Press Conference on May 3rd Love’s truck stop incident in the Town of Tyre

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an incident that occurred at the Love’s truck stop 1262 Rt 414 in the Town of Tyre, on May 3, 2022. Due to the sensitivity of the investigation, details were not released at the time of the incident. This morning charges were filed against one suspect with another suspect pending. Charges include Attempted Aggravated Murder.

A press conference on this incident will be held at the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office 6150 Route 96, Romulus NY at 3:30 PM today May 4th 2022.

Seneca County Drug Take Back

On Saturday, April 30th , 2021, 10am to 2pm, Seneca County Police Agencies will be partnering with the DEA and the Seneca County Substance Abuse Coalition , to  conduct a DRUG TAKE BACK DAY in  Seneca County. Officers will be at 3 different locations to collect potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction. This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked and no paperwork to complete.

Seneca Falls Police Department will be at Kinney: Rt. 5&20 Seneca Falls.

Waterloo Police Department will be at Walgreens: 1929 Rt. 5&20 Waterloo.

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office will be at Kinney 7115 North Main St. Ovid.

Police Officers and members from the Seneca County Substance Abuse Coalition will also be available to answer questions and provide helpful information about substance abuse if so desired. Gun Safety Locks will be available at all locations. There will be Narcan training offered at Kinney in Seneca Falls 10am-2pm and at Walgreens in Waterloo 12pm-2pm.

The sites cannot accept liquids, needles or other sharps—only pills or patches please!

Sheriff’s Office Monthly Snapshot

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR MARCH 2022

LAW ENFORCEMENT:

Total Calls For Service: 2006

Total Arrests: 97  

D.H.S. Fraud Cases: 26; Yearly Total Cost Recouped:  $49,791.50

Mental Health Calls: 15

NARCO:

Total new drug cases: 11

Total arrests: 6

CORRECTIONS:

Average Number of Inmates: 47

Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $44,990.49; Yearly Total: $114,934.99

CIVIL:

Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 42

Total Income Executions: 21

Total Evictions: 6

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH:

March 4th, 2022: A car crashing into a Town of Waterloo garage resulted in a DWI arrest.

March 4th, 2022: A week-end inmate was caught and arrested allegedly trying to bring a controlled substance into the jail.

March 15th, 2022: Investigators solved a residential burglary in Romulus and made an arrest.

March 21st, 2022: NARCO charged 2 suspects for cocaine possession after executing a search warrant on a car in Seneca Falls.

March 24th, 2022: Investigators charged 2 suspects with Grand Larceny in Tyre for allegedly stealing credit cards, debit cards and jewelry.

March 25th, 2022: A suspect was charged in Romulus with Aggravated Family Offense after allegedly violating an Order of Protection at least 5 times.

March 2022: A sex offender compliance check detail was implemented over several days in March. Officers checked 70 residences to physically verify the location of registered sex offenders. A level 2 Offender in Ovid was arrested for allegedly failing to report his address.

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere

Monthly Snapshot

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR JANUARY 2022

LAW ENFORCEMENT:

Total Calls For Service: 2080

Total Arrests: 67  

D.H.S. Fraud Cases: 30; Yearly Total Cost Recouped:  $17,622

Mental Health Calls: 8

NARCO:

Total new drug cases: 4

Total arrests: 3

CORRECTIONS:

Average Number of Inmates: 51

Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $43,270.34; Yearly Total: $43,270.34

CIVIL:

Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 37

Total Income Executions: 12

Total Evictions: 1

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH:

January 6th, 2022: An inmate in the jail was charged with felony assault after attacking and injuring a Corrections Officer.

January 13th, 2022: Deputies responded and are investigating a fatal MVA in Lodi.

January 14th, 2022: NARCO executed a search warrant in Seneca Falls and seized crack cocaine and cash. A suspect was arrested without incident. SFPD assisted.

January 16th and 31st: Deputies responded to 2 structure fires: One in Fayette the other in Junius. 

January 22th, 2022: Deputies responding to a Domestic Violence call in Interlaken involving threats with a knife. A suspect was safely taken into custody and charged with several charges including menacing and unlawful imprisonment.

January 26th, 2022: Investigators solved multiple burglaries and larcenies that occurred in Ovid and Fayette totaling over $5000. A suspect was arrested without incident.

January 2022: Two suspects were investigated and charged with alleged welfare fraud totaling 2 felonies and 1 misdemeanor.

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

/Undersheriff John Cleere

Mobile Home Structure Fire

Structure Fire Cr# 21SH15465

Sheriff Luce reports that on Monday December 27, 2021 at around 7:50 PM Deputies responded to a working mobile home fire at 148 State Route 318, in the Town of Junius. Multiple fire departments responded including Junius, Border City, Waterloo, Fayette and Oaks Corners. North Seneca Ambulance also responded.

The structure was deemed a total loss with the cause undetermined at this time. The Red Cross was contacted and assembled to assist property owners Howard and Dorothy Huckle along with their son Kenneth Huckle.

The property was not insured.

