Monthly Snapshot




Total Calls For Service: 1056

Total Arrests: 61

D.H.S. Fraud Cases: 16; Yearly Total Cost Recouped: $133,179.54


Total new drug cases: 9

Total arrests: 10


Average Number of Inmates: 56

Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $49,612.54; Yearly Total: $334,199.46


Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 28

Total Income Executions: 22

Total Evictions: 2 


August 8th, 2019: Investigators located a stolen car in Waterloo and charged the thief.

August 11th, 2019: Deputies responded to a Domestic Violence Incident in Fayette where a victim was strangled and struck. The suspect was apprehended and charged.

August 14th, 2019: A Domestic Violence Incident in Waterloo resulted in deputies charging a suspect with arson. The suspect had doused personal property with gasoline and ignited it.

August 14th, 2019: Investigators apprehended a suspect for fraudulently obtaining narcotic medication from a pharmacy in Ovid.

August 16th, 2019: NARCO charged a suspect for selling Hydrocodone in Seneca Falls.

August 16th, 2018: An inmate was charged after throwing urine in a Corrections Officer’s face.

08/18/2019: A suspect was charged for possessing cocaine for sale after leaving young children unattended at the Del Lago casino in Tyre.

08/23/2019: A missing 81 year old and 5 year old reported missing were recovered about 12 hours later at May’s Point in the Town of Tyre. Both tragically drowned in the Clyde River.

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere

Warrant Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested, Carly R. Price, age 22, of Geneva, NY. Price was wanted out of the City of Geneva Police Department on a warrant for Failure to Appear on an original charge of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree. Price was observed walking in the Village of Waterloo and placed in to custody. Custody was transferred to members of the Geneva Police Department. Investigators were assisted by the Waterloo Police Department.

Narcotics Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on September 4th, 2019 at 1130AM, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Jamal E. Limner, age 20, of Romulus, NY. It is alleged that Limner sold quantities of Adderal, Lyrica, and Ecstacy at a residence in the Town of Romulus where two young children reside. Limner was charged with two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the fifth degree, Class D Felonies and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Limner was held at the Law Enforcement Center to await arraignment at CAP Court. Child Protective Services were notified and are working closely with investigators.

DWAI drugs / PD MVA T/Waterloo

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 08/31/2019 at approximately 09:30 am Deputies responded to the area of 947 Waterloo Geneva Road  ( Rt 5 in the Town of Waterloo ) for the report of a property damage accident in which a vehicle had struck several mail boxes.  Upon arrival , Deputies found the operator : James T. Dickey  42 ,of 3232 Stacey Road, Waterloo NY  was operating with a suspended license. Upon further investigation  Dickey was found to be impaired by drugs.  Dickey was charged with  DWAI drugs, Aggravated Unlicensed Operator 3rd, Unlicensed operator, and driving across a hazardous marking. Dickey was arraigned at the CAP court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility  on $500 cash / $1000 bail bond. Deputies report the investigation is continuing


DWI arrest Town of Tyre

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on August 31, 2019 at 10:30pm, Deputies arrested David J. Nesbitt, 56, of 122 S Seward Ave #1, Auburn NY  on State Route 318 in the Town of Tyre. Nesbitt was charged with Driving while Intoxicated, Driving with .08% of 1% or more, and Speeding. Nesbitt was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Tyre Court on October 8, 2019 to answer the charges.




DI T/Fayette Endanger welfare child / Har 2nd

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on August 26th at approximately 9:30pm, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 50 year old Dana R. Tracy III of 2819 Miller Rd. Waterloo,  in the Town of Fayette following a domestic dispute at that address. Deputies report that Tracy shoved a 16yo in the chest/neck until he fell into a recliner chair following a verbal altercation. After investigation, Deputies charged Tracy with one count of endangering the welfare of a child (a class A misdemeanor), and one count of harassment in the 2nd degree (a violation). Tracy was held at the correctional facility where he  was arraigned at C.A.P. court and committed on $100 cash / $200 bail bond.



one car PIMVA Ovid

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 08/26/19 at 07:42 AM, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to one car personal injury crash that occurred at the intersection of Co Rd 138 and State Rt. 89 in the Town of  Ovid.  Upon investigating the accident, Deputies learned that A vehicle operated by Ashley N. Head Age 30 of 1875 State Rt 5  Seneca Falls  was east bound on CO RD 138 and claimed as a result of glare from the sun  had driven through a stop sign . Head  then hit a sign post and drove through the yard of 7035 State Rt 89. Her vehicle then drove off a roughly twenty foot high embankment. The vehicle continued in the air for approximately seventy five feet before hitting a tree about three feet off the ground. Head  was transported from the scene by South Seneca Ambulance and taken to Auburn Memorial Hospital with the complaint of back pain. Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Ovid Fire Department.  The investigation is continuing


Drowning – Mays Point Town of Tyre

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Fri 8/23/19 at about 9pm  Deputies responded to a missing person complaint .  Deputies were alerted when 2 individuals failed to return from a fishing trip. When Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene at an area off of South Mays Point Road in the Town of Tyre , they found the vehicle , personal property and fishing equipment .  Deputies and investigators  conducted a search of the area and found personal items in the water as well. The Sheriff’s K9 unit was on scene and the NYSP Helicopter assisted with an aerial search .   Sheriff Tim Luce  suspended the search after 11pm and resumed the search early this morning utilizing the Sheriff’s Office Dive team.  Sheriff Luce reports that shortly before 9am this morning , divers recovered the bodies of Christoph Jones age 5 of 48 North Fulton St Auburn NY , and Essie M Hall age 81 of Rt 90 Cayuga NY .  Deputies report that Hall was a close family friend who enjoyed spending time with Christoph and taking him fishing . Both were pronounced dead at the scene by Seneca County Coroner Wade Morabito .  Investigators believe that the pair slipped off the bank into the water , no foul play is suspected but the case remains under investigation. Deputies were assisted by the NYSP , Auburn PD and the canal corporation.


Unattended children -Endangering welfare of child / Crim Poss cont sub 3rd T/Tyre

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on  08/18/2019 at 06:30 am Deputies responded  to the   Del Lago Casino in the Town of Tyre  for the report of children left unattended in a vehicle.  Upon arrival Deputies made contact with Tabitha L. Drager age 26 of 2419 Mount Reed Blv. Greece N.Y. and Jesus M. Vargas age 39 of 19 Carthage St Rochester. Upon investigation it was learned that they had left their 3  children :  age 11 , age 4 and age 1 in the vehicle and had gone into the casino. Deputies report that drugs and drug paraphernalia  where also found  in the vehicle with the children , and was accessible to them. Deputies report  Both Drager and Vargas  where charged  with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child . Vargas was also charged with Tampering with physical evidence ( E felony )  and Criminal possession of a controlled substance 3rd (Class B felony )  for  unlawfully possessing cocaine with the intent to sell. The children were turned over to family members and Child Protective Services were notified and will be working with the family.   Both where taken to the Seneca County LEC for arraignment at CAP court.

 CR# 19SH07973


DWI / UPM arrest / T Junius

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on August 17, 2019 at 12:30 AM, deputies arrested Kyle L Cook, 31, of 1782 Chase Rd Waterloo NY on State Route 318 in the Town of Junius. Cook was charged with Failure To Use A Turn Signal, Failure to Stop At A Stop Sign, Consumption Of Alcohol In A Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Possession Of Marijuana, Driving While Intoxicated and Driving with .08 of 1% or more. Deputies report that Cook was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Junius Court on Sept 19th 2019 to answer the charges.