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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

Tractor Trailer Fire

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on June 16th, 2017 at approximately 9:52 AM, Sheriff's Deputies responded to State Route 414 in the Town of Tyre, for the tractor trailer fire.

When Sheriff's Deputies arrived, the truck cab was fully engulfed in flames. The truck and trailer were blocking northbound traffic on State Route 414 near the NYS Thruway entrance.

Sheriff's Deputies state the truck was driven by Steve Haygood, age 54, of Lake City, South Carolina. Haygood was traveling southbound on State Route 414 when the truck cab began filling with smoke. Haygood was able to stop the truck and escape without injury.

Magee and Junius Fire Departments responded and extinguished the fire. 

Traffic on State Route 414 in the Town of Tyre was backed up for nearly 90 minutes. The truck and trailer sustained significant damage and had to be towed from the scene .

Upon investigation, Deputies report the cause of the fire was determined to be electrical.  

 

 


PIMVA

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on June 13, 2017 at approximately 12:00pm Sheriff Deputies responded to a personal injury motor vehicle accident on Hecker Rd in the Town of Waterloo. Mya Willower, age 19 of 9 Center St Waterloo, was operating a 2012 Hyundai Elantra eastbound on Hecker Rd when she lost control of the vehicle and exited the roadway resulting in the vehicle to overturn.  The vehicle struck a utility pole guide wire and came to rest smashing a wooden outbuilding on the side of the road.  Willower was transported by North Seneca Ambulance to Geneva General , then due to the extent of her injuries, transferred to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester , where she was treated for a hand injury and neck and back injuries,  and later released .  The vehicle suffered extensive damage and was towed from the scene . Sheriff's Deputies report Willower was passing an uninvolved vehicle in a no passing zone, before loosing control and leaving the roadway.  Willower was issued UTT's for Speed not Reasonable and Prudent, and Improper Passing , and is to appear in the Town of Waterloo Court at a later date . Also assisting at the scene was the Waterloo Police Dept and the Waterloo Fire Dept.

 

 


Warrant - Harassment 2nd

   The Seneca County Sheriff's Office Reoprts that on June 11th 2017 at about 4:00 PM, Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Franklin Bell, age 67, of 8342 Main St in the Village of Interlaken.  Bell was taken into custody for an arrest warrant that stemmed from a Harassment Second Charge.  Bell was arraigned in the Town of Lodi Court and Released on his own recognizance.

Bell is to appear at the Town of Covert Court on July 17th at 10:00 AM to answer the charges.

 


Arrest

On June 11, 2017, at about 2:00pm, Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Taylor C. Jinks, age 25, of 435 Grace Avenue, Newark, New York, on a charge of Promoting Prison Contraband in the Second Degree.  It is alleged that Jinks gave an inmate a controlled substance during visitation.  An alert Correction Officer observed the incident which led to Jinks being taken into custody.  Jinks was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Romulus Town Court on July 7, 2017 at 10am.

Falsely reporting an incident in the second degree

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 6-11-17 at about 930 AM  Sheriff's Deputies arrested Denzel L. Hampton age 17 of 4887 RTE 96A Romulus NY for Falsely Reporting an Incident In The Second Degree. Hampton was alledged to have pulled a fire alarm pull station at a commercial building in the Town of Varick. Hampton was arraigned in the Town of Covert Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility. on $1,000.00 cash bail or $2,000.00 secured bond. Hampton is to reappear on 06-15-17 at 3:00 pm for a felony hearing.

                                                                     

                                                                      


warrant arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 06-09-17  Sheriff Deputies arrested Jennifer R. Jones age 36 of 20 Inslee St.apt #1 Waterloo NY on bench warrant for Violation Of Probation. Jones was arraigned in the Town Of Seneca Falls Court and was released on her own recognizance. Jones is to reappear in the Town Of Seneca Falls Court on 06-15-17 at 10:00 am to answer to the charge.