Arrest Made in Infant Assault Case

November 10th, 2021 4:15 PM: Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Investigators arrested an Ovid man for numerous charges that stem from a child abuse allegation. Arrested was Jeremy Andrews, age 27, of 2135 Water Street, Apt #4, Ovid NY. Charges are: Reckless Assault of a Child (D felony), Assault in the 2nd degree (D felony) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. It is alleged that Andrews caused serious injuries to a child in his care who was less than 5 years old. Injuries sustained include subdural hemorrhage of the brain and a broken femur.

Andrews was arraigned before the Seneca County CAP Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $20,000 cash, $10,000 bail bond. An Order of Protection was issued. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 15th, 2021 in the Town of Ovid Court.

The investigation is continuing. The Seneca County Child Protection Unit is assisting.

Case # 21SH13001

October Monthly Snapshot

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR OCTOBER 2021

LAW ENFORCEMENT:

Total Calls For Service: 1182

Total Arrests: 52  

D.H.S. Fraud Cases: 4; Total 2021 Cost Recouped:  $206,314

Mental Health Calls: 18

NARCO:

Total new drug cases: 8

Total arrests: 4

CORRECTIONS:

Average Number of Inmates: 42

Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $25,553.82; Yearly Total: $313,009.37

CIVIL:

Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 38

Total Income Executions: 14

Total Evictions: 0

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH:

October 2nd, 2021: Deputies and investigators responded to a fatal car crash in the Town of Covert. It is still under investigation.

October 11th, 2021: A DWI arrest was made in the Town of Tyre when a car crashed into a house.

October 12th, 2021: 49 adult pheasants were released in the wild after being raised by inmates.

October 13th, 2021: A suspect was arrested in Ovid for allegedly passing a counterfeit $100 bill.

October 19th, 2021: A structure fire totally destroyed Hart Towing in Waterloo. The cause was determined to be accidental.

October 25th, 2021: A man was apprehended in Ovid for numerous charges related to Domestic Violence. It is alleged that he committed a burglary, violated court orders, resisted arrest and held a victim against her will.

October 25th, 2021: NARCO arrested a suspect for allegedly selling crack cocaine in Seneca Falls.

October 27th, 2021: Investigators apprehended an alleged parole absconder in Waterloo.

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere

Two Car Crash With Injuries

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on October 15, 2021 at 4:30 pm, Deputies responded to a two-car personal injury accident at the intersection of State Route 96 and Brewer Road in the Town of Waterloo. A vehicle being operated by Stacey Remillard, 52, of Andover, NY was traveling North bound on Brewer Road when Remillard’s vehicle came to a stop at the intersection of Brewer Road and State Route 96. Remillard continued traveling North bound, crossing over State Route 96 to Whiskey Hill Road, when she failed to yield the right of way to another vehicle who was traveling West bound on State Route 96. The other vehicle was being operated by Jeffrey Payne, 46, of 2 Fall Street Seneca Falls, NY. Both vehicles suffered extensive front end damage and were towed from the scene. Remillard declined medical attention. Payne complained of back pain and was transported by North Seneca Ambulance to Geneva General Hospital. Assisting at the scene was Waterloo Police Department, North Seneca Ambulance, and Waterloo Fire Department.      134/21SH12419

DWI CAR CRASH INTO HOUSE

At around 09:14 AM the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 10/11/2021 Sheriff’s Deputies along with New York State Police, Clyde Fire Department, and North Seneca Ambulance responded to the area of 1629 Odell road in the Town of Tyre for a one car motor vehicle accident. Upon further investigation it was discovered the driver, Tsianina Lewis age 46 of 1739 Cayuga Street Clyde, New York was traveling north bound on State Route 414 and attempted to make a left hand turn on Strang road when her vehicle left the roadway and made impact with a house located at 1629 Odell Road . Tsianina Lewis was transported by North Seneca Ambulance to Geneva General Hospital for her injuries. Currently, The Sheriff’s Office has charged the driver, Tsianina with aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree and driving while intoxicated. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the investigation is still underway.

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South Seneca County Drug Take Back

On Saturday, October 23rd , 2021, The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, partnering with the DEA and the Seneca County United Way , will conduct a DRUG TAKE BACK DAY in South Seneca County. A deputy will be stationed at the Law Enforcement Center 6150 Route 96, Romulus,  N.Y. and at Kinney Drug Store,  North Main Street, Ovid N.Y  from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Deputies will be there to collect potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction. This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked and no paperwork to complete.  

Deputies and members from the Seneca County Substance Abuse Coalition will also be available to answer questions if so desired.

In addition to the TAKE BACK DAY citizens may drop off these drugs at any time in one of the Sheriff’s two Unwanted/Unused Prescription Drug Drop-Off Return Kiosks. These kiosks are located in the main lobby of the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center in Romulus and the first floor, (near D.M.V.), of the Seneca County Office Building, 1 Dipronio Drive, Waterloo, N.Y.

Sheriff Luce stated: “Take Back Day is a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. It is important to get these potentially dangerous drugs out of your home before they find a new home. “

Syringes and needles are not eligible for Take Back or Drop Off.