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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

PI MVA / DWAI-Drugs

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on September  18th at 0951am, Sheriff’s Deputies were called to North Main street  ( Rt 96a /414) in the Village of Ovid for a personal injury vehicle crash involving an suv that struck a motorcycle . Following further investigation at the scene, Sheriff’s Deputies determined that Sharon M. Shaw, age 67 of 2276 County Road 139 in Ovid was driving southbound in her SUV, when she turned into path of a northbound motorcycle, striking the motorcycle head on. The operator of the Motorcycle, 55 year old  Carol A  Artico of  Quebec Canada was ejected from the motorcycle, landing on the pavement.  She was treated at the scene by South Seneca Ambulance and then  transported by LifeNet air ambulance  to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse , where she is being trerated for a pelvis and shoulder injuriry . Deputies report that they Charged Shaw with Driving While Ability Impaired by drugs as well as failure to keep right.  Deputies report that they were assisted at the scene by Ovid Lodi and Interlaken Fire.  Both vehicles were towed from the scene . Shaw is to appear in the Town of Ovid Court on the 10th of October at 10:00am to answer the charges.


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.

 


Monthly Snapshot

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR AUGUST 2017

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT:

 

Total Calls For Service: 1113

Total Arrests: 58

 

NARCO:

 

Total new drug cases: 6

Total arrests: 4

 

CORRECTIONS:

 

Average Number of Inmates: 83

Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $51,079.70, Yearly Total: $350,670.55

 

CIVIL:

 

Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 88

Total Income Executions: 21

Total Evictions: 5

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH:

 

08/02/2017: Investigators charged a man with multiple counts of rape that occurred in the Town of Junius.

 

08-08-2017 – 08-10-2017:  Deputies and NYS Troopers worked together handling the Public Safety needs at Empire Farm Days.  

 

08/15/2017: Investigators arrested 3 subjects for Grand Larceny in the Town of Ovid.

 

08/18/2017: Investigators and Deputies worked a multi- State investigation where a parent fled New York with an 18 month old child in violation of a Court Order. The child was located with the offending parent in the State of Florida. The offender was charged and the child was safely returned to New York.

 

August 2017: Deputies made 6 arrests for DWI this month—3 with an aggravated Blood Alcohol Content.

 

August 2017: 2 Investigators were trained and certified as Juvenile Officers. 1 Deputy was trained and certified as an advanced School Resource Officer. This was to meet training goals and prepare for new upcoming “Raise the Age” law changes.    

 

 

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere

 


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.


Fugitive from justice

The Seneca Co Sheriff’s Office reports that on 8/31/2017 at approx 1 AM Sheriff'sDeputies made a traffic stop on State Route 96A in the Town of Ovid. The driver, Wentisha Collier, 22, of 6881 Kinne Rd Romulus NY, was taken into custody after Deputies discovered she had an  active Arrest Warrant from Brevard Co Florida for grand theft auto. Collier was arraigned in the Town of Lodi Court as a Fugitive from Justice  along with the traffic tickets. Collier was committed to the Seneca Co. Law Enforcement Center with no bail and is waiting for extradition from Florida Authorities.


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.


 

 


Narcotics Arrest

August 25th, 2017 at 1PM: The Seneca County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit, working in conjunction with members of the Geneva Police Department and Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, made an arrest in an ongoing investigation into heroin and fentanyl trafficking.

    Arrested was: Amanda A. Smith, age 29, of Phelps, NY.  Smith was charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd, and one count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd

    It is alleged that Smith sold multiple baggies of fentanyl, disguised as heroin in Seneca County. Smith was arraigned at the Town of Romulus Court. She was released back to the custody of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office where she is being held on similar charges. She is scheduled to reappear at the Town of Junius Court on September 21st, 2017 at 7:00PM.

    Sheriff Luce stated that heroin dealers are a high priority for the Narco Unit with a focus on dealers adding or substituting fentanyl. Luce explained that the fentanyl dramatically increases the already formidable chances of overdose.


