Seneca County Sheriff Jack S. Stenberg
Seneca County Sheriff
Jack S. Stenberg

Seneca County Undersheriff Gary S. Sullivan
Seneca County Undersheriff
Gary S. Sullivan
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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.

National Take Back Day - 04-26-2014

On April 26th, 2014, The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, partnering with the DEA, will conduct another DRUG TAKE BACK DAY at two Seneca County locations, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM deputies will collect potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction. This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked and no paperwork to complete.  Citizens may drop off these drugs at the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center, 6150, Route 96, Romulus,  N.Y. or at the Sheriff’s sub-station at 44 West William Street, Waterloo, N.Y. Deputies will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns.  In addition to the TAKE BACK DAY citizens may drop off these drugs at any time in one of the Sheriff’s two Unwanted/Unused Prescription Drug Drop-Off Return Kiosks. These kiosks are located in the main lobby of the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center and the first floor, (near DMV), of the Seneca County Office Building, 1 Dipronio Drive, Waterloo, N.Y.

 

Sheriff Stenberg and Undersheriff Sullivan stated that these programs help address a vital public safety and public health issue. Unwanted and unused medicines that accumulate in homes are highly susceptible to diversion, abuse and misuse. In addition, these medicines can pose health and safety hazards when improperly disposed of. Since the inception of these programs over two hundred pounds of these drugs have been collected in Seneca County and destroyed.

 

Syringes and needles are not eligible for Take Back or Drop Off.    


News from the SCSO

Kitchen Fire

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports,on  April 14, 2014 at 9:42 PM Fayette Fire Department and Seneca County Deputies responded to 2563 Ogden Rd in the Town of Varick for a Kitchen Fire. Deputies report the kitchen suffered minimal damage as the home owner, David Farwell, age 29 was able to put out the fire with an extinguisher.   Farwell suffered from burns to his hand and was taken to Geneva General Hospital to be treated. Farwell was transfered to Strong Memorial Hospital's Burn Unit for the burns to his left hand and forearm. Farwell is doing well and is to be released from the hospital tomorrow. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.  



Family Court Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 04/12/14 at 1817 hrs Sheriff Deputies arrested Kendrick A. Kemp Jr, age 23 of Geneva, NY on a Seneca County Family Court Warrant.  Kemp located by the Geneva Police Department and then turned over to  Sheriff's Deputies. Kemp was arraigned in the  Town of Waterloo Court before Justice Folk and was committed to the Seneca County Jail with bail in lieu of $2,000 cash or $4,000 secure bond. Kemp is to appear in Seneca County Family Court at the next available date.  


DWI Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on April 12th at 12:07am, Sheriff's Deputies arrested 22 year old Joseph L. Osterhout Jr. of 3031 Owasco Drive in Waterloo for DWI. The arrest stems from a traffic stop on East Main St in the village of Waterloo. It is alleged that Osterhout was speeding and also had a defective brake light. After further investigation, Osterhout was also charged with DWI, including operating a motor vehicle with .08%bac or greater. Osterhout was released on tickets and is to return in the Village of Waterloo Court on the 7th of May at 9AM.

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arrest criminal mischief 4th

The Seneca County Sheriffs Office reports, Sheriff Deputies arrested Kerston M. Carmell age 17 of 1225 Apt B Waterloo Geneva Rd Waterloo NY for one court of criminal mischief in the 4th degree a class A misdemeanor.  It is alledged that Carmell during a domestic dispute damaged personal property of another person.  Carmell was arraigned before the Village of Waterloo Court, ROR'd and is to reappear before the Town Of Waterloo Court on 04/24/14 at 5 pm to answer to the charges. 

suspicious package at Outlet Mall

  Seneca County Sheriff Jack Stenberg reports that on 4-9-14 Sheriff's Deputies investigated a suspicious package at the Waterloo Premium Outlet Mall at 655 Rt 318 Waterloo , in the Town of Junius. Deputies report that they received a call at approx 5:27pm of a suspicious package that had been dropped in the parking lot of the Outlet Mall. Deputies along with Outlet Mall security evacuated the east side (phase one ) section of the mall , and restricted access to that area of the parking lot.  Deputies were assisted at the scene by Junius Fire and the Seneca County Emergency management director Charlie McCann. Sheriff Stenberg reports that Deputies had that section of the  Mall closed for approx 4 hours. The area was searched by the Seneca County K-9 explosive detector unit.   Seneca County Deputies were assisted by members of the Monroe County Sheriff's Bomb Squad, who responded to the scene and inspected the package and deemed it safe.


Free Boater Safety Classes

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office will be holding free boater safety classes this spring and summer. The courses will be held May 3rd, May 31st, June 28th and July 26th, 2014 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 beginning in May 2014 for anyone 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. 

 

 


Possession of Heroin arrest

04-08-2014, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Derek M.  Mehlenbacher, age 21, of 2987 Owasco Drive, Apartment 4, Waterloo, New York, following an investigation into the sale and distribution of heroin in Seneca County.

Mehlenbacher was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony.  It is alleged that Mehlenbacher possessed sixty-eight (68) individual packaged baggies of heroin while at a location in the Town of Waterloo.  Sheriff’s Investigators further allege that Mehlenbacher intended to sell the heroin locally.  Sheriff’s Investigators also seized over $900 in cash.

Mehlenbacher was arraigned in the Waterloo Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $5,000 cash bail/$10,000 secured bond.  Mehlenbacher is to reappear in the Waterloo Town Court on April 10, 2014 at 5pm.  Mehlenbacher is currently being supervised by Seneca County Probation on a charge of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree.

The Seneca County Probation Department assisted in the investigation and arrest.


Larceny Arrest

04-08-2014 Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Brenden J. Roedts, age 19, of 3201 Brand Road, Clyde, New York for two counts of petit larceny and unlawful possession of marijuana. Sheriff's Deputies responded to a Town of Junius business for the report of a larceny. Upon investigation, Sheriff's Deputies located marijuana and stolen merchandise worth $216.00 in Roedts possession. Roedts was arraigned at the Town of Junius Court and ROR'd. Roedts is to reappear at the Town of Junius Court on April 17th, 2014 at 7:00PM.

 

 


Fire

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 04-05-14 at 0856 hours Deputies responded to a mobile home fire at 1731 Blue Sky Rd., Waterloo, NY.  The residence is owned by Nancy A. Snyder 52, of the same address. Upon investigation the apparent cause of the fire was a faulty fireplace. All occupants, Elizabeth M. Snyder,27; Jessica A. Ordway, 30; Eddie L. Branch Jr., 36 and Landon J. Thompson, 5 all of the incident address escaped the fire without injury. Two other children Dominick B. Damick, 8, and Christopher D. Damick, 5 both of 7 North St. , Geneva Apt.1 also were uninjured. The structure and contents which are uninsured are believed to be a total loss. The American Red Cross assisted the family at the scene. Border City Fire Department was assisted by fire companies from Waterloo, Geneva, Oaks Corners, Varick, Magee and Junius. North Seneca also assisted.

Seneca County Sheriff announces DRUG TAKE BACK DAY

On April 26th, 2014, The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, partnering with the DEA, will conduct another DRUG TAKE BACK DAY at two Seneca County locations, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM deputies will collect potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction. This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked and no paperwork to complete.  Citizens may drop off these drugs at the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center, 6150, Route 96, Romulus,  N.Y. or at the Sheriff’s sub-station at 44 West William Street, Waterloo, N.Y. Deputies will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns.  In addition to the TAKE BACK DAY citizens may drop off these drugs at any time in one of the Sheriff’s two Unwanted/Unused Prescription Drug Drop-Off Return Kiosks. These kiosks are located in the main lobby of the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center and the first floor, (near DMV), of the Seneca County Office Building, 1 Dipronio Drive, Waterloo, N.Y.

 

Sheriff Stenberg and Undersheriff Sullivan stated that these programs help address a vital public safety and public health issue. Unwanted and unused medicines that accumulate in homes are highly susceptible to diversion, abuse and misuse. In addition, these medicines can pose health and safety hazards when improperly disposed of. Since the inception of these programs over two hundred pounds of these drugs have been collected in Seneca County and destroyed.

 

Syringes and needles are not eligible for Take Back or Drop Off.    


04-01-2014, On March 21, 2014, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Bobbie L. Rowland, 33, of 1875 Auburn Road, Lot 2, Seneca Falls, New York, on two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, Class C Felonies.  It is alleged that Rowland sold a quantity of Hydrocodone (Vicodin) on two occasions in the Town of Seneca Falls.  Rowland was arraigned in the Romulus Town Court and released on her own recognizance.  Rowland is to reappear in the Seneca Falls Town Court on April 7, 2014 at 6pm.


PI MVA

The Seneca County Sheriff reports that on 03-31-14 at 0637 hours deputies responded to a one car physical injury accident on Rt. 89 in Romulus. Christopher McGuire 39, of 8933 Rt 414 Lodi was operating his vehicle north bound on 89.  McGuire states he  swerved to miss hitting a deer, and his vehicle left the roadway and rolled onto his roof after striking a driveway culvert on the east ditch. McGuire was treated at the scene by South Seneca ambulance for minor facial injuries and signed off. Ovid and Romulus Fire departments assisted at the scene.


DWI / warrant FT Pay fine

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on March 29th 2014 at 0200 AM, Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Gregory A Whitley, age 24 of 7740 State Route 96 Ovid NY on Kelly’s Corners Rd in the Town of Covert. Whitley was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with .08% of 1% or more and Aggravated Unlicensed Operator in the 2nd degree. Whitley was arraigned in the Town of Ovid Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $250 cash bail $500 secured bond and is to reappear in the Town of Covert Court on April 7th 2014 to answer the charges.

While Whitley was being arraigned on the above charges, it was determined Whitley had a Bench Warrant for Failure to Pay Fines out of the Town of Ovid Court stemming from original charges of Unlawful Possession of Marihuana and Fictitious Inspection Certificate. Whitley was arraigned and released on his own recognizance and is to appear in the Town of Ovid Court on April 2nd 2014 to answer the charges. 135

 


Criminal Obstruction of Breathing and Harassment

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on March 22, 2014 at 5:55 PM, Sheriff Deputies arrested Patrick K. Mare, age 17 of 4887 State Route 96A, Romulus, NY for Criminal Obstruction of Breathing and Harassment in the 2nd degree.  It is alleged that Mare choked and threatened to injure another Town of Varick resident during an altercation. Mare was arraigned in the Town of Fayette Court by Judge Sapio and remanded to the Seneca County Jail on $500 cash bail and $1000 secured bond.  Mare is to return to Varick Town Court before Judge Ettman in March 26th, 2014 at 7:00pm.


assault and criminal mischief

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on March 22, 2014 at 8:10 PM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Craig T. Kaufman, age 30 of 548 Yale Farm Rd, Geneva, NY for Assault in the third degree and Criminal Mischief in the third degree. It is alleged that on the 20th of March 2014 Kaufman was involved in a domestic dispute with two other individuals at the Town of Varick residence, where it is alleged that Kaufman recklessly injured and female town of Varick resident by slamming her arm between an entry door and the door jam. It is also alleged that during this dispute Kaufman damaged a significant amount of the female’s property.  Kaufman was arraigned in Seneca Falls Town Court by Judge Lafler and remanded to the Seneca County Jail on $3000 cash bail or $6000 secured bond.  Kaufman is to reappear in front of Judge Lafler at the Seneca Falls Town Court on March 27th, 2014 at 9:00am.


