arm injuries. Elaina Carlsen was transported by South Seneca Ambulance to Upstate where she is being checked over. Jonathan Cupp was transported by Bangs Ambulance to Upstate ,where he is being checked over, his son Braeden Cupp age 13 (same address) , the front seat passenger in the truck , was transported by Bangs Amblance to Upstate where he is being treated for contusions and abrasions. The rear seat passenger in the truck- Gage Halsey age 13 of 1395 Prospect St Willard was also transported by Bangs Ambulance to Upstate , where he is being treated for a head laceration.  Deputies report the Ford Focus was demolished and the Silverado also sustained heavy damage and both were towed from the scene. Deputies were assisted at the scene by Trumansburg Fire and the NYSP, and the road was closed for nearly 4 hours while the Sheriff's Office accident reconstruction unit investigated the accident and the scene was cleaned up.  Deputies report the investigation is continuing.

PI MVA

On  12/17/2016  at approx 10:30 Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to one car personal injury crash that occurred on State Rt. 96A in the Town of Romulus.  Upon investigating the incident Deputies learned that Kelsey Muzzy age 20 of Parish Rd in the Town of Ovid , was northbound when she lost control of her vehicle, on the slushy road and went off the west side of the road colliding with a concrete culvert pipe.  Deputies report the car was demolished and towed from the scene and Muzzy complained of knee pain and a headache and was transported to Geneva General hospital for treatment by  South Seneca Ambulance.


DWI Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on Dec 12th at 6:10pm, Sheriff's Deputies arrested 60 year old David E. Coleman of 588 Steele Road in Waterloo for DWI following an investigation into a Property Damage motor vehicle crash that occured on Yarnell Road in the Town of Romulus. An investigation at the scene showed that Coleman was operating northbound on Yarnell Road when he lost control of his vehicle and striking a ditch/driveway. Coleman was arrested and charged with Driving while intoxicated with a BAC of .08% or greater and Speed not reasonable for road conditions. He was released on UTT's and is to appear in the Town of Romulus Court on January 6th 2017 at 10:00AM to answer the charges.

Larceny Arrest

On December 7, 2016, at about 7:53am, Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested David G. Brownell, age 53, of 907 Waterloo/Geneva Road, Lot 15, Waterloo, New York, on two counts of Petit Larceny, Class A Misdemeanors, and one count of Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree, a Class E Felony.  The charges stem from an investigation into Brownell allegedly stealing numerous items from two residences in the Town of Fayette and Town of Varick.  It is further alleged that Brownell stole building materials and damaged them.  Brownell was issued appearance tickets to appear in the Town of Fayette Court on January 18, 2017 at 7pm and the Town of Varick Court on February 1, 2017 at 7pm.  Following the arrest, Brownell was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility without bail due to a Violation of Parole.

Endangering Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, the Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit arrested Elizabeth M. Snyder, age 28, and Nancy A. Snyder, age 55, currently residing at 989 Waterloo-Geneva Rd. room 24.  Both Nancy and Elizabeth were charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  The arrest stems from a joint investigation between members of Seneca County Child Protective Services and the Narcotics Unit.  It is alleged that both Nancy and Elizabeth failed to provide prescribed medication to a child less than 17 years old.  They were released on appearance tickets and are scheduled to appear at the Village of Waterloo Court on 01/04/17 at 5:00PM.

Bench Warrant

On 12/05/16 the Seneca County Sheriff's Narcotic Unit assisted by the Road patrol arrested Joshua M Griswold, 20, of Ovid on a bench warrant issued out of the Town of Ovid for failure to pay fine. Griswold was arragined in the Town Of Covert  Court and commited to the Seneca County Jail on $250 cash bail. 

Arrest Warrant

On 12/02/16 at approximately 0904hrs Seneca County Narcotics Unit arrest Kyle E Tohafjian, 21, of Waterloo on an arrest warrant issued out of Wayne County. The arrest stem from a traffic stop where the narcotics unit assisted Waterloo Police Department and Tohafijan was a passenger of the vehicle. Tohafijian was turned over to Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

Ciminal possesion of marihuana arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s office reports that on November 28th, 2016 at 5:00 PM, Seneca County Deputies arrested Marty Dunn, age 45, of 89 Mill St , Clyde, on St Wood Marsh Road in the Town of Tyre.  He was charged with Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the fourth degree (A Misdemeanor).  The arrest stemmed from a complaint , upon Deputies making contact with Dunn they found a quantity of marihuana in his vehicle. Dunn is to appear before the Town of Tyre Court on December 14th to answer the charges


