Seneca County Sheriff’s Monthly Snapshot (updated )


Total Calls For Service: 1090

Total Arrests: 95


Total new drug cases: 19

Total arrests: 21


Average Number of Inmates: 64

Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $38,282.34; Yearly Total: $378,098.77


Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 57

Total Income Executions: 32

Total Evictions: 4


October 1st, 2018: NARCO arrested a suspect for selling cocaine in the Town of Waterloo. 

October 2nd, 2018: NARCO arrested 2 suspects for possessing and selling a narcotic medication. 

October 3rd, 2018: NARCO After a lengthy investigation a suspect was apprehended and charged for selling and possessing fentanyl in Seneca County. A quantity of fentanyl was seized. 

October 17th, 2018: A Parole Absconder was apprehended about 35 minutes after escaping from the Sheriff’s Office in Romulus. 

October 23rd, 2018: NARCO apprehended and charged a suspect that has allegedly been selling heroin and fentanyl in Seneca County. 40 baggies of fentanyl were seized.

October 23rd, 2018: An 11 year old child was seriously injured in a farm accident in the Town of Tyre. The investigation is continuing.

October 2018: The exterior of the Sheriff’s Office was lit with purple flood lights in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month.

October 2018: Workforce Development and the Youth Bureau implemented a new “Skills for Success” program in the jail. 10 inmates completed the program. 

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere

Drug Take Back Day –Clean Them Out –Take Them Back.

On Saturday, October 27th, 2018, The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, partnering with the DEA, will conduct another DRUG TAKE BACK DAY at two Seneca County locations. From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Deputies will collect potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction. This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked and no paperwork to complete.  Citizens may drop off these drugs at the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center, 6150, Route 96, Romulus, N.Y. or at the Sheriff’s sub-station at 44 West William Street, Waterloo, N.Y. Deputies will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns.  In addition to the TAKE BACK DAY citizens may drop off these drugs at any time in one of the Sheriff’s two Unwanted/Unused Prescription Drug Drop-Off Return Kiosks. These kiosks are located in the main lobby of the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center and the first floor, (near D.M.V.), of the Seneca County Office Building, 1 Dipronio Drive, Waterloo, N.Y.
Take Back Day is a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs.
Syringes and needles are not eligible for Take Back or Drop Off

Parole Absconder Apprehended After Escape

Several events on 10/17/2018 led to the apprehension and arrest of a Parole Absconder who was on parole for violent felonies.

10/17/2018, 7:00 AM: Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators assisted New York State Parole Officers with trying to locate Robert A Wilson, age 43, on parole from the Elmira N.Y. area. Wilson was wanted by Parole for absconding about 8 months ago. Wilson had been released on Parole for the charges of Assault 1st degree, Robbery 1st degree and Promoting Prison Contraband. Officers were checking a Town of Ovid residence and were able to gain information about a possible residence on Green Street in the Town of Seneca Falls.

10/17,2018, 8:30 AM: Sheriff’s Deputies, Town Police Officers, State Police and Parole responded to the Green Street residence to try and locate Wilson. Wilson was at the residence and tried to jump out of a second story window. While Wilson was being apprehended he fought with the arresting Officers and violently resisted arrest. He was brought under control and transported to the Law Enforcement Center in Romulus.

10/17/2018, 9:50 AM: Wilson was hand cuffed to a restraining bench in the Investigation Division while Officers drew up charges. Wilson slipped out of the handcuffs by injuring his own wrist and hand to do so. He then fled the building. Officers pursued on foot and observed Wilson entering a large cornfield at the intersection of Route 96 and Bromka Road in the Town of Romulus. A perimeter was established around the cornfield with all available Officers including: Deputies, Investigators, Corrections Officers, New York State Police and Parole Officers. The Sheriff’s K-9 Units were deployed as well as the Sheriff’s Drone Unit.

10/17/2018: 1025 AM: The Drone Unit spotted Wilson and radioed his location. Wilson then fled the cornfield and was apprehended by Officers on the perimeter. Wilson again violently resisted arrest but was brought under control without incident.

Wilson has been charged with: 2 counts of resisting arrest, Escape in the first degree, and Obstructing Governmental Administration. New York State Parole has charged Wilson with violation of Parole. At the time of this release Wilson is being held at the Correctional Facility awaiting arraignment.

Monthly Snapshot for September 2018




Total Calls For Service: 1119

Total Arrests: 70


Total new drug cases: 8

Total arrests: 4


Average Number of Inmates: 76

Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $47,111.69; Yearly Total: $339,816.43


Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 47

Total Income Executions: 5

Total Evictions: 8


September 4th, 2018: The curfew was lifted for the Lodi Flood area. Added patrol remains in effect.

September 6th, 2018: NARCO apprehended and charged a subject for trafficking cocaine in Seneca County.

September 20th, 2018: Investigators arrested 2 suspects for stealing a car in Waterloo, selling it and forging vehicle documents.

September 25th, 2018: NARCO charged a suspect in Waterloo for unlawfully possessing Narcotic Medication.

September 27th, 2018: The Family Services Unit charged a suspect from Ovid for sexually abusing a 15 year old female.

September 2018: Sheriff Luce launched a new Public Safety App to enhance Community Policing.

September 2018: To prepare for “Raise the Age” legislation the 2 Family Services Unit Investigators were trained and certified as Advanced Juvenile Officers.

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce

Undersheriff John Cleere


Seneca County Sheriff Holds Citizen’s Police Academy

Sheriff Tim Luce has announced that the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is holding its second annual Citizens Police Academy this November. The purpose of the academy is to give citizens of Seneca County a better understanding about law enforcement and how the Sheriff’s Office works within the community.

The academy will consist of four Thursday night sessions in November running from 6:00 PM to approximately 9:00 PM. Each session will focus on different aspects of the Sheriff’s Office and give an inside look at Administration, Road Patrol, Investigations and Corrections. Candidates that complete the program will be scheduled for a ride-a-long with a Deputy, receive a certificate of completion and a T-shirt.

The dates for the academy are: November 1st, 8th, 15th, and 29th. Candidates must be able to attend all 4 sessions. Anyone interested can contact Danielle Thompson at 315-220-3403. A background check will be conducted.

Applicants must be at least 21 years old, be residents of Seneca County and have a genuine interest in good citizenship. Senior citizens are welcome to apply.

The academy class size will be kept small to maximize the experience. Eligible applicants that do not make this academy will be considered for future academies.