11 year old charged in connection with fire in Ovid, NY

03-26-2014 Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators today charged an eleven year old boy with setting a fire that resulted in the loss of four buildings in the Village of Ovid, New York on March 18, 2014.  The 11 year old, whose name is not being released, admitted to Sheriff’s Investigators that he was playing with a lighter and accidentally set trash on fire behind the New Dragon Chinese restaurant.  He attempted to extinguish the fire but was unable to do so and as the fire grew he fled the scene.  The fire extended to propane tanks at the rear of the restaurant and into adjoining buildings.

The eleven year old, charged as a juvenile delinquent has been charged with Arson in the Fourth Degree and will have his case referred to Seneca County Family Court.

Seneca County Sheriff Jack S. Stenberg credited the work of all firefighters who responded from Ovid and Seneca County along with firefighters from Schuyler, Ontario, Cayuga, Yates and Tompkins County who came to the assistance of Seneca County to fight the fire.  Sheriff Stenberg also praised the fire cause investigative work of the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division, Seneca County Fire Investigation Team and the NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control who determined the area of origin of the fire.  Stenberg reported that after the fire was extinguished his investigators worked tirelessly around the clock tracking down leads which led to today’s announcement.


Child Safety seat check

    Seneca County Sheriff Jack Stenberg  reports that Sheriff's Deputies will be conducting a child safety seat check on  Saturday April 5, 2014 at the Ovid Fire Department .

 The event will run from 9 AM to approximately 2 PM.  The Ovid Fire Department is located at 2136 Brown St. in the Village of Ovid just off of N. Main St.

  Sheriff’s Deputies will inspect car seats for proper fit and installation during this event, if the car seat does not pass inspection a new car seat will be provided and fitted to the child as well as installed properly in the vehicle.  

  Anyone wishing to sign up in advance can call and leave a message with Investigator Chris Felice at 315 220-3445.


Endangering the welfare of a child

On March 25, 2014 at 10:21 am Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Hennessey A. Vargas age 16 of 4887 State Route 96a Romulus, NY. It is alleged that on March 19th 2014 Vargas was involved in a physical altercation with a 15 year old female Town of Varick resident. During the altercation Vargas struck the female in the face causing a bloody nose and a cut lip. Vargas was charged with Harassment and Endangering the welfare of a child and was issued an appearance ticket to appear in Varick Town Court  on April 23rd 2014 at 7 pm to answer the charges.

 

 

 

 

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Fire

The Seneca County Sheriff reports that on 03-24-14 at 1430 hours deputies responded to a machinery fire at 3400 County Rd 143 in Trumansburg. Upon arrival deputies learned that Gerald R. Reynolds 76, of the same address was operating his 1975 Allis Chalmers combine when the machine stalled and he learned it was on fire. Reynolds attempted to extinguish the fire with an on board fire extinguisher,  shortly after Trumansburg Fire Dept. arrived on scene and put out the fire. The fire started in the engine of the combine located in the rear of the machine. Reynolds had the machine insured which appeared to be a total loss. No injuries reported. SJB117

Arrest for Promoting Prison Contraband

03-22-2014 Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Marcus T. Kellar, age 25,  45 Hillside Drive, Geneva, New York on an arrest warrant for Promoting Prison Contraband in the Second Degree.  It is alleged that Kellar visited an inmate in the Seneca County Correctional Facility while wearing an electronic camera disguised as a watch and took a photograph and later posted the photograph to a social media site.  Kellar was arraigned in Romuls Town Court and released on his own recognizence to reappear at a later date.  Sheriff's Investigators were assisted by the Ontario County Sheriff's Office.

Menacing

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on March 20, 2014 at 8:07 PM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Craig T. Kaufman, age 30 of 548 Yale Farm Rd, Geneva, NY for two counts of Menacing in the second degree. It is alleged that on the 20th of March 2014 Kaufman was involved in a domestic dispute with two other individuals at the Town of Varick residence, where it is alleged that Kaufman displayed a knife in a manner threatening the other individuals. Kaufman was arraigned in Romulus Town Court by Judge Greule and remanded to the Seneca County Jail on $1000 cash bail or $2000 secured bond.  Kaufman is to reappear in front of Judge Greule at the Romulus Town Court on April 18th, 2014 at 10:30am.


Building Fire

 

 

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on March 18th, 2014 at 5:43PM, Sheriff's Deputies responded with the Ovid Fire Department to (New Dragon Chinese Restaurant) 7188 South Main, Ovid for the report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, Sheriff’s Deputies witnessed heavy smoke and fire that appeared to be coming from the rear of the building. There were several propane tanks located behind the building that were also involved which resulted in the tanks venting propane and catching fire. The Fire spread throughout the building which was owned by Charley Huang age 28 of 7188 South Main Street. And to the adjoining buildings (Seneca County Assessor for Covert-Lodi-Ovid-Romulus-Varick) 7186 South Main Street Ovid, (Italian Kitchen) 7184 South Main Ovid Both buildings are owned by Joseph Seamon AGE:46 of 8897 Arden Road Interlaken , and to an attached apartment building located at 2148 West Seneca St Ovid Owned by Michael McLaughlin address unknown. All of these structures sustained heavy fire, Water and smoke damage. The extent of the damage is not fully known at this time but it appears that they are all a total loss. All residents of the building were accounted for and unharmed. The intensity of the fire caused the vinyl siding on the home of Raymond Austin AGE: 74 at 2146 West Seneca Street to melt off. The Ovid Fire Department was assisted by fire departments from Seneca, Ontario, Schulyer, Cayuga, Tompkins Counties and the American Red Cross. The Seneca County Fire Investigation Team along with New York State Fire also responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. The buildings were all insured and damage amounts are unknown at this time. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

 

 



DWI ARREST

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 3/18/14 at 1:58am, Sheriff's Deputies arrested 59 year old Patricia A. Avery of 28 Clinton Street, Seneca Falls for  DWI. The arrest stems from a Traffic stop on State route 5 & 20 in the Town of Seneca Falls where Deputies observed Avery traveling Eastbound and crossing the Center lane. Avery was stopped and subsequently Arrested for  failing to keep right ,DWI, and Operating with .08%bac or greater. Avery was released on utt's and is to return to the Town of Seneca Falls court on the 28th of april at 7pm.

Obstructing Governmental Administration

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 3-15-14 at about 11:10pm Deputies arrested Matthew C Wood age 31 of 35 Stewart Street Waterloo on the charge of Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd degree.  It is alleged that Wood tried to physically interfer with Deputies who were in the process of removing a patron from a Waterloo business.

Wood was issued an apperance ticket to appear in the Village of Waterloo court  on April 16, 2014 at 9:00Am


PI MVA

The Seneca County sheriff's office reports that on 03-12-14 deputies responded to a one car personal injury accident in the Town of Covert. Linda M. Kenney 53, of 2114 West Seneca St. Lodi NY was operating a vehicle south bound on ST RT 96 when her vehicle crossed the center line, reentered her lane and then drove off of the roadway on the west shoulder striking an embankment . Kenney was taken by Trumansburg ambulance to Cayuga Medical center where she was treated for minor injuries. The accident is still under investigation. SJB117 

Travel Advisory in Seneca County

Seneca County Sheriff Jack S. Stenberg has issued a travel advisory for all roads in Seneca County.  As the predicted storm moves into Western and Central New York this morning, it is leaving roads snow covered and slippery causing several property damage accidents.  As the storm intensifies later this afternoon and evening, we are anticipating conditions to deteriorate.  Sheriff Stenberg urges that motorists exercise patience and leave plenty of time to arrive at their destination. State, County and local municipal snow plows are out in force on all roads in Seneca County

Two arrested for possession of heroin

On March 11, 2014, at about 1:25pm, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested two individuals in connection with an investigation into the sale and distribution of heroin in the Seneca Falls and Waterloo area.  Sheriff’s Investigators initiated a traffic stop and executed a search warrant on a vehicle on Border City Road in the Town of Waterloo.  Sheriff’s Investigators seized a total of forty-eight (48) individually packaged baggies of heroin and a quantity of United States currency.

Charged were the following:

John A. Stahl, 49, of 9 Clinton Street, Seneca Falls, New York, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony.  It is alleged that Stahl possessed thirty (30) of the individually packaged baggies of heroin.  Stahl was arraigned in the Waterloo Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $1,000 cash bail/$2,000 secured bond.  Stahl is to reappear in the Waterloo Town Court on March 14, 2014 at 5pm.

Thomas R. Gushlaw Jr., 43, of 315 East Williams Street, Waterloo, New York, was also charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony.  It is alleged that Stahl possessed eighteen (18) of the individually packaged baggies of heroin.  Gushlaw was arraigned in the Lodi Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $1,000 cash bail/$2,000 secured bond.  Gushlaw is to reappear in the Lodi Town Court on March 17, 2014 at 10am.

The Narcotics Unit was assisted on this investigation and arrests by members of the Geneva Police Department, Seneca Falls Police Department, Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID), and Sheriff’s Uniform Road Patrol.


Disorderly Conduct/ Resisting Arrest

The Sheriff's Office reports that on 03/11/14 at 10:20am Deputies arrested Tabitha H. Nickerson age 23, of 101 Auburn Rd Room #10.  The arrest stems from an incident that occurred at the Seneca County Office building where Nickerson was asked to leave due to using vulgar language and upsetting other people within the Social Services office.  Nickerson allegedly continued the behavior and resisted being arrested by Deputies on the scene.  Nickerson was arraigned in the Village of Waterloo Court and remanded to the SCCF in lieu of $1500 cash bail.  Nickerson is to return on 4/2/14@9am.

 

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UPM Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on March 7th, 2014 at 8:30PM Sheriff's Deputies arrested Nicholas P. Sandroni age 18 of 4361 State Route 414 Fayette for unlawful possession of marijuana. The charge stems from a traffic stop in the Town of Waterloo where Sandroni was in possession of marijuana and other drug paraphenalia. Sandroni was also charged with following too closely. Sandroni was issued appearance tickets and is to appear before the Town of Waterloo Court on April 3rd, 2014 at 5:00PM.

 

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Sex Offender arrest

Seneca County Sheriffs Investigators arrested Lee C Waterman, age 34 of 1739 Blue Sky Rd., Waterloo, NY for a warrant issued out of Saratoga Springs. New York.  The arrest warrant was issued for Waterman being a level one registered sex offender and failing to change address as a registered sex offender.  Investigators report Waterman was arrested on March 5th 2014 at approx 1:15 pm at the blue sky Road address and turned over to the Saratoga Springs police department.