DWI

On August 25, 2017, at approx. 4am, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office made a traffic stop leading to the arrest of Lynn A. Gislason age 47, 7334 Fuller Rd, Port Byron NY on State Route 414 in the Town of Seneca Falls. Deputies report Gislason was stopped for operating with no taillights and upon further investigation Deputies determined she was intoxicated.  Gislason was charged with  Driving While Intoxicated and Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Blood Alcohol Content higher than .18%. Gislason was released on appearance tickets and is to return to the Seneca Falls Town Court on September 28, 2017 at 10am to answer the charges.


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.

 


Bench Warrant

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on August 16th 2017 at 11:30 PM deputies arrested Theron E Jones, 19, of 1112 Genesse Park Blvd Rochester NY, for a Bench Warrant issued out of the Town of Tyre Court for failure to appear on the original charges of Criminal Impersonation in the 2nd Degree and Trespass. Jones was arraigned in the Town of Tyre Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $1000 cash bail, $2,000 secured bond. Jones is to reappear in the Town of Tyre on September 19th 2017 to answer the charges.


Monthly Snapshot

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR JULY 2017

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT:

 

Total Calls For Service: 1091

Total Arrests: 51

 

NARCO:

 

Total new drug cases: 6

Total arrests: 7

 

CORRECTIONS:

 

Average Number of Inmates: 82

Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $53,063.35 Yearly Total: $299,590.85

 

CIVIL:

 

Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 44

Total Income Executions: 15

Total Evictions: 3

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH:

 

07/17/2017: Deputies charged a D.W.I. suspect with a felony—“Leandra’s Law”, in the Town of Covert, after allegedly driving drunk with a 7 year old child in the car.

 

07/20/2017:  A prostitution case in the Town of Tyre was concluded with the arrest of two subjects. Arrested were what is commonly known as the “John” and the “Pimp”. The prostitute was considered a victim of sex trafficking and was referred to services.

 

07/21/2017: The Narco Unit arrested a subject that was trafficking heroin in Seneca and Ontario Counties.

 

07/21/2017: Deputies responded to a fatal farm accident in the Town of Varick where an 8 year old boy was killed. The case is still under investigation.

 

07/26/2017: A man was charged with multiple criminal charges after a high speed chase in the Towns of Fayette and Varick. No one was injured.

 

07/30/2017: The Narco Unit arrested a subject for possessing and selling cocaine in the Town of Waterloo.

 

Investigations conducted another crackdown on Welfare Fraud during the month of July; a total of 6 people were arrested. Investigators filed 8 felony charges and 3 misdemeanors.  

 

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere


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.   

Arrest Warrant

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on August 9th 2017 at 06:30 AM, deputies arrested Dangelo L McGowan, age 30, of 315 Roycroft Dr Rochester NY on an Arrest Warrant issued out of the Town of Tyre Court. The arrest stems from an incident on May 23rd 2017 where it is alleged McGowan committed the crime of Petit Larceny while at a Town of Tyre business. McGowan was arraigned in the Town of Tyre Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $500 cash bail, $1,000 secured bond. McGowan is to reappear in the Town of Tyre Court on August 15th 2017 to answer the charges.

 


Driving While Intoxicated

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that deputies arrested Anthony P. DeFranco, 35, of Tempe, Arizona on August 2nd around 11pm. Deputies report they were called to a residence on Lower Covert Road in Covert for a dispute , and upon arrival found that DeFranco had been involved in a property damage accident in which he struck a signpost and and some shrubbery. Deputies also discovered DeFranco to be in possession of an unregistered .40 cal semi automatic handgun.  Upon further investigation  he was charged with Driving while Intoxicated, Operating a Motor Vehicle with a BAC of .08 of 1% or greater, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th degree. All charges are misdemeanors. DeFranco was arraigned in Romulus Town Court and remained to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1000 cash bail or $2000 secured bond. DeFranco is to re-appear in court on Monday, August 7th, 2017.

UPM

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on August 6th 2017 at 1:00 AM, Deputies arrested Donta J Hawkins, 19, of 28 Rose St Geneva NY on State Route 5 in the Village of Waterloo for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. It is alleged that Hawkins was in Possession of Marihuana following a routine traffic stop for Speeding. Hawkins was released on an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on September 6th 2017 to answer the charge.


