Warrant- Agg Harassment Town of Fayette

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 12/29/20 Deputies arrested Andrew L. Morseman, age 31 of Canandaigua NY, on an arrest warrant for two counts of Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree. The charges stem from two domestic incidents that occurred on 12/28-12/29/20, in the Town of Fayette, alleging Morseman threatened the victim via telephone causing the victim to fear for their life and family. While Deputies were on scene at the victim’s residence Morseman was seen driving by the residence while actively sending voice recording threats to the victim. Due to the nature of the threats SCSO requested the assistance of several agencies to help locate Morseman. Morseman was located by Geneva Police Department on Lewis St, Geneva and turned over to the custody of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were assisted by GPD, OCSO, NYSP and E911 during this incident. Morseman was  arraigned at CAP court and released to appear in Fayette Town Court at a later date.


Crim Contempt/ Unlaw Imp/ Criminal mischief Town of Covert

The Seneca County sheriff’s Office reports on 12/27/20 at 3:30 pm Deputies arrested Mario A. Ramirez, age 23 of Interlaken, for several domestic violence related charges. After investigation, Deputies arrested Ramirez for the following charges; Criminal Contempt in the first degree, Unlawful Imprisonment, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Criminal Mischief in the Forth Degree and Harassment in the Second Degree. The arrests stem from a domestic incident where it is alleged that Ramirez violated a  Class A Order of Protection and subjected the victim to unwanted physical contact.  Sheriff’s Deputies report Ramirez physically restrained the victim and during the struggle  tore the victim’s jeans while trying to keep her from leaving the residence. This entire incident reportedly happened in front of a 9 month old child. Ramirez was turned over to the custody of the Seneca County jail and arraigned at  CAP court and released to appear in Covert Town Court at a later date.


Crim Contempt Town of Covert

The Seneca County Sheriffs office reports that on 12/25/20 at approximately 3:00am, Deputies responded to an address in Interlaken for the report of a Harassment. After further investigation, Deputies arrested John B. Orak age 52 of 36 King Street in Trumansburg after it was determined he violated a class A Order of protection by sending several text messages to the protected party. Orak was charged with Criminal Contempt in the 1st degree and committed to the Seneca County jail where he was arraigned at  CAP court and released to appear in Covert Town Court at a later date. 


DWI / CPCS 7th Town of Waterloo

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 12/11/20 at around 7:00am, deputies arrested Robert Morris, age 53, of Savannah , NY for Driving While Intoxicated following a single vehicle crash in the Town of Waterloo. Deputies say Morris was traveling on State Route 5 when his vehicle went off the road way and crashed into a ditch. Morris was subsequently charged with DWI, driving with a BAC over 0.08%, failure to keep right, having an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, and speed not reasonable.  Sheriff’s Deputies also located a white powder which tested positive for cocaine . Morris was also charged with Criminal Possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree. He is scheduled to answer charges on a later date. No injuries were reported


Warrant arrest Town of Junius Crim Contempt 2nd

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 12/15/20 at 12:46 pm Deputies arrested Mitchell A. Aaserud, age 32  (homeless )  formerly of Auburn, NY on an arrest warrant for Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree. Deputies responded to the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office and placed Aaserud into custody after he finished his sentence at the Cayuga Co Jail. The arrest warrant stems from an incident on 9/8/20, in the Town of Junius, where it alleged Aaserud contacted the protected party of a class A order of protection. The stay away order of protection mandated Aaserud to not have any contact with the protected party. Aaserud was turned over to the Seneca County Jail and arraigned at CAP court and committed on $1000 cash or $2000 bail bond.

DWI Town of Covert

 The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of  Steven Gravina 63  of Trumansburg N.Y. , after a property damage accident on RTE 96 in the Town of Covert. Deputies report  that around 3pm on December 20, 2020, Deputies located  Gravina  in the ditch of the north bound lane of RTE 96 just north of the Tompkins County Line.  Upon further investigation , Deputies discovered Gravina to be intoxicated .  Gravina is charged with moving from the lane unsafely, driving while intoxicated, and  aggravated  DWI .  Gravina was released to appear in the  Town of Covert Court January 4th, 2021 at 10am. 

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Warrant arrest Town of Tyre

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports at around 10:00 a.m. on  December 14, 2020, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested  Deanna N. Houghtaling  34 of 105 West Genesee Street in Clyde, NY.  Deputies report that  the arrest stems from a bench warrant that was issued by the Tyre Town Court. Houghtaling failed to show in court to answer for the original alleged charges of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th. Houghtaling  was taken to the Seneca County Correctional facility where she was arraigned at CAP and was released on her own recognizance, and is to appear back in court at a later date . Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted by the Auburn Police Department.


DWI Town of Varick

 The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on December 12th, 2020 at 10:30 PM Deputies arrested Zachary James Swan, 24, of 490 Hidden Falls Rd Tully NY on State Route 414 in the Town of Varick. He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with .08% of 1% or more, Uninspected Motor Vehicle, Consumption/Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle and Speeding. Swan was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Varick Court on December 23rd, 2020 to answer the charges. 


Forcible touching arrest Town of Lodi

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 12/13/2020, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Daryl J. Madigan ,39  of 8436 Brokaw Rd  Lodi NY , for Forcible touching, a class A misdemeanor and Harassment 2nd, a violation. The arrest stems from an investigation that occurred after Deputies responded to a family problem at 8436 Brokaw Rd, in the Town of Lodi around 8:15 pm on 12/13/2020. It was found that Madigan had forcibly touched a female at the residence and later shoved the female. Madigan was turned over to the corrections division and was arraigned at CAP court , and released to appear in Lodi Town Court at a later date

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MVA / DWI Town of Ovid

 The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on December 6, 2020 at approximately 4:40 pm,  Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Morehouse Road in the Town of Ovid for a vehicle that left the roadway and struck a tree.  Upon investigation, it was discovered that Michael Shaw, 67, of Townsendville Road , Lodi NY was intoxicated. Shaw’s truck was heavily damaged and towed from the scene. Shaw was transported by South Seneca Ambulance and treated at Cayuga Medical Center for a broken arm and cuts to the forehead. Deputies charged Shaw  with failure to keep right and driving while intoxicated, he was released to appear  in Ovid Town Court on December 15, 2020 to answer to the charges.