Fatal MVA

   The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on March 6th 2014 at 7:25 am  Deputies investigated a fatal motor vehicle accident on State Route 96 in the Town of Covert. A north bound vehicle being operated by Bernice E. Hammonds age 49 of 210 Florida Ave, Dundee Florida veered off the east side of the road striking a ditch , then becoming airborne and rolling over.  Hammonds and her passengers were all injured. Front seat passenger Marshall D. Watson age 55 of 216 Collingwood Drive Rochester and Hammonds were treated at the scene  by Trumansburg Fire/E.M.S and BANGS ambulance then transported to Robert Packer Hospital , by Bangs Ambulance.  Marshall Watson complained of neck pain and Hammonds complained of chest pain.  Rear seat passenger  James M. Parker age 53 of 7202 Main Street Ovid was flown by Guthrie Air Ambulance  to Robert Packer  Hospital to be treated for internal injuries .  The other rear seat passenger:  Willy C Johnson age 67 of 709 Blue Cut Rd Newark NY  was pronounced dead at the scene , by Seneca County Coroner Paul McPhearson.   Deputies  report that the accident was caused when  Hammonds apparently fell asleep and drifted off the road.    Sheriff’s Deputies were on the scene for about 3 hours while the accident was being reconstructed.  Deputies were assisted at the scene by T-burg Fire Dept. The 2002 Dodge stratus sustained heavy damage and was towed from the scene.

 

 

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Criminal Sale of Marihuana advertised on Craigslist

03-05-2014, at about 12:50 pm, members of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Rachel K. Cook, age 27, of 12092 Duck Lake Road, Red Creek, New York, following an investigation.

Cook was charged with two counts of Criminal Sale of Marihuana in the Fourth Degree, Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Third Degree.  It is alleged that Cook sold marihuana on two separate occasions in the Town of Junius including one incident where she sold marihuana to an undercover police officer.  Sheriff’s Investigators received information that Cook was advertising the sale of the marihuana on Craigslist and they began communicating with her.  At the time of the arrest, Cook was operating on a suspended driver’s license and possessed a small quantity of marihuana.

Cook was released on appearance tickets to appear in the Junius Town Court on March 25, 2014 at 7pm to answer the charges.

Members of the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) and Uniform Road Patrol also assisted in the arrest.


Grand larceny/Forgery arrest

On 03/05/14 at 6:05pm Seneca County Sheriff Office Investigators arrested Angeleke M. Newport age 21 currently incarcerated at the Seneca County Correctional Facility for Grand larceny, possession of a forged instrument in the third degree and criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree.  The charges stem from an investigation into an incident that occured on February 3, 2014 in the Town of Ovid when Newport cashed a stolen and forged check for $2600.  Newport is to Re-appear on April 1, 2014 in the Town of Ovid Court to answer to the charges.

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Forgery/Larceny Arrest

On 03/05/14 at 1835 hrs Seneca County Sheriff Office Investigators arrested Rodney W. Smith III age 21 of 1415 Main St. Willard for criminal possession of a forged instrument in the third degree and petit larceny.  The charges stem from an investigation into an incident that occurred in November of 2013 when Smith cashed a forged check for $200. at a bank in the Town of Ovid.  Smith was issued appearance tickets for the charges and is to appear in the Town of Ovid Court on April 29, 2014 to answer to the charges.  

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Assault

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on March 5, 2014 at 9:25 PM, Sheriff Deputies arrested Katrina A. McCormick, age 17 of 4887 State Route 96A, Romulus, NY for Assault in the Third Degree.  It is alleged that McCormick bit another Town of Varick resident during an altercation. McCormick was issued an Appearance Ticket and is to appear before the Town of Varick Court on April 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM to answer to the charge.


UPM arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on March 1st, 2014 at 3:19PM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Travis D. Miller age 19, of 33 Wandering Trail Pittsford, NY for unlawful possession of marijuana. The charge stems from a traffic stop initiated on State Route 96 in the Town of Waterloo where Miller was in possession of marijuana and other drug paraphenalia. Miller was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Town of Waterloo Court on March 27th, 2014 at 5:00PM.

 

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Art 4 FCA Warrant

On February 28, 2014 at 3:06 pm Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Summerlee C. Oleniuk age 32 of 920 Caroline Road Waterloo. Oleniuk was arrested on a Seneca County Family Court issued warrant of arrest. Oleniuk was arraigned before Town of Fayette Justice Sapio and released to appear in Family Court at a later date.

 

 

 

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Bench Warrant

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 2-26 at 10:22pm , Deputies arrested Terri L Shaffer, 47, of 11 Main St Clifton Springs NY, on a Bench Warrant issued out of the Town of Romulus Court for failure to appear on the original charges of Unlawful Possession of Marihuana and Promoting Prison Contraband in the Second Degree. Shaffer was arraigned in the Town of Romulus Court and released on her own recognizance. Shaffer is to reappear in the Town of Romulus on February 28th 2014 to answer the charges. 

 


Bench Warrant Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on February 24th, 2014 at 9:35 PM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Christa R. Strahan age 33 (Homeless) on a bench warrant for failure to appear, issued out of the Town of Waterloo Court. Strahan was committed to the Seneca County Jail in lieu of $500.00 bail/$1,000.00 bond and is to reappear in the Town of Waterloo Court on March 13th, 2014 at 5:00PM.

 

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Arrest

On February 24th, 2014, members of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested John F. Sherman, age 47, of 54 Clinton Street, Seneca Falls, New York.  Sherman was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.  While being booked into the Seneca County Correctional Facility, Correction Officers located a quantity of suboxone and marijuana in his possession.  Sherman is already remanded at the Correctional Facility on other charges and was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Town of Romulus Court on March 24th, 2014 at 10:00AM

Two arrested for heroin possession

On February 21, 2014, at about 3:16 pm, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested two people after they were found to be in possession of heroin on Route 414 in the Town of Seneca Falls.  The charges stem from a traffic stop conducted by members of the Narcotics Unit, Sheriff’s Uniform Road Patrol, and New York State Parole.

Arrested were the following:

Scott W. Wormuth, age 49, of 28 Auburn Road, Apartment D3, Seneca Falls, New York, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony.  It is alleged that Wormuth possessed twenty-six individually packaged baggies of heroin.  Wormuth was arraigned in the Waterloo Village Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $10,000 cash bail/$20,000 secured bond.  Wormuth is to reappear in the Waterloo Village Court on February 25, 2014 at 10am.

Ronald J. Manino, age 51, of 39 Spring Street, Seneca Falls, New York, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.  It is alleged that Manino possessed four individually packaged baggies of heroin.  Manino is currently on New York State Parole stemming from a drug arrest by the Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit in December of 2011.  Manino was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility without bail on a parole violation.  Manino is to appear in the Seneca Falls Town Court on February 27, 2014 at 10am.

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit also assisted at the scene.


Bench Warrant Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on February 23, 2014 at 4:15pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Lee J Wakefield, age 21 of 17 Liberty Dr Moravia, NY on a Bench Warrant issued out of the Town of Tyre Court for Failure to Appear on the original charges of Speeding and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd.  Wakefield was arraigned at the Tyre Town Court on the original charges where he plead guilty to both.  Wakefield was sentenced to 30 days in the Seneca County Corectional Facility or in lieu of a $570.00 fine set by the court.  139

Driving While Intoxicated

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on February 22nd 2014 at 05:17 AM, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested  Carlos J Russe, age 22, of 218 Fall St Seneca Falls NY while checking on a suspicous vehicle located at a business in the Town of Seneca Falls. Russe was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with .08% of 1% or more, Improper Plates, Registration Sticker not Affixed to the Vehicle and Uninspected Motor Vehicle. Russe was released on appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Seneca Falls on March 27th 2014 to answer the charges. 135

 


UPM

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on February 22, 2014 at approximately 2:39 pm Sheriff's Deputies arrested Scott T. Vannostrand  age 32 of 133 Exchange St Geneva, NY for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. Sheriff's Deputies responded to the scene of an accident on gravel road in the Town of Tyre and upon further investigation discovered Vannostrand had been operating the vehicle at the time of the crash while in possession of Marihuana.  Deputies issued Vannostrand with UTTs for speeding, failing to keep right and leaving the scene of a property damage accident and an appearance ticket for the Unlawful Possession of Marihuana charge. Vannostrand is due to appear in the Town of Tyre Court on 03/26/14 at 7:00 pm in front of Judge Duffy to answer to the charges.

Promoting prison contraband arrest

On 2/22/14 at 4:45pm Seneca County Sheriff Investigators arrested Shaelyn A. Fivie age 21 incarcerated at the Seneca County Correctional Facility with promoting prison contraband in the second degree.  Fivie was found to be in possession of prescription pills a controlled substance while incarcerated.  She is to appear in the Town of Romulus Court on 3/28/14 to answer to the charge. JC134 

Criminal Contempt arrest

On 02/21/14 at 12:05 pm Seneca County Investigators arrested Samuel L. McCullough age 23 of Bay Rd. Rochester, NY for criminal Contempt 2nd degree.  The charge stems from an incident in which Investigators caught McCullough getting into a vehicle with a female who is a protected person of a stay away order of protection against McCullough.  McCullough was arraigned in the Village Court of Waterloo and remanded to Seneca County Jail in lieu of $3000 cash or $6000 bond bail. He is to re-appear on 3/5/14 to answer to the charges.  JC134

Grand Larceny Arrest

On 2/21/14 Seneca County Investigators arrested Angeleke M. Newport age 21  formerly of Stanton Meadows Seneca Falls ( No perm. address)  for grand larceny in the 4th degree and aggravated unlicensed operation 2nd degree.  The charge stems from an investigation in which early January 2014 Newport stolen a credit card number from a Town of Fayette resident and used it seven times to make $250 worth of toll calls to an inmate in Monroe County Jail.  When Investigators stopped Newport she was driving on a suspended license.  She was arraigned in the Village of Waterloo Court and remanded to Seneca County Jail in lieu of $2000 cash or $4000 bond bail.  Newport is to re-appear in Village of Waterloo Court on 2/25/14 to answer to the charges.


Arrest

The Seneca Co. Sheriff reports that on 02/18/14 investigators arrested 40 year old Stevie Yoder of Rt 414 in Romulus.  Mr. Yoder was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, forcible touching and sexual abuse in the second degree (all class A misdemeanors).  The charges stem from an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against a minor female victim.  Mr. Yoder was arraigned in the Town of Romulus Court and was remanded to the Seneca Co. Correctional Facility in lieu of $500.00 cash bail or $1,000.00 bond.  An order of protection was issued.  Mr. Yoder is to re- appear in the Town of Romulus Court on Feb. 28, 2014 to answer the charges. 

Arrest Warrant

02-18-2014 Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Jacqueline M. Freeland, age 25, of 5374 East Lake Road, Romulus, NY on a failure to appear arrest warrant issued out of Seneca County Family Court. Freeland was arraigned before the Town of Fayette Court and released on her own recognizence. Freeland is to appear before Seneca County Family Court on February 20th, 2014 at 9:00AM. 


