Drug Take Back for South Seneca County

On Saturday, October 24th, 2020, The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, partnering with the DEA , 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. from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM 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. 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.

Sheriff’s Office Monthly Snapshot.

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR SEPTEMBER 2020

LAW ENFORCEMENT: Total Calls For Service: 1054 Total Arrests: 71 D.H.S. Fraud Cases: 26; Yearly Total Cost Recouped: $167,362.48 Mental Health Calls: 11

NARCO: Total new drug cases: 6 Total arrests: 2

CORRECTIONS: Average Number of Inmates: 44 Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $41,614.13; Yearly Total: $352,723.68

CIVIL: Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 37 Total Income Executions: 10 Total Evictions: 0

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH:

September 10th, 2020: An inmate at the jail was charged after Corrections Officers discovered a homemade edged weapon.

September 19th, 2020: Deputies responded to a Domestic Violence Incident where a victim was assaulted and had a knife held to her throat. The suspect was apprehended without incident.

September 21, 2019: Deputies arrested a motorist in Junius for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs with a child in the car.

September 28th, 2020: Pheasants raised by inmates in the jail were released into the wild.

September 28th, 2020: NARCO arrested a suspect for allegedly dealing cocaine in Waterloo.

September, 2020: Investigators are following up on 2 suspicious, residential porch fires in Ovid.

September, 2020: The Sheriff’s Office attended 3 public forums on police reform.

September, 2020: A Welfare Fraud crackdown resulted in 3 persons charged for 9 crimes.

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere

Seneca County Citizen’s Police Academy

Sheriff Tim Luce has announced that the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is holding its fourth 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 starting November 5th , 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. Classroom and hands-on activities will be conducted by the professionals who do the job. Candidates that complete the program will be scheduled for an optional ride-a-long with a Deputy, receive a certificate of completion and a T-shirt. The dates for the academy are: November 5th, 12th, 19th, and December 3rd, 2020. Candidates must be able to attend all 4 sessions. Anyone interested can contact Danielle Thompson at 315-220-3403. Or email dthompson@co.seneca.ny.us. A light 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. There are no physical requirements, only a desire to learn. The academy class size will be limited to 10 persons to maximize the experience and enable COVID 19 precautions. Eligible applicants that do not make this academy will be considered for future academies.

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Monthly Snapshot

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR AUGUST 2020

LAW ENFORCEMENT: Total Calls For Service: 1198 Total Arrests: 46 D.H.S. Fraud Cases: 7; Yearly Total Cost Recouped: $129,254.48 Mental Health Calls: 10

NARCO: Total new drug cases: 3 Total arrests: 2

CORRECTIONS: Average Number of Inmates: 49 Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $48,566.01; Yearly Total: $311,109.55

CIVIL: Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 40 Total Income Executions: 12 Total Evictions: 0

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH: August 5th, 2020: Retired K9 “Aken” passed away. He served with distinction and will be missed.

August 13th, 2020: A domestic in the Town of Waterloo turned violent when the suspect allegedly forced a bag over the victim’s head who began suffocating. Deputies apprehended the suspect.

August 20th, 2020: Deputies responded to a car into a house in Waterloo. The driver was charged with driving under the influence of drugs.

August 22nd, 2020: A fatal Car/ATV accident happened in Covert. The investigation is continuing.

August 30th, 2020: Deputies responded to a domestic violence incident involving a knife in the Town of Junius. The suspect was apprehended without incident.

August 31st, 2020: Investigators investigated a sexual abuse case in Interlaken. A suspect was charged with forcible touching.

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere

Monthly Snapshot

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR JULY 2020

LAW ENFORCEMENT: Total Calls For Service: 1264 Total Arrests: 71

D.H.S. Fraud Cases: 24; Yearly Total Cost Recouped: $92,818.48

NARCO:

Total new drug cases: 8 Total arrests: 19

CORRECTIONS: Average Number of Inmates: 39 Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $43,566.52; Yearly Total: $262,543.54

CIVIL: Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 27 Total Income Executions: 11 Total Evictions: 0

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH:

July 1st, 2020: Deputies responded to a Domestic Violence Incident in Ovid that involved a victim being strangled and restrained. The suspect was armed with a long gun. Deputies apprehended the suspect without incident.

July 4th, 2020: Deputies responded to a Domestic Violence Incident in the Town of Waterloo. It was alleged that a woman was being held against her will. An arrest was made without incident.

July 6th, 2020: NARCO charged a suspect for allegedly possessing cocaine and allowing drug sales from their residence.

July 7th, 2020: Investigators solved a residential burglary in Junius and arrested the suspect. July 15th, 2020: Investigators solved a Grand Larceny in the Fayette and recovered over $30,000 in stolen property.

July 17th, 2020: A level 3 registered sex offender was found and arrested in the Town of Romulus after allegedly not reporting their address change.

July 2020: NARCO charged 4 suspects over several dates on numerous drug charges committed throughout Seneca County. Prescription drugs, cocaine and methamphetamine were involved.

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere

Monthly Snapshot

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR JUNE 2020

LAW ENFORCEMENT: Total Calls For Service: 1037 Total Arrests: 48

D.H.S. Fraud Cases: 26; Yearly Total Cost Recouped: $91,102.48

NARCO: Total new drug cases: 6 Total arrests: 9

CORRECTIONS: Average Number of Inmates: 38 Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $38,289.29; Yearly Total: $218,977.02

CIVIL: Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 22 Total Income Executions: 15 Total Evictions: 0

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH: June 5th, 2020: NARCO charged a suspect for allegedly selling cocaine in the Town of Waterloo.

