Underage party arrests

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office report that on 2/16/2019 at approximately 11:40 pm, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of  52 Border City Road in the T/Waterloo for the report of a large underage party.  Upon arrival Deputies spoke with Qwinasia A. Grady age 20 of 4 Martin Luther King Drive Geneva who stated that she put the party together and posted it  on Face book.  Upon arrival Deputies observed a large gathering of people in the back of the residence in a garage .  Deputies report that individuals from Rochester and Syracuse that didn’t even know any of the local people had showed up for the party . All parties were told to disperse and drivers were checked for intoxication. After further investigation, Grady and Aisha Malave age 19 of 66 Madison Street Geneva were charged with  Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. Grady’s Aunt  ; Trisha A. Golden of 52 Border City Road was also issued an appearance ticket for a violation of the Seneca County Social Host Law . All parties are due in the T/Waterloo court on a later date to answer the charges


Domestic incident arrest – Criminal Mischief 4th / Trespass

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 2/19/2019 at approximately 10:08PM, Deputies responded to the area of Wagner trailer park in the Town of Waterloo for the report of a domestic incident in progress. While in route to the scene, Deputies were advised that the subject in question fled the scene in a motor vehicle and had crashed. Deputies arrived on scene of the crash and took Archie Taylor Jr  age 22 of  48 Herbert St Geneva NY   into custody. After further investigation Deputies discovered that Taylor arrived at a residence in the trailer park and attempted to break down the door. Taylor was charged with two counts of Trespassing and one count of Criminal Mischief in the 4th degree for damaging the door frame. Taylor was committed to the Seneca County LEC where he arraigned in the CAP court.

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DWI arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff”s Office reports that on February 18th 2019 at 12:00 AM Deputies arrested Garrett A Jay, 34, of 8306 Main St Interlaken NY on County Rd 129 in the Town of Ovid for Driving While Intoxicated, Refusal To Submit To A Breath Screen Device and Failure to Keep Right. Jay was arraigned in the CAP court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $500 cash bail $1,000 secured bond. Jay is to reappear in the Town of Ovid Court at a later to answer the  charges.   

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Trespass arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of James Samuel Miller age 22, of 45 Lincoln Ave  Pittsford, NY for trespassing on 02-17-2019 at about 1244 am. Deputies report  the charges stem from an incident where Miller was banned from the Del Lago Casino in Tyre .  After being banned earlier in the night, Miller returned and again tried to make entry knowing that he was not to be on the property. Miller was charged with Trespassing and arraigned at CAP Court, where he was ROR’d. Miller is to appear in the Town of Tyre Court at a later date to answer the charge. 

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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.



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




Total Calls For Service: 1151

Total Arrests: 62


Total new drug cases: 7

Total arrests: 1


Average Number of Inmates: 57

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


Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 43

Total Income Executions: 31

Total Evictions: 7 


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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