Family Court Warrant

02-19-2014 Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Mark T. Wheeler, age 40, of 12 Gates Avenue, Apt #2, Geneva, New York on a Seneca County Family Court warrant. Wheeler was arraigned before Town of Waterloo Justice Folk and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $250 cash or $500 bond. Wheeler will appear in Family Court at a later date.

 

 

 

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DWI Arrest

2-18-14 Seneca County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jennifer L. Baker, 32, of 23 E. Main St., Waterloo ,NY for Driving While Intoxicated. The arrest stems from a property damage accident that occurred on State Route 5/20 in the Town of Waterloo around 10:47pm. Sheriff's Deputies investigated the accident and found that Baker had fled the scene. Baker was arrested at a residence in the Village of Waterloo. Baker was processed and released. Baker was issued uniformed traffic citations for Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Intoxicated with a .08 of greater Blood Alcohol Content, and Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage accident. Baker is to appear in the Town of Waterloo Court on the 13th of March at 5:00pm. 

Suspended Registration

02-17-2014 Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies on patrol came upon a vehicle that was being operated by Timothy T. Ferguson of Buffalo, New York on State Rt. 96 in the Town of Romulus that was stuck in the snow just off the pavement. Upon investigation it was determined that Timothy T. Ferguson was operating on a suspended registration due to insurance lapse.  Ferguson was issued a ticket for driving on a suspended registration and is due in court on 04/25/2014 at 10:00 am in the Town of Romulus Court in Willard to answer for the charge.


Endangering the Welfare of a Child/ Resisting Arrest

02-16-2014 Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Corrinne  A. Simpson, age 42, of 5854 State Route 96, Apt. 243 D, Romulus, NY. It is alleged that Simpson was involved in a physical altercation with a 22 year old female. It is further alleged that the 22 year old was holding  4 day old infant in a car seat carrier.  Simpson was charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Resisting arrest after she fought with Deputies while being arrested. Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted at the scene by State Troopers. Simpson was arraigned before Town of Romulus Justice Greule and released to appear at a later date.

 

 

 

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Driving W/Ability Impaired Drugs

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on February 15th 2014 at 11:14PM, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Joseph G Derleth, age 22, of 4230 Ridge Rd Seneca Falls NY, on Yellow Tavern Rd in the Town Fayette. Derleth was charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by a Drug, Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, Driving Across Hazardous Markings and Failure to Keep Right. Derleth who was also found to have an active warrant out of the Village of Waterloo was released on appearance tickets by the Sheriff’s Office and turned over to the Waterloo Police Department for further action. Derleth is to schedule to appear in the Town of Fayette Court on April 2nd 2014 to answer the charges.


Felony DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 2/15/14 at 7:42pm, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Julia A. Billings, 57,of 2872 ST. RT. 96A in Interlaken for Felony DWI. The arrest stems from a traffic stop on State Route 96 in the Town of Covert where it was reported that Billings was flashing her headlights at on coming vehicles and not using her turn signal appropriately. After further investigation, Deputies determined that Billings was intoxicated. Billings was arrested for Felony DWI as well as Felony Aggravated DWI, .18% bac or greater and unlawful posession of marihuana. Billings was arraigned in the Town of Varick Court where she was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $750 cash bail, $1,500 bond. Billings is to re-appear in the Town of Varick Court on the 19th of February at 7pm for a Felony hearing.


Unlawful Poss Marihuana

    The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 2/7/13 at 1210 Deputies charged Matthew B Cogab age 32 of 112 North St Auburn NY for Unlawful possession of marihuana. Seneca County Sheriff's security officers found that Cogab was in possession of marihuana and a glass smoking pipe, when attempting to pass through security to enter the Seneca County Office Building. Cogab was turned over to the patrol and issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court  at a later date to answer the charge.

Bench Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 02/14/14 at 0800hrs Deputies arrested Nathan G. Jones, age 33, of 2752 RT 96 Ovid.  The arrest stems from an outstanding fine owed to the Romulus Town Court from September of 2013.  Jones was remanded to the SCCF in lieu of $155 cash or $1000 secured bond.  Jones is to appear in the Town of Romulus Court on 02/21/14 at 10:30am. 

 

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FCA Article 4

On February 13, 2014 at 1215 hrs Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Shealyn A. Fivie age 21 of  7463 Route 96 Victor on a Seneca County Family Court issued warrant of arrest. Fivie was arraigned before Town of Seneca Falls Junius Justice Lafler and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1500 bail. Fivie will appear in Family Court at a later date.

 

 

 

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warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on February 13, 2014 at approximately 5:30 AM Sheriff Deputies arrested Kyle G. Clawson, age 36, of Hector, NY on an Arrest Warrant out of the Town of Lodi Court for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a vehicle in the third degree. Clawson appeared in the Town of Romulus Court in front  of Judge Greule and was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $250.00 cash bail or $500.00 secure bond. Clawson is due to appear in the Town of Lodi Court on February 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM to answer to the charges.

 

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AUO 2nd

Seneca County Sheriffs Office reports that Deputies arrested Caitlyn S. Fenner,age 25, of 9 Brook St Geneva N.Y. on 02/11/2014 AT 8:26 PM While on a traffic stop on Co. Rd 139 in the Town of Ovid. Deputies report that Fenner was stopped for a speeding violation and subsequently discovered that Fenner was driving on a suspended drivers license as well. Fenner was issued citations for speeding and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree. Fenner was arraigned in the Town of Ovid Court by Justice VanCleef. Fenner was committed to the Seneca County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail  or $2,000 secured bond. Fenner is to reappear on 03/11/2014 at 10:00am to answer for the charges. 


Grand Larceny Arrest

on 2/10/14 7:30pm Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Knekose M. Mack age 28 of 80 Selye Terrace, Rochester, NY for grand larceny in the third degree.  The arrest stems from an incident in which Mack stole a vehicle valued at $30,000 from a Town of Fayette resident on January 31, 2014.  Mack was arraigned in the Town of Fayette Court and remanded to the S.C.C.F. in lieu of $2500 cash or $5000 bond bail.  A return court date has been set for 02/14/14 for Mack to answer to the charge.   

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FCA Warrant arrest

On February 10, 2014 at 1108 hrs Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Terrance J. Freeman age 25 of 41 Phelps Street Lyons on a Seneca County Family Court issued warrant of arrest. Freeman was arraigned before Town of Junius Justice Laird and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1500 bail. Freeman will appear in Family Court at a later date.

 

 

 

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Bench Warrant Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on February 2nd, 2014 at 8:15 PM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Samuel J. Eckert, age 25 of 23F Stanton Meadows Dr. Seneca Falls on a bench warrant for failure to pay a fine to Waterloo Village Court. Eckert was arraigned in Waterloo Village Court by Judge Barto and remanded to the Seneca County Jail on $250 cash bail or $300 bond.  Eckert is to reappear in front of Judge Matoon at the Waterloo Village Court on February 5th, 2014 at 9:00am.


Bench Warrant Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on February 7th, 2014 at 8:15 PM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Ciarea N. Lewis, age 29 of 135 Humason, Buffalo on a bench warrant for failure to appear to Junius Town Court on January 25th, 2013. Lewis was arraigned in Junius Town Court by Judge Laird and remanded to the Seneca County Jail on $1500 cash bail or $3000 bond.  Lewis is to reappear at the Junius Town Court on February 20th, 2014 at 7:00pm.


Child Birth

Sheriff Jack Stenberg reports, on 02/06/14 at 0744 hrs Deputy Melinda Marquart responded to 5854 Rt 96 apt 231C Romulus for a medical call.  Upon arrival, Dep. Marquart interviewed Kelly Scherer age 35 who reports severe abdominal pains, upon accessing Scherer it ws found that her pain and discomfort was due to the beginning stages of labor.  Dep. Marquart after acessing the situation found that the unborn child was already in the birth canal beginning to exit.  South Seneca Ambulance personnel arrived, Paramedic Bruce Boatman , and EMT Danielle Burlew began working with Dep. Marquart.  As a result of the responding EMS providers a 4 pound five oz healthy baby boy was born at 0811 HRS.  Scherer and her newborn baby boy Hunter Thomas Pepson were transported by ambulance to Newark Wayne hospital for further Medical Care.  Newborn baby hunter and his mother Kelly Scherer and father Jason Pepson age 28 are all doing well at time of report. 


Possession of Cocaine Arrest

On February 6, 2014, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Taneisha N. Brooks, 32, of 1875 Auburn Road, Lot 8, Seneca Falls, New York, on several charges following an investigation into the distribution of crack cocaine in the Seneca Falls community.

The investigation concluded with a search warrant being executed at her residence in the Town of Seneca Falls by members of the Sheriff’s Office and Seneca Falls Police Department.  Following the search warrant execution, Sheriff’s Investigators located and seized a quantity of crack cocaine, nearly $800 in United States Currency, and two daggers.  It was also learned that three children under the age of thirteen reside in the home.

Brooks 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

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

Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the First Degree, Class A Misdemeanors

Brooks was arraigned in the Waterloo Town Court before Justice Folk.  Brooks was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $5,000 cash bail/$10,000 secured bond.  Brooks is to reappear in the Seneca Falls Town Court on February 10, 2014 at 7pm.

Sheriff’s Investigators are working closely with Seneca County Child Protective Services on this case.


weather rpt

Seneca County Sheriff Jack Stenberg reports that although all the schools in the County are closed today- the roads remain open. NYS DOT, County Highway and Town Highway Depts all have plows out on the roads. Sheriff Stenberg reminds drivers to use extra caution when driving , and to allow for extra time when travelling.

Domestic arrest

On February 4th 2014 at 1:30 pm Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that Sheriff's Deputies arrested Joseph M. Longwell age 24 of 47 Mynderse Street Seneca Falls following a domestic incident. It is alledged that Longwell was involved in a physical altercation with a 40 year old Town of Waterloo resident. During the dispute Longwell is accused of breaking a cell. phone and a coffee pot. Additionally Longwell alledgedlly had unwanted physical contact and restricted the resident from leaving an address in the Town of Waterloo. Longwell was charged with Unlawful Imprisonment 2nd, Criminal Mischief 4th and Harassment 2nd.  Longwell was arraigned before Town of Waterloo Justice Folk and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $750 cash or $1500 bond. Longwell will have to reappear in Waterloo Town Court at a later date.

 

 

 

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Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on January 23rd 2014 at 3:30 pm Investigators  arrested Nikolas P. Sinn age 22 of 1400 W. River Rd. Waterloo NY, 13165. Sinn was charged with identity theft in the first degree, grand larceny in the third degree and multiple counts of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree. Sinn's arrest stems from an investigation into an incident where it is alleged that he had stolen a credit card belonging to a Town of Fayette resident, and used it on several different occasions between November 2013 and January 2014. The card was used to make many different purchases ranging from miscellaneous items at different area businesses to online purchases as well.