PI Accident

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on November 18th, 2016 at approximately 4:22 PM, Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one car personal injury motor vehicle accident on Seybolt Rd in the Town of Fayette. Sheriff's Deputies state that the driver, Robin A. Buck, age 58 of 2994 Padlick PL, Seneca Falls NY was operating a 2014 Jeep Patriot eastound on Martin Rd.  when she blacked out and lost control of the vehicle, The vehicle went off of the East side of the intersection of Martin Rd. and Seybolt Rd. and into a field.Buck was transported to Geneva General Hospital by North Seneca Ambulance with non life threatening injuries. Canoga Fire assisted at the scene. The vehicle did not sustain any damage.

 

                                                                               

                                                                                


DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 11/18/2016 at 09:24am  Deputies arrested Richard J. White age 69 of 29 Alden Ave Auburn, NY for the charge of DWI and DWI with a BAC greater than .08. Deputies report White was operating a vehicle on State Rt 318 in the Town of Junius. Deputies stopped White for speeding and then found him to be intoxicated. Deputies report that   White was released on tickets is to appear in  Junius Town court at a later date .


Warrant arrest

 

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on November 4, 2016 at approximately 9:26 pm they arrested Terrance J Freeman, age 28, of 97 Williams St Lyons, NY in the Town of Junius. Freeman was arrested on a Family Court warrant and is being held at the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $500/$1000 Bond. Freeman is to appear in Court at a later date.   


Grand larceny arrest

On 11/04/16 at 5:00 pm the Seneca County Sheriff Investigators arrested Nathan J. Otero age 21 of 177 Exchange St. Geneva for grand larceny in the fourth degree and falsifying business records in the first degree.  The charges stem from an investigation into multiple incidents while Otero was employed at a Town of Waterloo business.  During the month of October, Otero would ring up a customer and then void the transaction and steal the money.  The total value stolen was $1502.29.  Otero was arraigned in the Town of Waterloo Court and remanded to the Seneca County Jail in lieu of $1500 cash or $3000 bail bond.  He is to re-appear in court on November 8th, 2016 to answer to the charges.  

CPCS 7th and AUO

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on 11/03/16 The Seneca County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit assisted by Waterloo Police Department arrested Curtis E Limner, 37, of Ovid for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 2nd.  Sheriff's investigators found Limner driving with a revoked license and upon further investigation found Limner to be in possession of a quantity of Heroin while in the Village of Waterloo. Limner was arraigned in the Town Of Tyre court and was committed to the Seneca County Jail on $500 cash $1000 secure bond. Limner is to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on 11/16/16 at 1700hrs to answer to the charges.


Poss stolen prop/Pursuit

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on the 3rd day of November, Deputies arrested Darriann E. Goston age 27, of 1904 Niagara St. Buffalo New York for Obstructing Governmental Administration, Possession of Burglar's tools, Possession of Stolen property in the 5th degree and Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer in a motor vehicle in the 3rd degree.

Dashawna A. Johnson age 23, of 79 Windwood CTS C Buffalo New York was arrested for Possession of Burglar's Tools and Unlawful possession of stolen property.

The arrests stem from a Larceny complaint in the Town of Junius. When Deputies located the vehicle, they initiated a traffic stop in which the driver, Goston, ended up fleeing the scene in the vehicle with Johnson in the passenger seat. The chase traveled West on State Route 318, South on State Route 414 and East on State Route 5 & 20 before being called off  by Deputies due to the high rate of speeds entering the Village of Waterloo. The vehicle was later located pulled off of Rt 5 into a long private driveway . A perimeter was then set up in the 700 block of Waterloo Geneva Road with the help from New York State Police and Waterloo Police Department. With the assistance from the New York State Police K9 Unit the two individuals were located and arrested. Goston and Johnson were arraigned in the Waterloo Town Court. Goston was remanded to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $2000 Cash Bail $4000 Bond along with numerous Uniform Traffic Tickets. Johnson was committed on $1000 Cash Bail $2000 Bond. They are both to appear in the Town of Waterloo Court on November 18 at 9:30am.



