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

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

Honored Officer

March 8,2016

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

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

Congratulations  Deputy Jacobsen

 


Travel Advisory

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

HEROIN/DRUGS

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

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

CONFIDENTIAL DRUG TIP LINE

800-GO-TO-JAIL

1-800-468-6524

ALL CALLS WILL BE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. 


IRS SCAM

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

fraud alert

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

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


Free Boater Safety Courses.

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

Beware of ongoing scams

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

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

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

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


2013 Sheriff's Annual Report available online

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

News from the SCSO

DOMESTIC

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on 01/18/18 at approximately 8:28am Deputies arrested Steven T. Grillone, age 30 of 280 Fall St Seneca Falls, following an investigation for a domestic dispute. Sheriff's Deputies report they responded to a report of a domestic in progress at a residence on Rt 96 in the Town of Waterloo. Deputies arrested Grillone as he was leaving the scene after strangling a 35 year old female Seneca Falls resident  to the point of unconsciousness , after breaking items while  six children under the age of 12 were in the home.  Grillone was charged with the following; two counts of Strangulation in the Second Degree (a class D felony), harassment second (a violation), two counts of criminal mischief in the fourth degree ( a class a misdemeanor), six counts of endangering the welfare of a child (a class a misdemeanor) and criminal contempt in the second degree (a class a misdemeanor). Grillone was arraigned in the town of Tyre Court and remanded to the Seneca County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash / $20,000 secure bond. Deputies report that the investigation is continuing and Grillone is due to appear in court on tuesday January 23, 2018 at 4:30 pm to answer  the charges.

Bench Warrant

 


The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on January 16, 2018 at approximately 2PM, Investigators with the Narcotics Unit arrested Dorothy C. Taylor, age 41, with a last known address in Geneva, NY.  Taylor was arrested on a bench warrant for Failure to Appear on original charges of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the third degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree, both Class B Felonies.  Taylor is accused of selling “crack” cocaine in the Town of Junius during the month of November, 2016.  Taylor was arraigned at the Town of Junius Court where she was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $5,000 cash, $10,000 secured bond.  Taylor is scheduled to re-appear at the Town of Junius Court on January 18, 2018.


 


DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff’s office reports that on January 10th, 2018 at about 01:11 AM , Seneca County Deputies arrested Jayne E Miller, Age 57, of 1790 Gilbert RD, Ovid. Miller was charged with Driving while intoxicated, BAC of .08% or more along with other vehicle and traffic violations.

 

Deputies report that the arrest stems from an accident on County Road 132 in Ovid , in which  Miller ran a stop sign, and drove off the roadway and through a ditch coming to rest on the other side.  Deputies report Miller was uninjured in the accident. Miller was issued appearance tickets and is to reappear in the Town of Ovid court at a later date to answer the charges.


Pistol Permit Recertification

To the citizens of Seneca County,

 

I would like to take a moment to remind you of an important deadline that is fast approaching.  As those of you who are pistol permit holders may already be aware, January 31st is the date by which many people must submit their pistol permit recertification to the New York State Police.  If you obtained a pistol permit before January 15, 2013, then the 31st is the last day when you can submit your recertification.  For those of you who obtained a pistol permit after January 15, 2013, then you must recertify by the 5 year anniversary date from when you originally obtained your permit.

 

I know many people are angry about this law, and are skeptical of its ultimate intent, but I must impress upon you the importance of complying with the law and recertifying.  Under the law, your failure to recertify will result in the automatic revocation of your pistol permit and your right to possess your weapons.

 

However much you may disagree with the SAFE Act and its aims, please do not jeopardize your eligibility to possess a pistol permit by failing to follow the law.  The State Police are available to answer any questions about the recertification process you may have.  You can also find information about how to recertify online at https://safeact.ny.gov/

 

Sincerely

 

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Seneca County


Structure Fire

     Seneca Co. Sheriff Tim Luce reports that on 1/10/18 at 2:42PM Deputies and Investigators reponded to 1229 Birdsey Rd in the Town of Junius for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival Deputies found the cobblestone home fully engulfed.

     The following fire departments and agencies responded to the scene to battle the blaze:

Junius Volunteer Fire Department who was in charge at the scene as well as Magee VFD,Waterloo VFD, Fayette VFD, Border City VFD, Canoga VFD, Varick VFD, Romulus VFD, Geneva City Fire Dept., Oaks Corners VFD, Phelps VFD, North Side VFD, Clyde VFD, Savannah VFD, North Seneca Ambulance, Seneca County Co-Ordinators and the New York State Police. Seneca Falls VFD and Life Net were on stanby while crews battled the blaze. Crews remained on scene until approximately 8pm.

     Deputies said that the residence is owned by Doris and Walter Wolf (both age 75 ). Deputies report that the residence was insured and was a total loss. The Junius Fire Chief has listed the the cause of the fire as undetermined at this time.  


Monthly Snapshot

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR DECEMBER 2017

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT:

Total Calls For Service: 987

Total Arrests: 61

NARCO:

Total new drug cases: 8

Total arrests: 4

CORRECTIONS:

Average Number of Inmates: 91

Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $45,079.24, Yearly Total: $553,322.29

CIVIL:

Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 56

Total Income Executions: 23

Total Evictions: 4

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH:

December 5th, 2017: Narco apprehended and charged a suspect for allegedly selling narcotic medication.

December 6-7, 2017: Investigators assisted Geneva P.D. with a murder investigation and apprehension of the suspect.

December 17th, 2017: A man’s life was saved when an off duty deputy used the Heimlich maneuver on a choking victim.

December 20th, 2017: A teenager’s life was saved when deputies used “Narcan” and chest compressions to bring back a youth who had overdosed.

