The Seneca Co. Sheriff’s Office reports that Investigators arrested RaShawn D. Hightower,31, formerly of 341 W. Kennedy St in Syracuse on the charges of Grand Larceny 3rd degree (class D Felony) and 5 counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st degree (class E felony). It is alleged that while Hightower was employed at the Waterloo Premium Outlet Mall that Hightower made 5 false transactions on a company computer and passed merchandise past the point of sale on numerous occasions between 11/15/17 and 11/30/17. The estimated loss is valued in excess of $3400.
Investigators learned in the course of the investigation that Hightower relocated to Brooklyn N.Y. in early 2018 and obtained an arrest warrant for Hightower. On 1/21/2018 Hightower was arrested on unrelated charges in Brooklyn N.Y. and after appearing in court there, Hightower was extradited from Brooklyn N.Y. by the Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol division and returned to the Seneca Co. Jail to be arraigned in the CAP Court.
Hightower was arraigned in Cap Court in front of Justice Duffy on 1/24/19 and released on $500 cash bail and a date to appear in Junius Town Court was set.
The Seneca Co. Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Elliot Flores, 26, currently incarcerated in the Seneca Co Correctional Facility. Investigators arrested Flores on 1/8/19 at about 4pm on one count of assault in the 2nd degree (Class D Felony). Its reported that on 12/12/18 at about 6:30pm, Flores assaulted a Seneca County Corrections Officer while incarcerated in the facility on unrelated charges. Investigators say that the Corrections Officer was assaulted by Flores while delivering toilet paper to Flores’s cell. When the Corrections Officer opened the cell door he was ambushed by Flores. The Corrections Officer sustained a bloody lip, a laceration to the eye as well as other cuts and abrasion’s. The Corrections Officer was transported to Geneva General Hospital for treatment and has since returned to work. Flores was arraigned in the CAP Court.
The Seneca Co Sheriff’s Office reports that on 1/4/19 at about 4pm Investigators arrested Edward W. Robinson,28, an inmate at the Seneca Co. Correctional Facility in Romulus for 4 counts of Criminal Contempt 1st degree(class E Felony), 55 counts of Aggravated Family Offense(class E Felony) and 55 counts of Aggravated Harassment in the 2nd Degree(class A Misdemeanor). Investigators report that between the dates of 12/15/18 and 12/18/18 while Robinson was incarcerated in the Seneca Co. Jail, Robinson made 55 phone calls to a female victim who had a class A order of protection against Robinson. Robinson who is currently held in the Seneca Co. Jail on an unrelated matter will be arraigned in CAP Court on 1/4/19 at 7pm.
The Seneca Co Sheriff’s Office reports that on 1/4/19 at about 3pm Investigators arrested Christopher J. Freeman,31, of 1884 St Rt. 318 for Criminal Mischief 2nd degree(class D Felony), Burglary 3rd degree(class D Felony) and 5 counts of Menacing in the 3rd degree(class A Misdemeanor). Investigators report that at about 4am on 11/25/18 while at Del Lago Resort and Hotel in Tyre, the elevator became stuck and then Freeman and his brother Terrance J. Freeman damaged an elevator and the damage was in excess of $51,000. Terrance J. Freeman was arrested on 11/25/18. Its also reported that Christopher J. Freemen was banned from the property in May of 2018 for an unrelated incident. This resulted in the Burglary charge. During the incident Christopher J. Freemen made threatening statements to 5 security officers of Del Lago leading to the Menacing 3rd in the degree charges. Christopher J. Freeman was held at the Seneca Co. Correctional Facility awaiting arraignment in CAP Court.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 12/20/2018 at about 11:00 am, the Road Patrol and Investigators arrested Felix Cruz ,30, of 4455 Co Rd. 50 Canandaigua N.Y. for one count of Failure to Change Address as a level 3 sex offender. This is in violation of the Corrections Law Sex Offender Registration Act.