After his arrest, Sinn was arraigned on the charges before the Town of Fayette Court at which time an order of protection was issued on behalf of the victim. Nikolas Sinn was released on his own recognizance and ordered to re-appear before the court on February 5th 2014 at 7:00 pm.    


Bigamy

Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Robert J. Doane, age 46, of 1475 Main Street Willard, NY on January 31st 2014 in the Town of Romulus for Bigamy, a class E Felony, and Offering a false statement for filing, a class E Felony.  The charges stem from Doane filing a marriage license with the Ovid Town clerk on February 12th 2010 and failing to list his current marriage on the license.  Doane then was married on February 13th 1010 in the Town of Ovid while already being married.  Doane was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Ovid court on February 11th 2014 to answer the charges. 

Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on February 1st, 2014 at 3:18PM Sheriff's Deputies arrested Eduardo Cardenas age 47 of 1340 Clinton Ave. Rochester. Sheriff's Deputies were called to a Town of Junius business for the report of a larceny. It is alleged that Cardenas stole an item valued at $204.95 from the business and then fled on foot. Sheriff's Deputies searched the area and located Cardenas a short time later. Cardenas was arraigned at the Junius Town Court and committed to the Seneca County Jail in lieu of $2,500.00 bail/$5,000.00 bond. Cardenas is to reappear before the Junius Town Court on February 20th, 2014 at 7:00PM. New York State Police also assisted at the scene.

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Family Court Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on February 1, 2014 at approximately 3:34 am Sheriff Deputies arrested Denis M. Khauka, age 28 of Farmington, NY on a Family Court Warrant issued out of Seneca County Family Court for Failure to Appear. Khauka appeared in front of Judge R. Barto at The Waterloo Village Court for arraignment where he was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 secure bond. Khauka is due to appear in front of the Seneca County Family Court at the first available court date.

 

 

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Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on February 1, 2014 at approximately 2:20am Sheriff Deputies arrested Christina M Evans, age 21 of 1778 North Rd Waterloo for two counts of Assault 2nd, a Class D Felony and one count Menacing 2nd, a Class A Misdemeanor.  The arrest stems from a domestic incident that occurred on January 30, 2014 in the Town of Varick where it is alleged that Evans engaged in a physical altercation with two Varick residents, causing injury to both the victims.  Evans was arraigned at the Village of Waterloo Court where she was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,500 cash, $3,000 secured bond.  Evans is scheduled to reappear on February 4, 2014.

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Fire

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports Deputies responded to a house fire at 2695 CR 139 in the Town of Ovid shortly after 8am 01/28/14.  Leland Parish, age 50, of 9619 Crisfield Rd Lodi owns the house.   The occupants living at the house are Kelly Parish, age 21, and Brandon Hoad, age 23.  Nobody was home at the time of the fire.  The Fire Investigation team is investigating the cause of the fire.  The property was insured, and appeared to be a total loss.  The house was fully engulfed in flames upon the arrival of Ovid Fire Department.  Sadly, the family dog did not survive the blaze.

Ovid Fire Department was assisted at the scene by Interlaken FD, Lodi FD, Romulus FD, Trumansburg FD, South Seneca Ambulance and the Fire Investigation team. 

 

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Criminal Mischief

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on January 14, 2014 at 10:15PM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Garth W. Holford, age 22 of 7645 Potter Morgan Rd, Interlaken, for Criminal Mischief in the fourth degree. It is alleged that while staying at a Town of Ovid residence, Holford kicked a door causing it to break.  Holford was issued an Appearance Ticket to appear before the Town of Ovid Court on February 4th, 2014 at 10:00am.


Harassment

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on January 26, 2014 at 5:20 PM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Christopher M. Lindenmuth, age 17 of 11962 W. Main St., Wolcott, for Harassment in the second degree. It is alleged that on the 24th of January 2014, Lindenmuth was involved in a dispute with a male at a Town of Junius Business, where it is alleged that Lindenmuth was working in concert with others and subjected a male Town of Phelps resident to physical contact consisting of punching and/or kicking. Lindenmuth was issued an Appearance Ticket to appear before the Town of Junius Court on February 17th, 2014 at 7:00PM.



Harassment

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on January 27, 2014 at 3:30PM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Dakota M. Hanson, age 18 of 12873 Ridge Rd, Wolcott and Jordan E. LaRue, age 17 of 11860 Maplewood Dr. Wolcott, for Harassment in the second degree. It is alleged that on the 24th of January 2014 Hanson and LaRue were involved in a dispute with a male at a Town of Junius Business, where it is alleged that Hanson and LaRue while working in concert with others subjected a male Town of Phelps resident to physical contact consisting of punching and/or kicking. Hanson and LaRue were presented Appearance Tickets to appear before the Town of Junius Court on February 17th, 2014 at 7:00PM.


Assualt Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on January 27, 2014 at 5:30PM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Eric H. Gonzalez, age 18 of 4887 State Route 96A Romulus, for Assault in the third degree. Gonzalez was involved in a dispute with another male at a Town of Varick residence, where it is alleged that Gonzalez struck a male subject with a Xbox game controler, causeing a laceration to the face and two broken teeth. Gonzalez was issued an Appearance Ticket to appear before the Town of Varick Court on January 29th, 2014.


DWI Arrest, Felony AUO

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on January 25th, 2014 at 11:56 pm, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Richard E Hussey, age 48, of 845 Birdsey Rd Waterloo NY 13165, at the intersection of ST RT 96 and North Rd in the Town of Waterloo.  He was charged with AUO in the first degree, Aggravated DWI with a BAC of .18% or greater, DWI and failed to stop at a stop sign. It is alleged that Hussey failed to stop at the stop sign located at the three way stop. The vehicle continued through the intersection and struck a tree located on the north side of the road. Hussey was not injured in this incident. Hussey was arraigned in the Town of Waterloo Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 secured bond. Hussey is to reappear before the Town of Waterloo Court, Justice Folk on January 31st, 2014 to answer the charges

Sex offender arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Mark D Schermerhorn, age 37, of 5488 State Route 96 Lot 2 Romulus, NY on Charges of failing to report an address change, a class E Felony and offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree, a class E Felony.  Schermerhorn was arrested on January 17th 2014 at his residence in the Town of Varick.  The charges stem from Schermerhorn being a registered level two sex offender and changing his address more then 10 days prior to notifing the Sheriff's office.  The offering a false instrument charge stems from Schermerhorn giving a false date of moving on a address change form filied with the Sheriff's office when he did report the address change.  Schermerhorn was arraigned in the Town of Waterloo court where he was held without bail in the Seneca County Correctional Facility.  He is to appear in Seneca County Court at a later date. 


Violation of FCA

On January 23, 2014 AT 1245 Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Brent M. Hagen age 24 946 Deal Road Romulus under Article 4 of the Family Court Act. Hagen was arraigned before Town of Seneca Falls Justice Lafler and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1500 cash and will appear in Seneca County Family Court at a later date.

 

 

 

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UPM

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 1-21 at about 1030am Deputies issued an appearance ticket to Nathan E. Lewis, age 22, of 26936 Edwards Rd Waterloo for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.  The arrest stems from Lewis attempting to enter the County Office Building with a small quantity of marijuana and a glass smoking pipe.  Lewis is to appear in the Town of Waterloo Court on 02/13/14 at 5pm.

 

 

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PI-MVA

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on January 20th at about 3:22pm, Deputies responded to the area of State Route 318 in the Town of Junius for the report of a personal injury MVA. It was later determined that a vehicle being operated by 56 year old Kathy D. Hoppell of Watertown was stopped in traffic on state route 318 at a red light waiting to turn into the outlet mall. A westbound vehicle being operated by 43 year old Tisha D. Dockery of Clifton Springs failed to stop for the red light and lost control of her vehicle on the slippery roadway. Dockery's vehicle Slid through the intersection and struck Hoppell's vehicle head on causing heavy damage to both vehicles. Hoppell was transported to Geneva General by FLA for arm pain and her two passengers, Kelly N. Callahan age 37  of Watertown and her son, 8 year old Quinn Callahan were transported to Geneva General. Kelly complained of stomach pain and her son, who was restrained in a child safety seat sustained a minor head injury.

The operator of the other vehicle, Dockery was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for neck and back pain. Dockery was issued a UTT for speed not reasonable and prudent for road conditions returnable to the Town of Junius Court on the 11th of February at 7pm. Deputies were assisted on scene by the New York State Police along with crews from the north seneca and Finger lakes ambulance and the Junius FD.

 

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Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on January 20, 2014 at approximately 3:35am Sheriff Deputies arrested Daniel A Streitz Jr, age 34 of 422 W Main St Waterloo for Criminal Contempt 1st and Harassment 2nd.  It is alleged that Streitz subjected a female to unwanted physical contact at a location in the Town of Waterloo, while a Class A Order of Protection was in effect.  Streitz was arraigned at the Waterloo Town Court where he was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $3,000 cash, $6,000 secured bond.  He is scheduled to reappear on January 23, 2014.  139

Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, On January 16th, 2014 at 6:19 PM Sheriff's Deputies arrested two males in connection with a criminal trespass investigation. Sheriff's Deputies were called to a vacant residence in the Town of Varick for the report of a criminal mischief and a trespass. Upon investigation, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Robert L. Lord age 19 and Jacob M. Laun age 16 both of 4887 State Route 96A Romulus. It is alleged that on December 30th, 2013, Lord and Laun entered the vacant residence by breaking into a garage then remained unlawfully inside. Lord and Laun were charged with criminal mischief in the 3rd degree and criminal trespass in the 2nd degree. Lord and Laun are to appear at the Town of Varick Court on January 29th, 2014 at 7:00PM to answer the charges.

 

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Bench Warrant Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on January 18th, 2014 at 2:30 PM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Dawn M. Stephens, age 45 of 1875 Auburn Road Lot 6 Seneca Falls, on a bench warrant for failure to appear at Seneca County Probation, issued out of Seneca County Court. Stephens was transported to the Seneca County Jail and is to appear before Seneca County Court at a later date.

 

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Warrant Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on January 16th at 4pm, Sheriff's Deputies arrested 40 year old Gene E. Howe of Clyde N.Y. on a Family court warrant issued out of the Seneca County famiy court. Howe was arraigned in the Town of Fayette court where he was remanded to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $2,500cash bail-$5,000 bond.

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DWI Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on January 14th at 9:07pm, Sheriff's Deputies arrested 23 year old Duane F. Webster of 1470 State Route 336 for Driving While Intoxicated as well as AUO 3rd. The arrest stems from a domestic incident at 1470 State Route 336 in the town of Varick. While Deputies were enroute, the complainant informed 911 operators that the Webster had left the scene in a vehicle. When Deputies arrived on scene, Webster was gone, but he soon showed back up at the scene. At this time, Deputies determined Webster was intoxicated and charged him with DWI as well as AUO3rd. Webster was issued utt's returnable to the town Of Varick Court on the 12th of Febuary at 7pm.