June 12th, 2020: Deputies responded to a Domestic Violence home invasion in progress in the Town of Varick. The suspect was apprehended and charged.

June 22nd, 2020: Investigations executed a Welfare Fraud sweep and arrested 4 suspects. Charges included 6 felonies and 3 misdemeanors.

June 24th, 2020: Deputies responded to a residential fire in the Town of Junius. The residence was totally destroyed.

June 27th, 2020: Deputies responded to a Domestic Violence Incident involving a knife in the Town of Varick. The suspect was apprehended without incident.

June 2020: All Officers including Corrections completed Implicit Bias Training.

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere

Monthly Snapshot

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR MAY 2020

LAW ENFORCEMENT: Total Calls For Service: 1036 Total Arrests: 49 D.H.S. Fraud Cases: 2; Yearly Total Cost Recouped: $75,665

NARCO: Total new drug cases: 8 Total arrests: 5

CORRECTIONS: Average Number of Inmates: 40 Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $35,100; Yearly Total: $180,687.73

CIVIL: Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 11 Total Income Executions: 0 Total Evictions: 0

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH:

May 4th, 2020: Deputies arrested a suspect for allegedly possessing heroin in Waterloo.

May 7th, 2020: Deputies recovered a stolen vehicle in Varick and arrested the alleged thief.

May 13th, 2020: Investigators charged 3 suspects for allegedly burglarizing a residence in Ovid.

May 13th, 2020: A suspect was charged for allegedly possessing methamphetamine and crack cocaine in the Town of Ovid.

May 14th, 2020: NARCO charged a suspect for allegedly conspiring to sell cocaine in Romulus.

May 24th, 2020: Deputies responded to a man threatening to kill people with a gun in Waterloo. A Domestic Violence Incident was discovered and a suspect with a gun was apprehended.

May 2020: Deputies and Corrections Officers completed reality based firearms training using simunition and deadly force decision making scenarios.

May 2020: A new program in Corrections involves inmates raising baby pheasants for later release in the wild.

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere

Monthly Snapshot for April 2020

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR APRIL 2020:

LAW ENFORCEMENT: Total Calls For Service: 1393 Total Arrests: 10 D.H.S. Fraud Cases: 7; Yearly Total Cost Recouped: $66,881

NARCO: Total new drug cases: 3 Total arrests: 0

CORRECTIONS: Average Number of Inmates: 40 Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $34,476.67; Yearly Total: $145,587.73

CIVIL: Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 15 Total Income Executions: 0 Total Evictions: 0

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH: April 4th, 2020: Deputies apprehended a suspect who fled a hit and run car accident in the Town of Romulus. The suspect was subsequently charged with D.W.I.

April 12th, 2020: Deputies and Investigators responded to a large explosion in the Town of Fayette. Three suspects were charged for causing the explosion that was heard for miles

April 24th, 2020: Deputies responded to a in progress Physical Domestic Violence Incident in the Town of Romulus. A 1 year old child was involved. The suspect was apprehended and no one was injured.

April 27th, 2020: The Sheriff’s Office opened the Pistol Permit Office for amendments by mail only.

April 29th, 2020: An investigation into vandalism at the South Seneca School in Ovid resulted in 3 persons being charged. It is alleged that the vandalism was hate motivated.

April 2020: Special training for all Sheriff’s essential personnel on responding to COVID-19 was implemented. A department pandemic policy was developed.

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere

Seneca Sheriff Offers Limited Pistol Permit Services.

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Pistol Permit Section is opening on a limited basis. The Pistol Permit Office will be accepting Amendments by mail only at this time. Mail your amendment to 6150 State Route 96, Romulus, NY 14541. When it is processed you will be contacted by phone to set up an appointment to pick up and pay for your process. There is a $3.00 fee for amendments. Forms may be downloaded from the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office website under pistol permit transactions. The Office will only be open one day a week for appointments only. No new Pistol Permit Applications can be processed at this time. The Pistol Permit Office is looking forward to opening for full service in the near future.

Thank You for your patience.

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Monthly Snapshot

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR MARCH 2020

LAW ENFORCEMENT: Total Calls For Service: 1158 Total Arrests: 50 D.H.S. Fraud Cases: 9; Yearly Total Cost Recouped: $40,529

NARCO: Total new drug cases: 5 Total arrests: 3

CORRECTIONS: Average Number of Inmates: 49 Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $33,010.03; Yearly Total: $111,111.06

CIVIL: Office Closed.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH:

March 2nd, 2020: A SCSO Sergeant tragically committed suicide.

March 4th, 2020: An inmate at the jail was charged with a felony when he attacked and choked a Corrections Officer.

March 6th, 2020: A driver was charged with vehicular manslaughter after deputies responded to a fatal car accident in the Town of Waterloo. One person was killed.

March 15th , 2020: A home in the Town of Junius was lost during a house fire.

March 16th, 2020: NARCO charged 2 suspects with felonies for allegedly possessing crack cocaine. The new k-9 “Coski” assisted with the detection of drugs.

March 18th, 2020: All SCSO non-essential offices were closed due to COVID19.

March 21st, 2020: A boat accident on Seneca Lake, Town of Ovid, was investigated after a boat capsized and sank in rough water.

March 31st, 2020: An inmate in the jail was found dead by Corrections Officers. The investigation is continuing.

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere