Warrant arrest – Domestic incident Criminal Contempt 1st / Menacing Town of Varick

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on June 10, 2021, at about 2pm  Deputies arrested Michael R. McLean, 41, of 55 W Bayard street in Seneca Falls on a arrest warrant. It is alleged that McLean engaged in a domestic incident on June 5, 2021, in the Town of Varick. The Town of Varick resident was also the protected party in an Order of Protection against McLean. It is alleged that during the domestic dispute, McLean punched the victim in the mouth and threatened the victim with a knife. McLean was charged with Criminal Contempt in the 1st degree, Menacing in the 2nd degree, Criminal Trespass in the 2nd degree, and Harassment in the 2nd degree. McLean was arraigned at CAP court and held at the Seneca County Correctional Facility  on no bail. McLean is also held on a parole detainer.  
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Domestic incident arrest Town of Romulus

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 06/09/2021, Deputies arrested Joshua D. Crisp 25, of 1908 Seneca St in the Town of Romulus, for Criminal Mischief 4th, a class A misdemeanor. The arrest stems from a 911 call dispatchers received at approximately 01:46 AM, stating Crisp was damaging property inside the residence at 1908 Seneca St. Upon Deputies’ arrival and completing an investigation it was found that Crisp had intentionally damaged property in the residence during a domestic incident. Crisp was arraigned at CAP court  and released on pre-trial , and will appear later in Romulus Town Court on the charge.
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Vehicle fire Town of Varick

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 6/05/21 at 1:38 PM Deputies responded to 5519 State Route 96 in the Town Of Varick for a report of a vehicle fire. The Romulus Fire Dept. responded and extinguished the fire. Deputies report the 2011 Chevy Silverado pickup is owned by Issac J. Minguez age 20 of 126 E. William St. Waterloo . The truck is unsalvageable and a total loss. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.



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Arrest Warrant Waterloo Court for Welfare Fraud 4th and Misuse of Food Stamps


The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on June 4, 2021 at 6:30 PM, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Billie Schaeffer 46 of 192 Ovid St Lot 18 in the Town of Seneca Falls, on an Arrest Warrant issued from the Waterloo Town Court for Welfare Fraud 4th and Misuse of Food Stamps. Deputies’ report Schaeffer was originally charged on April 7th 2021 after an Investigation in the Town of Waterloo showed Schaeffer abusing the Welfare System and illegally using Food Stamps. Schaeffer then failed to appear in court on the charges. Schaeffer was arrested at her residence by Deputies with the aide of Seneca Falls Police Department without incident. Schaeffer was then transported to the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center for Centralized Arraignment. Schaeffer was released from custody and given a new court date of 07/07/2021 to appear in Waterloo Town Court.
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2 car MVA / DWI arrest Town of Fayette


The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 05/30/2021 at about 4:30pm, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the intersection of State Route 96 and County House Rd in the Town of Fayette for a two car crash. Deputies report a vehicle operated by Lisa Morin age 40 of Romulus was stopped on County House Road , when she was struck by a vehicle operated by Mary Beth Karpel, age 51, of 1800 Curley Mill Rd Chalfont, PA. Karpel had been northbound on Rt 96 when she attempted to turn right onto County House Road, and turned improperly ; striking Morins vehicle in the drivers side. Deputies report Morin was uninjured and her vehicle was driven from the scene. Karpel and her passenger , (Husband Robert Karpel age 53 of same address ) were also uninjured . Upon further investigation, Deputies determined Mary Beth Karpel to be intoxicated and she was charged with DWI, DWI with BAC over .08%, and Failure to Keep Right. She is scheduled to appear at Fayette Town Court on July 7th, 2021 at 7:00pm to answer charges.

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Disseminating Indecent Material to Minors Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports Investigators arrested Jason L. Kimbell, age 48, of 7 Sawdey Road, Horseheads, New York on June 4, 2021. Kimbell was charged with two counts of Disseminating indecent material to a minor in the first degree, Obscenity in the third degree and Endangering the welfare of a child. The charges stem from an investigation into an inappropriate relationship that Kimbell procured with a minor in the Town of Lodi. It is further alleged that Kimbell sent the minor pictures and videos of a sexual nature. Kimbell was arraigned before the Seneca County CAP Court on 06/05/21 at 0800 hrs. Kimbell was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $500 cash bail/$1000 secured bond. Kimbell is to reappear before the Town of Lodi Court on 06/09/21 at 10:00am to answer the charges.

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office.

Criminal Contempt Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on June 7th 2021, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Samuel Eckert, age 32, an inmate at the Seneca County Jail, on 19 counts of Criminal Contempt in the first degree and 19 counts of Aggravated Family Offense. It is alleged that Eckert contacted a person who is listed as a protected party on an order of protection 19 separate times from May 26th, 2021 through June 3rd, 2021. Eckert is to be arraigned at CAP on June 7, 2021 at 7:00pm.

Narcotics Arrest


The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on May 27th, 2021 members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Zachary Renner, age 29, of Shortsville, NY. Renner was charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree. It is alleged that Renner was in possession of Fentanyl, with the intent to sell it, while at a Town of Seneca Falls business. Subsequent to his arrest, members of the Narcotics Unit and Ontario County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at his residence where numerous items related to the distribution of Fentanyl were located and seized. Renner was released on an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear at the Town of Seneca Falls Court on June 9th, 2021 at 9:00am. The Narcotics Unit was assisted by members of the Uniformed Road Patrol, Ontario County Drug Task Force, and Seneca Falls Police Department.

Criminal Contempt of Court Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on June 1st, 2021, members of the Narcotics Unit charged Samuel J. Eckert, age 32, of 941 Waterloo-Geneva Rd. lot 32 with one count of Criminal Contempt in the first degree and one count of Aggravated Family Offense.  It is alleged that Eckert was in violation of an active stay away order of protection issued out of the Town of Waterloo Court.  Eckert has previously been convicted of Criminal Contempt in the second degree within the previous five years, therefore elevating the above charges to felonies.  Eckert is to be arraigned at CAP on June 1st, 2021 at 7:00PM.

Criminal Contempt 2nd arrest Town of Tyre

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on May 31, 2021 at approximately 5:00 AM, Deputies arrested Paul Ansuini 39 of 61 Coachlight Circle, Farmington NY. Deputies report that on May 30 2021 Ansuini violated an Order of Protection issued out of Seneca County Family Court by having contact with a Seneca Falls resident that he is not to  have contact with , while at the Del Lago Casino in the Town of  Tyre . Ansuini was arraigned at CAP court and released on the pre-trial program and is to appear in Tyre Court at a later date.
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