Narcotics Arrests

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on December 4th, 2019, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Shannon M. Markel, age 30, and Florencio L. Alicea, age 34. Markel and Alicea were both charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 4th degree, Class C Felonies, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th degree, Class D Felonies. Markel was charged with an additional count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree, a Class A Misdemeanor. It is alleged that Markel and Alicea sold buprenorphine (Suboxone) to another person. At the time of Markel’s arrest, it is alleged that she was in possession of a quantity of suspected Fentanyl. Both were held at the Law Enforcement Center to await arraignment at CAP Court.

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Narcotics Arrests

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on November 15th, 2019, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Mark M. Mazzoli, age 56 of Seneca Falls, New York. Mazzoli was charged with one count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the third degree and one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree, both class B Felonies. On November 20th, 2019 members of the Narcotics Unit also charged Felicia F. Cesarini, age 56 of Seneca Falls, New York with one count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the third degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree, Class B Felonies. It is alleged that Mazzoli and Cesarini sold Oxycodone to another person in October of 2019 while in the Village of Waterloo. Both Mazoli and Cesarini have been released on their own recognizance and are due back in court at a later date.

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Welfare Fraud Arrest

On November 8, 2019, at about 12:00pm, Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Dennis J. Zwick, age 42, of 28 Auburn Road, Apartment D2, Seneca Falls, New York, on charges of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, a Class E Felony, and Welfare Fraud in the Fifth Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor. The charges stem from an investigation where Zwick allegedly filed a false application and received monetary benefits from Seneca County that he was not entitled to. Zwick was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Waterloo Village Court on December 4, 2019 at 5pm.

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Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on October 28th, 2019 at approximately 10AM, Investigators arrested Casty O. Rodriguez, age 34, of Seneca Falls, New York. Rodriguez was charged with one count of Criminal Contempt in the second degree. It is alleged that Rodriguez was in the presence of a female in which there was a class “A” order of protection between the two parties. Rodriguez was arraigned at CAP Court where he is being held on bail.

Grand Larceny Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two individuals following the investigation into a larceny complaint. Investigators arrested Kathryn M Covey, age 22 of 5408 State Route 96A Varick, NY, and Stephen R Graham, age 21 of 959 County Rd 9 Victor, NY. Each were charged with Grand Larceny 4th, a Class E Felony, and Conspiracy 5th, a Class A Misdemeanor. It is alleged that between the dates of February 2019 and August 2019 the two made several online purchases with a debit card they were not authorized to use. The owner of the debit card, a female Varick resident, sustained loss in excess of $2,500. Covey and Graham were issued appearance tickets and are scheduled to appear at the Varick Town Court on November 13, 2019 to answer the charges.

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Welfare Fraud Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Waterloo resident following the investigation into a Welfare Fraud. On October 29, 2019 Investigators arrested Michael E Bennett, age 54 of Hecker Rd Waterloo. It is alleged that between the dates of October 2018 and August 2019 Bennett failed to report income while receiving public assistance. As a result, Bennett was charged with Welfare Fraud 3rd, a class D Felony, and two counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st, a Class E Felony. Bennett was arraigned at Seneca County CAP Court where he was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility. He is to reappear at the Village of Waterloo Court at a later date.

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Narcotics Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on October 21st, 2019 at approximately 3PM, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Stephanie F. Kuti, age 32 of Waterloo, New York.  Kuti was charged with one count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the third degree and one count Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree, Class B Felonies.  It is alleged that Kuti sold “crack” cocaine while in the Town of Seneca Falls.  At the time of her arrest, a passenger in her vehicle, Rianne S. Seoud, age 28 of Geneva, NY, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree and Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the second degree, class A Misdemeanors. It is alleged that Seoud possessed a quantity of Suboxone, a digital scale, and packaging material used for distributing and weighing of controlled substances.  Kuti was held in the Seneca County Correctional Facility on a County Court Indictment Warrant. Kuti was then arraigned at County Court where she was released on her own recognizance. Seoud was released on appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Waterloo Court at a later date.  Members of the Narcotics Unit were assisted by the Geneva Police Department and Seneca Falls Police Department.

Parole Absconder

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on September 17th, 2019 at approximately 4:00PM, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Kyle W. Craig, age 28, with no known address, on a parole absconder warrant. Craig was observed by members of the Narcotics Unit walking in the Village of Waterloo. After a brief foot chase, Craig was taken in to custody and brought to the Law Enforcement Center where he was held on no bail. Members of the Sheriff’s Department were assisted by the Waterloo Police Department and New York State Parole.

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Shop with a Sheriff

The Seneca County Deputy Sheriff’s Police Benevolent Association (PBA) will once again be sponsoring its annual “Shop with a Sheriff” event in December. This event allows Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies the opportunity to spend time with underprivileged children from Seneca County. During the event, Sheriff’s Deputies shop at a local retail store with the children and the children are able to purchase gifts for themselves and their families that they most likely would not be able to afford. The children are fed lunch and are greeted by a visit from Santa Claus.

The event is funded by members of the Deputy Sheriff’s PBA, members of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Employees’ Association, community sponsors, and members of the public. As we move closer to the event, the PBA is accepting monetary donations if anyone wishes to donate and any monetary donations will be used strictly for this event. If you wish to donate, please make checks or money orders payable to the Seneca County Deputy Sheriff’s PBA and mail to Post Office Box 11, Romulus, New York 14541.

Warrant Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested, Carly R. Price, age 22, of Geneva, NY. Price was wanted out of the City of Geneva Police Department on a warrant for Failure to Appear on an original charge of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree. Price was observed walking in the Village of Waterloo and placed in to custody. Custody was transferred to members of the Geneva Police Department. Investigators were assisted by the Waterloo Police Department.