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

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

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.


Prostitution arrest

On December 22, 2014, at about 2:20pm, Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Megan M. Eddington, age 24, of 7 West Main Street, Apartment A, Waterloo, New York, on a second charge of Prostitution.  Sheriff’s Investigators learned that Eddington was advertising on an online advertising website and began communicating with her.  Sheriff’s Investigators arranged a meeting at a local hotel and Eddington agreed to engage in sexual activity for money.  Eddington arrived at the hotel and she was taken into custody without incident.  Eddington was arraigned in the Waterloo Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2,000 cash bail/$4,000 secured bond.  Eddington is to reappear in the Waterloo Village Court on January 21, 2015, at 9am.  The Seneca County District Attorney’s Office also assisted on this investigation and arrest.

Eddington was originally charged with Prostitution stemming from a separate incident that occurred on December 10, 2014, in the Village of Waterloo, where Sheriff’s Investigators also communicated with Eddington after she advertised on the same online advertising website and agreed to engage in sexual activity for money.


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.

 


Marihuana Arrests

On December 12, 2014, at about 6:15pm, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Joshua B. Anderson, age 33, and Valerie A. Randall, age 39, both of 7419 Wyers Point Road, Apartment One, Ovid, New York, following an investigation.  Sheriff’s Investigators received complaints that Anderson and Randall were growing marihuana inside their apartment and allowing children to be within close proximity to some of the plants.  The investigation led to the seizure of the marihuana plants and a quantity of dried marihuana.  Anderson and Randall were each charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the First Degree (two counts), Unlawful Growing of Cannabis, and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.  Anderson and Randall were released on appearance tickets and are to appear in the Ovid Town Court on January 6, 2015 at 10am.


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   

Four car - PI MVA

The Seneca County Sheriff reports that on 11-24-14 at 0927 hours deputies responded to a four car personal injury accident at 1303 Rt.414  in the parking lot of the Magee Diner. Brandon L. Sampson, age 20, of 89 Lock St., Clyde, NY was operating his vehicle North bound on Rt.414 when he blacked out while driving and struck three parked vehicles in the parking lot of The Magee Country Diner. Sampson first struck the rear end of the first parked vehicle owned by Paul M. Paradise, age 34, of 9 W Main St., apt#3, Waterloo, NY, then Sampson struck a second parked vehicle owned by Dorothy J. Haust, age 61, of 556 RT. 96N, Waterloo, NY. The third vehicle is owned by Alberta R. Averiette age 60 of 1177 Whiskey Hill Rd. Waterloo, NY All four vehicles were towed from the scene. Sampson had two passengers in his vehicle Dylan J. Younge, age 20, of 2419 Bixby Wood Rd., Savannah, NY and his sister Danielle M. Younge, of the same address. Dylan was transported to Geneva General Hospital for neck pain by North Seneca Ambulance. Magee Fire Dept. assisted at the scene.

 

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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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Two arrested for drug sale and possession

On November 20, 2014, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested two subjects following a joint investigation with the Seneca Falls Police Department into the sale and distribution of illicit drugs in the local community.

 

Arrested were the following:

 

Brandon C. Gregory, age 29, of 59 Bridge Street, Upstairs Apartment, Seneca Falls, New York, was charged with:

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

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

Attempted Escape in the Third Degree, a Class B Misdemeanor

Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a Violation

 

Nataly A. Veras, age 22, also of 59 Bridge Street, Upstairs Apartment, Seneca Falls, New York, was charged with:

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

Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a Violation

 

The investigation concluded with members of the Sheriff’s Office, Seneca Falls Police Department, and the New York State Police executing a search warrant at 59 Bridge Street, Upstairs Apartment, in the Town of Seneca Falls.  A quantity of marihuana, a digital scale, over $1900 in United States Currency, and packaging materials were found at the apartment.  It was further discovered that Gregory was in possession of thirty (30) individually packaged baggies of crack cocaine.  While Gregory was in police custody, he attempted to jump out a second story window.  Gregory was uninjured and was restrained by officers on scene.  It is further alleged that Gregory and Veras have been selling heroin in the local area.

 

Both Gregory and Veras were arraigned in the Tyre Town Court before Judge Jans-Duffy.  Gregory was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $20,000 cash bail/$40,000 secured bond.  Veras was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $2,500 cash bail/$5,000 secured bond.  Both are to reappear in the Tyre Town Court on November 25, 2014 at 5pm.  Additional charges are pending.


