Seneca County Sheriff Jack S. Stenberg
Seneca County Sheriff
Jack S. Stenberg

Seneca County Undersheriff Gary S. Sullivan
Seneca County Undersheriff
Gary S. Sullivan
Updates
Alerts from the SCSO

fraud alert

  Seneca County Sheriff Jack Stenberg reports a phone scam that is going on around the area -where people are contacted by someone claiming to be from the M & T Bank fraud unit and requests people to give out their credit card numbers  to "help" them .

Sheriff Stenberg reminds the public to never give out any personal information - including bank account and credit card account numbers.  


Free Boater Safety Courses.

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office will be holding free boater safety classes this spring and summer. The courses will be held March 14th , April 11th, May 2nd and June 6th, 2015 from 8:00AM to 4:00 PM at the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center 6150 Route 96, Romulus, N.Y. 14541. This course is for adults and children and provides students with Personal Watercraft (Jet Ski) certification for persons 14 years of age and older. The course also provides motor boat certification for persons 10 years of age and older. Sheriff Jack Stenberg is reminding citizens that there have been changes to the law regarding motor boat certification. A boater safety course, such as this one, is mandatory for anyone operating a motorboat born on or after May 1st, 1996.Students are to bring a lunch and a writing instrument. All other materials will be provided. At the successful completion of the course students will receive their certification immediately.Space is limited; attendees must register in advance by calling Chief Deputy John Cleere at 315-220-3408 or e-mail jcleere@co.seneca.ny.us.Persons under 10 are not eligible to take the course. 

Beware of ongoing scams

Residents in Seneca County are being bombarded with bogus emails, phone calls and letters using a variety of scams.

Elderly residents are receiving phone calls from young sounding subjects portraying themselves as a grandchild who has been arrested and needs money to get out of jail.  Other residents are receiving calls that their utility bills are overdue and are asked to purchase "green dot" cards and send them to the scammer and their utilities won't be shut off.

Residents are receiving letters and emails originating from outside of the United States advising them they had won a large sum of money, or, they were just discovered as a beneficiary to a large life insurance settlement.

"Each and every day, Seneca County residents are being targeted with a wide variety of scams intended to swindle money from honest, hard working people in Seneca County" , said Undersheriff Gary S. Sullivan. "Never give personal information out over the phone or internet, and by all means don't fall victim to these scams.  If you are in doubt, call 911 and request a police officer to respond who can assess the validity of these countless bogus scams", said Sullivan


2013 Sheriff's Annual Report available online

The 2013 Seneca County Sheriff's Office Annual Report is now available on line by clicking on 2013 Annual Report on our main Sheriff's page on this website.

News from the SCSO

Warrant arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on May 19, 2015 at 6:27 pm Deputies arrested Keith V. Williams, age 35, of Rochester for the Family Court Warrant. Deputies responded to the Monroe County Jail to collect Williams on the warrant. Williams was arraigned in the Town of Junius court. Williams was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500 cash or $1,000 secure bond. Williams is due to appearin the Seneca County Family Court at the next available date. 


Family Court Warrant Arrest

On May 13th 2015 at 1:37 pm Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Sean M. Gerry age 23 of 80 Main Street Sodus, NY on a Seneca County Family Court  warrant of arrest. The charges stem from when Gerry did not appear in Family Court for an appearance. Gerry was arraigned before Seneca Falls Town Court Justice Lafler and committed to the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center in lieu of $1000 cash or $2000 bond. Gerry will appear in Family Court at a later date.

 

 

  


Warrant Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on 05/12/15 at 4:17 pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Rochelle P. Barnett, age 49, of Syracuse for two warrants. The warrants included a failure to appear and violation of conditional discharge out of the Town of Junius court. Barnett was arraigned at the Town of Junius Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $750.00 cash or $1,500.00 secure bond. Barnett is to appear at the Town of Junius Court May 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm to answer to the charges.

Domestic Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office report that on or about 05/10/2015 at approximately 12:38 am they were called to 411 Waterloo Geneva Road for the report of a physical domestic incident. From this call stemmed the arrest of Edward P Kise Sr, age 51,  for the charges of Criminal mischief 4th and Harassment 2nd.

 

It is alleged that the defendant grabbed another adult by the ankles and dragged them into the hallway. The Victim sustained minor scratches from this. It is also alleged that during this incident the defendant slammed the bedroom door causing it to come off the bottom hinge subsequently damaging the frame and hinge. 

 

The defendant was arraigned in the Village of Waterloo Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $500 cash / $1000 Bond. An order of protection was also issued against the defendant for 2 other adults. The Defendant is to appear before the Town of Waterloo On June 6th.


UPM arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on May 5th, 2015 at approximately 8:48 pm, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Jason R. Quellette, age 35, of 121 Water Street Lyons, New York for unlawful possession of marijuana. The arrest stems from a traffic stop initiated on River Road in the Town of Seneca Falls. Sheriff's Deputies found Quellette who was a passenger in the vehicle, to be in possession of marijauna and drug paraphernalia. Quellette was released on an appearance ticket and is to appear before the Town of Seneca Falls Court on June 18th, 2015 at 10:00 AM. 

 

 


Welfare Fraud Arrest

On May 4, 2015 at 10:00am Seneca County Sheriff Investigators arrested Kelly Jones age 49 of 3 Arrowhead Dr. Waterloo, NY for offering a false instrument for filing first degree, welfare fraud in the fifth degree and petit larceny.  The charges stem from an investigation into an incident that occured on the dates from May 1, 2014 and November 30, 2014 in which Jones did obtain public assistance in which she was not entitled to consisting of $771.00 in SNAP benefits.  Jones failed to indicate she was employed at the time of receiving benefits.  Jones was arraigned in the Town of Covert Court where she was released with out bail. Jones is to re-appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on May 20, 2015 to answer to the charges.   

Driving While Intoxicated

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on May 1st, 2015 at 01:30AM, Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Mirel J Oese-Siegel, 24, of 2662 Serven Rd in the Town of Waterloo. Oese-Siegel was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with .08% of 1% or more and Speed not Reasonable and Prudent. The arrest stems from an investigation into a one car property damage accident on Serven Rd in the Town of Waterloo. Oese-Siegel was traveling North bound on Serven Rd when she left the East shoulder of the roadway striking a mailbox and overturning after striking a ditch.  Oese-Siegel was entrapped and had to be extracted from the vehicle by the Border City Fire Department. The vehicle suffered extensive damage and was towed from the scene. Deputies were assisted at the scene by North Seneca Ambulance.  Oese-Siegel was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Waterloo on May 27th 2015 to answer the charges. 135

 


Arrests

04-30-2015 - Over the past week, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested several individuals.

 

Arrested were the following:

 

Anthony J. Wickum, age 22, of 2295 West Tyre Road, Seneca Falls, New York, was charged with:

 

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (three counts), Class B Felonies

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (three counts), Class B Felonies

 

It is alleged that Wickum sold cocaine in the Town of Seneca Falls on three separate occasions.  At the time of arrest, Wickum was found to be in possession of eleven individually packaged pouches of suspected synthetic marijuana (also known as “spice”).  Wickum was arraigned in the Lodi Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $500 cash bail/$1,000 secured bond.  Wickum is to reappear in the Seneca Falls Town Court on May 7, 2015, at 6pm.  The Seneca Falls Police Department assisted in the investigation.

 

Elizabeth H. Potter, age 20, of 19 Garfield Street, Newark, New York, was charged with Sale of an Imitation Controlled Substance, Class A Misdemeanor.  It is alleged that Potter sold a substance portrayed as heroin to another person in the Village of Waterloo.  Potter was released on an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Waterloo Village Court on May 13, 2015, at 9am.

 

Desmond L. Carrion, age 18, of 150 Lyceum Heights, Geneva, New York, was taken into custody in the City of Geneva as he was wanted by the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office for failing to pay a fine in the Seneca County Court stemming from a 2013 arrest by the Narcotics Unit.  Carrion was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility without bail.  Carrion is to reappear in the Seneca County Court at a later date.

