Seneca County Sheriff’s Monthly Snapshot (updated )

LAW ENFORCEMENT:

Total Calls For Service: 1090

Total Arrests: 95

NARCO:

Total new drug cases: 19

Total arrests: 21

CORRECTIONS:

Average Number of Inmates: 64

Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $38,282.34; Yearly Total: $378,098.77

CIVIL:

Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 57

Total Income Executions: 32

Total Evictions: 4

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH:

October 1st, 2018: NARCO arrested a suspect for selling cocaine in the Town of Waterloo. 

October 2nd, 2018: NARCO arrested 2 suspects for possessing and selling a narcotic medication. 

October 3rd, 2018: NARCO After a lengthy investigation a suspect was apprehended and charged for selling and possessing fentanyl in Seneca County. A quantity of fentanyl was seized. 

October 17th, 2018: A Parole Absconder was apprehended about 35 minutes after escaping from the Sheriff’s Office in Romulus. 

October 23rd, 2018: NARCO apprehended and charged a suspect that has allegedly been selling heroin and fentanyl in Seneca County. 40 baggies of fentanyl were seized.

October 23rd, 2018: An 11 year old child was seriously injured in a farm accident in the Town of Tyre. The investigation is continuing.

October 2018: The exterior of the Sheriff’s Office was lit with purple flood lights in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month.

October 2018: Workforce Development and the Youth Bureau implemented a new “Skills for Success” program in the jail. 10 inmates completed the program. 

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere

Unauthorized Use of MV

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 11/01/18 at around 3:00pm, Deputies arrested two juveniles, 13 years old and 12 years old, as Juvenile Delinquents for a Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle case. The arrest stems from an investigation of the report of a stolen vehicle and missing juveniles from The Hillside Childrens campus in Varick  on 10/31/18 at around 10:45pm.  Deputies report that the juveniles had gotten the key to the vehicle , and were able to leave the area. The vehicle was believed to have been spotted on Rt 5 in the Border City area shortly thereafter , and Deputies searched the area but were able to locate the vehicle or suspects.  Deputies report that at about 230AM on 11/01/18 the  juveniles were located on the New York State Thruway near Exit 29 after the juveniles crashed the vehicle. The juveniles were transported to St Marys Hospital in Canajoharie ,where they were treated for minor injuries and later  released. The juveniles were then brought back to Seneca County and issued appearance tickets,  to appear in Family court at a later date to answer charges. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Waterloo Village Police and New York State Troopers.

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Aggravated DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff’s office reports that on November 08, 2018,at 4:44 PM, Seneca County Deputies arrested Sara Ann Landen, Age 39, of 5871 Shawnee Rd NY, on St Rt 414 in the Town of Tyre. Landen was charged with Driving while intoxicated, Aggravated Driving while intoxicated, Open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and Refusal to submit to a roadside breath test.

Deputies report that the arrest stems from a complaint of an intoxicated driver.  Landen was arraigned on the charges and was remanded to the Seneca County correctional facility on $500 cash or $1000 secure bond. Landen is to appear before the Town of Tyre Court on November 13th at 9am to answer the charges.

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DWI / MVA

DWI/PI Accident

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 11/06/18 at around 04:30 am, Deputies responded to St. Rt. 414 in front of the Exit 41 Thruway ramp for the report of a two car motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, Deputies discovered a minivan had struck a tractor trailer and both vehicles sustained heavy damage. Sheriff’s Deputies  report that a tractor trailer, being operated by Grant Clark, 38, of Weedsport was Northbound on Rt 414 , turning onto the Exit 41 entrance to the NYS Thruway, when a vehicle driven by Daphne S. Dressing, 41, of Serenity Drive  Geneva, NY , failed to stop at the red light, and proceeded through the intersection striking the rear tires of the tractor trailer.  Clark was checked at the scene for a complaint of back pain and  transported by North Seneca Ambulance to Auburn Memorial Hospital for further treatment. Dressing was also checked at the scene and was uninjured.  Dressings vehicle was towed from the scene. Upon further investigation, Deputies arrested  Dressing for Driving While intoxicated . Dressing was transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Intoxicated with a BAC of .08% or more, and Passing a Steady Red Light. Dressing was released on appearance tickets and is set to appear at T/Tyre Court at a later date to answer charges.