 

                                                                              

                                                                              


DI Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on June 7, 2017 at approximately 1:00pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Tifini R Mills, age 40 of 382 Dunham Rd Waterloo, on the charges of Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation, Criminal Mischief 4th degree and Harassment 2nd degree.  The charges stem from a domestic incident where Mills engaged in a physical altercation with a female victim.  It is also alleged that Mills damaged property belonging to the victim. Deputies report Mills  is scheduled to appear at the Waterloo Town Court on June 9, 2017 to answer the charges.

 

 


domestic arrest menacing/crim mis

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on June 3, 2017 at approximately 9:55pm  Sheriff's Deputies arrested Shawn C Lurcock age 41 of 1600 West Blaine Road Romulus, NY. Lurcock was arrested for two counts of menacing in the second degree, criminal mischief in the fourth degree, harassment 2nd a violation and Unlawful possession of marihuana, a violation.

This arrested stems after a domestic incident where it is alleged that Lurcock threatened a female with a gardening spade as well as a can of kerosene. Also during the altercation it is alleged that Lurcock slapped the female across the face and then hit her vehicle , causing damage. While Deputies arrested Lurcock suspected marihuana was also found.

Lurcock was arraigned in the Town of Romulus and remanded to the Seneca county jail in lieu of 

$ 500 cash or $1000 secure bond. Lurcock is to appear before the Town of Romulus Court on June 23rd at 1030am to answer the charges. 


Burglary Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on June 1st, 2017 Investigators arrested Nicholas K. Budd, age 32, with no permanent address, and charged him with Burglary 2nd, Class C Felony, and Petit Larceny, Class A Misdemeanor.  It is alleged that on May 22nd, 2017, at approximately 2:30AM, Budd entered a residence in the Town of Lodi and stole property that did not belong to him.  Budd was arraigned at the Town of Covert Court where he was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $5,000 cash, $10,000 secured bond.

DWI/ AGG DWI

 The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of Timothy Carroll age 25 of 1892 Seneca St Romulus for DWI on 5/29 at about 1:55 AM  . The charges stem from a traffic stop on Rt 96 in Romulus where Deputies on patrol observed an erractic driver and then saw the vehicle make an improper turn into a muddy laneway.  Upon further investigation Carroll was found to be intoxicated. Deputies charged  Carroll  with aggravated DWI, DWI and improper left turn. He was issued UTT's and is to appear in the Town of Romulus Court on 06-23-2017 at 10:00am to answer  the charges.


Fatal MVA

  The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on June 1 at approx 150 AM Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one vehicle fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred on Rt 96 and Schier Road in the Town of Covert. Deputies report that Kevin P Lockwood age 32 of 1637 Trumansburg Rd Ithaca NY was northbound on Rt 96 when his 2016 Harley Davidson failed to negotiate a curve and left the road striking a road sign and some trees before coming to rest in the yard of a residence. Deputies were assisted at the scene by Trumansburg Fire and Ambulance , Interlaken Fire and Ovid Fire Departments. Lockwood was pronounced dead at the scene by Seneca County Coroner Paul McPherson. Deputies report the investigation is continuing.     

Arrest Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on May 28, 2017 at approximately 2:30pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Wayne A DeMay, age 46 of 214 E Union St Newark, on an Arrest Warrant for Violation of Probation.  DeMay was arraigned at the Varick Town Court where he was ROR'd.  Demay is to return to the Varick Town Court on May 31, 2017. 

Narcotics Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on May 23rd,  2017 at approximately 10:30AM, the Narcotics Unit arrested Joshua E. Dyson, of Ovid St., Seneca Falls, New York.  Dyson was charged with one count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony and one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony.  It is alleged that on May 3rd, 2017 Dyson sold a quantity of “crack” cocaine to an undercover police officer in the Town of Seneca Falls.  Dyson was arraigned at the Town of Waterloo Court where he was released on his own recognizance, but remanded back to the Ontario County Jail where he is being held on similar charges.  The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by members of the Wayne and Ontario County Sheriff’s Offices, Geneva and Seneca Falls Police Departments.