December 28th, 2017: Narco apprehended and charged a suspect for selling “crack” cocaine in the Village of Waterloo.

December 2017: Two investigators were trained as forensic interviewers of children in accordance with training goals and in cooperation with the Child Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes.

December, 2017:  Investigators arrested 3 suspects for Welfare Fraud totaling 7 charges.

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere

 


DWAI -drugs

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on January 9, 2018, at 330pm, Deputies arrested Linda Wells age 60 of 1824 Auburn Rd #3I, Seneca Falls New York on State Route 414 in the Town of Fayette for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs.  Deputies report Wells had been operating a motor vehicle in an impaired state when she drove off of the roadway and became stuck in a snow filled ditch. Wells was released on appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear back to the Town of Fayette Court February 21, 2018 at 7pm.


Criminal Contempt 2nd Degree Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on January 8th, 2018 at approximately 1145 hours, Sheriff's Investigators arrested Jeremiah P. Hall age 37, of 1 Center Street Waterloo, New York, for one count of Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree.

 The arrest stems from an incident where Hall was located at a Town of Waterloo residence with a female with whom he had a stay away order of protection with.

 Hall was arraigned before the Town of Tyre Court and released on his own recognizance.  Hall is to reappear before the Town of Waterloo Court on February 9th, 2018 at 0830 hours.  

 

 

 

 


FCA Warrant of Arrest

On January 5th 2018 at 1030 am Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Lori J. Agnello age 52 of 19 B Miller Street Seneca Falls on a Seneca County Family Court issued arrest warrant. Agnello was arraigned before Family Court Judge Dennis F. Bender and released to appear at a later date.

 

 

 


CPCS 7th/ UPM arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on December 28th at 2pm, Sheriff's Deputies arrested 24 year old Dylan C. Boyle Slack of 1908 Seneca Street in Rolumus following a complaint at his residence. Slack was found to be in possession of several individual bags of marihuana as well as a quantity of Xanax (alprazolam) a controlled substance. Slack was charged with the violation of unlawful possession of marihuana as well Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree, a class A misdemeanor. Boyle Slack was issued appearance tickets directing him to appear in the Town of Romulus court on the 26th of January at 10:00am to answer the charges. 

Request for assistance- Warrant subject

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is actively seeking the whereabouts of Joshua A. Morgan, age 22.  Morgan has an active felony arrest warrant on charges of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, both Class B Felonies.  Morgan has ties to the Village of Waterloo and the Village of Newark.  Morgan may also be in the North Carolina area working a construction job.  If anyone has any information on his whereabouts, they are urged to call the Seneca County 911 Center at (315) 539-9241 or the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at (315) 220-3240.  It is believed that Morgan is aware of the warrant, but has not cooperated with Investigators.  Sheriff’s Investigators do not have any reason to believe that Morgan is dangerous.  Sheriff’s Investigators urge the public to call the police and not attempt to detain Morgan.  Callers may remain anonymous.


Narcotics Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on December 28th, 2017, the Narcotics Unit arrested Stacie A. Crawford, age 38, of 9890 Glenmark Rd., North Rose, NY. Crawford was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree, a Class B Felony. It is alleged that Crawford possessed and sold “crack” cocaine in the Town of Waterloo.  Crawford was arraigned in the Town of Tyre Court where she was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $3,000/$6,000.  She is scheduled to re-appear at a later date.  The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by members of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and Newark Police Department.


Domestic


On 01/01/2018 at about 7:50 Pm Sheriff Deputies responded to a Domestic Incident that occurred in the Town of Waterloo.  Deputies Arrested Robert A. Silbernagel of 989 Waterloo Geneva Road Budget Inn room 35 for the charge of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  The arrest stemmed from a Domestic Incident that occurred in the Town of Waterloo.  It was alleged that Robert got into a verbal altercation and put his hands on a 16 YO , in which he  slammed into the wall.  Silbernagel was not scene when Deputies arrived but was later found at his residence and taken into custody.  He was arraigned in the Village of Waterloo Court and   was released on his own recognizance and is to appear at the Town of Waterloo Court on 01/26/2018 at 9:00 Am to answer the charges.



PD accident/ leaving scene

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 12/22/17 at approx. 1755 hrs Deputies responded to the area of River Rd and 96A for reports of a vehicle into a telephone pole with wires down blocking the road. Upon arrival Deputies were informed by witnesses that the subject of the vehicle had fled the scene into nearby woods. Deputies were assisted by the NYSP and Waterloo Police department in searching the area. The Sheriff’s Office K9 unit also assisted in the search , but were unable to locate the subject. While on the scene Deputies discovered that the driver of the vehicle was Don S Trout, age 33, of  1130 Rt 96 Waterloo. Trout was later located by a family member and brought to a nearby hospital to be checked over. Trout was issued  Traffic Tickets for : leaving the scene of a property damage accident, unreasonable speed, moved from lane unsafely, and drove across hazardous markings . Trout is to appear to the Town of Fayette court on 02/07/18 at 1900hrs to answer to the charges.


Seneca County Correction Officers Donate to Golisano Children's Hospital

Seneca County Correction Officers participated in a "No Shave November" fundraising event. Each officer paid a dollar a day not to shave. Female officers and civilian staff participated by wearing colored Tee-shirts. The event raised $1350.00 which was presented to Golisano Children's Hospital. Sheriff Luce stated that he was very proud of his staff for their community involvement. 

