The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on January 20th 2020 at 11:00 PM, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Derek T Excell Jr, 20, of 2016 Ninefoot Rd Waterloo NY, on Whiskey Hill Rd in the Town of Junius. He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with .08% or more, Failure To Stop For A Stop Sign, Failure To Keep Right and Speeding. Excell was released on appearance tickets and is to appear at Seneca County CAP Court on February 7th 2020 to answer the charges.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 1/21/20 at around 3:00 am, Deputies responded to 5658 Cherry Hill Rd, in the Town of Romulus for the house fire. Deputies report that Jared Minges, 20, and his sister Hannah Minges, 17, were asleep upstairs when their wood stove caught on fire. Both were able to get out safely along with their four dogs. The fire was quickly put out with fire extinguishers before it could spread to the rest of the house. Members of Romulus FD, Fayette FD, Ovid FD and Varick FD responded to the scene and assisted. The cause of fire was determined to be from the wood stove. The house is owned by Erich Minges age 50 , who was not home at the time of the fire. Deputies report that the damage is estimated to be at approximately $30,000, and the home is not insured.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that, on January 20, 2020, at approximately 7PM, Deputies arrested Timothy M. Tandle, age 37 of 510 State Route 318 Waterloo, in connection with a theft that had occurred on January 15, 2020 in the Town of Romulus. Deputies report that Tandle had stolen a Go Kart from a residence in the Town of Romulus, and then attempted to sell the stolen property to another party in the Town of Lodi. Deputies recovered the go kart after the buyer of the Go Kart spotted an advertisement on Facebook market place, listing the same Go Kart that she had purchased as stolen. Deputies impounded the property and located the owner, who also reported the Go Kart stolen. Deputies conducted several interviews and ultimately charged Tandle with Petit Larceny in regards to the case. Tandle was released with an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Seneca County CAP Court on a later date to answer the charge. 20SH00580
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 1/19/2020 at approximately 2:30AM, Deputies responded to the area of Co Rd 121 ( Canoga Road ) in the Town of Fayette for the report of a vehicle in the ditch. While Deputies were in route, witnesses observed Victoria L Scharett age 30 of Whiskey Hill Road in Waterloo leave the scene of the accident in another vehicle. Responding officers then stopped a vehicle operated by William F. Petrie age 46 of Route 89 in Fayette. After further investigation Deputies arrested both Scharett and Petrie for Driving While Intoxicated. Scharett was processed and released on UTT’s for DWI and DWI of BAC .08 or higher, Failure to maintain lane and leaving the scene of an accident. Petrie was also issued UTTs for DWI and Aggravated DWI .18 or higher. Both parties are to reappear in CAP court on a later date to answer the charges. 20SH00659
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on January 16, 2020, at approximately 0245HRS, Deputies responded to County Rd 131 in the Town of Ovid for a one car crash.
Deputies report that the Geneva Police Department had attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle, which then fled from police at a high rate of speed.
The suspect vehicle refused to stop for Geneva PD and continued on Rt 96A down to the Town of Ovid just North of Lodi, where on County Road 131, the vehicle lost control, striking a guardrail and overturning in the roadway. Deputies responded to assist and Members of the Geneva Police Department and Seneca County Sheriff’s Office were able to take the driver of the vehicle, Shadad H. Alghaithy age 18 of North Clinton Avenue of Rochester NY into custody. The vehicle, a 2016 Toyota Corolla, was completely destroyed in the accident, and was towed from the scene. During the investigation , it was discovered that Alghaithy was operating with a suspended New York license. Alghaithy was charged by Deputies with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd, a traffic Misdemeanor, and speeding . Alghaithy also faces multiple charges from the Geneva Police Department regarding the pursuit . Alghaithy was transported to Geneva General Hospital by South Seneca Ambulance where he received treatment for contusions and abrasions . The Ovid Fire Department and Lodi Fire Department were also dispatched to the accident, and assisted Law Enforcement on scene. Alghaithy is to appear in Seneca County CAP court at a later date.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 01-11-2020 at around 10:15pm Deputies responded to a one car property damage motor vehicle accident in the Town of Ovid. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Jacquelyn M. Morrow, 44 years old, of 9284 Keedy Road in Lodi, New York. Upon further investigation Morrow was taken into custody for Driving While Intoxicated. Deputies report Morrow was charged with Moving from Lane Unsafely, Felony Dwi (previous conviction) , Felony Aggravated Dwi and Uninspected Motor Vehicle. Morrow was processed and released on appearance tickets to a third party. Morrow is to appear in Seneca County CAP court on 01-29-2020 at 0800am to be arraigned.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 01/09/2020 at about 2:40PM Seneca County Deputies arrested Christopher A. Burchell Age 52 of 2040 County Rd 23 Watkins Glenn on an arrest warrant out of the Town of Lodi Court. Sheriff’s Deputies report in Sept 2019 Burchell received money for construction materials and never delivered them. Seneca County was assisted by Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office who also arrested Burchell. Burchell was transported to the Seneca County LEC where he was processed and arraigned by CAP Court and is to reappear at a later date and time.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on January 5th 2019 at approximately 12:54AM, Deputies arrested Frederick T. Zugibe age 44 of Cayuga NY. The arrest stems from a traffic stop that occurred on State Route 318 in the T/Junius where Zugibe was stopped for Speeding. Upon further investigation, Deputies arrested Zugibe for Driving While Intoxicated , and having a BAC of .08 or higher. Zugibe was processed and then released with appearance tickets to a third party. Zugibe is to appear to the T/Junius court on a later date to answer the charges
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on December 28th at approximately 9:15PM, Deputies were dispatched to State Route 89 in the Town of Fayette for the report of a 1 car property damage accident in which a vehicle had driven into a ditch, after striking a fire hydrant belonging to the Town of Seneca Falls Water Department and a mailbox. It was reported that the vehicle was attempting to leave the scene of the accident prior to Deputies arrival. The Town of Seneca Falls Police Department responded to assist the Sheriff’s Office and was able to locate the vehicle and held it until Deputies arrived. During the course of the investigation It was discovered that the operator of the vehicle, Tally J. McDonald, age 24 of Romulus NY, was traveling southbound on State Route 89 when her vehicle left the roadway, and sustained severe damage when it struck the fire hydrant and the mailbox. Deputies report that McDonald did move the vehicle approximately a half a mile south of the original scene of the accident . After further investigation McDonald was charged with DWI and taken into custody and transported to the Seneca County Sheriffs Office in Romulus . McDonald was charged with- Leaving the scene of a property damage accident, Consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle (Open container) , Failure to maintain designated lane, Driving While Intoxicated, and Aggravated DWI (BAC .18 or higher) McDonald was released on appearance tickets, and is to answer the charges in the Town of Fayette court on a later date. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by members of the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department, and members of the New York State Park Police.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 12/29/2019 at approximately 2:12AM, Deputies arrested Michael Rivers age 31 of 7153 College Street Lima NY. The arrest stems from a traffic stop that occurred on State Route 96 in the T/Varick where Deputies were following Rivers vehicle and observed the vehicle pull off to the side of the road almost going into the ditch. After further investigation, Rivers was arrested for Driving While intoxicated. Rivers also had multiple driving suspensions and was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 2nd and Operating without a license. Rivers was processed and released with an appearance ticket and is to appear in the T/Varick court on a later date to answer the charges.