Monthly Snapshot

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR JULY 2020

LAW ENFORCEMENT: Total Calls For Service: 1264 Total Arrests: 71

D.H.S. Fraud Cases: 24; Yearly Total Cost Recouped: $92,818.48

NARCO:

Total new drug cases: 8 Total arrests: 19

CORRECTIONS: Average Number of Inmates: 39 Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $43,566.52; Yearly Total: $262,543.54

CIVIL: Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 27 Total Income Executions: 11 Total Evictions: 0

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH:

July 1st, 2020: Deputies responded to a Domestic Violence Incident in Ovid that involved a victim being strangled and restrained. The suspect was armed with a long gun. Deputies apprehended the suspect without incident.

July 4th, 2020: Deputies responded to a Domestic Violence Incident in the Town of Waterloo. It was alleged that a woman was being held against her will. An arrest was made without incident.

July 6th, 2020: NARCO charged a suspect for allegedly possessing cocaine and allowing drug sales from their residence.

July 7th, 2020: Investigators solved a residential burglary in Junius and arrested the suspect. July 15th, 2020: Investigators solved a Grand Larceny in the Fayette and recovered over $30,000 in stolen property.

July 17th, 2020: A level 3 registered sex offender was found and arrested in the Town of Romulus after allegedly not reporting their address change.

July 2020: NARCO charged 4 suspects over several dates on numerous drug charges committed throughout Seneca County. Prescription drugs, cocaine and methamphetamine were involved.

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere

Endangering Welfare child Town of Romulus

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on August 3, 2020 at 6:05 PM, Seneca County Deputies arrested Sarah B Vanorden-Morrow age 40,of  6762 Log City Road Ovid, NY. She was charged with endangering the welfare of a child (Class A Misdemeanor). This arrest stems from an incident that occurred on August 3, 2020 at 6762 Log City Road in the Town of Romulus. It is alleged that a 3 year old child was left unsupervised for a period of time without being checked on by a guardian. Vanorden-Morrow was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Town of Romulus Court at a later date to answer the charge.

CR# 20SH08213 

Criminal Mischief 3rd arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 07/28/2020 at 9:15 P.M. Deputies arrested Wanya A. King, age 19, of Geneva, for Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Tampering in the 3rd Degree. The incident stems from a report of a dispute at 52 Border City Road. While investigating the incident King was found to have damaged property valued at the amount of $400.00 dollars. King was arraigned at the Seneca County Centralized arraignment court and released on his own recognizance, and is to appear in the  Town of Waterloo Court at a later date.

CR# 20SH07980

Skydiving accident Town of Ovid

On July 26th, 2020 the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that they responded to the Ovid Airport for  a sky diving accident.  Deputies report that Alisa L. Tripp age 56 of Bunker Hill West Virginia  had parachuted out of a plane but had a hard  landing, breaking both of her legs.  Sheriff’s Deputies and members of South Seneca Ambulance, rendered emergency first aid  at the scene. Tripp was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital by Mercy Flight Air Ambulance , where she continues to be treated for her injuries and remains in stable condition. Deputies were assisted on scene by Ovid and Lodi Fire Department.

CR#20SH07905

Drug Arrests

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, members of the Narcotics Unit made the following arrests:

Rebecca E. Hackney, age 34, of Seneca Falls, NY. Hackney was charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the fourth degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the fifth degree. It is alleged that Hackney sold a quantity of Suboxone while in the Town of Seneca Falls. Hackney was released on appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Seneca Falls Court at a later date. Investigators were assisted by the Seneca Falls Police Department.

Justin R. Bluto, age 34, of Waterloo, NY. Bluto was charged with three counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled substance in the third degree, Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the third degree, two counts of Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the first degree and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana in the second degree. It is alleged that Bluto sold cocaine while in the Town of Seneca Falls. It is also alleged that Bluto possessed nearly an ounce of cocaine and marihuana at his residence in the Village of Waterloo where two children were residing. Bluto was released on appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Seneca Falls Court and Village of Waterloo Court at later dates. Investigators were assisted by the Seneca Falls Police Department.

