Mobile Home Structure Fire

Structure Fire Cr# 21SH15465

Sheriff Luce reports that on Monday December 27, 2021 at around 7:50 PM Deputies responded to a working mobile home fire at 148 State Route 318, in the Town of Junius. Multiple fire departments responded including Junius, Border City, Waterloo, Fayette and Oaks Corners. North Seneca Ambulance also responded.

The structure was deemed a total loss with the cause undetermined at this time. The Red Cross was contacted and assembled to assist property owners Howard and Dorothy Huckle along with their son Kenneth Huckle.

The property was not insured.

Arrest Made in Infant Assault Case

November 10th, 2021 4:15 PM: Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Investigators arrested an Ovid man for numerous charges that stem from a child abuse allegation. Arrested was Jeremy Andrews, age 27, of 2135 Water Street, Apt #4, Ovid NY. Charges are: Reckless Assault of a Child (D felony), Assault in the 2nd degree (D felony) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. It is alleged that Andrews caused serious injuries to a child in his care who was less than 5 years old. Injuries sustained include subdural hemorrhage of the brain and a broken femur.

Andrews was arraigned before the Seneca County CAP Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $20,000 cash, $10,000 bail bond. An Order of Protection was issued. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 15th, 2021 in the Town of Ovid Court.

The investigation is continuing. The Seneca County Child Protection Unit is assisting.

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October Monthly Snapshot

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR OCTOBER 2021

LAW ENFORCEMENT:

Total Calls For Service: 1182

Total Arrests: 52  

D.H.S. Fraud Cases: 4; Total 2021 Cost Recouped:  $206,314

Mental Health Calls: 18

NARCO:

Total new drug cases: 8

Total arrests: 4

CORRECTIONS:

Average Number of Inmates: 42

Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $25,553.82; Yearly Total: $313,009.37

CIVIL:

Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 38

Total Income Executions: 14

Total Evictions: 0

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH:

October 2nd, 2021: Deputies and investigators responded to a fatal car crash in the Town of Covert. It is still under investigation.

October 11th, 2021: A DWI arrest was made in the Town of Tyre when a car crashed into a house.

October 12th, 2021: 49 adult pheasants were released in the wild after being raised by inmates.

October 13th, 2021: A suspect was arrested in Ovid for allegedly passing a counterfeit $100 bill.

October 19th, 2021: A structure fire totally destroyed Hart Towing in Waterloo. The cause was determined to be accidental.

October 25th, 2021: A man was apprehended in Ovid for numerous charges related to Domestic Violence. It is alleged that he committed a burglary, violated court orders, resisted arrest and held a victim against her will.

October 25th, 2021: NARCO arrested a suspect for allegedly selling crack cocaine in Seneca Falls.

October 27th, 2021: Investigators apprehended an alleged parole absconder in Waterloo.

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere

Two Car Crash With Injuries

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on October 15, 2021 at 4:30 pm, Deputies responded to a two-car personal injury accident at the intersection of State Route 96 and Brewer Road in the Town of Waterloo. A vehicle being operated by Stacey Remillard, 52, of Andover, NY was traveling North bound on Brewer Road when Remillard’s vehicle came to a stop at the intersection of Brewer Road and State Route 96. Remillard continued traveling North bound, crossing over State Route 96 to Whiskey Hill Road, when she failed to yield the right of way to another vehicle who was traveling West bound on State Route 96. The other vehicle was being operated by Jeffrey Payne, 46, of 2 Fall Street Seneca Falls, NY. Both vehicles suffered extensive front end damage and were towed from the scene. Remillard declined medical attention. Payne complained of back pain and was transported by North Seneca Ambulance to Geneva General Hospital. Assisting at the scene was Waterloo Police Department, North Seneca Ambulance, and Waterloo Fire Department.      134/21SH12419

DWI CAR CRASH INTO HOUSE

At around 09:14 AM the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 10/11/2021 Sheriff’s Deputies along with New York State Police, Clyde Fire Department, and North Seneca Ambulance responded to the area of 1629 Odell road in the Town of Tyre for a one car motor vehicle accident. Upon further investigation it was discovered the driver, Tsianina Lewis age 46 of 1739 Cayuga Street Clyde, New York was traveling north bound on State Route 414 and attempted to make a left hand turn on Strang road when her vehicle left the roadway and made impact with a house located at 1629 Odell Road . Tsianina Lewis was transported by North Seneca Ambulance to Geneva General Hospital for her injuries. Currently, The Sheriff’s Office has charged the driver, Tsianina with aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree and driving while intoxicated. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the investigation is still underway.