Heroin arrest

On November 13, 2014, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Morgan L. Price, age 22, of 1170 Whiskey Hill Road, Waterloo, New York.

 

She was charged with:

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

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

           

The charges stem from an incident where Price allegedly sold a quantity of heroin in the Town of Seneca Falls.  Price is currently remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on no bail due to a violation of probation.  Price was sentenced to probation following a 2013 arrest by the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit for selling hydrocodone.  Price was arraigned in the Junius Town Court and remanded back to the Correctional Facility.  Price is to reappear in the Seneca Falls Town Court on December 5, 2014 at 5pm.  The Seneca Falls Police Department assisted in the investigation.


County Court Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 11/20/2014 at 12:55pm   Deputies arrested Ryan M. Hampp age 34 of   217 East Main St. Waterloo, N.Y.   on a Seneca County Court warrant for violation of probation.  Hampp is currently held at the Seneca County Jail on other charges.  Hampp is to appear in Seneca County Court at a later time and date.


Family Court Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on11/19/14 at 10:59am   Deputies arrested  Terri G. Clark age 29 of   35 Mynderse St., Seneca Falls NY   on a  Seneca County Family  Court Warrant.  Clark was arraigned by Village of Waterloo Court before Justice Mattoon and  was committed to the Seneca County Jail on $1,000.00 cash bail or $3,000.00 bond.  Clark is to appear in Seneca County Family Court at a later date.

 

 


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.

 

 


PI accident

    Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on November 14th, 2014 at 10:06 a.m. Deputies, along with Fayette Fire Department and North Seneca Ambulance, responded to the area of 4608 State Route 89 in the town of Varick for a Personal Injury Accident.  Craig J. Altobello, age 31 of 149 Tremaine Ave in Kenmore NY was air lifted after an extensive extrication, via LifeNet to Strong Memorial Hospital after his 2004 Pontiac Bonneville was traveling Northbound on Route 89 and struck another vehicle head on. It is reported that Altobello fell asleep behind the wheel which caused him to drift into oncoming traffic. Altobello’s vehicle was in the Southbound lane when his vehicle struck Glen Rutherford’s 2014 Toyota Sienna which was heading Southbound on Route 89. Glen Rutherford, age 42, of 122 Overbrook Rd in Rochester NY was taken via North Seneca Ambulance to Geneva General Hospital where he was treated for a fractured wrist and released. Altobello was treated for complaints of chest pain and later released from Strong Memorial Hospital. Both vehicles were towed from the scene due to heavy front end damage. No summons’ were issued.

 

 


Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on November 13, 2014 at approximately 6:00pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Mark J Prentice, age 35 of 9440 Lodi Center Rd Lodi, NY on a Warrant for Violating his Pre-Trial Release.  Prentice was arriagned at the Waterloo Town Court where he was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $750 cash, $1500 secured bond.  He is scheduled to reappear on December 19, 2014. 

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.    


Marihuana arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on November 8th, 2014 at approximately 9:30 pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Henry J Wells, 8382 Main S.,t Interlaken NY for Unlawful possession of Marihuana.  Deputies responded to 8382 Main St in the Town of Covert on November 8th, 2014 for the smell of Marihuana coming from a vehicle. Upon further investigation it was discovered that Wells was in possession of Marihuana. He was charged with Unlawful possession of Marihuana. Wells was released on an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear at the Covert Town Court on December 15, 2014 to answer the charge.


Endangering the Welfare of a Child

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on November 8th, 2014 at approximately 3:12 pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Cory S Barrett, of 2130 Water St., in Ovid, NY for Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  Deputies responded to 1343 Main St Willard in the Town of Romulus on October 24, 2014 for the report of a missing Juvenile that had been located with Barrett. Upon further investigation it was discovered that Barrett acted in a manner to likely to be injurious to the physical, mental or moral welfare of a child less then seventeen years old. He was charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Barrett was arraigned in the Town of Romulus and released on his on recognizance and is scheduled to appear at the Romulus Town Court on December 15, 2014.


DWI arrest

The Seneca County Sheriffs Office reports that on the 8th of November 2014 at approximately 2:45am, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Timothy M. Patchen, 24, of 1725 County House Rd., Waterloo NY for Driving While Intoxicated. The arrest stems from a traffic stop the occurred on White Rd in the Town of Romulus.  Patchen was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Intoxicated with .08% or higher and Operating with inadequate head lamps. Patchen is to appear in the Town of Romulus Court on the 9th of December 2014 at 10:00am.

