Murder Investigation

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is currently conducting a murder investigation in the Town of Waterloo. At this point, the investigation is ongoing and more details will be released when available. Sheriff Luce can confirm that the victim was the intended target and this was not a random act of violence. Sheriff Luce also reports there should be no further risk to the community and residents should not be alarmed. The Sheriff’s Office is working closely with the Seneca County District Attorney’s Office, Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, and New York State Police. Anyone with information related to the case is encouraged to contact Lt. Thompson at (315) 220-3449.

Petit Larceny/ Criminal Impersonation

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Monday September 26th, 2022 at around 10:30am, Mone Wiggins, age 24 of Webster, NY was arrested by Deputies at the Steuben County Jail on three Arrest Warrants. Two warrants were for Petit Larceny and Criminal Impersonation in the second degree, and the other warrant was for Criminal Impersonation in the second degree. Wiggins was transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await arraignment.


The Seneca County Sheriff’s office reports that on 9/14/22, Deputies responded to the area of State Route 89 and Armitage Road for the report of a truck striking a pole. Upon arrival, Deputies did not locate a driver on scene. Witnesses observed a male with injuries fleeing the scene on foot. A search was conducted by medical staff and the local fire departments but could not locate the subject. The next day, Deputies located the registered owner of the truck, Thomas L Lapp age 37 of Waterloo and issued him several traffic tickets. Lapp is to appear in the T/Tyre on a later date to answer the charges

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Bench Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Monday September 19th, 2022 at around 6:35am, Martin A. Feria-Dominguez, age 24 of 155 Cherry Street Geneva, NY was arrested by Deputies in the Village of Waterloo on an Arrest Warrant for Failure to Appear on the charge of Criminal Impersonation in the second degree. Feria-Dominguez was transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await arraignment.

Suspicious Incidents

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating three suspicious incidents that have occurred in the Towns of Lodi and Ovid over the past week. Sheriff’s Deputies have received three reports of what appears to be glass jars being thrown at moving vehicles by the occupants of an oncoming vehicle. As the vehicles pass each other in opposite directions, the suspects are engaging in the acts. The first two reports occurred on September 14th on Route 414 in the Town of Lodi which resulted in property damage to one vehicle and no damage to the second vehicle. The third report occurred on September 17th on Route 96 in the Town of Ovid which resulted in the driver being injured and his vehicle leaving the roadway. All three incidents occurred in the evening hours after it was dark. Sheriff’s Investigators are actively pursuing leads and are seeking information from the public. If anyone has any information, they are asked to contact Lt. Thompson by phone at (315) 220-3449 or by e-mail at Information may be kept confidential.

Welfare Fraud/Weapon Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on September 14th , 2022, Sheriff’s Investigators arrested David L Brinson, age 59, of 3053 Seneca Blvd., Waterloo, New York. Brinson was arrested on two counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree. During the course of the investigation, Brinson was also found to be in possession of a rifle. Due to his prior felony convictions, he was subsequently charged with Criminal Possession of a Firearm in the 4th degree. Brinson was arraigned at the Centralized Arraignment Court and held on no bail due to his previous felony convictions. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by members of New York State Parole.

Criminal Obstruction of Breathing

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on September 14, 2022 Deputies arrested Lawrence E Wolcott JR, Age 39, of 1773 County House Road Waterloo, NY. Upon investigation Wolcott was charged with Criminal obstruction of breathing a Class “A” Misdemeanor and Harassment 2nd(Violation).

Deputies report that Wolcott allegedly choked a male during a domestic dispute to the point where his breathing was obstructed. Wolcott was held at the Seneca County Correctional facility for arraignment.

Child Passenger Safety Seat Event

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Seneca Falls Police Department, Waterloo Police Department, and the Waterloo Fire Department, will be conducting a Child Passenger Safety Seat check event at the Waterloo Fire Station on September 24, 2022 from 1100 until 1400. This event held at 39 East Water Street in Waterloo will allow parents and caregivers of children ranging from newborn to 8 years old, the opportunity to ensure that their child is traveling safely and their seat is installed and being used properly.
Participants will not need an appointment and should allow 45 minutes for inspection of each seat. Anyone with questions about the event can reach Deputy Rick Youngs at
Funding for the Child Passenger Safety Program and events such as this one, are provided through a grant from the New York State Governors Traffic Safety Committee.

Aggravated Harassment

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on September 12, 2022 at around 3:15 p.m., Deputies responded to the residence of 23 year old Savannah M. Buck at 21 Daniels Street in Seneca Falls and placed her into custody on the charge of Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree. The charge stems from an investigation into an incident where Buck allegedly sent multiple text messages to a victim in the Town of Tyre which contained threatening content. Buck was transported to the Seneca County Jail where she was handed over for processing and arraignment before the Seneca County CAP Court. Buck will be expected to report to the Tyre Town Court at a later date to answer for the charge against her.


The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 9/10/22 at 11:11 AM Deputies responded to the are of 455 Waterloo Geneva Rd for several reports of a vehicle that crashed into a utility pole. Deputies state David L. Brinson, age 59 of Waterloo, was operating his vehicle westbound on Waterloo Geneva Rd when he proceeded off the roadway striking a pole on the northside of the road. Mr. Brinson told first responders on scene that he fell asleep while driving causing him to go off the roadway. Mr. Brinson was transported to Geneva General Hospital for minor injuries. Waterloo Geneva Rd was shut down between East Ave and Packwood Rd for several hours while NYSEG repaired the utility pole. SCSO was assisted on scene by NYSP, BCFD, NSA, NYSEG and E911.