Burglary

Seneca County Sheriff Office reports, on August 4th 2017 at 10:40 PM deputies arrested a 15 yr old and 13 year old, both males at a residential facility in the Town of Varick. The 15 yr old was charged with Burglary in the 3rd Degree, Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree, Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree and Petit Larceny. The 13 yr old was charged with Burglary in the 3rd Degree, Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree and Petit Larceny. It is alleged the two had broken into a secure office inside of a building, stealing and damaging property. The two were issued appearance tickets to appear in Seneca County Family Court at a later date.


Amended - Rape 1st/ Rape 2nd /EWOC arrest ...

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of Jesse M. Farina-Geiger, age 24, of 6 Congress St. Trumansburg, NY. Farina-Geiger was taken into custody on August 2nd, 2017 following an investigation by the Seneca County Sheriff's Criminal Investigation Division. He was charged with:

·        Two counts of Rape in the first degree

·        Four counts of Rape in the third degree

·        Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

It is alleged that Farina-Geiger was working as a member of the management team of a store in the Town of Junius when he had sexual intercourse with a subordinate employee on multiple dates. The sexual intercourse involved forcible compulsion and occurred while inside of the business while both were working. The victim in this case was a 16 year old female.  Investigators report Farina- Geiger was arraigned in the Town of Junius Court and committed to jail in lieu of $10,000 cash / $20,000 bail, and is to reappear in Junius Town Court at a later date.

Sheriff’s Investigator’s report that the investigation is continuing. There is concern that there may be further victims. If anyone has any information regarding Mr. Farina-Geiger, they are encouraged to contact Investigator Felice at (315)220-3445.


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.


PDMVA / Pursuit

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports Sheriff's Deputies arrested an Ovid man on numerous charges after a vehicle pursuit on Wed 7-26-17. Deputies report on 7-26 at about 7pm they responded to Rt 5,  west of the Village of Waterloo for a property damage accident in which a white pickup truck struck the rear of another pick up truck and then fled the scene. The white truck- later identified as a 1988 full size Chevrolet had sustained some heavy front end damage.  Later the truck was spotted by an off duty NYSP officer driving recklessly at a high rate of speed on Rt 96A in Fayette. A Sheriff's Deputy spotted the truck  eastbound on  Rt 336 and activated his red lights and siren but the truck failed to stop and continued to drive at speeds of 80-85 miles an hour - sometimes on the wrong side of the road -at hillcrests - forcing other vehicles out of the way. The vehicle went south on Rt 414 , and another marked Sheriff's vehicle was northbound and the truck driver intentionally crossed completely across the road forcing the patrol car into the ditch, on Rt 414 in Varick. The patrol car was able to continue to drive out of the ditch and did not sustain any damage. The truck forced other vehicles off the road until the Sheriff's vehicle used a pit manuever and forced the truck off the road into a ditch to prevent any further danger. The truck came to rest on the east ditch on Rt 414 in Romulus just south of Cayuga Street.  The driver then fled into the woods but was apprehended shortly by Sheriff's Deputies , and identified as Loyd E Barnes age 24 of 2071 West Seneca St lot 2 Ovid NY.  Deputies report Barnes was charged with Attempted Assault in the 1st degree. 4 counts of Reckless Endangerment in the first degree, Unlawful Fleeing of a police officer in a motor vehicle in the third degree, resisting arrest along with numerous Vehicle and traffic charges including reckless driving, speeding and failure to keep right .  Barnes was also on parole and charged with a parole violation. Barnes was arraigned in the Town of Lodi Court and committed on no bail to appear in Ovid Town Court on Aug 1 at 0930. Barnes was also issued tickets for leaving the scene of a property damage accident, following too close, and driving on the shoulder and is to appear in Waterloo Town Court on Aug 25 at 0830 on those charges for the original accident. Deputies were assisted by the NYSP .  Deputies report that no injuries were sustained during the incident and only minor damage to the patrol car. Barnes' vehicle also sustained minor damage from being pitted and was towed from the scene.   The Sheriff's Office reports the investigation is continuing and are asking if anyone has any informaton or witnessed the incident to call the Sheriff's Office at 315 539-9241.

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.

Driving While Intoxicated

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on July 29th 2017 at 11:00 PM, deputies arrested Daniel A Patterson, 43, of 780 South Ave Rochester NY, on State Route 96A in the Town of Fayette. Patterson was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with .08% of 1% or more and Insufficient Tail Lamps. Patterson was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Fayette Court on September 6th 2017 at 7:00 PM to answer the charges.


