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Seneca County Sheriff W. Timothy Luce
Seneca County Sheriff
W. Timothy Luce

Seneca County Undersheriff John P. Cleere
Seneca County Undersheriff
John P. Cleere
Updates
Alerts from the SCSO

Honored Officer

March 8,2016

 Deputy Daniel Jacobsen a two year veteran of the Seneca County Sheriff Office was honored today by the Seneca County Stop DWI Committee as Officer of the Year 2015.

Deputy Jacobsen was honored along with other Officers in the County at a luncheon at the Holiday Inn Waterloo.

Congratulations  Deputy Jacobsen

 


Travel Advisory

Sheriff Timothy Luce is issuing a travel advisory for Seneca County. It is recommended that citizens do not engage in unnecessary travel. Roads in Seneca County are open but are snow covered and slippery in areas. citizens are advised to drive slowly and allow extra time to travel to appointments and work. Deputies are continuing to monitor the roadways and check for stranded motorists off the road or in the ditch.

HEROIN/DRUGS

In lieu of the Drug problem in and around Seneca County.

Just a reminder that the Seneca County Sheriff's Office does have a DRUG TIP LINE in your County.

CONFIDENTIAL DRUG TIP LINE

800-GO-TO-JAIL

1-800-468-6524

ALL CALLS WILL BE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. 


IRS SCAM

Sheriff Timothy Luce wants citizens to be aware of I.R.S. scams. “This is the season where scammers try and dupe citizens with bogus phone calls, text messages or emails from persons claiming to be from the I.R.S.”, said Sheriff Luce. The Sheriff’s Office has already begun to receive complaints of these scams in Seneca County. Some citizens have received phone calls or messages stating that the I.R.S. is taking some sort of legal action against them.  The Sheriff offers these tips for citizens: Do not return these phone calls, emails or texts. Once the scammer thinks they are hooking you they can be relentless.  Scammers often use fake names and badge numbers. They will sometimes start with a phone call and follow up with an email or text. They will even have appropriate background noise to sound like a busy office. Scammers will threaten victims with jail time, legal action or suspension of your driver’s license. This is a sure sign of a scam. The real I.R.S. will usually initiate contact with a citizen via the U.S. mail. A citizen can always check with the I.R.S. on tax issues by calling  1-800-829-1040.  Do not give out any personal information. The best way is to hang up immediately on suspected scammers and not return any messages. They can be very manipulative and convincing. Report any suspected scams to your local police and to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1-800-366-4484

fraud alert

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

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


Free Boater Safety Courses.

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

Beware of ongoing scams

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

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

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

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


2013 Sheriff's Annual Report available online

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

News from the SCSO

Bench Warrant

On 12/05/16 the Seneca County Sheriff's Narcotic Unit assisted by the Road patrol arrested Joshua M Griswold, 20, of Ovid on a bench warrant issued out of the Town of Ovid for failure to pay fine. Griswold was arragined in the Town Of Covert  Court and commited to the Seneca County Jail on $250 cash bail. 

Arrest Warrant

On 12/02/16 at approximately 0904hrs Seneca County Narcotics Unit arrest Kyle E Tohafjian, 21, of Waterloo on an arrest warrant issued out of Wayne County. The arrest stem from a traffic stop where the narcotics unit assisted Waterloo Police Department and Tohafijan was a passenger of the vehicle. Tohafijian was turned over to Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

Ciminal possesion of marihuana arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s office reports that on November 28th, 2016 at 5:00 PM, Seneca County Deputies arrested Marty Dunn, age 45, of 89 Mill St , Clyde, on St Wood Marsh Road in the Town of Tyre.  He was charged with Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the fourth degree (A Misdemeanor).  The arrest stemmed from a complaint , upon Deputies making contact with Dunn they found a quantity of marihuana in his vehicle. Dunn is to appear before the Town of Tyre Court on December 14th to answer the charges


Sheriff lifts travel advisory

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce has lifted the travel advisory for Seneca County. While most main roads are mainly clear , many secondary roads have some snow and drifting as yet. Sheriff Luce reminds all drivers to remain alert and continue to use extra caution while travelling.


PI Accident

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on November 18th, 2016 at approximately 4:22 PM, Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one car personal injury motor vehicle accident on Seybolt Rd in the Town of Fayette. Sheriff's Deputies state that the driver, Robin A. Buck, age 58 of 2994 Padlick PL, Seneca Falls NY was operating a 2014 Jeep Patriot eastound on Martin Rd.  when she blacked out and lost control of the vehicle, The vehicle went off of the East side of the intersection of Martin Rd. and Seybolt Rd. and into a field.Buck was transported to Geneva General Hospital by North Seneca Ambulance with non life threatening injuries. Canoga Fire assisted at the scene. The vehicle did not sustain any damage.

 

                                                                               

                                                                                


DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 11/18/2016 at 09:24am  Deputies arrested Richard J. White age 69 of 29 Alden Ave Auburn, NY for the charge of DWI and DWI with a BAC greater than .08. Deputies report White was operating a vehicle on State Rt 318 in the Town of Junius. Deputies stopped White for speeding and then found him to be intoxicated. Deputies report that   White was released on tickets is to appear in  Junius Town court at a later date .


Warrant arrest

 

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on November 4, 2016 at approximately 9:26 pm they arrested Terrance J Freeman, age 28, of 97 Williams St Lyons, NY in the Town of Junius. Freeman was arrested on a Family Court warrant and is being held at the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $500/$1000 Bond. Freeman is to appear in Court at a later date.   


Grand larceny arrest

On 11/04/16 at 5:00 pm the Seneca County Sheriff Investigators arrested Nathan J. Otero age 21 of 177 Exchange St. Geneva for grand larceny in the fourth degree and falsifying business records in the first degree.  The charges stem from an investigation into multiple incidents while Otero was employed at a Town of Waterloo business.  During the month of October, Otero would ring up a customer and then void the transaction and steal the money.  The total value stolen was $1502.29.  Otero was arraigned in the Town of Waterloo Court and remanded to the Seneca County Jail in lieu of $1500 cash or $3000 bail bond.  He is to re-appear in court on November 8th, 2016 to answer to the charges.  

CPCS 7th and AUO

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on 11/03/16 The Seneca County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit assisted by Waterloo Police Department arrested Curtis E Limner, 37, of Ovid for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 2nd.  Sheriff's investigators found Limner driving with a revoked license and upon further investigation found Limner to be in possession of a quantity of Heroin while in the Village of Waterloo. Limner was arraigned in the Town Of Tyre court and was committed to the Seneca County Jail on $500 cash $1000 secure bond. Limner is to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on 11/16/16 at 1700hrs to answer to the charges.


Poss stolen prop/Pursuit

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on the 3rd day of November, Deputies arrested Darriann E. Goston age 27, of 1904 Niagara St. Buffalo New York for Obstructing Governmental Administration, Possession of Burglar's tools, Possession of Stolen property in the 5th degree and Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer in a motor vehicle in the 3rd degree.

Dashawna A. Johnson age 23, of 79 Windwood CTS C Buffalo New York was arrested for Possession of Burglar's Tools and Unlawful possession of stolen property.

The arrests stem from a Larceny complaint in the Town of Junius. When Deputies located the vehicle, they initiated a traffic stop in which the driver, Goston, ended up fleeing the scene in the vehicle with Johnson in the passenger seat. The chase traveled West on State Route 318, South on State Route 414 and East on State Route 5 & 20 before being called off  by Deputies due to the high rate of speeds entering the Village of Waterloo. The vehicle was later located pulled off of Rt 5 into a long private driveway . A perimeter was then set up in the 700 block of Waterloo Geneva Road with the help from New York State Police and Waterloo Police Department. With the assistance from the New York State Police K9 Unit the two individuals were located and arrested. Goston and Johnson were arraigned in the Waterloo Town Court. Goston was remanded to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $2000 Cash Bail $4000 Bond along with numerous Uniform Traffic Tickets. Johnson was committed on $1000 Cash Bail $2000 Bond. They are both to appear in the Town of Waterloo Court on November 18 at 9:30am.



Personal Injury MVA

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on November 3rd, 2016 at approximately 6:40AM, Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one car personal injury motor vehicle accident on State Route 89 in the Town of Covert. Sheriff's Deputies state that the driver, Thomas Lee Harvard, age 66 of Ithaca, NY was operating a 2014 Jeep Patriot northbound on State Route 89. Harvard lost control of the vehicle on wet roadways and struck a ditch causing the vehicle to roll over. Harvard was transported to Cayuga Medical Center with non life threatening injuries. Harvard was issued traffic tickets for unsafe tire and failure to maintain lane. Trumansburg Fire and Ambulance assisted at the scene. The vehicle was towed from the scene with heavy damage.

 

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Assault 2nd arrest

On 11/01/16 at 4:00 pm, Seneca County Investigators arrested Michael J. Thorp age 26 of 8061 South Dayton, NY for assault in the second degree.  The charge stems from an incident that occured at a business in the Town of Ovid in which Thorp punched another male in the face.  The injured male was taken to Cayuga Medical Center by private transportation where he was treated for facial injuries.  Thorp was arraigned in the Town of Fayette court where he was remanded to the Seneca County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail.  Thorp is to re-appear in the Town of Ovid Court on Novmeber 15, 2016 to answer to the charge. 

