Monthly Snapshot

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR MARCH 2019

LAW ENFORCEMENT: 

Total Calls For Service: 998

Total Arrests: 63

D.H.S. Fraud Cases: 36; Yearly Total Cost Recouped: $66, 105.54

NARCO: 

Total new drug cases: 12

Total arrests: 3

CORRECTIONS:

Average Number of Inmates: 58

Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $42,798.96; Yearly Total: $110,281.84

CIVIL: 

Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 41

Total Income Executions: 35

Total Evictions: 4 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH: 

March 2, 2019: Officers from Corrections and Road Patrol formed a team and played in the annual Snow Bowl flag football event in Buffalo to raise money for Special Olympics.

March 13, 2019: NARCO charged a suspect for maintaining a residence for drug activity in Seneca Falls.

March 14, 2019: Deputies responded to a Domestic Violence call in the Town of Covert involving weapons and a small child. The suspect was apprehended and no one was injured.

March 25, 2019: NARCO closed a case when they charged a suspect for selling prescription, narcotic medication in Seneca County.

March 29, 2019: Deputy Jason Lanphear was honored at the STOP DWI Banquet for having the most DWI arrests for the Sheriff’s Office and the most in the County.

March 2019: In addition to the Snow Bowl, Officers participated in Other Community Policing events this month including the Elks Drug Quiz Show and a Career Fair for High School kids.

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere

Drug Take Back and Child I.D. Day.

On April 27th, 2019, from 10:00 Am until 2:00 PM, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office will be sponsoring a dual public safety event.  The first will be a Take Back Day for citizens to turn in unwanted and expired medications.  Deputies will be on hand to collect these medications at two locations: The Law Enforcement Center at 6150 Route 96, Romulus and the Waterloo North Station 44 West William Street, Waterloo. No questions will be asked and no paperwork is required. During these same hours at the L.E.C. Deputies will be offering the Operation Safe Child Identification Program. This program furnishes parents or guardians with a child I.D. card and allows quick dissemination of vital information in the event a child becomes missing. The child must be present to be photographed and a parent or guardian must give written permission.

Sheriff Luce stated that both of these programs are proven to enhance public safety and public service.  Proper disposal of unwanted/expired medication keeps it from getting into the wrong hands– especially youth.

Time is always a critical issue with a missing child. Operation Safe Child enables Law Enforcement  to get the information out quickly and effectively increasing the odds of a safe return.

Monthly Snapshot

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR FEBRUARY 2019

LAW ENFORCEMENT: 

Total Calls For Service: 1151 Total Arrests: 62

D.H.S. Fraud Cases: 18; Yearly Total Cost Recouped: $62, 961.54

NARCO: 

Total new drug cases: 9

Total arrests: 13

CORRECTIONS:

Average Number of Inmates: 58

Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $30,962.50; Yearly Total: $67,482.88

CIVIL: 

Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 51

Total Income Executions: 15

Total Evictions: 7 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH: 

February 6th , 2019: NARCO conducted a search warrant at a Town of Seneca Falls residence that resulted in suspects being charged for allegedly possessing and selling “crack” cocaine in Seneca County. 

February 13th, 2019: A lengthy child sex abuse case in the Town of Tyre culminated with the arrest of a subject on several major felonies for allegedly molesting a child under 11 years old.

February 13th, 2019: NARCO charged a suspect for allegedly selling and possessing heroin in Waterloo.

February 16th, 2019: Seneca County’s Social Host Law was utilized at an underage drinking party in the Town of Waterloo.

February 27th, 2019: An investigation into Elder Abuse in the Town of Varick resulted in a subject being charged with felony assault and maltreatment of a vulnerable adult. 

 

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere

Monthly Snapshot for January 2019

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR JANUARY 2019

LAW ENFORCEMENT: 

Total Calls For Service: 1151

Total Arrests: 62

NARCO: 

Total new drug cases: 7

Total arrests: 1

CORRECTIONS:

Average Number of Inmates: 57

Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $36,520.38; Yearly Total: $36,520.38

CIVIL: 

Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 43

Total Income Executions: 31

Total Evictions: 7 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH: 

January 4th, 2019: The Sheriff’s Office annual awards ceremony was held. Investigator Mike Strohm was honored as Officer of the Year.

