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

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

Arrest for Sale of Heroin

On July 28, 2014, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Taylor B. Eggleston, 18, of 1170 Whiskey Hill Road, Waterloo, New York, on charges related to the sale and distribution of heroin in the local community.

Eggleston 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, Class B Felonies.  It is alleged that Eggleston sold heroin on two separate occasions in the Town of Seneca Falls.

Eggleston was arraigned in the Covert Town Court and released on her own recognizance as she is already incarcerated at the Seneca County Correctional Facility on unrelated charges.  Eggleston is to reappear in the Seneca Falls Town Court on August 7, 2014, at 6pm.

The Seneca Falls Police Department assisted in the investigation.


PIMVA

The Seneca County Sheriff Office reports on July 27, 2014 at approximately 3:15pm Sheriff Deputies responded to a two car personal injury motor vehicle accident on Main St Ovid.  A Ford Mustang operated by Rosie M Albro, age 27 of 4407 St Rt 414 in Fayette was stopped in traffic waiting to make a left turn into an Ovid Business when a Chevy Silverado operated by Gordon T Borden, age 67 of 8200 Rt 89 Interlaken struck her from behind.  Albro was transported to Geneva General Hospital by South Seneca Ambulance for possible injuries.  Borden was issued a citation for following too closely.  Also assisting at the scene was the Ovid Fire Dept.  139


South Seneca Ambulance Bookeeper arrested

07-25-2014 Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Angel J. Lawrence, 49, of 1343 Main Street,  Willard, NY. Lawrence was arrested following an investigation into the theft of money from the South Seneca Community Volunteer Ambulance Corp. Inc.. The investigation into this matter was initiated by the Board of Directors of South Seneca Ambulance Corps.  It is alleged that Lawrence, as bookeeper between 2012 and June 2014 allegedly misappropriated $163,849.69 for her personal use. Lawrence has been charged with one count of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree a class "C" felony, one count of Forgery in the Second Degree a class "D" felony and one one count of Falsifying Business Records in the Second Degree, a class "E" felony.

Lawrence was arraigned in the Town of Fayette Court before the Hon. Justice Joseph Sapio at which time she was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2,500.00 cash bail or $5,000.00 bond. Lawrence is scheduled to re-appear in court on July 29th 2014 to answer the charges.

The investigation is continuing.  

 


Bad check arrest

On July 22 2014 Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jean M. Kirk age 49 of 5766 State Route 96 Romulus for issuing a bad check. It is alleged that Kirk issued a check for $24.43 to a Town of Romulus business on June 20th. Kirk was issued an appearance ticket to appear in Romulus Town Court at a later date.   

Stalking 3rd, Petit larceny arrest

on 07/22/14 at 12:50 pm Seneca County Sheriff Investigators arrested Cody L. Claeys age 24 of 14B Stanton Meadows, Seneca Falls for stalking in the third degree and petit larceny.  The charges stem from an investigation into 5 separate incidents that have occured to an employee of a Town of Waterloo business since May of 2013. Claeys stole 3 photographs, left notes for the owner of the photographs and took pictures of other photographs from the employees office.  The photographs were all of the female employees 8 year old daughter.  Claeys was arraigned in the Town of Waterloo Court were he was released and is to  appear on August 14, 2014 to answer to the charges.  A full stay away order of protection was issued to the female and her daughter.   


Two employees of Seneca County Water and Sewer Department arrested

On 07/22/2014, Seneca County Sheriff’s Office arrested two employees of Seneca County Water & Sewer Department following an investigation into allegations of misconduct.

 

Arrested were:

 

Gordon A. Carroll Jr., age 45, of 7045 First Street, Willard New York. Carroll was charged with two counts of Official Misconduct and one count of Falsifying Business records in the Second Degree. The misconduct charges result from allegations that Carroll engaged in activities related to a lawn mowing business and scrap business during County work hours. The Falsifying Business Records charge result from an allegation that Carroll filed a false work and activity log and time sheet with the County of Seneca.   

 

Kenneth E. Kline, age 29, of 7461 Rock River Road, Ovid, New York. Kline was charged with two counts of Falsifying Business Records in the Second Degree for allegedly filing false work activity logs and time sheets with the County of Seneca.

 

The investigation is open and continuing. Anyone with information is requested to contact Chief Deputy John Cleere at 315-220-3408 or e-mail jcleere@co.seneca.ny.us.


Heroin sale and possession arrrest

07-17-2014 The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Grant M. Price, 20, of 1170 Whiskey Hill Road, Waterloo, New York, on charges stemming from an investigation into the sale and distribution of heroin and cocaine.

Price was charged with three counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the third degree, Class B Felonies, and three counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree, Class B Felonies.  It is alleged that Price sold and possessed heroin and cocaine on three separate occasions in the Town of Seneca Falls.

Price was arraigned in the Lodi Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $10,000 cash bail/$20,000 secured bond.  Price is to reappear in the Lodi Town Court on July 22, 2014 at 9:30am. 

The Seneca Falls Police Department assisted in the investigation.


Unlawful Fleeing Police Officer

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on July 20th, 2014 at 6:33PM Sheriff's Deputies arrested Joseph M. Johndrew age 20, of 6961 State Route 89 Ovid, New York with Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in the Third Degree, Operating out of Class, Unregistered Motorcycle, Uninspected Motorcycle, Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Speed in Zone, Fail to Keep Right, Unsafe Passing, and Reckless Driving. Sheriff's Deputies report that Johndrew was operating an unregistered motorcycle on West Seneca Street in the Town of Lodi. When Sheriff's Deputies attempted to stop Johndrew, he fled on the motorcycle leading Sheriff's Deputies on a pursuit on Lodi Station Road and into the Lodi Cemetery, where Johndrew lost control of the motorcycle Johndrew was not injured. Johndrew was released on appearance tickets and is to appear at the Lodi Town Court on August 13th, 2014 at 10:00AM to answer the charges.

 

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UPM arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 07/16/14 at approximately 8:30PM Deputies arrested Isabel C. Ventura, age 39, of 1 Merrill Place, Geneva, NY. The arrest stems from a traffic stop on River Rd. in the Village of Waterloo. Ventura and another occupant of her vehicle were reported to be involved in a domestic dispute. Upon locating the vehicle and speaking with Ventura, Deputies discovered a small quantity of marihuana. Ventura was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marihuana and released on an appearance ticket. She is scheduled to appear at the Village of Waterloo Court on 08/13/14 at 0900hrs.

 

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MVA PI

On 07-16-14 at 16:48 HrsSeneca County Sheriffs Deputies investigated two car personal injury accident that occurred on Rt 96A just south of the village of Ovid.

A vehicle driven by Jerald J Hayward age 47 of 4120 Seneca Rd Hector NY was North on Rt 96A when a south bound vehicle driven by Tracy A Shaw age 56 of 2233 Ovid Lodi Townline rd crossed the center yellow line and struck Hayward's vehicle.

A passenger in Haywards vehicle Lois E Hayward age 43 of the same address received some cuts and glass in her eye and was taken by South Seneca Ambulance to Cayuga medical center for treatment. 

Shaw was issued a summons for failure to keep right and will appear in Ovid Court  on a later date.  Both vehicles were driven from the scene.


Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports  on July 15, 2014  at approximately 5:00pm Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Matthew L.G. Erickson age 30 of 4365 West Seneca Road Lot 16 Trumansburg for Endangering the Welfare of a Child. It is alleged that earlier in the day Erickson left his 5 year old child alone at the residence with no adult supervision. Erickson was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear at the Covert town Court on August 4th at 10:00am to answer the charge.    139


Reckless Endangerment 2nd Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 07/15/14 at approxiamtely 7:25PM Deputites arrested Julia A. Blair, age 17, of 4887 Rt. 96A and charged her with two counts of Reckless Endangerment 2nd. The arrest stems from a complaint on State Route 96A in the Town of Fayette where it is alleged that Blair grabbed the steering wheel of a van that she was a passenger in. The driver of the vehicle had to take action to avoid an accident. There were no injuries sustained in the incident. Blair was released on appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear at the Town of Fayette  Court on 08/20/14 at 7:00PM.

 

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Family Court arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 07/11/14 at approximately 7:00PM deputies arrested William G. Powell, age 22, with a last known address of 5630 St. Rt. 96, Romulus, NY. Sheriff's Deputies located  on Border City Rd. in the Town of Waterloo while having an active Family Court warrant for his arrest. Powell was arraigned at the Town of Romulus Court and was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lie of $2000 bail. He is scheduled to appear at the next available Family Court date.

 

 


DWI Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 7-6-14 at 1:11am, sheriff's Deputies arrested 44 year old Tina M. Ike of 2744 Parmenter Rd. in Interlaken for DWI. The arrest stems from a report of suspicious vehicles on Clark Rd. in the Town of Lodi. Deputies observed Ike in her vehicle on Clark Rd. and upon further investigation, arrested her for DWI. Ike was charged with DWI, refusal to submit to a pre-screen device, operating a motor vehicle without a seatbelt, open container. Ike was arraigned in the T-Romulus court where she was ror'd. Ike is to re-appear in the Town of Romulus Court on the 25th of July at 10:30am.

 

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Search Warrant results in three narcotics arrests

07-02-2014 The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested three people following an investigation into the sale and distribution of heroin in the Village of Waterloo. Members of the Sheriff’s Office and the Waterloo Police Department executed a search warrant at 25 North Seneca Street in the Village of Waterloo. Sheriff’s Investigators seized a quantity of heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana, buprenorphine (suboxone), diazepam, drug paraphernalia, United States Currency, and an electronic stun gun during the investigation and search warrant. The investigation revealed that children reside in the home. Arrested were the following: Harold J. Rivera, 31, of 25 North Seneca Street, Waterloo, New York, 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 Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, a Class C Felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, a Class D Felony Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the First Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor It is alleged that Rivera sold heroin and suboxone in the Village of Waterloo. Rivera was arraigned in the Waterloo Village Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on no bail. Rivera is to reappear in the Waterloo Village Court on July 8, 2014 at 2pm. Jenelle A. Cook, 35, of 25 North Seneca Street, Waterloo, New York, was charged with: Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the First Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor It is alleged that Cook sold heroin in the Village of Waterloo. Cook was arraigned in the Waterloo Village Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $10,000 cash bail/$20,000 secured bond. Cook is to reappear in the Waterloo Village Court on July 8, 2014 at 2pm. Sandra L. Brignall, 38, of 25 North Seneca Street, Waterloo, New York, was charged with: Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor It is alleged that Brignall unlawfully possessed a quantity of diazepam while at the residence. Brignall was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Waterloo Village Court on August 6, 2014 at 9am. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by members of the Waterloo Police Department and Seneca County Child Protective Services during the investigation.

Driving While Intoxicated

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on June 28th, 2014 at 11:40 PM, Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Curtis N Brosius, 25, of 2549 Edwards Rd NY, on Strang Rd in the Town of Junius. Brosius was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Driving with .08% of 1% or more. Brosius was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Junius Court on August 26th 2014 to answer the charges.

 

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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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Vehicle Pursiut

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 06/28/14 at approximately 0929 hrs Sheriff Deputies arrested Kirsly L. Bisgrove, age 23, of 1866A Mecklenburg Rd Ithaca, NY for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree. This arrest stems off of a Police Pursuit that began in Schuyler County and ended in the Town of Lodi in Seneca County. Bisgrove was arraigned in the Town of Lodi Court in front of Judge Van Cleef. Bisgrove was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500 cash / $1,000 secured bond. Bisgrove is due back in the Town of Lodi Court August 21, 2014 at 1000 hrs to answer to the charge.

 

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Vehicle Pursuit

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 06/28/14 at approximately 0904 hrs Sheriff Deputies arrested Joshua E. Donahue (aka Joshua Buisch), age 27, of 31 King St Trumansburg, NY for Criminal Mischief 2nd degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree, Reckless Endangerment 2nd degree, Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer and several traffic citations. This arrest stems off of a Police Pursuit that began in Schuyler County and ended in the Town of Lodi in Seneca County. Deputies report  Donahue has numerous active warrants for his arrest from surrounding counties, and failed to stop for a Schuyler County Deputy - coming into Seneca County where he continued to attempt to evade law enforcement, driving recklessly and at a high rate of speed. Donahue deliberately  drove off the road and cut through fields, causing damage to crops and fences. Donahue left the vehicle in a wooded area in a field on Fox Rd in Lodi and fled on foot but was apprehended by Deputies . Schuyler and Seneca County Deputies were assisted at the scene by the NYSP and the Seneca County K-9 unit.   Donahue was arraigned in the Town of Lodi Court in front of Judge Van Cleef. Donahue was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 cash / $20,000 secured bond. Donahue is due back in the Town of Lodi Court July 2, 2014 at 1030 hrs to answer to the charges.

 

 


Abandonment of an Animal

On 06/29/14 at 11:20am The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that Deputies arrested Leslie A. Bunce, age 34, of 45 Judson Rd Rochester.  The arrest stems from Bunce allegedly leaving two cats at a Waterloo Business and attempting to leave.  Bunce was issued an appearance ticket for Abandonment of an Animal and is to appear in the Town of Fayette Court on 7/16/14 at 7pm to answer the charges.