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Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff reports that on 01-14-14 at 0801 hrs deputies arrested Richard L. Mac Cheyne Jr 29 of 5630 Rt. 96 Romulus NY. The arrest is a result of two warrants that were active for Mac Cheyne. The first a bench warrant from the Town of Fayette Court where he was arraigned and committed on $100.00 cash or $200.00 secured bond and is to reappear 02-05-14 for further court action. The second an arrest warrant from the Seneca County Family court where he was committed on $2500.00 cash or $5000.00 secured bond and is to appear before family court 01-16-14 to answer charges. case closed SJB117  

Bench Warrant Arrest

On 01-13-2014 Seneca County Sheriff Deputies arrested Eric H Gonzalez, age 17 of 4887 ST RT 96a Romulus NY, 14541 for a bench warrant issued from the Town of Varick Court.  The warrant was related to an incident where it is alleged that Gonzalez stuck a Town of Varick juvenile causing injury.  Gonzalez was arraigned in the Town of Romulus Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 secured bond.  Gonzalez is due to appear back in the Town of Varick Court on 01-22-14 at 7:00pm to answer for the warrant.  


Bench Warrant Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on January 12, 2014 at approximately 9:00pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Scott W. Wormuth, age 49 of 28 Auburn Rd Apt D3 Seneca Falls, NY on a Bench Warrant issued out of Seneca County Court for failure to appear.  Wormuth was transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility where he is being held until County Court is in session.  139

criminal mischief 4th degree

Seneca County Sheriff Deputies on Jan 11 2014 arrested Eric H. Gonzalez age 17 of 4887 Rt 96A Romulus, NY on two separate counts of criminal mischief in the 4th degree, a class A misdemeanor.  It is alledged that Gonzalez damaged property on two separate dates at a Town of Varick facility.  Gonzalez was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear before the Town of Varick court on 01/22/14 at 7 pm to answer to the charges. 

Two charged in drug search warrant execution

On January 10, 2014, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested two subjects following a search warrant execution at a Town of Seneca Falls residence. 

Members of the Sheriff’s Office and the Seneca Falls Police Department executed the search warrant at 26 ½ Green Street in the Town of Seneca Falls.  Following the search warrant execution, Sheriff’s Investigators located and seized twenty-nine individually packaged baggies of cocaine, twenty-three individually packaged baggies of marihuana, and nearly $1100 in cash.  It was also learned that a young child resides in the apartment.

Charged were the following:

Brandon C. Gregory, 28, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree, a Class B Felony, and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a Violation.  Gregory was arraigned in the Seneca Falls Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $50,000 cash bail/$100,000 secured bond.  Gregory is to reappear in the Seneca Falls Town Court on January 15, 2013 at 10am.  Sheriff’s Investigators also learned that Gregory has two felony warrants in the States of South Carolina and Georgia.  It is yet to be determined whether Gregory will be extradited at this point.

Brianna L. Allen, 22, was charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the First Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor, and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a Violation.  Allen was released on appearance tickets to appear in the Seneca Falls Town Court on February 3, 2014 at 10am.

Both defendants reside at the residence. 

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit assisted at the scene.  The Seneca County Child Protective Services Unit was also notified and are assisting in the investigation.


Personal Injury Auto Accident

On January 9th 2014 at 7:02 a.m. Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 2 car personal injury auto accident at the intersection of State Route 96 and County Road 143 in the Town of Covert. A vehicle driven by 55 year old Thomas H. Theimer of 180 Fall Street Seneca Falls was south bound on State Route 96 when another vehicle that was east bound driven by 38 year old Luis O. Gonzales of 1895 Mecklendburg Road Ithaca came to the stop sign on County Road 143 and was unable to stop. The Gonzales vehicle struck the Theimer vehicle forcing both vehicles off the roadway. Gonzales was trapped in his vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters from the Trumansburg Fire Department. Both subjects were transported by ambulance to Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Gonzales was issued a traffic ticket for fail to reduce speed for special hazards and will appear in Covert Town Court at a later date.

 

 

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Stolen vehicle

Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators along with the Sheriff's Road Patrol arrested Chad G. Pardee, age 41, of 275 Evans Street Williamsville, NY on January 4th 2014 in the Town of Tyre on one count of criminal possession of stolen property 3rd, a class D felony and one count of possession of a forged instrument 2nd, a class D felony and one count of forgery 2nd, a class D felony.  The charges stem from Pardee being in possession of a vehicle that was stolen in the City of Syracuse on December 25th 2013, and also Pardee creating a fictitious Syracuse Police Department incident report to officers.  Pardee was arraigned in the Town of Tyre court where he was comitted to the Seneca County Correctional facility in lieu of $5,000.00 cash or $10,000.00 bail bond.  

Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on 01/06/14 at 1:51 AM Sheriff Deputies arrested Jason M. Sutton age 20  of 672 Waterloo Geneva Road Waterloo, NY for the Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle in the Third Degree. Sutton allegedly took and operated a Town of Waterloo resident's vehicle without permission to operate the vehicle. Sutton was released on an appearance ticket due to appear in the Town of Waterloo Court on 02/13/14 at 05:00 PM in front of Justice Folk to answer to the charge.

 

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On 01-04-14 at 1830 Hrs SCSO Deputies investigated a two car person injury accident that occurred at the intersection of Rt 5 and Rt 96A in the Town of Waterloo.  A vehilce driven by Troy E Corsner age 45 of 402 Forrest drive Reidsville North Carolina was entering the intersection from Rt 96A when it collided with a eastbound vehicle that failed to stop for a red light.  That vehicle was driven by Ethel M Brown age 48 of 210 Elm St Penn Yan.  A passenger in Browns vehicle Harriet Brown age 73 of Montezuma complained of pain in her ribs and was transported to Geneva General hospital by North Seneca Ambulance for treatment.  Brown was issued a ticket for failure to stop for a red light and Corsner was issued a ticket for driving on a suspended license.


DWI arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on December 28th, 2013 at 02:36 AM, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Ann M Matheson, age 44, of 118 N Hoopes Ave Auburn NY 13021, on Waterloo – Geneva Rd in the Town of Waterloo.  It is alleged that Matheson was parked alongside the roadway without lights on, when Sheriff Deputies stopped to check on the vehicle it was discovered that Matheson struck a curb causing a flat tire to the vehicle. Matheson was charged with DWI, and DWI with a BAC of .08% or more and is to appear before the Town of Waterloo, Justice Folk on January 23rd,  2014 to answer the charges.   


Assault on Corrections Staff - Attempted Escape

12/31/2013 Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators have charged Aaron L. Russ, age, 42, an inmate at the Seneca County Correctional Facility with Assault in the Second Degree, Attempted Escape in the 1st Degree and Promoting Prison Contraband in the First Degree in connection with an assault on a corrections staff member and an attempted escape.

On 12/30/2013 at approximately 7:57 PM, Russ while confined within the Maximum Housing Segregation Unit (MHSU) allegedly struck a corrections officer who was making his rounds in the back of his head with a laundry bag which contained several hard items.  Russ forced his way out of the MHSU and into the Housing Unit Day room and knocked the Corrections Officer to the floor and took the officer’s keys and attempted to unlock a secure door.  Other corrections officers responded to a call for assistance and took control of Russ without further incident.  At no time was Russ ever able to leave the secure housing unit area.  Russ has been placed in a secure disciplinary segregation unit.

The Corrections officer sustained contusions and abrasions to the head and hand and was treated and released at Geneva General Hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

Seneca County Sheriff Jack Stenberg praised the response of Corrections staff who responded to the incident as they had been trained to do and operated within department protocol and policy. “Our corrections staff performed admirably and at no time was the safety and security of the facility in jeopardy.  We have made the necessary reports to the NYS Commission of Corrections as required pursuant to law.”

Russ is being held in the Seneca County Correctional Facility without bail following an assault on a Sheriff’s Deputy on July 9, 2013. In that case, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call from the Russ family who reported he had been acting erratically after not having taken his psychotropic medication.  Russ repeatedly punched a Sheriff’s Deputy in the face and head and was taken into custody after the Deputy fired two rounds striking Russ in the arm. 

Russ will be arraigned later today on the charges.


Arrest Warrant

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, Deputies arrested Michael K Smith, 34, of 2235 King Rd Seneca Falls NY, on December 31st 2013 at 01:36 AM on an Arrest Warrant issued out of Seneca County Family Court for violating a family court act. Smith was arraigned in the Town of Fayette Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $1000 cash bail $2000 secured bond. Smith is to reappear in Seneca County Family Court at a later date to answer the charges. 135               

 


Warrant Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on December 27th, 2013 at 04:53PM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested, Alvie Johns 2nd, age 32 of 3619 State Route 89, Seneca Falls, New York on a parole violation warrant issued out of the State of New York. Johns was taken directly to the Seneca County Jail until further action is taken by parole. - 228

Warrant arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on December 19th, 2013 at 9:59PM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested, Allen Q. Terry age 21 of 426 Colvin Street Syracuse, New York on a bench warrant for failure to appear, issued out of Junius Town Court. Terry was originally charged with a larceny in June 2012.  Terry was arraigned before the Junius Town Court and committed to the Seneca County Jail in lieu of $2,000.00bail/$4,000.00 bond. Terry is to reappear in the Junius Town Court on January 16th, 2014 at 7:00PM.

 

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Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on December 13th, 2013 at 7:52PM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Jason L.T. Greenfield, age 40 of 5339 State Route 96 Romulus, for endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment in the second degree. Greenfield was involved in a domestic dispute with a female at a Town of Varick residence, where it is alleged that Greenfield attempted to hit a female subject with a vehicle he was driving, while a child was in the passenger seat. Greenfield was arraigned before the Town of Varick Court and ROR'd. Greenfield is to reappear before the Town of Varick Court on January 29th, 2013 at 7:00PM.

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Warrant arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on December 12th, 2013 at 2:36PM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Thomas J. Staples, age 27 of 6379 Carmen Road Trumansburg, on a Family Court Warrant issued out of Seneca County Family Court. Staples was arraigned before the Town of Seneca Falls Court and committed to the Seneca County Jail in lieu of $500.00 bail/$1,000.00 bond. Staples is to appear in Seneca County Family Court at a later date.

 

 

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Arrest - Criminal Contempt

The Seneca County Sheriff reports that investigators arrested Guy C. McIntyre age 59 of Waterloo.  McIntyre was charged with criminal contempt in the second degree.  McIntyre was arrested in August of 2012 for endangering the welfare of a child and an order of protection was issued directing McIntyre to stay away from the 14 year old female victim.  Investigators allege that McIntyre attended an after school event at the victim's school in violation of the court order.  McIntyre was arraigned in the Waterloo Village Court and was released on his own recognizance.  McIntyre is to re- appear before the Waterloo Village Court on February 5, 2014 to answer the charge.