Petit Larceny

The Seneca County Sheriff's Department reports that on May 20th at approximately 5:30am, Deputies responded to a Town of Tyre business for the report of a larceny. Sheriff's Deputies report that Jim Hightower age 49 of 34 Forester Street in Rochester stole $50 from another customer while at the business. After further investigation Hightower was arrested for Petit Larceny and was released on an appearance ticket and is due in the T/Tyre court on a later date to answer the charges.

Child Sexual Abuse

May 18, 2017, 7:00 pm: Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Lloyd K. Morlang, age 60, of 350 Waterloo/Geneva Road, Apartment 12, Waterloo, New York, on charges related to the sexual abuse of a female child less than 15 years old. Morlang was charged with:

Rape in the Second Degree (two counts), Class D Felonies

Criminal Sexual Act in the Second Degree (two counts), Class D Felonies

Disseminating Indecent Material to Minors in the First Degree, a Class D Felony 

Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a Class A Misdemeanor

It is alleged that Morlang subjected the victim to sexual intercourse and oral sexual conduct. It is also alleged that Morlang disseminated pictures and text messages of a sexual nature to the victim between July of 2016 and April of 2017. 

Morlang was arraigned in the Waterloo Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on no bail. Morlang is to reappear in the Waterloo Town Court at a later date. 

Sheriff's Investigators worked closely with Seneca County Child Protective Services, New York State Division of Parole, and the Child Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes. 

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be forthcoming.  If anyone has any information related to this case, please contact Lieutenant Tim Thompson at (315) 220-3449. 


Petit Larceny

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 05/12/2017 at approximately 7:25 P.M., Deputies arrested Tyesha E. Hall, age 31, of 149 Champlain St. Rochester NY. Hall was charged with petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor. The arrest stems from a theft complaint at a Town of Junius business where Hall is accused of stealing merchandise. Hall was released on an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear to the Town of Junius Court on 06/13/2017 at 7:00 P.M


Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, Sheriff Deputies arrested Robert P Carroll, age 26, of 7000 1st St  Ovid  NY on May 12th 2017 at 11:30 PM for one count of Felony Criminal Mischief in the 3rd degree. The charges stem from an altercation in the Town of Romulus where it is alleged Carroll damaged property of a Town of Romulus resident in excess of $250.00. Carroll was arraigned in the Town of Romulus Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500 cash bail or $1,000 bond. Carroll is to reappear May 16th 2017 to answer the charges.


Criminal Impersonation & AUO 2nd Degree

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, Sheriff Deputies arrested Theron E Jones, age 18, of 1112 Genesse Park Blvd, Rochester NY and Petra L Sosa age 26 of 118 W Filbert St, East Rochester NY on May 12th 2017 at 05:30 AM in the Town of Tyre. Jones was charged with Criminal Impersonation in the 2nd Degree and Trespass. Sosa was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 2nd Degree. It is alleged Jones provided a fake ID to enter the premises of a Town of Tyre business and remained unlawfully while inside. Sosa was found to have operated a motor vehicle to the business while her driving privileges had been suspended in NYS. Jones was arraigned in the Town of Tyre Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $250.00 cash bail or $1,000. Sosa was arraigned in the Town of Tyre Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500.00 cash bail or $1,000  bond.  Both parties are to reappear in the Town of Tyre Court on June 20th 2017 to answer the charges.


UPM

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 5/10/2017 at 10:40am, Sheriff's Deputies charged 67 year old John G. Coleman of Albany N.Y. with unlawful possession of marihuana following a traffic stop on State Route 96 in Romulus. Deputies originally stopped Coleman for speeding in a school zone and later found him to be in possession of Marihuana. Coleman was released on appearence tickets returnable to the Town of Romulus Court on the 26th of may at 10:00am.   