Alicia A. Wright, age 33, of Waterloo, NY. Wright was charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the second degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled substance in the third degree, and two counts of Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the first degree. It is alleged that Wright sold over a half ounce of methamphetamine at her residence where two children were residing. Three separate search warrants were conducted and $10,000 cash, along with nearly four ounces of methamphetamine were recovered. Investigators were assisted by members of the Ontario County Drug Task Force and Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

A 17 year old male from Ovid was arrested and charged with Burglary in the third degree, Criminal Mischief in the second degree and Grand Larceny in the fourth degree. It is alleged that the male entered a greenhouse, stole and damaged numerous hemp plants. The male was arrested and referred to the Youth Part of Seneca County Court. He is scheduled to appear at a later date.

Welfare Fraud Arrest

On July 27, 2020, at about 1:10pm, Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Taneisha N. Brooks, age 38, of 41 Church Street, Apartment F4, Waterloo, New York, on a charge of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, a Class E Felony. The charge stems from an investigation where Brooks allegedly failed to disclose household income while receiving monetary benefits from Seneca County. Brooks was released on an appearance ticket to appear in the Waterloo Village Court on September 16, 2020 at 5pm.

20SH07684

Sex Offender Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on July 17, 2020 Investigators arrested Robert J Giggetts, age 58 of 37 Ovid St Seneca Falls, for violating New York State Sex offender requirements. Giggetts, who is a registered sex offender in New York State, failed to notify law enforcement and the NYS Sex Offender Registry of a change to his address, within the allotted time required by law. Giggetts was charged with Failure to Report Change of Address/Status within 10 days. He was released on an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear at the Romulus Town Court on August 28, 2020 to answer the charge.

DWI arrest Town of Tyre

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 07-18-2020 ,Deputies received a traffic complaint of an erratic driver East Bound on the  NYS Thruway. Deputies located the vehicle at the Petro Gas Station just off Exit 41. Upon further investigation , Leita C. King, 54 , of Farmington New York was found to be the operator of the reported vehicle. King was arrested for Driving while Intoxicated, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, and Consuming Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle. King was released on appearance tickets to a sober third party and is to appear in the Town of Tyre Court on August 25th, 2020 at 1:30pm to answer to the charges. CR#20SH07585

DWI arrest Town of Varick

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on July 11th 2020 at 05:35 PM, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Ryan N Boak, 25, of 2 Village Parkway Manchester, NY, on Kings Corners Road Town of Varick. Deputies report Boak was in a motor vehicle accident where he drove his vehicle into a utility pole and came to rest in a ditch. During the investigation he was found to be intoxicated. Boak was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with .08 of 1% or more, and Failure to Keep Right. Boak was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Varick  Court on August 26th 2020 to answer the charges.

CR# 20SH07264

Grand Larceny Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on July 15th, 2020, at about 7:30am, Investigators charged Brian S. Cuatt, age 29, of Wolcott, NY, on a charge of Grand Larceny in the third degree. Cuatt was taken into custody on the evening of July 14th on a felony arrest warrant related to the grand larceny charge by Sheriff’s Deputies and Seneca Falls Police Officers after they located him operating a motor vehicle in the Town of Seneca Falls. After he was taken into custody,  Cuatt was found to be in possession of a quantity of suboxone and was operating the motor vehicle on a suspended driver’s license. Subsequently, Cuatt was further charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree, two counts of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the second degree, and a Warrant for Violation of Parole. The original grand larceny charge stems from incidents on the nights of May 28th and May 29th, 2020, where Cuatt allegedly stole four jet skis and two trailers valued at approximately $30,000 from a business in the Town of Fayette. Sheriff’s Investigators were able to locate and recover all stolen property related to the case in various locations in Wayne and Cayuga Counties. Throughout the course of the investigation and ultimate arrest of Cuatt, Sheriff’s Investigators were assisted by the following agencies: Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office, Seneca Falls Police Department, Auburn Police Department, New York State Police, and New York State Parole. Sheriff’s Investigators also report that further charges are pending against individuals who illegally possessed the stolen property and the case remains under investigation.

Cuatt was arraigned in the Seneca County Centralized Arraignment Court and was remanded without bail. Cuatt is to reappear in the Town of Fayette Court on July 17, 2020 at 12pm.