Narcotics Arrest

On October 28, 2016, at about 10:40am, the Seneca County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit arrested Tammy S. Whitfield, age 45, of 2 Fall Street, Apartment 5, Seneca Falls, New York, on charges of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony.  The charges stem from an investigation into Whitfield selling crack cocaine in the Town of Seneca Falls.  Whitfield was arraigned in the Fayette Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on no bail.  Whitfield is to reappear in the Fayette Town Court on November 1, 2016 at 1pm.  The Seneca Falls Police Department assisted in the investigation. 


Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd

On 10/27/16 at approximately 1856hrs deputies arrested Neil G Coffran for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd. The arrest stem from a complaint where deputies responded to 1607 State Route 414 for a Semi tractor Trailer on fire. Upon arrival deputies discovered that the driver- Coffran had been driving on a suspended license due to Insurance not in effect. Coffran was released on a traffic ticket and is to appear in the Town Of Tyre Court on 11/22/2016 at 1700hrs.

PI / Fatal MVA

 

 

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on October 26th, 2016 at 5:00pm, Seneca County Deputies responded to tractor trailer/car motor vehicle accident on West River Road just west of Knauss Road, in the Town of Fayette .  Sheriff's Deputies report that a 1994 GMC Tractor trailer Operated by Fredrick Jensen, age 72, of 1073 Marshall Rd, Waterloo, was pulling out of a bean field on the north side of the road heading East when a 2009 Dodge Caliber heading West operated by Floyd Jones, age 87, of 40 Green St, Seneca Falls struck the rear wheels of Jensens trailer. The front driver’s side of the Dodge collided with the tractor trailer’s rear tire and axle and came to rest facing south east on the north side of the road. The front passenger of the Dodge ; Catherine Olmstead age 55 of  144 Fall St Apt #2  Seneca Falls, was not wearing a seatbelt, and was killed on impact, and pronounced dead on the scene by Seneca County Coroner Deb Kelley.  Mr. Jones was flown by Life Net to Strong Hospital for face and head injuries. The rear passenger of the Dodge, Samuel Santiago, age 33, of 144 Fall St  apt #4 Seneca Falls , was taken by North Seneca ambulance to Strong Hospital for a hip injury.  The driver of the Tractor trailer was uninjured. The Seneca County’s Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the New York State Police, North Seneca Ambulance, Life Net and Border City Fi and  Waterloo  Fire Departments.  Deputies report the investigation is continuing.  


Criminal Contempt 2nd Arrest

On 10/21/2016 SenecaCounty Sheriff's Office charged Jose L. Hernandez, age 45, an inmate at the Seneca County Correctional Facility with two counts of Criminal Contempt in the second degree. The charges stem from an investigation into allegations that Hernandez made two seperate phone calls from the facility to a 33 year old female victim in violation of a Class "A" order of protection. The order of protection was issued by the Justice Court of the Town of Seneca Falls in August of 2016 ordering Hernandez to have no contact with the victim. Hernandez was issued an appearance ticket for the charges and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Romulus Court at a later date. 

 

 

 

 

 


PI Crash

On the afternoon of 10/22/2016 Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to three car personal injury crash that occurred on State Rt. 96 in the Town of Waterloo.  Upon investigating the incident Deputies learned that Elizabeth J. Kouwe age 81 of 2131 Pump House RD in the Town of Seneca Falls was following vehicles to closely. By the time Elizabeth realized traffic was stopping she had no time to stop her vehicle and rear-ended another vehicle. The second vehicle was operated by Christopher Webster Age 39 of 365 North Ave Avon and passenger Laurie Webster age 37 of the same address in Avon. Christopher and Laurie sustained no injuries. This action pushed Christopher’s vehicle into the third vehicle operated by Jason Herron Age  39 of 8 Maple St. Seneca Falls with passengers Jayme Age 37 and child in common of the same address. No major injuries occurred from the crash. Elizabeth was issued a ticket for following to closely. Elizabeth is to appear in the Town of Waterloo Court at a later date and time.


PI car /TT accident

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 10/19/16 at approx 8:30pm Sheriff's  Deputies responded to 1536 yellow tavern road for a PI accident. Deputies report that a tractor trailer driven by Bruce Maybury, 50 of 1640 Aunkst Rd Waterloo was attempting to back off the road when another vehicle was westbound on Yellow Tavern Rd driven by Ronald Swinehart, 58 of 949 Larsen Rd Geneva collided with the tractor trailer. Deputies state that Swineharts Mustang passed underneath the trailer - shearing off the roof of the Mustang, which came to rest just off the road . Ronald Swinehart was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital by LifeNet air ambulance , where he is in critical condition.  The passenger of Ronald’s vehicle (daughter)  Hannah Swinehart, 17  also of 949 Larsen Rd Geneva sustained injuries to her head and chest and was transport to Strong Memorial hospital by South Seneca Ambulance, where she was treated and released.  Waterloo Fire extricated both Swineharts and remained on the scene assiting Deputies for nearly 3 hours while the road was closed for the investigation.  Deputies were also assisted by the Ontario County Sheriff's Office DOT unit . Deputies state  the accident is still under investigation.  


Aggravated unlicensed Operation 3rd

On 10/18/16 Seneca County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joshua D. Norcott, 29 of Waterloo for Aggravated unlicensed Operation 3rd. The arrest stems from a dispute that happened at a local business in the Town of Waterloo. While on the scene deputies learned that Norcott had driven there on a suspended license. Norcott was issued a UTT and released. He is to appear in the Town Of Fayette Court on 11/16/16 at 1700hrs to answer to the charge.


Personal Injury Accident


The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Thursday October 6th at about 7:51pm Sheriff;s Deputies responded to a Personal Injury Accident at 1004 West River road in the Town of Waterloo.

Deputies report that Marcus T Kellar,28 of Geneva was westbound on West River road when his vehicle left the road and stuck a culvert and flipped multiple times.

Kellar was treated at the scene by North Seneca Ambulance and airlifted to Strong memorial hospital. Deputies were assisted by Waterloo police department and Waterloo Fire department. Accident is still under investigation.  



Warrant Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on October 10th, 2016 at about 7:45pm Deputies arrested Shane R Luffman, age 28, of 127 Tuller Rd Syracuse, NY on a Bench Warrant. This arrest stems from Luffman failing to appear at his last court day in September 10, 2015 for the original charges of Criminal Possession of stolen property in the 5th degree and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 3rd degree. Luffman was committed to the Seneca County Jail on $500 cash/ $1000 bond. Luffman is to appear in the Town of Waterloo on October 28th to answer the charges.   



Drug Take Back Day Scheduled

On Saturday, October 22nd, 2016, The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, partnering with the DEA, will conduct another DRUG TAKE BACK DAY at two Seneca County locations.  From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM deputies will collect potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction. This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked and no paperwork to complete.  Citizens may drop off these drugs at the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center, 6150, Route 96, Romulus, N.Y. or at the Sheriff’s sub-station at 44 West William Street, Waterloo, N.Y. Deputies will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns.  In addition to the TAKE BACK DAY citizens may drop off these drugs at any time in one of the Sheriff’s two Unwanted/Unused Prescription Drug Drop-Off Return Kiosks. These kiosks are located in the main lobby of the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center and the first floor, (near D.M.V.), of the Seneca County Office Building, 1 Dipronio Drive, Waterloo, N.Y.  Sheriff  Luce stated that these programs help address a vital public safety and public health issue. Unwanted and unused medicines that accumulate in homes are highly susceptible to diversion, abuse and misuse. In addition, these medicines can pose health and safety hazards when improperly disposed of. Since the inception of these programs several hundred pounds of these drugs have been collected in Seneca County and destroyed. Syringes and needles are not eligible for Take Back or Drop Off.    

DWI Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on October 9th at 3:15 AM Sheriff's Deputies arrested 18 year old Nicholas T. Thurston of 6011 Mount Road in Trumansburg for DWI. The arrest stems from an investigation on State Route 96 in the Town of Covert after Deputies stopped to check on a vehicle that was pulled over on the side of the road. Following further investigation, Thurston was found to be intoxicated. He was charged with DWI, Operating a motor vehicle with .08%bac or greater, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, unlicensed operator and operating out of class. He was released on utt's and is to appear in the Town of Covert Court on the 7th of November at 10:00am.

Weflare Fraud Arrest

On October 5, 2016, at about 1:10pm, Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Lois J. Stearns, age 60, of 7241 Ann Street, Ovid, New York, on several charges stemming from welfare fraud. Stearns was charged with: Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree (two counts), Welfare Fraud in the Third Degree, and Misuse of Food Stamps, all Class D Felonies.  It is alleged that Stearns failed to disclose income to Seneca County Division of Human Services and unlawfully received public benefits.  Stearns was arraigned in the Tyre Town Court and released on her own recognizance.  Stearns is to reappear in the Waterloo Village Court on November 2, 2016 at 5pm.