 

 

 


PIMVA

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on June 28, 2014 at approximately 1:30pm Sheriff Deputies investigated a Personal Injury Motor Vehicle Accident that occurred on County Road 139 in Ovid.  A Chevrolet Malibu being operated by Larry A Hollister, age 49 of 2137 W Wycoff Rd, was making a left turn out of a driveway when he failed to yield the right of way to a Ford Explorer that was traveling westbound on Rt 139.  The operator of the Explorer, Mary L Sampson age 70 of 6992 County Rd 132A, swerved to avoid a collision resulting in her to lose control of the vehicle, exit the roadway and overturn.  The vehicle came to rest on its roof and Sampson needed to be extricated from the vehicle by the Ovid Fire Department.  Sampson was treated at the scene by South Seneca Ambulance and subsequently flown to Upstate Medical by Lifenet for possible shoulder and back injuries.  Her vehicle sustained heavy damage and needed to be towed from the scene.  Hollister was issued citations for Failure to Yield Right of Way, and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd as it was discovered he was driving on a suspended license. Hollister is to appear in the Town of Ovid Court at a later date

 

 


PIMVA

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 06/27/2014 at approximately 7:20PM Deputies responded to State Route 89 and E. Varick St. in the town of Varick for the report of a Personal Injury Motor Vehicle accident. Upon investigating the accident, Deputies determined that Phillip Pontius age 68 of 85 State St. Seneca Falls, NY was traveling Northbound when he attempted to make a left hand turn on to East Varick St. Pontius failed to yield the right of way and struck a vehicle head on. The Southbound vehicle was being operated by Margaret Oshaughnessy age 80, of Amherst, NY.

Pontius was flown to SUNY Upstate hospital by LifeNet for the report of internal injuries. Oshaughnessy was transported by North Seneca Ambulance to SUNY Upstate for the report of neck pain. A passenger in Oshaughnessy's vehicle, Madelene Parker, age 19, of Tucson Arizona was transported to Cayuga Medical Center via Finger Lakes Ambulance for a hip injury.

 

Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene. Deputies were assisted by the New York State Police, Varick Fire Department, and Romulus Fire Department. Deputies report the investigation is continuing . 

 

 


Petit Larceny/ Issuing a Bad Check Arrest

On 6/25/14 at 10:15am the Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that Deputies arrested Brian K. Nogiewich, age 55, of 9137 Silsbee Rd Hammondsport.  The arrest stems from an incident in which Nogiewich allegedly wrote a check to a Waterloo business on a closed checking account in the amount of $649.20 in January of 2014.  Nogiewich was issued appearance ticket at the Seneca County Correctional Facility and is to appear in Waterloo Town Court on 7/24/14 at 5pm to answer the charges.

 

 


Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies receive Narcan kits

06-24-2014 Seneca County Sheriff Jack Stenberg reports that his office has received a supply of Naloxone Overdose Rescue Kits and is in the process of training all uniformed and plain clothes deputies in its proper use.

"We have put the necessary policies and protocols in place and are in the process of training everyone which we hope to have completed by the end of the week.  All of our deputies and investigators will now have an Naloxone Overdose Rescue Kit available to them for use to reverse the effects of an opiate overdose.  We have seen a proliferation of heroin sales and use in Seneca County and have responded to a number of opiate overdoses.  Now, we will have the tools to reverse those overdose effects and save lives", said Sheriff Stenberg.

The cost of the Naloxone Overdose Rescue Kits and the training associated with that are being covered by a grant through the NYS Attorney General's Office.


Grand Larceny 3rd and Scheme to Defraud 1st Arrest

On June 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm, Seneca County Sheriff Investigators arrested Brian K. Nogiewich age 55 of 9137 Silsbee Rd. Hammondsport, NY 14840 for grand larceny in the 3rd degree, scheme to defraud in the 1st degree and petit larceny. 

The grand larceny charge stems from an incident in the Village of Waterloo in which Nogiewich received an $8000 down payment from a Village of Waterloo resident for the purchase of a home including remodeling work and making false promises and failing to give a full refund as he promised.

The petit larceny charge stems from an incident in the Town of Fayette in which Nogiewich received $460 from a Town of Fayette resident for generator parts and labor and never receiving the parts or any refund.

The scheme to defraud 1st charge stems from the incidents above in which Nogiewich received the $8000 cash from the Village of Waterloo resident, the $460 cash from the Town of Fayette resident, $2700 cash from a City of Geneva resident for the purchase of a home and making false promises and $1000 cash from a Town of Seneca Falls resident in which Nogiewich was previously arrested for on June 5th, 2014 and never providing work or making any refunds.

Nogiewich was arraigned in the Town of Seneca Falls Court on the above charges and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond bail and is to re-appear in the Town of Seneca Falls Court on June 26, 2014 to answer to the charges.

Nogiewich is a contractor using the alias to all above victims known as "Brian Keith" under his business name Everlast Builders Remodelers.  

Anyone with similiar complaints or information contact Inv Conkey at the Sheriff's Office  at 315 220 - 3443 

 


personal injury mva

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports Sheriff Deputies on June 22, 2014 at approx 1117 hrs investigated a two car personal injury motor vehicle accident at the intersection of W. Blaine Rd and Kinne Rd in the Town of Romulus.  A vehicle driven by Clyde R. Chilson age 58 of 2445 County Rd 130 Romulus, was traveling west bound on W. Blaine Rd, when a vehicle traveling north bound on Kinne Rd driven by Lashawn R Campbell, age 24 of 1417 Schley Place, McDonough GA, failed to stop for the stop sign.  Chilsons vehicle rolled twice coming to rest on the north side of W. Blaine Rd.  Campbell’s vehicle struck the stop sign on Kinne Rd, coming to rest also on the north side of W. Blaine Rd.  Chilson and his passenger, Robbin Chilson age 51 of the same address, where treated at the scene by North Seneca Ambulance and then transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for further medical attention.  The passengers of Campbell’s vehicle, Tonya Graham age 31, Tiny Graham age 31 both of 10743 Sutphin Blvd 1, Jamica NY were treated the scene by South Seneca Ambulance for shoulder and back pain, due to their injuries they were then flown via Mercy Flight to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse for further treatment.  Also in the Campbell’s vehicle was Tyriek Brown age 2 yr old who was in a child restraint seat, uninjured.  Champbell was also flown via Mercy Flight to Upstate Medical Center for treatment of a possible broken left wrist.  Campbell was issued two uniform traffic tickets for failure to stop at the stop sign and failure to use designated lane.  Assisting at the scene was South Seneca Ambulance, North Seneca Ambulance, Mercy Flight, and the Ovid Fire Department. 


Car Fire

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a car fire on Water Street in the Village of Ovid on June 23rd just before 9 am. Upon the arrival of Sheriffs’ Deputies the vehicle was fully engulfed. The Ovid Fire Department responded and had the blaze under control within minutes. The owner Terry L. Manheim age 62 of 2124 Water Street was the operator of the car at the time escaped the vehicle just as the car went up in flames.  The vehicle, which was a 1999 Oldsmobile was a total loss and was towed from the scene. There were no injuries. The fire was found to be caused by a gas leak and was ruled accidental.   

Boat accident on Seneca Lake

On 06/21/14  6:18pm Sheriff Deputies responded to a report of a boating accident that occurred in the area of Caywood Beach, Lodi on Seneca Lake. It is reported that Volker Hartmann age 51 of 225 Oakhill Dr, Horseheads NY was operating his boat on Seneca Lake in a easterly direction , while towing a tube with two 14 year olds – Anna McKane and Katherine McKane , of 42 Mamlock Lane Painted Post NY . A boat operated by Matthew R Gestl age 36 of 255 Williams Rd Bath PA was trolling along the lake fishing. It is reported that Hartmann did not have a reliable spotter and he was attempting to  both spot and navigate his vessel. While Hartmann was in tow he failed to see the vessel that Gestl was in,  colliding with it. . Erin E Lavdar age 32, who was a passenger in Gestl’s vessel, sustained a minor head injury from the accident, was treated at the scene by South Seneca Ambulance and signed off on further treatment.   Hartmann and his passengers : Natalia Haiova-McKane age 40 , and John McKane age 4  both of Painted Post vessel were uninjured, as were Anna and Katherine McKane.  Hartmann was issued tickets for reckless operation of a vessel and failure to have a spotter over the age of 10 years old while in tow,  both violations of the Navigation Laws of New York. He is to appear in the Town of Lodi Court on 07-22-14 at 10:00 am to answer for the charges.


Personal Injury Motorcycle Accident

On the 22nd of June 2014 around 12:06am, The Seneca County Sheriffs Deputies responded to the area of County Road 139 just west of Sheldrake Point for a 1 vehicle personal injury motorcycle accident. Deputies investigation revealed that the motorcycle operator, Timothy J. Haire 31 of 4004 Sheldrake Park Ovid NY was operating the 2005 Suzuki motorcycle at a high rate of speed heading westbound on County Road 139. Haire had lost control of his motorcycle, veering into the ditch on the north side of the road and striking a road sign. Haire was thrown from the motorcycle. Haire was transported to Cayuga Medical Center by Ambulance where he is being treated for possible broken extremities. Deputies report the investigation is continuing . 

Garage fire

Seneca County Sheriffs Office reports that  on 6-18-2014 Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of a garage fire at 2735 County Road 139 in the Town of Ovid shortly after 7:30 am. Upon the arrival of Sheriff’s Deputies the garage was fully involved. The property owners were home at the time of the fire and were woken up to find the fire. A nearby passerby stopped to alert them. The owner is 43 year old Howard and 37 year old Lynet McLaughlin of the same address in Ovid. There were no injuries reported and the building was a total loss. Damage estimate was approximately $25,000. There was no insurance on the building. Ovid Fire Department with mutual aid from Lodi, Interlaken, Romulus, Varick and Fayette brought the blaze under control in about 30 minutes. Seneca County Fire Investigation team also responded to the scene to assist. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.   

NYS Parole Warrant

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on 6-16 at approx 0136 Deputies arrested Shawn M Rousseau age 29, of 8612 Lodi Covert Town Line Rd Lodi NY on a New York State Parole Violation Warrant. The Arrest stems from Rousseau violating his conditions of parole on April 10th 2014. Rousseau was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await further action by New York State Division of Parole. 

PI MVA

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports Sheriff Deputies on 06/15/14 at around 2:00 pm investigated a personal injury motor vehicle accident on State Route 96 north of Brokaw Road in the Town of Romulus. A motor vehicle driven by Eugenia M Srmack age 81 of 6975 St Rt 96 Ovid, NY  was traveling northbound on Rt 96 when she lost control of the motor vehicle. Srmack’s vehicle drifted off the roadway into the ditch line on the east side of the road. Srmack was treated at the scene for cuts on both hands by South Seneca Ambulance. Srmack signed off for any further medical treatment. Also assisting at the scene was the Romulus Fire Dept. and New York State Police. Cause of the accident is still under investigation.


CPCS 3rd and AUO 3rd

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on June 12th, 2014 at 1:41AM, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Vyonne J. Elliott, age 44 of 79 Cottage Street, Auburn, NY for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd degree. Sheriff's Deputies report that during  a  traffic stop on Rt 5 in the Town of Tyre,  Elliott was stopped for speeding and found to be operating the vehicle on a suspended license. Upon further investigation, Mr Elliott was also found to have  a quantity of cocaine on his person.  Elliott was arraigned by Town of Seneca Falls Judge Laquidari  and was remanded to the Seneca County Jail without bail. Elliott is to reappear before the Town of Tyre Court in front of Judge Mills on June 17th, 2014 at 5:00pm.


PI MVA

The Seneca County Sheriff reports that on 06-10-14 at 0902 hours deputies responded to a one car personal injury accident on Rt. 96 in The Town of Ovid. Corrie M. Hibbard age 32, of 5854 apt #2 Rt.96 Romulus, NY was operating her vehicle north bound on Rt 96. Hibbard states she took her eyes off of the roadway, and her vehicle left the road and rolled over in the field on the east side of Rt. 96.  Hibbard was flown by Lifenet air ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital where she is being treated for pain to her neck and left arm.  South Seneca ambulance and the Ovid Fire department assisted at the scene. 

 

                                                                    

                                                         


DWAI - Drugs

The Seneca County Sheriff reports that on 06-09-14 deputies arrested Linda M. Kenney 53, of 2114 West Seneca St. Lodi NY.. Kenney was charged with DWAI - Drugs and failed to keep right.  Deputies report the charges stem from an investigation of a one car motor vehicle accident which occurred on Rt 96 in the Town of Covert on March 12 2014, in which Kenney ran off the road crashing her vehicle.  It is alleged that Kenney was operating her motor vehicle while her ability was impaired by prescription drugs. She was released on appearance tickets and is to appear before the Town of Covert court July 7th 2014 at 1000hrs to answer charges.