Disorderly Conduct Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on December 7, 2013 at approximately 1:00am Sheriff Deputies arrested Malvin J Ashford, age 37 of Rochester, and Sharif D Parker, age 26 of Geneva for one count each of Disorderly Conduct.  It is alleged that Ashford and Parker engaged in a physical altercation while at a Town of Waterloo business.  They were released on appearance tickets and are scheduled to appear at the Waterloo Town Court on January 23, 2014 to answer the charge.  139

Larceny arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on December 4th, 2013 at 6:59PM Sheriff's Deputies arrested Christa R. Strahan age 33, of 989 Waterloo Geneva Road Apartment 31 Waterloo, for petit larceny. Sheriff's Deputies responded to a business in the Town of Waterloo where it is alleged Strahan took property in the amount of $21.98. Strahan was released on an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Town of Waterloo Court on December 19th, 2013 at 5:00PM.

 

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Two charged with cocaine possession

On December 6, 2013, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested two subjects following an investigation into suppliers of cocaine in Seneca County.  The investigation concluded with members of the Sheriff’s Office executing a search warrant at 506 Waterloo/Geneva Road in the Town of Waterloo.  Sheriff’s Investigators seized approximately 5.5 ounces (over one quarter of a pound) of cocaine, packaging materials, digital scales, and approximately $2,100.00 in United States currency.  The street value of the cocaine found inside the home is estimated to be more than $15,000.  It was also determined following the investigation that a child under the age of eighteen years old resided in the  while the drugs were possessed in home. 

Following the search warrant, Sheriff’s Investigators charged both Mildred Ortiz, 40, and Benigno Lopez, 39, with:

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree, a Class A-II Felony

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

Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor

Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the First Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor

Ortiz and Lopez both reside at 506 Waterloo/Geneva Road, Waterloo, New York.

Ortiz was arraigned in the Waterloo Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $10,000 cash bail/$20,000 secured bond.  Ortiz is to reappear in the Waterloo Town Court on December 9, 2013 at 9am.

Lopez was also arraigned in the Waterloo Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $35,000 cash bail/$70,000 secured bond.  Lopez is to reappear in the Waterloo Town Court on December 9, 2013 at 9am.T

he Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit was assisted by members of the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) and the Sheriff’s Uniform Road Patrol.


Driving While Intoxicated MVA

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on December 4th, 2013 at 9:32PM Sheriff's Deputies responded to a personal injury motor vehicle accident on Waterloo Geneva Road (NYS Rt 5) (approx 1/2 mile west of Reed Road)  in the Town of Waterloo involving a Waterloo Police Department marked patrol unit. Sheriff's Deputies state a westbound vehicle, operated by Josef A. Ufholz, age 71 of 940 Waterloo Geneva Road lot 5 crossed the center line and  attempted to make a left hand turn in front of an eastbound Waterloo Police Department patrol unit causing the accident. The Waterloo Police Department Patrolman James B Chechak age 26 of Waterloo suffered a minor head injury and was brought to Geneva General Hospital by a private vehicle for a check over and was released. Ufholz complained of wrist pain and denied medical treatment. A passenger in the Waterloo Police Department vehicle - (a college intern on a ride a long program) was uninjured in the crash. Deputies report that Patrolman Chechak took evasive action in an attempt to avoid the collision, but was unable to, as Ufholz turned into his path. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene. Sheriff's Deputies were assisted at the scene by North Seneca Ambulance and the Waterloo Fire Dept, which shut down Rt 5 for approx 3 hours while the Sheriff's Office Accident Reconstruction team investigated the accident. Upon investigating the accident, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Ufholz for Driving While Intoxicated (Felony), DWI Operating with .08 of 1% or more (Felony) and failure to yield the right of way while making a left turn.  Ufholz was arraigned in  the Town of Waterloo Court and committed to the Seneca County Jail in lieu of $3,500.00 bail/$7,000.00 bond. Ufholz is to reappear in the Town of Waterloo Court on December 9th, 2013 at 0900 for further action.

 

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Drug Arrest

On December 5, 2013, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Francis W. Morley III, 27, formerly of 25 Peterman Road, Apartment H2, Seneca Falls, New York, on drug charges following an investigation into heroin sales in the Town of Seneca Falls.

Morley was charged with two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Class B Felonies, and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Class B Felonies.  It is alleged that Morley sold a quantity of heroin on two separate occasions in the Town of Seneca Falls.

Morley was arraigned in the Seneca Falls Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $10,000 cash bail/$20,000 secured bond.  Morley is to reappear in the Seneca Falls Town Court on December 11, 2013 at 3pm.

Seneca County Commissions Municipal Solar Project with Spear Point Energy

ROMULUS, N.Y. – December 3, 2013 –

 

845 kW Solar Project will Save Seneca County over $1 million in Electricity Costs over 25 years.

 

This week, leading solar project developer and financier Spear Point Energy will flip the switch on a municipal solar project for the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center in Romulus, N.Y. The project will save the County over $1,000,000 on its electric bill through a 25-year power purchase agreement with Spear Point. 

“This project will help the Law Enforcement Center meet the increasing demand for clean, green energy that is produced right here in our own backyard. I applaud the efforts and vision of our local officials for using solar power to reduce their energy costs,” said Assembly Republican Leader Brian M. Kolb. 

The municipal 845 kilowatt (kW) ground-mounted solar array is located on the grounds of the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center which houses the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office and the Division of Corrections. The project will provide a significant percentage of the facility’s power annually and will be clearly visible to tourists on Route 96 heading to and from Waterloo. 

“Seneca County will benefit tremendously from going solar. By using solar power, we are not dependent on other sources to produce electricity. We can also reduce our County taxpayer burden and fund important programs like the Childcare Assistance and Veteran’s Service program,” said County Sheriff Jack Stenberg. “We’re located in the middle of the Finger Lakes and surrounded by 40 wineries so solar aligns with our values and commitment to staying green.” 

The Seneca solar project was selected and funded through the NY-Sun Competitive Photovoltaic Program, administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). NY-Sun is an initiative launched by Governor Andrew Cuomo to spur significant growth in the solar industry in the state. The project took only six months to complete from initial permitting, design, engineering, to final construction. 

"The Seneca County solar project highlights the opportunity for municipalities under Governor Cuomo's NY-Sun initiative to reduce their energy costs while demonstrating their commitment to protecting the environment," said John B. Rhodes, President and CEO of NYSERDA. "At the same time, this project expands New York State's clean energy economy and increases the availability of clean, renewable energy, making it a model that we hope other municipalities will follow."

The Seneca County project was selected through a competitive bid process based on its financial attractiveness and technical soundness. “We’re very pleased to complete this project on-budget and in such a short period of time. The Spear Point Energy team has developed projects across the country and is expert at navigating the various hurdles that face municipal solar projects. Seneca County did an excellent job of working with our team to assist in the coordination of various permits to comply with environmental, design, engineering, construction, financing and interconnection codes and requirements,” said Michael Johnson, Spear Point Energy President and Seneca County native. 

“This important project will dramatically cut energy costs for Seneca County and help to reduce the burden on our local, hardworking taxpayers,” said New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio. “It is vital that we reduce our dependence on foreign oil and support sustainable forms of energy that can be produced right here in our local community. “As State Senator, I have been a strong supporter of numerous job-creating solar energy projects and I will continue my aggressive efforts to support new initiatives that help to reduce the burden on our taxpayers and create well paying jobs.” 

Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, the project symbolizes Seneca County's commitment to a clean and healthy environment. There will be an official ribbon-cutting event at the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center on Friday, December 13, 2013, at 11 a.m. ET. 

Economic Contributions:

$1,000,000 in estimated total energy savings to Seneca County

$225,000 over 25 years to the local economy in operations and maintenance expenditures

$40,000 in taxes paid to Seneca County

15 full-time equivalent jobs supported during construction 

Carbon Dioxide Equivalents:

Electricity for 103 homes annually

Protecting 616 acres of forest

Removal of 157 cars off the road

10 tanker trucks (84,000 gallons of gasoline) 

About Spear Point EnergySpear Point Energy is an independent power producer and solar project developer for commercial and industrial customers, municipalities and utilities throughout the U.S. Spear Point sells renewable electricity at competitive rates to customers through power purchase agreements. The company finances, develops, builds, owns and operates solar power systems ranging from 100 kilowatts to 20 megawatts in size. Spear Point Energy is online at http://www.spearpointenergy.com.


Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on December 1, 2013 at approximately 10:00pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Robert J Lavancher, age 45 of Ovid NY for Harassment 2nd degree.  It is alleged that Lavancher subjected a female Ovid resident to unwanted physical contact.  Lavancher was arraigned at the Romulus Town Court where he was released on his own recognizance.  He is scheduled to appear at the Ovid Town Court on December 10, 2013.  A Class A Order of Protection was issued on behalf of the victim.  139

PIMVA

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on November 30,2013 at approximately 7:45pm Sheriff Deputies responded to a one car personal injury accident on West River Rd in the Town of Fayette.  Tiffany L Carter, age 19 of Burgess Rd Waterloo was operating a Chevrolet Cavalier eastbound on West River Rd when she drove through a snow drift causing her to lose control of the vehicle.  Her vehicle left the roadway on the north side and came to rest about 30 feet off the road.  Carter was transported to Geneva General Hospital by North Seneca Ambulance for possible neck and back injuries.  Also assisting at the scene was the Border City Fire Department.  139

Bench Warrant Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on November 26th at approx. 1400hrs  Deputies arrested Sandra J. Cooke, age 60, of 21A Miller Street Seneca Falls on a Bench Warrant issued out of the Town of Seneca Falls Court for failure to pay fine.  Cooke was arraigned in the Village of Waterloo Court, Justice Barto, and remanded to the SCCF in lieu of $500 cash $1000 bond.  Cooke is to appear in Seneca Falls Town Court on 12/5/13 at 10am. 

 

 

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Arrest

On November 23 2013 at 1235 hrs. Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that Sheriff's Deputies arrested David L. Champion age 55 of 3506 West Covert Road Interlaken for Aggravated Harassment 2nd. It is alleged that Champion  threatened the life of a Romulus Town resident over the phone on Friday November 22nd. Champion was arraigned before Town of Romulus Justice Greule and RoR'ed to reappear on 12/20/2013 at 1000 hrs. An order of protection was also issued for the Romulus Town resident.

 

 

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Driving While Intoxicated

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on November 23rd , 2013 at 12:53AM, Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Katrina M Szul,41, of 6847 Wells Hollow Rd Ovid NY, on State Route 414 in the Town of Varick. Szul was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Driving with .08%  or more. Szul was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Varick Court on January 8th 2014 to answer the charges. 135


Domestic Incident Arrest

On November 21, 2013 at 0308 hrs. Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that Sheriff's Deputies arrested Zachary J. O. Herman age 22  of 1470 State Route 414, Romulus, New York for Harassment 2nd and Endangering the Welfare of A Child. It is alleged that Herman got into a domestic dispute with a Varick Town resident and proceeded to do so while a child was in the home.  Herman was arraigned before Town of Varick Justice Ettman and committed to Seneca County Correctional Facilty in lieu of $250 cash bail or $1000 bail bond.  Herman is to reappear on 12/10/2013 at 1845 hrs. A class A order of protection was also issued for the Varick Town resident and the child.