DWI arrest

On 05-09-2017 at about 1:16am the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that Kyle V. Stengel , age 35 of 7 Mumford St Seneca Falls NY was arrested for DWI. The charges stem from an incident where Stengel was traveling east bound on E Bayard St in the Town of Seneca Falls at a high rate of speed. Sheriff's Deputies initiated a traffic stop and during the investigation it was determined that Stengel was intoxicated while in operation. Stengel  was charged with DWI, Speed in Zone, Fail to Keep Right, Uninspected Motor Vehicle, Operating out of Class.  Stengel was subsequently arraigned in the Town of Tyre court before Judge Mills and committed ot the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $3,000 cash or $6,000 secured bond. At this time, Stengel is to reappear in the Town of Seneca Falls court on June 9th 2017 at 9:00 am to answer for the charges.


Attempted assault 2nd arrest

on 05/08/17 at 3:00 pm, Seneca County Sheriff Investigators arrested John J. Pisano age 30 currently confined in the Seneca County Jail for attempted assault in the second degree.  The charge stems from an investigation into an incident that occurred on April 28, 2017 in which Pisano punched another inmate in the head and face numerous times, while incarcerated at the Seneca County Correctional Facility in Romulus.  Pisano was arraigned in the Town of Junius Court where he remanded back the Seneca County Jail.  Pisano is to return to the Town of Romulus Court on 05/19/17 to answer to the charge.

Monthly Snapshot

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR APRIL 2017

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT:

 

Total Calls For Service: 1313

Total Arrests: 36

 

NARCO:

 

Total new drug cases: 6

Total arrests: 11

 

CORRECTIONS:

 

Average Number of Inmates: 70

Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $39,340.92; Yearly Total: $147,948.07

 

CIVIL:

 

Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 62

Total Income Executions: 16

Total Evictions: 6

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH:

 

04/03/2017:  Deputies investigated a violent Domestic in the Town of Ovid where a woman was physically abused, choked and restrained. A 5 year old child was also involved. The suspect was located and arrested without incident.   

 

04/19/2017: The Narco Unit arrested two subjects for trafficking heroin in Seneca County. The case began with an investigation into heroin laced with fentanyl being sold in Seneca County. Subsequently one of the subjects was charged for selling fentanyl in the Town of Waterloo. 

 

04/23/2017:  Deputies discovered a subject in possession of cocaine while on a traffic stop in the Town of Ovid.

 

04/23/2017: Deputies and Investigators responded to a small plane and skydiver incident in the Town of Ovid. The plane was damaged and a skydiver from the plane was injured.    

 

04/26/2017: Investigators assisted Wayne County Sheriff’s Office with a Prostitution Sting that resulted in 6 men being charged. 

 

04/27/2017: Several of our Corrections Officers participated in a “Wheelchair Basketball Game” at the Seneca Falls Rec Center to support Seneca County veterans and their families.

 

04/29/2017: The Sheriff’s Office conducted another Drug Take Back Day.

 

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere


Traffic Charges and Warrant Arrest

5/4/2017, 1:00 pm: Seneca County Sheriff Deputies arrested Craig M Flowers Jr, age 27, of 601 Hickory St Liverpool, N.Y. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop on State Route 89, in the Town of Fayette.  Flowers was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 2nd and Unsafe Tires. It was discovered that  Flowers also had an outstanding warrant from the Town of Ovid Court for Failure to Appear on the original charge of DWI. Flowers was taken into custody and arraigned at the Town of Fayette Court. He was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $750 cash, $1500 bond on the warrant charge. Flowers is to reappear at the Ovid Town Court on May 16, 2017.  Flowers was also committed on $250 cash, $500 bond for the AUO 2nd charge.  He is to reappear for that charge on June 7, 2017 at the Fayette Town Court.