PIMVA

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on June 8, 204 at approximately 6:50 pm Sheriff Deputies responded to a personal injury motorcycle accident on West River Rd in the Town of Fayette.  Joseph M Larson, age 23 of 1465 Gravel Rd Seneca Falls, was operating a Yamaha motorcycle eastbound on West River Rd when he failed to negotiate a curve, exited the roadway, then entered a ditch resulting in Larson being ejected from the motorcycle.  Larson suffered injuries from the accident and was transported to Geneva General Hospital by Finger Lakes Ambulance, then subsequently transfered to Strong Memorial Hospital, where is is being treated for broken ribs .  The motorcycle needed to be towed from the scene.  Also assisting at the scene was Border City Fire Dept. Sheriff's Deputiesreport the accident is still under investigation. 

DWI

The Seneca County Sheriffs Office reports that on June 8th,2014 at 0904 am, Seneca County Sheriff Deputies arrested Mark D. Derby age 33 of 3001 Rt 414 Apt 1 Seneca Falls, NY in the Town of Fayette for Driving while Intoxicated, aggravated DWI .18 BAC or more and for speed not reasonable/special hazard.  Charges stem from a one car personal injury accident in the Town of Fayette. Deputies report Derby was eastbound on Marshall road when he failed to negotiate a curve and left the road striking a mailbox and utility pole, Derby's vehicle then continued on approx 200 feet through the lawn before coming to rest  .Derby was treated at the scene by North Seneca Ambulance for a left wrist abrasion and signed off for further medical treatment.  Also assisting at the scene was the Border City Fire Department. The vehicle sustained damage and was towed from the scene.  Derby was arraigned before the Town of Fayette Court, ROR'd and is to reappear before the Town of Fayette Court on 07/02/14 at 7 pm. 

Criminal Mischief Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on June 6th, 2014 at 4:00PM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Jeremy M. Young age 19 of 4887 State Route 96A Romulus, New York for criminal mischief in the fourth degree and criminal mischief in the third degree, a felony. It is alleged that Young was involved in an altercation at a Town of Varick business and damaged two separate vehicles. Young was arraigned before the Town of Ovid Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500.00bail/$1,000.00 bond. Young is to reappear before the Town of Ovid Court on June 11th, 2014 at 10:30AM.

 

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Sheriff's Narcotics Unit arrest four subjects

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested four persons over the last week in connection with narcotics investigations involving the sale and distribution of heroin and opiate pills in the Seneca Falls and Waterloo communities.

Arrested were the following:

Phillip G. Yates, age 53, of 350 Waterloo/Geneva Road, Apartment 9, Waterloo, New York, was charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (two counts) – Class B Felonies

It is alleged that Yates sold oxycodone on two separate occasions in the Town of Waterloo.  Yates was arraigned in the Waterloo Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility without bail.  Yates is to reappear in the Waterloo Town Court on June 11, 2014 at 11am.

Kerry L. Cooke, age 27, of 26484 Leray Park Lane, Lot 14, Calcium, New York, was charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree – Class B Felony and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree – Class B Felony

It is alleged that Cooke sold heroin on one occasion in the Town of Seneca Falls.  Cooke was arraigned in the Waterloo Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $500 cash bail/$1,000 secured bond.  Cooke was to reappear in the Waterloo Town Court on June 5, 2014 at 4pm.

Anna M. Fenton, age 28, of 1859 Auburn 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 and Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree (two counts) – Class E Felonies

It is alleged that Fenton sold heroin on three separate occasions in the Town of Seneca Falls and Village of Waterloo.  It is further alleged that Fenton worked in concert with another person to sell heroin on two of the three occasions.  Fenton was arraigned in the Waterloo Village Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $25,000 cash bail/$50,000 secured bond.  Fenton was to reappear in the Waterloo Village Court on June 3, 2014 at 10:30am.

Kayla A. Sandroni, age 22, of 4361 Route 414, Fayette, New York, was charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (two counts) – Class B Felonies and Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree (two counts) – Class E Felonies

It is alleged that Sandroni worked in concert with another person to sell heroin on two separate occasions in the Town of Seneca Falls and Village of Waterloo. Sandroni was arraigned in the Waterloo Village Court and released to electronic home monitoring under the supervision of the Seneca County Probation Department.  Sandroni is to reappear in the Waterloo Village Court on July 2, 2014 at 9am and the Seneca Falls Town Court on July 3, 2014 at 10am.

Members of the Narcotics Unit were assisted by members of the Sheriff’s Uniform Road Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions and from the Seneca Falls Police Department.   During the investigations and arrests, Sheriff’s Investigators seized quantities of heroin, narcotic pills, United States Currency and vehicles.


Petit Larceny Arrest

On 06/05/14 at 2:15 pm Seneca County Sheriff's Office Investigators arrested Brian K. Nogiewich age 55 of 9217 Silsbee Rd. Hammondsport, NY for petit larceny.  The charge stems from an incident in which Nogiewich was paid $1000 in March of this year from a Town of Seneca Falls resident for some windows. Nogiewich never provided the windows or has refunded the money.  Nogiewich was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Seneca Falls Court on June 23, 2014 to answer to the charges. 

UPM Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 6/4/14 at 9:13pm, Sheriff's Deputies arrested 30 year old Joshua A. Randall of 7500 County Road 129 in Ovid for unlawful posession of Marihuana. The arrest stems from a Traffic stop on Cayuga Street in the Town of Seneca Falls. Sheriff Deputies report they stopped Randall while he was driving on Cayuga Street for having Studded snow tires on his vehicle after May 1st. Randall was also found to be in posession of marihuana and was issued an appearance for upm as well as a utt for use of studded tires after may 1st, both returnable to the Town of Seneca Falls court on the 30th of june at 7pm.

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Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on May 30th, 2014 at approximately 2:30 PM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Brittan C. Kenyon age 44 of 9054 State Route 96 in the Town of Covert for harassment in the second degree, criminal mischief in the fourth degree and menacing in the third degree. The charges stem from a domestic incident in the Town of Covert where it is alleged Kenyon engaged in a physical altercation with another male. It is also alleged Kenyon damaged property and threatened to kill a female during the altercation.

Kenyon was arraigned before the Covert Town Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $250.00 bail/$500.00 bond. Kenyon is to reappear at the Covert Town Court on June 2nd, 2014 at 10:00 AM. A order of protection was also issued.

 

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Promoting prison contraband arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office Investigators on 5/30/14 at 9:50 am arrested John W. Jones  age 32 currently inccarcerated at the Seneca County Correctional Facility for promoting prison contraband in the first degree.  The charge stems from search of Jones's cell where officers located an item Jones made to be used as a dangerous instrument.   He was remanded on the charge back to the correctional facility on $5000 cash or $10,000 bond bail and is to re-appear in court on June 6, 2014 to answer to the charge. 

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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Driving While Intoxicated

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on May 28th, 2014 at 11:47 PM, Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Colton R Price, 19, of 1170 Whiskey Hill Rd, on Gassner Rd in the Town of Junius. Price was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with .08% of 1% or more, Aggravated Unlicensed Operator in the 3rd degree and Failure to Keep Right. Price was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Junius Court on June 24th 2014 to answer the charges.

 

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unlawful fleeing a PO

On May 27th at approx. 2pm Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Ryan A Borrell age 23 of 43292 Wayside Circle Ashburn Virginia on numerous vehicle and traffic charges following a pursuit.  Borrell was observed by deputies driving his motorcycle at 74 MPH in a 40 Zone passing a car on Bayard St Extension in the Town of Seneca Falls.  Deputies attempted to stop Borrell at which time he sped away.  Borrell failed to stop at intersection of Bayard St and Rt 89 and continued North on Rt 89.  Borrell continued at a high rate of speed on Rt 89 passing cars.  Borell was apprehended on Hyatt Rd in Seneca Falls. 

Borell was charged with the following

Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer ( Class A Misdemeanor)

Speeding 74-40

Speeding 100 -55

Fail to stop at a stop sign

Unsafe Passing

Failure to Keep right

Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle

Borell was arraigned in the Town of Seneca Falls court and committed to Jail in lieu of $1,500.00 Cash $3,000.00 Bond and he is to re appear in Court on July 10.

Deputies were assisted by the NY State Police and Seneca Falls PD 

 


Sexual Misconduct arrest

On May 27, 2014 at 1203 pm Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 17 year old India S. Roberts of 4887 State Route 96a for Sexual Misconduct. It is alleged that Roberts had sex with a 14 year old male on May 26th in the Town of Varick. Roberts was issued an appearance ticket to appear in Varick Town Court on June 25th 2014 at 1900 hrs.

 

 

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Criminal Contempt 2nd Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on May 26, 2014 at 9:30pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Allan L Murray, age 39 of Romulus NY for Criminal Contempt 2nd.  It is alleged that Murray was at the residence of a female while there was a Class A Order of Protection in place protecting the female from Murray.  He was arraigned at the Romulus Town Court where he was ROR'd.  Murray is scheduled to reappear on June 27, 2014.  139

Family Court Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 05/26/14 at 1629 hrs Sheriff Deputies arrested Marshall L. Hill, age 27, of  81 1/2 Genese st Hornell for a Family Court Warrant out of Seneca County.  Hornell Police Department took Hill into custody and he was turned over to Sheriff's Deputies. Hill was arraigned in the Town of Lodi Court in front of Judge Van Cleef, and was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2,000 cash / $4000 secure bond. Hill is to appear in Seneca County Family Court at the next available date to answer to the charge.


PI-MVA

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on May 24th at 3:03pm, Sheriff's Deputies responded to the intersection of County Road 142 and West Covert road in the Town of Covert for a PI-MVA. It was determined that a southbound vehicle, a 2003 Toyota Corolla being operated by 24 year old Kari A. Wright of 6465 Waterburg Road in Trumansburg crossed into the oncoming lane and struck a northbound 2001 volkswagon beetle driven by 62 year old Daniel J. Kaiser of 6794 St. Rt. 96a in Ovid. After the crash, Kaisers vehicle then struck a utility pole before coming to rest in a field. Both vehicles sustained Heavy damage and had to be towed from the scene. Life-net was called to the scene and transported Kaiser to SUNY Upstate for chest and abdominal pain. Wright was transported to Cayuga Medical center via Trumansburg ambulance for a check over as she sustained stomach pain in the crash. Wright was issued a utt for failure to keep right returnable to the T-Covert court. The interlaken, Ovid and Trumansburg Fire departments assisted on scene. sm128

Boater advisory - Seneca & Cayuga Lakes

05-24-2014 Seneca County Sheriff Jack Stenberg reminds boaters that both Cayuga and Seneca Lakes are open to boat traffic, however, he cautions boat operators to exercise extreme caution to reduce their wake and be on the alert for submerged or partially submerged debris.  With the recent runoff, there is a large amout of debris on both lakes which could present a hazard to unattentive boaters.  Sheriff Stenberg also requests boat operators to reduce their wakes in residental areas to prevent damage to docks and seawalls.  The Seneca County Sheriffs office will continue to monitor the lake levels and may take more stringent action if warranted.


Warrant Arrest

On May 22, 2014 at 3:37 p.m. Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Cortland County man following a traffic on State Route 5 in the Town of Seneca Falls. Sheriff’s Deputies stopped a vehicle on State Route 5 for a cell. Phone violation and found a passenger in the vehicle was wanted out of Cortland County on 3 separate warrants. Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 30 year old Joseph A. Holl of 12 South Fulton Street Cortland for fail to pay fine out of Cortland County. Holl was transported to Cortland County and turned over to City Police. No local charges were filed and the driver of the vehicle was released on a traffic ticket for operating a cell. phone while driving.

 

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Criminal Mischief 4th Arrest

On 05/21/14 at 4:35 pm Seneca County Sheriff Investigators arrested Matthew R. Utter age 24 of 8292 C.R. 131 Ovid, NY for criminal mischief in the fourth degree.   The charge stems from an incident at the Seneca County Jail in which Mr. Utter is an inmate, broke a sprinkler head on the ceiling of his jail cell causing $106 in damage.  Mr. Utter was issued an appearance ticket  and is to appear in Romulus Town Court on 06/20/14 to answer to the charge.   

House fire /explosion

   The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on Tues May 20th 2014 at about 5:44 pm Sheriff's Deputies responded to 833 Hecker Road Waterloo for a House Fire. Deputies report that the homeowner Joseph G Solomon age 67 was working on his gas hot water heater when an explosion occurred , blowing a hole in the wall and igniting the residence on fire. Deputies report that Solomon was the only one home at the time and suffered first and second degree burns to his arms and face and was treated at the scene by North Seneca Ambulance, then airlifted by Lifenet air ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester for further treatment. Deputies report Border City Fire was assisted by Waterloo, Magee, Junius, Seneca Falls,Fayette, Varick,Geneva, Oaks Corners,and Northside Fire Departments , who extinguished the fire. The residence suffered heavy damage and is insured but no damage estimate is available at this time.

Warrant Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on May 20th, 2014 at 9:45AM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Terrance J. Freeman age 26 of 2 Catherine Street apartment 1 Lyons, New York on a Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear in  Family Court  issued out of Seneca County Family Court. Freeman was arraigned before the Town of Lodi Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,500.00 bail/$3,000.00 bond. Freeman is to reappear before Seneca County Family Court on a later date.

