Marine Patrol School

Seneca County Sheriff Timothy Luce is pleased to announce that his office has recently hosted a Marine Law Enforcement Training, held on June 10-12, 2019.


Instructors from Marine Services Bureau, a division of New York state Parks, came to Seneca County at the Sheriffs request.The Marine Services Unit gave instruction to Deputies and Officers from the Seneca County, Ontario County, Cayuga County and Steuben County Sheriff’s Offices as well as Officers from the New York State Park police. Members received classroom instruction in New York State Marine Law and its enforcement at the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center and practical Vessel operations were conducted on Seneca Lake and the Cayuga Seneca canal.

Applicant Academy

Have you ever wanted a career in law enforcement?


Do you know how to start a career in law enforcement?


Do you have questions about a career in law enforcement?


Your opportunity starts now.



The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce our very first Applicant Academy. By attending the Applicant Academy, you will interact with Correction Officers and Deputy Sheriffs who will explain the process of starting your career in this exciting field.


When:             Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 9am


Where:           Seneca County Sheriff’s Office (Law Enforcement Center)

                        6150 Route 96

                        Romulus, NY 14541



Topics include, but are not limited to:


Civil Service Examination explanation and hiring procedure


Physical Fitness standards


What to expect at the Academy


Explanation of the Background Investigation process


Explanation of the day to day job


Tour of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office/Law Enforcement Center


Explanation of the Retirement System


Explanation of the pay and benefits package




To register, please contact Danielle Thompson by phone at (315) 220-3403. All attendees must be eighteen (18) years of age at the time of the Applicant Academy.

Crim Poss Marihuana / Crim Poss Controlled subs 5th arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that June 12th, 2019  at approx. 2:30 pm Deputies arrested Timothy D. Koch, 22 of 312 Newfield Street Buffalo New York, and Eleazar M. Young, 44, of 511 Hinman Ave Buffalo, NY. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop that was conducted on State Route 318 in the Town of Tyre. Upon further investigation,  Sheriff’s Deputies determined that Koch was in possession of nearly two pounds of Marihuana in various forms, including edibles and concentrated cannabis. Koch was charged with Illegal Window Tint, a Violation, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th and Criminal Possession of Marihuana 2nd,  both Class D Felonies. Young was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, and Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle. Koch was transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility for Centralized Arraignment Court where he was arraigned and committed on $1000 cash / $2000 bail bond and Young was issued Appearance Tickets. Both are to appear in the Town of Tyre court at a later date


Menacing 2nd / Felony DWI / AUO 1st

The Seneca County Sheriff’s office reports that on June 11, 2019, at 9:32 PM, Seneca County Deputies arrested Alex M Deyulio, Age 23, of 255 Carter Rd Geneva, NY, on St Rt 96A in the Town of Romulus. Deyulio was charged with Felony DWI: Previous conviction with the past 10 years (E Felony) , Felony operating a motor vehicle with .08% or more alcohol with a previous conviction with the past 10 years (E Felony), Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a motor vehicle 1st degree (Felony), operating out of ignition interlock restriction (violation), and Menacing in the 2nd (Class A Misdemeanor).  Deputies report that the arrest stems from a report that Town of Romulus male called 911 and stated that Deyulio displayed a handgun and threatened him with it. It was then reported that the male left the residence in a vehicle. Deputies found the vehicle and subsequently stopped it. During the investigation Deyulio was also found to be intoxicated.  Deputies also report the handgun ,which was registered , was recovered. He was turned over to the Seneca County Correctional Facility and was arraigned at CAP court. Deyulio was then committed on $2500 cash or $5000 bail bond and is to appear in the Town of Romulus Court at a later date



Seneca and Cayuga County Sheriffs Collaborate










Media Release – Cayuga Lake Navigation Patrol

June 10th, 2019

For Immediate Release



Seneca and Cayuga County Sheriffs Collaborate


This year the Seneca and Cayuga County Sheriff’s Offices have partnered to enhance Navigation Patrols on Cayuga Lake. Working together, both agencies have collaborated to share and create patrol schedules that will allow for maximum coverage without duplication of services.

Members of the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office are also partnering with the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office to attend upcoming navigation training sponsored by Seneca County.


“Working together, we can provide additional patrol coverage on Cayuga Lake this boating season by avoiding duplication and working to provide patrols during time frames that would not have otherwise been covered. This partnership will not only improve safety for those on the lake, it will be positive from a fiscal standpoint for both agencies as well, as we work to better utilize our resources together.” – Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck

“It is a great pleasure to work with the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office. I believe this collaboration between the two Sheriff’s Offices will create a much safer and pleasurable experience for all who enjoy Cayuga Lake this year.” – Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce


Questions or comments can be directed to:

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce – 315-220-3401 or email at

Contact Seneca County Lieutenant Mike Schell for scheduling of boats – 315-220-3407.


Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck – 315-253-4337 or email at

Contact Cayuga County Lieutenant Mike Wellauer for scheduling of boats – 315-253-4337.

Monthly Snapshot for June 2019




Total Calls For Service: 1088

Total Arrests: 73

D.H.S. Fraud Cases: 16; Yearly Total Cost Recouped: $83,948.54


Total new drug cases: 4

Total arrests: 9


Average Number of Inmates: 62

Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $36,047.40; Yearly Total: $182,626.76


Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 35

Total Income Executions: 19

Total Evictions: 6 


May 8th, 2019: Seven High School students shadowed the Sheriff’s Office for Law Day.

May 8th, 2019: NARCO charged a suspect for selling crack cocaine in Seneca County. 

May 9th, 2019: Deputies responded to an animal cruelty case in Tyre where a dog was left abandoned and tied to a tree with no food or water. 

May 10th, 2019: Investigators charged a suspect for stealing $21,000 from a residence. 

May 16th, 2019: Investigators charged a former School Resource Officer from Interlaken for having a romantic relationship with an 8th grader. Subsequent arrests for sexual abuse involving an additional victim have been made. The case is continuing… 

May 23rd, 2019: The Sheriff’s Office hosted Domestic Violence training for police.

May 23rd, 2019: A suspect in Lodi was charged with Fraud for collecting welfare benefits while making undisclosed money from a cabin rental business.

May 27th, 2019: Deputies responded to a Violent Domestic in Fayette and charged a suspect for physically attacking 2 adults and a child.

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere

Unlawful poss marihuana arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on June 8, 2019 at approximately 11:00pm, Deputies arrested Terrence D. Shuford, 26, of 30 Hoffman Pl Apt. 2,  Buffalo < NY , for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. Deputies discovered that Shuford was in Possession of Marihuana following a traffic stop for Inadequate headlights. Shuford was released on an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Town of Tyre Court on July 10, 2019, to answer the charges.



The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on June 7th, 2019, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Ashely A. Goodell, age 32, of 9 Wycliffe Rd. Waterloo, N.Y. The arrest stems from an investigation where It is alleged that Goodell allowed a male subject (who had stolen a vehicle from a Town of Seneca Falls residence on April 23rd 2019) to store it at her residence . The Stolen vehicle was located and recovered from inside Goodell’s garage which is located in the Village of Waterloo. Goodell was charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Third Degree (Class D Felony). Goodell is currently being at the Seneca County Correctional Facility awaiting arraignment at CAP Court.

Criminal Poss. Of a Forged Instrument 1st

Seneca Co. Sheriff Tim Luce reports that on 6/5/19 at about 5:45pm the Road Patrol and Investigators arrested Steven E. Wilcox, 22, of 119 1/2 Madison St. Newark N.Y on an arrest warrant for Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 1st degree a class C Felony.
Investigators report that on 5/29/19 Wilcox was detained in the Seneca Co. Correctional facility on $200 cash bail from an arrest that he was arraigned in CAP court for earlier that morning. Investigators allege that Wilcox presented a “replica” $100 bill and a legitimate $100 dollars in US currency for his bail. Wilcox was released from the correctional facility that day. On 5/30/19 when processing the bail money it was discovered that the $100 bill Wilcox used was a replica which resulted in the investigation.
On 6/5/19 Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Wilcox. With the assistance of the NYS Police in Lyons, Wilcox was arrested in Lyons and turned over to the Seneca CO. Road Patrol. Wilcox was transported to the Seneca Co. Correctional Facility and arraigned in CAP Court. Wilcox was held on $1500 cash bail or $3000 bond and will appear on 6/10/19 at 10:00 am in the Town of Romulus Court for further action.

Trespass arrest T/Waterloo

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 6/3/19 at 7:05 AM Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Andrey Lyogky, age 20,  of Uniontown Ohio for Trespass which is a violation. Deputies responded to a Town of Waterloo business for the report of a crime in progress. The complainant called 9-1-1 stating an unknown male had entered the establishment which, at the time of the call, was closed for business.  Upon arrival Deputies apprehended the suspect, later identified as Lyogky, without incident. Lyogky was released on an appearance ticket and is due to appear in the Town of Waterloo Court on 6/26/19 at 5:00 PM to answer to the charge.