 

Candy J. Tomberelli, age 40, of 255 Iradell Road, Ithaca, New York, was taken into custody on Route 96 in the Town of Fayette as she was wanted out of the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office on six felonies and one misdemeanor.  Tomberelli was wanted on charges of:

 

Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree (two counts), Class E Felonies

Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree, Class E Felony

Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree (two counts), Class E Felonies

Unlawful Possession of Personal Identification Information in the Third Degree, Class A Misdemeanor

 

Tomberelli was turned over to the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office for further action.


Personal Injury MVA

04-30-2015 Seneca county Sheriffs Deputies investigated a one vehicle personal injury accident that occurred on Rt 366 in the Town of Fayette.  A vehicle driven by Danielle M Fonda age 36 of 5854 Rt 96 Romulus was eastbound on Rt 336 when she took her eyes off the roadway and drove into a ditch on the southside of the roadway.  Fonda over corrected the vehicle which caused it to overturn.  Fonda was treated for minor injuries at the scene by North Seneca Ambulance but declined transport to the hospital.  The vehicle sustained heavy damage.

Criminal Mischief 4th

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on April 28th, 2015 at approximately 5:51 PM Sheriff Deputies arrested Tyron M. Slocumb, age 17 of 4887 St Rt 96A, for Criminal Mischief 4th, a class A misdemeanor. It is alleged that Slocumb caused damage to various items at the Children's Hillside Center during a rage. Slocumb was arraigned at the Town of Fayette Court and was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,000 cash bail / $2,000 secure bond. Slocumb is due in the Town of Varick Court 04/29/15 at 7:00 PM to answer to the charges.

Warrant of Arrest

On April 27, 2015 at 4 pm Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Sarah J. Mathews age 32 of 989 Waterloo Geneva Road for Grand Larceny 4th, Welfare Fraud 4th, and Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st. All three charges are class E  felony’s. It is alleged that during 2014 Mathews received benefits from the Department of Social Services that she was not entitled to in excess of $1,000.00. It is further alleged that Mathews also filed false documents to receive the benefits. Mathews was arraigned before Town of Fayette Justice Sapio and ROR’ed to appear in Waterloo Village Court on May 6th 2015 at 9 a.m.   

Crim Mis 4th arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on April 27th, 2015 at approximately 9:44 Am Sheriff Deputies arrested Alexander P. Marshall, age 30 of 548 White Springs Rd.  Geneva, NY,  and his brother Scott C. Marshall, age 36 of 2132 Route 5&20 Seneca Falls, NY . Both were charged with Criminal Mischief 4th. It is alleged that the two brothers caused damage to a plastic smoking receptacle belonging to a Town Of Waterloo business. The two forced the receptacle apart so they could get the used  cigarette butts that were located inside of the smoking receptacle. When the brothers forced the smoking receptacle apart they caused damage to the smoking receptacle. The Marshall's were issued appearance tickets to appear in the Town of Waterloo Court on 05-13-15 at 1:30 pm to answer to the charge.

 

 

 


Family Court Warrant arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, Deputies arrested Christine M. Stetson age 39 and George C. Stetson, age 32 of 1875 Auburn Rd Lot 8 Seneca Falls NY for warrants issued out of Seneca County Family Court.  Both Christine and George Stetson were arraigned before the Town of Tyre Court due to Family Court not being in session. The Stetsons were remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility and will appear before Seneca County Family Court when in session.   

Warrant Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of Carl Amesbury age 22 of 120 E. William St. Waterloo, NY 13165 on April 22nd 2015. Amesbury who is currently incarcerated in the Seneca County Correctional Facility for an unrelated matter was charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the first degree following the investigation of an incident that occurred on March 23rd 2015. It is alleged that Amesbury filed false information at the Seneca County Division of Human Services in an attempt to obtain public benefit money or services which he would not be entitled to if he had filed the proper information. Amesbury was arraigned on the new charge before the Seneca Falls Town Court's Justice Lafler while he was appearing there for the matter in which he is incarcerated on. Amesbury was remanded back to the Seneca County Correctional Facility and is scheduled to re-appear back at the court on May 27th 2015 for further court action. 

PI MVA

The Seneca County Sheriff’s office reports that on April 21, 2015 at 1149 PM, Seneca County Deputies responded to State Route 96 near Schier Road  in the Town of Covert for the report of a one car personal injury accident.

Upon arrival it was found that Steven E Mullen, age 50, of 42 State Route 38 Richford, NY was trapped in his truck. Mullen was traveling southbound on State Route 96 when he swerved to miss a deer and went off the east side of the road. The vehicle then hit a road sign, went down an embankment and struck a tree. Interlaken and Trumansburg Fire department extricated Mullen from the vehicle and he was airlifted by Life Net to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.  Deputies report  that Mullen suffered a broken leg, and possible internal injuries, and is listed in critical condition at this time. Trumansburg ambulance also assisted on the scene.


Criminal mischief arrest

On 04/17/15 at Seneca County Sheriff Investigators arrested Jason J. Fox age 16 of 4887 Rt 96A Romulus, NY for two counts of criminal mischief in the 4th degree and one count of criminal mischief in the 3rd degree.  The charges stem from investigations into 3 seperate incidents in which Fox damaged property of a Town of Varick business. On 04/15/15 he damaged a vehicle causing $244 worth of damage, on 04/16/15 caused $744.00 worth of damage to another vehicle and on 04/17/15 caused $200 worth of damage to a television.  Fox was issued appearance tickets and is to re-appear in the Town of Varick Court on 05/13/15 to answer to the charges. 

Riot/menacing Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on April 19th just after 9pm, Sheriff's Deputies were called to 4887 State Route 96a in Romulus, the Hillside Childrens Center for the report of multiple Youths from the facility rioting and attacking staff members. On Deputies arrival it was discovered that several youths attempted to break into another unit on the campus. While staff was attempting to de-escilate the situation, staff members began to get attacked by the youths. One staff member was struck in the back of the head by a coffee cup, causing injury to his head. This juvenile then picked up a shard from the broken cup and began to threaten and attack staff with the piece of sharp glass. Two staff members sustained minor injuries from this attack with the glass. This 15 yo youth, whose name is not being released due to age was charged with two counts of menacing in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor and with have to appear in probation on a later date. Another youth at the campus, 17 year old Edwin I. Irizarry was later charged with Riot in the second degree, also a class A Misdemeanor. It is alledged that Irizarry, along with 4-5 other youths, with Irizarry being the ring leader, behaved in a violent manner that created a grave risk of danger for those involved in the incident. Irizarry was arraigned in the Town of Varick Court and remanded to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $5,000cash bail $10,000 Bond. He is to re-appear in court on the 29th at 7pm for further court action. Sheriff's Deputies were assisted on scene by the New York State Police, South Seneca Ambulance and the Varick Fire Dept.

Unlawful Possession of Marihuana

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 18th, 2015 at 11:50 PM, Deputies arrested Alan M Morgan, 22, of 2515 Edwards Rd Waterloo NY on Edwards Rd in the Town of Waterloo for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. It is alleged that Morgan was in Possession of Marihuana following a routine traffic stop for Failure to Use a Turn Signal. Morgan was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Waterloo Court on May 13th 2015, to answer the charges. 135


DWI Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 4/18/15 at 2:58am, Sheriff's Deputies arrested 44 year old Amy K. Kellar of 5854 State Route 96 in Romulus for DWI. The arrest stems from a traffic stop on State Route 96 in the Town of Varick after Deputies observed Kellar failing to keep right. Following further investigation, Kellar was Charged with DWI, and operating a Motor vehicle with .08% BAC or greater. Kellar was released on utt's and is to appear in the Town of Varick Court on the 13th of May at 7pm.

Felony Driving While Intoxicated

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 17, 2015 at 03:25 AM, Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Adam-John A Macmahon, 24, of 32 Woodruff St Cortland NY, on West River Rd in the Town of Fayette. He was charged with Felony Driving While Intoxicated, Felony Driving with .08% of 1% or more and Aggravated Unlicensed Operator in the 1st degree also a felony. Macmahon was arraigned in the Town of Fayette Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $4000 cash bail $8000 secured bond and is to reappear in the Town of Fayette on April 21st 2015 to answer the charges.


