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

Seneca County Undersheriff Gary S. Sullivan
Seneca County Undersheriff
Gary S. Sullivan
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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

Four car - PI MVA

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

 

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Two arrested for drug sale and possession

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

 

Arrested were the following:

 

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

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

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

Attempted Escape in the Third Degree, a Class B Misdemeanor

Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a Violation

 

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

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

Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a Violation

 

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

 

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


Heroin arrest

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

 

She was charged with:

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

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

           

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


County Court Warrant

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


Family Court Warrant

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

 

 


Fail to pay fine arrest

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

 

 


PI accident

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

 

 


Arrest

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

Family Court Arrest

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

 

 


Fugitive from Justice

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

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

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

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


Marihuana arrest

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


Endangering the Welfare of a Child

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


DWI arrest

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

PIMVA

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

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

 

 


Family Court Arrest

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

 

 


DWI Arrest

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

DWI Arrest

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

Driving While Intoxicated

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

 

  

 


Marihuana arrest

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 


Cruelty to animals

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

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


PI MVA

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

                                                                           

                                                                                


Arrest

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

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

Deputies were assisted at the scene by the NYSP.

 


Two arrested for weapon and drug offenses

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

 

Arrested were:

 

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

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

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

*Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a Violation

 

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

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

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

 

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

               

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

               

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


Possession of Stolen Property Arrest

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 


PIMVA

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

PIMVA

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

Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd

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


Update to Domestic Arrest

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

 

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


Sheriff's Investigators arrest two for drugs

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

The following people were charged:

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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


Domestic arrest

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

 

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Arrest

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

Grand Larceny Arrest

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


Narcotics Arrest

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

 

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

 

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


AUO 3rd

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

Narcotics Arrest

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

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

Walborn was charged with the following:

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

Criminally Possessing a Hypodermic Instrument, a Class A Misdemeanor

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

Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a Violation

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

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

domestic violence arrest

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

 

                                                                                          

                                                                                             


Welfare Fraud

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

Annual Marihuana Eradication Detail

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

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


Criminal Contempt Arrest

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

 

 


AUO 3rd

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


FCA Art Violation Family Court Arrest

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

Welfare Fraud 4th Degree, Grand Larceny 4th Degree

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

 

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Family Court Warrant Arrest

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

 

                                                                                           

                                                                                           


Arrest

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

Sheriff warns residents of another on-going telephone scam

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

 

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

 

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


Narcotics arrest

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

 

 


DWI Arrest

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

Arrest

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

Criminal Mischief 4th

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

UPM

Seneca County Sheriffs Office reports, Deputies arrested Robert S. Grimes, 57, of 325 Rock Cabin Rd., Montour Falls in the Town of Lodi, for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. It is alleged that Grimes was in Possession of Marihuana following a routine traffic stop for Inadequate headlights. Grimes was released on an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Town of Lodi Court on  October 1st  2014, to answer the charges.


MVA PI

On Aug 30 at or about 5:00PM Seneca County Sheriffs Deputies investigated a one car minor personal injury accident that occurred at  the intersection of Rt 89 and Morgan Rd in the Town of Ovid.  A vehicle driven by Gavrielle Button age 16 of 341 East Main St Waterloo was turning onto Morgan Rd when she lost control of the vehicle and struck a ditch.  She complained of ankle pain and was transported by South Seneca Ambulance to Geneva General Hospital for a check over.  A passenger in the vehicle Christopher Button age 49 of the same address was uninjured. The vehicle was towed from the scene

Bench Warrant Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff reports that on 08-28-14 at 0717 hours deputies arrested Bryan R. Lyle 28, of 61 Walnut St. Waterloo NY. Lyle was arrested on a Bench Warrant issued out of the Village of Waterloo Court as a result of Lyle violating a conditional discharge out of the same court. Lyle was arraigned before the Village of Waterloo Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $1500.00 cash or $3000.00 secured bond and is to reappear 09-17-14 at 0900 hours for further court action.

While attempting to place Lyle in custody at the Ontario County Jail, Lyle is accused of damaging a Seneca County patrol vehicle. An investigation into criminal charges is pending in Ontario County.