Crminal Mischief 3rd - Aggravated Harassment 1st

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, deputies arrested Richard J Karre, age 28, of 231 Totem Trl Rochester NY on July 25th 2017 at 05:00 PM in the Town of Tyre, on Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree and Aggravated Harassment in the 1st Degree both felony charges. Karre who had been originally charged with Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree and Trespass on June 22nd 2017 is alleged to have caused further damage while at a town of Tyre business after further investigation. Karre was released on his own recognizance and is to appear in the Town of Tyre Court on August 15th 2017 at 0900hrs to answer the charges.


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.


PDMVA/ vehicle pursuit / attempted assault

  The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports Sheriff's Deputies arrested an Ovid man on numerous charges after a vehicle pursuit on Wed 7-26-17. Deputies report on 7-26 at about 7pm they responded to Rt 5,  west of the Village of Waterloo for a property damage accident in which a white pickup truck struck the rear of another pick up truck and then fled the scene. The white truck- later identified as a 1988 full size Chevrolet had sustained some heavy front end damage.  Later the truck was spotted by an off duty NYSP officer driving recklessly at a high rate of speed on Rt 96A in Fayette. A Sheriff's Deputy spotted the truck  eastbound on  Rt 336 and activated his red lights and siren but the truck failed to stop and continued to drive at speeds of 80-85 miles an hour - sometimes on the wrong side of the road -at hillcrests - forcing other vehicles out of the way. The vehicle went south on Rt 414 , and another marked Sheriff's vehicle was northbound and the truck driver intentionally crossed completely across the road forcing the patrol car into the ditch, on Rt 414 in Varick. The patrol car was able to continue to drive out of the ditch and did not sustain any damage. The truck forced other vehicles off the road until the Sheriff's vehicle used a pit manuever and forced the truck off the road into a ditch to prevent any further danger. The truck came to rest on the east ditch on Rt 414 in Romulus just south of Cayuga Street.  The driver then fled into the woods but was apprehended shortly by Sheriff's Deputies , and identified as Loyd E Barnes age 24 of 2071 West Seneca St lot 2 Ovid NY.  Deputies report Barnes was charged with Attempted Assault in the 1st degree. 4 counts of Reckless Endangerment in the first degree, Unlawful Fleeing of a police officer in a motor vehicle in the third degree, resisting arrest along with numerous Vehicle and traffic charges including reckless driving, speeding and failure to keep right .  Barnes was also on parole and charged with a parole violation. Barnes was arraigned in the Town of Lodi Court and committed on no bail to appear in Ovid Town Court on Aug 1 at 0930. Barnes was also issued tickets for leaving the scene of a property damage accident, following too close, and driving on the shoulder and is to appear in Waterloo Town Court on Aug 25 at 0830 on those charges for the original accident. Deputies were assisted by the NYSP .  Deputies report that no injuries were sustained during the incident and only minor damage to the patrol car. Barnes' vehicle also sustained minor damage from being pitted and was towed from the scene.   The Sheriff's Office reports the investigation is continuing and are asking if anyone has any informaton or witnessed the incident to call the Sheriff's Office at 315 539-9241.

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.

Fatal Farm accident

   The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on Fri 7-21-17 at about 1:40 pm Deputies were called to an address on McCulloch Rd Romulus in the Town of Varick for a 8 year old that had been injured. Sheriff's Deputies report that Wilmer Zimmerman of 5001 Kings Corners Rd Romulus, was caught between a John Deere "Gator" utility vehicle and a loaded hay wagon. Zimmerman was unresponsive  at the scene and  Sheriff's Deputies , Fayette Fire and South Seneca Ambulance personnel performed CPR until Zimmerman was airlifted by LifeNet Helicopter to Upstate Hospital in Syracuse, where he secumbed to his injuries.  Deputies report the investigation is continuing

Travel Advisory SENECA COUNTY

For Immediate Release

 

No Unnecessary Travel Advisory for Interlaken, Covert – Seneca County

“The Seneca County Sheriff, W. Timothy Luce has issued a no unnecessary travel advisory for the Village of Interlaken and the Town of Covert due to flash flooding. Numerous roadways are flooded and may be impassible. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Department is assisting Highway Departments with marking and closing flooded roadways.