Bench Warrant Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on April 15th, 2015 at 7:05PM Sheriff's Deputies arrested Kirsly L. Bisgrove age 24, of 6015 Stilwell Road Trumansburg, on a Bench Warrant for Failure to Pay Fine issued out of the Town of Lodi Court. Bisgrove was arraigned before the Town of Covert Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $705.00 bail/ $1410.00 secured bond. Bisgrove is to reappear at the Town of Lodi Court on April 22nd, 2015 at 10:00AM. ---

Bench Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 04/14/2015 at 09:07 pm   Deputies arrested Russell C. Noftell  the second  age 29  of   11 East Elisha St , Waterloo,  NY  on a  bench warrant from the Town of Lodi Court.  Noftell was arraigned by Town of Lodi Court before Justice VanClef and was ROR’ed.  Noftell is to appear in Lodi Town Court  at a later date.

 

 


Warrant Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on April 9th, 2015 at 7:00PM Sheriff's Deputies arrested Christopher B. Markel age 34 of 1875 Auburn Road Lot 11 Seneca Falls on a Seneca County Family Court Warrant for failure to appear. Markel was arraigned before the Town of Fayette Court and released on his own recognizance. Markel is to appear before Seneca County Family Court on April 10th, 2015 at 10:00AM.

Assault 2nd arrest

On 04/08/15 at 1:00 pm Seneca County Sheriff Investigators arrested Nicholas M. Fish age 26 of 25 Peterman Rd. apt. D7 Seneca Falls, NY for assault in the second degree (class D felony) and criminal mischief in the third degree (class E felony).  The charges stem from an investigation into an incident on 04/06/15 at the Seneca County Correctional Facility where Fish is incarcerated.  Fish was refusing to follow orders of Corrections Officers and physically resisted officers casuing an officer to suffer a shoulder injury and breaking another officers glasses and tearing their boot.  He was arraigned in the Town of Lodi Court where he was remanded back to the Seneca County jail with out bail.  He is to re-appear in court on 04/13/15 to answer to the charges. Fish was previously serving only a 15 day jail sentence.

Sex Offender arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested James R. Forjone, age 46 of 2868 Munson Road Interlaken, NY 14847 on April 7th 2015 on the campus of Cornell University.  Forjone, who is a level three registered NYS sex offender, was charged with Offering a false instrument for filing, failing to report an address change and failing to report an internet account, all class E felonies.  The charges stem from an investigation in which it was discovered that when Forjone filled out paperwork reporting he had moved to Seneca County he listed a false moving date.  Forjone had lived in Seneca County for a period of time before reporting it.  The failing to report an internet account charge stems from Investigators discovering Forjone having a Facebook account in a false name that was not reported to authorities.  When arrested Forjone was found to be walking the grounds of Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.  Forjone was arragned in Ovid Town Court where he was comitted to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on no bail.  Forjone is reappear in Town court on April 13th 2015 at 10:00 am.  Investigators were assisted by the Cornell University Police Department. 

CPSP 5th / AUO 2nd

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on April 4, 2015 at approximately 5:20pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Frederick T Welch, age 55 of 198 Faragot St Rochester, NY 14619 for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th Degree and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 2nd.  It is alleged that Welch was in possession of merchandise that was reported stolen from a Town of Junius business.  During the investigation it was found that Welch was operating a vehicle on a revoked drivers license.  Welch was arraigned at the Junius Town Court where he was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500 cash $1000 secured bond.  He is scheduled to reappear on April 16, 2015.

welfare fraud arrest

On 04/01/15 at 9:00 am Seneca County Sheriff Investigators arrested Patricia J. Samuelson age 49 of 5 Barker St. Seneca Falls, NY for welfare fraud in the third degree and grand larceny in the third degree.  The charges stem from an investigation in which between the dates of August, 2014 and February, 2015 Samuelson received $3493.00 in Seneca County Social Services benefits she was not entitiled to.  Samuelson was arraigned in the Village of Waterloo Court where she was released with out bail and is to re-appear on 05/06/15 to answer to the charges. 

Barn Fire

On 04-01-15, at 8:30 AM deputies responded to a barn fire located at 7591 Potter Morgan Road, in the Town of Ovid. Upon arrival the barn was fully engulfed in flames. Interlaken Fire Department responded and was assisted by the Ovid, Lodi and Trumansburg Fire Departments. The barn and a small milk house were destroyed by the fire. Members of vthe Seneca County Fire Investigation team responded and an investigation insued. The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental. No one was injured during the blaze. 

Warrant Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff reports that on 03-31-15 at 1000 hrs deputies arrested Brian W. Queor 36, of 2384 Rt 350 lot 39 Macedon NY. Queor was arrested on a warrant issued from the Seneca County Family court. Queor was arraigned before the Tyre Town Court, Judge Mills and committed to the Seneca County Jail on $2000.00 cash or $4000.00 secured bond. Queor will be brought before family court when they are next in session. 


Identity Theft 2nd arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff Office reports that on 03/30/15 at 10:00 am, Investigators arrested Jeffery S. Gephart age 35 of 2994 St. Rt. 96 Waterloo, NY 13165 for identity theft in the second degree.  The charge stems from an investigation in an incident that occurred on July 23, 2014 in which Gephart opened a credit card account in a Town of Varick residents name without their knowledge or permission and spending $1636.16 on the account.  Gephart was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Town of Varick Court on April 30, 2015 to answer to the charges.


AUO 3rd Degree / Unlawful Possession of Marihuana

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on March 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM, Deputies arrested Brian E Swinehart, 35, of 100 West St City of Geneva NY on State Route 5&20 in the Town of Waterloo for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. It is alleged that Swinehart was in Possession of Marihuana following a routine traffic stop for Speeding. The operator of the vehicle Amber M Maddox, 20, also of 100 West St City of Geneva was arrested for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 3rd degree. It is alleged Maddox was found to be driving on a suspended license. Swinehart and Maddox were released on an appearance tickets and are to appear in the Town of Waterloo Court on April 22nd 2015, to answer the charges.

 


Aggravated DWI B.A.C.

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 3/29/15 at approx. 2:00am, Deputies arrested Wayne A. Andrews, age 37, of 1333 Main St. Willard.  The arrest stems from an investigation of a one vehicle property damage crash on E. Seneca Street , in the Town of Ovid.  Andrews was charged with DWI, Aggravated DWI BAC .18% or more, and speed not reasonable and prudent.  Andrews is to appear in the Town of Ovid Court 4/14/15 at 10am. Sheriff's Deputies were assisted at the scene by Ovid Fire Department, South Seneca Ambulance and NYSEG .

 


AUO 3rd

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 03/29/15 at approx 2:10am Deputies arrested Joshua T. Hollis, age 21, of 2090 Water St. Ovid.  The arrest stems from an incident where Hollis allegedly disregarded Fire Personnel directing traffic.  Upon further investigation it was found Hollis was operating on a suspended drivers license.  Hollis was issued a UTT for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd Degree and given a Court date of 4/28/15 in Ovid Town Court. 

 

 


PI-MVA

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on March 27th at 11:26pm they were called to the area of St Rt 414 and Ernsberger Road for the report of a Personal Injury Motor Vehicle Accident. After investigation it was found that Roy C Cuffe, Age 28, of 192 Ovid St Seneca Falls, was traveling Westbound on Ernsberger Road when he slid through the stop sign and hit the west side ditch of St Rt 414. Cuffe's speed and icy road conditions were identified as the cause for the accident. Cuffe was transported by South Seneca Ambulance to Geneva General Hospital with complaints of neck and back pain. The Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by Ovid Fire and the New York State Park Police.    

