The Seneca County Sheriff’s office reports that on September 20, 2020 at about 05:45 PM , Seneca County Deputies arrested Randy O Haig , Age 26, of 14056 Carncross Road Savannah, NY , on Whiskey Hill Road in the Town of Junius . Haig was charged with Driving while intoxicated with a child (Felony), DWAI drugs (misdemeanor), Aggravated Unlicensed operation 3rd (misdemeanor), Endangering the welfare of a child (Class A Misdemeanor), Fail to Keep Right (violation) and Crossing Hazard Markings (Violation). Deputies report that the arrest stems from accident where Haig went into a ditch on Whiskey Hill road in the Town of Junius. After investigation it was found that Haig was under the influence of drugs and had a 10 year old child in the vehicle. No injuries were reported. Haig was taken to the Seneca County Correctional and arraigned at CAP court and released to appear in Junius Town Court at a later date.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 9/17/20 at 9:45 am Deputies arrested Anthony J. Rizzo, age 33, following the investigation of a minor injury accident in the town of Tyre. Deputies responded to W Tyre Rd and Pucker Rd for the report of a vehicle in the ditch. Upon arrival Deputies located the driver, Rizzo, who stated he was operating his vehicle westbound on W Tyre Rd when a deer entered the roadway striking the driver’s side door. Rizzo then spun 180 degrees and collided into the north side ditch. Rizzo was operating his vehicle on a permit, without a valid licensed driver in the passenger seat and without insurance. Rizzo was checked over on scene for slight neck pain by Magee Fire and released. Deputies cited Rizzo for Operating a Vehicle Without Insurance and Operating a Vehicle with a Permit Unsupervised. W Tyre Rd was Closed down for a short period of time while the vehicle was removed from the ditch. Deputies were assisted on scene by Magee Fire Dept and North Seneca Ambulance. Deputies report Rizzo is due to appear in the Town of Tyre Court 10/27/20 to answer to the charges.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 09/19/2020 at approx. 1350 hrs Deputies arrested Sydney O Brown, 37, of Newark on charges of Assault in the 3rd degree class A misdemeanor, menacing in the 3rd degree a class A misdemeanor and Criminal possession of a weapon 3rd degree a class D Felony. The arrests stems from a domestic situation that occurred on Vineyard Road in the Town of Romulus where its alleged that Brown bit and grabbed the victim causing substantial pain and leaving marks. It’s also alleged that Brown held a knife to the victims throat and made threats. Brown was placed into custody and arraigned at CAP court and released on bail to appear in the Town of Romulus Court at a later date.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on September 11, 2020 Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Kevin J Connell, age 28, on a charge of Promoting Prison Contraband in the Second Degree. Connell is currently incarcerated in the Seneca County Correctional Facility and was found to be in possession of an electronic communications device in his cell. Connell was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear at the Romulus Town Court on September 25, 2020 to answer the charge.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on September 2, 2020 Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Timothy J Fridley, age 40, on a charge of Promoting Prison Contraband in the Second Degree. Fridley is currently incarcerated in the Seneca County Correctional Facility and was found to be in possession of items that he is prohibited to have in the facility. Fridley was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear at the Romulus Town Court on September 25, 2020 to answer the charge.
On September 10, 2020, at about 12:15pm, Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Joshua S. Moriarity, age 29, on charges of Promoting Prison Contraband in the First Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, both Class D Felonies. It is alleged that Moriarity was found to be in possession of a homemade edged weapon while confined as an inmate in the Seneca County Correctional Facility. Moriarity is to be arraigned in the Seneca County Centralized Arraignment Court on September 10, 2020 at 7pm.
The Seneca County Sheriff Office reports, Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Aaron M. Ward, age 35, on a charge of Promoting Prison Contraband in the Second Degree. Ward is currently incarcerated in the Seneca County Correctional Facility and was found to be in possession of an electronic communications device in his cell. Ward was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear before the Town of Romulus Court on 09/25/2020 at 1000 hours to answer the charge.
SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR AUGUST 2020
LAW ENFORCEMENT: Total Calls For Service: 1198 Total Arrests: 46 D.H.S. Fraud Cases: 7; Yearly Total Cost Recouped: $129,254.48 Mental Health Calls: 10
NARCO: Total new drug cases: 3 Total arrests: 2
CORRECTIONS: Average Number of Inmates: 49 Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $48,566.01; Yearly Total: $311,109.55
CIVIL: Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 40 Total Income Executions: 12 Total Evictions: 0
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH: August 5th, 2020: Retired K9 “Aken” passed away. He served with distinction and will be missed.
August 13th, 2020: A domestic in the Town of Waterloo turned violent when the suspect allegedly forced a bag over the victim’s head who began suffocating. Deputies apprehended the suspect.
August 20th, 2020: Deputies responded to a car into a house in Waterloo. The driver was charged with driving under the influence of drugs.
August 22nd, 2020: A fatal Car/ATV accident happened in Covert. The investigation is continuing.
August 30th, 2020: Deputies responded to a domestic violence incident involving a knife in the Town of Junius. The suspect was apprehended without incident.
August 31st, 2020: Investigators investigated a sexual abuse case in Interlaken. A suspect was charged with forcible touching.
Sheriff W. Timothy Luce
Undersheriff John Cleere
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Sunday 9/6/20 at about 3pm Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a car / motorcycle accident on East Lake Road in the Town of Fayette. Deputies state a motorcycle operated by Allan Brown, 33 of Stanley NY was heading southbound and attempting to turn left into a driveway , when he was struck by a SUV operated by Jessica Dorazio age 43 of Westfield Mass . , that was overtaking and passing the motorcycle. Brown and his passenger; Bridget Osterhout age 23 of Geneva NY were thrown from bike , and both suffered serious injuries. Osterhout was treated at the scene for arm and leg fractures and flown by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, where she remains in satisfactory condition . Brown was treated at the scene for a severe leg injury and flown by LifeNet air ambulance to Strong where he also remains in satisfactory condition. Border City Fire, Varick Fire , North Seneca Ambulance and South Seneca Ambulance all responded and assisted at the scene. Deputies report an unsafe pass by Dorazio was the cause of the crash , charges are pending , and the investigation is continuing.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on September 5th at 2:40 am, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a one car personal injury motor vehicle crash on State Route 318 in the Town of Junius. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Kira N. Morabito, 22 of 42 Wallace Ave Auburn NY , was traveling westbound on State Route 318 when her vehicle drifted across the road into the eastbound lane of travel and entered the ditch on the south side of State Route 318, then struck a driveway culvert . The vehicle was extensively damaged and towed from the scene. Deputies report Morabito was transported to Geneva General Hospital by North Seneca Ambulance to be treated. Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Junius Fire department . Morabito was charged with DWI and failure to keep right , and issued appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Junius Court on the 15th of October at 7PM.