Domestic incident

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 09/30/2021, deputies arrested Roy H. H. Halstead D.O.B. 11/13/1974, of 1460 Larsen Rd Waterloo NY, for Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, and Harassment. The arrest stems from a 911 call reporting a physical domestic in progress. Upon investigation it was discovered Halstead had choked and pushed the victim and a 10 year old child witnessed it. Halstead was taken into custody without incident, processed and held for CAP court on 09/30/2021 at 08:00 AM to answer to the charges. An order of protection was requested on behalf of the victim.

Truck fire/ Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff’s office reports that on 9/21/21, Deputies responded to the Petro Gas Station in the T/Tyre for the report of an 18 wheeler on fire. Deputies arrived on scene and the vehicle was fully engulfed and unoccupied. After further investigation it was determined that the fire was caused by a Regeneration system failure after the truck had been started. Clyde Fire Department arrived on scene and extinguished the fire. It was later determined that the owner, John D, Chaname, age 40 on Elmhurst NY had a warrant for his arrest out of the NYSP Thruway division. NYS Police took Chaname into custody and transported him to the Cayuga County jail where he would await CAP court the following morning .

Criminal Mischief

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 09/18/21 at approx. 2117hrs Deputies arrested Gianni Quattrociocchi, 54, of Webster for criminal Mischief in the 4th degree a class A misdemeanor. The arrest stems from a complaint were deputies were called to a business in Tyre for a patron that caused damage to a property belonging to a restaurant. Upon investigation it was discovered that Quattrociocchi had caused damage to property belonging to someone else. Quattrociocchi was processed and released on an appearance ticket. Quattrociocchi is to appear in the Town Of Tyre Court on 09/28/21 @ 1330hrs to answer to the charge. CR21SH11374


On September 6th, 2021 the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that Casey R. Taylor, 30 years old, of Elmira New York was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. The arrest is the result of an investigation into a one car Personal Injury motor vehicle crash that occurred in the Town of Romulus. Taylor was the only individual involved in the accident and suffered from only minor injuries. Taylor was issued appearance tickets for Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with a BAC of .08% or higher, and Failure to Keep Right. Taylor is to appear in the Town of Romulus Court at a later date to answer to the charges. Deputies were assisted at the scene by members of South Seneca Ambulance, Ovid Fire Department, Romulus Fire Department and the NYS Park Police.

Vehicle Pursuit

The Seneca Co. Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday September 3rd 2021 at around 11:00 PM Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 26 year old Nicolo B. Petrocci of 3622 County Line Road Skaneateles NY following a vehicle pursuit. It was reported that Deputies observed a vehicle operating erratically and passing through a red light at an intersection. A traffic stop was initiated in the area of State Route 89 and Hyatt Road in the Town of Seneca Falls. Deputies say Petrocci failed to produce identification when requested and fled the traffic stop. A vehicle pursuit ensued which traveled through multiple townships, Deputies were able to apprehend Petrocci without further incident. Petrocci was charged with Obstructing Governmental Administration in the 2nd degree, Unlawful fleeing a Police Officer in a motor vehicle in the 3rd degree, Resisting Arrest, Failing to Comply with Lawful Orders, Reckless Driving along with multiple other Vehicle and Traffic Law violations. Petrocci was issued appearance tickets and is to answer the charges on a later date.

CR# 21SH10730

Criminal Mischief

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on the 25th of August 2021 Kaja Kennedy 34 of 73 Border City Road was arrested for Criminal Mischief. The arrest stems from an investigation that occurred on the 8th of August 2021 at a residence in the Town of Waterloo. The investigation determined that Kennedy utilized a metal baseball bat to smash a windshield on another individuals vehicle. There was no reported injuries. Kennedy was arraigned in Waterloo Town Court and has to re-appear Nov 10th 2021 at 5:00pm.

Criminal Contempt/ AUO

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on August 27th, 2021 Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Braydon M Edwards Age 30, of159 Waterloo St Clyde, NY, in the Town Of Seneca Falls at 9:29pm. Edwards was charged with Criminal Contempt in the second Degree, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd and Fail to Yield at a Yield Sign.

Deputies report that Edwards was stopped for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation, Edwards was also found to be violation a Class A Order of Protection. Edwards was transported to the Seneca County Correctional facility and was held pending arraignment.

Criminal Contempt

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 8/25/21 at 8:29 AM Deputies arrested Calvin J. Solomon, age 40 of Lyons, on an Arrest Warrant for Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree. The Warrant stems from a domestic incident on 3/1/21 which occurred in Wayne County and continued into Seneca County. It is alleged that Solomon engaged in a physical domestic in Wayne County then had the victim drive him to an address in the Town of Tyre. At the time of this incident the victim was the protected party of a Class A Order of Protection against Solomon. Solomon was turned over to the Seneca County Jail to await arraignment.


The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 8/19/21 at 12:56 pm Deputies responded to the Cayuga County Jail and arrested Joshua L. Patterson, age 37 of Auburn, on a Warrant for Violation of Pretrial Release. The warrant stems from an incident on 2/25/21 where it is alleged Patterson committed Petit Larceny at a Town of Junius business. Patterson was transported to the Seneca County Jail to await arraignment in CAP Court.

High water advisory

Seneca County Sheriff, W. Timothy Luce, has issued a high water advisory for Cayuga Lake, Seneca Lake, and the Canal in Seneca County. The high water advisory includes a “no wake zone” within 500 feet of shore when traveling on the lakes. Also, Seneca County Sheriff Luce, advises boaters to be aware of floating debris in the water. The high water advisory will remain in effect until further notice.