Personal Injury MVA

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on November 3rd, 2016 at approximately 6:40AM, Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one car personal injury motor vehicle accident on State Route 89 in the Town of Covert. Sheriff's Deputies state that the driver, Thomas Lee Harvard, age 66 of Ithaca, NY was operating a 2014 Jeep Patriot northbound on State Route 89. Harvard lost control of the vehicle on wet roadways and struck a ditch causing the vehicle to roll over. Harvard was transported to Cayuga Medical Center with non life threatening injuries. Harvard was issued traffic tickets for unsafe tire and failure to maintain lane. Trumansburg Fire and Ambulance assisted at the scene. The vehicle was towed from the scene with heavy damage.

 

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Assault 2nd arrest

On 11/01/16 at 4:00 pm, Seneca County Investigators arrested Michael J. Thorp age 26 of 8061 South Dayton, NY for assault in the second degree.  The charge stems from an incident that occured at a business in the Town of Ovid in which Thorp punched another male in the face.  The injured male was taken to Cayuga Medical Center by private transportation where he was treated for facial injuries.  Thorp was arraigned in the Town of Fayette court where he was remanded to the Seneca County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail.  Thorp is to re-appear in the Town of Ovid Court on Novmeber 15, 2016 to answer to the charge. 

Narcotics Arrest

On October 28, 2016, at about 10:40am, the Seneca County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit arrested Tammy S. Whitfield, age 45, of 2 Fall Street, Apartment 5, Seneca Falls, New York, on charges of 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.  The charges stem from an investigation into Whitfield selling crack cocaine in the Town of Seneca Falls.  Whitfield was arraigned in the Fayette Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on no bail.  Whitfield is to reappear in the Fayette Town Court on November 1, 2016 at 1pm.  The Seneca Falls Police Department assisted in the investigation. 


Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd

On 10/27/16 at approximately 1856hrs deputies arrested Neil G Coffran for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd. The arrest stem from a complaint where deputies responded to 1607 State Route 414 for a Semi tractor Trailer on fire. Upon arrival deputies discovered that the driver- Coffran had been driving on a suspended license due to Insurance not in effect. Coffran was released on a traffic ticket and is to appear in the Town Of Tyre Court on 11/22/2016 at 1700hrs.

PI / Fatal MVA

 

 

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on October 26th, 2016 at 5:00pm, Seneca County Deputies responded to tractor trailer/car motor vehicle accident on West River Road just west of Knauss Road, in the Town of Fayette .  Sheriff's Deputies report that a 1994 GMC Tractor trailer Operated by Fredrick Jensen, age 72, of 1073 Marshall Rd, Waterloo, was pulling out of a bean field on the north side of the road heading East when a 2009 Dodge Caliber heading West operated by Floyd Jones, age 87, of 40 Green St, Seneca Falls struck the rear wheels of Jensens trailer. The front driver’s side of the Dodge collided with the tractor trailer’s rear tire and axle and came to rest facing south east on the north side of the road. The front passenger of the Dodge ; Catherine Olmstead age 55 of  144 Fall St Apt #2  Seneca Falls, was not wearing a seatbelt, and was killed on impact, and pronounced dead on the scene by Seneca County Coroner Deb Kelley.  Mr. Jones was flown by Life Net to Strong Hospital for face and head injuries. The rear passenger of the Dodge, Samuel Santiago, age 33, of 144 Fall St  apt #4 Seneca Falls , was taken by North Seneca ambulance to Strong Hospital for a hip injury.  The driver of the Tractor trailer was uninjured. The Seneca County’s Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the New York State Police, North Seneca Ambulance, Life Net and Border City Fi and  Waterloo  Fire Departments.  Deputies report the investigation is continuing.  


Criminal Contempt 2nd Arrest

On 10/21/2016 SenecaCounty Sheriff's Office charged Jose L. Hernandez, age 45, an inmate at the Seneca County Correctional Facility with two counts of Criminal Contempt in the second degree. The charges stem from an investigation into allegations that Hernandez made two seperate phone calls from the facility to a 33 year old female victim in violation of a Class "A" order of protection. The order of protection was issued by the Justice Court of the Town of Seneca Falls in August of 2016 ordering Hernandez to have no contact with the victim. Hernandez was issued an appearance ticket for the charges and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Romulus Court at a later date. 

