Narcotics Arrests

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.

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2 car PI MVA leaving scene / DWI / Agg DWI Felony AUO 1st / Town of Romulus

   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.

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DWI / AUO 1st / PDMVA Town of Lodi

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.

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DWI Town of Junius

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.

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Monthly Snapshot for October

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

MVA / DWI Town of Junius

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.

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DWI arrest Town of Junius

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on November 2nd, 2019 at 03:00 AM, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Nathan C McLaggan, 28, of 144 Border City Rd Geneva  NY. Deputies report McLaggan was observed at a high rate of speed on State Route 318 in the Town of Junius. After stopping the vehicle and upon further investigation, McLaggan was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with a BAC of .08% or more, and Speeding. McLaggan was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Junius Court on December 3, 2019 to answer the charges.   

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Welfare Fraud Arrest

On November 8, 2019, at about 12:00pm, Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Dennis J. Zwick, age 42, of 28 Auburn Road, Apartment D2, Seneca Falls, New York, on charges of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, a Class E Felony, and Welfare Fraud in the Fifth Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor. The charges stem from an investigation where Zwick allegedly filed a false application and received monetary benefits from Seneca County that he was not entitled to. Zwick was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Waterloo Village Court on December 4, 2019 at 5pm.

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Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on October 28th, 2019 at approximately 10AM, Investigators arrested Casty O. Rodriguez, age 34, of Seneca Falls, New York. Rodriguez was charged with one count of Criminal Contempt in the second degree. It is alleged that Rodriguez was in the presence of a female in which there was a class “A” order of protection between the two parties. Rodriguez was arraigned at CAP Court where he is being held on bail.

Grand Larceny Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two individuals following the investigation into a larceny complaint. Investigators arrested Kathryn M Covey, age 22 of 5408 State Route 96A Varick, NY, and Stephen R Graham, age 21 of 959 County Rd 9 Victor, NY. Each were charged with Grand Larceny 4th, a Class E Felony, and Conspiracy 5th, a Class A Misdemeanor. It is alleged that between the dates of February 2019 and August 2019 the two made several online purchases with a debit card they were not authorized to use. The owner of the debit card, a female Varick resident, sustained loss in excess of $2,500. Covey and Graham were issued appearance tickets and are scheduled to appear at the Varick Town Court on November 13, 2019 to answer the charges.

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