DWAI Drugs

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on December 20th 2017 at 05:00 PM Deputies arrested Scott M Knowlton, 19, of 15 West St Waterloo NY on State Route 414 in the Town of Tyre. Knowlton was charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, Unlawful Possession of Marihuana and Failure to Use Designated Lane. The arrest stems from an investigation into a two car property damage accident. Knowlton was north bound on State Route 414 when he left the roadway driving over a curb and struck another motor vehicle. His vehicle was towed from the scene. The second vehicle driven by Cynthia A Cecce  age 65 of Seneca Falls NY along with an 8 year old child as a passenger was exiting a Town of Tyre business when they were struck in the driver’s side. Both were uninjured and the vehicle was driven from the scene.  Upon further investigation,  Knowlton was arrested for DWAI- drugs , Sheriff's Deputies report that shortly after being secured in the rear of the patrol car , Knowlton went unconscious. Deputies immediately began CPR and then administered multple doses of Narcan . Knowlton was revived and transported by North Seneca Ambulance to Geneva General Hospital where he was treated and released.   Knowlton was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Tyre Court on January 31st 2018 to answer the charges. 

 


Grand Larceny Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on December 18th, 2017 at approximately 11:54 AM, Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Corey D. Griffen age 28, of 326 Halseyville Road Ithaca for Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony.

It is alleged that Griffen stole over $6,400.00 worth of auto parts from a Town of Covert business and scrapped them in the City of Ithaca on multiple dates.

Griffen was arraigned before the Town of Tyre Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000.00 bail $10,000.00 secured bond.

Griffen is to reappear in the Town of Covert Court at a later date.  

 

 

 


Welfare Fraud Arrests

On December 14, 2017, at about 12:53pm, Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Jeremy U. Trapp, age 32, of 41 Church Street, Apt. A-5, Waterloo, New York, on three counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, Class E Felonies.  It is alleged that Trapp failed to disclose household income on three separate occasions while applying for monetary benefits with Seneca County.  Trapp was released on an appearance ticket to appear in the Waterloo Village Court on January 3, 2018 at 5pm.

On December 14, 2017, at about 1:45pm, Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Johnny L. Goodwine, age 27, of 280 Fall Street, Apt. D-1, Seneca Falls, New York, on one count of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, a Class E Felony.  It is alleged that Goodwine failed to disclose household income while applying for monetary benefits with Seneca County.  Goodwine was released on an appearance ticket to appear in the Waterloo Village Court on December 20, 2017 at 5pm.


DWI

On December 13th, at around 8:20pm, Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident on Bromka road near Log City Road. The vehicle's operator, Daniel M. Barton, 53, of 4681 Kings  Romulus NY was East bound on Bromka when he crashed into the ditch. Upon further investigation Deputies determined that Barton was intoxicated, and was arrested for DWI.  Sheriff's Deputies issued Barton tickets for DWI, aggravated unlicensed operator 3rd, operating without insurance, unlicensed operator, uninspected motor vehicle, unregistered motor vehicle, and improper plates. Barton was released on appearance tickets, and is to appear in the Town of Romulus Court on December 22nd.


Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on December 11th, 2017 at approximately 4PM, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Ann M. Rodriguez, age 61, of Seneca Falls, NY.  Rodriguez was arrested at her residence and charged with multiple counts of failure to appear after a warrant was lodged for her arrest.  Rodriguez was previously arrested on charges related to possessing and selling cocaine in the Town of Seneca Falls.  Rodriguez was arraigned at the Town of Tyre Court where she was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $500/$1000.  She is scheduled to appear in the Town of Seneca Falls Court at a later date.


Prison Contraband/UPM

Seneca Co. Sheriff W. Timothy Luce reports that on 12/11/17 Investigators of the Criminal Investigations Division arrested Tyler J. Lambert,20, currently of the Seneca County Correctional Facility on the charges of Promoting Prison Contrband in the 2nd degree and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. It is alledged that Lambert was in possession of marijuana and a lighter on 12/10/17 while incarcerated in the facility. This incident was due to a "Shake Down" conducted by alert  Correction Officers, after smelling burnt marijuana. Lambert was issued appearance tickets for the Town of Romulus Court and will appear on 12/22/17 at 10:00 am.

Grand Larceny/ID Theft

The Seneca Co. Sheriff W. Timothy Luce reports that on 12/8/17 at 10:00 am Criminal Investigators arrested Kayla M. Voit,20, of 18 Barker St. Seneca Falls at the conclusion of a larceny investigation. Investigators charged Voit with Grand Larceny in the 4th degree( E felony), Identity Theft in the 2nd degree( E felony) and two counts of Petit Larceny. It is alledged that Voit obtained the debit card of an employee at a Town of Varick business and used the credit card information to buy items for herself. Voit was arraigned in the Town of Romulus Court on the charges. Voit was committed to the custody of the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $250 cash of $500 bond. Voit will appear in the Towns of Seneca Falls Court at an undetermined date and time to answer the Identity Theft and petit larceny charges. Investigators report Voit will appear in the Town of Varick Court for the Grand Larceny 4th degree charge at a later date.

Scam Alert

Sheriff Luce is alerting people about recent scams. Holiday season is also scam season. Scammers will call, email or mail communications that are false in order to steal from the recipients. They often pose as sweepstakes officials, police, IRS agents and even representatives of utility companies like cable, internet and power. Recently a call was received in Waterloo from a scammer posing as a cable T.V. and internet providor. The callers ultimately try to obtain personal information such as dates of birth, social security numbers, account numbers, etc. They may also try and get you to send money and offer “to good to be true” deals. The sheriff warns all citizens to be wary of these scams and to report any suspicious calls to law enforcement as soon as possible. Scammers can be very persistent; if you give them even partial information it can trigger more calls.

 


DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff’s office reports that on November 27th, 2017 at about 12:04 AM , Seneca County Deputies arrested Daniel S Kotyk, Age 65, of 26 ½ Clinton Street Seneca Falls, on Black Brook Road in the Town of Seneca Falls. Kotyk was charged with Driving while intoxicated, Aggravated driving while intoxicated (above .18%), along with other vehicle and traffic violations.