 

 


Criminal Mischief 4th

The Seneca County Sheriffs Office reports, that on 05-19-14 at 7:13 pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Jacob M. Laun age 16 of 4887 Route 96A Bld.704 Romulus NY for one court of criminal mischief in the 4th degree a class A misdemeanor.  It is alledged that Laun smahed out a window at a Town of Varick business. Laun was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Varick Court on 06-11-14 at 7:00pm to answer to the charge.

 

                                                                      


Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on May 15th, 2014 at 7:04AM, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Matthew R. Utter, age 24 of 8292 County Rd 131, Ovid, NY for Harassment 2nd and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. It is alleged that during a domestic incident on May 9th, 2014 Utter allegedly shoved, threatened to kill, and placed a plastic bag on the head of a town of Romulus resident. It is further alleged that during this incident the town of Romulus resident was holding a 16month old child. Utter was arraigned in the Town of Ovid Court by Judge VanCleef and ROR’d. Utter is to return to Town of Romulus Court before Judge Greule on May 23rd, 2014 at 10:00 am.


DWI ARREST

05-18-14 Seneca County Sheriffs Deputies arrested Robert M. Steele, 23, of 20 Washington St., Seneca Falls, NY for Driving While Intoxicated. The arrest stems from a traffic stop that occured on Fall St in the Town of Seneca Falls after Deputy's observed Steele's vehicle execute a turn without utilizing a turning signal. Steele was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Intoxicated with a Blood Alcohol Content of .08 or Higher, and No Turn Signal. Steele is to appear in the Town of Seneca Falls Court on the 23rd of June 2014 at 7:00pm

DWI Arrest

05-18-2014 Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one car accident on Congress Street Extension, in the Town of Covert.  After investigating the property damage accident, the driver, Ronald B. King, 61, of 9798 Congress Street Extension was arrested for DWI, and Aggravated DWI (BAC greater than .18%).  King was issued appearance tickets to appear in the Town of Covert Court on 6/16/14 at 10am, Justice Schmidt.

 


Bench Warrant

05-16-2014 The Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Daniel Meldrum, of 62 Center St., Waterloo, NY on a Bench Warrant for the Village of Waterloo for failure to appear. The warrant stems from a traffic stop on 04/20/14 where it was alleged that Meldrum was in possession of marijuana. Meldrum was released on an appearance ticket for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and scheduled to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on 05/14/14 and failed to appear. Meldrum appeared in the Village of Waterloo Court in front of Judge Barto and released from the court and due back on Wednesday, May 21 at 9:00 am to answer to the charges.


DWI ARREST

05-17-2014 Seneca County Sheriffs Deputies arrested Robert W. Jay, of 8306 N Main St, Interlaken, NY 14847 for Driving while Intoxicated. The arrest stems from a traffic stop that occurred at around 2:09 am on State Route 96A in the Town of Lodi. Sheriffs Deputies effected a traffic stop after observing the vehicle that Jay was operating allededly driving all over the road. Jay was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Intoxicated with a Blood Alcohol with .08% or Higher, Fail to Keep Right, No/Inadequate Exhaust, and Failing to Submit to a Pre-Breath Screening Test. Jay is to appear in the Town of Lodi Court on the 25th of June 2014 at 10:00am


endangering welfare

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office report’s that on May 16th 2014 at 12:30 AM, Deputies arrested Benito V Guzman Jr age 36, of 5593 State Route 96 Romulus NY on three counts Endangering the Welfare of a Child. It is alleged that on May 15th 2014 Guzman had acted in a manner likely to be injurious to the welfare of three children under the age of 17, while he was intoxicated. Guzman was arraigned in the Town of Romulus Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $250 cash bail $1,000 secured bond. Guzman is to reappear in the Town of Varick on May 28th 2014 to answer the charges.

Bench Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on May 15, 2014 at approximately 9:13pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Paul R Sturiale, age 25 if 2133 State Route 5 Apt 4C Seneca Falls, NY on a Bench Warrant issued out of the Fayette Town Court for Violating the Condidtions of his Discharge on the orginal charge of Assault 3rd.  Sturiale was arraigned at the Fayette Town Court where he was ROR'd.  He is scheduled to reappear on June 6, 2014. 

Boater advisory

  Seneca County Sheriff Jack Stenberg is issuing a Boater Advisory for Seneca and  Cayuga Lakes and the Seneca -Cayuga canal. Sheriff Stenberg advises that  due to the recent storms, and an unusual amount of runoff emptying into the Lakes and canal - Boaters need to exercise additional caution and reduce speed as there are trees,  stumps and other various debris floating and partially submerged ; which are a hazard to navigation.

Burglary Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on April 28th 2014, two subjects were arrested following an investigation into the burglary of a private garage in the Town of Waterloo. Amanda L. Herzig, age 23 and Joshua T. Hakes, age 31 both of 2460 Edwards Rd. Waterloo were charged with Burglary in the 3rd degree a class "D" Felony for their alleged participation in a burglary that occurred on April 27th 2014 where a building was damaged and property was stolen from inside of the building. Hakes was also charged with Felony DWAI-Drugs after a traffic stop that occurred in the Town of Waterloo on 04/28/2014 during the investigation of the burglary.

Amanda L. Herzig was arraigned before the Waterloo Town Court's Honorable Justice Christopher Folk  on the Burglary charge at which time she was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $4,000.00 cash bail or $8,000.00 secured bond.  Joshua T. Hakes was arraigned in the Waterloo Town Court also on the burglary and the DWAI-Drugs charge at which time he was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000.00 cash bail or $10,000.00 bond. Both subjects are due back in court at May 22nd 2014 for further court action.

The investigation in this case is still ongoing and further charges are pending.   


Falsey Reporting an incident in the 2nd degree

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on 5-12-14 at about 3:52 pm Sheriff's Deputies arrested Jeremy M. Young, age 19 of 4887 Rt 96A , Romulus, on a charge of falsely reporting an incident in the second degree.  Charges stem from Young alledgedly pulling a fire alarm at a Town of Varick business, where there was no fire or emergency to report.  Young was issued an appearance ticket to appear before the Town of Varick Court on 05/14/14 at 7:00 PM to answer to the charge.  

 

 

                                                                               

                                                                                 


Car Seat event

    Seneca County Sheriff Jack Stenberg reports that Sheriff's Deputies, along with Officers from the Waterloo and Seneca Falls Police Departments will be conducting a child safety seat check on  Saturday May 17, 2014 at the Waterloo Fire Department on Water Street in Waterloo.

 The event will run from 9 AM to approximately 2 PM.

     Specially trained Sheriff’s Deputies and Police Officers,  will inspect car seats for proper fit and installation during this event, if the car seat does not pass inspection a new car seat will be provided and fitted to the child as well as installed properly in the vehicle.  

  Anyone wishing to sign up in advance can call and leave a message with Investigator Chris Felice at 315 220-3445.


Warrant Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 05/12/14 at 1230 PM Sheriff's Deputies arrested Timothy M. McLaughlin age 52 of 106 Genesee Park Blvd. Rochester, New York on a Support Order Family Court Arrest Warrant issued out of Seneca County Family Court. McLaughin was arraigned before the Village of Waterloo Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2,000.00 bail/ $4,000.00 bond. McLaughlin is to appear before Seneca County Family Court at a later date.

 

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Assault 2nd arrest

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a 14 year old Town of Varick resident on May 12, 2014 At 1121 am. The 14 year old was charged with Assault 2nd a Class D Felony and Criminal Mischief 4th. Charges stem from a April 30th incident where the 14 year old allegedly struck a 29 year Waterloo resident causing serious physical injury. It is further alleged that the 14 year old also broke light fixtures and bulbs during the incident.  The 14 year old was issued appearance tickets and will appear in Seneca County Family Court at a later date.    -119

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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Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on 05/09/14 at approximately 9:00 pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Dylan C. Slack age 21 of 518 Yale Station Rd on an arrest warrant for Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree. This arrest stems from a domestic incident on 05/06/14 at 518 Yale Station Rd where Sheriff's Deputies discovered and siezed three long guns from the residence. Slack was arraigned in the Town of Fayette Court in front of Justice Sapio and released on his own recognizance. Slack is due back to the Town of Fayette court on 06/04/14 at 7:00 pm to answer to the charge.


Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on 05/09/14 at approximately 9:00 pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Gary A. Slack age 57 of 518 Yale Station Rd on an arrest warrant for Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree. The arrest stems from a domestic incident on 05/06/14 at 518 Yale Station Rd where Sheriff's Deputies discovered and siezed three long guns from the residence. Slack was arraigned in the Town of Fayette Court in front of Justice Sapio and released on his own recognizance. Slack is due back to the Town of Fayette court on 06/04/14 at 7:00 pm to answer to the charge.


Arrest

05-09-2014 Seneca County Sheriff investigators arrested Marshall J. Wood, III, age 17, of 389 Cayuga Drive, Waterloo, NY.  Investigators charged Wood with Sexual Abuse in the First Degree (class D felony) Forcible Touching (class A misdemeanor) and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (class A misdemeanor).  It is alleged that Wood was inappropriately touching two young girls.  Wood was arraigned in the Town of Waterloo Court and was remanded to the Seneca Co. Correctional Facility on $3,000.00 cash bail/ $6,000.00 secured bond.  An order of protection was also issued on behalf of the victims.  Wood is to re- appearin the Town of Waterloo Court on May 22, 2014.   


Welfare fraud arrests

05-08-2014 Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested fiver personson charges relating to welfare fraud in Seneca County.  Between May 6th and 8th 2014 the following were persons were arrested:

Sherri K. Darling, age 36, of 327 E, Main Street Apt. 1, Waterloo, NY, charged with Offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree, a class E Felony, 

Delores J. Morgan, age 45, of 133 State Street Seneca Falls, NY, charged with Welfare fraud fourth degree, a class E Felony, 

Janet L. Summers, age 43 of 60 Bridge Street Seneca Falls, NY, charge with  Welfare fraud fourth degree, a class E Felony. 

Rachelle S. Murphy, age 32 of 1470 State Route 336 Lot 10 Waterloo, NY, charged with Offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree, a class E Felony and Welfare fraud 4th, a class E Felony

Dawn M. Howe, age 40 of 2146 State Route 5 & 20 Apt. 2 Seneca Falls, NY, charged with Welfare fraud 4th, a class E Felony.

All suspects were arraigned in the Village of Waterloo court where they were all released to appear in Village court at a later date.  These arrests are the result of a continuing investigation by the Seneca County Sheriff's Office and Seneca County Department of Social Services to combat welfare fraud in Seneca County.  Additional arrests are pending.  


FCA Warrant of Arrest

On May 6, 2014 at _1100am___ Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Tiffany M. Hushour age 28 of 25 Peterman Road Apt #F 1 Seneca Falls . Hushour was arrested following a Seneca County Family Court issued Warrant for fail to appear. Hushour was arraigned before Town of Ovid Justice VanCleef and was released to appear in Family Court on May 12th 2014 at 0930.

 

 

 

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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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FCA Warrant of Arrest

On May 5, 2014 at _11:52 A.M___ Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Terri G.. Clark age 29 of 25 Peterman Road Seneca Falls. Clark is charged with Fail to appear in Seneca County Family Court after Seneca County Judge Dennis Bender issued a warrant. Clark was arrested on Mynderse Street in Seneca Falls. Clark was arraigned before Town of Fayette Justice Sapio and released to appear in Seneca County Family Court on May 12trh 2014.

 

 

 

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warrant arrest

  The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 5-2-14 at approx 1:30pm Deputies arrested Jennifer A Robinson age 30 of 311 West Miller St Newark NY on an arrest warrant for failing to appear in Family Court. Robinson was arraigned in the Village of Waterloo Court and remanded to the Seneca County Jail in lieu of $1500 cash bail , and is to appear later in Seneca County Family Court .

Bench Warrant- Fail to Pay Fine

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 5/4/14 at 08:30am Deputies arrested Nathan E. Lewis, 23, of 2693 Edwards Rd in Waterloo on a Bench Warrant issued out of the Village of Waterloo Court for failure to pay a fine.  Lewis was brought in front of Waterloo Village Court Justice Barto, paid the $225 fine and was released.

 

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DWI-Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on May 3, 2014 at 12:40 AM, Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Jeffrey M Wilber, 52, of 217 East Main St Waterloo NY, on State Route 5&20 in the Village of Waterloo.  Wilber was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with .08% of 1% or more and Failure to Keep Right.  Wilber was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on May 28th 2014 to answer the charges.

 

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DWI Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on may 2nd at 11:15pm, Sheriff's Deputies arrested 50 year old Audrey J. Grady of 1727 LEader road in Waterloo for DWI. The arrest stems from a traffic stop on Maple Lane just off of West River Street in the Village of Waterloo after Grady's vehicle was observed by Deputies Failing to keep right and crossing into the oncoming lane on West River Street. After a further investigation, Grady was charged with failure to keep right, DWI, Including Aggravated DWI BAC .18% or greater and auo. Grady was arraigned in the Village of Waterloo Court and ROR'D on the Charges. She is to re-appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on the 4th of June at 9am to answer the charges. sm128


Assault in the 3rd

The Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies report that on 05/02/2014 at 04:55pm   Deputies arrested Sheili M. Davila age 16  of   4887 State Rt. 96A  Romulus, for  Assault in the Third Degree that took place on 05/01/2014 in which Davila struck a Varick resident.  Davila was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Town of Varick Court on 05/28/2014 at 7:00pm to answer  the charge.