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.

 

 


DWI Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on November 4, 2014 at approximately 5:30pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Keith S Dickinson, age 61 of 8543 Mill St., Lodi,NY for Driving While Intoxicated.  Deputies responded to Main St., Interlaken for the report of a car versus a pedestrian accident. Deputies report a black Honda Civic that was being operated by Dickinson was exiting a driveway when it struck pedestrian Sharon L Tyler, age 56, of 8367 Main St., Interlaken., Apt 2.  Upon further investigation it was discovered that Dickinson was driving under the influence of alcohol.  He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with .08% or more BAC, and Failure to Yield Right of Way to Pedestrian.  Dickinson was released on appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear at the Covert Town Court on December 15, 2014.  The female that was struck was uninjured. 

DWI Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on October 31, 2014 at approximately 9:30pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Adrian P McKnight, age 30 of 7415 Wyers Point Rd Ovid, for Felony Driving While Intoxicated.  It is alleged that McKnight was operating a 1993 blue Honda Civic eastbound on County Rd 139 when he lost control of the vehicle going around a curve and exited the roadway striking a tree and utility pole.  While deputies were enroute it was reported the vehicle was fleeing the scene.  A short time later Deputies located the vehicle traveling westbound on County Road 139.  The vehicle had heavy damage to its right side and was also being operated with a flat tire.  The vehicle was subsequently stopped and after further investigation, it was determined the driver McKnight was operating the vehicle in an intoxicated state.  Deputies report  that McKnight has a previous conviction of DWI within the preceeding 10 years.  McKnight was charged with Felony DWI, unsafe tire, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and moved from lane unsafely.  He was arraigned at the Covert Town Court where he was ROR'd.  McKnight is scheduled to reappear at the Ovid Town Court on November 18, 2014. 

Driving While Intoxicated

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on October 31st 2014 at 01:19AM, Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Brandyn L Backus, 28 of 931 Marsh Rd Seneca Falls NY, on State Route 318 in the Town of Junius. Backus was charged with Felony Driving While Intoxicated, Felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operator in the 1st degree, Refusal to take a breath test and Failure to Keep Right. Backus was arraigned in the Town of Waterloo Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $5,000 cash bail $10,000 secured bond and is to reappear in the Town of Junius Court on November 4th to answer the charges.

 

  

 


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.

 

 

 


Cruelty to animals

On October 24, 2014, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Bobbie L. Rowland, 33, and Kyle W. Craig, 23, both of 1875 Auburn Road, Lot 2, Seneca Falls, New York, on additional charges following a joint investigation between the Sheriff’s Office, Seneca Falls Police Department, and Seneca County Child Protective Services. 

Rowland and Craig were each charged with four counts of Cruelty to Animals, Class A Misdemeanors.  The charges stem from a search warrant execution by members of the Sheriff’s Office and Seneca Falls Police Department on 10-15-14.  Following the search warrant execution, four dogs were discovered inside the residence and were seized due to their poor physical condition.  The dogs were turned over to staff from the Beverly Animal Shelter and were examined by veterinary staff from Cornell University.  The dogs were diagnosed with multiple ailments and conditions that could have been treated and prevented with basic veterinary care.  The dogs are being cared for by the Beverly Animal Shelter and their conditions are improving.  Craig was also charged with three counts of Criminal Sale of Marihuana in the fourth degree, also Class A Misdemeanors.  Both Rowland and Craig are currently incarcerated in the Seneca County Correctional Facility on bail.  They are both scheduled to appear in the Seneca Falls Town Court on November 10, 2014 at 6pm.


PI MVA

The Seneca County Sheriff Office reports on October 21st, 2014 at approximately 1:11pm Sheriff Deputies responded to a two car personal injury motor vehicle accident on Grange Hall RD in the Town Of Junius.  A Chevy truck operated by Edward L. Franklin, age 80 of 1215 W. Townline Rd Phelps, NY made a left turn  into a Pontiac Grand Prix being operated by Amber C. Landschoot age 21 of 1496 Griffith Rd, Phelps,NY Landschoot was Southbound on Grange Hall Rd and had the right of way. Franklin had a passenger in his vehicle Paul D. Rosenthal age 62 of 1298 Grange Hall Rd, Phelps, NY Rosenthal was transported to Geneva General Hospital by North Seneca Ambulance for chest pain, Franklin had a minor cut on his left hand and was going to be taken by car to see his doctor. Franklin  was issued a citation for Fail to yield right of way.  Also assisting at the scene was the Junius Fire Dept. 

