Burglary Arrests

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports Investigators arrested two Rochester men following a burglary investigation that occurred at a business located at Waterloo Premium Outlets. During the early morning hours of October 27, 2020, Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators responded to the store for the reported alarm coming from the business. Upon the Deputies’ arrival, it was determined the store was broken into and a large quantity of merchandise, later determined to be valued in excess of $27,000, was stolen from the business. The two male suspects had fled the scene in a red sport utility vehicle just prior to law enforcement’s arrival. A vehicle matching the description was located on the New York State Thruway by State Police. When State Police attempted to initiate a traffic stop the vehicle fled and a pursuit ensued. During the course of the pursuit it was also determined that the suspect vehicle was reported stolen out of Rochester earlier in the evening. The pursuit ended on Route 590 in Irondequoit when the suspect vehicle crashed. The occupants were identified as Carlos Lozada-Ferrer, age 18, and Reginald Hampton, age 26, both of Rochester, NY. The two were found to be in possession of the merchandise that was reported stolen from the burglary. Both were taken to a nearby hospital for injuries sustained in the accident. Lozada-Ferrer and Hampton were charged by the State Police with offenses related to the stolen vehicle and the pursuit. They were subsequently turned over to Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators and each charged with Burglary in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony, Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, a Class D Felony, and Conspiracy in the Fifth Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor. Reginald Hampton is currently being held in the Monroe County Jail as he also had a warrant for parole absconding. Lozada-Ferrer was released on appearance tickets, due to the crimes not meeting bail requirements under the new bail reform laws that took effect at the beginning of the year. The two are scheduled to appear at the Junius Town Court on a later date.

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Grand Larceny/Criminal Possession of Stolen Property/Petit Larceny Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on November 18, 2020, Investigators arrested Jacob T Oosterling, age 29, of Clyde, NY, on charges of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree , a Class E Felony, and Petit Larceny, a Class A Misdemeanor. The charges stem from a complaint that Sheriff’s Investigators received that alleges Oosterling, over the course of his employment with a Waterloo business, made charges on a company credit card that he was not authorized to make. Oosterling was released on an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear at the Waterloo Town Court on December 9, 2020 to answer the charges.

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Endangering the Welfare of a Child Arrest

On November 23, 2020, at about 5:20pm, Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Billyjoe Sachs, age 38, of 143 East Elisha Street, Waterloo, New York, on a charge of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. It is alleged that Sachs subjected a child to inappropriate sexual conversations and was encouraging the child to participate in sexual activity. Sachs was being held at the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center awaiting arraignment in the Centralized Arraignment Court. Sheriff’s Investigators were assisted in this case by members of the Seneca Falls Police Department and Waterloo Police Department. Seneca County Child Protective Services is also actively involved in the investigation.

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Grand Larceny/Conspiracy Arrests

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports Investigators arrested Austin T. Wheeler, age 23, and Lorainne I. DeJesus, age 21, both of Newark, NY. Wheeler and DeJesus were each charged with Grand Larceny in the fourth degree and Conspiracy in the fifth degree. It is alleged that that on October 31st and November 1st, 2020, Wheeler and DeJesus entered Lowe’s in the Town of Waterloo and stole multiple items valued at over $2,500. DeJesus was released on appearance tickets and Wheeler was held at the Seneca County Correctional Facility pending a felony hearing due to multiple prior felony convictions. Investigators were assisted by the Newark Police Department.

Monthly Snapshot

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR OCTOBER 2020

LAW ENFORCEMENT: Total Calls For Service: 1034 Total Arrests: 57 D.H.S. Fraud Cases: 7; Yearly Total Cost Recouped: $187,130.08 Mental Health Calls: 17

NARCO: Total new drug cases: 7 Total arrests: 8

CORRECTIONS: Average Number of Inmates: 45 Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $40,064.85; Yearly Total: $392,788.53

CIVIL: Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 40 Total Income Executions: 16 Total Evictions: 0

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH:

October 9th, 2020: Investigators charged a suspect in the Town of Lodi for Grand Larceny and Falsifying Business Records.

October 23rd, 2020: An incident is still under investigation in the Town of Varick that resulted in the death of a 3 year old child.

October 24th, 2020: Officers participated in another Drug Take Back Day. About 50 pounds of prescription drugs were secured for destruction.

October 27th, 2020: A jail inmate was charged with felony Criminal Mischief for allegedly destroying facility property.

October 2020: The jail inmate garden was harvested. Produce grown by Inmates was used for inmate consumption and a local food pantry. Flowers grown were donated to the Office of the Aging.

October 2020: Sheriff’s Office deputies and corrections officers completed firearms range qualifications and use of force training.

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere

Menacing arrest Town of Seneca Falls

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 11/21/20 at about 11 AM  Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the Seneca Meadows Landfill in the Town of Seneca Falls for a report of a male pointing a firearm at another male. Upon further investigation it was found that  during a dispute the subject did in fact point a firearm at another person with no lawful reason. Deputies charged  Stephen F. Friedel, 59 , of  Bell Rd Newark for Menacing 2nd . Friedel was taken into custody without issue, and was issued an appearance ticket, as per NYS Bail Reform procedures. Friedel is to appear in the Town of Seneca Falls Court at a later date to answer to the charge.

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Warrant Arrest

  The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on November 20th at approx. 9: 53 AM ,  Deputies arrested Alexander Capalongo, 27 of  Knight St Interlaken on an Arrest warrant. Its alleged that Capalongo failed to appear in the Town Of Waterloo Court on previous charges of DWAI drugs and other Vehicle and traffic violations. Capalongo was turned over to corrections and arraigned at CAP court and released to appear in Waterloo Town court at a later date.

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Agg DWI arrest Town Of Romulus

   The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 11/22/2020 around 11:18am, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Steven W. Gravina 63 of 5899 State Route 227, Trumansburg N.Y. For Aggravated DWI. The arrest stems from a traffic stop that occurred on the 22nd of November 2020 around 11:18am in which Sheriff’s Deputies observed Gravina’s vehicle traveling 80mph in a posted 55mph zone, and  also observed crossing over the yellow center line several times into oncoming traffic. Upon getting the vehicle  stopped,  and upon further investigation Gravina was found to be intoxicated.   Gravina was charged with Aggravated DWI, Speeding, and Failure to Keep right, and was released on UTTS and is to appear at Romulus Town Court on the 24th of January 2021 at 10:30.

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DWAI drug arrest Town of Seneca Falls

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on November 10th 2020 at 12:45 AM, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Dominique L Mateo 17  of 5512 Rt 96 Romulus NY, on East Bayard St in the Town of Seneca Falls. Deputies report Mateo was stopped for failure to stop at a stop sign and upon further investigation , was found to be driving while impaired by drugs. Mateo was  charged with Driving While Impaired by drugs ,  and Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign and released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Seneca Falls Court on December 14 2020 to answer the charges.  The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Seneca Falls Police Dept.

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Welfare Fraud Arrest

On November 17, 2020, at about 1:05pm, Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Amy S. Miller, age 52, of 2 Fall Street, Apartment 9, Seneca Falls, New York, as a result of a welfare fraud investigation. It is alleged that Miller failed to disclose household income while receiving monetary benefits from Seneca County. Miller was charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, Misuse of Food Stamps, and Welfare Fraud in the Fifth Degree. Miller was released on an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Waterloo Village Court on December 2, 2020 at 5pm.

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