Grand Larceny

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, that on 09/28/2016 at approximately 1028 AM, that Investigators arrested Bryanna L. Trickler, age 24,of 350 Wat-Gen Rd Waterloo, on charges of Grand Larceny 3rd degree, 2 counts of Falsifying Business Records in the 1st degree, 2 counts of Petit Larceny and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree.  The arrest stems from an investigation at a Town of Junius business where Investigators alledge that Trickler was stealing from the business's bank deposits dating back to the beginning of June 2016. Trickler is accused of stealing in excess of $13,000 from the business while employed there. The falsifying business records and petit larceny charges relate to Trickler entering false returns in the business computer and stealing the money. These incidents took place on 9/24/16 as well as 9/27/16. The total of the cash taken was over $300. During the time of arrest, Trickler, was in possession of Suboxone in which she did not have a prescription for leading to the Criminal Possession of a controlled substance charge. Trickler was arraigned in the Town of Junius Court and was committed to the Seneca County Jail on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 insured bond. Trickler will re appear in the Town of Junius Court on 10/3/16 at 7pm for a felony hearing.

 


Promoting Prison Contraband Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 09/26/2016 at approximately 3PM, the Narcotics Unit arrested John J. Pisano, age 29, no permanent address, on a charge of Promoting Prison Contraband 2nd.  The arrest stems from an incident in the jail where Pisano created an item to look like a prescription pill in an effort to attempt to obtain prescription medication. Investigators report that the item was discovered by a alert Corrections Officer.   Pisano was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Romulus Court on 10/21/2016 at 10:00AM.

 

 


Domestic Violence Incident

On Tuesday 09/20/2016, Seneca County Sheriff’s Office responded to a volatile domestic violence incident that resulted in multiple charges. Arrested was Joshua W Manko, age 30, of 385 Waterloo-Geneva Road Apartment A2 , in the Town of Waterloo, N.Y. Deputies responded to that address at about 5:00 PM. It was determined that Manko had threatened two adult family members with a butterfly, gravity knife. Manko had allegedly chased and threatened these family members with the knife and attempted to prevent then from leaving the scene. One Adult member crashed their car into a sign post while trying to escape.

 

When deputies arrived Manko was in the apartment, with the knife, with two young children ages 7 and 10. He refused to come out or let the children come out. Deputies began negotiations with Manko through the front door of the apartment. The Officers continued to encourage Manko to let the children out and comply but he refused.

 

Manko then drew what appeared to be a semi automatic pistol from behind his back and pointed it at the police negotiator threatening to kill him. The police negotiator drew his service pistol but did not fire because the two children were at the side of the suspect. After a brief stand off, Manko gave one of the children the pistol. At this point Deputies forcibly breeched the door and entered the apartment. Manko resisted arrest, fighting with the Officers, but was subdued without injury to anyone.

 

The butterfly knife and pistol were secured at the scene. The pistol was discovered to be an air pistol replica of a Winchester large caliber handgun. The children were turned over to relatives; Deputies will be working with Child Protective Services on 09/21/2016.

 

Manko was charged with: 2 counts of reckless endangerment 1st degree, 2 counts of menacing in the second degree, 2 counts of endangering the welfare of a child, Criminal Possession of a weapon in the 3rd degree, Obstructing governmental administration, Unlawfully dealing with a child in the first degree, resisting arrest and unlawful possession of marijuana.

 

Manko was arraigned in the Town of Waterloo Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility with no bail. An order of protection was issued by the court.

 

The investigation is continuing.         


Aggravated Harassment Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on September 20th at 8:55pm, Sheriff's Deputies arrested 18 year old Hunter J. Cardinale of 142 West Bayard St. In Seneca Falls for one count of Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor. Cardinale is accused of sending threatening text messages to a male victim in the Town of Junius. Cardinale was arraigned in the Town Of Junius where he was ROR'D. He is scheduled to appear back in the Town of Junius Court on October 20th at 7pm to answer the charge. A stay away order of protection was issued on behalf of the victim.

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Menacing 2nd

The Seneca County Sheriff’s office reports that on September 19, 2016 at 9:05pm, Seneca County Deputies arrested James J Herrington, age 19, of 6791 County Road 129 Ovid, NY, at 6791 County Road 129 the Town of Romulus.  He was charged with menacing in the second degree a class A Misdemeanor.

The arrest stems from an incident that occurred on September 5th where it is alleged that Herrington pointed a BB gun at the victim. Herrington is to appear in the Town of Romulus court on October 23rd to answer the charges.  


Narcotics Arrest

On September 16, 2016, at about 2:18pm, the Seneca County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit arrested two subjects following a traffic stop on Route 96A in the Town of Fayette.  As a result of the traffic stop, Sheriff's Investigators seized  one hundred fifty-eight (158) individally packaged baggies of heroin, five individual packaged baggies containing 14.1 grams of cocaine, and nine oxymorphone pills.  Sheriff's Investigators allege that the illicit drugs were intended to be sold on the streets of Seneca County.

Arrested were the following:

Andrew D. Parker, age 24, of 2194 East Seneca Street, Lodi, New York, was charged with three counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Class B Felonies.  Parker was additionally charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Third Degree and Operating with a Suspended Registration.  Parker was arraigned in the Fayette Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $2,500 cash bail/$5,000 secured bond.  Parker is to reappear in the Fayette Town Court on September 21, 2016 at 6pm.

Britnie M. French-Lawson, age 22, also of 2194 East Seneca Street, Lodi, New York, was charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Class B Felonies.  French-Lawson was also arraigned in the Fayette Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $2,500 cash bail/$5,000 secured bond.  French-Lawson is to reappear in the Fayette Town Court on September 21, 2016 at 6pm.

The Narcotics Unit was assisted by members of the Sheriff's Office Road Patrol Division.


PI Accident

Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies report on September 16th 2016 at approx 07:00 AM Terry G Stevens II, 35, of 2135 Chapman St Ovid NY was involved in a personal injury motorcycle accident on County Rd 139A in the Town of Ovid.  The Seneca County Sheriff's Office had received several complaints of motorcycles traveling at a high rate of speed down County Rd 139 in the Town of Ovid. Deputies were assigned to conduct radar enforcement within the area, at about 7:00am Stevens was observed traveling 123mph in a 55mph zone. Stevens then attempted to make a turn on County Rd 139A and lost control of the motorcycle , and left the road and crashed. Stevens complained of pain in his elbow and ankle and was taken by South Seneca Ambulance to a landing zone where Life Net transported him to Upstate Medical Center for treatment  . Seneca County Sheriff's Office is continuing the investigation of this incident. Ovid Fire Department repsonded and assisted with traffic control in the area.


Drug Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 09/14/2016 at approximately 5:30PM Deputies arrested the following after a traffic stop in the Town of Waterloo:

Kali Montes, age 20, of 105 1/2 Main St. Waterloo, NY.  Montes was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th (heroin) and Aggravated Unlicensed Operator 2nd.

Joshua Morgan, age 21, of 105 1/2 Main St. Waterloo, NY.  Morgan was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operator 2nd.

Kyle Tohafijan, age 21, of 41 Church St. Waterloo, NY.  Tohafijan was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th (Buprenorphine AKA Suboxone). 

While on patrol, Deputies observed Morgan operating a motor vehicle on Border City Rd. Deputies had prior knowledge that Morgans privilege to operate a motor vehicle was suspended and revoked.  As Deputies turned on said vehicle in an attempt to make a traffic stop, Morgan and the rear passenger, Montes, switched seats.  Upon further investigation, Deputies located a quantity of heroin with in the vehicle and Suboxone.

Morgan and Montes were released on appearance tickets.  Tohafijan was arraigned at the Village of Waterloo Court where he was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $1,000.  All parties are scheduled to re appear on 10/14/2016 at the Town of Waterloo Court. 


Family Court Warrant

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 09/12/16 at 7:15pm Deputies arrested Shawn M Ross, 37 of Syracuse on a Family Court Warrant issued out of the Seneca County Family Court. Ross was arragined at the Town of Tyre Court and commited to the Seneca County Jail on $2000 cash $4000 Secure bond. Ross is to appear at the Seneca County Family Court on 09/13/16 at 10am.

Bench Warrant

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 09/12/16 at 4:18pm deputies arrested Joshua A Morgan, 21 of Waterloo for a bench warrant for failure to pay fine issued out of the Town Of Romulus Court. Morgan was arraigned in the Town of Fayette Court and RORed. Morgan is to reappear in the Town Of Romulus Court on 9/23/16 at 10am to answer to the charge. Deputies were assisted by the Waterloo Police Department.

Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 09/09/2016 at approximately 4PM, Deputies arrested La'Andrea Owens  age 22 of Buffalo, NY on arrest warrant issued out of the Junius Town Court.  Ownes was charged with Failure to Appear on the original charges of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th and Possession of Burglars Tools.  Owens was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $2,000/$4,000.  Owens is scheduled to appear at the Fayette Town Court on 09/15/2016 for a felony hearing.