 Deputies report that the arrest stems from accident where Kotyk drove off the roadway and striking two reflector posts and coming to rest in the ditch at the corner of Black Brook road and Clinton Street. Kotyk was arraigned in the Town of Seneca Falls Court where he was ROR’ed. Kotyk is to reappear in the Town of Seneca Falls court at a later date to answer the charges.

Welfare Fraud Arrest

On December 1, 2017, at about 9:20am, Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Stacy M. Wilson, age 47, of 13 VanRenssalaer Street, Lot 1, Seneca Falls, New York, on charges of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, a Class E Felony, Welfare Fraud in the Fourth Degree, a Class E Felony, and Misuse of Food Stamps, a Class A Misdemeanor.  It is alleged that Wilson failed to disclose household income when applying for public benefits with Seneca County.  Wilson was released on an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Waterloo Village Court on January 17, 2018, at 5pm.

AGG DWI, Leaving the scene PD

The Seneca County Sheriff’s office reports that on November 30, 2017 at about 6:16 PM , Seneca County Deputies arrested Jamie L Huff , Age 37, of 7621 County Road 129 Ovid, NY, on Rock River Road in the Town of Ovid. Huff was charged with Driving while intoxicated, Aggravated driving while intoxicated (above .18%), leaving the scene of a property damage accident and unregistered motor vehicle.

Deputies report that the arrest stems from accident where Huff left the scene after going off the road and striking a tree on Rock River Road Town of Ovid. Deputies report that they found Huff at a nearby residence where she was placed under arrest for DWI. Huff was arraigned in the Town of Ovid Court where she was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional facility in lue of $500 cash/ $1000 bond. Huff  is to appear before the Town of Ovid Court on December 19th to answer the charges.


Possession of Stolen Property

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on November 24th  at 08:18PM, Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Joseph K. Scott, 27, of Draper St Rochester NY, at a local business in the Town of Junius. Scott was found to be in possession of stolen property which was contained inside a tinfoil lined bag.  Scott was charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property and Possession of Burglar's Tools . Scott was arraigned in the Town of Junius Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $1,000 cash bail $2,000 secured bond and is to reappear in the Town of Junius Court on December 21st, 2017 to answer the charges.

 


AGG DWI, Leaving the scene PD

The Seneca County Sheriff’s office reports that on November 17, 2017, at about 9:03 PM, Seneca County Deputies arrested Mason J Nye , Age 23, of 9320 County Road 137 Lodi, NY , on County Road 137 in the Town of Lodi. Nye was charged with Driving while intoxicated, Aggravated driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

Deputies report that the arrest stems from accident where Nye left the scene after going off the road striking a tree, car and a shed near the intersection of County Road 137 and Skinner Road in the Town of Lodi. Deputies report that they found Nye at his residence where he was placed under arrest for DWI. Nye was released on appearance tickets and is to appear before the Lodi Town court on November 21, 2017 to answer the charges.


Aggravated DWI - Leandra's Law

On November 17, 2017 at about 6:18pm, Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Ramona D. Godley, age 43, of 310 Floral Avenue, Apartment 302, Ithaca, New York, following a traffic stop on Route 96 in the Town of Fayette.  Sheriff's Deputies located the vehicle that Godley was operating after the 911 Center received several reports of an erratic driver.  Upon stopping the vehicle, Sheriff's Deputies discovered that Godley was operating the vehicle in an intoxicated condition with her seven year old child riding as a passenger.  It is further alleged that Godley was unlawfully in possession of a quantity of Clonazepam.  The child was taken into emergency custody by Sheriff's Deputies at the scene and later turned over to Seneca County Child Protective Services.  Godley was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (BAC of .18% or more), Felony Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated - Child in Car ("Leandra's Law"), Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, and Failure to Keep Right.  Godley was arraigned in the Ovid Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $2,500 cash bail/$5,000 secured bond.  Godley is to reappear in the Ovid Town Court on November 21, 2017 at 2pm.  The child was uninjured during the incident.

Arrest -Agg Family offense

On November 15, 2017 at about 10:45am, Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Joseph P. Camacho, age 41, no permanent address, on four counts of Aggravated Family Offense, Class E Felonies.  It is alleged that Camacho violated an order of protection on four separate occasions in October of 2017.  Camacho was arraigned in the Lodi Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $5,000 cash bail/$10,000 secured bond.  Camacho is to reappear in the Lodi Town Court on November 21, 2017 at 1pm.

Crim Poss weapon /resisting arrest

On November 14, 2017, at about 4:09am, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Loirmus Desius, age 27, of 71 Phelps Street, Lyons, New York, following a reported disturbance at a Town of Tyre business.  Desius was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest, and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.  It is alleged that Desius physically obstructed Sheriff’s Deputies from conducting an official police investigation.  While Sheriff’s Deputies were taking Desius into custody, he physically resisted them .  After Desius was taken into custody, Sheriff’s Deputies discovered that he was in possession of a loaded handgun and a quantity of marihuana.  At the time of the arrest, Desius did not possess a pistol permit.  Desius was arraigned in the Tyre Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on no bail due to having two previous felony convictions. 

Desius is to reappear in the Tyre Town Court on November 17, 2017 at 10am. Deputies report the investigation is continuing


Criminal Contempt 2nd Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on November 10th, 2017 at 4:00PM, Investigators arrested Casey A Carragher, age 30, of Canandaigua, NY.  Carragher was charged with two counts of Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree, Class A Misdemeanors.  The arrest stems from a complaint in the Town of Romulus where Carragher allegedly went to a residence where there was a valid class “A” stay away order of protection in place.  Carragher was released on appearance tickets.  She is scheduled to appear at the Town of Romulus Court on December 8th, 2017 at 10:00AM.


