Narcotics Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on January 14th, 2022 at approximately 11:00am, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Timothy J. Fridley, age 40, of Seneca Falls, NY. Officers executed a search warrant at 45 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY. Items seized pursuant to the warrant were; crack cocaine, United States currency and a digital scale. Fridley was charged with one count Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree and Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the second degree. Fridley was brought to the Law Enforcement Center to await arraignment. The Sheriff’s Office were assisted by members of the Geneva Police Department, Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, Seneca Falls Police Department and New York State Police.

Assault 2nd Arrest

On January 6, 2022, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Damon Steele, age 23, of Geneva NY, on the charge of Assault in the 2nd degree, a Class D felony. The charge stem from an incident that occurred in the Seneca County Correctional Facility at the end of September of 2021. It is alleged that Steele caused physical injuries to a Correction Officer in the Correctional Facility during a physical altercation. Steele was arraigned on 01/06/2022 before the Seneca County CAP Court and is to appear before the Town of Romulus Court at a later date.

Criminal Contempt Arrest

On January 6, 2022, the Seneca County Sheriff Office reports Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Steven Johnson, age 45, of Ovid NY for the charge of Criminal Contempt in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor. It is alleged that Johnson was contacting a victim by electronic means from the Town of Ovid in violation of an order of protection issued by the Seneca County CAP court while confined as an inmate in the Seneca County Correctional Facility. Incidents occurred between November 26th of 2021 to December 10th 2021. Johnson appeared before the CAP court of Seneca County on 01/06/2022 and will appear before the Town of Romulus Court at a later date.

Domestic

On 01/09/2022 at approx. 2212hrs deputies arrested Brad D Lynch, 31, of Ovid from Harassment in the 2nd degree a violation. The arrests stems from an incident were deputies were dispatched to a residence in Ovid for a reported domestic. Upon investigation it was discovered that during the domestic incident, Lynch had physical contact with another person. Lynch was processed and held for arraignment at CAP court. An order of protection was requested on behalf of the victim.

DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on January 07 2022 at 7:17 PM, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a Property Damage Accident on Powderly Rd in the Town of Waterloo. When Deputies arrived on scene they located a vehicle in the ditch that was driven by Joseph Quaye, 27, of 60 W Wright Ave in the Town of Waterloo. During the investigation it was determined that Quaye was intoxicated and was placed under arrest. Quaye was found to have a BAC of .23% and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated. Quaye was given an appearance ticket to answer for the charges to be held at Waterloo Town Court on February 9th 2022 at 5:00 PM.

AUO 2nd

Sheriff Luce reports that on Friday January 7th at around 4:40 PM Deputies were patrolling the area of State Route 96A in the Town of Romulus when they observed a vehicle operating with an expired NYS inspection on a NYS Highway. Deputies initiated a traffic stop and found that 25 year old Jerry J. Burke of 947 Yale Farm Road in the Town of Varick was operating a motor vehicle while having a revoked NYS Driver’s License and an expired NYS vehicle registration. Burke was issued an appearance ticket for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Second Degree an unclassified misdemeanor and universal traffic tickets for uninspected motor vehicle and unregistered motor vehicle. Burke and the vehicle were turned over to a valid NYS Driver’s License holder.

Domestic

Sheriff Luce reports that on Saturday January 8th at around 3:00 PM Deputies responded to a residence on Yale Farm Road in the Town of Varick for a Domestic incident that was reported to have occurred earlier in the day. Deputies report that 32 year old Gloria M. Warne of 6231 State Route 96A in the town of Romulus was arrested for the charges of Criminal Obstruction of Breathing and Harassment in the Second degree. The arrests stem from a Domestic incident where it was reported that Gloria had struck a male in the face with closed fists several times and had chocked the male with both hands by applying pressure to the neck and throat. Gloria was taken into custody later on at a separate location and transported to the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center where she was held for centralized arraignment court.

Vehicle Persuit


The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday, January 7th, 2022 at around 6:20am, Deputies arrested 34 year old Shane D. Delello of Syracuse, New York. The arrest was the result of an initial traffic violation deputies observed in which a vehicle pursuit ensued that ended in a traffic stop in the Town of Romulus. The deputies pursued Delello’s vehicle through the Towns of Fayette, Varick and Romulus. Delello was ultimately stopped for a speeding violation, and failure to obey a police officer when he did not pull over for deputies, which lead to the pursuit. Upon further investigation, it was found that Delello’s NYS drivers license was suspended/revoked. Delello was charged with Speeding in Zone Over 55 mph, Failure To Obey a Police Officer, and Aggravated Unlicensed Operator 2nd. Delello was released on appearance tickets and is set to appear in the Town of Fayette Court and Town of Varick Court on later dates to answer to the charges.

Welfare Fraud Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on January 7th, 2022, Investigators arrested Jessica G. Campbell, age 39, of Pine View Circle, Seneca Falls, NY. Campbell was charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st and Welfare Fraud 5th. It is alleged that Campbell falsely reported information to the Department of Social Services and received benefits she was not entitled to. She was released on appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on January 19th, 2022 at 5:00PM.

Promoting Prison Contraband Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on January 6, 2022 at approximately 7:30pm Investigators arrested Daniel S MacGill, age 26 of Waterloo, NY for Promoting Prison Contraband 2nd. Investigators were notified by Corrections Staff that MacGill, who is currently incarcerated at the Seneca County Correctional Facility, was found to be in possession of items that would constitute contraband. These items were found in MacGill’s cell following a routine cell check administered by the Corrections staff. As a result MacGill was issued an appearance ticked for Promoting Prison Contraband 2nd. He is to appear at the Romulus Town Court on January 28, 2022 to answer the charge.