Unattended children -Endangering welfare of child / Crim Poss cont sub 3rd T/Tyre

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on  08/18/2019 at 06:30 am Deputies responded  to the   Del Lago Casino in the Town of Tyre  for the report of children left unattended in a vehicle.  Upon arrival Deputies made contact with Tabitha L. Drager age 26 of 2419 Mount Reed Blv. Greece N.Y. and Jesus M. Vargas age 39 of 19 Carthage St Rochester. Upon investigation it was learned that they had left their 3  children :  age 11 , age 4 and age 1 in the vehicle and had gone into the casino. Deputies report that drugs and drug paraphernalia  where also found  in the vehicle with the children , and was accessible to them. Deputies report  Both Drager and Vargas  where charged  with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child . Vargas was also charged with Tampering with physical evidence ( E felony )  and Criminal possession of a controlled substance 3rd (Class B felony )  for  unlawfully possessing cocaine with the intent to sell. The children were turned over to family members and Child Protective Services were notified and will be working with the family.   Both where taken to the Seneca County LEC for arraignment at CAP court.

 CR# 19SH07973


DWI / UPM arrest / T Junius

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on August 17, 2019 at 12:30 AM, deputies arrested Kyle L Cook, 31, of 1782 Chase Rd Waterloo NY on State Route 318 in the Town of Junius. Cook was charged with Failure To Use A Turn Signal, Failure to Stop At A Stop Sign, Consumption Of Alcohol In A Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Possession Of Marijuana, Driving While Intoxicated and Driving with .08 of 1% or more. Deputies report that Cook was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Junius Court on Sept 19th 2019 to answer the charges.



Unlawful poss marihuana / speed

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, that on August 17th 2019 at 9:00 PM, deputies arrested Harry W. Hurst, 39, of 26 West Street ,Auburn NY  for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.  Sheriff’s Deputies discovered  that Hurst was in Possession of Marijuana following a traffic stop for Speeding. Hurst was released on an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Town of Tyre Court on September 24, 2019, to answer the charges.


Narcotics Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on August 16, 2019 at approximately 3PM, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Anthony J. Marciano, age 75 of Seneca Falls, NY. Marciano was charged with two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the fifth degree, class D Felonies. It is alleged that Marciano sold Hydrocodone, also known as Vicodin, on several occasions. Marciano was held at the Law Enforcement to await arraignment. Members of the Sheriff’s Office were assisted by the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department.


The Seneca Country Sheriff’s Office reports, on August 14th, 2019 at approximately 2PM, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Erin Riley-Khan, age 35 of Southtown Building Rd., Ovid, NY. Riley-Khan was charged with the following:

Falsifying Business Records in the first degree- Class E Felony
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree- Class A Misdemeanor
Criminal Impersonation in the second degree- Class A Misdemeanor
Fraud and Deceit related to Controlled Substances- Class A Misdemeanor
Resisting Arrest- Class A Misdemeanor

It is alleged that Riley-Khan illegally obtained controlled substances from a pharmacy in Ovid. It is also alleged that while officers were attempting to place her in to custody, she actively resisted arrest. Riley-Khan was arraigned at Cap Court where she was held on $1,000 cash or $2,000 secured bond.

Aggravated Harassment of an Employee by an Inmate

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on August 16, 2019 Investigators arrested a former inmate of the Seneca County Correctional Facility who is now being held at Attica Correctional Facility. Elliot Flores, age 27, was charged with Aggravated Harassment of an Employee by an Inmate, a Class E Felony. It is alleged that on July 4, 2019 Flores intentionally threw urine on the face and body of a male Seneca County Corrections Officer. Flores was arraigned at County Court in Seneca County and subsequently returned to Attica Correctional Facility. He is due back at County Court on a later date.

Stolen Vehicle Recovery and Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on August 8, 2019 at approximately 2:45PM, Investigators arrested Brandon S. Stone, age 31, of 941 Waterloo-Geneva Rd. Lot 27. Stone was charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the third degree, a Class D Felony, and Tampering with Physical Evidence, a Class E Felony. It is alleged that Stone stole a motor vehicle from the state of Indiana. Investigators located the stolen vehicle at his residence where he attempted to conceal it with a tarp and switched license plates. Stone is currently being held at the Law Enforcement Center to await arraignment. Investigators are working with the Greenfield Police Department in Indiana for Stone to be extradited back to Indiana.

car / pedestrian MVA Rt 5 Waterloo

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 08/15/19 at 10:52 PM, Deputies responded the area of 947 Waterloo Geneva Rd in the Town of Waterloo for a one car personal injury accident involving a pedestrian. Upon investigating the accident, Deputies learned that a 2019 Toyota Camry, being driven by Andrew Keenan, age 53, of Myersville  Maryland, was traveling eastbound on Waterloo Geneva Rd  (Rt 5 ) when he struck Benjamin Pardee, age 37, of  895 Waterloo-Geneva Rd  Waterloo, NY. According to Deputies, Keenan does not appear to be at fault as Pardee was standing in the middle of the road when he was struck. Pardee sustained injuries to the head and was flown to Strong Hospital by Lifenet air ambulance , where he is undergoing treatment . No injuries were reported by anyone in the vehicle and the vehicle was towed from the scene. NYSP, Waterloo Police, Waterloo Fire Department and North Seneca Ambulance all assisted at the scene, Deputies report the investigation is ongoing.


DI – Crim Mischief 3rd / Arson 5th

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on August 14th at approximately 0845AM, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 45 year old Andrea M. Minnier of 1288 Hecker Road in the Town of Waterloo following the investigation into a domestic violence incident that was no longer in progress. The arrest stems from an incident where minnier destroyed the personal property valued at over $1000 , belonging to a male victim by dousing the property with gasoline and lighting it on fire in the back yard of a Town of Waterloo residence . Following an investigation, Minnier was charged with one count of Arson in the 5th degree (a class A misdemeanor) and one count of Criminal Mischief on the 3rd degree (a class E Felony). Minnier was held in the Seneca County Correctional Facility  and arraigned at C.A.P. Court , where she was released after a class A order of protection was issued  . Deputies were assisted by members of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Sheriff’s Office. Minnier is to appear in Waterloo Town Court at a later date.



Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is Hiring Corrections Personnel

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is seeking Corrections Officers candidates. This is a real career opportunity that offers great training, good pay and excellent benefits. Full Time Corrections Officers start at 18.14 per hour with a benefits package that includes: medical insurance, retirement and paid time off. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is a fully accredited agency that promotes professionalism and a positive, team atmosphere. Anyone interested in applying can apply at the Seneca County website:


You must be 18 years of age by appointment with a High School Diploma or GED. There are stipends for college degrees. Military service is welcome but not required. A background investigation is conducted prior to appointment. Felony convictions disqualify an applicant but misdemeanor or violation convictions do not automatically preclude appointment.

Full Time Corrections Officers are a Civil Service Position and require the taking of a Civil Service exam. The next exam is September 28th, 2019. The deadline to sign up is August 22nd, 2019. Sign up is via the above portal.

Part time Corrections Officers are also being sought and can work a maximum of 24 hours per week. No exam is required.

Per Diem Registered Nurses to work in the Corrections Medical Division are also being sought. The current rate is 28.43 per hour with flexible hours.