 

 


PI MVA

On the morning of 09/06/2016 Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a one car personal injury crash that occurred on State Rt 89 in the Town of Ovid.  Upon investigating the incident Deputies learned that Lauren Roughton age 39 of 7938 CO RD 153 in the Town of Ovid lost control of the vehicle that she was operating. Lauren went off the road and collided with an earthen ditch on Deer Lick Springs Rd. No major injuries occurred from the crash. Lauren was issued tickets for failure to maintain lane, speed not reasonable, un-registered MV, un- inspected MV, no insurance, switched plates and leaving the scene of a property damage MVA.  Lauren is to appear in the Town of Ovid Court at a later date and time.   


AUO 3rd/ UPM

On 09-08-2016 Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Robert L. Brooks  24 ,of  288 Castle St Geneva for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd, and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. The arrest was the result of a traffic complaint on Leader Road, in the Town of Fayette. Deputies located the vehicle, and it was discovered that the driver, Robert was operating on a suspended license, and was in possession of Marihuana. Robert was issued appearence tickets to answer to the charges at a later date. Robert is to appear in the Town of Fayette Court on October 19th.

Petit larceny

On 09/06/16 Seneca County Sheriff’s Office arrested Bryon L. Neal Jr. age 16 of 83 Rauber St Rochester NY for Petit Larceny.  Deputies report that Neal took property from a Town of Junius business. Neal was arraigned in the Town Of Junius Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional facility on $250cash $500 bond. Neal is to reappear in the Town of Junius Court on 9/15/16 at 7pm to answer to the charge.  


AUO 2ND/CPCS 7TH

September 4th, 2016: Sheriff Deputies arrested Frederick T. Welch, age 56 of Rochester for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Second Degree following a larceny investigation in the Town of Junius. Welch was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility and is to reappear to the Town of Junius Court on the 15th of September at 7:00 P.M.

During the investigation the passenger, Doncella M. Loyd, age 57 of Rochester was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. Loyd was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree. Loyd was released on her own recognizance and is to reappear to The Town of Junius Court on the 15th of September at 7:00 P.M.


Domestic Dispute Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 09/04/2016, at approximately 3PM, Deputies responded to 4105 E. Lake Rd. for the report of a domestic dispute.  Upon arrival, Deputies located a female with a bloody nose and scrapes to her arms and legs. Upon further investigation, Deputies arrested Duane E. Kirby, age 45, of the above address.  It is alleged that Kirby pushed the female to the ground causing the injuries.  It is further alleged that Kirby urinated on the females driver seat multiple times during the dispute.  Kirby was charged with Harrassment 2nd and Criminal Tampering 3rd.  Kirby was arraigned at the Town of Fayette Court where he was committed to the custody of the sheriff in lieu of $1500 bail.  A class "A" order of protection was issued on behalf of the victim.  Kirby is due back in court on 09/07/2016 at 7:00PM

Assault 2nd

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on 08/28/16 , Sheriff Deputies arrested Jeffery M. Braun age 45 of 1843 Blue Sky Rd Waterloo NY for assault in the 2nd degree, a class D felony.  Charges stem from a physical altercation during a domestic dispute in the Town of Waterloo.  It is alleged Braun caused physical injury to a victim over the age of 65. Braun was arraigned before the Town of Waterloo Court, committed in lieu of $ 4000 cash $ 8000 bail bond.  Braun is to reappear before the Town of Waterloo Court on 08/31/16 at 1330 hrs to answer to the charge. 

Warrant Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 08/27/2016 at approximately 9:45PM Deputies arrested Daniel Tiaskkun of 37 Porter St. Seneca Falls, NY. The arrest stems from a Bench Warrant issued out of Seneca County Superior Court for Failure to Appear.  Tiasskkun was brought to the Seneca County Jail and will be awaiting further court action.

 


Aggravated DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on August 27th, 2016 at 01:00AM, Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Gordon J Gage Jr, 51, of 26 Chapin St Lot 1 in the Town of Seneca Falls. Gage was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Driving while Intoxicated with .18% of 1% or more and Moving from Lane Unsafely. The arrest stems from an investigation into a one car property damage accident on State Route 96 in the Town of Varick. Gage was traveling South bound on State Route 96 when he left the west shoulder of the roadway striking a fence and several wooden fence poles before coming to rest in a field. The vehicle suffered extensive damage and was towed from the scene. Deputies were assisted at the scene by South Seneca Ambulance and the Romulus Fire Dept.  Gage was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Varick on September 21 2016 to answer the charges.


ARREST

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on August 26, 2016 at approximately 9:38am Sheriff Deputies arrested David W Lafleur, age 35 of 2245 St Rt 14 Geneva, for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th.  The arrest stems from an investigation into a suspicious person in the parking lot of a Waterloo Business.  It was then found that Lafleur was in possession of a quantity of Heroin.  Lafleur was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear at the Waterloo Town Court on September 9, 2016 to answer the charge.

 

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Welfare Fraud Arrest

On August 24, 2016, at about 2:14pm, Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Taretha J. Douglas, age 37, of 25 Peterman Road, Apartment D8, Seneca Falls, New York, on charges of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree (two counts), Misuse of Food Stamps, Petit Larceny, and Welfare Fraud in the Fifth Degree.  The charges stem from an investigation into Douglas not reporting income to Seneca County while receiving public benefits.  Douglas was arraigned in the Fayette Town Court and released on her own reognizance.  Douglas is to reappear in the Waterloo Village Court at a later date.

Narcotics Arrest

On August 23, 2016, at about 5:45pm, the Seneca County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit arrested Anthony M. Lagana, age 23, of 66 Stark Street, Waterloo, New York, on the charges of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony, and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a Violation.  The charges stem from a traffic stop conducted by Sheriff's Investigators where Lagana was allegedly in possession of seventy-one (71) baggies of heroin and a small quantity of marihuana.  Lagana was arraigned in the Waterloo Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $3,000 cash bail/$6,000 secured bond.  Lagana is to reappear in the Waterloo Town Court on August 26, 2016 at 8:15am. 

The Narcotics Unit was assisted by members of the Sheriff's Office Road Patrol, New York State Police, and Waterloo Police Department. 


DWI

On 08/18/16 at 06:18pm, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office  arrested Derik Smith, age 38, of 5341 Bassett RD, Burdett  for Driving while intoxicated and aggravated DWI-blood alcohol content.18 or higher. Deputies report they located Smith and his vehicle at a business in the Town of Romulus following a traffic complaint of erratic driving . Smith was arraigned in the Town of Romulus Court and RORed. Smith is to reappear in the Town of Romulus Court on 8/26/16 at 10:00am to answer to the charges.


Narcotics Arrest

On August 18, 2016, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested two people related to the sale and distribution of prescription pills in the Town of Seneca Falls.

Arrested were the following:

Benjamin U. Massey, age 42, of 2 Fall Street, Apartment 15, Seneca Falls, New York, on two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, Class D Felonies.  It is alleged that Massey sold quantities of Amphetamine and Diazepam on two separate occasions while in the Town of Seneca Falls.  Massey was arraigned in the Tyre Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $500 cash bail/$1,000 secured bond.  Massey is to reappear in the Seneca Falls Town Court at a later date.

Michael A. Thompson, age 61, of 2 Fall Street, Apartment 9, Seneca Falls, New York, on two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, Class D Felonies.  It is alleged that Thompson sold quantities of Clonazepam on two separate occasions while in the Town of Seneca Falls.  Thompson was arraigned in the Tyre Town Court and released on his own recognizance.  Thompson is to reappear in the Seneca Falls Town Court at a later date.

The Narcotics Unit was assisted by members of the Sheriff’s Uniform Road Patrol and Seneca Falls Police Department.


Bench Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 08/17/2017 at 10:53AM   Deputies arrested Sarah J. Mathews age 33 of   2347 220th St. Mt. Pleasant, IA on a Seneca County Court Warrant.  Mathews was transported to the Seneca County Jail. Mathews court appearance will be at a later date and time as determined by the court.


Family Court Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 08/15/2016 at approximately 7:30PM Deputies arrested Destiny R. Haust, age 32, of Main St. Canandaigua, NY.  The arrest stems from an arrest warrant issued out of Seneca County Family Court for a violation of the Family Court Act.  Haust was arraigned at the Town of Waterloo Court where she was RDR'd.

 

 


Welfare Fraud Arrests

The Seneca Co Sheriff's Office reports that Investigators arrested three individuals on arrest warrants between 8/12/16 and 8/15/16. Arrested were:

Grace F. Compton, 25, of 7588 Co. Rd. 131 Ovid NY for the charges of Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st degree (class E felony), Welfare Fraud in the 5th degree, Petit Larceny and Misuse of Food Stamps(all class A misd). Compton is accused of fraudulently obtaining SNAP benefits in the amount of $706 which she was not entitled to. Compton was arrested on 8/12/16.

Stacey M. Maneiro, 33, formerly of 29 W. Main St Waterloo for the charges of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st degree( 2 cts) (class E felony), Welfare Fraud in the 5th degree, Petit Larceny and Misuse of Food Stamps( class A misd). Mineiro is accused of fraudulently obtaining SNAP benefits in the amount of $554 in which she was not entitled to.