  


Narcotics Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the Narcotics Unit has completed an investigation into the illicit sales of Fentanyl in the local community.  Fentanyl is a highly addictive and dangerous synthetic opiate which is commonly sold as an alternative to heroin and has resulted in many fatal overdoses nationwide.  On April 24, 2017, at approximately 7:00PM, Sheriff’s Investigators charged Derek M. Mehlenbacher, age 24, of 4429 State Route 414, Seneca Falls, New York, with one count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony, and one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony.  It is alleged that Mehlenbacher sold a quantity of Fentanyl on April 11, 2017 in the Town of Waterloo.  Mehlenbacher was remanded back to the custody of the Sheriff after being arraigned at the Town of Junius Court.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind citizens that they can anonymously report any type of crime or drug activity by calling the Sheriff’s Office Crime/Drug Tip Hotline at 1-800-GO-TO-JAIL (1-800-468-6524).  All calls will be kept confidential.  


Aircraft incident / Skydiving injury

On April 23rd, 2017, at 12:50 PM,  Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies responded to 2562 Parish Rd Ovid NY--( Ovid Sky Diving ), for a report of an injured person. A small 1957 Cessna 182A single engine craft was reported to have had a possible mechanical problem, resulting in  a low power situation . The pilot attempted to get back to the Ovid Airport but was unable to reach it, and had to make a soft field landing, in a plowed field, just north west of the Ovid Airport. The plane traveled a short distance, apparently caught in the rough terrain and then flipped over before coming to a rest on its top. The pilot, Conner Carey, age 22, of Parish Rd., Ovid, N.Y, got out of the flipped plane on his own and walked back to the Ovid Airport. He was checked at the scene and then transported by South Seneca Ambulance  to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre PA, where he was treated and released.   Deputies also discovered that just prior to the aircraft incident, Perry Sickler 49 of 210 Day St ,Endicott NY was sky diving from the involved plane and suffered minor injuries while attempting to land on his feet after a jump. Sickler was transported by Trumansburg Ambulance  to the Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca  for treatment.The Sheriff's Office was assisted by Ovid Fire at the scene.  The Seneca County Sheriffs Office remains on scene, and will be assisting the FAA in the ongoing investigation.


CPCS 7th Degree - UPM

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, Deputies arrested Abigail C Sibley, 20, of 7000 Route 227 Trumansburg NY and Peter J Mercado, 20, of Ovid NY in the Town of Ovid following a traffic stop for speeding.  Sibley was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, after Deputies located  marihuana and cocaine. Mercado was also charged with Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. Both parties were released on an appearance tickets and are to appear in the Town of Ovid Court on June 6th 2017, to answer the charges.


Drug arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 04/21/17, the Narcotics Unit arrested Alex A. Cooper, age 19, of 3398 Potter Rd. Interlaken, NY.  Cooper was charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.  It is alleged that Cooper possessed multiple Xanax pills and marihuana, while in the Town of Ovid. Cooper was arraigned in the Town of Romulus court and ROR'd to appear in the Town of Ovid Court at a later date.  The Narcotics unit was assisted by members of the Seneca County Probation Department.

Narcotics Arrest.

04/19/2017, 8:30 pm: the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Derek M. Mehlenbacher, age 24, of 9 East Elisha Street, Waterloo, New York, and Cheyann M. Saunders, age 21, of 4421 Route 414, Seneca Falls, New York. About two weeks prior Investigators received a tip of heroin laced with the narcotic drug fentanyl being sold in Seneca County. As the investigation progressed a search warrant was obtained. Investigators and Deputies conducted a traffic stop pursuant to the search warrant on Route 96 in the Town of Waterloo.  The search of the vehicle resulted in Sheriff’s Investigators locating and seizing a large quantity of heroin that Mehlenbacher and Saunders intended to sell throughout Seneca County--seventy-three bags were seized. Also seized were fifty-one (51) Alprazolam pills possessed by Mehlenbacher intended for sale and a small quantity of marihuana. 

