Monthly Snapshot for June 2019

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR MAY 2019

LAW ENFORCEMENT: 

Total Calls For Service: 1088

Total Arrests: 73

D.H.S. Fraud Cases: 16; Yearly Total Cost Recouped: $83,948.54

NARCO: 

Total new drug cases: 4

Total arrests: 9

CORRECTIONS:

Average Number of Inmates: 62

Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $36,047.40; Yearly Total: $182,626.76

CIVIL: 

Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 35

Total Income Executions: 19

Total Evictions: 6 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH: 

May 8th, 2019: Seven High School students shadowed the Sheriff’s Office for Law Day.

May 8th, 2019: NARCO charged a suspect for selling crack cocaine in Seneca County. 

May 9th, 2019: Deputies responded to an animal cruelty case in Tyre where a dog was left abandoned and tied to a tree with no food or water. 

May 10th, 2019: Investigators charged a suspect for stealing $21,000 from a residence. 

May 16th, 2019: Investigators charged a former School Resource Officer from Interlaken for having a romantic relationship with an 8th grader. Subsequent arrests for sexual abuse involving an additional victim have been made. The case is continuing… 

May 23rd, 2019: The Sheriff’s Office hosted Domestic Violence training for police.

May 23rd, 2019: A suspect in Lodi was charged with Fraud for collecting welfare benefits while making undisclosed money from a cabin rental business.

May 27th, 2019: Deputies responded to a Violent Domestic in Fayette and charged a suspect for physically attacking 2 adults and a child.

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere

Official Misconduct and Endangering the Welfare of a Child

May 16, 2019, at about 10:40pm, Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Elisia M. Panipinto, age 20, of 3450 West Covert Road, Interlaken, New York, on charges of Official Misconduct and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The charges stem from an investigation of an alleged inappropriate relationship between Panipinto and a child in the eighth grade of the South Seneca Central School District. At the time of the alleged incident, Panipinto was employed as an Interlaken Village Police Officer serving duties as a School Resource Officer for the South Seneca Central School District. Based upon the investigation, Sheriff’s Investigators allege that Panipinto used her official capacity as a police officer to gain access to the child while at school and cultivated a physical, romantic relationship. There is no evidence of sexual conduct at this time or any indication of further victims.

The investigation was commenced after  a complaint was lodged by the Interlaken Police Department and the South Seneca Central School District.

Panipinto was arraigned in the Seneca County Centralized Arraignment Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $250 cash bail/$500 secured bond. Panipinto is to reappear in the Ovid Town Court at a later date. A Class A Order of Protection was issued on behalf of the victim.

The investigation is continuing and multiple interviews are still pending. If anyone has any information related to this case, they are encouraged to contact the Criminal Investigation Division at (315) 220-3240.

 

 

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