Sex Abuse Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 2/13/19 at about 6pm, the Criminal Investigations Division arrested Scott P. Davis, age 29, of 1390 Middle Blackbrook Rd., Seneca Falls N.Y., following an extensive and lengthy investigation spanning 6 months into alleged sexual abuse. Investigators say that that the arrest of Davis is the second in a matter of months.

As previously reported, Davis was arrested on 12/19/18 for charges of Rape in the 2nd degree, Criminal Sexual Act in the 2nd degree, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The Rape in the 2nd degree and Criminal Sexual Act in the 2nd degree charges are from a second victim who was 13 years old at the time. These crimes occurred between 2010 and 2012.

Investigators report that the newest round of charges against Davis are Predatory Sexual Assault of a Child (class A-II felony), 2 counts each of Criminal Sex Act in the 1st degree (class B felony), Rape in the 1st degree (class B felony), and Sexual Abuse in the 1st degree (class D Felony). These charges allege that Davis subjected a child under the age of eleven to sexual contact on multiple occasions in the Town of Tyre. The charges are alleged to have occurred in late 2017 into early 2018.

Throughout the course of the investigation, Investigators followed up on numerous leads, interviewed several witnesses and potential victims in the Seneca County area which resulted in identifying an additional victim that resulted with the crimes charged on 12/19/18. Investigators were assisted by the Wayne Co. Sheriff’s Office and the Seneca Falls Police Dept.
Davis was arraigned in the Seneca County Centralized Arraignment Court on 2/13/19 at 7pm. Davis was held without bail due to the severity of the charges.  Davis is to reappear in the Seneca County Court at a later date.

Investigators believe that there may be additional victims and ask anyone who has information related to the investigation into Davis to call Inv. John Nesbit at 315-220-3442.

Family Court Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, that on February 13th 2019 at 11:30 PM, Deputies arrested Derek K Waltz, 44, of 37 Stevens St Clifton Spring NY, for a Warrant issued from the Seneca County Family Court for Failure To Appear For Court Proceedings. Waltz was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility awaiting arraignment.   18SH09071

Fugitive from Justice Arrest

On February 12, 2019, at about 11:00am, Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Maria V. Castro, age 31, of 350 Waterloo-Geneva Road, Apartment 6, Waterloo, New York, as a Fugitive from Justice.  Castro is currently remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on other matters and is currently wanted by the FBI for Distribution of Controlled Substances in Puerto Rico.  Castro was arraigned in the Seneca County Centralized Arraignment Court and remanded back to the Correctional Facility without bail.  Castro will be turned over to the FBI at a later date.

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TRAVEL ADVISORY

Seneca County Sheriff Luce has set a travel advisory for Seneca County to last until Midnight tonight.  The roads are snow covered and slippery but passable at this time. Winds will pick up later causing drifting with freezing rain around 3:00 P.M. The Sheriff asks for no unnecessary travel until Wednesday morning.  Please remember if you have to travel to make sure your vehicle is in good repair and you have extra clothing and emergency supplies in case you get stuck or break down. Deputies and highway workers will continue to monitor the road conditions and update when needed.

Monthly Snapshot for January 2019

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR JANUARY 2019

LAW ENFORCEMENT: 

Total Calls For Service: 1151

Total Arrests: 62

NARCO: 

Total new drug cases: 7

Total arrests: 1

CORRECTIONS:

Average Number of Inmates: 57

Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $36,520.38; Yearly Total: $36,520.38

CIVIL: 

Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 43

Total Income Executions: 31

Total Evictions: 7 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH: 

January 4th, 2019: The Sheriff’s Office annual awards ceremony was held. Investigator Mike Strohm was honored as Officer of the Year.

January 8th, 2019: Deputies responded to a fatal motor vehicle accident on Route 96 in Romulus.

January 14th, 2019: Investigations charged 2 suspects with Grand Larceny and Identity Theft in the Town of Waterloo.

January 15th, 2019: Deputies arrested a man for possessing cocaine in the Town of Tyre.

January 18th, 2019: An inmate was charged with felony assault for attacking a Corrections Officer.

January 19th, 2019: Several Deputies and Corrections Officers were detailed to Seneca Falls to assist with the Women’s March.

January 21st, 2019: Investigators responded to Brooklyn N.Y. to apprehend a suspect on a Grand Larceny and Fraud case from the Outlet Center in the Town of Junius.

January 23rd, 2019: The D.A.R.E program at the Hillside Children’s Center in the Town of Varick was concluded. Ten students completed the program.

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere

Criminal Contempt 1st / Agg Family Offense

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 02/10/2019 at approximately 4:00 am, Deputies arrested Davonne R. Simeon, 27, of Ithaca, NY for Criminal Contempt in the 1st Degree and Aggravated Family Offense. The arrest stems from a Welfare Check at the victims residence where it is alleged that Simeon violated a Class A Order of Protection by being at the protected party’s residence. Simeon was arraigned at the Centralized Arraignment Court and committed on $1000 cash /$2000 bail bond and is to appear at Town Romulus Court at a later date.

 

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Bench Warrant arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 02/07/2019 at 01:44pm   Deputies arrested Marcus A. Scott age 19 of   6 Hawley St, NY on a Bench Warrant for failure to appear on charges of petit larceny, conspiracy and trespass out of the Town of Romulus.  Scott is to appear in Romulus at a later date and time.

 

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warrant – violation of probation

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on February 6th 2019 at 01:30 AM Deputies arrested Adolphus Nelson III, 43, of 45 Richmond Ave Apt 16 Buffalo NY for a Violation of Probation Warrant on the original charge of Felony Driving While Intoxicated and Felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 1st Degree.  Deputies report Nelson was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility awaiting arraignment.        18SH00925

Narcotics Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on February 6th, 2019, members of the Narcotics Unit aided by members of the Criminal Investigation Division, Road Patrol Division, New York State Police, and Seneca Falls Police Department executed a search warrant at 25 Peterman Road, Apartment B-2, in the Town of Seneca Falls. As a result of the ongoing investigation and search warrant execution, Sheriff’s Investigators charged William F. London, age 21, and Yritza Cendeno, age 21, both of that address, with multiple crimes.

London was charged with:

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (two counts), Class B Felonies
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (two counts), Class B Felonies Criminal Nuisance in the First Degree, a Class E Felony
Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor

Cendeno was charged with:

Criminal Nuisance in the First Degree, a Class E Felony
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor

It is alleged that London sold crack cocaine in the Town of Seneca Falls on at least two occasions. The search warrant resulted in the discovery of a quantity of United States Currency, a quantity of crack cocaine, packaging material commonly used to package illicit drugs, and a digital scale. Both London and Cendeno are being held at the Seneca County Correctional Facility awaiting arraignment in the Seneca County Centralized Arraignment Court.

 

(Cendeno is pictured at the top / London is pictured at the bottom)

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Welfare Fraud Arrest

On February 1, 2019, at about 3:00pm, Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Erik M. Suess, age 47, of 4093 West Seneca Road, Trumansburg, New York, following a Welfare Fraud investigation. It is alleged that Suess failed to disclose household income in September of 2018 while receiving monetary benefits from Seneca County. Suess was charged with Welfare Fraud in the Fifth Degree and Misuse of Food Stamps. Suess was issued appearance tickets and is to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on February 6th 2019 at 5:00pm.

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