Mehlenbacher was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, a Class D Felony, and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a Violation.  Saunders was also charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony. 

Mehlenbacher and Saunders were both arraigned in the Junius Town Court where they were both committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility.  Mehlenbacher was remanded on $5,000cash bail/$10,000 secured bond and Saunders was remanded on $1,000 cash bail/$2,000 secured bond.  Both are scheduled to reappear at the Junius Town Court on April 24, 2017 at 7:00PM.

The investigation into the fentanyl portion of the case is continuing.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Seneca Falls Police Department.

 


CRIMINAL MISCHIEF/TRESPASS ARREST

The Seneca County Sheriff'f office reports that on April 19th at 0925am, Deputies arrested 21 year old Jericho J. Mundell of 2899 County Road 139 in Ovid for the charges of Trespass and Criminal Mischief in the 4th degree. The arrest stems from a complaint on East Seneca Street where Sheriff's Deputies were called to a home after the resident's noticed that their propane tank was knocked over, a window was broken and there was a large ammount of blood outside the home. Deputies were able to follow the trail of blood to a home on Water street where they located Mundell with a cut on his hand from the glass window that he had broken out while he was peeping into the window. Mundell was arraigned in the Town of Covert Court where he was ROR'd. A stay away order of protection was issued on behalf of the victim's. Mundell is to appear in the Town of Ovid on the 16th of May at 10AM to answer the charges. Deputies were assisted by members of the Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division.

 

 


Fire / bonfire /vacant house

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, that on April 17, 2017 at approximately 7:36PM,  there was a structure fire at 1318 Whiskey Hill Road in the Town Of Junius. The structure was a vacant house on the property of 1318 Whiskey Hill Road.  Sheriff’s Deputies report that by the time they arrived the vacant house was completely engulfed with thick smoke filling the air. Junius Fire Department was dispatched, and assisted by the Waterloo, Oaks Corners, Clyde and Seneca Falls Fire Departments. North Seneca Ambulance was also on scene. Crews worked tirelessly to put out the blaze and in the end the vacant house was a total loss. 2 firefighters were injured during operations on scene, 1 suffered from heat exhaustion and another fell and suffered a laceration to the back of his head. Both were treated on scene by North Seneca Ambulance with one being transported to Geneva General Hospital.

 

The owner of the property, Sarah E .Mitchell, age 36 of 3048 Seneca Boulevard in the Town Of Waterloo was notified. Tenant Victoria Scharett, age 27 of 1318 Whiskey Hill Road was able to get herself and her two small children, ages 1 and 5, across the street to safety. Joshua A. Randall, 33,  of the same address was not home at the time of the incident.

 

Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the fire on scene, and were assisted by the Junius Fire Department. It was discovered that Joshua Randall had lit a bonfire near the vacant house, which was then left unattended while he left in his vehicle.  During the investigation, Deputies learned there was no insurance on the structure from either the property owner or the tenants. A 1995 Yamaha Motorcycle valued at $5000 and a riding lawn mower valued at $800 were badly damaged during the fire. The vacant house was considered no loss by the property owner.

 

Also assisting the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office was the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. DEC officers responded and  issued two tickets to Joshua Randall , one for an Open Burn (consisting of garbage and violating burn ban) which is a misdemeanor carrying a penalty of $500 up to $15,000.  The second was a violation for an unattended fire, with a penalty from $0-$250. He is to appear in the Town of Junius Court at a later date 


