The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 08/31/2019 at approximately 09:30 am Deputies responded to the area of 947 Waterloo Geneva Road ( Rt 5 in the Town of Waterloo ) for the report of a property damage accident in which a vehicle had struck several mail boxes. Upon arrival , Deputies found the operator : James T. Dickey 42 ,of 3232 Stacey Road, Waterloo NY was operating with a suspended license. Upon further investigation Dickey was found to be impaired by drugs. Dickey was charged with DWAI drugs, Aggravated Unlicensed Operator 3rd, Unlicensed operator, and driving across a hazardous marking. Dickey was arraigned at the CAP court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $500 cash / $1000 bail bond. Deputies report the investigation is continuing
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on August 31, 2019 at 10:30pm, Deputies arrested David J. Nesbitt, 56, of 122 S Seward Ave #1, Auburn NY on State Route 318 in the Town of Tyre. Nesbitt was charged with Driving while Intoxicated, Driving with .08% of 1% or more, and Speeding. Nesbitt was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Tyre Court on October 8, 2019 to answer the charges.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on August 26th at approximately 9:30pm, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 50 year old Dana R. Tracy III of 2819 Miller Rd. Waterloo, in the Town of Fayette following a domestic dispute at that address. Deputies report that Tracy shoved a 16yo in the chest/neck until he fell into a recliner chair following a verbal altercation. After investigation, Deputies charged Tracy with one count of endangering the welfare of a child (a class A misdemeanor), and one count of harassment in the 2nd degree (a violation). Tracy was held at the correctional facility where he was arraigned at C.A.P. court and committed on $100 cash / $200 bail bond.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 08/26/19 at 07:42 AM, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to one car personal injury crash that occurred at the intersection of Co Rd 138 and State Rt. 89 in the Town of Ovid. Upon investigating the accident, Deputies learned that A vehicle operated by Ashley N. Head Age 30 of 1875 State Rt 5 Seneca Falls was east bound on CO RD 138 and claimed as a result of glare from the sun had driven through a stop sign . Head then hit a sign post and drove through the yard of 7035 State Rt 89. Her vehicle then drove off a roughly twenty foot high embankment. The vehicle continued in the air for approximately seventy five feet before hitting a tree about three feet off the ground. Head was transported from the scene by South Seneca Ambulance and taken to Auburn Memorial Hospital with the complaint of back pain. Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Ovid Fire Department. The investigation is continuing
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Fri 8/23/19 at about 9pm Deputies responded to a missing person complaint . Deputies were alerted when 2 individuals failed to return from a fishing trip. When Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene at an area off of South Mays Point Road in the Town of Tyre , they found the vehicle , personal property and fishing equipment . Deputies and investigators conducted a search of the area and found personal items in the water as well. The Sheriff’s K9 unit was on scene and the NYSP Helicopter assisted with an aerial search . Sheriff Tim Luce suspended the search after 11pm and resumed the search early this morning utilizing the Sheriff’s Office Dive team. Sheriff Luce reports that shortly before 9am this morning , divers recovered the bodies of Christoph Jones age 5 of 48 North Fulton St Auburn NY , and Essie M Hall age 81 of Rt 90 Cayuga NY . Deputies report that Hall was a close family friend who enjoyed spending time with Christoph and taking him fishing . Both were pronounced dead at the scene by Seneca County Coroner Wade Morabito . Investigators believe that the pair slipped off the bank into the water , no foul play is suspected but the case remains under investigation. Deputies were assisted by the NYSP , Auburn PD and the canal corporation.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 08/18/2019 at 06:30 am Deputies responded to the Del Lago Casino in the Town of Tyre for the report of children left unattended in a vehicle. Upon arrival Deputies made contact with Tabitha L. Drager age 26 of 2419 Mount Reed Blv. Greece N.Y. and Jesus M. Vargas age 39 of 19 Carthage St Rochester. Upon investigation it was learned that they had left their 3 children : age 11 , age 4 and age 1 in the vehicle and had gone into the casino. Deputies report that drugs and drug paraphernalia where also found in the vehicle with the children , and was accessible to them. Deputies report Both Drager and Vargas where charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child . Vargas was also charged with Tampering with physical evidence ( E felony ) and Criminal possession of a controlled substance 3rd (Class B felony ) for unlawfully possessing cocaine with the intent to sell. The children were turned over to family members and Child Protective Services were notified and will be working with the family. Both where taken to the Seneca County LEC for arraignment at CAP court.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on August 17, 2019 at 12:30 AM, deputies arrested Kyle L Cook, 31, of 1782 Chase Rd Waterloo NY on State Route 318 in the Town of Junius. Cook was charged with Failure To Use A Turn Signal, Failure to Stop At A Stop Sign, Consumption Of Alcohol In A Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Possession Of Marijuana, Driving While Intoxicated and Driving with .08 of 1% or more. Deputies report that Cook was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Junius Court on Sept 19th 2019 to answer the charges.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, that on August 17th 2019 at 9:00 PM, deputies arrested Harry W. Hurst, 39, of 26 West Street ,Auburn NY for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. Sheriff’s Deputies discovered that Hurst was in Possession of Marijuana following a traffic stop for Speeding. Hurst was released on an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Town of Tyre Court on September 24, 2019, to answer the charges.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 08/15/19 at 10:52 PM, Deputies responded the area of 947 Waterloo Geneva Rd in the Town of Waterloo for a one car personal injury accident involving a pedestrian. Upon investigating the accident, Deputies learned that a 2019 Toyota Camry, being driven by Andrew Keenan, age 53, of Myersville Maryland, was traveling eastbound on Waterloo Geneva Rd (Rt 5 ) when he struck Benjamin Pardee, age 37, of 895 Waterloo-Geneva Rd Waterloo, NY. According to Deputies, Keenan does not appear to be at fault as Pardee was standing in the middle of the road when he was struck. Pardee sustained injuries to the head and was flown to Strong Hospital by Lifenet air ambulance , where he is undergoing treatment . No injuries were reported by anyone in the vehicle and the vehicle was towed from the scene. NYSP, Waterloo Police, Waterloo Fire Department and North Seneca Ambulance all assisted at the scene, Deputies report the investigation is ongoing.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on August 14th at approximately 0845AM, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 45 year old Andrea M. Minnier of 1288 Hecker Road in the Town of Waterloo following the investigation into a domestic violence incident that was no longer in progress. The arrest stems from an incident where minnier destroyed the personal property valued at over $1000 , belonging to a male victim by dousing the property with gasoline and lighting it on fire in the back yard of a Town of Waterloo residence . Following an investigation, Minnier was charged with one count of Arson in the 5th degree (a class A misdemeanor) and one count of Criminal Mischief on the 3rd degree (a class E Felony). Minnier was held in the Seneca County Correctional Facility and arraigned at C.A.P. Court , where she was released after a class A order of protection was issued . Deputies were assisted by members of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Sheriff’s Office. Minnier is to appear in Waterloo Town Court at a later date.