When you encounter a flooded roadway, turn around, don’t drown. A mere 6 inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away a small car, while 2 feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles. It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters.”

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 Postitution Arrest

 

 

   On July 20, 2017, Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators concluded an investigation into an allegation of prostitution.  Arrested were the following:

   Karl B. Wilcox, age 50, of 92 Highland Drive, Dundee, New York, on a charge of Patronizing a Person for Prostitution in the Third Degree.  Wilcox was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Tyre Town Court on June 25, 2017 at 5pm. 

   Charles J. Smith, age 40, of 68 Virginia Street, Waterloo, New York, on a charge of Promoting Prostitution in the Fourth Degree.  Smith was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Tyre Town Court on August 22, 2017 at 5pm.

   The allegations stem from an incident that occurred on June 12, 2017, where Smith transported an adult female from the City of Syracuse to the parking lot of  the del Lago Casino in the Town of Tyre.  It is alleged that Smith received payment from Wilcox for transporting the female and facilitated the arrangement with all three aware that the female would receive payment from Wilcox for sexual acts.

  The female involved was not charged; a referral was made for services. Penn Yan Police Department assisted with the investigation. 

 

 


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.

Trespass

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on July 16th 2017 at 05:30 AM,  Deputies arrested Sanjay Gurung,30, of 41 Costar St Apt 1 Rochester NY, at a Town of Tyre business for Trespass. It is alleged Gurung remained unlawfully inside of the business after being advised to leave the premises. Gurung was released on an appearance ticket and scheduled to appear in the Town of Tyre Court on August 16th 2017 to answer the charges. 


Bench Warrant

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on July 18th 2017 at 07:30 AM, deputies arrested Thomas Bench, 42, of 2 Fall St Seneca Falls NY, on State Route 96 in the Town of Waterloo on a Bench Warrant for Failure to Pay a Fine following a routine traffic stop for speeding. Bench was issued traffic tickets and turned over to the Seneca Falls Police Dept for further action.


DWI/ Leandras

The Seneca County Sheriff’s office reports that on July 17th, 2017 at 5:36 PM, Seneca County Deputies arrested Whitney A. Dennis, Age 37, of 202 Park Ln, Ithaca NY, on St Rt 89 in the Town of Covert. Dennis was charged with Driving While Intoxicated (Misdemeanor), Aggravated Driving while Intoxicated Above .18% (Misdemeanor) and Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated Leandras Law, child in a vehicle (Felony).

Deputies report that the arrest stems from a call reporting a one car motor vehicle accident with no injuries on Rt 89 in Covert.   Deputies report that upon further investigation Dennis was found to be intoxicated and arrested.  Sheriff's Deputies also report that Dennis had a 7 year old child with her in the vehicle at the time.  She was arraigned in the Town of Covert Court and released on her own recognizance. Dennis is to appear before the Town of Covert Court on August 7th at 10am to answer the charges.


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.

 

 


Criminal Mischief

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 07/14/17 at about 3:00pm, Seneca County Deputies arrested Joshua P. Washburn, age 34, of 173 Columbia St Clyde, NY, on State Route 96 in the Town of Waterloo. Washburn was charged with Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree.

Deputies report that the arrest stems from a domestic dispute in which he alleged punched a car window causing it to break. Washburn was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $500 cash or $1000 secure bond and is to appear before the Town of Waterloo Court on August 29th to answer the charges. 


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.



Unlawful Possession of Marihuana

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on July 13th 2017 at 1:00 AM, Deputies arrested Millisa J Quinn, 36, of 7 Parsons St Auburn NY in the Town of Tyre, for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. Deputies report that Quinn was in Possession of Marihuana following a routine traffic stop for Inadequate Headlights. Quinn was released on an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Town of Tyre Court on August 16th 2017, to answer the charges.


Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on July 8, 2017 at approximately 2:00 PM Sheriff Deputies arrested Zachary J. Herman, age 25 of 3293 Hoster Road Seneca Falls, for Criminal Mischief 4th.  It is alledged that during a domestic dispute Herman damaged property belonging to the female victim.  Herman was released on an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear at the Waterloo Town Court on August 25, 2017 to answer the charge.   