Kailyn E. Gable, 26, of 7010 Co. Rd. 132A Romulus NY for the charges of Welfare Fraud in the 4th degree, Grand Larceny 4th degree and Misuse of Food Stamps( all class E felonies). It is alledged that Gable fraudulently obtained SNAP benefits in the amount of $2310 in which Gable was not entitled to. 

Both Gable and Maneiro were arrested on 8/15/16. 

All three subjects were arraigned in the Town of Fayette Court in front of Justice Sapio.  The subjects were ROR'ed and will appear on 9/7/16 at 5pm in the Village of Waterloo court to answer the charges.


Bench Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 08/11/2016 at approximately 8:30PM Deputies arrested Danielle L. Bell, age 27, of 3994 SR 414, Burdett, NY.  The arrest stems from a Bench Warrant issued out of the Lodi Town Court for Failure to Pay Fine from an original charge of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th.  Bell was arraigned a the Town of Lodi Court where she paid her fine and was released.

 


Domestic Dispute

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on Aug 10 2016 at about 4:30pm Sheriff's  Deputies arrested Steven T. Grillone age 29 of 280 Fall St Apt C3 Seneca Falls NY on several criminal charges.  Grillone was charged with Burglary 2nd a class C Felony, 4 counts of Endanger the welfare of a child, Reckless Endangerment, Attempted assault 3rd, and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation; all are misdemeanors.  Grillone was also charged with Unlawful possession of Marijuana, a violation.   All charges stem from a Domestic dispute  that occured at a residence in the Town of Waterloo, in which Grillone broke into the residence and assaulted a female in the presence of 4 young children. Sheriff's Deputies were assisted by the Waterloo Police Department , who located Grillone after he left the scene. Deputies report that  Grillone was arraigned before the Town of Covert court and committed on $5000 cash / $10,000 bail and  is to reappear before the Town of Covert Court at a later date. 


Welfare Fraud Arrest

On August 9, 2016, at about 2:30pm, Seneca County Sheriff's Office Investigators arrested Victor I. Abadom, age 24, of 2163 Route 89, Seneca Falls, New York, on two counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, Class E Felonies.  The charges stem from an investigation into Abadom receiving public benefits and allegedly not disclosing his income to Seneca County.  Abadom was arraigned in the Fayette Town Court and released on his own recognizance.  Abadom is to reappear in the Waterloo Village Court on August 17, 2016 at 5pm.

DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on August 5, 2016 at 11:41pm, Seneca County Depuites arrested Leon R Rider Jr, age 66, of 119 Kirkless Road Pittsford, NY, on State Route 5 in the Town of Waterloo. Rider was charged with Failure to keep right, driving while intoxicated and Driving with .08% or more. This arrest stems from a traffic stop conducted in the town of Waterloo on St Rt 5. Deputies report Rider was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in Waterloo Town Court at a later date to answer the charges.    



MVA-PI

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on 08/03/16 at 3:33 pm Deputies responded to State Route 96 at County Road 130 for a motor vehicle accident with an injured person. Deputies report Nicholas s. Antczak of 410 Madison St Ithaca, NY 14850 was operating a SUV northbound on State Route 96 when he lost control of the vehicle. The SUV proceeded off the roadway into the east side ditch and overturned. Antczak sustained minor injuries. New York State Police, South Seneca Ambulance, Romulus Fire Dept and Ovid Fire Dept assisted Deputies on scene. Deputies report the accident is currently still under investigation.

Warrant Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on August 3rd, 2016 at around 13:30 pm Nathan G. Jones, 36 years old, of  Cayuga St Interlaken, NY was arrested by Sheriff's Deputies on a Bench Warrant issued from the Town of Romulus. The Warrant was issued by the Court as Jones failed to pay his fine. Jones was arraigned at the Town of Fayette Court, and was Remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $128.75 bail. Jones is scheduled to reappear in the Town of Romulus Court on 08-12-2016 at 10am.

 

 

 


Reckless Driving Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 08/03/2016 at approx 4:45PM Deputies arrested Matthew Easling, age 30, of 50 Charles St., Dresden, NY.  Deputies report that while they were on patrol, Easling nearly caused a head on crash with officers on Whiskey Hill Rd. in the Town of Junius.  It is alleged that Easling was passing a vehicle while on a blind curve at 80MPH in a 55MPH.  As Deputies attempted to stop Easling, he attempted to avoid officers by driving behind a residence and parking next to a barn on the property.  Easling was charged with Reckless Driving and multiple Vehicle and Traffic Law violations.  Easling was arraigned at the Town of Junius Court where he was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $1000.  Deputies were assisted at the scene by the NYSP and also their K-9 unit.

 

 


Warrant- Welfare Fraud

On Wednesday August 3rd 2016 at 0947 a.m. The Seneca County Sheriff's Office arrested Aaron L. Maybury, age 45 of 3320 Aikens Rd. Savannah, NY 13146. Maybury was arrested on a warrant issued out of the Waterloo Village Court charging him with Welfare Fraud in the 4th degree, Grand Larceny 4th degree and Misuse of Food Stamps. Maybury was arraigned before the Town of Ovid Court by Justice VanCleef at which time he was released on his own recognizance. Aaron Maybury is scheduled to return to the Waterloo Village Court on August 17th 2016 to further answer the charges. 

Family Court Warrant Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on August 2nd, 2016 at 11:15AM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Tracey R. Morehouse, age 36, of 50 Troy St. Seneca Falls, on a Family Court Warrant issued out of Seneca County Family Court.

Morehouse was arraigned before the Town of Junius Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2,500.00 bail. Morehouse is to appear before Seneca County Family Court at a later date.

 

 


Welfare fraud arrest

On 7/27/16 at 4:30 pm, Seneca County Sheriff's Office Investigators arrested Tammy L. Ticer age 44 of 9 Chapel St. Seneca Falls.  She was charged with offering a false instrument for filing first degree, welfare fraud in the fifth degree, petit larceny and misuse of food stamps.  Ticer allegedly received $494.00 in (SNAP) benefits that she was not entitled to.  She was arraigned in the Town of Seneca Falls Court where she was released without bail and is to re-appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on 08/03/16 to answer to the charges. 

Sheriff Tim Luce Announces

 Participation in

Sheriffs’ Summer Camp Program

 

Seneca County Sheriff  Tim Luce announced today that  10 children from the county are attending the New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute’s 2016 Summer Camp.  The Sheriffs’ Summer Camp is designed to provide a solid recreational program combined with the development of a sense of good citizenship.  This will mark the 39th year of the camp’s operation.

 

The Sheriffs’ Summer Camp, which is located near Penn Yan in Yates County, is supported by the Sheriffs’ Association Institute’s Honorary Members through their contributions and annual dues.  This year the camp will accommodate over 900 deserving boys and girls from across New York State.  Sheriff Luce stated “This is a great opportunity for our county youth and  I personally thank  Seneca County residents for donating and making this possible.”            

 

Sheriff Luce in  discussing the objectives and goals of the camp said, “the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp Program is designed to provide a child who ordinarily would not have the chance, an opportunity to go away during the summer.”  Sheriff Luce pointed out that, “The primary objective is to create positive interaction between the kids attending camp and the Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs who participate in the camp programs.  We have found from experiences during the first 38 summer camps that the kids develop a renewed respect and understanding for the men and women who enforce the laws.  “The deputies become their friends and in some cases substitute parents for a week,” a proud Sheriff  Luce states.

 

Throughout the week-long stay, the children observe special exhibits and demonstrations presented by Sheriffs’ Offices from across the State.  Included in these presentations are D.A.R.E. presentations, boat and bike safety programs, law enforcement equipment and technical demonstrations and even a talent show just for fun.

 

Upon completion of their stay, all children will be awarded a diploma for their participation in a program of “Good Citizenship and Law Enforcement Studies.”


Burglary Arrest

On July 20th, 2016, at about 11:00am, Seneca County Sheriff's Investigators arrested Robert M. Heroux, age 41, of 5085 Terrell Road, Trumansburg, New York, on charges of Burglary in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony, and Petit Larceny, a Class A Misdemeanor.  The charges stem from an incident where Heroux allegedly entered a Town of Covert business while the business was closed and stole a quantity of money.  Heroux was arraigned in the Covert Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on no bail.  Heroux is to reappear in the Covert Town Court on July 25th, 2016 at 9am.

Criminal Mischief Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on July 14th, 2016 at approximately 12:45 PM, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Scott W. Meldrum age 28, of 120 East Main Street Waterloo, New York for Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree. The charge stems from an incident at a Town of Waterloo Business where Meldrum is accused of damaging a wall. The damage was estimated at $150.00. Meldrum was located at a residence in the Village of Waterloo and taken into custody. Meldrum was arraigned before the Town of Junius Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $250.00 bail/$500.00 bond. Meldrum is to appear before the Town of Waterloo Court on August 12th, 2016 at 9:30 AM for further action.

