DWI Town of Ovid

On September 19th, 2019 the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that a traffic stop in the Town of Ovid resulted in a DWI arrest. Deputies report that at around 10:20pm Pamela J. Washak, 53 years old, of 2 Nancy Drive in the Village of Waterloo, was stopped for speeding on State Route 96 in the Town of Ovid. Upon further investigation it was determined that Washak was driving while intoxicated. When Deputies attempted to place Washak in custody she resisted arrest, and had to be forcibly taken into custody. Washak was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Intoxicated with .08% BAC, Open Container, Speed over 55mph, and Resisting arrest. Washak was processed and released with appearance tickets to a third party. Washak is to appear in the Town of Ovid Court on October 15th, at 10:00 am to answer to the charges. CR#19SH09133

DWI Town of Romulus

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Sept 8th at about 8pm , Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Marlene Hamilton 62  of Interlaken N.Y. after a traffic stop on RTE 96A in the Town of Romulus. Deputies report they observed Hamilton operating her vehicle at a high rate of speed south bound after failing to yield at a yield sign and failing to maintain her lane.  Sheriff’s Deputies noticed Hamilton had an open container of an alcoholic beverage and was found to be driving while intoxicated. A previous conviction within ten years makes this a felony charge. Deputies issued Hamilton tickets for failure to keep right , failure to yield at a yield sign, speed over state limit , consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle and DWI .  All charges will be answered at Town of Romulus Court on October 25, 2019 at 10am.


Child Safety Seat Check Event – (Thurs 9-26-19 SF Wal-Mart)

   The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the New York State Governors Highway Traffic Safety Committee are hosting a Child Safety Seat Technician Certification Course in Waterloo next week.    As the final requirement of the class, a Child Safety Seat Check Event will be held on Thurs Sept 26 th at the Wal-Mart in Seneca Falls near the Automotive area off of North Road from 1000 am to 1 pm.  Participants in the class, including members of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, Waterloo PD, Seneca Falls PD, Geneva PD and Oneida County Sheriff’s Office will be on hand to inspect safety seats during this time.  Sheriff Tim Luce reports that many child seats are not properly installed , and urges the public to stop in to this free event and have your child’s car seats inspected by a trained technician .





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