Welfare Fraud/ Grand Larceny Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on March 26th 2015 they arrested Jennifer Oberbeck, age 26 of 5630 Route 96 Romulus, NY.  Oberbeck was arrested on a warrant issued out of the Waterloo Village Court charging her with one count of Welfare Fraud 4th degree and one count of Grand Larceny 4th degree. The charges stem from an investigation into a report that Jennifer Oberbeck failed to report income earned by another person residing at her address during the same time in which she was receiving public assistance benefits. The charges allege that during the time between December 1st 2014 and March 2015 Oberbeck did receive $1,264.00 in public assistance benefits that she would not have been qualified to receive had she reported the extra household income. Oberbeck was arraigned before Waterloo Village Court and then released on her own recognizance. Oberbeck is scheduled to re-appear in court on May 6th 2015 to answer the charges.  

Criminal Sale of Marihuana

03-26-2015 The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and the Seneca Falls Police Department recently concluded an investigation into suspected drug sales which were occurring in close proximity to a daycare facility and a local school in the Town of Seneca Falls.  Jedediah J. Shaw, age 33, of 99 ½ Mynderse Street, Seneca Falls, New York, was arrested and charged with three counts of Criminal Sale of Marihuana in the Fourth Degree and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.  A search warrant was executed at the home which resulted in Sheriff’s Investigators seizing approximately $1,000 in cash, a digital scale, packaging material, and drug paraphernalia.  Shaw was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Seneca Falls Town Court on April 20, 2015, at 6pm.


car / horse MVA

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on March 25th, 2015 at 06:10 a.m. Deputies responded to the area of Nine foot Rd and Thorn Rd  in the Town of Junius for a report of a pick-up truck VS horse MVA . Erick J. Byork age 54 of 665 Nine Foot Rd. Clyde, NY was Southbound on Nine Foot Rd. when a horse ran in front of Byork causing the accident. The horse was owned by Isaiah B. Eicher age 55 of 791 Nine Foot Rd. Clyde, NY. The animal died from injuries suffered from the accident. Byork was not injured but the truck sustained heavy damage and was towed from the scene.

 

                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                            


DWI Accident

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 3/25/2015 at 12:56am, Sheriff's Deputies arrested 21 year old Nicholas N. Anderson of 2190 East Seneca Street in Lodi for DWI, Following a Property Damage accident on State Route 96 in Romulus. It is alleged that Anderson Was operating Northbound on State Route 96 in the Town of Romulus when his vehicle left the West side of the roadway, Striking a Telephone pole. Following further investigation, Anderson was charged with moving from lane unsafely, Speed not reasonable and prudent, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, along with DWI including Aggravated DWI .18%bac or greater. Anderson was released on utt's and is to appear in the Town of Romulus Court on the 10th of April at 10:00am to answer the charges.

Unlawful Possession of Mariuana/AUO 2nd

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on March 22, 2015 at approximately 5:12 PM Sheriff's Deputies arrested Wesley E. Wiggins Jr. age 23, of 1605 Culver Road Rochester, New York for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Second Degree and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. Sheriff's Deputies initiated a traffic stop on Wiggins vehicle for a violation in the Town of Ovid. Upon investigation, it was found that Wiggins was operating the motor vehicle with a suspended license. Sheriff's Deputies also found Wiggins to be in possession of marijuana. Wiggins was arraigned before the Fayette Town Court and released. Wiggins is to reappear at the Town of Fayette Court on May 6, 2015 at 7:00PM. Wiggins was also charged with inadequate stop lamps, unlicensed operator and unregistered motor vehicle. --- TO126

Petit Larceny

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on March 18th 2015 at approximately 8:00am Deputies arrested Diego L. Canales age 16 of 21 Inslee street Waterloo NY for Petit Larceny. It is said that Deputies responded to the Waterloo Express Mart in the Village of Waterloo after Canales was seen placing merchandise in his pockets and leaving the store. Canales was issued an appearance ticket and is due in court on April 8th 2015 at 9:00am in the Village of Waterloo.

 

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Unlawful Possession of Marihuana

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on March 18th, 2015 at 01:30 AM,  Deputies arrested Kristopher R Coast, 19, of 545 State Route 414 Waterloo NY on Burgess Rd in the Town of Waterloo for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. It is alleged that Coast was in Possession of Marihuana following a routine traffic stop for Failure to Keep Right. Coast was released on an appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Waterloo Court on April 22nd 2015, to answer the charges. 135

 


DWI Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 03/14/15 at approx. 10:52pm Deputies arrested Dale R. Hollister, age 54, of 1997 CR 139 Ovid.  The arrest stems from a complaint of a vehicle that had crashed into a snow bank along Ann Street in the Town of Ovid.  Subsequent investigation led to Hollister being arrested for Felony DWI, Failure to Keep Right, and Refusing a Breath Test.  Hollister was arraigned in the Town of Romulus Court Justice Greule and remanded to the SCCF in lieu of $2500 cash/ $5000 Bond.  Hollister is to reappear in the Town of Ovid Court on 4/14/15 at 10am.

 

 


Arrest- Disorderly Conduct, Harassment 2nd

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 03/14/15 at 10:50pm Deputies arrested Elizabeth R. Wilkins, age35, of 7520 South Town Building Road in Ovid.  Wilkins was arrested after an altercation with Deputies on Ann Street in the Town of Ovid.  Wilkins was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Harassment 2nd Degree.  Wilkins was arraigned in the Town of Romulus Court Justice Greule and remanded to the SCCF in lieu of $500 cash, $1000 bond.  Wilkins is to reappear in Town of Romulus Court on  4/20/15 @ 10am.

 


DWI Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 3/14/15 at 2:03am, Sheriff;s Deputies arrested 31 yearold Sharmin K Kabir of 4 1/2 Seneca Lane in Seneca Falls N.Y. for DWI. The arrest stems from a traffic stop after deputies observed Kabir run through a red light at the intersection of State route 5 and 414 in the Town of Seneca Falls. After further investigation, deputies charged Kabir with DWI including .08%bac or greater. Kabir was issued UTT's returnable to the Town of Seneca Falls Court on the 13th of April at 7pm.

Online Vocational Training Offered In Seneca County Correctional Facility

The Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Incarcerated Education Program, in partnership with the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, is excited to announce the launch of online vocational training for inmates at the Seneca County Correctional Facility.

 

Through this vocational training, inmates now have the opportunity to take introductory-level classes in the skilled trades, such as welding and CNC machine operation, and shop safety through the ToolingU online training platform.  Funding for this programming is provided through a Workforce Investment Act (now Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) grant awarded to the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Incarcerated Education Program in 2013.

 

“We are delighted to partner with Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES in bringing this new innovative program to the Seneca County Correctional Facility.  It is our hope that inmates will take this unique opportunity to learn a trade which will benefit them upon their release from jail,” stated Seneca County Sheriff Jack S. Stenberg.

 

A number of advanced manufacturing companies in the nine-county Greater Rochester Area have identified a lack of skilled workers as a key impediment to their growth.  It is hoped that by offering these classes to inmates via the ToolingU platform, these individuals will be introduced to possible career pathways post-incarceration.

 

Greg Maine, Coordinator of Incarcerated Education Programs stated, "We are delighted to offer this service for individuals who need additional credential to move their careers forward. This new vocational training will open doors and create new pathways post-incarceration".

 

For more information about the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Incarcerated Education Program and other continuing education opportunities, visit our website at: www.wflbocesadulted.org.


DWI Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 3/7/15 at 2:05am, Sheriff's Deputies Arrested 51 year old Ginger D. Hayes of 34 Cayuga Street in Clyde N.Y. For DWI. The arrest stems From a Traffic stop for Failure to keep right on State Route 5 in the Town of Seneca Falls. Following Further investigation, Deputies determined Hayes was Intoxicated and she was charged with DWI, Including Aggravated DWI .18%bac or greater. Hayes was released on traffic tickets and is to appear in the Town of Seneca Falls Court on the 30th of March at 7pm.

Family Court Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 03/05/15 at approximately 3:00PM Deputies arrested Ronald L. Castle Jr., age 47, of 1365 W. Genesee St. Rd. Auburn, NY on a warrant issued out of Seneca County Family Court.  Castle was arraigned at the Town of Seneca Falls Court where he was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $2000.  He is scheduled to appear at the next available family court date.

