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.
SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR SEPTEMBER 2018
Total Calls For Service: 1119
Total Arrests: 70
Total new drug cases: 8
Total arrests: 4
Average Number of Inmates: 76
Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $47,111.69; Yearly Total: $339,816.43
Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 47
Total Income Executions: 5
Total Evictions: 8
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH:
September 4th, 2018: The curfew was lifted for the Lodi Flood area. Added patrol remains in effect.
September 6th, 2018: NARCO apprehended and charged a subject for trafficking cocaine in Seneca County.
September 20th, 2018: Investigators arrested 2 suspects for stealing a car in Waterloo, selling it and forging vehicle documents.
September 25th, 2018: NARCO charged a suspect in Waterloo for unlawfully possessing Narcotic Medication.
September 27th, 2018: The Family Services Unit charged a suspect from Ovid for sexually abusing a 15 year old female.
September 2018: Sheriff Luce launched a new Public Safety App to enhance Community Policing.
September 2018: To prepare for “Raise the Age” legislation the 2 Family Services Unit Investigators were trained and certified as Advanced Juvenile Officers.
Sheriff W. Timothy Luce
Undersheriff John Cleere
Sheriff Tim Luce has announced that the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is holding its second annual Citizens Police Academy this November. The purpose of the academy is to give citizens of Seneca County a better understanding about law enforcement and how the Sheriff’s Office works within the community.
The academy will consist of four Thursday night sessions in November running from 6:00 PM to approximately 9:00 PM. Each session will focus on different aspects of the Sheriff’s Office and give an inside look at Administration, Road Patrol, Investigations and Corrections. Candidates that complete the program will be scheduled for a ride-a-long with a Deputy, receive a certificate of completion and a T-shirt.
The dates for the academy are: November 1st, 8th, 15th, and 29th. Candidates must be able to attend all 4 sessions. Anyone interested can contact Danielle Thompson at 315-220-3403. A background check will be conducted.
Applicants must be at least 21 years old, be residents of Seneca County and have a genuine interest in good citizenship. Senior citizens are welcome to apply.
The academy class size will be kept small to maximize the experience. Eligible applicants that do not make this academy will be considered for future academies.