 

 

 

 

 


PI car /TT accident

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 10/19/16 at approx 8:30pm Sheriff's  Deputies responded to 1536 yellow tavern road for a PI accident. Deputies report that a tractor trailer driven by Bruce Maybury, 50 of 1640 Aunkst Rd Waterloo was attempting to back off the road when another vehicle was westbound on Yellow Tavern Rd driven by Ronald Swinehart, 58 of 949 Larsen Rd Geneva collided with the tractor trailer. Deputies state that Swineharts Mustang passed underneath the trailer - shearing off the roof of the Mustang, which came to rest just off the road . Ronald Swinehart was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital by LifeNet air ambulance , where he is in critical condition.  The passenger of Ronald’s vehicle (daughter)  Hannah Swinehart, 17  also of 949 Larsen Rd Geneva sustained injuries to her head and chest and was transport to Strong Memorial hospital by South Seneca Ambulance, where she was treated and released.  Waterloo Fire extricated both Swineharts and remained on the scene assiting Deputies for nearly 3 hours while the road was closed for the investigation.  Deputies were also assisted by the Ontario County Sheriff's Office DOT unit . Deputies state  the accident is still under investigation.  


Aggravated unlicensed Operation 3rd

On 10/18/16 Seneca County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joshua D. Norcott, 29 of Waterloo for Aggravated unlicensed Operation 3rd. The arrest stems from a dispute that happened at a local business in the Town of Waterloo. While on the scene deputies learned that Norcott had driven there on a suspended license. Norcott was issued a UTT and released. He is to appear in the Town Of Fayette Court on 11/16/16 at 1700hrs to answer to the charge.


Personal Injury Accident


The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Thursday October 6th at about 7:51pm Sheriff;s Deputies responded to a Personal Injury Accident at 1004 West River road in the Town of Waterloo.

Deputies report that Marcus T Kellar,28 of Geneva was westbound on West River road when his vehicle left the road and stuck a culvert and flipped multiple times.

Kellar was treated at the scene by North Seneca Ambulance and airlifted to Strong memorial hospital. Deputies were assisted by Waterloo police department and Waterloo Fire department. Accident is still under investigation.  



Warrant Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on October 10th, 2016 at about 7:45pm Deputies arrested Shane R Luffman, age 28, of 127 Tuller Rd Syracuse, NY on a Bench Warrant. This arrest stems from Luffman failing to appear at his last court day in September 10, 2015 for the original charges of Criminal Possession of stolen property in the 5th degree and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 3rd degree. Luffman was committed to the Seneca County Jail on $500 cash/ $1000 bond. Luffman is to appear in the Town of Waterloo on October 28th to answer the charges.   



DWI Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on October 9th at 3:15 AM Sheriff's Deputies arrested 18 year old Nicholas T. Thurston of 6011 Mount Road in Trumansburg for DWI. The arrest stems from an investigation on State Route 96 in the Town of Covert after Deputies stopped to check on a vehicle that was pulled over on the side of the road. Following further investigation, Thurston was found to be intoxicated. He was charged with DWI, Operating a motor vehicle with .08%bac or greater, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, unlicensed operator and operating out of class. He was released on utt's and is to appear in the Town of Covert Court on the 7th of November at 10:00am.

Weflare Fraud Arrest

On October 5, 2016, at about 1:10pm, Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Lois J. Stearns, age 60, of 7241 Ann Street, Ovid, New York, on several charges stemming from welfare fraud. Stearns was charged with: Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree (two counts), Welfare Fraud in the Third Degree, and Misuse of Food Stamps, all Class D Felonies.  It is alleged that Stearns failed to disclose income to Seneca County Division of Human Services and unlawfully received public benefits.  Stearns was arraigned in the Tyre Town Court and released on her own recognizance.  Stearns is to reappear in the Waterloo Village Court on November 2, 2016 at 5pm.

Promoting Prison Contraband Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 09/26/2016 at approximately 3PM, the Narcotics Unit arrested John J. Pisano, age 29, no permanent address, on a charge of Promoting Prison Contraband 2nd.  The arrest stems from an incident in the jail where Pisano created an item to look like a prescription pill in an effort to attempt to obtain prescription medication. Investigators report that the item was discovered by a alert Corrections Officer.   Pisano was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Romulus Court on 10/21/2016 at 10:00AM.

 

 


Drug Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 09/14/2016 at approximately 5:30PM Deputies arrested the following after a traffic stop in the Town of Waterloo:

Kali Montes, age 20, of 105 1/2 Main St. Waterloo, NY.  Montes was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th (heroin) and Aggravated Unlicensed Operator 2nd.