                                                                           

                                                                                


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.

 


Two arrested for weapon and drug offenses

On October 15, 2014, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested two people on several charges following a joint investigation with the Seneca Falls Police Department and the Seneca County Child Protective Services Unit. 

 

Arrested were:

 

Kyle W. Craig, 23, of 1875 Auburn Road, Lot 2, Seneca Falls, New York, was charged with:

*Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony

*Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the First Degree (five counts), Class A Misdemeanors

*Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a Violation

 

Bobbie L. Rowland, 33, of 1875 Auburn Road, Lot 2, Seneca Falls, New York, was charged with:

*Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony

*Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the First Degree (five counts), Class A Misdemeanors

 

Members of the Sheriff’s Office and Seneca Falls Police Department concluded the investigation with the execution of a search warrant at 1875 Auburn Road, Lot 2, in the Town of Seneca Falls.  The search warrant resulted in the seizure of a quantity of marihuana, United States Currency, metal knuckles, and drug paraphernalia.  It was further discovered that five people under the age of eighteen resided in the home and drug sales occurred commonly at the residence.  Additionally, four dogs were also removed from the home due to their physical condition.

               

Both Craig and Rowland were arraigned in the Waterloo Village Court where they were remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility.  Craig was remanded on $2,500 cash bail/$5,000 secured bond and Rowland was remanded on $5,000 cash bail/$10,000 secured bond.  Both Craig and Rowland are to reappear in the Waterloo Village Court on October 21, 2014 at 10am.

               

The dogs were picked up at the scene by the staff of Beverly Animal Shelter and transported to the shelter for treatment.  The children were also removed from the residence and are under the care of Seneca County Child Protective Services.  Additional charges may be pending.


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.

 

 


PIMVA

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on October 11, 2014 at approximately 5:40pm Sheriff Deputies responded to Swick Rd for the one car motor vehicle accident.  Dale F Tyler, age 22 of 5489 State Route 96 Romulus, was operating a Chevrolet Cavalier westbound on Swick Rd when he failed to negotiate a curve and lost control of the vehicle.  The vehicle left the roadway, struck a ditch and then a number of trees.  The vehicle sustained heavy damage and needed to be towed from the scene.  Tyler suffered injuries from the crash and was taken to the hospital by family members.  He was issued a citation for speed not reasonable and prudent.  Also assisting at the scene was South Seneca Ambulance and Romulus Fire Dept. 

PIMVA

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on October 11, 2014 at approximately 7:10pm Sheriff Deputies responded to State Route 89 on the Town of Romulus for a one car motor vehicle accident.  Matthew J Rook, age 30 of 161 West Bayard St Apt 43 Seneca Falls, was operating a Cehvrolet Cobalt northbound on Route 89 when he left the roadway on east side striking a guard rail.  Rook then struck a utility pole and the vehicle then fell about 50 ft down an embankment and came to rest along a tree.  The vehicle sustained heavy damage and needed to be towed from the scene.  Rook sustained injuries and was transported to Cayuga Medical Center by South Seneca Ambulance.  Also assisting at the scene was the Romulus Fire Dept and NYSEG. 

Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd

The Seneca County Sheriff’s office reports that on October 11th, 2014 at 12:37 AM, Seneca County Deputies arrested Alex M Deyulio, age 19, of 255 Carter Road Geneva, NY, on Packwood Road in the Town of Waterloo.  He was charged with Failure to stop at a stop sign, aggravated unlicensed Operation 3rd and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana and is to appear before the Town of Waterloo on November 20th to answer the charges.  


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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Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on October 6, 2014 at approximately 8:40 pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Charles G Santmyer, age 32 of 8382 Main St Apt 1 Interlaken, NY for two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree. It is alleged that during the investigation into a harassment Santmyer was in possession of two illegal weapons. Santmyer was arraigned at the Lodi Town Court where he was committed to Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1000 cash, $2000 secured bond. He is scheduled to reappear on October 10, 2014 at the Covert Town Court. 

