Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of David C. White, age 58, of 1574 Powderly Rd. Waterloo, NY. White who is a level 3 sexual offender registered at that address which is located in the Town of Junius was arrested on September 8th, 2023. The arrest stems from a criminal investigation completed by the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office’s Family Services Unit. It is alleged that White subjected a child less than thirteen years of age to sexual contact during an incident that occurred at his residence during early September 2023. It is further alleged that there were other children less than 17 years of age present and left in White’s care at the residence during the time the incident occurred.
As a result of the findings in the investigation, David White was charged with Sexual Abuse in the 1st degree, Forcible Touching and two separate counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. White was held awaiting arraignment in the Seneca County Central Arraignment Court during which time he was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility without bail. White is scheduled to re-appear on a later date for further court action.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on September 6th, members of the Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 17 South Seneca St. in the Village of Waterloo. Upon completion of the Search Warrant, investigators arrested Mykel Wing, age 33 and Marla Fenner, age 32. Wing and Fenner were charged with the following:
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree- two counts
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the third degree
Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the second degree- two counts
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree- two counts
Investigators seized crack cocaine, Xanax, Suboxone, Clonazepam, digital scales and packaging materials. It is alleged that Wing and Fenner were selling narcotics, specifically crack cocaine from their residence. Wing and Fenner were both arraigned at CAP Court where they were released on their own recognizance. The Narcotics Unit was assisted by members of the Waterloo Police Department, Seneca Falls Police Department, Canandaigua Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Ontario County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on September 13, 2023 at approximately 1:30am Sheriff Deputies and Investigators responded to State Route 89 in the Town of Fayette for a personal injury motor vehicle accident. A 2018 Dodge Caravan, being operated by Robert A. Fitzgerald, age 38 of Yanceyville, NC, was traveling northbound on State Route 89 when it left the roadway and struck a utility pole. Further investigation revealed that driver impairment was a contributing factor to the accident. A passenger in the vehicle, a 40 year old male, sustained serious injuries to his face and head, and was transported to Geneva General Hospital by North Seneca Ambulance. As a result of the investigation Robert Fitzgerald was charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and Vehicular Assault 2nd, as well as other Vehicle and Traffic Violations. Fitzgerald was then turned over to the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await arraignment at Seneca County CAP Court. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the New York State Police.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on August 10, 2023, at about 2:30pm, Investigators arrested Kristie L. Pontius, age 48, of Waterloo, New York, in relation to an arrest warrant for Violation of Pre-Trial Release. Upon effecting the arrest, Investigators found that Pontius was in possession of Cocaine which she attempted to conceal. Pursuant to the investigation, Pontius was additionally charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Pontius was remanded into the custody of the Seneca County Jail where she was arraigned at CAP Court and held pursuant to the warrant. Pontius will be expected to appear before the Waterloo Town Court at a later date.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on July 26th, 2023, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Sullivan Greco, age 42 of Waterloo, NY and Steven Dolgos, age 51, of Geneva, NY. The arrests stem from a traffic stop in the Town of Waterloo. Greco had an active warrant for his arrest for Parole Absconding. Greco was observed in the back seat of a vehicle by Investigators. A traffic stop was conducted and Greco was placed into custody. After the traffic stop, the driver, Dolgos was found to be in possession of approximately one-half ounce of crack cocaine. Dolgos was charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree. Dolgos was arraigned at CAP and released upon his own recognizance. Greco was held on no bail and transferred to the Cayuga County Jail where he awaits a parole hearing. Members of the Narcotics Unit were assisted by members of the Uniformed Road Patrol.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on June 13, 2023, at about 3:30 pm, Investigators arrested Lisa M. Racano, age 58, of Ovid, New York, on charges of Welfare Fraud in the Fourth Degree, Misuse of Food Stamps, and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree. It is alleged that Racano failed to disclose household income while receiving monetary benefits from Seneca County. Racano was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Waterloo Town Court on June 21, 2023.
Seneca County Sheriff W. Timothy Luce reports a double fatal single motor vehicle accident that occurred on June 8, 2023, at about 12:54am on Burgess Road in the Town of Waterloo. A vehicle was northbound on Burgess Road traveling at a high rate of speed and left the roadway striking a tree. Prior to the accident, the vehicle was observed in the Village of Waterloo with a traffic violation. A Waterloo Police Sergeant turned his patrol car around in an effort to stop the vehicle for the traffic violation, but the vehicle fled northbound on Burgess Road with its headlights off at a high rate of speed prior to the initiation of the traffic stop.
The driver was identified as Antonio M. Herbert, age 27, of 393 Wagner Street, Lot 29, Waterloo, New York, and the passenger was identified as Egypt G. Harris, age 18, formerly of 1483 West Blaine Road, Romulus, New York. Both Herbert and Harris were pronounced dead at the scene by the Seneca County Coroner’s Office. There were no other occupants in the vehicle and no other vehicles involved.
The New York State Police, Waterloo Fire Department, Border City Fire Department, and North Seneca Ambulance also responded to the scene. The vehicle was demolished and was towed from the scene.
Sheriff’s Investigators are working closely with the Waterloo Police Department, Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office, and the New York State Attorney General’s Office.
The accident remains under investigation.
Section 70-b of the New York State Executive Law requires that the Office of Special Investigations of the New York State Attorney General’s Office investigates any death that is associated with law enforcement.
On May 31st, 2023, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Jonathon Clausell-Herrera and charged him with one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree and one count of Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the second degree. A lab analysis of the white substance located pursuant to the search warrant on April 11th was identified as cocaine. Clausell-Herrera allegedly possessed cocaine with the intent to sell it and also a digital scale used for the weighing of the narcotics. Clausell-Herrera was arraigned in Seneca County Court where he remains released upon his own recognizance.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on May 10, 2023, at about 3:00 pm, Investigators arrested Carl Bond, age 35, of Auburn, New York, on a charge of Criminal Trespass in the Third Degree. The charge stems from an incident where Bond allegedly trespassed at a residence in the Town of Tyre. Bond is to appear in the Town of Tyre Court at a later date.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on May 10, 2023, at about 3:00 pm, Investigators arrested Carl M. Bond, age 35, and Robert E. Martin, age 40, both of Auburn, New York, following an investigation into a report of a trespass and larceny at a Town of Tyre residence. It is alleged that Bond and Martin trespassed at a residential property and stole property. Following the investigation, both Bond and Martin were subsequently charged with Criminal Trespass in the third degree, Petit Larceny, and Conspiracy in the sixth degree. Bond and Martin were released on appearance tickets and are to appear in the Tyre Town Court at a later date.