The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on September 14th, 2023, at 8:04 PM, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies apprehended Keith Champion, 59, of 8913 State Route 414 in the Town of Lodi, at his residence. The arrest stems from a Bench Warrant issued out of the Town of Lodi, for Violation of Probation, issued on 08/19/2023. Deputies Transported Champion to the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center to await CAP Court without incident.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on September 16th 2023 deputies arrested Jurrell Thompson, 32 years old, of Penn Yan New York for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th. At around 07:15 Deputies responded to the Seneca Lake State Park for a reported suspicious vehicle. Upon investigation it was found that Thompson was in possession of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle had been reported stolen out of the City of Rochester. The vehicle was impounded and Thompson was transported to the Seneca County Jail, where he was processed and released on an appearance ticket. Thompson is to appear in the Waterloo Town Court at a later date. Deputies were assisted at the scene by the New York State Police.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 09/15/2023 at about 11:32pm deputies responded to the area of Lodi Center Road and Dean Road in the town of Lodi for the report of a vehicle driving through a yard on private property that had ultimately come to rest in a ditch. Upon arrival, deputies located the vehicle in question and located the driver of the vehicle identified as Francis M. Leddy, age 26 of Waterloo NY. Upon further investigation Leddy was found to be intoxicated and taken into custody for DWI. Leddy was transported to the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office and charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Aggravated DWI-Blood Alcohol Content of .18 or Higher and released on appearance tickets. Leddy is due back in the Town of Lodi Court where he will answer the charges at a later date.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on September 15th, 2023 Lucy Puryear, 53 years old, of Ovid New York was arrested on a Probation Warrant. It is alleged that Puryear violated the conditions of her Probation. Puryear was transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await Centralized arraignment.
Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of David C. White, age 58, of 1574 Powderly Rd. Waterloo, NY. White who is a level 3 sexual offender registered at that address which is located in the Town of Junius was arrested on September 8th, 2023. The arrest stems from a criminal investigation completed by the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office’s Family Services Unit. It is alleged that White subjected a child less than thirteen years of age to sexual contact during an incident that occurred at his residence during early September 2023. It is further alleged that there were other children less than 17 years of age present and left in White’s care at the residence during the time the incident occurred.
As a result of the findings in the investigation, David White was charged with Sexual Abuse in the 1st degree, Forcible Touching and two separate counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. White was held awaiting arraignment in the Seneca County Central Arraignment Court during which time he was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility without bail. White is scheduled to re-appear on a later date for further court action.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on September 6th, members of the Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 17 South Seneca St. in the Village of Waterloo. Upon completion of the Search Warrant, investigators arrested Mykel Wing, age 33 and Marla Fenner, age 32. Wing and Fenner were charged with the following:
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree- two counts
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the third degree
Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the second degree- two counts
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree- two counts
Investigators seized crack cocaine, Xanax, Suboxone, Clonazepam, digital scales and packaging materials. It is alleged that Wing and Fenner were selling narcotics, specifically crack cocaine from their residence. Wing and Fenner were both arraigned at CAP Court where they were released on their own recognizance. The Narcotics Unit was assisted by members of the Waterloo Police Department, Seneca Falls Police Department, Canandaigua Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Ontario County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on September 13, 2023 at approximately 1:30am Sheriff Deputies and Investigators responded to State Route 89 in the Town of Fayette for a personal injury motor vehicle accident. A 2018 Dodge Caravan, being operated by Robert A. Fitzgerald, age 38 of Yanceyville, NC, was traveling northbound on State Route 89 when it left the roadway and struck a utility pole. Further investigation revealed that driver impairment was a contributing factor to the accident. A passenger in the vehicle, a 40 year old male, sustained serious injuries to his face and head, and was transported to Geneva General Hospital by North Seneca Ambulance. As a result of the investigation Robert Fitzgerald was charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and Vehicular Assault 2nd, as well as other Vehicle and Traffic Violations. Fitzgerald was then turned over to the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await arraignment at Seneca County CAP Court. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the New York State Police.
Seneca County Sheriff Deputies report that on 09/12/2023 around the time 1644 of hours, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies Arrested Brandy French, 35, of Waterloo NY, for Endangering the welfare of a child. It alleged that while during a domestic incident, Brandy held a knife to her own wrist while in the presence of a child. Brandy was taken to the Seneca county jail to wait CAP Court
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 09/09/2023 at about 10pm deputies responded to a reported one car MVA in the Town of Lodi on SR 414. On arrival deputies located a 2015 Nissan Altima that had left the roadway had come to rest in a ditch. The driver of the vehicle, identified as James H. Stafford, age 58 of Lodi NY was deemed to be the sole occupant in the vehicle. Upon further investigation to include field sobriety tests Stafford showed signs of intoxication and was subsequently placed under arrest for DWI. Stafford was transported to the Seneca Correctional Facility where he was processed and released with an Appearance Ticket. Charges included Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated DWI-Blood Alcohol Content of .18 or Higher, Improper U-Turn, Driving Across Hazard Marking and Moving From Lane Unsafely. Stafford is due back in the Town of Lodi where he will answer the charges at a later date.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on September 8th Deputies responded to a local business in the Town of Ovid and arrested Lawrence Bonome. Bonome had an active bench warrant issued out of the Seneca County Court for failure to comply with pre trail release. Bonome was transported to the Seneca County CAP Court and was arraigned and released on his own recognizance. Bonome is to appear in the Town of Ovid Court later date.