The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on June 29th at about 3:45pm the boat patrol responded to Cayuga Lake in the area of the Cayuga Lake State park for a boat fire with a possible explosion. Upon arrival – the Sheriff’s Boat patrol found that the fire was out and the boat had been towed to shore. Sheriff’s Marine patrol officers found that a 1990 19 foot Wellcraft operated by Eric Matthews age 27 of 2871 Garden St Seneca Falls , had been operating just east of the State Park when a gas line began to leak onto the hot engine , which caused the fire. Matthews was able to extinguish the fire with his on board fire extinguisher, and then was towed to shore. The boat sustained fire damage to the engine and stern . Matthews and his passengers: Katlyn Burgdorf age 26 , James Varricchio age 28 , and Sophia Catalano age 26 all of Seneca Falls were not injured in the incident. Seneca Falls Fire also responded and assisted in cleaning up the remaining leaking fuel. The Marine Patrol issued Matthews a ticket for not having any PFDs on board, and he is to appear in Seneca Falls Town Court at a later date. Sheriff Tim Luce reminds all boaters to inspect their boat before going out on the water , have a plan and tell someone where you are going ,and to make sure your safety equipment is on board and up to date. A personal flotation device is required for each person on board plus a throwable flotation device as well. We want everyone to enjoy a safe boating season here in the Finger Lakes !
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on July 2nd at approximately 3pm, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Rebecca L. Finch , 41 of 5854 State Route 96 Apt #227A Romulus for DWI. The arrest stems from Deputies being called to Deerhaven Parkway in the Town of Varick (formerly the Seneca Army Depot) for a domestic disturbance, after a female crashed a truck into a wooded area on the north side of the roadway. Deputies located Finch walking away from the scene and further investigation determined that Finch was intoxicated. Finch was charged with one count of failure to keep right, DWI, and Aggravated DWI for operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of .18% or greater. Finch was held for arraignment at CAP court where she was later arraigned and released on her own recognizance. Finch will appear in the Town of Varick Court on a later date to answer the charges.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on June 26th 2019 at about 2 pm Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Shawn C. Lurcock age 43 of 1600 W Blaine Road Romulus NY for DWAI-drugs following a traffic stop on Washington Street in the Village of Waterloo. Lurcock was arraigned in Romulus and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500 cash or $1000 bond. Lurcock will appear in Waterloo Village court on July 3rd at 5 pm.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on June 26th 2019 at approx. 12 pm, Deputies arrested Thomas H. Burgess, 55 , of 116 Radisson Court Apt F in Syracuse for a Family Court Warrant, for Failure to Pay Child Support. Burgess was arrested by the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office for an unrelated incident and turned over to Seneca County Deputies. Burgess was transported to the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center for Centralized arraignment.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 6/22/2019 at approximately 11:30PM Deputies arrested Blas Ramirez age 58 of 47 Sherrill Street Geneva. The arrest stems from a traffic stop that occurred on Rt 96A in the Town of Romulus where Ramirez was observed not stopping for a stop sign and speeding. After further investigation it was determined that Ramirez was intoxicated and placed under arrest for Driving While intoxicated. Ramirez was issued UTT’s for Failure to stop at a stop sign, Speeding in a 55MPH zone , DWI and Driving with a BAC of .08 or higher. Ramirez was processed then released and is to appear in the T/ Romulus court on a later date to answer the charges.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 06/20/2019 at 07:34am Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a three car personal injury crash that occurred on State Rt. 89 in the Town of Ovid. Upon investigating the accident Deputies learned that Melissa Toyryla age 41 of 46 Tompkins St. Spencer N.Y, and a second vehicle driven by Brooke Morsch age 23 of 63 Elizabeth Way of Landing NJ , had been southbound on Rt 89 and were stopped in traffic due to flooded road conditions when they were struck from behind by a third vehicle driven by Hope E. Baird age 64 of 3451 Potter Rd in the Town of Ovid . Baird and Morsch were checked over and treated by ambulance personnel at the scene. Toyryla was transported to Geneva General Hospital for the complaint of neck pain by South Seneca Ambulance. All the vehicles sustained moderate damage and were towed from the scene. Deputies report Baird was issued a Ticket for speed not reasonable and is to appear in the Town of Ovid Court at a later date and time.
The Seneca County Sheriff Office reports that on June 20th, 2019 Deputies arrested Eric D. Robinson Jr., 19, of 100 Oak Street Geneva, New York. Deputies report that Robinson had an active Bench Warrant out of the Town of Junius Court for Failure to Pay Fine form a Burglary and petit larceny case. Robinson was being held at the Ontario County Correctional Facility, and was turned over to Seneca County Deputies when released from their facility. Robinson was transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility for Centralized Arraignment.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that June 12th, 2019 at approx. 2:30 pm Deputies arrested Timothy D. Koch, 22 of 312 Newfield Street Buffalo New York, and Eleazar M. Young, 44, of 511 Hinman Ave Buffalo, NY. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop that was conducted on State Route 318 in the Town of Tyre. Upon further investigation, Sheriff’s Deputies determined that Koch was in possession of nearly two pounds of Marihuana in various forms, including edibles and concentrated cannabis. Koch was charged with Illegal Window Tint, a Violation, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th and Criminal Possession of Marihuana 2nd, both Class D Felonies. Young was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, and Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle. Koch was transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility for Centralized Arraignment Court where he was arraigned and committed on $1000 cash / $2000 bail bond and Young was issued Appearance Tickets. Both are to appear in the Town of Tyre court at a later date
The Seneca County Sheriff’s office reports that on June 11, 2019, at 9:32 PM, Seneca County Deputies arrested Alex M Deyulio, Age 23, of 255 Carter Rd Geneva, NY, on St Rt 96A in the Town of Romulus. Deyulio was charged with Felony DWI: Previous conviction with the past 10 years (E Felony) , Felony operating a motor vehicle with .08% or more alcohol with a previous conviction with the past 10 years (E Felony), Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a motor vehicle 1st degree (Felony), operating out of ignition interlock restriction (violation), and Menacing in the 2nd (Class A Misdemeanor). Deputies report that the arrest stems from a report that Town of Romulus male called 911 and stated that Deyulio displayed a handgun and threatened him with it. It was then reported that the male left the residence in a vehicle. Deputies found the vehicle and subsequently stopped it. During the investigation Deyulio was also found to be intoxicated. Deputies also report the handgun ,which was registered , was recovered. He was turned over to the Seneca County Correctional Facility and was arraigned at CAP court. Deyulio was then committed on $2500 cash or $5000 bail bond and is to appear in the Town of Romulus Court at a later date
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on June 8, 2019 at approximately 11:00pm, Deputies arrested Terrence D. Shuford, 26, of 30 Hoffman Pl Apt. 2, Buffalo < NY , for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. Deputies discovered that Shuford was in Possession of Marihuana following a traffic stop for Inadequate headlights. Shuford was released on an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Town of Tyre Court on July 10, 2019, to answer the charges.