 


DWI

 

On the evening of 07/12/2016 Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to two car personal injury crash that occurred on Packwood Rd in the Town of Waterloo.  Upon investigating the incident Deputies learned that Rusty D Kerns  age 27 of 4075 Old State Rt 96 in the Town Waterloo had struck a vehicle operated by David C. Thiriot age 67 of 14212 Snickersville Dr, Gainesville VA and had fled the scene. Thiriot was operating a fifteen passenger van full of people. Deputies report one 15 year old female occupant was injured  was transported to Geneva General hospital  by North Seneca Ambulance with a complaint of back and neck pain.  Deputies located Kerns, and  he was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury crash, driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated with a BAC of .08 or higher.  Kerns is due in the Town of Waterloo court at a later date and time to answer for the charges. 


 

 


Narcotics Arrest

On July 6, 2016, at about 1:28pm, the Seneca County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit arrested Christine L. Cirre, age 33, of 2484 Lower Lake Road, Apartment 1, Seneca Falls, New York, on charges related to the sale of prescription pills in the Town of Seneca Falls.  The investigation concluded with the execution of a search warrant at her residence by members of the Sheriff's Office and Seneca Falls Police Department.  It is alleged that Cirre sold a controlled substance known as "Lyrica" on two separate occasions from her residence.  Cirre was subsequently charged with two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, Class D Felonies.  Cirre was arraigned in the Fayette Town Court and released to pre-trial diversion.  Cirre is to reappear in the Seneca Falls Town Court on July 11, 2016 at 5pm. 

DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 07/08/2016 at 10:24pm   Deputies arrested Dustin E. Coleman age 32 of 5854 State Rt. 96 Romulus, NY  for  DWI  and Aggravated DWI blood alcohol content .18 or greater . Deputies report that Coleman  was operating a motor vehicle in the Town of Ovid under the influence. Coleman was processed and released on appearance tickets. Coleman is to appear in the Town of Ovid Court at a later date and time.

 


Auo 2nd and Endangering the Welfare of a Child


Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on July 8th, 2016 at around 2:35Pm Deputies arrested Erika A Santiago, 52 of Kingston NY in the Town of Junius for AUO 2nd and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. It is alleged that Santiago left a small child in a vehicle while she entered a business for a period of time. While on scene Deputies found that Kingston had been operating her vehicle with a suspended license. Santiago was arraigned in the Town Of Waterloo court and remanded to jail on 500 cash 1000 bond. She is to reappear in the Town of Junius court on 7/19/16 at 7pm to answer to the charges.


Structure Fire

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on July 6th, 2016 at approximately 12:35pm Sheriff's Deputies responded to a Structure Fire located at 9181 Schier Rd  in the Town of Covert. Deputies report that when they arrived the fire was extinguished by the Trumansburg Fire Dept. The house, owned by  Mariah M. Plumlee age 36 of the same address sustained minor damage. The Trumansburg Fire Department was the lead agency and was also assisted by Interlaken Fire Department,  and Trumansburg Ambulance  assisted at the scene. There were no injuries reported from this fire. The cause of the fire was a cigarette that was discarded outside a second story window. The cigarette was smoldering and  started the wood siding on fire. The damage was contained to the wood siding just below the the second story window.

 

                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                        


Criminal Contempt 2nd

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on July 5th at about 1:30 pm, Seneca County Deputies arrested Michael P Virgo, age 37, of 1021 Waterloo Geneva Road Lot #10 He was charged with  Criminal Contempt in the second degree.

The arrest stems from Virgo being at a Town of Waterloo residence while a Class "A" (stay away order) order of protection is in effect.  Virgo was arraigned in the Town of Waterloo Court and released on his own recognizance. Virgo is to appear in the Town of Waterloo Court on July 8th at 9:30 am to answer the charges.  

 

 

                                                                            

                                                                      


Weapons Charge

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on July 4th at about 10:37pm, Seneca County Deputies arrested Michael P Virgo, age 37, of 1021 Waterloo Geneva Road Lot #10, at 1021 Waterloo Geneva Road lot #10 in the Town of Waterloo. He was charged with 7 Counts of Criminal Possession of a Firearm in the 4th degree.

The arrest stems for the 911 call that a shot was fired in the area outside the home. When Deputies arrived they found Virgo in the back yard of the home and he was taken into custody without incident. Upon further investigation Deputies determined that Virgo was in possession of  7 different long guns, when  he is prohibited from possession any guns . Virgo was arraigned in the Village of Waterloo Court and released on his own recognizance. Virgo is to appear in the Town of Waterloo Court on July 8th to answer the charges.  


DWI

Seneca County Sheriffs Office reports thaton July 1 at 8:04PM Deputies arrested George P Laughlin age 42 of 30 Dixon Ave Geneva on the charge of Driving while intoxicated.  Deputies Stopped Laughlin on Taylor ave in the Village of Waterloo.  Laughlin was alos charged with refusal to submit to a chemical test.  Laughlin was arraigned in the Village of Waterloo Court and committed to jail in lieu of $1,000.00 cash or $2,000.00 Bond  He is to re appear on Aug 3, at 5:00 Pm.

STOP-DWI JULY 4TH CRACK DOWN

STOP-DWI Crackdown Enforcement for Independence Day Weekend:

 

 

The Seneca County STOP-DWI Program has announced police agencies across Seneca County will participate in a special statewide enforcement effort to crack down on impaired driving throughout the Independence Day holiday weekend. In an ongoing collaborative effort the New York State Police, Seneca County Sheriff and all local Law Enforcement agencies will be out in force in this coordinated effort to aggressively target those who put lives in danger. The holiday enforcement period begins July 1 and ends on July 5th.

 

The Fourth of July holiday is one of the deadliest on the highway. This is a preventable situation. Don’t let a memorable holiday weekend celebrating our nations independence turn into a tragic life changing event.

 

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce


Felony DWI AUO 1st

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 06/27/2016 at approximately 5PM, Deputies arrested Sherry L. Taranto, age 52, of 5756 Sunset Court, Romulus, NY.  Taranto was charged with DWI-Felony, DWI .18% BAC or greater-Felony, and AUO 1st-Felony.  Deputies report that Taranto was involved in a Property Damage Motor Vehicle Accident on SR 96A in the Town of Waterloo. Deputies report Taranto lost control of her vehicle on the on ramp to Rt 96A from Rt 5, and struck a grass embankment., coming to rest on Rt 96A.  Taranto was uninjured in the accident.  She was arraigned at the Town of Fayette Court where she was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $10,000/$20,000 secured bond, and is to appear in the Town of Fayette Court at a later date.

 


DWAI-Drugs arrest

The Seneca County Office reports that on June 25th , 2016 at 6:57pm, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jesse J Jolly age 19, of 1640 McCallister Mill RD Scranton, SC, at 5196 St Rt 89, in the Town of Varick. Upon investigation Jolly was charged with Driving while ability impaired by drugs.

Deputies responded the report of a two car property damage accident at 5196 St Rt 89. Upon arrival Deputies found that Jolly had hit a parked car.  Upon further investigation Deputies determined Jolly to be impaired by drugs . There were no injuries reported. Jolly  was released on appearance tickets is to appear in Varick Town court at a later date.


arrest warrant

The Seneca Co Shgeriff's Office reports that on 6/21/16 deputies arrested Gary S. Mashaw,53, of  Utica NY on an arrest warrant for petit larceny. It is alledged that in April 2007 Mashaw applied for services through Seneca County and did not report his income at the time. Mashaw was arraigned in the Town of Tyre Court. Mashaw plead guilty in court and a  $250 fine  was imposed, along with restitution of $738.

Warrant Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's office reports on June 19, 2016 at approximately 11:15 am Sheriff's Deputies arrested Latoya K Duffield, age 34 of 500 Pultney St Apt 29 Geneva, NY, on an arrest warrant issued out of Seneca County Family Court.  Duffield was arraigned at the Village of Waterloo Court where she was remanded to the Seneca County Correction al Facility in lieu of $100 cash, $200 secured bond.  She is to reappear at Seneca County Family Court on a later date. 


Warrant of Arrest - Violation of a Conditional Discharge

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on June 14, 2016 at approximately 5:00pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Ginger Hayes, age 51 of 34 Cayuga St, Clyde with the assistance of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Hayes was arrested on a warrant of arrest issued out of the Town of Seneca Falls Court for a charge of violation of conditional discharge. Hayes allegedly violated her conditional discharge from prior DWI charges. Deputies report Hayes was arraigned at the Town of Tyre Court where she was remanded to the Seneca County Sheriff's Correctional Facility on $1,000 cash bail, $2,000 secured bond.  She is to reappear at the Town of Seneca Falls Court on July 7, 2016 at 5:00pm.


Criminal Mischief arrest

The Seneca County sheriff's Office reports that on 6/12/16 at about 5:45am, Sheriff's Deputies arrested 34 year old Corrie M. Hibbard of 4867 state Route 96A in the Town of Varick for one misdemeanor count of Criminal Mischief 4th. The arrest stems from a domestic dispute where it is alleged Hibbard pushed a window mounted air conditioner that was placed in a window of her ex boyfriend's home, onto the floor causing it to break. Hibbard was arraigned in the town of Varick Court where she was ROR'D. A class a order of protection was issued to the victim. Hibbard will appear in the Town of Varick Court at a later date to answer the charge. 