Domestic Violence Arrest

08-26-2014 Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested William G. McGilroy, age 33, of 8671 Lodi-Covert Townline Rd, Interlaken, NY for Menacing in the Third Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, and Endangering The Welfare Of A Child. 

It is alleged that McGilroy was involved in a domestic dispute with a Town of Covert female, where he intentionally damaged property and then turned in the direction of a female with a knife in his hand and threatened to cut her while in the presence of two children under the age of seventeen. McGilroy was arraigned in Varick Town Court by Judge Ettman and was ROR'd, and is to reappear in front of Judge Schmidt in the Covert Town Court on September 15th, 2014 at 10:00am.

 

                                                                                     

                                                                                     


Petit Larceny arrest

08-26-2014 Seneca County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Robert W. McLaughlin, age 42, of 7206 S. Main St.,  Ovid, NY. for Petit Larceny. It is alleged that McLaughlin had taken items from the rear of a local Ovid business. McLaughlin was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear at the Town of Ovid Court on 09/30/14 at 10:00AM

 


Arrest Endangering the Welfare of a Child

On 08-25-14 at or about 7:05PM Seneca County Sheriffs deputies arrested Samantha J Rousseau age 30 of 8612 Lodi Covert Town line Road on the charge of Endangering the welfare of a child. 

While on patrol deputies came upon a one year old child who was sitting along the roadway with no one else around.  Deputies learned through investigation that the child belonged to Rousseau who resided approx. 500 feet away.  It is alleged that the child was playing outside with some other kids and had wandered off, Rousseau was inside the house at the time and not supervising the child.  Rousseau was charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child and issued an appearance ticket for the town of Covert court on Sept 15 at 10:00Am.  Child protective services was called and the child was uninjured.


PI MVA

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on August 21, 2014 at approximately 6:00pm Sheriff Deputies responded to a three car personal injury motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Waterloo Geneva Road and Brewer Road. Jason S. Remauro, age 30 of 133 Park Place Auburn NY was operating a Chevrolet Malibu and attempting to make a left turn onto Brewer Road when he was rear ended by a Chevrolet Trail Blazer operated by Nicole R. Buckley, age 35 of 125 Glenview Drive Clifton Springs NY. As a result of this the Chevrolet Malibu was pushed into the Westbound lane where it collided with a Hyundai Elantra operated by Chad W. Horton age 41 of 2760 County Road 6 Geneva NY, that was traveling west on Waterloo Geneva Rd. All three vehicles sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene. Remauro and Horton were transported to Geneva General Hospital by North Seneca Ambulance for injuries sustained from the accident.  Buckley sustained no injuries and was issued a citation for following to closely. Also assisting at the scene was the Waterloo Fire Department and the New York State Police.  139 

Narcotics arrest

08-20-2014, Members of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Samuel J. Eckert, age 26, no permanent address available, on charges relating to the sale and distribution of illicit drugs in the local community following a joint investigation between the Seneca Falls Police Department and the Sheriff’s Office.

Eckert was charged with:

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

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

*Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree (two counts), Class A Misdemeanors

It is alleged that Eckert sold Oxymorphone (commonly known as Opana) and Cocaine in the Town of Seneca Falls.  At the time of arrest, Eckert was found to be in unlawful possession of Suboxone and Atropine Sulfate and Diphenoxylate, both controlled substances.

Eckert was arraigned in the Waterloo Village Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $5,000 cash bail/$10,000 secured bond.  Eckert is to reappear in the Waterloo Village Court on August 25, 2014 at 9am.

Also arrested at the scene was Casey A. Carragher, age 26, no permanent address available, on a bench warrant issued out of the Geneva City Court for failing to pay a fine on a charge of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation.  Carragher was turned over to the Geneva Police Department for further action.


Sheriff: Update on young child injured at Empire Farm Days

08-15-2014  Seneca County Sheriff Jack S. Stenberg reports that the young man who was seriously injured in an August 7, 2014 accident at Empire Farm Days is recovering.