Joshua Morgan, age 21, of 105 1/2 Main St. Waterloo, NY.  Morgan was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operator 2nd.

Kyle Tohafijan, age 21, of 41 Church St. Waterloo, NY.  Tohafijan was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th (Buprenorphine AKA Suboxone). 

While on patrol, Deputies observed Morgan operating a motor vehicle on Border City Rd. Deputies had prior knowledge that Morgans privilege to operate a motor vehicle was suspended and revoked.  As Deputies turned on said vehicle in an attempt to make a traffic stop, Morgan and the rear passenger, Montes, switched seats.  Upon further investigation, Deputies located a quantity of heroin with in the vehicle and Suboxone.

Morgan and Montes were released on appearance tickets.  Tohafijan was arraigned at the Village of Waterloo Court where he was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $1,000.  All parties are scheduled to re appear on 10/14/2016 at the Town of Waterloo Court. 


Family Court Warrant

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 09/12/16 at 7:15pm Deputies arrested Shawn M Ross, 37 of Syracuse on a Family Court Warrant issued out of the Seneca County Family Court. Ross was arragined at the Town of Tyre Court and commited to the Seneca County Jail on $2000 cash $4000 Secure bond. Ross is to appear at the Seneca County Family Court on 09/13/16 at 10am.

Bench Warrant

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 09/12/16 at 4:18pm deputies arrested Joshua A Morgan, 21 of Waterloo for a bench warrant for failure to pay fine issued out of the Town Of Romulus Court. Morgan was arraigned in the Town of Fayette Court and RORed. Morgan is to reappear in the Town Of Romulus Court on 9/23/16 at 10am to answer to the charge. Deputies were assisted by the Waterloo Police Department.

Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 09/09/2016 at approximately 4PM, Deputies arrested La'Andrea Owens  age 22 of Buffalo, NY on arrest warrant issued out of the Junius Town Court.  Ownes was charged with Failure to Appear on the original charges of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th and Possession of Burglars Tools.  Owens was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $2,000/$4,000.  Owens is scheduled to appear at the Fayette Town Court on 09/15/2016 for a felony hearing.

 

 


Petit larceny

On 09/06/16 Seneca County Sheriff’s Office arrested Bryon L. Neal Jr. age 16 of 83 Rauber St Rochester NY for Petit Larceny.  Deputies report that Neal took property from a Town of Junius business. Neal was arraigned in the Town Of Junius Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional facility on $250cash $500 bond. Neal is to reappear in the Town of Junius Court on 9/15/16 at 7pm to answer to the charge.  


Domestic Dispute Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 09/04/2016, at approximately 3PM, Deputies responded to 4105 E. Lake Rd. for the report of a domestic dispute.  Upon arrival, Deputies located a female with a bloody nose and scrapes to her arms and legs. Upon further investigation, Deputies arrested Duane E. Kirby, age 45, of the above address.  It is alleged that Kirby pushed the female to the ground causing the injuries.  It is further alleged that Kirby urinated on the females driver seat multiple times during the dispute.  Kirby was charged with Harrassment 2nd and Criminal Tampering 3rd.  Kirby was arraigned at the Town of Fayette Court where he was committed to the custody of the sheriff in lieu of $1500 bail.  A class "A" order of protection was issued on behalf of the victim.  Kirby is due back in court on 09/07/2016 at 7:00PM

Warrant Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 08/27/2016 at approximately 9:45PM Deputies arrested Daniel Tiaskkun of 37 Porter St. Seneca Falls, NY. The arrest stems from a Bench Warrant issued out of Seneca County Superior Court for Failure to Appear.  Tiasskkun was brought to the Seneca County Jail and will be awaiting further court action.

 


DWI

On 08/18/16 at 06:18pm, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office  arrested Derik Smith, age 38, of 5341 Bassett RD, Burdett  for Driving while intoxicated and aggravated DWI-blood alcohol content.18 or higher. Deputies report they located Smith and his vehicle at a business in the Town of Romulus following a traffic complaint of erratic driving . Smith was arraigned in the Town of Romulus Court and RORed. Smith is to reappear in the Town of Romulus Court on 8/26/16 at 10:00am to answer to the charges.


