SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR SEPTEMBER 2018
Total Calls For Service: 1119
Total Arrests: 70
Total new drug cases: 8
Total arrests: 4
Average Number of Inmates: 76
Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $47,111.69; Yearly Total: $339,816.43
Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 47
Total Income Executions: 5
Total Evictions: 8
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH:
September 4th, 2018: The curfew was lifted for the Lodi Flood area. Added patrol remains in effect.
September 6th, 2018: NARCO apprehended and charged a subject for trafficking cocaine in Seneca County.
September 20th, 2018: Investigators arrested 2 suspects for stealing a car in Waterloo, selling it and forging vehicle documents.
September 25th, 2018: NARCO charged a suspect in Waterloo for unlawfully possessing Narcotic Medication.
September 27th, 2018: The Family Services Unit charged a suspect from Ovid for sexually abusing a 15 year old female.
September 2018: Sheriff Luce launched a new Public Safety App to enhance Community Policing.
September 2018: To prepare for “Raise the Age” legislation the 2 Family Services Unit Investigators were trained and certified as Advanced Juvenile Officers.
Sheriff W. Timothy Luce
Undersheriff John Cleere
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.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s office reports that on October 12, 2018 at 03:07 PM, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Nghia Q Truong, age 50, 8111 Crestview Drive, Niagara Falls, New York. He was charged with Criminal mischief in the 3rd Degree (Class E Felony).
This arrest stems from an incident that occurred on September 8th, 2018 at del Lago Resort and Casino, located at 1133 St Rt 414 in the Town of Tyre. It is alleged that Truong damaged a vehicle belonging to another person and the value of the damage was in excess of $250.
Truong was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Town of Tyre Court at a later date to answer the charge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sheriff Tim Luce has announced that the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is holding its second annual Citizens Police Academy this November. The purpose of the academy is to give citizens of Seneca County a better understanding about law enforcement and how the Sheriff’s Office works within the community.
The academy will consist of four Thursday night sessions in November running from 6:00 PM to approximately 9:00 PM. Each session will focus on different aspects of the Sheriff’s Office and give an inside look at Administration, Road Patrol, Investigations and Corrections. Candidates that complete the program will be scheduled for a ride-a-long with a Deputy, receive a certificate of completion and a T-shirt.
The dates for the academy are: November 1st, 8th, 15th, and 29th. Candidates must be able to attend all 4 sessions. Anyone interested can contact Danielle Thompson at 315-220-3403. A background check will be conducted.
Applicants must be at least 21 years old, be residents of Seneca County and have a genuine interest in good citizenship. Senior citizens are welcome to apply.
The academy class size will be kept small to maximize the experience. Eligible applicants that do not make this academy will be considered for future academies.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on September 28, 2018 at approximately 1:30pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Mason T Frost, age 27 of Camillus NY, on an Arrest Warrant for Petit Larceny. It is alleged that Frost stole an item from a male victim while at the Del Lago Casino in the town of Tyre. Frost was transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility and arraigned in the centralized arraignment court and committed on $150 cash or $300 bail. He is to appear in the Town Of Tyre Court at a later date to answer the charge