House Fire

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on June 11th, 2016 at approximately 2:37pm Sheriff's Deputies responded to a Structure Fire located at 5198 Kings Corners Rd  in the Town of Varick. Deputies report that when they arrived the House was fully engulfed with heavy smoke showing. The house, owned by   Kyle Patchen age 29 & Meghan  Patchen, 32   of the same address was a total loss. The Romulus Fire Department was the lead agency and was also assisted by Fayette, Varick, Canoga, and Ovid Fire Departments. South Seneca Ambulance and the Red Cross assisted at the scene. There were no injuries reported from this fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

 

 

                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                         


DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 06/10/2016 at about 10:12pm, Seneca County Deputies arrested John M Linehan, age 48, of 2093 Vinings Cir Wellington, FL, on St Rt 96A in the Town of Fayette. Linehan was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated with .08% or more. Deputies report that this arrest stemmed from a property damage accident on 96A in the Town of Fayette. Linehan is to appear before the Town of Fayette Court on the 6th day of July to answer the charges.  


Assault 3rd/Menacing 3rd

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, Sheriff Deputies arrested Zachary J. Herman, age 24, of 2546 Edwards Rd. Waterloo, NY on 06/08/2016 for Assault in the 3rd degree and Menacing in the 3rd degree. The charges stem from an altercation in the Town of Junius on 06/04/2016 at approximately 11pm where it is alleged Herman struck a male victim with a dangerous instrument while engaged in a physical altercation causing physical injury. Herman was released on appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Junius Court on 07/05/2016 to answer the charges. 135


Juvenile Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 05/27/2016 at approximately 4PM deputies charged a juvenile  with Criminal Mischief 4th.  Deputies report that a 12 year old  damaged property to a Waterloo Central School District bus during an incident  05/25/2016 while  in the Town of Junius.  The juvenile and his parents were given an appearance ticket to appear at Seneca County Probation on 06/10/2016 at 4:00PM.

 


Domestic dispute

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 05/26/2016 at approximately 7:30PM deputies responded to a domestic dispute that occurred in a vehicle on Hecker Rd. in the Town of Waterloo.  Deputies arrested Joshua NMI Clark, age 42, of 2395 Reed Rd. Waterloo, NY.  Clark was charged with three counts of Reckless Endangerment 2nd, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, and Harassment 2nd.  It is alleged that Clark was involved in a physical domestic dispute with a female who was operating a vehicle Westbound on Hecker Rd.  Clark began to punch and choke the female which caused her to lose control of the vehicle.  The vehicle left the North side of the roadway striking a fence and multiple posts.  The vehicle continued to spin out of control and re-entered the roadway crossing over in to the South shoulder.  The female was then able to gain control of the vehicle. At that time, Clark exited the car and the female drove off.  During the incident, there were young children in the back seat. None of the victims requested medical attention from the incident. Clark was arraigned at the Town of Waterloo Court where he was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $5,000/$10,000.  He is scheduled to re-appear on 06/10/2016 at 0930hrs. A class "A" Order of Protection was put in to effect on behalf of the victims. Child Protective Services were also notified of the incident.  Sheriff's Deputies report that the investigation is continuing.

 

 


Drug/Hindering Prosecution Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 05/15/2016 at approximately 6:45PM Deputies arrested Courtney B. Bower, age 18, of 4324 Rt. 414, Seneca Falls, NY and John J. Pisano, age 29, with no current address.  The arrest stems from a traffic stop on Hecker Rd. in the Town of Waterloo.  Deputies observed Pisano riding in the passenger seat of a vehicle being operated by Bower.  Deputies had knowledge that Pisano was actively being sought out of the Village of Waterloo for a felony Assault that occurred in April.  As Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, Pisano fled on foot in the area of Hecker Rd. and Brewer Rd.  Pisano fled through an open field and then a hedgerow before being caught by Deputies.  Pisano was then turned over to the Waterloo Police Department for further court action.

Bower was charged with Hindering Prosecution 3rd and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th.  It is alleged that Bower knew there was an active felony warrant for the arrest of Pisano and continued to provide him transportation.  Deputies also report that Bower possessed a quantity of heroin.

Bower was released on appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear at the Town of Waterloo Court on 06/22/2016 to answer to the charges.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by the New York State Police and Waterloo Police Department.

 

 


FC Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 05/13/2016 at approximately 4:00PM, Deputies arrested James Mosher, age 25, of Elmira, NY.  The arrest stems from Mosher failing to appear for Family Court.  A bench warrant was issued for Mosher and he was located in Horseheads and subsequently turned over to the Sheriff's office.  Mosher was arraigned at the Town of Romulus Court where he was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $2,500.  Mosher is scheduled to appear at the next available Family Court date.

 

 


Drug possession

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 05/13/2016 at approxiamtely 11:30PM Deputies arrested Kristin Carney AKA Kristin Richthammer, age 34, of 4365 Seneca Rd. Lot 43, Trumansburg, NY.  Richthammer was charged with 4 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th and one count of Unlawfully Dealing with a Child 1st.  It is alleged that Carney possessed multiple different controlled substances in her residence.  It is further alleged that Carney possessed the controlled substances while there were children staying at the residence.  Carney was arraigned at the Town of Lodi Court where she was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $1,000.  She is scheduled to appear at the Town of Covert Court on 06/06/2016 at 10:00AM.

Deputies report Child Protective Services were notified about the incident.

 

 


Domestic Dispute

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 05/08/2016 at approximately 3:30PM Deputies responded to Yellow Tavern Rd. for the report of a domestic dispute.  Deputies arrested Sonya Gussler, age 33, of 5854 Rt. 96, Romulus, NY.  Gussler was charged with Harassment 2nd and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  Gussler is accussed of punching a male in the face causing swelling and bruising while in close proximity to a small child.  Gussler was arraigned at the Town of Fayette Court where she was released on her own recognizance.  She is scheduled to re-appear on 06/01/2016 at 7PM.  A class "A" order of protection was issued on behalf of the victims. 

 

 


DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 05/07/2016 at approximately 8PM Deputies arrested Lindsay Cameron-Rayno, age 34, of 418 Woodhill, Newark, NY.  Cameron-Rayno was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Driving with a BAC of.08 % or more.  Cameron-Rayno's arrest stems from a civilian complaint of an intoxicated driver at a Town of Junius business.  Cameron-Rayno was released on appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Junius Court on 05/31/2016 at 7:00PM. 

 

 


Drug arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 05/02/2016 at approximately 4PM deputies made multiple arrests after a traffic stop on State Route 5 and 20 in the Town of Waterloo. Deputies arrested Erin Smith, age 24, and Daniel Smith, age 29, both of 43 1/2 Fall St. Seneca Falls, NY and Amanda Eaves, age 31 of 73 Madison St. Geneva, NY.  Daniel Smith was charged with AUO 3rd after a traffic stop.  Upon further investigation, it is alleged that the passengers and driver all possessed cocaine and heroin.  All three occupants were charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th.  They were then arraigned at the Town of Junius Court where they were committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $750/$1500.  They are scheduled to appear at the Town of Waterloo Court on 05/12/2016 at 12:30PM.  Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Seneca County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit and the New York State Police.

  


Domestic Dispute

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 05/01/2016 at approximately 7PM Deputies responded to 2238 Edwards Rd., Waterloo, NY for the report of a domestic dispute.  Deputies arrested Michael Tighe, age 26, of the above address and charged him with the following:

Endangering the Welfare of a Child- Class A Misdemeanor

Unlawful Imprisonment 2nd- Class A Misdemeanor

Criminal Mischief 4th- Class A Misdemeanor

Harassment 2nd- Violation.

It is alleged that Tighe was involved in an altercation while in the presence of a child.  Tighe refused to let the victims leave the residence and barricaded the door.  He also allegedly broke a picture frame and threatened physical violence towards the victims.

Tighe was arraigned at the Town of Waterloo Court where he was released on his own recognizance.  He is scheduled to appear at the Town of Waterloo Court on 05/27/2016 at 9:30AM.  A class "A" order of protection was issued on behalf of the victims.  Child Protective Services were notified of the incident.

 

 


Criminal Mischief

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 04/19/2016 at approximately 6:30PM Deputies responded to Main St. Willard for the report of a domestic dispute.  Deputies arrested Briana P. Dahl, age 21 of 145 Cottage St. Apt 1, Auburn, NY.  It is alleged that Dahl damaged property in excess of $250 during the dispute.  Dahl was charged with one count of Criminal Mischief 3rd, Class E Felony.  Dahl was released on an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear at the Town of Romulus Court on 06/03/2016 at 10:00AM.