Family Court Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 08/15/2016 at approximately 7:30PM Deputies arrested Destiny R. Haust, age 32, of Main St. Canandaigua, NY.  The arrest stems from an arrest warrant issued out of Seneca County Family Court for a violation of the Family Court Act.  Haust was arraigned at the Town of Waterloo Court where she was RDR'd.

 

 


Bench Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 08/11/2016 at approximately 8:30PM Deputies arrested Danielle L. Bell, age 27, of 3994 SR 414, Burdett, NY.  The arrest stems from a Bench Warrant issued out of the Lodi Town Court for Failure to Pay Fine from an original charge of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th.  Bell was arraigned a the Town of Lodi Court where she paid her fine and was released.

 


Reckless Driving Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 08/03/2016 at approx 4:45PM Deputies arrested Matthew Easling, age 30, of 50 Charles St., Dresden, NY.  Deputies report that while they were on patrol, Easling nearly caused a head on crash with officers on Whiskey Hill Rd. in the Town of Junius.  It is alleged that Easling was passing a vehicle while on a blind curve at 80MPH in a 55MPH.  As Deputies attempted to stop Easling, he attempted to avoid officers by driving behind a residence and parking next to a barn on the property.  Easling was charged with Reckless Driving and multiple Vehicle and Traffic Law violations.  Easling was arraigned at the Town of Junius Court where he was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $1000.  Deputies were assisted at the scene by the NYSP and also their K-9 unit.

 

 


Auo 2nd and Endangering the Welfare of a Child


Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on July 8th, 2016 at around 2:35Pm Deputies arrested Erika A Santiago, 52 of Kingston NY in the Town of Junius for AUO 2nd and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. It is alleged that Santiago left a small child in a vehicle while she entered a business for a period of time. While on scene Deputies found that Kingston had been operating her vehicle with a suspended license. Santiago was arraigned in the Town Of Waterloo court and remanded to jail on 500 cash 1000 bond. She is to reappear in the Town of Junius court on 7/19/16 at 7pm to answer to the charges.


Felony DWI AUO 1st

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 06/27/2016 at approximately 5PM, Deputies arrested Sherry L. Taranto, age 52, of 5756 Sunset Court, Romulus, NY.  Taranto was charged with DWI-Felony, DWI .18% BAC or greater-Felony, and AUO 1st-Felony.  Deputies report that Taranto was involved in a Property Damage Motor Vehicle Accident on SR 96A in the Town of Waterloo. Deputies report Taranto lost control of her vehicle on the on ramp to Rt 96A from Rt 5, and struck a grass embankment., coming to rest on Rt 96A.  Taranto was uninjured in the accident.  She was arraigned at the Town of Fayette Court where she was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $10,000/$20,000 secured bond, and is to appear in the Town of Fayette Court at a later date.

 


Juvenile Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 05/27/2016 at approximately 4PM deputies charged a juvenile  with Criminal Mischief 4th.  Deputies report that a 12 year old  damaged property to a Waterloo Central School District bus during an incident  05/25/2016 while  in the Town of Junius.  The juvenile and his parents were given an appearance ticket to appear at Seneca County Probation on 06/10/2016 at 4:00PM.

 


Domestic dispute

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 05/26/2016 at approximately 7:30PM deputies responded to a domestic dispute that occurred in a vehicle on Hecker Rd. in the Town of Waterloo.  Deputies arrested Joshua NMI Clark, age 42, of 2395 Reed Rd. Waterloo, NY.  Clark was charged with three counts of Reckless Endangerment 2nd, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, and Harassment 2nd.  It is alleged that Clark was involved in a physical domestic dispute with a female who was operating a vehicle Westbound on Hecker Rd.  Clark began to punch and choke the female which caused her to lose control of the vehicle.  The vehicle left the North side of the roadway striking a fence and multiple posts.  The vehicle continued to spin out of control and re-entered the roadway crossing over in to the South shoulder.  The female was then able to gain control of the vehicle. At that time, Clark exited the car and the female drove off.  During the incident, there were young children in the back seat. None of the victims requested medical attention from the incident. Clark was arraigned at the Town of Waterloo Court where he was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $5,000/$10,000.  He is scheduled to re-appear on 06/10/2016 at 0930hrs. A class "A" Order of Protection was put in to effect on behalf of the victims. Child Protective Services were also notified of the incident.  Sheriff's Deputies report that the investigation is continuing.