Falsely Reporting an Incident

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on July 8 at about 930am Sheriff's Investigators arrested  Marcus Redeye, age 20, of Salamanca, NY, for Criminal Mischief in the 4th degree, a class A misdemenor, and Falsely Reporting an Incident in the 2nd degree, a class E felony. It is alleged that on June 30 at about 10pm Mr. Redeye intentionally damaged a sprinkler head in the correctional facility. Mr. Redeye was issued appearance tickets to appear before the Town of Romulus court on July 28, 2017 at 10:00 am to answer to the charges.

MONTHLY SNAP SHOT JUNE 2017

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR JUNE 2017

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT:

 

Total Calls For Service: 1293

Total Arrests: 58

 

NARCO:

 

Total new drug cases: 8

Total arrests: 35

 

CORRECTIONS:

 

Average Number of Inmates: 81

Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $48,792.37 Yearly Total: $246,527.50

 

CIVIL:

 

Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 58

Total Income Executions: 23

Total Evictions: 4

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH:

 

06/01/2017: Deputies responded to a fatal motor vehicle accident on Rt. 96, in the Town of Covert. One person was killed; the investigation is continuing.

 

06/02/2017: Investigations solved a residential burglary in the Town of Lodi and arrested the suspect.

 

06/03/2017: Deputies responded to a violent domestic in the Town of Romulus. A woman was threatened to be doused with kerosene and lit on fire. The suspect was apprehended and charged without incident.

 

06/19/2017: The Dive Team recovered burglary evidence from Vancleef Lake for the Seneca Falls Police Department.

 

06/21/2017: The Sheriff’s Office hosted FBI training for an overview of: Sovereign Citizens, International Terrorism and Domestic Terrorism.

 

06/28/2017: Narco executed a search warrant in the Town of Lodi and took down a large cocaine trafficking operation. Three persons were arrested; drugs, cash and weapons were seized.  

 

June was a busy training month. Training and certifications were completed for: Arson Investigation, Court Security, Child Abuse and Elder Abuse.

 

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere


Monthly Snapshot

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR JUNE 2017

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT:

 

Total Calls For Service: 1293

Total Arrests: 58

 

NARCO:

 

Total new drug cases: 8

Total arrests: 35

 

CORRECTIONS:

 

Average Number of Inmates: 81

Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $48,792.37 Yearly Total: $246,527.50

 

CIVIL:

 

Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 58

Total Income Executions: 23

Total Evictions: 4

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH:

 

06/01/2017: Deputies responded to a fatal motor vehicle accident on Rt. 96, in the Town of Covert. One person was killed; the investigation is continuing.

 

06/02/2017: Investigations solved a residential burglary in the Town of Lodi and arrested the suspect.

 

06/03/2017: Deputies responded to a violent domestic in the Town of Romulus. A woman was threatened to be doused with kerosene and lit on fire. The suspect was apprehended and charged without incident.

 

06/19/2017: The Dive Team recovered burglary evidence from Vancleef Lake for the Seneca Falls Police Department.

 

06/21/2017: The Sheriff’s Office hosted FBI training for an overview of: Sovereign Citizens, International Terrorism and Domestic Terrorism.

 

06/28/2017: Narco executed a search warrant in the Town of Lodi and took down a large cocaine trafficking operation. Three persons were arrested; drugs, cash and weapons were seized.  

 

June was a busy training month. Training and certifications were completed for: Arson Investigation, Court Security, Child Abuse and Elder Abuse.

 

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere


EWOC

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on June 24th 2017 at approximately 9:40 P.M. Sheriff Deputies arrested Brandy M. Buchholz, age 35 of 890 Waterloo-Geneva Road for Endangering the Welfare of a child. Deputies responded to 890 Waterloo-Geneva Rd. for the report of a fight in progress. Upon further investigation it was discovered that Buchholz was in an altercation in front of a three year old child.  Buchholz was released on an appearance ticket and is to appear at the Town of Waterloo Court to answer the charge. Deputies were assisted by the New York State Police.