Fugitive from Justice Arrest

On November 10, 2017, at about 4:30pm, Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Carl W. Barber, age 67, no permanent address, as a Fugitive from Justice.  Barber is currently wanted by the State of Texas on the original charge of Aggravated Robbery.  Barber was arraigned in the Lodi Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on no bail.  Barber will reappear in the Seneca County Court at a later date for an extradition hearing.

DI arrest

On November 4, 2017, at approximately 10AM, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Town of Tyre for the report of a Domestic. A male, later identified as Jason Welch, age 39, of 1314 Lake St, Elmira NY, was found to the be walking away from where the domestic took place. Seneca Falls Police Department was made aware and detained Welch roadside while Sheriff Deputies were following up at the crime scene. Welch was brought to the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office where he was taken into custody on charges stemming from the domestic including Harassment in the First Degree. Welch was arraigned in the Town of Waterloo Court and committed to the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center on $500 Cash Bail $1,000 Bond. Welch is to appear to the Town of Tyre Court on November 7, 20176 at 5PM.


DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on November 5th, 2017 at 12:20 AM, Deputies arrested Sarah E. Murray, 21, of 9333 Congress St Ext, on State Route 89 in the Town of Covert. Murray was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with .08% of 1% or more, and driving over hazard markings. Murray was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Covert Court on December 4th 2017 to answer the charges. 


Welfare Fraud Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on November 3rd, 2017 at approximately 9:30AM, Sheriff's Investigators arrested Urcelina Rosario, age 51, of 246 Ovid Street Seneca Falls on one count of Welfare Fraud in the Fourth Degree and three counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, all class E Felonies.

It is alledged Rosario did commit a fradulent welfare act to obtain Medicaid Benefits for which she was not entitled. It is also alledged, Rosario did knowingly complete and file false paperwork while at the Seneca County Division of Human Services Department on three separate occasions.  

Rosario was released on appearance tickets and is to appear before the Waterloo Village Court on December 6th, 2017 at 5:00PM to answer the charges.

 

 

  


Narcotics Arrest

On October 26, 2017, at about 10:30am, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Ryan J. Reeder, age 35, of 4568 Route 96A, Romulus, New York, on a charge of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony.  The arrest stems from a traffic stop on Sessler Drive in the Town of Waterloo on October 10, 2017, where Reeder was found to be in possession of multiple individual baggies of Fentanyl with the intent to sell them.  Reeder was arraigned in the Town of Waterloo Court and was released back to the custody of the Ontario County Jail where he is being held on similar charges.  The Geneva Police Department assisted in the investigation and arrest.


AUO 2nd

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 10/23/2017 at approximately 11:23PM deputies arrested Sarah Jetty, 37, of Seneca Falls for aggravated unlicensed operation 2rd. The arrest stems from a traffic stop that took place in the Town of Seneca Falls where deputies learned that Jetty was operating a motor vehicle while having a suspended license in New York State.  Jetty was issued uniform traffic tickets and turned over to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office to answer a warrant relating to the suspensions. Jetty is to appear in the town of Seneca Falls Court at a later date to answer the charge.


AUO 3rd

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 10/22/2017 at approximately 5:42AM deputies arrested Calvin N Bivens, 43, of Lithonia GA for aggravated unlicensed operation 3rd. The arrest stems from a traffic stop that took place on RTE 318 in the Town of Junius where it was discovered by deputies that Bivens was operating while his license was suspended in New York State. Bivens was released with uniform traffic tickets to appear in the town of Junius Court at a later date to answer the charge.


Trespass

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 10/24/17 at approx. 9:32pm deputies arrested Justin P Voorhees, 37, of 124 1/2 Stark St Waterloo for Trespass. The arrest stems from an incident that took place at a busniess in the Town of Tyre where Voorhees was asked to leave and refused. Voorhees was arraigned in the Town of Tyre Court and committed to the Seneca County Jail on $250 cash 1000 bond. Voorhees is to reappear at the Town of Tyre court on a later date to answer to the charge.

HALLOWEEN SAFETY

 

 

Seneca County to Participate in Statewide STOP-DWI Halloween

Crackdown Enforcement Effort

Impaired Driving Crackdown runs October 27th – November 1st, 2017

Seneca County Sheriff W. Timothy Luce announced today that all Seneca County Police Agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.

 

Halloween is meant to be scary, but not when it comes to driving. When it comes to impaired driving Halloween can turn the roads into a horror fest. While we spend time trick or treating and hosting parties with our loved ones, law enforcement officers across New York State will take to the roads in an effort to stop impaired driving, prevent injuries and save lives. The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on October 27th and will end on November 1st.  New York State Police, County Sheriff and municipal law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force.

Research shows that high-visibility enforcement can reduce impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent.  Sobriety checkpoints play a key part in raising awareness about the problem. 

Tragically, Halloween impaired-driving fatalities are on the rise. There were 55 deaths on Halloween night in 2015, up from 17 in 2011—and steadily increasing each year in between. If you plan to go out with the ghouls and goblins to enjoy an adult beverage, make sure you plan a safe ride home before you leave the house. Even if you “only have a couple,” you are in no shape to drive.

 

The STOP-DWI Halloween Weekend Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by the New York State STOP-DWI Association with additional funding from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and implemented by the STOP-DWI  Foundation.  Throughout the remainder of the year the Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign will also target Thanksgiving and the national Holiday Season in December.

 

 

While STOP-DWI efforts across New York have led to significant reductions in the numbers of alcohol and drug related fatalities, still too many lives are being lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers. Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving. Let’s make memories, not nightmares! Have a safe and happy Halloween Weekend!