Family Court Warrant Arrest

On 11-19-13 at 12:10 pm Seneca County Sheriff Deputies arrested William G. Powell Jr age 21 of 50 Border City Rd. Geneva, NY on an arrest warrant from Seneca County Family Court.  Powell was arraigned in the Town Of Fayette Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2500 cash or $5000 bond bail.  He is to return to Family Court  on November 25, 2013 to answer to the charge.   

Driving While Intoxicated Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on November 17th, 2013 at 02:02am, Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Patricia A Damato, age 57, of 12 Hoag St Seneca Falls NY, on State Route 414 in the Town of Fayette. Damato was charged with Driving while intoxicated, Driving while operating with a BAC of .08% or more, Uninspected motor vehicle, and Displaying a forged inspection certificate and is to appear before the Town of Fayette on December 18th, 2013 to answer the charges.

Multi Agency Narcotics Investigation results in four arrests

On November 13, 2013, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested four people in connection with the distribution of heroin in the Town of Seneca Falls.  A multi-agency investigation between the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, Seneca Falls Police Department and the New York State Police resulted in a search warrant at 17 Seneca Manor Drive in the Town of Seneca Falls.  A quantity of heroin, marijuana, digital scales, packaging materials, and hypodermic needles were seized.  All four people arrested reside at the residence.  It was also discovered that an infant child was living inside the residence.

Arrested were the following:

Timothy R. Brown, 28, was charged with:

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

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Class B Felony (two counts)

Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the First Degree, Class A Misdemeanor

Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree, Class A Misdemeanor

It is alleged that Brown possessed thirty baggies of heroin at the time of the search warrant.  It is further alleged that Brown sold a quantity of heroin to another person.  Brown was arraigned in the Seneca Falls Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $20,000 cash bail/$40,000 secured bond.  Brown is to reappear in the Seneca Falls Town Court on November 19, 2013 at 10am.

Amy M. Weeman, 42, was charged with:

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Class B Felony (two counts)

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Class B Felony (two counts)

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, Class C Felony

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

Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the first degree, Class A Misdemeanor

Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree, Class A Misdemeanor

It is alleged that Weeman possessed three baggies of heroin at the time of the search warrant.  It is further alleged that Weeman sold a quantity of heroin to another person on two separate occasions and sold a quantity of suboxone to another person.  Weeman was arraigned in the Seneca Falls Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $10,000 cash bail/$20,000 secured bond.  Weeman is to reappear in the Seneca Falls Town Court on November 19, 2013 at 10:30am.

Andrea A. Osterhout, 22, was charged with:

Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the First Degree, Class A Misdemeanor

Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree, Class A Misdemeanor

Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fifth Degree, Class A Misdemeanor

It is alleged that Osterhout allowed her child to live at the residence and allowed her to be present during the illegal drug activity.  Sheriff’s Investigators also discovered that Osterhout was in possession of a stolen IPOD from the Town of Waterloo and was subsequently charged.  Osterhout was released on appearance tickets to appear in the Seneca Falls Town Court on December 12, 2013 at 10am.  The Seneca County Child Protective Services Unit responded to the scene and took emergency custody of the child.

Mary E. Brown, 64, was charged with:

Criminal Nuisance in the First Degree, Class E Felony

Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the First Degree, Class A Misdemeanor

It is alleged that Brown maintained the residence and allowed the drug activity to take place.  Brown was released on appearance tickets to appear in the Seneca Falls Town Court on December 5, 2013 at 10am.

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit also assisted at the scene.


Arrest

On November 14, 2013, the Seneca County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit arrested Karrie M. Greenfield-Maslyn, 33, of 1021 Waterloo/Geneva Road, Lot 26, Waterloo, New York, on a warrant for Violation of Felony Probation issued out of the Seneca County Court.  The charge stems from the original charge of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance.  Greenfield-Maslyn was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility without bail.  Greenfield-Maslyn is to reappear in the Seneca County Court at a later date.

Methamphetamine arrests

On November 6, 2013, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested two people following an investigation into an alleged methamphetamine manufacturing location in the Town of Seneca Falls.  A joint investigation between the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office and the Seneca Falls Police Department resulted in a search warrant at 2 Fall Street, Apartment 10, in the Town of Seneca Falls.  During the search warrant execution, Sheriff’s Investigators seized numerous items related to the manufacturing of methamphetamine. 

As a result of the search warrant, Sheriff’s Investigators charged Patricia A. Bruno, 53, of 2 Fall Street, Apartment Ten, Seneca Falls, New York, and John W. Jones, 32, address unknown, with Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine in the third degree, Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the second degree, Conspiracy in the fifth degree.               

Bruno was arraigned in the Waterloo Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on no bail.  Bruno is to reappear in the Waterloo Town Court on November 12, 2013, at 10:30am.               

Jones was also arraigned in the Waterloo Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $5,000 cash bail/$10,000 secured bond.  Jones is to reappear in the Waterloo Town Court on November 12, 2013, at 11:00am.               

The Seneca County Probation Department and Canandaigua Police Department also assisted in the investigation and arrests.


Warrant Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, On 11/06/13 at approximately 11:40pm Deputies arrested Kaley E. Casler of 1944 West Elm St, Oneida NY on an Arrest Warrant issued out of the Town of Waterloo Court. The charges stem from incidents that occurred between 10/28/13 and 11/03/13 in the Town of Waterloo. It is alledged that Casler stalked and harrassed two separate victims by telephone, internet, and messaging on multiple occasions between those dates. Casler was charged with 2 counts of Stalking 4th Degree and 2 counts of Aggravated Harassment 2nd Degree. Casler was arraigned in the Town of Waterloo Court and was committed to the Seneca County Jail on $500.00 cash or $1,000.00 bond. Casler is to re-appear in the Town of Waterloo Court on 11/14/13 to answer the charges. Deputies were assisted by members of the Rochester and Oneida Police Departments.


Family Court Warrant Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 11/3/13 at 10:50am Deputies arrested Peter J. Vega, age 32, of 35 Geneva Street Clyde NY.  The arrest stems from a Family Court Warrant issued out of Seneca County Family Court.  Vega was arraigned in the Town of Romulus Court by Justice Greule and was remanded to the SCCF in lieu of $1500 cash bail.  Vega is to appear when Family Court is in session.

 

 

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Warrant Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, On 10/28/13 at approximately 6:51pm Deputies arrested Charles G. Santmyer age 31 of West Seneca Road in the Town of Covert. The arrest stems from an arrest warrant issued out of the Town of Covert court for Santmyer being a convicted sex offender and failing to report his change of address to New York State, a Class E Felony. Santmyer was located in Tompkins County by Tompkins County Sheriffs Deputies. Santmyer was arraigned in the Covert Town Court and ROR'D. He is due to re-appear in the Covert Town Court on 11/04/13 at 10:00am.


Criminal Contempt Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 10/27/13 at approximately 3:45pm Deputies arrested Eduardo L. Gonzalez age 23 of Sherman Avenue in Newark for Criminal Contempt 2nd degree. The arrest stems from a traffic stop on State Route 96 in the Town of Waterloo where Gonzalez was stopped for speeding, during the traffic stop it was discovered that there was a Class A Order of Protection out of Wayne County Family Court between Gonzalez and the female passenger in his vehicle. Gonzalez was arraigned in the Waterloo Town Court  and ROR'D he is due to re-appear in the Waterloo Town Court on 11/14/13 at 5:00pm.

Sheriff's Narcotic's unit arrest seven

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit recently arrested seven subjects following investigations in the Seneca County community.

Arrested were the following:

Pablo L. Soto-Burgos, 39, of 11 Lakeview Terrace, Rochester, New York, was arrested on two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the third degree, Class B Felonies, and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree, Class B Felonies.  It is alleged that Soto-Burgos sold heroin on two separate occasions in the Town of Junius.  Soto-Burgos was arraigned in Seneca County Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $7,500 cash bail/$15,000 secured bond.  Soto-Burgos is to reappear in the Seneca County Court at a later date.

Morgan L. Price, 21, of 1170 Whiskey Hill Road, Waterloo, New York, was arrested on two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the fourth degree, Class C Felonies, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the fifth degree, Class D Felonies, and one count of Conspiracy in the fourth degree, a Class E Felony.  It is alleged that Price sold hydrocodone (commonly known as Vicodin) on two separate occasions in the Village of Waterloo and Town of Seneca Falls.  It is further alleged that Price worked in concert with others to sell prescription medications in the area.  Price was arraigned in the Waterloo Village Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $4,000 cash bail/$8,000 secured bond.  Price is to reappear in the Waterloo Village Court on October 23, 2013 at 11:30am.

Julie A. Price, 44, of 7463 Route 96, Victor, New York, was arrested on charges of Conspiracy in the fourth degree, a Class E Felony and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree, Class A Misdemeanors.  It is alleged that Price unlawfully possessed a quantity of fentanyl in the Village of Waterloo and worked in concert with others to sell prescription medications in the area.  It is further alleged that Price unlawfully possessed a quantity of Lyrica while being booked into the Seneca County Correctional Facility.  Correction Officers located the Lyrica and turned it over to Sheriff’s Investigators.  Price is currently remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on other charges and was issued appearance tickets to appear in the Waterloo Village Court on November 6, 2013 and Romulus Town Court on November 8, 2013.

Ralph J. Garafalo, 56, of 429 West Main Street, Waterloo, New York, was arrested on a charge of Conspiracy in the fourth degree, a Class E Felony.  It is alleged that Garafalo was supplying others with his prescription medications so that they could sell them to others.  Garafalo is currently remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on other charges and was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Waterloo Village Court on November 6, 2013.

Curtis M. Burdick, 55, of 2 Fall Street, Apartment 19, Seneca Falls, New York, was arrested on a charge of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the fifth degree, a Class D Felony.  It is alleged that Burdick sold Tramadol in the Town of Seneca Falls.  Burdick was arraigned in the Waterloo Village Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on no bail.  Burdick was to reappear in the Seneca Falls Town Court on October 17, 2013 at 3:30pm.

Thomas Villa IV, 20, of 103 East Elizabeth Street, Waterloo, New York, was arrested on three counts of Promoting Prison Contraband in the second degree, Class A Misdemeanors.  It is alleged that Villa possessed three different types of prescription medications while incarcerated in the Seneca County Correctional Facility.  It is believed the prescribed medications belonged to other inmates who utilized a common method of “cheeking” the medications at the time of dispensing, only to be hoarded or used as a form of currency.  Correction Officers located the medications and turned them over to Sheriff’s Investigators.  Villa is currently remanded at the Seneca County Correctional Facility on other charges and was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Romulus Town Court on October 25, 2013 at 10am.

Brandon A. Tam, 27, of 14 Swift Street, Waterloo, New York, was arrested on a charge of Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.  It is alleged that Tam was in possession of marihuana while at his residence in the Village of Waterloo.  Tam was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Waterloo Village Court at a later date.

Assistance in the investigations and arrests was provided by the Geneva Police Department, Monroe County Probation Department, Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, Seneca Falls Police Department, and the Waterloo Police Department.


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