Missing person/ Stolen vehicle

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 5/30/2022 at approximately 7:30 pm, deputies responded to assist the New York State Police with the report of a missing Juvenile from the Town of Junius. While deputies were assisting with locating the juvenile, they received a call reporting a stolen vehicle from a residence in the Town of Junius. Deputies were able to locate the stolen vehicle at 1041 State Route 414 in Wayne County. The vehicle which was being operated by a Town of Junius Juvenile then left the driveway of the residence it was at. Deputies attempted to block the vehicle but were unable to contain it within the driveway. The vehicle then traveled southbound at a high rate of speed where Deputies observed it straddling the center line of the road and driving into the oncoming lane creating an extremely dangerous traffic hazard. Deputies remained at a safe distance in an attempt to get the Juvenile to slow down but the vehicle continued at a high rate of speed until it collided with the rear axle of a tractor trailer at the New York State Thruway exit. The juvenile was assessed by North Seneca Ambulance and flown by Life Net to Strong Memorial Hospital for further treatment. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured. The investigation is still active. Assisting on the scene was New York State Police, Waterloo Police Department, Seneca Falls Police Department, Clyde Fire Department and North Seneca Ambulance.

Endangering the welfare of a child

he Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Wednesday May 25th, 2022 at around 5:00am, Deputies arrested 22 year old Matthew R. Conlin of 311 Hoffman Street Newark, New York following a traffic stop in the Town of Varick, New York. It was made known to deputies during their roadside investigation that Conlin had allowed a 15 year old male who did not have a driver’s license, to operate the motor vehicle on a state roadway and did operate said vehicle in an erratic state prior to being pulled over. Conlin was subsequently arrested and charged with Endangering the welfare of a child, a Class A Misdemeanor. Conlin was then transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility where he was processed and released with an appearance ticket. Conlin is to appear in Varick Town Court at a later date to answer the charge.

MVA

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday April 29th, 2022 at around 11:15pm, Deputies responded to the area of County Road 132A and State Route 96A in the Town of Romulus for the report of a Personal Injury Rollover Crash with a single Jeep involved. Deputies were advised that the driver fled from the scene on foot. Upon further Investigation, Deputies identified Taylor B. Eggleston, age 26 of 4 Railroad Street, Jordan, New York as the driver and sole occupant of the involved vehicle. Eggleston was checked over and released by South Seneca Ambulance. It was apparent that alcohol was a contributing factor in the cause of the crash. Joseph Capalongo, age 36 of 124 Cayuga Street, Seneca Falls, New York, while not directly involved in the crash, did assist Eggleston in fleeing the scene. Eggleston and Capalongo were issued multiple Uniform Traffic Tickets for the Town of Romulus Court and will answer to the charges at a later date. New York State Police, Ovid fire Department and South Seneca Ambulance assisted on scene.

Larceny/criminal mischief/ AUO

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 29, 2022 at around 10:47 p.m., Deputies responded to 29 Inslee Street in the Village of Waterloo and arrested 25 year old Kenneth D. Saunders Jr. at his house in connection to a Larceny at the Wet, White, and Blue car wash in Ovid. Saunders was caught on a Wet, White, and Blue car wash security camera drilling out one of the locks on one of the car wash’s change machines. An investigation showed that Saunders was able to steal approximately five dollars in change as a result of the Larceny. Saunders was transported to the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center where he was processed and released on an Appearance Ticket for the charges of Petit Larceny, Criminal Mischief, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Possession of Burglar’s Tools. Saunders is due to report to the Ovid Town Court in mid-May to answer for the charges against him. 22SH08096. 146.

PI MVA

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 29, 2022 at around 5:30 p.m., Deputies responded to the area of 676 Gravel Road in Tyre for a single vehicle personal injury accident. The vehicle involved in the accident was a White 2012 Hyundai Sonata sedan, and it was being operated by the registered owner, 47 year old Michael E. Lofft of 810 Gravel Road in Seneca Falls. An investigation into the accident showed that the vehicle was entering a curve in the roadway as it was traveling South on Gravel Road. The vehicle was traveling too fast to negotiate the curve and ended up leaving the roadway. After leaving the roadway, the vehicle collided with a mailbox and a tree. After impacting the tree and the mailbox, the vehicle proceeded to roll until it came to rest with the roof down along the West side of the roadway. There was evidence that pointed to the fact that Lofft may have been intoxicated at the time of the accident. Lofft sustained some superficial scrapes to his arms as a result of the crash. Lofft was transported by North Seneca Ambulance to Geneva General Hospital due to a Diabetic issue that he was experiencing after the crash. A blood sample was taken from Lofft by Geneva General’s ER staff and handed over to Deputies for analysis. There are pending charges as a result of the investigation into the crash. Assisting on scene were members of the New York State Police, North Seneca Ambulance, and Clyde Fire Department. 22SH08089. 146