 

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce


Endangering the welface of child

10/19/2017: The Seneca County Sheriff's Office Family Services Unit arrested Stevie Yoder, age 44 of 6081 Rt 414 Romulus.Yoder was charged with four counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The charges result from an investigation into a report of domestic violence at a Town of Romulus residence. It is alleged that Yoder was physically violent and used excessive corporal punishment with children less than 17 years old. Yoder was arraigned before the Town of Lodi court, committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $ 2500 cash, $5000 bail bond.  Yoder is to appear before the Town of Romulus court at a later date. 

Structure Fire

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on October 14th, 2017 at about 0430AM, Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a structure fire at 2901 Kuneytown Rd in the Town of Fayette.  At the time of the fire Arlyn D Wise, 28 , his wife Krista B. Wise, 29 and their 4 children, were all in the house. No one was injured in the fire and all made it safely outside the house. The house is owned by Aaron R. Wise of 3759 Ridge Rd in the Town of Fayette. The preliminary finding is that a faulty humidifier caused the fire  The home sustained an approximate $100,000 worth of damage and was insured. Seneca Falls Fire Department, Fayette Fire Department, Canoga Fire Department, Waterloo Fire Department, and North Seneca Ambulance responded to the scene. 

Criminal Contempt 2nd


On 10/08/2017 at around 10:16 PM Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested David J. Corning age 51 of Rumsey St Bath NY for Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree.  The charge stemmed from an incident that occurred on 10/07/2017 at around 5:42 PM in the Town of Ovid , in which Corning had violated an order of protection.  Corning  was arraigned at the Town of Covert Court  and released  on his own recognizance to reappear at the Town of Ovid Court on 10/17/2017 at 10:00 Am to answer the charges.



Bench Warrant

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on October 5th, 2017 at approximately 8:30AM Sheriff's Deputies arrested Derrick J. Sedore age 31 of 1334 Bladina Street Utica on a bench warrant for failure to appear issued out of the Town of Tyre Court.

Sedore was arraigned before the Town of Tyre Court and released on his own recognizance. Sedore is to reappear before the Town of Tyre Court on October 24th, 2017 at 9:00AM.

 

 


Identity Theft

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that Investigators arrested Adam W. Spinner,46, of 28 Auburn Rd. Apt B3, Seneca Falls NY on Monday 10/2/17.

It is reported that Spinner was charged with the following: One Count of Identity Theft in the 3rd degree and two counts of Petit Larcent both of which are class A misdemeanors. In addition, Spinner was charged with felony counts of Identity Theft 1st degree, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the second degree, Forgery in the second degree and Grand Larceny in the fourth degree. Investigators said that Spinner forged an online application for a credit card in someone else's name, obtained said credit card and used it for purchases and cash in the Seneca Falls area.

Spinner was arraigned in the Town of Junius Court in front of Justice Laird. Spinner was remanded to the Seneca Co. Jail in Leiu of $4000 cash bail or $8000 insured bond and will apprear in the Town of Seneca Falls Court on 10/5/17 to answer the charges. The Seneca Co. Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Seneca Co. District Attorney's Office and the Seneca Falls Police Department.


DWAI Arrest

The Seneca County Office reports that on September 20th, 2017, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Barbara L. Deangelis, of 6080 Lake Street Cayuga NY, on St Rt 89, in the Town of Fayette at 9:58am.  Upon investigation Deangelis was charged DWAI- Drugs.

Deputies report that the arrest stemmed from a  PI Accident on State Route 89 in the Town of Fayette, in which Deangelis went off the roadway traveling southbound into a ditch and struck a culvert and overturned .  Deangelis suffered minor injuries and signed off refusing medical treatment from South Seneca Ambulance at the scene . Further investigation showed Deangelis was driving under the influence of a drug.  Deangelis was arrested and released on an appearance ticket and is to appear at the Town of Fayette Court on 11/01/2017 at 7:00 PM to answer for the charges.


Structure Fire

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on 9-16 -17  , Sheriff's Deputies responded to a structure fire at 3139 Disinger Road  Waterloo ,in the Town of Fayette. Deputies report a barn suffered extensive damage, the adjacent residence suffered minor damage. The barn was ruled a total loss after catching fire at approximately 6:42 P.M. It was owned by Thelma S. Dadson, age 96 of 3139 Disinger Road. Dadson was home at the time of the fire and was escorted to a safe distance. The Fayette Fire Department responded with assistance from Border City, Varick, Seneca Falls, Waterloo, Romulus, Ovid, Magee, Junius and Canoga Fire Departments. North Seneca Ambulance as well as Seneca Falls Police Department assisted. The fire was ruled as a possible electrical fire. The structure was insured.

 


CPCS 7th and Promoting Prision Contraband 2nd

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Reports that on 09/14/17 at approx. 1405 hrs Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Adrian Selever, 27, for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree and Promoting Prison Contraband 2nd degree. The arrest stems from an incident at the Seneca County Correction Facility where Selever is currently an inmate ,and was found to be in possession of Buprenorphine (suboxone) a narcotic drug. Selever was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Town of Romulus Court on Oct 13 at 10AM. 


Family Court Warrant

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on September 14, 2017 at 06:00 AM, Deputies arrested Mark T Shannon, 50, of 1592 Wellington Ave Savannah NY, on a Seneca County Family Court Warrant. Shannon was arraigned in the Town of Tyre Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $500 cash bail, $1,000 secured bond. Shannon is to reappear in Seneca County Family Court at a later date to answer the charges.

