Assault in the Third Degree Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that Sheriff’s Investigators arrested a thirteen year old male for Assault in the Third Degree following an investigation into a fight that took place in the Town of Romulus on October 1, 2018. It is alleged that the thirteen year old engaged in a physical altercation with another male, causing physical injury to the male victim. The thirteen year old male is scheduled to appear at the Probation Department on a later date to answer the charge. The suspect’s name is being withheld due to his age.

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Motor Vehicle Accident

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on October 8th, 2018, at approximately 1:20 AM, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident that occurred on State Route 89 in the Town of Romulus. Upon the arrival of Sheriff’s Deputies, a truck had crashed into the ditch. A total of five occupants were inside the truck at the time of accident. Luckily, all five occupants were uninjured. While investigating the accident, the five subjects provided Sheriff’s Deputies with fraudulent identification and immigration documents. After further investigation, it was determined that the five individuals were currently in the United States illegally. The United States Border Patrol was then notified and the five subjects were turned over to them for further action.

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Narcotics Arrest

On October 3, 2018 at about 12:42pm, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Shannon M. Markel, age 29, of 93 Mynderse Street, Seneca Falls, New York, on multiple charges following a lengthy investigation into the sale and possession of Fentanyl in the local community. Initially, Markel was taken into custody on charges of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, both Class B Felonies, as it was alleged that Markel sold a quantity of Fentanyl to another person. Markel was then transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility where it was discovered that she was concealing baggies of Fentanyl. Markel attempted to conceal one baggie of Fentanyl in the rear seat of a Sheriff’s patrol vehicle and attempted to swallow another baggie. Markel also attempted to snort the contents of another baggie. As a result of Markel’s actions, she was further charged with:

Tampering with Physical Evidence, a Class E Felony (three counts)
Promoting Prison Contraband in the First Degree, a Class E Felony (two counts)
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Markel was held at the Seneca County Correctional Facility on pre-arraignment detention and will be arraigned in the Seneca County Centralized Arraignment Court.

The Narcotics Unit was assisted by members of the Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol Division and Corrections Division, New York State Police, Seneca Falls Police Department, and Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

Narcotics Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on October 2, 2018 at approximately 3:15PM, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Michael R. McLean, age 38 and Stana J. Osman, age 42, both of Seneca Falls, New York. It is alleged that McLean was observed by investigators selling Adderall to Osman while at a business on Fall Street in the Town of Seneca Falls.

McLean was charged with one count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 5th degree, a Class D Felony. Osman was charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Osman was released on an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear at the Town of Seneca Falls Court on October 17th, 2018. McLean was held at CAP Court where he was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $5,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in the Town of Seneca Falls Court on October 8th, 2018 at 12:00PM.

Narcotics Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that Investigators from the Narcotics Unit arrested Sharmeer A. Sinopoli, age 27 of Geneva, NY. Sinopoli was charged with the following:

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd- Class B Felony

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd- Class B Felony.

The arrest stems from an investigation in to the sale and possession of “Crack” cocaine within the Town of Waterloo. It is alleged that Siniopoli sold cocaine to another person. Sinopoli was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to answer the charges in Seneca County Court at a later date. Members of the Narcotics Unit were assisted by the Geneva Police Department and Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

Marihuana Eradication

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on the 1st of October 2018, The Narcotics Unit eradicated and seized 100 Marijuana plants from numerous locations in two different townships in the south end of Seneca County. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Narcotics unit was assisted by New York State Environmental Conservation Police, and the US Agriculture and Forestry Service.

Narcotics Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on September 25th, 2018 at approximately 10:30AM, Investigators arrested Joseph A. Fenton, age 39, of Ithaca, NY. It is alleged that Fenton possessed Buprenorphine, also known as Suboxone, after a traffic stop in the Village of Waterloo. Fenton was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Non-Original Container and Speed in Zone- 60MPH in a 30MPH zone. Fenton was held at the Seneca County Jail awaiting arraignment.

Narcotics Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on August 28, 2018 at 1:45PM, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Kyle W. Craig , age 27 of Seneca Falls, NY and Danielle Yonge, age 19, of Savannah, NY. Craig and Yonge were arrested after an investigation in to the sale of heroin within Seneca Falls and Waterloo.

Craig was charged with the following:

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd (2 counts)- Class B Felonies

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd (3 counts)- Class B Felonies

Tampering with Physical Evidence- Class E Felony

Resisting Arrest- Class A Misdemeanor

Yonge was charged with the following:

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd (2 counts)- Class B Felonies

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd (2 counts)- Class B Felonies

During the arrest of Craig and Yonge, Sheriff’s Investigators had to actively pursue Craig on foot after he failed to comply with law enforcement. This prompted a response from members of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol, New York State Police, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police, and Seneca Falls Police Department. Craig was successfully apprehended in the area of Auburn Road and Lamb Road in the Town of Seneca Falls after he actively resisted arrest and attempted to dispose of multiple bags of heroin and marihuana. Yonge was arrested approximately 1 hour later after she was discovered hiding in a nearby apartment. Both Craig and Yonge were arraigned at the Centralized Arraignment Court. Yonge is being held of $2,000/$4,000 bail. Craig is being held on no bail due to prior felony convictions. They are both scheduled for a felony hearing in the Town of Seneca Falls Court on 08/31/18 at 3:00PM.

Narcotics Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on August 23, 2018 at 2:45PM, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Keionna N. Sapp, age 33 of 24 ½ Fayette Street, Waterloo, NY. Members of the Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at her residence and discovered a quantity of “crack” cocaine packaged for sale. Sapp was charged with the following:

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd (2 counts)- Class B Felonies

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd (3 counts)- Class B Felonies

It is alleged that Sapp had been selling “crack” cocaine in the Village of Waterloo. Sapp was held at the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center awaiting arraignment at the Centralized Arraignment Court. Investigators were assisted by K9 “Aiken”, the Geneva Police Department, and Waterloo Police Department.

Computer Crimes Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Steven L. Cooley, age 33, of 3069 Cemetery Rd. Seneca Falls, NY 13148. Cooley was arrested by Sheriff’s Investigators on August 8th, 2018 following an investigation of a complaint where it was alleged that he was in possession of computer related data that he did not have permission to access. Following an extensive investigation, Sheriff’s Investigators charged Cooley with the following:

• 1 count of Criminal Possession of Computer Related Material (class E felony)
• 1 count of Computer Trespass (class E felony)
• 10 counts of Unlawful Duplication of Computer Related Material (class E felony)
• Multiple vehicle and traffic infractions and one misdemeanor

Cooley was also charged with multiple traffic offenses due to his alleged reckless operation of a motor vehicle within the Town of Seneca Falls prior to being taken into custody. Cooley was secured at the Seneca County Correctional Facility pending an arraignment in the Central Arraignment Court on 08/09/18 at 8:00am. After arraignment Cooley was remanded to the custody of the Seneca County Sheriff in lieu of $500.00 cash bail or $1,000.00 secured bond and scheduled to reappear in the Town of Seneca Falls Court at a later date.