AGG. DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on July 1st, 2017 at approximately 8:00 P.M. Sheriff's Deputies arrested Benito V. Guzman, age 39, of 5593 State Route 96, Romulus for Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated DWI and two counts of Aggravated DWI-Child in Vehicle(Leandras Law). The incident stems from a property damage accident that occurred at the intersection of State Route 336 and Yost Rd. While Deputies were on scene it was determined that Guzman had been driving while intoxicated with two children under the age of 15. Guzman was arraigned in the Village of Waterloo Court where he was remanded to the Seneca County Jail in lieu of $2000 cash bail or $4000 bond. Guzman is to reappear in the Village of Waterloo Court on 07/05/2017 at 4:30 P.M. to answer for his charges.

Harassment Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on June 28th 2017 at 12:50 PM Sheriff's Deputies arrested Amber R. Gardner age 25 of 895 Waterloo-Geneva Rd LT 41.  Deputies report that they witnessed Gardner strike another female during an incident outside of the County Courthouse in the Village of Waterloo.  Deputies  issued Gardner an appearance ticket and she was released to appear inthe Village of Waterloo Court on 07-19-17 at 5:00 pm to answer to the charge.

                                                                               

                                                                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Domestic incident

The Seneca County Sheriff's Department reports that on July 3rd at about 1:15am, Deputies responded to a domestic incident in the Town of Fayette. After further investigation,  Deputies arrested Robert W. Lyman age 31 of 3917 State Route 96A in the Town of Fayette on two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child . It is alleged that Lyman was in a physical altercation with a town of Fayette resident and during the altercation Lyman pushed the female to the  ground while in the presence of two  8 year old children .  Lyman was issued appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear in the T/Fayette court on a later date.


Drug Bust

On June 28, 2017, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested three subjects following an extensive drug investigation at 9140 Keady Road in the Town of Lodi that resulted in a search warrant execution at the residence.  As a result of that search warrant, Sheriff’s Investigators seized nearly $5,000 worth of cocaine in both powdered and crack cocaine form, nearly $3,500 in United States currency, drug paraphernalia, drug packaging material, digital scales, imitation pistols, throwing knives, a dagger, metal knuckles, and a kung-fu star.  Quantities of Suboxone, Alprazolam, Oxycodone, Amphetamine, and Methylphenidate were also seized.

 

The following people were arrested:

 

Shawn M. Rousseau, age 32, of 9140 Keady Road, Lodi, New York, was charged with the following:

 

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

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree (two counts), Class D Felonies

Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree (four counts), Class D Felonies

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree (four counts), Class A Misdemeanors

Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree (two counts), Class A Misdemeanors

Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a Violation

 

            Rousseau was arraigned in the Lodi Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $10,000 cash bail/$20,000 secured bond.  Rousseau is to reappear in the Lodi Town Court on July 3, 2017 at 10am.

 

Emily E. Vannais-Jackson, age 27, of 2457 Route 89, Seneca Falls, New York, was charged with following:

 

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

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree (two counts), Class D Felonies

Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree (four counts), Class A Misdemeanors

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree (four counts), Class A Misdemeanors

Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree (two counts), Class A Misdemeanors

Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a Violation

 

            Vannais-Jackson was arraigned in the Lodi Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $5,000 cash bail/$10,000 secured bond.  Vannais-Jackson is to reappear in the Lodi Town Court on July 3, 2017 at 10am.

 

Zachary J. Brewer, age 30, no permanent address, was charged with the following:

 

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

 

            Brewer was released on an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Lodi Town Court on July 19, 2017 at 10am.

 

            The Narcotics Unit was assisted by members of the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division, Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol, and New York State Police.

 


Falsely Reporting An Incident In The Second Degree

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports than on June 30th 2017 at 8:36 AM Sheriff's Deputies arrested Denzel L. Hampton age 17 of 4788 Route 96A Romulus New York 14541 for Falsely Reporting An Incident In The Second Degree. It is alledged that Hampton pulled a fire alarm pull station at a T/Varick Business. Hampton was arraigned in the Town Of Tyre Court and released. Hampton is to reappear in the Town Of Varick Court on on July 12th at 6:00 pm to answer to the charge.