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South Seneca County Drug Take Back

On Saturday, October 23rd , 2021, The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, partnering with the DEA and the Seneca County United Way , will conduct a DRUG TAKE BACK DAY in South Seneca County. A deputy will be stationed at the Law Enforcement Center 6150 Route 96, Romulus,  N.Y. and at Kinney Drug Store,  North Main Street, Ovid N.Y  from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Deputies will be there to 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.  

Deputies and members from the Seneca County Substance Abuse Coalition will also be available to answer questions if so desired.

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 in Romulus and the first floor, (near D.M.V.), of the Seneca County Office Building, 1 Dipronio Drive, Waterloo, N.Y.

Sheriff Luce stated: “Take Back Day is a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. It is important to get these potentially dangerous drugs out of your home before they find a new home. “

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

FATAL MVA

At around 3:00 AM the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 10/02/2021 Sheriff’s Deputies along with several fire agencies responded to the area of 8913 state route 96 in the Town of Covert for a serious one car motor vehicle accident. Upon further investigation it was discovered the driver, Tacara Ortiz age 22 of 162 Ludlowville road Lansing, New York was traveling north bound on state route 96 when her vehicle left the roadway and made impact with a culvert, this resulted in the vehicle becoming airborne and to roll on its side where it came to rest in a nearby ditch. Fire crews from Interlaken, Lodi, Ovid, and Trumansburg along with members from Trumansburg ambulance used stabilization and extraction equipment to safely remove the driver. Tacara Ortiz was transported to Cayuga Medical Center where she later succumbed to her injuries. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the cause of the accident.

Vehicle Pursuit

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on October 9, 2021 Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Eric Scott Weiler Age 18, of 7045 Garner Rd, Wolcott, NY, in the Town Of Junius at 6:16pm. Eric Scott Weiler was charged with 2 counts of Speed over 55(violation) Reckless driving (unclassified misdemeanor) and unlawfully fleeing a police officer in the 3rd degree (Class A Misdemeanor).

Deputies report that Weiler was observed traveling above the State speed limit of 55mph and when a Seneca County Deputy attempted to stop the vehicle it attempted to flee the Deputy. Weiler was taken into custody a short time later and no injuries were reported. Weiler was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Town of Juinus court on October 21st to answer the charges. 

Monthly Snapshot

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR SEPTEMBER 2021

LAW ENFORCEMENT:

Total Calls For Service: 1321

Total Arrests: 37  

D.H.S. Fraud Cases: 24; Total 2021 Cost Recouped:  $204,109.99

Mental Health Calls: 14

NARCO:

Total new drug cases: 3

Total arrests: 2

CORRECTIONS:

Average Number of Inmates: 48

Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $25,411.72; Yearly Total: $287,455.55

CIVIL:

Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 44

Total Income Executions: 20

Total Evictions: 1

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH:

September 2nd, 2021: Investigators, working with Geneva P.D., apprehended a suspect wanted in connection to a double homicide in Rochester.

September 3rd, 2021: Deputies apprehended a motorist that fled a traffic stop and led officers on a pursuit through several Seneca County townships.

September 11th, 2021: An ATV accident under investigation in Fayette left a victim in critical condition.

September 14th, 2021: A new targeted enforcement program: D.D.A.C.T.S.–(Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety) was launched at the Outlet Center in Junius.

September 19th, 2021: Deputies partnered with Seneca Falls and Waterloo PD to conduct a Child Safety Seat detail at the Seneca Falls Fire Department.

September 28th, 2021: A truck struck an asphalt roller on Rt 89 in Ovid. Officers are reconstructing the accident which caused a fire, a hazardous spill and left a man in critical condition.

September 30th, 2021: A man was arrested when Deputies responded to a Domestic in Fayette. It was alleged that a woman was strangled and pushed with a young child present.  

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce / Undersheriff John Cleere

PI Accident / DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 10/06/2021 at around 9:00 pm, deputies arrested Frederick K Keefer, 76, of Seneca Falls, NY for Driving While Intoxicated following a single vehicle crash. Deputies responded to the area of Seybolt Rd and Cemetery Rd in the Town of Fayette for the report of a vehicle in the ditch. Deputies say Keefer was traveling southbound on Seybolt when his vehicle left the roadway and went into the ditch. Keefer was treated and transported to Geneva General Hospital for minor injuries. Keefer was charged with DWI and other Traffic Violations and is scheduled to appear in court on a later date to answer charges.

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