January 8th, 2019: Deputies responded to a fatal motor vehicle accident on Route 96 in Romulus.

January 14th, 2019: Investigations charged 2 suspects with Grand Larceny and Identity Theft in the Town of Waterloo.

January 15th, 2019: Deputies arrested a man for possessing cocaine in the Town of Tyre.

January 18th, 2019: An inmate was charged with felony assault for attacking a Corrections Officer.

January 19th, 2019: Several Deputies and Corrections Officers were detailed to Seneca Falls to assist with the Women’s March.

January 21st, 2019: Investigators responded to Brooklyn N.Y. to apprehend a suspect on a Grand Larceny and Fraud case from the Outlet Center in the Town of Junius.

January 23rd, 2019: The D.A.R.E program at the Hillside Children’s Center in the Town of Varick was concluded. Ten students completed the program.

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere

Monthly Snapshot December 2018

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR DECEMBER 2018:

LAW ENFORCEMENT: 

Total Calls For Service: 961

Total Arrests: 44

NARCO: 

Total new drug cases: 5

Total arrests: 2

CORRECTIONS:

Average Number of Inmates: 58

Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $38,949.34; Yearly Total: $447,652.71

CIVIL: 

Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 38

Total Income Executions: 14

Total Evictions: 5 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH: 

December 11th, 2018: The Family Services Unit charged a suspect with physical and sexual child abuse going back to 2013 in the Town of Lodi. 

December 15th, 2018: Deputies and Corrections Officers conducted the annual Shop with a Sheriff event. Ten children participated. Sheriff’s Office employees raised the money to fund the event. 

December 18th, 2018: NARCO charged 2 suspects with Class A-II felonies for possessing a large amount of methamphetamine in the Town of Lodi.

December 19th, 2018: After a lengthy investigation, Investigators arrested a suspect for sexually abusing 2 children in the Town of Tyre.

December 20th, 2018: Investigations located and arrested a level 3, (highest risk), registered sex offender from Waterloo. He allegedly moved without reporting and was at large for several days.

December 27th, 2018: Road Patrol responded to a Domestic Violence Incident in progress in the Town of Lodi. The suspect was apprehended at the scene in violation of an Order of Protection.

December 27th, 2018: The investigation into 2 former County Officials was completed and turned over to the District Attorney’s Office to evaluate possible criminal charges.

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere

Update of Suspicious Incident in Ovid

12/24/2018: Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Investigators have located and interviewed the driver of the involved vehicle from the suspicious incident that occurred on December 12, 2018, on South Main Street, in the Village of Ovid. Investigators have determined that this incident is not related to the reported attempted abductions in Geneva. It appears at this time that the Ovid Incident was a misunderstanding exasperated by a language barrier. Sheriff Luce extends his thanks to the many citizens that stepped up to assist in this case by providing information and added safety measures for area children. The Sheriff urges all citizens to continue to immediately report any suspicious incidents of this nature so that they can be investigated in a timely manner.

Monthly Snapshot

LAW ENFORCEMENT: 

Total Calls For Service: 985

Total Arrests: 71

NARCO: 

Total new drug cases: 4

Total arrests: 15

CORRECTIONS:

Average Number of Inmates: 57

Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $30,604.60; Yearly Total: $408, 703.37

CIVIL: 

Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 42

Total Income Executions: 12

Total Evictions: 3 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH: 

November 4th, 2018: Deputies responded to a violent Domestic Incident in the Town of Fayette. A woman was choked in front of a 5 year old child. The suspect was apprehended without incident. 

November 5th, 2018: An inmate in the jail was charged with a felony after allegedly spitting blood into the face of a Corrections Officer. 

November 12th, 2018: After a lengthy investigation involving undercover work and a search warrant NARCO took down a Meth Lab in the Town of Lodi. Drugs, Meth making items and firearms were seized. Two suspects were arrested.

November 20th, 2018: Investigations charged a registered sex offender in the Town of Lodi for not updating his information.

November 21st, 2018: Two suspects were arrested for Welfare fraud in the Town of Covert.

November 2018: Sheriff’s Deputies made 7 D.W.I. arrests.

November 2018: The 2nd annual Citizens Police Academy was successfully conducted. 