 


Falsely reporting an incident 2nd degree

 The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on 5-2-14 at about 9:44 am Sheriff's Deputies arrested Sheili Davila, age 16 of 4887 Rt 96a , Romulus, on a charge of falsely reporting an incident in the second degree.  Charges stem from Davila alledgedly pulling a fire alarm at a Town of Varick business, where there was no fire or emergency to report.  Davila was arraigned before the Town of Ovid Court, committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1000 cash, $2000 bail bond.  Davila is to appear before the Town of Varick Court on 05/25/14 at 7:00 PM to answer to the charge.   

Arrest

The Seneca Co. Sheriff reports that on 04/25/14 investigators arrested Kenneth D. Edington age 54 of 393 Wagner St. Waterloo.  Investigators charged Edington with four counts of forcible touching and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child.  The charges stem from an investigation into allegations that Edington inapropriately touched a 13 year old female on at least four occasions in 2012.  Edington was arraigned in the Town of Waterloo Court and was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $4,500.00 bail/ $9,000.00 bond.  Edington is scheduled to reappear in the Town of Waterloo Court on May 22, 2014 to answer the charge.  The investigation is ongoing. 

Bench warrant arrest

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 30th 2014 at 1:42 pm Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Garth W. Holford age 23 of 4004 Sheldrake Park Road Ovid, NY. Holford was arrested on a Town of Romulus Court issued bench warrant and arraigned before Fayette Town Justice Sapio. Holford was released to appear in Romulus Town Court at a later date.

 

 

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Criminal Contempt 1st

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 30th 2014 at 02:50 AM, Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Kurtis A Freeman, 23, of 320 N Pleasant St, Canandaigua NY on State Route 318 in the Town of Junius for Criminal Contempt in the 1st degree. It is alleged Freeman violated an order of protection issued out of the Town of Manchester Court by engaging in a physical domestic with a Town of Canandaigua resident. Freeman was arraigned in the Town of Fayette Court and released on his own recognizance. Freeman is to reappear in the Town of Junius Court on May 15th 2014 to answer the charges.

 

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Over 170 pounds of medications turned in during National Take Back Day

Over 170 pounds of unneeded, unused, expired prescriptions were turned in during the National Take Back Day on Saturday, April 26, 2014, reported Seneca County Sheriff Jack S. Stenberg.

Sheriff Stenberg reminds residents they can turn in unneeded medications at any time using one of two drug return kiosks, one located in the lobby at the Law Enforcement Center in Romulus, the other at the Seneca County Office Building in Waterloo.

"We have seen that the two drug return kioks are doing their job judging by the daily deposits from residents" said Sheriff Stenberg.


DWI Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's office reports that on April 27th at 1:22am, Sheriff's Deputies arrested 37 year old Jason P. Pratt of 156 West Bayard Street in Seneca Falls for DWI. The arrest stems from a traffic stop on East River Street in the Village of Waterloo where Deputies stopped Pratt after observing him Speeding and crossing into the oncoming lane. Upon further investigation, Pratt was found to be intoxicated and charged with DWI, as well as Operating a Motor vehicle with .08%bac or greater, speeding, and failure to keep right. Due to Pratt's recent arrest by the Sheriff's Office on the 18th of this month for DWI on Brewer Road in the Town of Waterloo, he was arraigned on the present charges in the village of Waterloo Court where he was remanded to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $2,000 cash bail and $4,000 certified bond. Pratt is to re-appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on the 21st of May at 9:00am to answer the charges.

Juvenile Burglary Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff Office reports that on 04/21/14 at 5:15pm, Investigators arrested 2 twelve year old female juveniles for burglary in the third degree and criminal mischief in the fourth degree.  The charges stem from an investigation into an incident that occurred on 03/30/14 in the Town of Romulus where the two juveniles entered a building and caused $200 worth of damage while inside.  The two juveniles have been issued appearance tickets charging them with juvenile delinquency .They both are to appear in the Seneca County Probation Dept. on May 1, 2014 to answer to the charges. 

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Driving While Intoxicated

The Seneca County Sheriff’s office reports that on April 18th 2014 at 02:10 AM, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jason P Pratt, age 37, of 156 W Bayard St Seneca Falls NY on Brewer Rd in the Town of Waterloo. Pratt was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with .08% of 1% or more, Insufficient Turn Signal, Failure to Keep Right and Uninspected Motor Vehicle. Pratt was released on appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Waterloo on May 22nd 2014 to answer the charges.

 

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Kitchen Fire

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports,on  April 14, 2014 at 9:42 PM Fayette Fire Department and Seneca County Deputies responded to 2563 Ogden Rd in the Town of Varick for a Kitchen Fire. Deputies report the kitchen suffered minimal damage as the home owner, David Farwell, age 29 was able to put out the fire with an extinguisher.   Farwell suffered from burns to his hand and was taken to Geneva General Hospital to be treated. Farwell was transfered to Strong Memorial Hospital's Burn Unit for the burns to his left hand and forearm. Farwell is doing well and is to be released from the hospital tomorrow. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.  



Family Court Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 04/12/14 at 1817 hrs Sheriff Deputies arrested Kendrick A. Kemp Jr, age 23 of Geneva, NY on a Seneca County Family Court Warrant.  Kemp located by the Geneva Police Department and then turned over to  Sheriff's Deputies. Kemp was arraigned in the  Town of Waterloo Court before Justice Folk and was committed to the Seneca County Jail with bail in lieu of $2,000 cash or $4,000 secure bond. Kemp is to appear in Seneca County Family Court at the next available date.  


DWI Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on April 12th at 12:07am, Sheriff's Deputies arrested 22 year old Joseph L. Osterhout Jr. of 3031 Owasco Drive in Waterloo for DWI. The arrest stems from a traffic stop on East Main St in the village of Waterloo. It is alleged that Osterhout was speeding and also had a defective brake light. After further investigation, Osterhout was also charged with DWI, including operating a motor vehicle with .08%bac or greater. Osterhout was released on tickets and is to return in the Village of Waterloo Court on the 7th of May at 9AM.

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arrest criminal mischief 4th

The Seneca County Sheriffs Office reports, Sheriff Deputies arrested Kerston M. Carmell age 17 of 1225 Apt B Waterloo Geneva Rd Waterloo NY for one court of criminal mischief in the 4th degree a class A misdemeanor.  It is alledged that Carmell during a domestic dispute damaged personal property of another person.  Carmell was arraigned before the Village of Waterloo Court, ROR'd and is to reappear before the Town Of Waterloo Court on 04/24/14 at 5 pm to answer to the charges. 

Possession of Heroin arrest

04-08-2014, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Derek M.  Mehlenbacher, age 21, of 2987 Owasco Drive, Apartment 4, Waterloo, New York, following an investigation into the sale and distribution of heroin in Seneca County.

Mehlenbacher was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony.  It is alleged that Mehlenbacher possessed sixty-eight (68) individual packaged baggies of heroin while at a location in the Town of Waterloo.  Sheriff’s Investigators further allege that Mehlenbacher intended to sell the heroin locally.  Sheriff’s Investigators also seized over $900 in cash.

Mehlenbacher was arraigned in the Waterloo Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $5,000 cash bail/$10,000 secured bond.  Mehlenbacher is to reappear in the Waterloo Town Court on April 10, 2014 at 5pm.  Mehlenbacher is currently being supervised by Seneca County Probation on a charge of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree.

The Seneca County Probation Department assisted in the investigation and arrest.


Larceny Arrest

04-08-2014 Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Brenden J. Roedts, age 19, of 3201 Brand Road, Clyde, New York for two counts of petit larceny and unlawful possession of marijuana. Sheriff's Deputies responded to a Town of Junius business for the report of a larceny. Upon investigation, Sheriff's Deputies located marijuana and stolen merchandise worth $216.00 in Roedts possession. Roedts was arraigned at the Town of Junius Court and ROR'd. Roedts is to reappear at the Town of Junius Court on April 17th, 2014 at 7:00PM.

 

 


Fire

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 04-05-14 at 0856 hours Deputies responded to a mobile home fire at 1731 Blue Sky Rd., Waterloo, NY.  The residence is owned by Nancy A. Snyder 52, of the same address. Upon investigation the apparent cause of the fire was a faulty fireplace. All occupants, Elizabeth M. Snyder,27; Jessica A. Ordway, 30; Eddie L. Branch Jr., 36 and Landon J. Thompson, 5 all of the incident address escaped the fire without injury. Two other children Dominick B. Damick, 8, and Christopher D. Damick, 5 both of 7 North St. , Geneva Apt.1 also were uninjured. The structure and contents which are uninsured are believed to be a total loss. The American Red Cross assisted the family at the scene. Border City Fire Department was assisted by fire companies from Waterloo, Geneva, Oaks Corners, Varick, Magee and Junius. North Seneca also assisted.

04-01-2014, On March 21, 2014, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Bobbie L. Rowland, 33, of 1875 Auburn Road, Lot 2, Seneca Falls, New York, on two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, Class C Felonies.  It is alleged that Rowland sold a quantity of Hydrocodone (Vicodin) on two occasions in the Town of Seneca Falls.  Rowland was arraigned in the Romulus Town Court and released on her own recognizance.  Rowland is to reappear in the Seneca Falls Town Court on April 7, 2014 at 6pm.


PI MVA

The Seneca County Sheriff reports that on 03-31-14 at 0637 hours deputies responded to a one car physical injury accident on Rt. 89 in Romulus. Christopher McGuire 39, of 8933 Rt 414 Lodi was operating his vehicle north bound on 89.  McGuire states he  swerved to miss hitting a deer, and his vehicle left the roadway and rolled onto his roof after striking a driveway culvert on the east ditch. McGuire was treated at the scene by South Seneca ambulance for minor facial injuries and signed off. Ovid and Romulus Fire departments assisted at the scene.


DWI / warrant FT Pay fine

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on March 29th 2014 at 0200 AM, Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Gregory A Whitley, age 24 of 7740 State Route 96 Ovid NY on Kelly’s Corners Rd in the Town of Covert. Whitley was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with .08% of 1% or more and Aggravated Unlicensed Operator in the 2nd degree. Whitley was arraigned in the Town of Ovid Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $250 cash bail $500 secured bond and is to reappear in the Town of Covert Court on April 7th 2014 to answer the charges.

While Whitley was being arraigned on the above charges, it was determined Whitley had a Bench Warrant for Failure to Pay Fines out of the Town of Ovid Court stemming from original charges of Unlawful Possession of Marihuana and Fictitious Inspection Certificate. Whitley was arraigned and released on his own recognizance and is to appear in the Town of Ovid Court on April 2nd 2014 to answer the charges. 135

 


Criminal Obstruction of Breathing and Harassment

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on March 22, 2014 at 5:55 PM, Sheriff Deputies arrested Patrick K. Mare, age 17 of 4887 State Route 96A, Romulus, NY for Criminal Obstruction of Breathing and Harassment in the 2nd degree.  It is alleged that Mare choked and threatened to injure another Town of Varick resident during an altercation. Mare was arraigned in the Town of Fayette Court by Judge Sapio and remanded to the Seneca County Jail on $500 cash bail and $1000 secured bond.  Mare is to return to Varick Town Court before Judge Ettman in March 26th, 2014 at 7:00pm.


assault and criminal mischief

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on March 22, 2014 at 8:10 PM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Craig T. Kaufman, age 30 of 548 Yale Farm Rd, Geneva, NY for Assault in the third degree and Criminal Mischief in the third degree. It is alleged that on the 20th of March 2014 Kaufman was involved in a domestic dispute with two other individuals at the Town of Varick residence, where it is alleged that Kaufman recklessly injured and female town of Varick resident by slamming her arm between an entry door and the door jam. It is also alleged that during this dispute Kaufman damaged a significant amount of the female’s property.  Kaufman was arraigned in Seneca Falls Town Court by Judge Lafler and remanded to the Seneca County Jail on $3000 cash bail or $6000 secured bond.  Kaufman is to reappear in front of Judge Lafler at the Seneca Falls Town Court on March 27th, 2014 at 9:00am.


11 year old charged in connection with fire in Ovid, NY

03-26-2014 Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators today charged an eleven year old boy with setting a fire that resulted in the loss of four buildings in the Village of Ovid, New York on March 18, 2014.  The 11 year old, whose name is not being released, admitted to Sheriff’s Investigators that he was playing with a lighter and accidentally set trash on fire behind the New Dragon Chinese restaurant.  He attempted to extinguish the fire but was unable to do so and as the fire grew he fled the scene.  The fire extended to propane tanks at the rear of the restaurant and into adjoining buildings.

The eleven year old, charged as a juvenile delinquent has been charged with Arson in the Fourth Degree and will have his case referred to Seneca County Family Court.

