The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on December 4th, 2019, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Shannon M. Markel, age 30, and Florencio L. Alicea, age 34. Markel and Alicea were both charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 4th degree, Class C Felonies, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th degree, Class D Felonies. Markel was charged with an additional count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree, a Class A Misdemeanor. It is alleged that Markel and Alicea sold buprenorphine (Suboxone) to another person. At the time of Markel’s arrest, it is alleged that she was in possession of a quantity of suspected Fentanyl. Both were held at the Law Enforcement Center to await arraignment at CAP Court.
THE SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE REPORTS ON 12/2/19 AROUND 7:35 AM DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO STATE ROUTE 318, IN THE AREA OF GRAVEL RD Seneca Falls , FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES. DEPUTIES REPORT AN ARC BUS, OPERATED BY DALE E. LAISE age 56 OF FARMINGTON NY , WAS EAST BOUND ON STATE ROUTE 318 WHEN THE OPERATOR LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE DUE TO THE SLICK SNOW COVERED ROAD CONDITIONS. THE BUS BEGAN TO SKID, SPUN 180 DEGREES AND ENTERED THE SOUTH SIDE DITCH BEFORE COMING TO REST ON ITS LEFT SIDE. THE BUS WAS CARRYING ONE PASSENGER WHO INITIALLY REPORTED ARM PAIN. BOTH THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER WERE TREATED AT THE SCENE BY NORTH SENECA AMBULANCE . THE BUS WAS TOWED FROM THE SCENE . DEPUTIES WERE ASSISTED ON SCENE BY SENECA FALLS POLICE DEPT, MAGEE FIRE DEPT AND NORTH SENECA AMBULANCE. NO TICKETS WERE ISSUED DURING THE INCIDENT
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 11/27/2019 at about 11:40 AM , Deputies responded to a two car personal injury crash at the intersection of State Rt 414 and State Rt 96 in the Town of Romulus. Upon investigating it was learned that Gabrielle E. Bloise Age 20 of 34 Devonshire Way Clifton Park NY failed to yield that right of way at the intersection of State Rt 414 and State Rt 96. Her vehicle collided with a vehicle driven by Sheila T. Lutz Age 66 of Log City Road in Romulus. Lutz sustained no injuries form the incident. Bloise was treated for the complaint of face and head pain on scene by South Seneca Ambulance . Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene. Bloise was issued a UTT by Deputies for failure to yield the right of way and is to appear in the Town of Romulus Court at a later date and time.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on November 28th 2019 at 8:12 PM, Seneca County Deputies arrested Thomas P Palmer age 48, of 8436 Brokaw Road Interlaken, NY. He was charged with Harassment 2nd (violation) and Endangering the welfare of a child (Class A Misdemeanor). The arrest stems from a physical altercation where it is alleged that Palmer struck another male while holding a 3 month old child. The child was not hurt due to the incident. Deputies report that Palmer was transferred to the Seneca County Correctional facility where he was arraigned at CAP court, and released to appear in the Town of Covert Court on Dec 18th.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on November 15th, 2019, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Mark M. Mazzoli, age 56 of Seneca Falls, New York. Mazzoli was charged with one count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the third degree and one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree, both class B Felonies. On November 20th, 2019 members of the Narcotics Unit also charged Felicia F. Cesarini, age 56 of Seneca Falls, New York with one count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the third degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree, Class B Felonies. It is alleged that Mazzoli and Cesarini sold Oxycodone to another person in October of 2019 while in the Village of Waterloo. Both Mazoli and Cesarini have been released on their own recognizance and are due back in court at a later date.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on November 16th , 2019 at about 06:30 PM, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Robert J Lavancher,51 , of 7030 State Route 96 Ovid Ny. Deputies report Lavancher was traveling South bound on State Route 414 in the Town of Romulus while operating operating a 2006 Ford F150 pickup truck and crossed into oncoming traffic striking a 2016 Jeep Compass operated by Rebbeca B Delong, 30, of Romulus NY. Delong suffered minor injuries and was transported to Geneva General Hospital by South Seneca Ambulance for treatment. Lavancher had left the scene and was located a short time later. Upon further investigation Lavancher was charged with Felony DWI, Felony Aggravated DWI, Felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operator in the 1st Degree, Operating without an Interlock Device, Failure to Keep Right and Leaving the Scene of A Personal Injury Accident. Both vehicles suffered extensive damage and were towed from the scene. Lavancher was turned over to corrections to await CAP court arraignment.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on November 16, 2019 at 12:40 AM, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Arthur E. Johnson IV, 37, of 2831 Stout Road, Ovid NY on Townsend Road in the Town of Lodi. Deputies report that Johnson was traveling West bound on Townsend Road when he left the North shoulder of the roadway and struck a parked vehicle. The impact from the crash caused the parked vehicle to strike a third parked vehicle. Two vehicles suffered extensive damage and were towed from the scene, the third vehicle sustained minor damage. After responding to the scene and upon further investigation , Johnson was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with a BAC of .08% or more, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 1st degree, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, and Moving from Lane Unsafely. Johnson was arraigned and committed to the correctional facility to await CAP court.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on November 15, 2019 at 01:40 AM, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Cody J. Calabrese, 22, of 147 Glasgow Street, Clyde NY. Deputies report Calabrese was observed at a high rate of speed on State Route 414 in the Town of Junius. After stopping the vehicle and upon further investigation , Calabrese was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with a BAC of .08% or more, and Speeding over 55 mph. Calabrese was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Junius Court on December 3, 2019 to answer the charges.
SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR OCTOBER
2019 LAW ENFORCEMENT: Total Calls For Service: 1084
Total Arrests: 67
D.H.S. Fraud Cases: 15; Yearly Total Cost Recouped: $165,736.54
NARCO: Total new drug cases: 5 Total arrests: 5
CORRECTIONS: Average Number of Inmates: 68 Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $59,206.48; Yearly Total: $445,365.46
CIVIL: Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 32 Total Income Executions: 31 Total Evictions: 3
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH:
October 14th, 2019: Deputies apprehended a suspect after a foot chase in Border City. The suspect had been allegedly throwing rocks through a local business’s window.
October 21st, 2019: NARCO apprehended a suspect for allegedly selling and possessing crack cocaine in the Town of Seneca Falls.
October 26th, 2019: A house fire totally destroyed a residence in the Town of Romulus. The occupants safely escaped the blaze.
October 29th, 2019: Investigators arrested a suspect in Waterloo for several felonies relating to Welfare Fraud. The D.H.S. Fraud unit is continuing to work jointly with the State Inspector General’s Office on Welfare Fraud and Workman’s Compensation Fraud.
October 31st, 2019: Investigators charged two suspects in a Grand Larceny case from the Town of Varick. Over $2500 was stolen.
Sheriff W. Timothy Luce
Undersheriff John Cleere
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on November 9th , 2019 at about 05:00 AM, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Bryce W Burkett, 22, of 1081 State Route 318 Waterloo NY. Deputies report Burkett was traveling east on State Route 318 in the Town of Junius when he left the south shoulder of the roadway damaging signs, striking a culvert and came to rest after travelling down an embankment. Burkett’s vehicle suffered extensive damage and was towed from the scene .
Deputies report Burkett had left the scene of the accident and was later located at a nearby Town of Junius residence. Upon further investigation Burkett was charged with: Felony Driving While Intoxicated, Felony Driving with a BAC of .08% or more, Felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operator in The First Degree, Crossing Hazardous Markings and Leaving The Scene Of A Property Damage Accident. Burkett was transported to the Seneca County Correctional facility and arraigned at CAP court and released to appear in Junius Town Court at a later date.