 

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Family Court Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on March 4, 2015 at approximately 2:30pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Paris D Bellfield, age 35 of 6 West Liberty St Dansville, on a Family Court Warrant issued out of Seneca County Family Court.  Bellfield was arraigned at the Waterloo Town Court where he was ROR'd.  Bellfield is scheduled to appear at Family Court at a later date. 


bench warrant arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 03/04/2015 at 1:45pm   Deputies arrested  Jena E. Hock age 41 of 14 Adam St., Seneca Falls N.Y. on a Bench warrant out of the Town of Tyre Court  for failure to appear.  Hock was arraigned in the Town of Tyre where she pled guilty to the charge of AUO 3rd. and was ordered to pay a fine and released.

 

                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                   


PI MVA

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 03-02-15 at 0717 hrs deputies responded to RT. 89 in the Town of Ovid for a reported PI MVA. Upon investigating the accident deputies learned that Robert A. Fregin age 62, of 801 Arcadia Rd., Chesapeake, VA was South bound on RT. 89 when he lost control of his vehicle on a patch of slush and the vehicle rolled over and came to rest on the driver side. Fregin was taken by South Seneca Ambulance to Cayuga Medical Center,  where he was treated for head pain. Lodi Fire assisted at the scene.                     

 

                                                                                        

                                                                                        


Bench Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 02/26/2015 at 18:22pm   Deputies arrested  Timothy J. Fridley age 34  of   18 Seneca Manor , Seneca Falls NY   on a City of Geneva Bench  Warrant for failure to pay a fine in trhe City of Geneva.  Fridley was turned over to Geneva City Police for further processing.


Aggravated DWI Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s office reports that on February 26, 2015th,at 12:42 AM, Seneca County Deputies arrested Bradley J Hample, Age 31, of 1795 County Road 6 Phelps, NY , on St Rt 96 in the Town of Waterloo. Hample was charged with Failure to keep right, driving while intoxicated and Aggravated Driving while intoxicated.

Deputies report that  Hample was released on appearance tickets and is to appear before the Town of Waterloo Court on March 25th to answer the charges. 


Vehicle Fire

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 02/25/15 at approxiamtely 3PM Deputies responded to 2546 Edwards Rd. Waterloo, NY for the reported vehicle fire.  Upon Deputies arrival the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames in the driveway of the above address.  Border City Fire Department arrived and quickly extinguished the fire.  The owner of the vehicle, Peggy Harmon-Jacob of 4919 Jordan Rd. in Elbridge, NY was letting her daughter, Brittany A. Grady age 22, borrow the vehicle at the time of the fire.  The vehicle was a total loss and was estimated to be valued at $1000.  There were no injuries sustained during the incident.  Border City Fire Chief Morabito ruled that the fire was accidental caused by an electrical issue under the hood.

 

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Warrant arrest

The Seneca County Sheriffs Office reports, Sheriff Deputies arrested Janelle L. Kay age 35 of 2331 East Seneca St. Lodi on a Family Court Warrant, out of Seneca County Family Court.  Kay was arraigned before the Town of Covert court, Seneca County Family Court was not in session.  Kay was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2000 cash, $4000 bail bond.  Kay is to appear before Family Court when in session at a later date.

Domestic Dispute Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 02/22/15 at 5:02 pm Deputies arrested Thomas E. Robinson, age 45, of Ovid for endangering the welfare of a child, criminal obstruction of breath or blood circulation and harassment in the second degree. This arrest stems from a domestic incident that occurred at a Romulus residence on 02/21/15. It is alleged that Robinson engaged in a physical dispute with a nine year old child. Robinson was arraigned in the Town of Romulus Court and released on his own recognizance. A Class A Order of Protection was issued for the victim. Robinson is due back in court 02/27/15 at 10:30 am to answer to the charges.


Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on Sunday February 22, 2015 at approximately 6:00pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Stacey L Courtright, age 25 of 7183 S Main St Ovid for Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  It is alleged that Courtright aggressively threw and destroyed property while in the presence of a 5 year old child.  As a result the child became scared and ran to another family member for help.  Courtright was arraigned at the Covert Town Court where she was ROR'd.  A Class B Order of Protection was issued on behalf of the child.  Courtright is scheduled to reappear at the Ovid Town Court on April 21, 2015 at 10:00am.

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PIMVA

 The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that Deputies are investigating a PIMVA that involved 3 vehicles - 2 passenger cars and a dump truck, on Rt 96 in the Town of Ovid at about 9:55am. Deputies report that a dump truck (unloaded)driven by Genelle Bradford age 44 of 52 Andreas Rd, Andreas PA was eastbound on Rt 96 collided with a westbound car driven by Linda Tremlett age 70 of Conifer Drive Interlaken NY. Tremletts car then came to rest on the north side of the road, while the dump truck struck a third vehicle- another westbound car driven by John Lasseter age 46 of Booth Rd T-burg NY , head on. The dump truck and Lasseters car came to rest also on the northbound shoulder and ditch of Rt 96. Deputies state that both Tremlett and Lasseter were extricated from their vehicles by members of Ovid, Romulus, Interlaken, Lodi and Trumansburg  Fire Depts. Bradford was uninjured , but Tremlett complained of neck and chest pain, was treated at the scene by South Seneca Ambulance and then airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital by LifeNet air ambulance. Lasseter was treated at the scene by Trumansburg ambulance and was airlifted to Strong by Mercy Flight air ambulance, for a fractured leg and other injuries. Both are being treated at Strong and are in Stable condition. All the vehicles sustained heavy damage and had to be towed from the scene. Deputies and witnesses report that at the time of the accident it was a white out condition with no visibility.


Forgery and Petit Larceny

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 2/18/15 at 5:38 pm Deputies arrested Michael D. Seager, age 18, of McGraw, NY on an arrest warrant for forgery in the third degree (class a misdemeanor) and petit larceny (class a misdemeanor). This incident stems from an investigation alleging that Seager took a blank signed check, belonging to an Ovid resident, and completed filling out the check for the amount of $300.00. Seager then endorsed and cashed said check knowing he had no legal right to do so. Seager was arraigned in the Town of Covert Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500.00 cash // $1000.00 secured bond. Seager is to appear in the Town of Ovid Court 04/21/15 at 10:00 am to answer to his charges.

PIMVA

The Seneca County Sheriff reports that on 02-16-15 at 1202 hrs deputies responded to Rt 414 in the Town of Lodi for a reported PIMVA. Upon investigating the accident deputies learned that Ashley D. Balch 19, of 186 McCarthy Rd., Lindley, NY was north bound on Rt 414 when she lost control of her vehicle and exited the roadway. Balch was attempting to pass a vehicle and lost control, slid off of the roadway and struck a tree. Balch was taken by South Seneca Ambulance to Schuyler Hospital where she was treated and released for neck pain. Lodi Fire assisted at the scene. Balch was ticketed by Sheriff's Deputies for operating at a speed not reasonable and prudent for the road conditions , and will appear in Lodi Court at a later date. 

HIt and Run Accident Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on January 9th, 2015 at 12:37 AM, Seneca County Deputies arrested Jeffrey R Warne, age 26, of 7645 Potter Morgan Interlaken, NY. He was charged with Criminal Mischief fourth degree (Class A Misdemeanor), Reckless driving (Unclassified Misdemeanor) and leaving the scene of a property damage accident (Traffic Violation).

This arrest stems from an investigation of a hit and run accident that occurred  the morning of January 25th, 2015, at about 12:30 am. It is alleged that Warne was driving his truck when he struck another vehicle that was stopping at the intersection of Blew Road and County Road 139 in the Town of Ovid. It is also alleged that Warne then fled the scene of this accident. No injuries were reported from this accident.

Warne was issued appearance tickets for the charges and is to appear before the Town of Ovid Court on March 3rd to answer the charges. 


