car / horse PI MVA

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on August 24, 2018  at approx. 11pm Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a one car PIMVA on Rt 96A in the Town of Romulus. Deputies report that Thomas Weiler, age 76 from Rochester NY, was driving his Honda CRV northbound on Rt 96A near the W Blain road , when it struck a horse in the road that had gotten loose from a nearby farm. There were no other occupants in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Weiler had multiple complaints of pain and  had a noticeable bleed from his head. He was treated at the scene then transported by South Seneca ambulance to the Town of Waterloo where it was met by the helicopter. Weiler was then flown by Mercy Flight air ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester for further evaluation. The horse , which was owned by Daniel King age 32 of 1495 W Blaine Rd Ovid, was deceased at the scene . The vehicle sustained heavy damage and was towed from the scene .  State Route 96A was also turned into a single lane for nearly an hour while crews dealt with the accident. Seneca County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by New York State Park Police, New York State Police, South Seneca Ambulance, Mercy Flight Central, as well as Ovid Fire, Romulus Fire, Varick Fire, and Border City Fire Departments.


PD MVA / DWI arrest


The Seneca County Sheriff’s Department reports that on August 21st 2018 at approximately 10:45PM, Deputies responded to the Del Lago Casino in the T/Tyre for the report of a vehicle into a pole. Deputies arrived on scene to find  the vehicle involved had left the scene after snapping a light pole in half.  While on scene, Deputies were informed that the vehicle involved had just crashed into a ditch at the intersection of County House and Bauer Road in the T/Fayette. Seneca Falls PD arrived on County House Road and secured the scene until Deputies arrived. After further investigation Deputies arrested Sunye D. Koniz age 61 of Burdett NY for Driving While Intoxicated. Koniz was also  issued a UTT for leaving the scene of an accident in Tyre and  UTT’s for DWI and having a BAC of .o8% or more  at the 2nd accident  in the Town of Fayette . Koniz was released an appearance tickets and is to appear in the T/Tyre and T/Fayette courts  on later dates.


Criminal contempt 1st / stalking

On August 21, 2018 at approximately 10:00 A.M. , The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office arrested John C. Mancuso, age 81, of 6413 Kims Drive  Victor NY  for Stalking in the 4th Degree, Criminal Contempt 1st and Aggravated Family Offense. The arrest stems from  an ongoing case in which Mancuso called the victim who is an Ovid resident  multiple times over a few days while a class A order of protection was in effect. Mancuso has also violated the order on six other occasions. Mancuso was arraigned in the Town of Ovid Court where he was remanded to the Seneca County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 secure bond. He is to reappear at the Seneca County Court and that date is still to be determined.

case number 18SH08686


DWAI – drugs

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on August 18th 2018 at approximately 9:04PM, Deputies responded to the area of State Route 414 for the report of a vehicle into a pole.  After further investigation, Deputies arrested Ashley N. Swarey age 29 of 3512 Ritter Road for DWI Drugs.  It is alleged that Swarey was Southbound on State Route 414 when she dozed off at the wheel, striking a small pole and mailbox.  Swarey was issued UTT’s and is scheduled to appear in the T/Seneca Falls court on a later date.


Domestic incident

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office  reports that on August 19th 2018 at approximately 12:18AM, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a Domestic incident on Waterloo-Geneva Road. Upon arrival, Waterloo PD was already on scene assisting and had the parties separated.  After further investigation Deputies arrested Luis A. Vargas age 24 of 1008 Waterloo Geneva Road Lot 4 for Endangering the Welfare of a Child. It is alleged that Vargas returned home intoxicated and began to fight with a female and destroy property while in front of a seven year old child. Vargas was transported to the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center where he will await arraignment on the charge.


warrant arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on August 16, 2018 at approximately 5:30am Sheriff Deputies arrested Steven J Kirby, age 41 of Rochester NY, on a warrant for Violating Probation. Kirby was transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility where he awaiting arraignment.

Falsely Reporting an Incident

On 8/10/18 at approximately 4pm, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Town of Tyre business for the reported bomb threat. Deputies quickly identified the subject in question and detained him pending an investigation.
Upon the conclusion of the investigation, Deputies and Investigators arrested Ronald W. Sibs, 53, of 51 Sheppard St., Rochester, New York, for Disorderly Conduct (Violation) and Falsely Reporting an Incident 2nd degree (Class E Felony). The charges stem from Sibs using obscene language and threatening to detonate a bomb all while on the phone outside of the business.  This was overheard by a witness who called 911 initiating a police, fire and EMS response. It was determined that this bomb threat was false and there was no threat to the public.
Sibs was held at the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center pending Centralized Arraignment Court on 8/11/18 at 8am. Sibs was arraigned at 8am in front of Justice Folk in the presence of the Seneca County District Attorneys Office and the Seneca County Public Defenders Office. Sibs was held without bail pending due to prior felony convictions. A felony hearing was scheduled for 8/15/18 at 6pm.