Structural Fire

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 25, 2022 at around 12pm Deputies responded to 2320 Edwards Road in the Town of Waterloo for a residential structure fire. The responding fire departments were able to quickly extinguish the fire. The residence was deemed a complete loss, and it was reported that there is no insurance coverage for the residence. The home owner, Ashley Bovard was present when the fire began, and was able to get her family and pets out of the residence. No injuries were sustained. Deputies were assisted on scene by the New York State Police, North Seneca Ambulance, Seneca County Codes and the American Red Cross. The responding Fire Agencies were Border City Fire, Waterloo Fire, Junius Fire, Geneva Fire, and Oaks Corners Fire.

PI MVA

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 23, 2022 at around 9:45 p.m., Deputies responded to the intersection of State Route 414 and the NYS Thruway onramp in the Town of Tyre for a two vehicle personal injury accident. An investigation into the accident yielded that the operator of the involved Gray Dodge Minivan, 45 year old Joel P. McLeod of Batavia, New York, failed to yield the right of way to Southbound traffic when he attempted to turn left from the turn lane of State Route 414 onto the NYS Thruway onramp without having sufficient time to do so. As a result, the Minivan was impacted on the passenger side front panel by the second involved vehicle, a Blue Nissan Sedan being operated by 67 year old Claudette A. Turo of Genoa, New York. At the time of the accident there was one additional passenger in each of the involved vehicles. In the front passenger seat of the Minivan was 25 year old Rayneil Daley. Daley was looked over by EMS on scene and did not require any further medical treatment. In the front passenger seat of the Sedan was 77 year old Donald S. Reeves. Reeves was also checked out at the scene by EMS and accompanied Turo to Geneva General Hospital for further medical treatment. Turo was the most severely injured party in the accident and complained of chest pain. The Minivan sustained damage to the front passenger side panel, and the Sedan sustained heavy damage to the front of the vehicle. Eagle Auto responded to the scene and removed the Minivan and towed it to their shop. Stevers responded to the scene and removed the Sedan and towed it to their shop. Assisting on scene were members of North Seneca Ambulance, and the Clyde Fire Department. 22SH07760. 146

Domestic

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 4/16/2022 deputies arrested Daniel W. Foulkrod D.O.B. 09/02/1993, of 2238 Edwards Rd Waterloo, NY 13165, for endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful imprisonment 2nd, harassment 2nd, and criminal mischief 4th. The arrest stems from an investigation of a domestic dispute that occurred at 2238 Edwards Rd in the Town of Waterloo. It was alleged that Foulkrod and a female got into a verbal argument, when Foulkrod took the female’s car keys and cell phone. The female attempted to run to a neighboring residence to call 911 several times when Foulkrod allegedly chased and carried the female, unwillingly, back to the residence and kept her there against her will. It was alleged the female was carrying a child the first two times she attempted to get away. Foulkrod was processed and turned over to corrections to await CAP court arraignment at 0800 hours on 4/17/2022 to answer to the charges. It is being requested that a class A order of protection be put in place against Foulkrod.

MVA- DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 8th 2022 at 7:15PM, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a Property Damage Accident on Wyers Point Road in the Town of Ovid. When Deputies arrived on scene they located a vehicle at 3885 County Road 139, that had crashed into a tree. After an investigation it was determined that Tom Park, 43, of 3858 County Road 139 in the Town of Ovid, had been operating the vehicle while intoxicated and was placed into custody by the Deputies without incident. Park was charged with Driving While Intoxicated along with several other citations and was given an appearance ticket to answer for the charges at Ovid Town Court on May 16th 2022 at 10:00AM. CR#22SH06821

PI MVA

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 4/9/2022 at 10:15 AM Deputies responded to the area of 7334 Rt 89 in Ovid for a motor vehicle accident with serious injuries. Initial reports indicated the occupants were entrapped in the flipped vehicle with one male passenger who was unresponsive. Upon arrival Deputies and Firemen located a male unresponsive and trapped in the vehicle. Deputies began live saving measures until South Seneca and Trumansburg Ambulance arrived on scene. North Seneca EMS took over life saving measures. The driver of the vehicle, Tyler C. Huff age 21 of Ovid, reports minor injuries and was checked over by Trumansburg Ambulance. The male was air lifted to Strong Memorial Hospital by Lifenet and where he is listed in Guarded Critical Condition. This incident is an ongoing investigation. The SCSO were assisted on scene by NYSP, NYSPP, South Seneca Ambulance, Trumansburg Ambulance, Lifenet, Ovid Fire Dept, Interlaken Fire and Lodi Fire.