Crimianl Sex Act, Forcible Touching Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff reports that Investigators arrested Guy M. DeLong age 75 of 3321 County Rd. 139 Ovid on 02/06/15 at 1:30 pm.  Investigators charged DeLong with two counts of criminal sexual act  in the second degree (felony class D), two counts of endangering the welfare of a child (misdemeanor class A) and three counts of forcible touching (misdemeanor class A).  DeLong is accused of having sexual contact with a fourteen year old male in Ovid and inappropriately touching a twenty year old male from the Town of Lodi.  Delong was arraigned in the Town of Covert court and was committed to the Seneca Co. Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000.00 cash bail/ $10,000.00 secured bond.  Delong is to re- appear in the Town of Covert Court on February 17, 2015 to answer the charges.  A stay away order of protection was also issued.  The investigation is ongoing. 

 


Welfare Fraud/ Petit Larceny Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on February 5th 2015 they arrested Mary J. Heichel, age 44 of 4306 Ridge Rd. Seneca Falls, NY. Heichel was arrested on a warrant issued by Town of Seneca Falls Court charging her with one count of Welfare Fraud in the 5th degree and one count of Petit Larceny. The charges stem from an investigation of a report where it is alleged that Heichel was receiving public assistance benefits that she was not entitled to. The charges allege that on different dates between November 2013 and February 2014 Heichel received $725.00 for day care services for her children which were paid for by Seneca County Department of Human Services. During the time these services were paid, Heichel was not working and could have provided the services herself. Heichel was arraigned before Waterloo Village Court Justice Mattoon at which time she was released on her own recognizance. Heichel is scheduled to appear before the Town of Seneca Falls Court on March 5th 2015 at 6:00p.m. to answer the charges.


Joint Narco Investigation between Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators and Geneva PD results in drug arrests

A joint investigation between the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and the Geneva Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit has led to the arrests of two people related to the sale and distribution of illicit drugs in the local community.

 

Sheriff’s Investigators arrested the following people:

 

Kevin M. Patrick, age 30, of 3667 Route 96A, Geneva, New York, was charged with:

 

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, Class A Misdemeanor (3 counts)

Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the First Degree, Class A Misdemeanor (3 counts)

Criminally Possessing a Hypodermic Instrument, Class A Misdemeanor

Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a Violation

 

Christina L. Sanpietro, age 26, also of 3667 Route 96A, Geneva, New York, was charged with:

 

Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the First Degree, Class A Misdemeanor (2 counts)

Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a Violation

 

The charges are a result of a traffic stop conducted on Border City Road in the Town of Waterloo where Patrick was found to be in possession of eleven individually packaged baggies of heroin that was intended to be sold.  A six year old child was also in the vehicle at the time.

               

Shortly after the traffic stop, members of the Sheriff’s Office and Geneva Police Department executed a search warrant at Patrick and Sanpietro’s residence in the Town of Fayette.  Sheriff’s Investigators seized quantities of cocaine, morphine, oxycodone, marihuana, and hypodermic needles.  It was also discovered that three children live in the home.

 

Patrick was arraigned in the Waterloo Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $5,000 cash bail/$10,000 secured bond.  Patrick is to reappear in the Waterloo Town Court on February 9, 2015 at 9am.

 

Sanpietro was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Fayette Town Court on March 4, 2015 at 7pm.

 

Seneca County Child Protective Services is now assisting in the investigation. 


Welfare Fraud, Grand Larceny Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Tammy S. Nash age 37 of 48 Green St. Seneca Falls on 02/04/15 at 10:00 am on an arrest warrant out of Waterloo Village Court for Welfare fraud in the fourth degree, offering a false instrument first degree and grand larceny in the fourth degree.  The charges stem from an investigation in which Nash filed an application for benefits from Seneca County and failed to report other income in the household.  Nash stole $1881.40 in Medicaid benefits.  She was arraigned in the Village of Waterloo Court and released without bail.  Nash is to re-appear on March 4, 2015 to answer to the charges.

 


Bad Check Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on February 2nd at 6:04pm, Sheriff's Deputies arrested 34 Year old Loraine E. Curry of 78 North Street Apt#2 in the City of Geneva. Curry was charged with one count of issuing a bad check, a Class B Misdemeanor. The arrest stems from a complaint where it is alleged Curry wrote a Check to a Town of Waterloo Business in December of 2014, knowing that there were insufficient funds in her account to cover the cost. Curry was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Waterloo Court on the 25th of February at 1:30pm.

travel advisory

  Seneca County Sheriff Jack Stenberg has issued a travel advisory . The roads are not closed but Sheriff Stenberg advises extra caution as the roads are snow covered and slippery and winds may also cause drifting. Sheriff Stenberg urges drivers that have to be on the roads to leave early and allow extra time to arrive safely at your destination.

PI MVA

The Seneca County Sheriff reports that on 01-31-15 at 0815 hrs deputies responded to a two car personal injury motor vehicle accident in the Town of Fayette. Nicholas Incarnato 65, of 69 Chapel St  Seneca Falls was south bound on ST RT 89 when a vehicle driven by Brock Ware 26, of 3938 Rt 89 ,Seneca Falls exited a driveway and entered the path of Incarnato's vehicle. Ware was taken to Upstate Medical Center by Lifenet via North Seneca Ambulance where he was treated for a head injury. Incarnato was taken to Geneva General Hospital by South Seneca Ambulance where he was treated and released. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage. Canoga and Fayette Fire Departments assisted at the scene.  

Possession and Sale of Crack Cocaine

On January 29, 2015, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigators lodged additional charges against Tara E. Oldfield-Parker, age 21, formerly of 25 Peterman Road, Apartment A-1, Seneca Falls, New York, following an investigation into the sale and distribution of crack cocaine in the Seneca Falls and Waterloo communities.

Oldfield-Parker was charged with two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Class B Felonies, and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, also Class B Felonies.  The charges stem from two separate incidents where Oldfield-Parker is alleged to have sold and possessed crack cocaine in the Town of Seneca Falls.

Oldfield-Parker was arraigned in the Covert Town Court and returned back to the Seneca County Correctional Facility where she is remanded on a Violation of Parole and charges related to a search warrant execution at her apartment earlier this month.  Oldfield-Parker is to reappear in the Seneca Falls Town Court on February 5, 2015 at 5pm. Seneca Falls Police assisted Sheriff’s Deputies with this investigation.

Family Court Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's office reports that on January 27th 2015, the Seneca County Sheriff's Office Arrested Cyndi M. Becker age 29 of 14 Franklin St. Lyons NY on a Seneca County Family Court warrant. Deputies report Becker turned herself into Lyons PD after the warrant was issued. Becker was transported to Seneca County and arraigned in the Village of Waterloo Court and was Committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 Secured bond and is due back in  Family court at a later date.

DWI

Seneca County Sheriff Office report that on the evening of 01/24/2015 at approximately 11:59pm Sheriff 's Deputies arrested  Shawn M. Brown age 52 of  1922 Powderly Rd. in the Town of Waterloo for DWI.  The arrest stems from a property damage motor vehicle accident that occurred on Yellow Tavern Rd. in the Fayette, in which Brown lost control and drove off the road. Brown  was arraigned in the Town of Fayette Court and was released and is to  reappear in Fayette Town Court at a later date and time.


DWI Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on December 25th, 2014 at 02:01am Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jennifer L Clark, Age 41, of 270 Border City Road Geneva NY, on Border City Road in the Town of Waterloo. She was charged with Driving while intoxicated, DWI operating with a BAC of .18% or more, speed in zone and failed to keep right. Clark is to appear before the Town of Waterloo, Justice Folk on January 28th, 2015 to answer the charges.


Family Court Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on December 17, 2014 at approximately 12:00pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Chelsea N Ticer, age 25, of 336 E Main S.,t Waterloo, NY, on a Family Court Warrant issued out of Seneca County Family Court.  Ticer was arraigned at the Village of Waterloo Court where she was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,000 cash or $2,000 secured bond.  She is to reappear at Family Court at a later date. 

Family Court Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 12/15/14 at 09:55am Deputies arrested  Richard H. Haight, age  32, of  1 Old Field Court , Bath  NY   on a  Seneca County Family  Court Warrant. Haight was arraigned by Village of Waterloo Court before Justice Mattoon and  was committed to the Seneca County Jail on $1,500.00 cash bail or $3,000.00 Ins. bond.  Haight is to appear in Seneca County Family Court at a later date.