 

 


Drug/Hindering Prosecution Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 05/15/2016 at approximately 6:45PM Deputies arrested Courtney B. Bower, age 18, of 4324 Rt. 414, Seneca Falls, NY and John J. Pisano, age 29, with no current address.  The arrest stems from a traffic stop on Hecker Rd. in the Town of Waterloo.  Deputies observed Pisano riding in the passenger seat of a vehicle being operated by Bower.  Deputies had knowledge that Pisano was actively being sought out of the Village of Waterloo for a felony Assault that occurred in April.  As Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, Pisano fled on foot in the area of Hecker Rd. and Brewer Rd.  Pisano fled through an open field and then a hedgerow before being caught by Deputies.  Pisano was then turned over to the Waterloo Police Department for further court action.

Bower was charged with Hindering Prosecution 3rd and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th.  It is alleged that Bower knew there was an active felony warrant for the arrest of Pisano and continued to provide him transportation.  Deputies also report that Bower possessed a quantity of heroin.

Bower was released on appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear at the Town of Waterloo Court on 06/22/2016 to answer to the charges.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by the New York State Police and Waterloo Police Department.

 

 


FC Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 05/13/2016 at approximately 4:00PM, Deputies arrested James Mosher, age 25, of Elmira, NY.  The arrest stems from Mosher failing to appear for Family Court.  A bench warrant was issued for Mosher and he was located in Horseheads and subsequently turned over to the Sheriff's office.  Mosher was arraigned at the Town of Romulus Court where he was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $2,500.  Mosher is scheduled to appear at the next available Family Court date.

 

 


Drug possession

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 05/13/2016 at approxiamtely 11:30PM Deputies arrested Kristin Carney AKA Kristin Richthammer, age 34, of 4365 Seneca Rd. Lot 43, Trumansburg, NY.  Richthammer was charged with 4 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th and one count of Unlawfully Dealing with a Child 1st.  It is alleged that Carney possessed multiple different controlled substances in her residence.  It is further alleged that Carney possessed the controlled substances while there were children staying at the residence.  Carney was arraigned at the Town of Lodi Court where she was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $1,000.  She is scheduled to appear at the Town of Covert Court on 06/06/2016 at 10:00AM.

Deputies report Child Protective Services were notified about the incident.

 

 


Domestic Dispute

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 05/08/2016 at approximately 3:30PM Deputies responded to Yellow Tavern Rd. for the report of a domestic dispute.  Deputies arrested Sonya Gussler, age 33, of 5854 Rt. 96, Romulus, NY.  Gussler was charged with Harassment 2nd and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  Gussler is accussed of punching a male in the face causing swelling and bruising while in close proximity to a small child.  Gussler was arraigned at the Town of Fayette Court where she was released on her own recognizance.  She is scheduled to re-appear on 06/01/2016 at 7PM.  A class "A" order of protection was issued on behalf of the victims. 

 

 


DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 05/07/2016 at approximately 8PM Deputies arrested Lindsay Cameron-Rayno, age 34, of 418 Woodhill, Newark, NY.  Cameron-Rayno was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Driving with a BAC of.08 % or more.  Cameron-Rayno's arrest stems from a civilian complaint of an intoxicated driver at a Town of Junius business.  Cameron-Rayno was released on appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Junius Court on 05/31/2016 at 7:00PM. 

 

 


Drug arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 05/02/2016 at approximately 4PM deputies made multiple arrests after a traffic stop on State Route 5 and 20 in the Town of Waterloo. Deputies arrested Erin Smith, age 24, and Daniel Smith, age 29, both of 43 1/2 Fall St. Seneca Falls, NY and Amanda Eaves, age 31 of 73 Madison St. Geneva, NY.  Daniel Smith was charged with AUO 3rd after a traffic stop.  Upon further investigation, it is alleged that the passengers and driver all possessed cocaine and heroin.  All three occupants were charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th.  They were then arraigned at the Town of Junius Court where they were committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $750/$1500.  They are scheduled to appear at the Town of Waterloo Court on 05/12/2016 at 12:30PM.  Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Seneca County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit and the New York State Police.

  


Domestic Dispute

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 05/01/2016 at approximately 7PM Deputies responded to 2238 Edwards Rd., Waterloo, NY for the report of a domestic dispute.  Deputies arrested Michael Tighe, age 26, of the above address and charged him with the following:

Endangering the Welfare of a Child- Class A Misdemeanor

Unlawful Imprisonment 2nd- Class A Misdemeanor

Criminal Mischief 4th- Class A Misdemeanor

Harassment 2nd- Violation.