Seneca County Sheriff Jack S. Stenberg credited the work of all firefighters who responded from Ovid and Seneca County along with firefighters from Schuyler, Ontario, Cayuga, Yates and Tompkins County who came to the assistance of Seneca County to fight the fire.  Sheriff Stenberg also praised the fire cause investigative work of the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division, Seneca County Fire Investigation Team and the NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control who determined the area of origin of the fire.  Stenberg reported that after the fire was extinguished his investigators worked tirelessly around the clock tracking down leads which led to today’s announcement.


Endangering the welfare of a child

On March 25, 2014 at 10:21 am Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Hennessey A. Vargas age 16 of 4887 State Route 96a Romulus, NY. It is alleged that on March 19th 2014 Vargas was involved in a physical altercation with a 15 year old female Town of Varick resident. During the altercation Vargas struck the female in the face causing a bloody nose and a cut lip. Vargas was charged with Harassment and Endangering the welfare of a child and was issued an appearance ticket to appear in Varick Town Court  on April 23rd 2014 at 7 pm to answer the charges.

 

 

 

 

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Fire

The Seneca County Sheriff reports that on 03-24-14 at 1430 hours deputies responded to a machinery fire at 3400 County Rd 143 in Trumansburg. Upon arrival deputies learned that Gerald R. Reynolds 76, of the same address was operating his 1975 Allis Chalmers combine when the machine stalled and he learned it was on fire. Reynolds attempted to extinguish the fire with an on board fire extinguisher,  shortly after Trumansburg Fire Dept. arrived on scene and put out the fire. The fire started in the engine of the combine located in the rear of the machine. Reynolds had the machine insured which appeared to be a total loss. No injuries reported. SJB117

Arrest for Promoting Prison Contraband

03-22-2014 Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Marcus T. Kellar, age 25,  45 Hillside Drive, Geneva, New York on an arrest warrant for Promoting Prison Contraband in the Second Degree.  It is alleged that Kellar visited an inmate in the Seneca County Correctional Facility while wearing an electronic camera disguised as a watch and took a photograph and later posted the photograph to a social media site.  Kellar was arraigned in Romuls Town Court and released on his own recognizence to reappear at a later date.  Sheriff's Investigators were assisted by the Ontario County Sheriff's Office.

Menacing

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on March 20, 2014 at 8:07 PM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Craig T. Kaufman, age 30 of 548 Yale Farm Rd, Geneva, NY for two counts of Menacing in the second degree. It is alleged that on the 20th of March 2014 Kaufman was involved in a domestic dispute with two other individuals at the Town of Varick residence, where it is alleged that Kaufman displayed a knife in a manner threatening the other individuals. Kaufman was arraigned in Romulus Town Court by Judge Greule and remanded to the Seneca County Jail on $1000 cash bail or $2000 secured bond.  Kaufman is to reappear in front of Judge Greule at the Romulus Town Court on April 18th, 2014 at 10:30am.


Building Fire

 

 

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on March 18th, 2014 at 5:43PM, Sheriff's Deputies responded with the Ovid Fire Department to (New Dragon Chinese Restaurant) 7188 South Main, Ovid for the report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, Sheriff’s Deputies witnessed heavy smoke and fire that appeared to be coming from the rear of the building. There were several propane tanks located behind the building that were also involved which resulted in the tanks venting propane and catching fire. The Fire spread throughout the building which was owned by Charley Huang age 28 of 7188 South Main Street. And to the adjoining buildings (Seneca County Assessor for Covert-Lodi-Ovid-Romulus-Varick) 7186 South Main Street Ovid, (Italian Kitchen) 7184 South Main Ovid Both buildings are owned by Joseph Seamon AGE:46 of 8897 Arden Road Interlaken , and to an attached apartment building located at 2148 West Seneca St Ovid Owned by Michael McLaughlin address unknown. All of these structures sustained heavy fire, Water and smoke damage. The extent of the damage is not fully known at this time but it appears that they are all a total loss. All residents of the building were accounted for and unharmed. The intensity of the fire caused the vinyl siding on the home of Raymond Austin AGE: 74 at 2146 West Seneca Street to melt off. The Ovid Fire Department was assisted by fire departments from Seneca, Ontario, Schulyer, Cayuga, Tompkins Counties and the American Red Cross. The Seneca County Fire Investigation Team along with New York State Fire also responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. The buildings were all insured and damage amounts are unknown at this time. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

 

 



DWI ARREST

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 3/18/14 at 1:58am, Sheriff's Deputies arrested 59 year old Patricia A. Avery of 28 Clinton Street, Seneca Falls for  DWI. The arrest stems from a Traffic stop on State route 5 & 20 in the Town of Seneca Falls where Deputies observed Avery traveling Eastbound and crossing the Center lane. Avery was stopped and subsequently Arrested for  failing to keep right ,DWI, and Operating with .08%bac or greater. Avery was released on utt's and is to return to the Town of Seneca Falls court on the 28th of april at 7pm.

Obstructing Governmental Administration

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 3-15-14 at about 11:10pm Deputies arrested Matthew C Wood age 31 of 35 Stewart Street Waterloo on the charge of Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd degree.  It is alleged that Wood tried to physically interfer with Deputies who were in the process of removing a patron from a Waterloo business.

Wood was issued an apperance ticket to appear in the Village of Waterloo court  on April 16, 2014 at 9:00Am


PI MVA

The Seneca County sheriff's office reports that on 03-12-14 deputies responded to a one car personal injury accident in the Town of Covert. Linda M. Kenney 53, of 2114 West Seneca St. Lodi NY was operating a vehicle south bound on ST RT 96 when her vehicle crossed the center line, reentered her lane and then drove off of the roadway on the west shoulder striking an embankment . Kenney was taken by Trumansburg ambulance to Cayuga Medical center where she was treated for minor injuries. The accident is still under investigation. SJB117 

Two arrested for possession of heroin

On March 11, 2014, at about 1:25pm, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested two individuals in connection with an investigation into the sale and distribution of heroin in the Seneca Falls and Waterloo area.  Sheriff’s Investigators initiated a traffic stop and executed a search warrant on a vehicle on Border City Road in the Town of Waterloo.  Sheriff’s Investigators seized a total of forty-eight (48) individually packaged baggies of heroin and a quantity of United States currency.

Charged were the following:

John A. Stahl, 49, of 9 Clinton Street, Seneca Falls, New York, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony.  It is alleged that Stahl possessed thirty (30) of the individually packaged baggies of heroin.  Stahl was arraigned in the Waterloo Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $1,000 cash bail/$2,000 secured bond.  Stahl is to reappear in the Waterloo Town Court on March 14, 2014 at 5pm.

Thomas R. Gushlaw Jr., 43, of 315 East Williams Street, Waterloo, New York, was also charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony.  It is alleged that Stahl possessed eighteen (18) of the individually packaged baggies of heroin.  Gushlaw was arraigned in the Lodi Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $1,000 cash bail/$2,000 secured bond.  Gushlaw is to reappear in the Lodi Town Court on March 17, 2014 at 10am.

The Narcotics Unit was assisted on this investigation and arrests by members of the Geneva Police Department, Seneca Falls Police Department, Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID), and Sheriff’s Uniform Road Patrol.


Disorderly Conduct/ Resisting Arrest

The Sheriff's Office reports that on 03/11/14 at 10:20am Deputies arrested Tabitha H. Nickerson age 23, of 101 Auburn Rd Room #10.  The arrest stems from an incident that occurred at the Seneca County Office building where Nickerson was asked to leave due to using vulgar language and upsetting other people within the Social Services office.  Nickerson allegedly continued the behavior and resisted being arrested by Deputies on the scene.  Nickerson was arraigned in the Village of Waterloo Court and remanded to the SCCF in lieu of $1500 cash bail.  Nickerson is to return on 4/2/14@9am.

 

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UPM Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on March 7th, 2014 at 8:30PM Sheriff's Deputies arrested Nicholas P. Sandroni age 18 of 4361 State Route 414 Fayette for unlawful possession of marijuana. The charge stems from a traffic stop in the Town of Waterloo where Sandroni was in possession of marijuana and other drug paraphenalia. Sandroni was also charged with following too closely. Sandroni was issued appearance tickets and is to appear before the Town of Waterloo Court on April 3rd, 2014 at 5:00PM.

 

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Sex Offender arrest

Seneca County Sheriffs Investigators arrested Lee C Waterman, age 34 of 1739 Blue Sky Rd., Waterloo, NY for a warrant issued out of Saratoga Springs. New York.  The arrest warrant was issued for Waterman being a level one registered sex offender and failing to change address as a registered sex offender.  Investigators report Waterman was arrested on March 5th 2014 at approx 1:15 pm at the blue sky Road address and turned over to the Saratoga Springs police department.

Fatal MVA

   The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on March 6th 2014 at 7:25 am  Deputies investigated a fatal motor vehicle accident on State Route 96 in the Town of Covert. A north bound vehicle being operated by Bernice E. Hammonds age 49 of 210 Florida Ave, Dundee Florida veered off the east side of the road striking a ditch , then becoming airborne and rolling over.  Hammonds and her passengers were all injured. Front seat passenger Marshall D. Watson age 55 of 216 Collingwood Drive Rochester and Hammonds were treated at the scene  by Trumansburg Fire/E.M.S and BANGS ambulance then transported to Robert Packer Hospital , by Bangs Ambulance.  Marshall Watson complained of neck pain and Hammonds complained of chest pain.  Rear seat passenger  James M. Parker age 53 of 7202 Main Street Ovid was flown by Guthrie Air Ambulance  to Robert Packer  Hospital to be treated for internal injuries .  The other rear seat passenger:  Willy C Johnson age 67 of 709 Blue Cut Rd Newark NY  was pronounced dead at the scene , by Seneca County Coroner Paul McPhearson.   Deputies  report that the accident was caused when  Hammonds apparently fell asleep and drifted off the road.    Sheriff’s Deputies were on the scene for about 3 hours while the accident was being reconstructed.  Deputies were assisted at the scene by T-burg Fire Dept. The 2002 Dodge stratus sustained heavy damage and was towed from the scene.

 

 

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Criminal Sale of Marihuana advertised on Craigslist

03-05-2014, at about 12:50 pm, members of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Rachel K. Cook, age 27, of 12092 Duck Lake Road, Red Creek, New York, following an investigation.

Cook was charged with two counts of Criminal Sale of Marihuana in the Fourth Degree, Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Third Degree.  It is alleged that Cook sold marihuana on two separate occasions in the Town of Junius including one incident where she sold marihuana to an undercover police officer.  Sheriff’s Investigators received information that Cook was advertising the sale of the marihuana on Craigslist and they began communicating with her.  At the time of the arrest, Cook was operating on a suspended driver’s license and possessed a small quantity of marihuana.

Cook was released on appearance tickets to appear in the Junius Town Court on March 25, 2014 at 7pm to answer the charges.

Members of the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) and Uniform Road Patrol also assisted in the arrest.


Grand larceny/Forgery arrest

On 03/05/14 at 6:05pm Seneca County Sheriff Office Investigators arrested Angeleke M. Newport age 21 currently incarcerated at the Seneca County Correctional Facility for Grand larceny, possession of a forged instrument in the third degree and criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree.  The charges stem from an investigation into an incident that occured on February 3, 2014 in the Town of Ovid when Newport cashed a stolen and forged check for $2600.  Newport is to Re-appear on April 1, 2014 in the Town of Ovid Court to answer to the charges.

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Forgery/Larceny Arrest

On 03/05/14 at 1835 hrs Seneca County Sheriff Office Investigators arrested Rodney W. Smith III age 21 of 1415 Main St. Willard for criminal possession of a forged instrument in the third degree and petit larceny.  The charges stem from an investigation into an incident that occurred in November of 2013 when Smith cashed a forged check for $200. at a bank in the Town of Ovid.  Smith was issued appearance tickets for the charges and is to appear in the Town of Ovid Court on April 29, 2014 to answer to the charges.  

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Assault

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on March 5, 2014 at 9:25 PM, Sheriff Deputies arrested Katrina A. McCormick, age 17 of 4887 State Route 96A, Romulus, NY for Assault in the Third Degree.  It is alleged that McCormick bit another Town of Varick resident during an altercation. McCormick was issued an Appearance Ticket and is to appear before the Town of Varick Court on April 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM to answer to the charge.


UPM arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on March 1st, 2014 at 3:19PM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Travis D. Miller age 19, of 33 Wandering Trail Pittsford, NY for unlawful possession of marijuana. The charge stems from a traffic stop initiated on State Route 96 in the Town of Waterloo where Miller was in possession of marijuana and other drug paraphenalia. Miller was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Town of Waterloo Court on March 27th, 2014 at 5:00PM.

 

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Art 4 FCA Warrant

On February 28, 2014 at 3:06 pm Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Summerlee C. Oleniuk age 32 of 920 Caroline Road Waterloo. Oleniuk was arrested on a Seneca County Family Court issued warrant of arrest. Oleniuk was arraigned before Town of Fayette Justice Sapio and released to appear in Family Court at a later date.