 


Illegal Alien

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 12/11/14 at aproximately 8:00PM Deputies stopped a vehicle on Seneca Blvd., Waterloo, NY for a vehicle and traffic law violation.  While interviewing the driver and passenger, it was determined that Pablo Hernandez-Alvaro, age 27, of El Salvador, was in the United States illegally.  US Border Patrol Agents met Deputies and took custody of Pablo-Hernandez.  According to US Border Patrol Agents, Pablo-Hernandez was previously deported from the United States and again entered the country illegally. Deputies were assisted a the scene by the NYSP.


Prostitution arrest

On December 10, 2014, at about 12:38pm, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office arrested Megan M. Eddington, age 24, of 7 West Main Street, Apartment A, Waterloo, New York, on a charge of Prostitution.  The charge stems from an investigation where Eddington agreed to engage in sexual acts for money.  Sheriff’s Investigators learned that Eddington was allegedly advertising using an internet advertising site and they began communicating with her.  Eddington was released on an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Waterloo Village Court on January 14, 2015 at 9am.

Sheriff’s Investigators were assisted by the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, Seneca County District Attorney’s Office, and the Waterloo Police Department.


warrant arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on December 3rd, 2014 at  12:50 pm, Sheriff Deputies arrested Kenya K. Simms, age 39, of 34 Thomas St Rochester, NY 14621. Simms was arrested on an Bench Warrant issued out of Junius Town Court for failure to pay fine. Simms was located and detained in the city of Rochester. He was transported back to Seneca County and arraigned at the Town of Junius Court. Simms was released on his own recognizance to reappear at a later date.

 

 

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Gun Larceny from vehicle

Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Jacob A. Hubbs, age 18, of 9 Brook Street Geneva, N.Y. Hubbs was charged with grand larceny 4th, a class E Felony, and possession of stolen property 4th, a class E Felony.  The charges stem from Hubbs stealing numerous long guns and ammunition from a vehicle in the Town of Waterloo and possessing the guns at a residence in the Town of Waterloo.  The guns and ammunition have been recovered.  Hubbs was arrested at the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center and then arraigned in Waterloo Town Court where he was released to appear at a later date.  The investigation stems from an active investigation into several vehicle break-ins in Seneca County. The investigation is continuing; anyone with information is requested to contact Investigator Joe Stevens at 315-220-3442   

Marihuana Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 11/22/14 Deputies responded to the area of State Route 96 and Co. Rd. 129 for the report of a property damage motor vehicle accident.  While investigating the accident, Deputies discovered the driver, Lee R. Trask, age 61, of 563 Midline Rd. Dryden, NY, to be in possession of more than two ounces of marihuana.  Trask was charged with Criminal Possession of Marihuana 4th and was released on an appearance ticket.  He is scheduled to appear at the Town of Romulus Court on 12/12/14 at 10:00AM.  There were no injuries reported in the accident.

 

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Fail to pay fine arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 11/16/14 at approximately 8:00PM Deputies arrested Florencio Alicea age 29 of 65 Church Street, Apt. C, Waterloo, NY on a Bench Warrant for Failure to Pay fine.  Alicea was brought before the Ovid town Court where he paid his fine, and was released.

 

 


Family Court Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 11/10/14 at approximately 4:45 PM deputies arrested Shelly Frye AKA Shelly Marquart, age 36 of Meadow St. Clyde, NY on a warrant for Violation of the Family Court Act.  Frye was arraigned at the Town of Waterloo Court and was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $2000.  She is scheduled to appear at the next available Family Court session.

 

 


Fugitive from Justice

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on Monday November 10th at approximately 9:39 am, Sheriff's Deputies stopped a vehicle for speeding in a school zone in the Town of Romulus

Deputies report that the driver Ronald F. Hollenbach age 37 of 3089 RT 414 of Allenwood Pennsylvania, was wanted out of Snyder County Pennsylvania for several theft charges.

Hollenbach was taken into custody and arraigned in the Town of Lodi Court  as a Fugitive from Justice and is being held at the Seneca County Law Enforcement until authorities from Snyder County arrange for transportation back to Pennsylvania.

 Hollenbach was also issued citations for Speeding in a School Zone and an Unsafe Tire.    


PIMVA

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 11/05/14 at approximately 4:30PM Deputies responded to the intersection of SR 96A and Co. Rd. 129 in the Town of Lodi, for the report of a Personal Injury Motor Vehicle Accident.  It was determined that a vehicle being operated by Cheryl S. Schaefer, age 69, of 3514 Kellys Corners Rd.,Interlaken failed to yield the right of way to an oncoming vehicle being operated by Nicholas Xavier, age 35, of 2920 X48 Placerville, Colorado. Xavier had a minor injury to his arm and Schaefer was uninjured.  Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and had to be towed from the scene.  Schaefer was issued citations for failure to yield the right of way and also operating a motor vehicle while the registration is suspended.  She is scheduled to appear at the Lodi Town Court at a later date.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by the NYSP and Lodi Fire Department. 

 

 


Family Court Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 11/04/14 at approximately 9:15PM Deputies arrested Sean M. Osterhout of 9 Rogers St Winooski, Vermont on a Warrant for Violation of the Family Court Act.  Osterhout was turned over to Deputies after being located on a traffic stop by the NYSP on Cayuga St. in the Town of Seneca Falls.  Osterhout was arraigned at the Town of Varick Court and was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $2500/$10,000.  He is scheduled to appear at the next available Family Court Date.

 

 


Marihuana arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 10/30/14 at approximately 6:00PM the Seneca County 911 Center received multiple complaints of an erratic vehicletraveling Northbound on SR 89.  The suspected vehicle was located on SR 89 in the Town of Fayette and a traffic stop was initiated.  The driver, Sierra Maricle, of Lansing, NY was issued UTT's for Failure to Keep Right and Operating Out of Class.

 

Upon further investigation, Larry Walrad of Newark, NY was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.  It is alleged that Walrad possessed approximately 10 freshly harvested marihuana plants.  Future charges are likely, pending a lab analysis and after a weight is determined.

 

Walrad and Maricle are both scheduled to appear at the Town of Fayette Court on 12/17/14 at 7:00PM to answer the charges.

 

 

 


Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, On 10/17/14 at approximately 6:30PM Deputies arrested Craig NMI Polizzotto, age 46, of 2071 Co Rd. 139, Ovid, NY.  Polizzotto was charged with Harassment 2nd and Disorderly Conduct.  Deputies were at Polizzotto's residence investigating a domestic dispute when he became belligerent. Polizzotto was using obscene language in a public place and also verbally threatened to shoot police officers. 

Polizzotto was arraigned at the Town of Ovid Court where he was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $500/$1,000 bond.  He is scheduled to re-appear on 10/22/14 at 10:00AM.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by the NYSP.

 


Possession of Stolen Property Arrest

10-13-14 Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Rastafari A. Brown, age 25, of 124 James St,. Utica, NY, and Jessica M. Brown, age 24, of 326 Japer St. Syracuse NY.  They were both charged with the following; Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th, (E Felony), two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, (A Misdemeanor), and Possession of Burglars Tools, (A Misdemeanor).  The above charges stem from a shoplifting complaint from the Waterloo Premium Outlets.  It is alleged that both Rastafari and Jessica possessed multiple stolen items from various stores.  They were also in possession of a modified shopping bag used to conceal stolen items.  The larceny's occurred while two children aged 5 and 6 were present.

 

Rastafari Brown was arraigned at the Town of Junius Court and committed to the custody of the Seneca County Sheriff in lieu of $5,000/$10,000.  A felony hearing is scheduled for 10/17/14 at 6:00PM. 

 

Jessica Brown was also arraigned a the Town of Junius Court.  She was released on her own recognizance and scheduled for a return date of 11/20/14 at 7:00PM.

 

Sheriff's were assisted at the scene by the NYSP.  Child Protective Services were also notified.