Michael J. Pierce, age 8, of 256 Irish Settlement Road, Heuvelton, New York was seriously injured after being trapped and crushed under a hoof triming machine.  Pierce is still recovering from his injuries sustained on August 7th at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse.   An extensive investigation conducted by the Seneca County Sheriff's Office has determined the incident as accidential in nature and no charges will be filed.  The Seneca County Sheriff would like to commend all first responders for their quick response which ultimately gave Michael his best chances for recovery.


PETIT LARCENY

08-15-2014 Seneca County Sheriff' Deputies arrested Delbert A. Freeman, 23, of 510 S Extention Rd, Mesa,  Arizona for Petit Larceny. The arrest stems from an incident that occured at a local business in the Town of Waterloo. It is alleged that Freeman took merchendise from the local business and then fled the scene. Freeman was arraigned at the Town of Waterloo Court and was remanded to the custody of the Seneca County Correctional Facility on 500.00 Cash Bail, 1000.00 Bail Bond. Freeman is to re-appear in the Town of Waterloo on the 1th of September 2014 at 7:00pm.

Arrest- Menacing 3rd, Reckless Endangerment 2nd

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on 8/12/14 at approx. 1:30pm Deputies arrested Brandon D. Casey, age 20, of 2134 Water Street in Ovid on the charges of Menacing 3rd Degree and Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree.  The arrest stems from an incident in the Town of Ovid where Casey attempted to strike a female with a vehicle.  Casey was arraigned in the Town of Covert Court Justice Schmidt and remanded to Jail on $500 cash bail.  There were 2 full stay away orders of protection issued.  Casey is to return to the Town of Ovid Court on 8/19/14 at 10am.

 

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Warrant arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on August 12, 2014 at approximately 1:19 pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Lori J. Agnello, age 49 last known address of 51 N. Virginia ST Waterloo, NY 13165 on an Arrest Warrant issued out of Seneca County Family Court.  Agnello arrested in Rochester and transported back to Seneca County were she was arraigned at the Town of Ovid Court and was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility with no bail. Agnello is scheduled to appear at Seneca County Family Court on a later date. 

 

 

 

                                                                                                  


Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on August 9, 2014 at approximately 2:00pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Brenda R Jones, age 52 of 334 Coolidge Ave Syracuse NY for two counts of Petit Larceny.  It is alleged that Jones stole merchandise from a business in Junius on two separate occasions.  Jones was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear at the Junius Town Court on September 9, 2014 to answer the charges. 

Car/Pedestrian MVA

On August 7, 2014, at about 4:17pm, the Seneca County Sheriff's Office responded to a personal injury car/pedestrian accident on the grounds of Empire Farm Days in the Town of Seneca Falls.

A vehicle being operated by Eric N. Jensen, 44, of 359 Cottrell Road, Waterloo, New York, was towing a utility trailer and was turning in a field in an attempt to park.  Jensen failed to observe that a pedestrian was too close to the trailer and the pedestrian was struck.

The pedestrian, Timothy M. Patchen, 24, of 1725 County House Road, Waterloo, New York, suffered a lower leg injury and was transported to Geneva General Hospital by North Seneca Ambulance.  There was no damage caused to the vehicle or trailer.


Family Court Warrant Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on August 7, 2014 at approximately 8:15pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Jeremy Redman, age 36 of 1 Hoffman Dr Fulton, NY 13069 on an Arrest Warrant issued out of Seneca County Family Court.  Redman was arrested upon his release from Oswego County Jail.  He was arraigned at the Town of Tyre Court where he was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,000/$3,000.  Redman is scheduled to appear at Seneca County Family Court on a later date.  139


PIMVA/DWI

The Seneca Co. Sheriff's Office reports that on 8/6/14 at approximately 11 pm Deputies responded to the area of St. Rt.96 and Potter Rd. in the Town of Ovid for the reported one car  accident. Upon investigation it was determined that a 2000 Nissan Ultima driven by Carrie-lynn NMN Hinkley, 19, of 2917 W. Main St Caladonia NY was northbound on St Rt 96 in the Town of Ovid when she lost control of the vehicle trying to answer a cellular phone. Hinkley continued North in the ditch,  hit a culvert and rolled over. The vehicle came to rest at the corner of St Rt 96 and Potter Rd. Hinkley was treated by Trumansburg ambulance on scene and transported to Cayuga Medical Center where Hinkley was released with minor abrasions. Sheriff's  Deputies took Hinkley into custody for Driving While Intoxicated. Hinkley was processed at the Seneca Co Jail and released on appearance tickets. Hinkley is set to appear on 10/7/14 at 10:00am to answer to the charges.  Deputies were assisted at the scene by Interlaken VFD.