 

 


Scheme to Defraud/Larceny Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 04/19/2016, Deputies arrested Nikolas P. Sinn, age 24, of 1400 W. River Rd. Waterloo, NY.  Sinn was charged with one count of Petit Larceny and one count of Scheme to Defraud.  It is alleged that Sinn attempted to sell items via the internet to multiple individuals that he did not own, and did not deliver.  Sinn, who is currently incarcerated at the Seneca County Jail on similar charges, was released on appearance tickets.  He is scheduled to appear at the Town of Fayette Court on 06/15/2016 at 7:00PM.  Deputies ask that if there are any more suspected victims of Sinn, to contact the Sheriff's Office at 315 539-9241 to report the crime.

 

 


Family Court Warrants

On April 18th, 2016 at approximately 11:30am, Seneca County Sheriff’s Office arrested Samuel J Eckert, age 27, of Waterloo, on two warrants issued out of Family Court.  Eckert was arraigned in the Town of Fayette Court and was RORed. He was to reappear in Family Court on April 18th at 1:30pm


Larceny

The Seneca County, Sheriff's Office reports, on 04/09/2016 at approximately 4:45PM, Deputies arrested Shyasia West, age 18, of 117 Charlotte St., Syracuse, NY.  West was charged with Petit Larceny and two counts of Possession of Burglars Tools.  It is alleged that West stole items from a Town of Junius business.  It is further alleged that West was in possession of two separate items used to facilitate the larceny.  West was released on appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear at the Town of Junius Court on 05/10/2016 at 7:00PM.  Deputies were assisted at the scene by the NYSP.

 


Drug Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 04/06/2016 at approxiamtely 4PM, Deputies stopped a vehicle on Stark St. in the Village of Waterloo.  Upon further investigation, Sheriff's  Deputies charged a passenger in the vehicle, Mariah Dann, age 21, of 8471 King St., Port Byron, NY with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th.   It is alleged that Dann possessed a quantity of Oxycodone.  Dann was released on an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear at the Village of Waterloo Court on 04/27/2016 at 5:00PM.  Deputies were assisted at the scene by the New York State Police.

 

  


AUO 3RD

On March 29, 2016 at approx.  2:15pm, in the Town of Waterloo, Sheriff Deputies arrested John H. Houghtaling age 36, of 9000 WYN CTR Rd Lyons, for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Third Degree a class A misdemeanor following a traffic stop for Speeding on State Route 96. Houghtaling was issued UTTS and is to appear in the Town of Waterloo court on 04/27/16 to answer to the charges.


UPM /DWAI Drugs

    On March 18th 2016  at approx. 9 pm Sheriff's Deputies arrested Patrick W. Walsh age 64 of 731 Irdell Rd Trumansburg for DWAI- drugs and unlawful possession of Marijuana. The arrest stems from a traffic stop on State Route 5 and 20 in the Town of Waterloo where the vehicle Walsh was operating had an insufficient tail lamp. Upon further investigation Walsh was found to be in possession of a quantity of marihuana and Sheriff's Deputies found him to be driving while his ability was impaired by drugs.   Walsh was released on appearance tickets and issued a traffic tickets. Walsh is to appear in the Town of Waterloo Court on 04/13/2016 at 1:30pm to answer to the charges.

Drug arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 02/27/2016 at approximately 5:15PM, Deputies arrested Bryan T. Rugenstein, 51, of 1016 Waterloo-Geneva Rd., Waterloo, NY and Patrick O. Snider, 42, of 83 Canal St., Lyons, NY.  The arrest stems from a traffic stop at the Waterloo Premium Outlets.  It is alleged that Rugenstein possessed cocaine and was operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.  Rugenstein was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th, AUO 2nd, and multiple vehicle and traffic law tickets.  It is further alleged that Rugenstein was operating an unregistered and uninsured 1993 Ford Ranger with switched license plates.  The passenger in the vehicle, Snider, allegedly possessed a quantity of marihuana.  Both Rugenstein and Snider were released on appearance tickets.  They are scheduled to appear at the Town of Junius Court for arraignment at a later date.

 

 


Family Court Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 02/26/2016 at approximately 7:45PM Deputies arrested James Mosher Jr. age 25, of 373 W. Clinton St Apt. 1, Elmira, NY.  Mosher turned himself in to the Sheriff's Office on a warrant out of Seneca County Family Court. Mosher Jr. was arraigned at the Town of Romulus Court and committed to the custody of the Seneca County Sheriff in lieu of $1000. He is scheduled to appear at the next available family court date.

 

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CPW 4th

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on 02/17/2016 at approximately 9:30PM Deputies arrested Seth J. Goodman, age 29, of 7232 S. Main St. Ovid, NY.  Goodman was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th.  The arrest stems from a traffic stop in the Town of Seneca Falls where it is alleged that Goodman possessed an illegal gravity knife, or more commonly known as a butterfly knife.  Goodman was released on an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear at the Town of Seneca Falls Court on 03/31/2016 at 10:00AM to answer to the charge.

 

 

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Poss of an Illegal VIN

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 01/31/2016 at approximately 7:30PM Deputies stopped a 1995 Honda Civic on Packwood Rd. in the Town of Waterloo for having an inadequate exhaust system.  Upon further investigation, Deputies discovered that the Vehicle Identification Number on the dashboard had been removed.  The driver, Joshua Bsoul, age 19, of 1024 Waterloo Geneva Rd. was charged with Inadequate Exhaust and Illegal Possession of a Vehicle Identification Number,(an  E Felony) .  The vehicle was impounded and transported to the Law Enforcement Center for further investigation.  Bsoul was released on appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear at the Waterloo Town Court on 02/10/16 to answer to the charges.

Agg DWI Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 01/15/16 at approximately 8:30PM Deputies arrested Mark C. Parody, age 54, of 1917 Vienna Rd. Sylvan Beach, NY.  Parody was charged with DWI and Aggravated DWI .18% BAC or Higher.  The arrest stems from a suspicious vehicle being located by Deputies on W. Tyre Rd. in the Town of Tyre. Parody was arraigned at the Town of Tyre Court and committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $1000/$2000.  He is scheduled to reappear on 01/19/2016 for further court action.

 

 


Foot Pursuit/Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 01/12/16 at approximately 5:30PM Deputies responded to the Waterloo Premium Outlets for the report of a larceny in progress.  Upon Deputies arrival, a suspect was identified by security on scene.  As Deputies attempted to approach the suspect, a foot pursuit ensued.  Deputies were then able to place the suspect in to custody after Taser deployment.  Deputies charged Aaron Aroneck, age 25, of 6497 County Line Rd., Skaneateles, NY with Two counts of Possession of Stolen Property 5th, One count of Resisting Arrest, and One count of Obstructing Governmental Administration.  Aroneck was arraigned at the Town of Junius Court where he was committed to the custody of the Seneca County Sheriff in lieu of $10,000 bail, $20,000 secured bond.  Aroneck is scheduled to re-appear at the Town of Junius Court on 01/21/16 at 1900hrs.


Criminal Possession of Marihuana 4th

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 01/01/16 at approximately 3:15AM Deputies arrested Devin J. Verkey, age 17, of 18 Ridge St. Seneca Falls, NY.  The arrest stems from a traffic stop on Lower Lake Rd. in Seneca Falls.  Verkey, who was a passenger in a motor vehicle, was charged with Consumption of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle and Criminal Possession of Marihuana 4th.  It is alleged that Verkey possessed over 2 ounces of Marihuana and was consuming an alcoholic beverage while as a passenger in the vehicle.  He is scheduled to appear at the Town of Seneca Falls Court on 02/25/15 at 10:00AM to answer to the charges.  The driver was issued citations for Failure to Keep Right and Inadequate Windshield.

 

 


CPSP 4th Possession of Burglars Tools

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 12/22/15 at approximately 8PM, Deputies responded to the Town of Junius for the report of a larceny in progress from a local business.  While approaching the business, Deputies located the suspect vehicle as it was exiting the parking lot.  Deputies conducted a traffic stop and discovered that the vehicle contained more than $1,000 worth of items stolen from multiple businesses.  Deputies also discovered multiple tools used to facilitate the larceny. The following individuals were charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th (E Felony) and Possession of Burglars Tools (A Misdemeanor)

 

Tajmahal Mitchell, age 20, of 169 Easton Ave, Buffalo, NY

La'Andrea Owens, age 22, of 76 Fougeron St, Buffalo, NY

Christopher Reid, age 19, of 169 Easton Ave, Buffalo, NY

Linda Garrett, age 19, of 427 E. Delaran St, Buffalo, NY

All suspects were released on appearance tickets.  They are scheduled to appear on 01/05/16 at the Town of Junius Court.


Domestic Dispute

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports, on 12/01/15 at approximately 7PM Deputies responded to 609 Lasher Rd. in the Town of Junius for the report of a domestic dispute.  It is alleged that Clifford Bennett Sr. 55, of 771 Smith Rd. Clyde, NY was involved in a verbal and physical altercation with a 15 year old family member while in close proximity to a 13 month old child.  Bennett was charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and one count of Criminal Obstruction of Breathing.  Bennett was arraigned at the Town of Junius Court where he was released on his own recognizance.  He is scheduled to re-appear on 12/17/15 at 7PM for further court action.  Orders of protection were issued on behalf of the children.

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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