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere

 

Seneca County Sheriff’s Monthly Snapshot (updated )

LAW ENFORCEMENT:

Total Calls For Service: 1090

Total Arrests: 95

NARCO:

Total new drug cases: 19

Total arrests: 21

CORRECTIONS:

Average Number of Inmates: 64

Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $38,282.34; Yearly Total: $378,098.77

CIVIL:

Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 57

Total Income Executions: 32

Total Evictions: 4

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH:

October 1st, 2018: NARCO arrested a suspect for selling cocaine in the Town of Waterloo. 

October 2nd, 2018: NARCO arrested 2 suspects for possessing and selling a narcotic medication. 

October 3rd, 2018: NARCO After a lengthy investigation a suspect was apprehended and charged for selling and possessing fentanyl in Seneca County. A quantity of fentanyl was seized. 

October 17th, 2018: A Parole Absconder was apprehended about 35 minutes after escaping from the Sheriff’s Office in Romulus. 

October 23rd, 2018: NARCO apprehended and charged a suspect that has allegedly been selling heroin and fentanyl in Seneca County. 40 baggies of fentanyl were seized.

October 23rd, 2018: An 11 year old child was seriously injured in a farm accident in the Town of Tyre. The investigation is continuing.

October 2018: The exterior of the Sheriff’s Office was lit with purple flood lights in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month.

October 2018: Workforce Development and the Youth Bureau implemented a new “Skills for Success” program in the jail. 10 inmates completed the program. 

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere

Drug Take Back Day –Clean Them Out –Take Them Back.

On Saturday, October 27th, 2018, The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, partnering with the DEA, will conduct another DRUG TAKE BACK DAY at two Seneca County locations. From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Deputies will collect potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction. This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked and no paperwork to complete.  Citizens may drop off these drugs at the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center, 6150, Route 96, Romulus, N.Y. or at the Sheriff’s sub-station at 44 West William Street, Waterloo, N.Y. Deputies will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns.  In addition to the TAKE BACK DAY citizens may drop off these drugs at any time in one of the Sheriff’s two Unwanted/Unused Prescription Drug Drop-Off Return Kiosks. These kiosks are located in the main lobby of the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center and the first floor, (near D.M.V.), of the Seneca County Office Building, 1 Dipronio Drive, Waterloo, N.Y.
Take Back Day is a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs.
Syringes and needles are not eligible for Take Back or Drop Off

Parole Absconder Apprehended After Escape

Several events on 10/17/2018 led to the apprehension and arrest of a Parole Absconder who was on parole for violent felonies.

10/17/2018, 7:00 AM: Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators assisted New York State Parole Officers with trying to locate Robert A Wilson, age 43, on parole from the Elmira N.Y. area. Wilson was wanted by Parole for absconding about 8 months ago. Wilson had been released on Parole for the charges of Assault 1st degree, Robbery 1st degree and Promoting Prison Contraband. Officers were checking a Town of Ovid residence and were able to gain information about a possible residence on Green Street in the Town of Seneca Falls.

10/17,2018, 8:30 AM: Sheriff’s Deputies, Town Police Officers, State Police and Parole responded to the Green Street residence to try and locate Wilson. Wilson was at the residence and tried to jump out of a second story window. While Wilson was being apprehended he fought with the arresting Officers and violently resisted arrest. He was brought under control and transported to the Law Enforcement Center in Romulus.

10/17/2018, 9:50 AM: Wilson was hand cuffed to a restraining bench in the Investigation Division while Officers drew up charges. Wilson slipped out of the handcuffs by injuring his own wrist and hand to do so. He then fled the building. Officers pursued on foot and observed Wilson entering a large cornfield at the intersection of Route 96 and Bromka Road in the Town of Romulus. A perimeter was established around the cornfield with all available Officers including: Deputies, Investigators, Corrections Officers, New York State Police and Parole Officers. The Sheriff’s K-9 Units were deployed as well as the Sheriff’s Drone Unit.

10/17/2018: 1025 AM: The Drone Unit spotted Wilson and radioed his location. Wilson then fled the cornfield and was apprehended by Officers on the perimeter. Wilson again violently resisted arrest but was brought under control without incident.

Wilson has been charged with: 2 counts of resisting arrest, Escape in the first degree, and Obstructing Governmental Administration. New York State Parole has charged Wilson with violation of Parole. At the time of this release Wilson is being held at the Correctional Facility awaiting arraignment.