 

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DWI arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s office reports that on June 29, 2017 at 9:10 PM, Seneca County Deputies arrested Arthur P Porter, Age 51, of 3299 Munson Road, NY, on St Rt 96 in the Village of Interlaken. Porter was charged with refusal to submit to a breath test (Violation), Felony DWI: Previous conviction with the past 10 years (E Felony) and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a motor vehicle 1st degree (E Felony.

Deputies report that the arrest stems from a call where a male was following a woman in a vehicle and it was reported that they were yelling at each other. Deputies report that upon contact with the driver he was found to be intoxicated and arrested. Porter was arraigned in the Town of Covert Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional facility on $2000 cash or $4000 Bond. Porter is to appear before the Town of Covert Court on July 3rd to answer the charges. 


Welfare fraud arrest

On June 26, 2017, at about 1:07pm, Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Christena D. Marko, age 37, of 3004 Owasco Drive, Waterloo, New York, on charges related to a welfare fraud investigation.  It is alleged that Marko fraudulently received over $3,800 in benefits from Seneca County.  Subsequently, Marko was charged with Welfare Fraud in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony, and Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony.  Marko was arraigned in the Tyre Town Court and released on her own recognizance.  Marko is to reappear in the Waterloo Village Court on July 5, 2017 at 5pm.


Fam Ct Warrant

 

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, Deputies arrested Michael C Tottey Jr, 45, of 123 Barnes Hill Rd Berkshire NY, on July 23rd 2017 at 02:30 AM on a Seneca County Family Court Warrant. Tottey was arraigned in the Town of Varick Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $1000 cash bail, $2,500 secured bond. Tottey is to reappear in Seneca County Family Court at a later date to answer the charges.

 


Crim Mis / trespass

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, Deputies arrested Richard J Karre III, 28, of 231 Totem Trail Rochester NY, on June 22nd 2017 at 12:30 AM for Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree and Trespass. It is alleged Karre had been removed from a Town of Tyre business due to unlawful conduct and returned a short time later damaging property belonging to the business. Karre was arraigned in the Town of Tyre Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $500 cash bail, $1,000 secured bond. Karre is to reappear in the Town of Tyre on July 18th, 2017, to answer the charges

Tractor Trailer Fire

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

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

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

Magee and Junius Fire Departments responded and extinguished the fire. 

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

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

 

 


PIMVA

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

 

 


Warrant - Harassment 2nd

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

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

 


Arrest

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

Falsely reporting an incident in the second degree

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

                                                                     

                                                                      


warrant arrest

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

 

                                                                              

                                                                              


DI Arrest

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

 

 


domestic arrest menacing/crim mis

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

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

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

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


Burglary Arrest

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

DWI/ AGG DWI

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


Fatal MVA

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

Arrest Warrant

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

Narcotics Arrest

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


Petit Larceny

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

Child Sexual Abuse

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

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

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

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

Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a Class A Misdemeanor

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

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

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

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


Petit Larceny

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


Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree

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


Criminal Impersonation & AUO 2nd Degree

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


UPM

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

DWI arrest

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


Attempted assault 2nd arrest

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

Monthly Snapshot

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR APRIL 2017

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT:

 

Total Calls For Service: 1313

Total Arrests: 36

 

NARCO:

 

Total new drug cases: 6

Total arrests: 11

 

CORRECTIONS:

 

Average Number of Inmates: 70

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

 

CIVIL:

 

Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 62

Total Income Executions: 16

Total Evictions: 6

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere


Traffic Charges and Warrant Arrest

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

  


Narcotics Arrest

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

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


Aircraft incident / Skydiving injury

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


CPCS 7th Degree - UPM

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


Drug arrest

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

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF/TRESPASS ARREST

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

 

 


Forgery 2nd / CP Forged Inst

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

Contrband Arrest

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

Harrasment 2nd/ Dis Con

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


DI Arrest

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

 


Trespass

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

 


Narcotics Arrest

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


DWAI - drugs

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

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.

Drug Possession/Sale Arrest

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

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


Endangering Arrest

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

Bench Warrant

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

Arrest Warrant

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

CPCS 7th and AUO

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


Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd

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

PI car /TT accident

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


Aggravated unlicensed Operation 3rd

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


Personal Injury Accident


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

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

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



Promoting Prison Contraband Arrest

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

 

 


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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