Forgery 2nd / CP Forged Inst

The Seneca Co. Sheriff's Office reports that on 4/14/17 deputies arrested Harold L. Oliver Jr, 39,  (Homeless )  on a Seneca County Supreme Court sealed indictment warrant. Its reported that Oliver was arrested in the Town of Seneca Falls on a seperate complaint and it was discovered that Oliver had been wanted. Oliver was taken into custody by the Sheriff's Road patrol and taken to the Seneca Co. Jail until Seneca County Court was back in session. On monday 4/17/17 Oliver Jr. was arrigned in front of Judge Bender for the charges of Forgery in the second degree, Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument second degree and Petit Larceny. Investigators recieved a complaint in December 2016 of a forged check from a resident in Ovid. Upon investigation of the complaint it was ascertained that sometime in July of 2016 Oliver Jr. obtained a check from a mailbox in Ovid, altered the check and cashed it at a local bank. Sheriff's Investigators report Oliver Jr. was committed to the Seneca Co. Jail in lieu of 10,000 cash bail or 20,000 insured bond. Oliver Jr. is to reapppear on 5/12/17 to answer the charges. 

Contrband Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 04/04/17 at approxiamtely 6:30PM Deputies arrested Christina Strally, age 38, of 17 1/2 E. Williams St. Waterloo, NY.  Strally was charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Susbtance 7th, and one count of Promoting Prison Contraband 2nd.  It is alleged that on 04/01/17, Corrections Officers discovered Strally to be in possession of a controlled substance while incarecerated at the jail.  Strally was arraigned at the Town of Romulus Court where she was released on her own recognizance.  She is scheduled to re-appear at the Town of Romulus Court at a later date.

Harrasment 2nd/ Dis Con

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 04-08-2017, Deputies arrested Edward W. Robinson, 26, of 2110 West Seneca St Lodi, NY. Deputies report that on Patrol they observed a suspicious vehicle parked on Butcher Hill Road in Lodi. It was discovered that the passenger, Robinson had two active Arrest Warrants out of the Town of Covert Court for Disorderly Conduct, and Harassment 2nd, which are both Violations. These charges stem from an incident that occurred in Interlaken back on 01-16-2017. Robinson was arraigned before Judge Schmidt in the Town of Covert Court, and was released on his own recognizance. Robinson is to reappear in the Town of Covert Court on May 1st at 10am.


DI Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on April 4, 2017 at approximately 3:00pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Damien M Hennigan, age 18 of 7206 Main St Ovid following a domestic dispute.  It is alleged that Hennigan engaged in a physical domestic with a female victim that began on the night of April 2, 2017 and continued into the morning of April 3rd.  As a result of the investigaton Hennigan was charged with the following offenses: Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation, Unlawful Imprisonment, Criminal Mischief 4th, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and 2 counts of Harassment 2nd.  The Endangering charge stems from a 5 year old child being present during the dispute.  Hennigan was arraigned at the Tyre Town Court where he was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2,000 cash, or $4,000 secured bond.  He is to reappear at the Ovid Town Court on April 18, 2017.  An Order of Protection was issued on behalf of the victim.

 


Trespass

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on March 30th, 2015 at 11:00 PM,  Deputies arrested Cheyenne Hennekey, 35, of 153 Paxton Rd Rochester NY in the Town of Tyre for Trespass. Deputies report  the arrest stems from an incident where Hennekey remained unlawfully in a Town of Tyre business after being advised to leave the premises. Hennekey was arraigned in the Town of Tyre Court and was released after posting $250 cash bail. Hennekey is to reappear in the Town of Tyre Court on April 18th 2017, to answer the charges.

 


Narcotics Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the Narcotics Unit recently arrested Dorothy C. Taylor, age 41, of 25 Peterman Rd. Seneca Falls, NY.  Taylor was charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and one count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, both Class B Felonies.  It is alleged that Taylor sold a quantity of “Crack” cocaine in the Town of Junius.  Taylor is scheduled to appear in the Town of Junius Court at a later date.  The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Seneca Falls Police Department.   


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.


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.


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.

 

 


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.


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.

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.


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 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.  



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.


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.

 

 


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


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.

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  • Provide inmates with opportunities for education and rehabilitation so that they may be successfully reintegrated into society.
  • Establish professional working relationships with other agencies and service providers, thereby enhancing public safety and inmate rehabilitation and treatment.
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