 

 


Update to Domestic Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 10/06/14 at approximately 9:54PM Deputies arrested, Kenneth E. Hurd of 393 Wagner St. Lot 95, Waterloo, NY.  Hurd was charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and two counts of Harassment in the 2nd degree.  It is alleged that Hurd struck a 16 year old male and then bit him on the rib cage.  Hurd then struck another female who was attempting to stop the altercation.  There was also a 15 year old female present during the incident.  Hurd was then transported to the Town of Waterloo Court where he was arraigned on the above charges.  He was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $3000 cash, $5000 secured bond.  He is scheduled to re-appear at the Town of Waterloo Court on 10/09/14 at 5:00PM.

 

*After the initial arraignment, Hurd was charged with one count of Criminal Tampering 3rd.  It is alleged that while in police custody he intentionally defecated and urinated in the rear of a Seneca County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle. He was issued an appearance ticket and scheduled to appear at the Town of Waterloo Court at the above date and time.


Sheriff's Investigators arrest two for drugs

10/07/2014 During the past week, members of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested two people in connection to investigations relating to the sale and possession of illicit drugs in Seneca County. 

The following people were charged:

Joshua J. Walborn, 25, of 1746 Combs Road, Ovid, New York, was arrested on charges of:

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (three counts), Class B Felonies 

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (three counts), Class B Felonies

It is alleged that Walborn sold heroin in the Village of Waterloo and Town of Seneca Falls on three separate occasions.  Walborn was previously arrested on 09-23-14 in the Town of Tyre after Sheriff’s Investigators found him to be in possession of 28 baggies of suspected heroin.

Walborn was arraigned in the Waterloo Village Court and remanded back to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on additional bail.  Walborn was already remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $20,000 cash bail/$40,000 secured bond related to the other charges.  Walborn is due back in the Seneca County Court at a later date.

 

Bobbie Jo Hayes, 45, of 35 Mynderse Street, Apartment 1, Seneca Falls, New York was arrested on charges of:

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (two counts), Class B Felonies

Criminal Diversion of Prescription Medications in the Fourth Degree, Class A Misdemeanor

It is alleged that Hayes sold oxycodone on two separate occasions in the Town of Seneca Falls.  It is further alleged that Hayes also sold prednisone on one occasion in the Town of Seneca Falls.  Hayes was arraigned in the Covert Town Court and released on her own recognizance.  Hayes is to reappear in the Seneca Falls Town Court on October 9, 2014 at 6pm.

The Seneca Falls Police Department and Waterloo Police Department assisted in the arrests.


Domestic arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 10/06/14 at approximately 9:54PM Deputies arrested, Kenneth E. Hurd of 393 Wagner St. Lot 95, Waterloo, NY.  Hurd was charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and two counts of Harassment in the 2nd degree.  It is alleged that Hurd struck a 16 year old male and then bit him on the rib cage.  Hurd then struck another female who was attempting to stop the altercation.  There was also a 15 year old female present during the incident.  Hurd was then transported to the Town of Waterloo Court where he was arraigned on the above charges.  He was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $3000 cash, $5000 secured bond.  He is scheduled to re-appear at the Town of Waterloo Court on 10/09/14 at 5:00PM. test

 

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Narcotics Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 10/05/14 at approximately 2:15AM Deputies stopped a suspicious vehicle on Fall St. in the Town of Seneca Falls.  During the traffic stop, it is alleged that Wally J. Morabito Jr. age 25, of Geneva, NY possessed a quantity of cocaine packaged in a manner that would indicate sales.  Morabito was charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd, B Felony, and one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th, D Felony.  Nearly $3,000 case was also seized from Morabito. 

 

Morabito was arraigned at the Town of Seneca Falls Court.  He is scheduled to re-appear at the Town of Seneca Falls Court on 10/08/14 at 9:00am for a Felony Hearing. 

 

The Sheriff's Department was assisted at the scene by the Waterloo Police Department.


Narcotics arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 09/07/14 at approximately 11:50 PM Deputies stopped a vehicle on State Routes 5 and 20 in the Village of Waterloo for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation, Deputies charged Moses Moore Sr., age 58, of Geneva, NY with one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd. (B Felony) and one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th (D Felony). It is alleged that Moore possessed a quantity of crack cocaine witht the intent to sell it. Money was also seized from Moore and the vehicle. Moore was arraigned at the Town of Seneca Falls Court where he was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $5000 cash of $10,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to re appear at the Town of Seneca Falls Court on 09/11/14 at 11:30AM.

 

 


Agg DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 06/29/14 at 10:52PM Deputies arrested Jonathan M. Andreas age 21, of 3089 E. Bayard St. Ext. Seneca Falls, NY. Andreas was charged with Unsafe Passing, Failure to Keep Right, Driving While Intoxicated, and Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated .18% or greater. The arrest stems from a traffic stop on River Rd. in the Town of Fayette. Andreas was arraigned at the Village of Waterloo Court and ROR'd. He is scheduled to appear at the Town of Fayette Court on 07/16/14 at 7:00PM

 

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DWAI Drugs

On  05/23/2014 at approximately 9PM Deputies arrested Christine L. Goodman, age 42 of 10 Teft Ave. Clifton Springs, NY. Goodman was charged with DWAI-Drugs, Unlawfull Possession of Marihuana, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th, Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia 2nd, and a Uniform Traffic Ticket for Following Too Closely.

The charges stem from a traffic stop on State Route 5 and 20 in the TOwn of Seneca Falls where Goodman was observed following a vehicle at an unsafe distance. Upon further investigation, it is alleged that Goodman was operating the vehicle while her ability was impaired by drugs. It is further alleged that at the time of the traffic stop she possessed a quantity of marihuana, Oxycodone, and digital scales.

Goodman was released on appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear at the Town of Seneca Falls Court on July 10th, 2014 at 10:00AM.

 

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Family Court Arrest

On 05/29/14 Deputies arrested Robert N. Gill, age 22 of 13575 Savannah Spring Lake Rd., Savannah, NY on a Family Court Warrant. Gill was arraigned at the Town of Tyre Court and committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $7000 cash, $15,000 secured bond. Gill is scheduled to appear at the next available Family Court Date.

 

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CPSP 4th arrest

On 05/11/2014 at approximately 10:40 PM, Deputies stopped a vehicle on State Route 5 and 20 in the Town of Waterloo for an equipment violation. Upon further investigation, the following people were arrested:

The driver, Karl E. Haley, age 19, of 346 Sandybrook Dr. Hamlin, New York, was charged with Inadequate Lights, Unlicensed Operator, Unlawful Possesion of Marihuana, and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th degree (Class E Felony) Haley was arraigned at the Town of Fayette Court and Committed to the Custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $2500/$5000 bond.

 Passenger, Ray Gonzalez-Rivera, age 22, of 15 Gordon St. Brockport, New York was charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th degree (Class E Felony)  Gonzalez-Rivera was arraigned at the Town of Fayette Court and Committed to the Custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $2500/$5000 bond.

 Passenger, Janelle L. Draper, age 17, of 15 Gordon St. Brockport, New York was charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th degree (Class E Felony)  Draper was arraigned at the Town of Fayette Court and Committed to the Custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $250/$500 bond.

 Passenger, Jordan W. Hardy Jr. age 20, of 858 North St., Rochester New York, was charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th degree (Class E Felony)  Hardy Jr. was arraigned at the Town of Fayette Court and Committed to the Custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $2500/$5000 bond.

 It is alleged that all individuals in the vehicle possessed over $2100 worth of stolen items from a Cayuga County business. All suspects are scheduled to appear for a Felony Hearing at the Town of Fayette Court on 05/15/14 at 2:30PM.

 The New York State Police assisted in the investigation.

 

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Illegal Resident

                On 05/05/14 at approximately 12:05AM Deputies stopped a vehicle on SR 96 for an equipment violation. Upon further investigation it was determined that a passenger in the vehicle, Agustin Onofre-Vargas age 50, who is a citizen of Mexico, with a last known address of 10435 43rd Ave. Corona, NY was in the United States Illegally. US Border Patrol was contacted and arrived with Deputies to take custody of the male. Onofre-Vargas will eventually be transported to Batavia for possible deportation.

 

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