 

 

 

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Bench Warrant

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 2-26 at 10:22pm , Deputies arrested Terri L Shaffer, 47, of 11 Main St Clifton Springs NY, on a Bench Warrant issued out of the Town of Romulus Court for failure to appear on the original charges of Unlawful Possession of Marihuana and Promoting Prison Contraband in the Second Degree. Shaffer was arraigned in the Town of Romulus Court and released on her own recognizance. Shaffer is to reappear in the Town of Romulus on February 28th 2014 to answer the charges. 

 


Bench Warrant Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on February 24th, 2014 at 9:35 PM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Christa R. Strahan age 33 (Homeless) on a bench warrant for failure to appear, issued out of the Town of Waterloo Court. Strahan was committed to the Seneca County Jail in lieu of $500.00 bail/$1,000.00 bond and is to reappear in the Town of Waterloo Court on March 13th, 2014 at 5:00PM.

 

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Arrest

On February 24th, 2014, members of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested John F. Sherman, age 47, of 54 Clinton Street, Seneca Falls, New York.  Sherman was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.  While being booked into the Seneca County Correctional Facility, Correction Officers located a quantity of suboxone and marijuana in his possession.  Sherman is already remanded at the Correctional Facility on other charges and was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Town of Romulus Court on March 24th, 2014 at 10:00AM

Two arrested for heroin possession

On February 21, 2014, at about 3:16 pm, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested two people after they were found to be in possession of heroin on Route 414 in the Town of Seneca Falls.  The charges stem from a traffic stop conducted by members of the Narcotics Unit, Sheriff’s Uniform Road Patrol, and New York State Parole.

Arrested were the following:

Scott W. Wormuth, age 49, of 28 Auburn Road, Apartment D3, Seneca Falls, New York, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony.  It is alleged that Wormuth possessed twenty-six individually packaged baggies of heroin.  Wormuth was arraigned in the Waterloo Village Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $10,000 cash bail/$20,000 secured bond.  Wormuth is to reappear in the Waterloo Village Court on February 25, 2014 at 10am.

Ronald J. Manino, age 51, of 39 Spring Street, Seneca Falls, New York, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.  It is alleged that Manino possessed four individually packaged baggies of heroin.  Manino is currently on New York State Parole stemming from a drug arrest by the Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit in December of 2011.  Manino was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility without bail on a parole violation.  Manino is to appear in the Seneca Falls Town Court on February 27, 2014 at 10am.

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit also assisted at the scene.


Bench Warrant Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on February 23, 2014 at 4:15pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Lee J Wakefield, age 21 of 17 Liberty Dr Moravia, NY on a Bench Warrant issued out of the Town of Tyre Court for Failure to Appear on the original charges of Speeding and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd.  Wakefield was arraigned at the Tyre Town Court on the original charges where he plead guilty to both.  Wakefield was sentenced to 30 days in the Seneca County Corectional Facility or in lieu of a $570.00 fine set by the court.  139

Driving While Intoxicated

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on February 22nd 2014 at 05:17 AM, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested  Carlos J Russe, age 22, of 218 Fall St Seneca Falls NY while checking on a suspicous vehicle located at a business in the Town of Seneca Falls. Russe was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with .08% of 1% or more, Improper Plates, Registration Sticker not Affixed to the Vehicle and Uninspected Motor Vehicle. Russe was released on appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Seneca Falls on March 27th 2014 to answer the charges. 135

 


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The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on February 22, 2014 at approximately 2:39 pm Sheriff's Deputies arrested Scott T. Vannostrand  age 32 of 133 Exchange St Geneva, NY for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. Sheriff's Deputies responded to the scene of an accident on gravel road in the Town of Tyre and upon further investigation discovered Vannostrand had been operating the vehicle at the time of the crash while in possession of Marihuana.  Deputies issued Vannostrand with UTTs for speeding, failing to keep right and leaving the scene of a property damage accident and an appearance ticket for the Unlawful Possession of Marihuana charge. Vannostrand is due to appear in the Town of Tyre Court on 03/26/14 at 7:00 pm in front of Judge Duffy to answer to the charges.

Promoting prison contraband arrest

On 2/22/14 at 4:45pm Seneca County Sheriff Investigators arrested Shaelyn A. Fivie age 21 incarcerated at the Seneca County Correctional Facility with promoting prison contraband in the second degree.  Fivie was found to be in possession of prescription pills a controlled substance while incarcerated.  She is to appear in the Town of Romulus Court on 3/28/14 to answer to the charge. JC134 

Criminal Contempt arrest

On 02/21/14 at 12:05 pm Seneca County Investigators arrested Samuel L. McCullough age 23 of Bay Rd. Rochester, NY for criminal Contempt 2nd degree.  The charge stems from an incident in which Investigators caught McCullough getting into a vehicle with a female who is a protected person of a stay away order of protection against McCullough.  McCullough was arraigned in the Village Court of Waterloo and remanded to Seneca County Jail in lieu of $3000 cash or $6000 bond bail. He is to re-appear on 3/5/14 to answer to the charges.  JC134

Grand Larceny Arrest

On 2/21/14 Seneca County Investigators arrested Angeleke M. Newport age 21  formerly of Stanton Meadows Seneca Falls ( No perm. address)  for grand larceny in the 4th degree and aggravated unlicensed operation 2nd degree.  The charge stems from an investigation in which early January 2014 Newport stolen a credit card number from a Town of Fayette resident and used it seven times to make $250 worth of toll calls to an inmate in Monroe County Jail.  When Investigators stopped Newport she was driving on a suspended license.  She was arraigned in the Village of Waterloo Court and remanded to Seneca County Jail in lieu of $2000 cash or $4000 bond bail.  Newport is to re-appear in Village of Waterloo Court on 2/25/14 to answer to the charges.


Arrest

The Seneca Co. Sheriff reports that on 02/18/14 investigators arrested 40 year old Stevie Yoder of Rt 414 in Romulus.  Mr. Yoder was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, forcible touching and sexual abuse in the second degree (all class A misdemeanors).  The charges stem from an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against a minor female victim.  Mr. Yoder was arraigned in the Town of Romulus Court and was remanded to the Seneca Co. Correctional Facility in lieu of $500.00 cash bail or $1,000.00 bond.  An order of protection was issued.  Mr. Yoder is to re- appear in the Town of Romulus Court on Feb. 28, 2014 to answer the charges. 

Arrest Warrant

02-18-2014 Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Jacqueline M. Freeland, age 25, of 5374 East Lake Road, Romulus, NY on a failure to appear arrest warrant issued out of Seneca County Family Court. Freeland was arraigned before the Town of Fayette Court and released on her own recognizence. Freeland is to appear before Seneca County Family Court on February 20th, 2014 at 9:00AM. 


Family Court Warrant

02-19-2014 Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Mark T. Wheeler, age 40, of 12 Gates Avenue, Apt #2, Geneva, New York on a Seneca County Family Court warrant. Wheeler was arraigned before Town of Waterloo Justice Folk and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $250 cash or $500 bond. Wheeler will appear in Family Court at a later date.

 

 

 

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DWI Arrest

2-18-14 Seneca County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jennifer L. Baker, 32, of 23 E. Main St., Waterloo ,NY for Driving While Intoxicated. The arrest stems from a property damage accident that occurred on State Route 5/20 in the Town of Waterloo around 10:47pm. Sheriff's Deputies investigated the accident and found that Baker had fled the scene. Baker was arrested at a residence in the Village of Waterloo. Baker was processed and released. Baker was issued uniformed traffic citations for Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Intoxicated with a .08 of greater Blood Alcohol Content, and Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage accident. Baker is to appear in the Town of Waterloo Court on the 13th of March at 5:00pm. 

Suspended Registration

02-17-2014 Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies on patrol came upon a vehicle that was being operated by Timothy T. Ferguson of Buffalo, New York on State Rt. 96 in the Town of Romulus that was stuck in the snow just off the pavement. Upon investigation it was determined that Timothy T. Ferguson was operating on a suspended registration due to insurance lapse.  Ferguson was issued a ticket for driving on a suspended registration and is due in court on 04/25/2014 at 10:00 am in the Town of Romulus Court in Willard to answer for the charge.


Endangering the Welfare of a Child/ Resisting Arrest

02-16-2014 Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Corrinne  A. Simpson, age 42, of 5854 State Route 96, Apt. 243 D, Romulus, NY. It is alleged that Simpson was involved in a physical altercation with a 22 year old female. It is further alleged that the 22 year old was holding  4 day old infant in a car seat carrier.  Simpson was charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Resisting arrest after she fought with Deputies while being arrested. Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted at the scene by State Troopers. Simpson was arraigned before Town of Romulus Justice Greule and released to appear at a later date.

 

 

 

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Driving W/Ability Impaired Drugs

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on February 15th 2014 at 11:14PM, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Joseph G Derleth, age 22, of 4230 Ridge Rd Seneca Falls NY, on Yellow Tavern Rd in the Town Fayette. Derleth was charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by a Drug, Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, Driving Across Hazardous Markings and Failure to Keep Right. Derleth who was also found to have an active warrant out of the Village of Waterloo was released on appearance tickets by the Sheriff’s Office and turned over to the Waterloo Police Department for further action. Derleth is to schedule to appear in the Town of Fayette Court on April 2nd 2014 to answer the charges.


Felony DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 2/15/14 at 7:42pm, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Julia A. Billings, 57,of 2872 ST. RT. 96A in Interlaken for Felony DWI. The arrest stems from a traffic stop on State Route 96 in the Town of Covert where it was reported that Billings was flashing her headlights at on coming vehicles and not using her turn signal appropriately. After further investigation, Deputies determined that Billings was intoxicated. Billings was arrested for Felony DWI as well as Felony Aggravated DWI, .18% bac or greater and unlawful posession of marihuana. Billings was arraigned in the Town of Varick Court where she was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $750 cash bail, $1,500 bond. Billings is to re-appear in the Town of Varick Court on the 19th of February at 7pm for a Felony hearing.


Bench Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 02/14/14 at 0800hrs Deputies arrested Nathan G. Jones, age 33, of 2752 RT 96 Ovid.  The arrest stems from an outstanding fine owed to the Romulus Town Court from September of 2013.  Jones was remanded to the SCCF in lieu of $155 cash or $1000 secured bond.  Jones is to appear in the Town of Romulus Court on 02/21/14 at 10:30am. 

 

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FCA Article 4

On February 13, 2014 at 1215 hrs Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Shealyn A. Fivie age 21 of  7463 Route 96 Victor on a Seneca County Family Court issued warrant of arrest. Fivie was arraigned before Town of Seneca Falls Junius Justice Lafler and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1500 bail. Fivie will appear in Family Court at a later date.

 

 

 

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The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on February 13, 2014 at approximately 5:30 AM Sheriff Deputies arrested Kyle G. Clawson, age 36, of Hector, NY on an Arrest Warrant out of the Town of Lodi Court for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a vehicle in the third degree. Clawson appeared in the Town of Romulus Court in front  of Judge Greule and was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $250.00 cash bail or $500.00 secure bond. Clawson is due to appear in the Town of Lodi Court on February 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM to answer to the charges.

 

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AUO 2nd

Seneca County Sheriffs Office reports that Deputies arrested Caitlyn S. Fenner,age 25, of 9 Brook St Geneva N.Y. on 02/11/2014 AT 8:26 PM While on a traffic stop on Co. Rd 139 in the Town of Ovid. Deputies report that Fenner was stopped for a speeding violation and subsequently discovered that Fenner was driving on a suspended drivers license as well. Fenner was issued citations for speeding and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree. Fenner was arraigned in the Town of Ovid Court by Justice VanCleef. Fenner was committed to the Seneca County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail  or $2,000 secured bond. Fenner is to reappear on 03/11/2014 at 10:00am to answer for the charges. 


Grand Larceny Arrest

on 2/10/14 7:30pm Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Knekose M. Mack age 28 of 80 Selye Terrace, Rochester, NY for grand larceny in the third degree.  The arrest stems from an incident in which Mack stole a vehicle valued at $30,000 from a Town of Fayette resident on January 31, 2014.  Mack was arraigned in the Town of Fayette Court and remanded to the S.C.C.F. in lieu of $2500 cash or $5000 bond bail.  A return court date has been set for 02/14/14 for Mack to answer to the charge.   

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FCA Warrant arrest

On February 10, 2014 at 1108 hrs Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Terrance J. Freeman age 25 of 41 Phelps Street Lyons on a Seneca County Family Court issued warrant of arrest. Freeman was arraigned before Town of Junius Justice Laird and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1500 bail. Freeman will appear in Family Court at a later date.

 

 

 

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Bench Warrant Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on February 2nd, 2014 at 8:15 PM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Samuel J. Eckert, age 25 of 23F Stanton Meadows Dr. Seneca Falls on a bench warrant for failure to pay a fine to Waterloo Village Court. Eckert was arraigned in Waterloo Village Court by Judge Barto and remanded to the Seneca County Jail on $250 cash bail or $300 bond.  Eckert is to reappear in front of Judge Matoon at the Waterloo Village Court on February 5th, 2014 at 9:00am.