MENACING, ENDANGERING THE WELFARE, RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT ARREST.

Seneca County Sheriffs Deputies report that on the 6th of August 2014 at 12:19am, Deputies arrested Steven A. Santmyer, 32, of 82 Heron Dr. Ithaca NY 14850 for Menacing in the 2nd Degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Reckless Endangerment in the 2nd Degree. The arrest stems from an incident that occurred on the 5th of August 2014 around 11:42 pm at a residence in the Village of Interlaken. It is alleged that Santmyer was driving recklessly into the residence, in addition to participating in a altercation where Santmyer is alleged to have made several threats while displaying a long metal bar while in the presence of a minor. Santmyer was arraigned in the Town of Covert Court where he was remanded to the custody of the Seneca County Correctional Facility on 2500.00 cash bail or 5000.00 bail bond. Santmyer is to re-appear on the 8th of September 2014 at 10:00am, Order of Protection were issued on behalf of the victims.


DWAI ALCOHOL

On Aug 4 2014 at approx 11:10pm the Seneca County Sheriffs Office arrested Timothy J. Haire Jr,  age 31 of 4004 Sheldrake Pl, Ovid NY for Driving While Ability Impaired ( Alcohol ). Sheriff's Deputies repoprt that  the arrest stems from a personal injury property damage accident that occurred on the 22nd of June 2014. At approximately 12:06am on the 22nd of June, Sheriffs Deputies responded to the area of County Road 139 in the Town of Ovid for a motor cycle accident. Haire was transported by ambulance to Cayuga Medical Center where he was treated for broken extremities. The investigation determined that Haire was heading west bound on County Road 139 at a high rate of speed when he lost control and struck a road sign.  Haire was charged with Driving While Ability Imparied ( Alcohol ) and was also charged with, Speed not Reasonable and Prudent, Failure to Maintain Designated Lane, and Driving on the Shoulder of the Road. Haire is to appear in the Ovid Town Court on the 26th of August 2014 at 10.00am


Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports on August 1, 2014 at approximately 9:30pm Sheriff Deputies arrested Frederick W Norris Jr, age 28 of 3009 Owasco Dr Waterloo for Menacing 2nd degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  It is alleged that Norris pointed a pellet gun at a male victim in a threatening manner, while a five year old child was present.  Norris was arraigned at the Waterloo Town Court where he was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,000 cash, $2,000 secure bond.  Norris is scheduled to reappear on August 14, 2014.  

Two Car Head on Crash/ DWI Arrest

On the 3rd of August 2014 around 1:07am, Seneca Count Sheriffs Deputies arrested Ryan A. Hickman  age 29 of 5797 Oatfield Dr, Farmington NY  for Driving While Intoxicated. The arrest stems from an incident that occured on State Route 96a in the area of Yale Farm road in the Town of Varick around 12:38 am . Deputies report that the 2006 Honda Civic that Hickman was operating was traveling North on State Route 96a when his vehicle crossed over the yellow line, colliding head on with a vehicle that was traveling south bound on State Route 96a. That vehicle was identified as a 2000 GMC truck and was operated by a Benjamin Clise age 18 of 5854 State Route 96 Romulus NY.  Both vehicles sustained heavy damage. Seneca Ambulance responded to the scene, both parties were not injured. Sheriff's Deputies report Hickman was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Intoxicated with a Blood Alcohol content over .08 % and Failure to Keep Right. Hickman was processed and released to a third party and is to appear on the 27th of August 2014 at 7:00pm at the Varick Town Court. The Sheriffs Office was assisted by New York State Park Police, and the Town of Varick Fire Department.

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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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

 

 


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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CPSP 4th arrest

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

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

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

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

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

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

 The New York State Police assisted in the investigation.

 

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Illegal Resident

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

 

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