 

CR: 18SH11807

 

Harassment/ Resisting arrest

On 11-03-2018 at or about 11:00PM Seneca County Deputies arrested Robert G Belles Jr age 51 of 7851 Grant Ave Rd Auburn on the charge of Harassment in the Second Degree and Resisting arrest. Deputies allege that while being removed from the Del Lago Casino, Belles struck a Deputy and then physically resisted while being taken into custody.  Belles was issued appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Tyre court on December 5, 2018 at 6:00PM.

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Aggravated Harassment of an Employee by an Inmate

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on November 5, 2018 at approximately 5:00pm, Investigators arrested an inmate of the Correctional Facility, 26 year old, Elliot Flores. Flores was charged with Aggravated Harassment of an Employee by an Inmate, a Class E Felony. It is alleged that Flores intentionally spit blood directly in the face of a male Corrections Officer. Flores was arraigned at the Centralized Arraignment where he was turned back over to the Correctional Facility.

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PDMVA / AUO 1st / DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 10/31/18 at approx.  8pm Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Mason A Bowen, 21, of  1155 Ninefoot Road Phelps NY  . The arrest stems from an incident where Deputies were dispatched to a property damage accident on Nine foot Road in Junius , upon where the vehicle left the road and went out into a field . Upon arrival Deputies located the car but Bowen had fled the scene but was located a short time later. Upon investigation Deputies discovered that Bowen’s license was suspended and that he was intoxicated. Bowen was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed operation in the 1st degree, driving while intoxicated, driving with .08 of 1% or more, speed not reasonable and prudent, and failing to keep right. Bowen’s vehicle was towed from the scene. Bowen was turned over to corrections where he was arraigned at Centralized Arraignment Court, and ROR’d . Bowen is to appear in the Town Junius court at a later date to answer to the charges.

CR # 18SH11624

Parole Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on October 31st 2018 at 3:30PM, Investigators arrested Mary C. Atkachonis, age 35, of Waterloo, NY. Atkachonis was charged with a Violation of Parole. She is currently being held at the Seneca County Correctional facility awaiting a parole hearing.

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Vehicular assault / DWI arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on Oct 26 2018 at about 1240pm they charged Joshua A Jones age 25 of 62 Green St.  Seneca Falls on numerous charges following an investigation stemming from a one vehicle motorcycle PIMVA that occurred on Sept 13 2018. Sheriff’s Deputies report that on Sept 13 at about 1120pm , Jones was seen eastbound on Rt 5 by Geneva Police Officers speeding with the front wheel off the ground, with a passenger on the back of the motorcycle.  When Geneva Police attempted to stop Jones – he fled at a high rate of speed into Seneca County and then southbound on Rt 96A .  Due to the high speed and reckless manner in which  Jones was operating – the Geneva Police discontinued the chase but  (on Rt 96A in the Town of Fayette , near the Neilson Road ) ,came upon the wrecked motorcycle and found Jones and his passenger ; Brittany Meacham age 26 of 9 Spring St Seneca Falls,  laying on the side of the road , both seriously injured. Both were treated at the scene by North Seneca Ambulance and Meacham was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester by Mercy Flight , while Jones was airlifted by Lifenet also to Strong. Both sustained serious injuries , with Jones having fractures in his neck, back, left arm , and ribs. Meacham sustained multiple abrasion/ road rash/ burn injuries requiring multiple skin grafts. Both were admitted to Strong  for approx. two weeks and have since been discharged, but are still being treated and recovering from their numerous injuries.  Deputies report Jones was charged with Aggravated Vehicular Assault  (C felony) , DWI , Aggravated DWI, reckless driving and speeding. Jones was arraigned in the CAP court at the correctional facility and due to his injuries was ROR’d to appear in the Fayette Town Court at a later date.

Narcotics Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on October 23, 2018 at approximately 4:15PM, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested David J. Zona, age 38, of Waterloo, NY. It is alleged that Zona has been actively selling heroin and fentanyl in the local community. At the time of arrest, Zona was found to be in possession of approximately 40 baggies of fentanyl. Zona was charged with the following:

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree- Class B Felony

Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the second degree- Class A Misdemeanor

Zona was held at the Law Enforcement Center where he was arraigned at CAP Court. He was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $1,000 cash or $2,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear at the Village of Waterloo Court on October 26, 2018 at 12:00PM.

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