It is alleged that Tighe was involved in an altercation while in the presence of a child.  Tighe refused to let the victims leave the residence and barricaded the door.  He also allegedly broke a picture frame and threatened physical violence towards the victims.

Tighe was arraigned at the Town of Waterloo Court where he was released on his own recognizance.  He is scheduled to appear at the Town of Waterloo Court on 05/27/2016 at 9:30AM.  A class "A" order of protection was issued on behalf of the victims.  Child Protective Services were notified of the incident.

 

 


Criminal Mischief

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 04/19/2016 at approximately 6:30PM Deputies responded to Main St. Willard for the report of a domestic dispute.  Deputies arrested Briana P. Dahl, age 21 of 145 Cottage St. Apt 1, Auburn, NY.  It is alleged that Dahl damaged property in excess of $250 during the dispute.  Dahl was charged with one count of Criminal Mischief 3rd, Class E Felony.  Dahl was released on an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear at the Town of Romulus Court on 06/03/2016 at 10:00AM.

 

 


Scheme to Defraud/Larceny Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 04/19/2016, Deputies arrested Nikolas P. Sinn, age 24, of 1400 W. River Rd. Waterloo, NY.  Sinn was charged with one count of Petit Larceny and one count of Scheme to Defraud.  It is alleged that Sinn attempted to sell items via the internet to multiple individuals that he did not own, and did not deliver.  Sinn, who is currently incarcerated at the Seneca County Jail on similar charges, was released on appearance tickets.  He is scheduled to appear at the Town of Fayette Court on 06/15/2016 at 7:00PM.  Deputies ask that if there are any more suspected victims of Sinn, to contact the Sheriff's Office at 315 539-9241 to report the crime.

 

 


Family Court Warrants

On April 18th, 2016 at approximately 11:30am, Seneca County Sheriff’s Office arrested Samuel J Eckert, age 27, of Waterloo, on two warrants issued out of Family Court.  Eckert was arraigned in the Town of Fayette Court and was RORed. He was to reappear in Family Court on April 18th at 1:30pm


Larceny

The Seneca County, Sheriff's Office reports, on 04/09/2016 at approximately 4:45PM, Deputies arrested Shyasia West, age 18, of 117 Charlotte St., Syracuse, NY.  West was charged with Petit Larceny and two counts of Possession of Burglars Tools.  It is alleged that West stole items from a Town of Junius business.  It is further alleged that West was in possession of two separate items used to facilitate the larceny.  West was released on appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear at the Town of Junius Court on 05/10/2016 at 7:00PM.  Deputies were assisted at the scene by the NYSP.

 


Drug Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 04/06/2016 at approxiamtely 4PM, Deputies stopped a vehicle on Stark St. in the Village of Waterloo.  Upon further investigation, Sheriff's  Deputies charged a passenger in the vehicle, Mariah Dann, age 21, of 8471 King St., Port Byron, NY with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th.   It is alleged that Dann possessed a quantity of Oxycodone.  Dann was released on an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear at the Village of Waterloo Court on 04/27/2016 at 5:00PM.  Deputies were assisted at the scene by the New York State Police.

 

  


AUO 3RD

On March 29, 2016 at approx.  2:15pm, in the Town of Waterloo, Sheriff Deputies arrested John H. Houghtaling age 36, of 9000 WYN CTR Rd Lyons, for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Third Degree a class A misdemeanor following a traffic stop for Speeding on State Route 96. Houghtaling was issued UTTS and is to appear in the Town of Waterloo court on 04/27/16 to answer to the charges.


UPM /DWAI Drugs

    On March 18th 2016  at approx. 9 pm Sheriff's Deputies arrested Patrick W. Walsh age 64 of 731 Irdell Rd Trumansburg for DWAI- drugs and unlawful possession of Marijuana. The arrest stems from a traffic stop on State Route 5 and 20 in the Town of Waterloo where the vehicle Walsh was operating had an insufficient tail lamp. Upon further investigation Walsh was found to be in possession of a quantity of marihuana and Sheriff's Deputies found him to be driving while his ability was impaired by drugs.   Walsh was released on appearance tickets and issued a traffic tickets. Walsh is to appear in the Town of Waterloo Court on 04/13/2016 at 1:30pm to answer to the charges.

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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