It is with a sad and heavy heart that we announce the passing of our recently retired K9, Aken. He served the Citizens of Seneca County as well as all of his brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement from January 13th 2011 – August 5th 2020. Aken had no match in terms of his loyalty, ferocity and love of the job. He assisted in hundreds of cases during his watch. In addition to his Law Enforcement work he also was the face of the Seneca County Sheriffs Office Community Outreach Programs. For all who met him, his personality was as large as he was. Rest in Peace Aken. Thank you for your service!
Please Note: On Wednesday October 9th the Sheriff’s Civil Office will be closed for Training. The Records/Pistol Permits Office will be open as usual. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Seneca County Sheriffs Office has been notified that starting at Midnight 3/21/2019 through 6 AM 3/21/2019 Trumansburg Telephone will be performing system maintenance. During this time Trumansburg Telephone Customers may not be able to dial 7 digit phone numbers or contact 911. Telephone outages may be sporadic across the area. It is anticipated that any outage will be brief.
Any person with a cell phone please be sure it is charged during this time in case you need to contact 911. If you do not have a cell phone you can also drive to the Law Enforcement Center located at 6150 State Route 96, Romulus NY 14541 and utilize the call box located immediately inside the Lobby Entrance.
As safety is our first priority, we will be adding additional patrols in the affected area during this time.
On August 11th, 2018, at approximately 6:30 PM, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a rollover Personal Injury Motor Vehicle Accident in the area of Yost Road north of Zwick Road in the Town of Fayette. After investigation, it was found that a truck had been traveling northbound on Yost Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle heading off the roadway and flipping end over end. The driver who was identified as Joshua Szymanski, age 22, of 2772 Ovid Lodi Town Line Road, Ovid, New York, and the passenger, Jesse Wickham, age 24, were treated for minor injuries on scene and refused further medical treatment. Other passengers, Megan Waite, age 33, of 4870 Route 89, Romulus, New York, and David Denton, age 26, of Moravia, New York, were transported by ambulance to Geneva General Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital for minor injuries. After further investigation, it was found that alcohol had been involved and played a role in the accident. The driver, Joshua Szymanski, was charged with DWI, Aggravated DWI BAC % greater than .18, Failure to keep right, and not wearing a seat belt. Joshua was released on appearance tickets and is to appear at the Town of Fayette Court on 09/19/2018 at 7:00 PM to answer the charges. The New York State Police, Fayette Fire Department, North Seneca Ambulance, and South Seneca Ambulance also responded to the scene.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office along with the Seneca County Emergency Management Office has updated the status of the State of Emergency to include a Mandatory Evacuation for all residents of the Lodi Point Area. Emergency crews are currently evacuating residents by boat and taking them to a shelter at the Ovid Federated Church on Main St in Ovid. Residents in need of emergency assistance are to call 911.
On August 9, 2018, at about 4:10pm, Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Hailey A. Lowrey, age 22, of 1666 Burgess Road, Waterloo, New York, on three counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, one count of Prostitution, and one count of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Third Degree. The charges stem from an investigation where Lowrey allegedly attempted to meet a subject at a Town of Tyre business for the purpose of prostitution. After Lowrey was taken into custody, Sheriff’s Investigators found her to be in possession of quantities of heroin, morphine, and buprenorphine (commonly known as Suboxone). It is further alleged that Lowrey drove to the business while her driver’s license was suspended. Lowrey was arraigned in the Seneca County Centralized Arraignment Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $1,500 cash bail/$3,000 secured bond. Lowrey is to reappear in the Tyre Town Court on August 21, 2018 at 5pm.