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.


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.


Tampering with Physical Evidence Arrest

On October 24, 2018, at about 4:27am, Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Derais D. Davis, age 44, of 80 West Bayard Street, Seneca Falls, New York, on a charge of Tampering with Physical Evidence, a Class E Felony. The charge stems from an investigation that originated at a Town of Tyre business where Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the report of a stabbing. Upon their arrival, a female victim was found with knife wounds to the arm and the male suspect, Davis, had fled the scene. The victim was transported by North Seneca Ambulance to Geneva General Hospital where she was treated and released. Sheriff’s Investigators met with the victim, but she declined to pursue any criminal action at this time. The vehicle involved in the incident was located a short time later and it was learned that Davis allegedly attempted to clean the blood from the interior and exterior of the vehicle in an attempt to conceal it from law enforcement. It is further alleged that Davis discarded bloody items in a dumpster in the Village of Waterloo. Davis is currently being held at the Seneca County Correctional Facility awaiting arraignment in the Centralized Arraignment Court. The case remains under investigation.

The Seneca Falls Police Department and Waterloo Police Department also assisted in the investigation.


Domestic Incident arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on October 23rd at 10:27am, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 24 year old Mathew M. Hadley of 2146 West Seneca Street in Ovid following the investigation into a domestic incident. It is alleged that during the incident, Hadley did damage property belonging to a female victim and also slapped a phone out of her hands causing the phone to strike the female in the mouth. This all happened in the presence of a 2 and a half year old child. Following investigation, Hadley was charged with one count of Endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor, Criminal mischief in the 4th degree, a class A misdemeanor and also harassment in the 2nd degree, a violation. Hadley is currently being held in pre-arraignment booking at the Seneca county correctional facility to be arraigned at 7pm.



The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 10/21/18 at around 3:30am, Deputies arrested Christopher J Lalkov, 30, of 6066 Loomis Road Farmington, NY for Driving While Intoxicated. The arrest stems from a traffic stop when Deputies observed a vehicle travelling northbound on Rt 414 failed to stop at a red light at the intersection of Rt 318 . After pulling the vehicle over, Deputies discovered Lalkov to be intoxicated. Lalkov was processed at the Seneca County Correctional Facility and issued UTT’s for Passing a Steady Red Light, Driving While Intoxicated, and Driving While Intoxicated with a BAC of .08 or higher. Lalkov was released on UTTs and scheduled to appear at the Tyre Town Court on a later date to answer charges.


CR# 18SH11264


Farming Accident

On October 23, 2018, at about 9:56am, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators responded to 534 Pucker Road in the Town of Tyre for the report of a farming accident. Upon the arrival of Sheriff’s Deputies, the male victim’s arm was found to be stuck in a chain-operated shaft in a conveyor-style wood planing machine. The Magee Fire Department, Junius Fire Department, and North Seneca Ambulance also responded to the scene. The victim was freed from the machine by Firefighters and immediately flown to Upstate Medical Center by Lifenet Air Ambulance. The male victim was identified as Levi E. Schwartz, age 11, of the same address, who was working with the machine with his father prior to the accident. It appears that a piece of Schwartz’s clothing became stuck and pulled him into the shaft and trapped him. Schwartz suffered serious injuries to his arm and is currently undergoing medical treatment. The accident remains under investigation.


Criminal Contempt

The Seneca County Office reports that on October 21st, 2018, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Ralph J Napolitano III, Age 22, of 85 Groveville Rd Buxon, ME, in the Town of Covert at 6:46pm. Upon investigation Napolitano was charged with Criminal Contempt 2nd, Aggravated unlicensed operation 3rd, Unlawful possession of Marihuana and Speed in excess of State Highway limit.

Deputies report that the arrest stemmed from a traffic stop on St Rt 89 in the Town of Covert on October 21st. Deputies report that during a traffic stop Napolitano was found to be in the vehicle with another person that he had a Class A order of protection with. During the stop it was also found that Napolitano was in possession of marihuana and was operating on a suspended license. Napolitano was held in the Seneca County Jail for arraignment.

Assault 3rd

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 10/09/18 at around 11:30 am, Deputies arrested Austin J. Lee, 17, of 4887 Rt 96A following an investigation that occurred at the Hillside Childrens Center. It is alleged that Lee got into a physical altercation on 10/02/18 with another male and Head Butted that male in the face; causing that male to break his nose. Lee was arrested and charged with Assault in the 3rd degree (Class A Misdemeanor). Lee was processed at the Seneca County Correctional Facility and released on an appearance ticket. He is scheduled to appear at the Varick Town Court on a later date to answer charges.

CR: 18SH10786