Grand Larceny Arrest

On 10/06/14 at 2:30 pm Seneca County Sheriff's Office Investigators arrested Nancy L. Lind age 52 of 1188 Hecker Rd. Waterloo, NY for grand larceny in the fourth degree and falsifying business records in the first degree.  The charges stem from an investigation into incidents that occurred at a Town of Waterloo business in which Lind was employed.  During the months of July and August 2014,it is alleged that Lind stole a total of $1670.00 and altered sales at the register at the business to cover up the thefts.  Lind was issued appearance tickets to appear in the Town of Waterloo Court on November 13, 2014 to answer to the charges. 


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.


AUO 3rd

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 09/28/2014 at about 21:25 pm Sheriff's Deputies charged Robert E. Buck Jr. age 49 of 1157 Waterloo Geneva Rd. Waterloo with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the third degree. Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot  of 712 Waterloo Geneva Rd. and found Buck to have a suspended license. Buck was issues a UTT for AUO 3rd and is to appear in the Town of Waterloo Court at a later time and date.

Narcotics Arrest

On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at about 3:56pm, members of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Joshua J. Walborn, 25, of 1746 Combs Road, Ovid, New York, on charges following an investigation into the sale and possession of heroin in the Seneca Falls and Waterloo communities. 

Sheriff’s Investigators, with assistance from the Uniform Road Patrol, executed a traffic stop on a vehicle on Route 318 in the Town of Tyre.  Sheriff’s Investigators seized 28 baggies of heroin, a quantity of Suboxone, a quantity of Marihuana, and 101 hypodermic needles from the vehicle.  It is further alleged that Walborn intended to sell some of the heroin locally.

Walborn was charged with the following:

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

Criminally Possessing a Hypodermic Instrument, a Class A Misdemeanor

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor

Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a Violation

Walborn was arraigned in the Tyre Town Court before Judge Mills and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $20,000 cash bail/$40,000 secured bond.  Walborn is to reappear in the Tyre Town Court on September 26, 2014 at 8am.

The New York State Police and the Seneca Falls Police Department also assisted in the investigation.

domestic violence arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on September 18th, 2014 at 1:37pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Scott M. Fratto, age 52 of Waterloo NY for Criminal Contempt 1st, and Harassment Second  It is alleged that Fratto was at the residence of a female threatening to kill the female and her child while there was a Class A Order of Protection in place protecting the female from Fratto.  Fratto was arraigned at the Ovid Town Court where he was Committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $250,000.00 cash bail or $500,000.00 secured bond  Fratto is scheduled to reappear on September 23rd 2014. 

 

                                                                                          

                                                                                             


Welfare Fraud

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that On September 17, 2014 at 3:30 pm Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jillene L. Lapp age 33 of 1930 Blackbrook Road Seneca Falls for Welfare Fraud 4th A Class E Felony. It is alleged that between April and May of 2014 Lapp received benefits that she was not entitled to. Lapp was arraigned before Village of Waterloo Justice Mattoon and released to reappear on November 5th 2014 at 9 am.   

Annual Marihuana Eradication Detail

On September 11, 2014, a joint marijuana eradication detail was conducted in Seneca County by members of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police (DEC).  Marijuana plants were located and seized out of fields in four of the ten towns within Seneca County.  In total, 217 marijuana plants were seized.  According to the DEA, the street value of the marijuana is estimated to be more than $200,000.  Persons responsible for the illegal cultivation of marijuana in these cases also trespassed on private property and damaged the crops of hard-working farmers.    

The investigations are continuing and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Drug Tip Hotline at (800) GO-TO-JAIL / (800) 468-6524.  All calls will be kept confidential.


Criminal Contempt Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on September 12, 2014 at approx 4:20pm Sheriff's Deputies arrested Jacob J. Stone, age 38 of 1419 Main Street Willard for Criminal Contempt 2nd degree. It is alleged that Stone sent several text messages to a female while a Class A Order of Protection was in place. Stone was arraigned at the Ovid Town Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $5,000 cash or $10,000 Secured Bond. Stone is due back in the Town of Romulus Court on September 26, 2014 at 10:00am

 

 


AUO 3rd

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 09/12/2014 at about 21:44 pm Sheriff's Deputies charged Aaron J. Smithoover age 23 of 76 E. Bayard St. in the Town of Seneca Falls with Aggravated Unlicensed  Operation in the third degree.  Sheriff's Deputies stopped Smithoover for failing to use his directional signal turning from Ovid St. on to Mechanic St. and learned that Smithoover had a suspended license. Smithoover was issued a UTT for the suspended license and is to appear in the Town of Seneca Falls Court at a later date and time.