 


DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on September 9th 2017 at 05:30 AM, Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Lloyd M Moore Jr, 25, of 43 Herbert St Geneva NY, on State Route 96 in the Town of Covert. Moore was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with .08% of 1% or more, Driving Across Hazardous Markings, Consumption of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle and Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident. The arrest stems from an investigation into a one car property damage accident on State Route 96 in the Town of Covert. Moore was traveling north bound on State Route 96 when he left the east shoulder of the roadway striking a sign and overturning after striking a ditch. The vehicle then went airborne coming to rest on its roof after traveling through a metal pole barn. The vehicle suffered extensive damage and was towed from the scene. Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Interlaken Fire Dept and Trumansburg Ambulance. Moore was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Covert Court on October 16th 2017 to answer the charges.

 


Felony DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on September 8th, 2017 at 02:30AM, Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Kenneth J Reed, 31, of 33 Ernestine St Rochester NY, on State Route 318 in the Town of Junius. Deputies report that Reed was observed driving at a high rate of speed and upon further investigation Deputies determined that he was intoxicated. Reeds license to operate a motor vehicle was also suspended.  Reed was charged with Felony Driving While Intoxicated, Felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operator in the 1st Degree and Speeding. Reed was arraigned in the Town of Junius Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $4000 cash bail $8000  bond and is to reappear in the Town of Junius Court on September 11 2017 to answer the charges.


Custodial Interference Arrest

On August 28, 2017, at 11AM  Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jazmine R. Arnold, age 27, formerly of 5625 Route 96, Romulus, New York, on arrest warrants for Custodial Interference in the First Degree and Violation of a Family Court Order.  It is alleged that Arnold unlawfully transported her child out of state in violation of a court order issued out of Seneca County Family Court.  Sheriff’s Deputies worked in conjunction with the Cobb County, Georgia Police Department where she was located and taken into custody without incident on Aug 18th.  The 18 month old male  child  was also found safe and later transported back to the State of New York.

Arnold was arraigned in the Waterloo Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $1,000 cash bail/$2,000 secured bond.  If Arnold is released, she will also be subject to the terms and conditions of the Pre-Trial Release Program.  Arnold is to reappear in the Romulus Town Court on September 22, 2017 at 10am.  A court date for Arnold’s Family Court appearance has not been scheduled at this time.


 

 


Agg DWI arrest

Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies report the arrest of Michael S. Rooney age 39 of 1157 Waterloo – Geneva Rd room #6 Waterloo NY for DWI. Deputies report  that they observed  Rooney traveling west in the Village of Waterloo at a high rate of speed. Once Rooney was stopped , Sheriff's  Deputies investigated the incident and determined that Rooney was intoxicated.   Rooney was charged with aggravated DWI, DWI and speed in zone, he was arraigned in the Village of Waterloo Court and was ROR'd  and  is to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on 09-06-2017 at 5:00pm to answer  the charges.


3 Car MVA

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, that on Aug 20 at about 12 noon, Deputies responded to a three-car personal injury accident at the intersection of State Route 89 and County Rd 139 in the Town of Ovid. A vehicle being operated by Amanda L. Marshall, 29, of 1321 Gilpin Ave Wilmington DE was traveling Southbound on State Route 89, while a vehicle being operated by Stephan D. Houck, 70, of 360 Furman St Brooklyn NY was traveling Westbound on Co Rd 139 and failed to stop a the Stop sign. The two vehicles collided and caused Houcks vehicle to spin out of control.  Houck then collided with a third  vehicle that was stopped at the stop sign on the West side of the intersection, the vehicle was operated by Joseph W. Farrell, 67, of 147 Post Creek Rd Beaver Dams NY. Houck and his passenger Toni C. Lichstein age 70 of Brooklyn NY reported pain in the chest  but refused medical attention at the scene. Houcks’ vehicle suffered extensive damage to the passenger’s side and was towed from the scene.  Marshall complained of knee pain and was transported by South Seneca Ambulance to Cayuga Medical Center for treatment.  Marshalls passenger,  Elyssa M. Swern, 27, of 1611 Country Mill Rd Cranbury NJ  complained of chest pain and was also transported by South Seneca Ambulance to Cayuga Medical Center.  Marshalls vehicle suffered extensive damage and was  also towed from the scene . Farrell and passenger Nadine C. Farrell, 64, of 147 Post Creek Rd Beaver Dams NY both reported no injuries and the vehicle sustained minor damage and did not need to be towed.  Houck was issued a ticket for failure to stop at a stop sign and will appear in the Town of Ovid Court on a later date.

 


2 Car MVA

The Seneca County Sheriffs Office reports on August 12th, 2017 at approximately 11:00am Sheriff Deputies responded to the intersection of State Route 414 and Ernsberger Rd for the two car personal injury accident.  The 2017 Ford Mustang driven by Joseph P. Craven, age 59 of 301 E. 38th St Apt9D New York, was stopped South bound on Route 414 to make a left turn onto Ernsberger when a 2008 Toyota Prius being driven by Vincent T. Pecorraro, age 26 of 262 Christiana St. North Tonawanda, hit him from behind.  The two vehicles collided causing extensive damage to each vehicle.  Pecorraro was transported by South Seneca Ambulance to Geneva General Hospital where he was treated and released for a head injury . A passenger of the Mustang, Phillip L. Velez, age 50 of NYC  and Craven were both transported by North Seneca Ambulance to Geneva General hospital to be checked over for possible injuries. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene.   Pecorraro was issued a UTT for following too closely and he will appear in the Town of Varick court at a later date to answer the charge.   

Narcotics Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 07/30/2017 at approximately 2PM, the Narcotics Unit arrested Tyler A. Liberatore, age 20, of Geneva, NY.  The arrest stems from an investigation in the sale of cocaine.  Liberatore was charged with one count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd and one Count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd, both class B felonies.  It is alleged that Liberatore sold cocaine in the Town of Waterloo.  Liberatore was arraigned at the Town of Lodi Court where he was remanded on $1,000 cash, $2,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear in the Town of Waterloo Court at a later date.