Bench Warrant Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on February 7th, 2014 at 8:15 PM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Ciarea N. Lewis, age 29 of 135 Humason, Buffalo on a bench warrant for failure to appear to Junius Town Court on January 25th, 2013. Lewis was arraigned in Junius Town Court by Judge Laird and remanded to the Seneca County Jail on $1500 cash bail or $3000 bond.  Lewis is to reappear at the Junius Town Court on February 20th, 2014 at 7:00pm.


Child Birth

Sheriff Jack Stenberg reports, on 02/06/14 at 0744 hrs Deputy Melinda Marquart responded to 5854 Rt 96 apt 231C Romulus for a medical call.  Upon arrival, Dep. Marquart interviewed Kelly Scherer age 35 who reports severe abdominal pains, upon accessing Scherer it ws found that her pain and discomfort was due to the beginning stages of labor.  Dep. Marquart after acessing the situation found that the unborn child was already in the birth canal beginning to exit.  South Seneca Ambulance personnel arrived, Paramedic Bruce Boatman , and EMT Danielle Burlew began working with Dep. Marquart.  As a result of the responding EMS providers a 4 pound five oz healthy baby boy was born at 0811 HRS.  Scherer and her newborn baby boy Hunter Thomas Pepson were transported by ambulance to Newark Wayne hospital for further Medical Care.  Newborn baby hunter and his mother Kelly Scherer and father Jason Pepson age 28 are all doing well at time of report. 


Possession of Cocaine Arrest

On February 6, 2014, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Taneisha N. Brooks, 32, of 1875 Auburn Road, Lot 8, Seneca Falls, New York, on several charges following an investigation into the distribution of crack cocaine in the Seneca Falls community.

The investigation concluded with a search warrant being executed at her residence in the Town of Seneca Falls by members of the Sheriff’s Office and Seneca Falls Police Department.  Following the search warrant execution, Sheriff’s Investigators located and seized a quantity of crack cocaine, nearly $800 in United States Currency, and two daggers.  It was also learned that three children under the age of thirteen reside in the home.

Brooks 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 Fifth Degree, a Class D Felony

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

Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the First Degree, Class A Misdemeanors

Brooks was arraigned in the Waterloo Town Court before Justice Folk.  Brooks was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $5,000 cash bail/$10,000 secured bond.  Brooks is to reappear in the Seneca Falls Town Court on February 10, 2014 at 7pm.

Sheriff’s Investigators are working closely with Seneca County Child Protective Services on this case.


Domestic arrest

On February 4th 2014 at 1:30 pm Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that Sheriff's Deputies arrested Joseph M. Longwell age 24 of 47 Mynderse Street Seneca Falls following a domestic incident. It is alledged that Longwell was involved in a physical altercation with a 40 year old Town of Waterloo resident. During the dispute Longwell is accused of breaking a cell. phone and a coffee pot. Additionally Longwell alledgedlly had unwanted physical contact and restricted the resident from leaving an address in the Town of Waterloo. Longwell was charged with Unlawful Imprisonment 2nd, Criminal Mischief 4th and Harassment 2nd.  Longwell was arraigned before Town of Waterloo Justice Folk and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $750 cash or $1500 bond. Longwell will have to reappear in Waterloo Town Court at a later date.

 

 

 

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Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on January 23rd 2014 at 3:30 pm Investigators  arrested Nikolas P. Sinn age 22 of 1400 W. River Rd. Waterloo NY, 13165. Sinn was charged with identity theft in the first degree, grand larceny in the third degree and multiple counts of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree. Sinn's arrest stems from an investigation into an incident where it is alleged that he had stolen a credit card belonging to a Town of Fayette resident, and used it on several different occasions between November 2013 and January 2014. The card was used to make many different purchases ranging from miscellaneous items at different area businesses to online purchases as well.

After his arrest, Sinn was arraigned on the charges before the Town of Fayette Court at which time an order of protection was issued on behalf of the victim. Nikolas Sinn was released on his own recognizance and ordered to re-appear before the court on February 5th 2014 at 7:00 pm.    


Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on February 1st, 2014 at 3:18PM Sheriff's Deputies arrested Eduardo Cardenas age 47 of 1340 Clinton Ave. Rochester. Sheriff's Deputies were called to a Town of Junius business for the report of a larceny. It is alleged that Cardenas stole an item valued at $204.95 from the business and then fled on foot. Sheriff's Deputies searched the area and located Cardenas a short time later. Cardenas was arraigned at the Junius Town Court and committed to the Seneca County Jail in lieu of $2,500.00 bail/$5,000.00 bond. Cardenas is to reappear before the Junius Town Court on February 20th, 2014 at 7:00PM. New York State Police also assisted at the scene.

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Family Court Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on February 1, 2014 at approximately 3:34 am Sheriff Deputies arrested Denis M. Khauka, age 28 of Farmington, NY on a Family Court Warrant issued out of Seneca County Family Court for Failure to Appear. Khauka appeared in front of Judge R. Barto at The Waterloo Village Court for arraignment where he was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 secure bond. Khauka is due to appear in front of the Seneca County Family Court at the first available court date.

 

 

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Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on February 1, 2014 at approximately 2:20am Sheriff Deputies arrested Christina M Evans, age 21 of 1778 North Rd Waterloo for two counts of Assault 2nd, a Class D Felony and one count Menacing 2nd, a Class A Misdemeanor.  The arrest stems from a domestic incident that occurred on January 30, 2014 in the Town of Varick where it is alleged that Evans engaged in a physical altercation with two Varick residents, causing injury to both the victims.  Evans was arraigned at the Village of Waterloo Court where she was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,500 cash, $3,000 secured bond.  Evans is scheduled to reappear on February 4, 2014.

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Two charged in drug search warrant execution

On January 10, 2014, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested two subjects following a search warrant execution at a Town of Seneca Falls residence. 

Members of the Sheriff’s Office and the Seneca Falls Police Department executed the search warrant at 26 ½ Green Street in the Town of Seneca Falls.  Following the search warrant execution, Sheriff’s Investigators located and seized twenty-nine individually packaged baggies of cocaine, twenty-three individually packaged baggies of marihuana, and nearly $1100 in cash.  It was also learned that a young child resides in the apartment.

Charged were the following:

Brandon C. Gregory, 28, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree, a Class B Felony, and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a Violation.  Gregory was arraigned in the Seneca Falls Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $50,000 cash bail/$100,000 secured bond.  Gregory is to reappear in the Seneca Falls Town Court on January 15, 2013 at 10am.  Sheriff’s Investigators also learned that Gregory has two felony warrants in the States of South Carolina and Georgia.  It is yet to be determined whether Gregory will be extradited at this point.

Brianna L. Allen, 22, was charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the First Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor, and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a Violation.  Allen was released on appearance tickets to appear in the Seneca Falls Town Court on February 3, 2014 at 10am.

Both defendants reside at the residence. 

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit assisted at the scene.  The Seneca County Child Protective Services Unit was also notified and are assisting in the investigation.


Two charged with cocaine possession

On December 6, 2013, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested two subjects following an investigation into suppliers of cocaine in Seneca County.  The investigation concluded with members of the Sheriff’s Office executing a search warrant at 506 Waterloo/Geneva Road in the Town of Waterloo.  Sheriff’s Investigators seized approximately 5.5 ounces (over one quarter of a pound) of cocaine, packaging materials, digital scales, and approximately $2,100.00 in United States currency.  The street value of the cocaine found inside the home is estimated to be more than $15,000.  It was also determined following the investigation that a child under the age of eighteen years old resided in the  while the drugs were possessed in home. 

Following the search warrant, Sheriff’s Investigators charged both Mildred Ortiz, 40, and Benigno Lopez, 39, with:

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree, a Class A-II Felony

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

Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor

Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the First Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor

Ortiz and Lopez both reside at 506 Waterloo/Geneva Road, Waterloo, New York.

Ortiz was arraigned in the Waterloo Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $10,000 cash bail/$20,000 secured bond.  Ortiz is to reappear in the Waterloo Town Court on December 9, 2013 at 9am.

Lopez was also arraigned in the Waterloo Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $35,000 cash bail/$70,000 secured bond.  Lopez is to reappear in the Waterloo Town Court on December 9, 2013 at 9am.T

he Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit was assisted by members of the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) and the Sheriff’s Uniform Road Patrol.


Seneca County Commissions Municipal Solar Project with Spear Point Energy

ROMULUS, N.Y. – December 3, 2013 –

 

845 kW Solar Project will Save Seneca County over $1 million in Electricity Costs over 25 years.

 

This week, leading solar project developer and financier Spear Point Energy will flip the switch on a municipal solar project for the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center in Romulus, N.Y. The project will save the County over $1,000,000 on its electric bill through a 25-year power purchase agreement with Spear Point. 

“This project will help the Law Enforcement Center meet the increasing demand for clean, green energy that is produced right here in our own backyard. I applaud the efforts and vision of our local officials for using solar power to reduce their energy costs,” said Assembly Republican Leader Brian M. Kolb. 

The municipal 845 kilowatt (kW) ground-mounted solar array is located on the grounds of the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center which houses the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office and the Division of Corrections. The project will provide a significant percentage of the facility’s power annually and will be clearly visible to tourists on Route 96 heading to and from Waterloo. 

“Seneca County will benefit tremendously from going solar. By using solar power, we are not dependent on other sources to produce electricity. We can also reduce our County taxpayer burden and fund important programs like the Childcare Assistance and Veteran’s Service program,” said County Sheriff Jack Stenberg. “We’re located in the middle of the Finger Lakes and surrounded by 40 wineries so solar aligns with our values and commitment to staying green.” 

The Seneca solar project was selected and funded through the NY-Sun Competitive Photovoltaic Program, administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). NY-Sun is an initiative launched by Governor Andrew Cuomo to spur significant growth in the solar industry in the state. The project took only six months to complete from initial permitting, design, engineering, to final construction. 

"The Seneca County solar project highlights the opportunity for municipalities under Governor Cuomo's NY-Sun initiative to reduce their energy costs while demonstrating their commitment to protecting the environment," said John B. Rhodes, President and CEO of NYSERDA. "At the same time, this project expands New York State's clean energy economy and increases the availability of clean, renewable energy, making it a model that we hope other municipalities will follow."

The Seneca County project was selected through a competitive bid process based on its financial attractiveness and technical soundness. “We’re very pleased to complete this project on-budget and in such a short period of time. The Spear Point Energy team has developed projects across the country and is expert at navigating the various hurdles that face municipal solar projects. Seneca County did an excellent job of working with our team to assist in the coordination of various permits to comply with environmental, design, engineering, construction, financing and interconnection codes and requirements,” said Michael Johnson, Spear Point Energy President and Seneca County native. 

“This important project will dramatically cut energy costs for Seneca County and help to reduce the burden on our local, hardworking taxpayers,” said New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio. “It is vital that we reduce our dependence on foreign oil and support sustainable forms of energy that can be produced right here in our local community. “As State Senator, I have been a strong supporter of numerous job-creating solar energy projects and I will continue my aggressive efforts to support new initiatives that help to reduce the burden on our taxpayers and create well paying jobs.” 

Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, the project symbolizes Seneca County's commitment to a clean and healthy environment. There will be an official ribbon-cutting event at the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center on Friday, December 13, 2013, at 11 a.m. ET. 

Economic Contributions:

$1,000,000 in estimated total energy savings to Seneca County

$225,000 over 25 years to the local economy in operations and maintenance expenditures

$40,000 in taxes paid to Seneca County

15 full-time equivalent jobs supported during construction 

Carbon Dioxide Equivalents:

Electricity for 103 homes annually

Protecting 616 acres of forest

Removal of 157 cars off the road

10 tanker trucks (84,000 gallons of gasoline) 

About Spear Point EnergySpear Point Energy is an independent power producer and solar project developer for commercial and industrial customers, municipalities and utilities throughout the U.S. Spear Point sells renewable electricity at competitive rates to customers through power purchase agreements. The company finances, develops, builds, owns and operates solar power systems ranging from 100 kilowatts to 20 megawatts in size. Spear Point Energy is online at http://www.spearpointenergy.com.


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It is the mission of the Seneca County Correctional Facility and its’ staff to:

  • Insure public safety by providing a safe, secure and humane environment for all those who are committed to the custody of the Sheriff.
  • Provide inmates with opportunities for education and rehabilitation so that they may be successfully reintegrated into society.
  • Establish professional working relationships with other agencies and service providers, thereby enhancing public safety and inmate rehabilitation and treatment.
  • Encourage staff development through continued education and training, thereby enhancing professionalism, morale and the public image of corrections as a profession.
  • Operate the correctional facility in a fiscally responsible manner in accordance with all Federal, State and local laws.

Guiding us through our mission will be our core values of Respect, Accountability, Honesty and Caring for ourselves and others.

The mission is further enhanced by the design and philosophy of our Direct Supervision operational model.
Seneca County Civil Division

It is the mission of the Seneca County Civil Division and its’ staff to:

It shall be the policy of the Civil Division to execute in a timely and professional manner properly filed civil orders and summonses within the County of Seneca, as directed by a court of proper jurisdiction or other competent authority. The Civil Division shall maintain appropriate records of civil judgments, and shall lawfully collect, maintain and disburse monies in connection therewith. Further, the Division will handle cases and deal with all people in a fair and just manner.

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