FCA Art Violation Family Court Arrest

On September 11, 2014 at 0920 a.m. Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Dawn M. Howe age 40 of 26 ½ Clinton Street Seneca Falls on an Arrest Warrant from Seneca County Family Court. Howe was arraigned before Seneca Falls Town Court Justice Lafler and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2000 cash $4000 bond and will appear in Seneca County Family at a later date.    -219

Welfare Fraud 4th Degree, Grand Larceny 4th Degree

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 9/10/14 at 11am  Deputies arrested Sue A. Huling, age 45, of 3 Arrowhead Drive, Waterloo.  The arrest stems from an  arrest warrant issued out of the Waterloo Village Court after an investigation by the Seneca County Welfare Fraud Investigator, for Welfare Fraud 4th Degree and Grand Larceny 4th Degree.  Huling was arraigned in the Village of Waterloo Court Justice Matoon and Huling was released to appear on 10/01/14 at 9am to answer the charges. 

 

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Family Court Warrant Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on September 9th, 2014 at approximately 1:37 pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Derek K. Waltz, age 39 of 37 Steven ST. Clifton Springs, NY 14432 on an Arrest Warrant issued out of Seneca County Family Court. Waltz was arrested at the Seneca County Family Court and was arraigned at the Village of Waterloo Court where he was Committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $1,000.00 cash or $2,000.00 bond Waltz is scheduled to appear at Seneca County Family Court on a later date. 

 

                                                                                           

                                                                                           


Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on September 8, 2014 at approximately 6:30pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Carl F True, age 39 of 1239 Middle Blackbrook Rd Seneca Falls for one count of Assault 2nd.  The arrest stems from an incident that occurred on September 6th where it is alleged that True punched a male several times in the face, causing injury.  True was arraigned at the Seneca Falls Town Court where he was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2500 cash, $5000 secured bond.  He is scheduled to reappear on September 11, 2014.  220

Sheriff warns residents of another on-going telephone scam

09-08-2014 Seneca County Sheriff Jack S. Stenberg reports that several Seneca County residents have received calls from person(s) claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  The fraudster tells residents that they are in a difficult situation and that the IRS would be filing a lawsuit against them and the local police would be coming to arrest them.

 

Fortunately, our residents were aware of this scam and frustrated the fraudster who eventually hung up.  “We have seen cases where these fraudsters ask residents to purchase a green dot card and call them back with the green dot card pin number so they can credit their account”, said Sheriff Stenberg.

 

The IRS will never contact anyone by phone or ask for personal information over the phone.  Sheriff Stenberg is urging residents to be aware of the countless scams like this one or others that are going around the County.  “If you are in doubt, call 911 and have an officer respond to your location to better assess these fraudulent telephone calls,” said the Sheriff.


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.

 

 


DWI Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on September 6, 2014 at approximately 7:50pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Paul J McGuane Jr, age 55 of 7549 Potter Morgan Rd Interlaken for Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with BAC greater that .08% and Failure to Keep Right.  It is alleged that McGuane operated a vehicle westbound on Halls Corners Rd before driving the vehicle off the road and into a ditch.  McGuane then fled the scene and entered a wooded area.  He was found a short time later by the Sheriff's Office K9 Unit.  McGuane was released on tickets and is scheduled to appear at the Covert Town Court on October 6, 2014.  139

Arrest

On September 3, 2014, the Seneca County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit arrested Rodney J. Lowman, age 33, of 30 Dana Street, Rochester, New York, on charges of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree and Promoting Prison Contraband in the Second Degree.  It is alleged that Lowman was found to be in possession of a quantity of crack cocaine following a search by Correction Officers.  Lowman is currently incarcerated in the Seneca County Correctional Facility on a parole violation and will appear in the Romulus Town Court on September 19, 2014 at 10am to answer the new charges.

Criminal Mischief 4th

On September 3rd 2014 at 0825 hrs Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Joshua M. Griswold age 18 of 7119 Prospect Street Ovid for Criminal Mischief 4th. It is alleged that on July 27th 2014 Griswold damaged a picnic bench at a local playground in the Village of Ovid. Griswold was issued an appearance ticket to appear in Ovid Town Court on October 7th 2014 at 1000 hrs.   -119

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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