Investigators seized approximatley $2,100 in cash from Liberatore at the time of his arrest.  The Narcotics Unit was assited by members of the Uniformed Road Patrol, Geneva Police Department, and Wayne County Sheriff's Office.


Sex Offender Arrest

The Seneca Co. Sheriff's Office reports that investigators arrested Jeffery R. Klapp, 34, of 1508 W. Townline Rd. Waterloo on 7/28/17. Investigators said that Klapp failed to update his sex offender registry photo as required by the New York State Correction law regulating sex offenders. Klapp was charged with Failure to Update Photo- Sex Offender in accordance with the Corrections Law. The charge is a class E felony. Klapp was arraigned in the Town of Waterloo Court and ROR'ed. Klapp is to appear on 8/25/17 in the Town of Romulus Court for further action.

Welfare Fraud

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on 07/27/17 at approximately 5PM, Investigators arrested Rene C. Jordan, age 62, of 411 Waterloo-Geneva Rd, Waterloo, NY.  Jordan was charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st, Welfare Fraud 5th, and Misuse of Food Stamps.  The arrest stems from an investigation in to welfare fraud where Jordan allegedly received benefits she was not entitled to.  Jordan was released on appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear at the Village of Waterloo Court on 09/06/17 at 5PM.


Welfare Fraud Arrest

On July 26, 2017, at about 3:45pm, Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Thomas A. Dingman, age 51, of 3028 Seneca Boulevard, Waterloo, New York, following a welfare fraud investigation.  It is alleged that Dingman failed to disclose household income while receiving public benefits from Seneca County.  Subsequently, Dingman was charged with Welfare Fraud in the Fourth Degree, a Class E Felony, and Misuse of Food Stamps, a Class A Misdemeanor.  Dingman was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Waterloo Village Court on September 6, 2017 at 5pm.

Drug arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 07/21/17 at approximately 2PM, the Narcotics Unit arrested Timothy P. Ryan, age 35, of Geneva, NY.  Ryan was charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Susbtance 3rd, both class B felonies.  Ryan was arrested after an investigation in to the sales of heroin in Seneca and Ontario Counties.  Investigatos were assisted by members of the Geneva Police Department.  Ryan was arraigned at the town of Tyre Court where he was ROR'd, as he is currently committed in Ontario County Jail on similar charges. 

Promoting Prison Contraband Arrest

On July 20, 2017, at about 3:45pm, Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Berain L. Winfield, age 34, formerly of 5 Disbrow Avenue, Syracuse, New York, on a charge of Promoting Prison Contraband in the Second Degree.  The charge stems from an incident that occurred on July 19, 2017 where Winfield allegedly possessed matches while confined as an inmate in the Seneca County Correctional Facility.  Winfield was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Romulus Town Court on September 8, 2017 at 10am.

Criminal Solicitation 4th

On July 18, 2017, at about 10:17 am, Seneca County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit arrested Scott W Meldrum, age 29, of Waterloo, New York, on a charge of Criminal Solicitation in the Fourth Degree.  The arrest stems from an incident that occurred on 06/09/17 where Meldrum, who is an inmate at the Seneca County Correctional Facility, requested a female to mail in Suboxone. Meldrum was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Town Of Romulus Court on 08/25/17 at 10:00 am to answer to the charges. 


Welfare Fraud Arrest

On July 20, 2017, at about 12:04pm, Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Kelly A. Kaufman, age 39, of 2133 Routes 5&20, Apartment 26B, Seneca Falls, New York, on a charge related to a welfare fraud investigation.  It is alleged that Kaufman filed false paperwork with Seneca County and failed to disclose household income while attempting to receive benefits from Seneca County.  Kaufman was charged with one count of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, a Class E Felony.  Kaufman was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Waterloo Village on August, 16, 2017 at 5pm.

Auo 2nd and unlicensed operator

On 07/14/17 Seneca County Sheriff Deputies arrested Shane W Walborn, 32 , of 1470 State Route 336 lot 17 Waterloo for Auo 2nd and Unlicensed operator. The arrest stems from a complaint where Walborn had taken a vehicle without consent of the owner. Walborn was released on tickets and is to appear in the Town of Varick Court on 08/29/17 at 1900 hrs to answer to the charges. 

 

 


Harassment 2nd

On 07/13/17 at approx. 2110 hrs Seneca County Sheriff Deputies arrested Jason Mix, 41,  of 6781 County Rd 129 Ovid for Harassment 2nd. The arrest stems from an incident where Deputies were called to the residence for a neighbor problem. While Deputies were on scene Mix made verbal threats towards another person. Mix was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Town Of Romulus Court on 08/25/17 at 1000hrs.

 

 


Bench Warrant

On 07/12/17 Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Nicholas K Budd, 32,  of no permanent address on a Bench Warrant issued out of the Town Of Covert Court. Budd was arraigned in at the Town Of Junius Court and committed to the Seneca County Jail on 10,000 cash 20,000 bond. Budd is to reappear in the Town Of Covert Court on 07/17/17 at 1100hrs.



Burglary Arrest

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

Drug arrest

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

Contrband Arrest

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

Narcotics Arrest

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

Parole Violation/UPM

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

Bench Warrant

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

Arrest Warrant

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

CPCS 7th and AUO

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


Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd

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

PI car /TT accident

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


Aggravated unlicensed Operation 3rd

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


Personal Injury Accident


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

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

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



Family Court Warrant

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

Bench Warrant

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

Petit larceny

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


DWI

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


Auo 2nd and Endangering the Welfare of a Child


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


Domestic dispute

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

 

 


Family Court Warrants

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


AUO 3RD

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


UPM /DWAI Drugs

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

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