Investigators report that on November 25th 2018 they were notified that Cruz moved from his residence on 11/21/18 in the Town of Waterloo. After ten days Cruz did not change his address with the Seneca Co. Sheriff’s Office and an arrest warrant was issue on 12/5/18. Cruz was arrested by Ontario Co. Sheriff’s Office at 4455 Co. Rd. 50 the D&D Motel in Canandaigua and turned over to the Seneca Co. Road Patrol division. Cruz was taken to the LEC to await CAP Court for arraignment.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 12/19/2018 Investigators arrested Scott P. Davis,29, of 1390 Middle Black Brook Rd. Seneca Falls N.Y. for one count each of Rape in the second degree, Criminal Sex Act in the second degree (both class D Felonies) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Investigators report that in September 2018 they began an extensive investigation into alleged sexual abuse accusations involving Davis. During the course of the investigation it was discovered that Davis had oral, anal and vaginal sexual relations with a 13 year old female in the Town of Tyre and throughout Seneca County on numerous occasions and in many locations starting in 2010 and continuing through 2013. This resulted in the Rape 2nd and Criminal Sex Act 2nd charges. It was further discovered that in the end of 2017 into 2018, Davis had inappropriate sexual conversations with a 9 year old female in the Town of Tyre leading to the Endangering the Welfare of a Child Charge. Davis was arraigned on 12/20/18 at 8am in the Seneca Co. Central Arraignment Court in front of Justice Duffy. Davis was remanded to the Seneca Co Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 insured bond. Davis will appear in the Town of Tyre Court on 12/24/18 at noon for a felony hearing.
Investigators report that the investigation is ongoing. Additional charges are possible pending further investigation. If anyone has any information pertaining to this criminal investigation please contact Investigator John Nesbit of the Seneca Co. Sheriff’s Office at 315-220-3442.
The Seneca Co. Sheriff’s Office reports that Investigators arrested Carl T. Arden, 48, of 2110 Orchard St., Lodi, N.Y. on 11/20/18 at 4:45 pm for a violation of the NYS Corrections Law regulating Sexual Offenders. Investigators report that Arden was mandated by law to update his photograph every 3 years as Arden is a designated level 1 sex offender. Arden failed to provide his photo to Invstigators and was subsequently arrested after an arrest warrant was issued out of the Lodi Town Court by Justice VanCleef. Arden was held at the LEC to be arraigned in the CAP Court. Arden was released on his own recognizance and will appear on 11/30/18 in the Town of Romulus Court at 4pm for further action.
Seneca Co. Sheriff Tim Luce reports that Deputies and Investigators arrested the following people:
Laurie M. Foulkrod,45, Christopher T. Brinson, 32, both of 1263 Gassner Rd., Waterloo and Austin T. Wheeler, 21, of 712 S. Main St. Newark New York.
Investigators charged Wheeler with one count each of Conspiracy 4th(E Felony), Grand Larceny 3rd(D Felony), Forgery 2nd(D Felony), Forgery 1st(C Felony), Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd(D Felony), Possession of a Forged Instrument 1st (C Felony) and Identity Theft 1st(D Felony).
Foulkrod was charged with one count each of Grand Larceny 3rd(D Felony) and Conspiracy 4th(E Felony).
Brinson was charged with one count each of Grand Larceny 3rd(D Felony), Conspiracy 4th(E Felony) and Criminal Facilitation 4th(A misdemeanor).
It is alleged that on 8/23/18 while Wheeler, Foulkrod and Brinson were residing at 1263 Gassner Rd. in the Town of Waterloo, they conspired to sell a 2003 Cadillac Escalade that did not belong to them. During the course of the sale, Wheeler forged several documents as someone other that himself as he was claiming to be one of the titled owners of the vehicle. Brinson posted the ad on Facebook Marketplace leading to the Criminal Facilitation charge. The vehicle was sold for $4000. The vehicle was reported stolen and later recovered by investigators on 9/10/18.
All three were arraigned on 9/20/18 in the Central Arraignment Court at the Law Enforcement Center in front of Justice Struzyk. Foulkrod was released on her own recognizance while Wheeler and Brinson were held without bail due to prior felony convictions. They will appear in the Town of Waterloo Court for a felony hearing in the near future.
On 8/10/18 at approximately 4pm, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Town of Tyre business for the reported bomb threat. Deputies quickly identified the subject in question and detained him pending an investigation.
Upon the conclusion of the investigation, Deputies and Investigators arrested Ronald W. Sibs, 53, of 51 Sheppard St., Rochester, New York, for Disorderly Conduct (Violation) and Falsely Reporting an Incident 2nd degree (Class E Felony). The charges stem from Sibs using obscene language and threatening to detonate a bomb all while on the phone outside of the business. This was overheard by a witness who called 911 initiating a police, fire and EMS response. It was determined that this bomb threat was false and there was no threat to the public.
Sibs was held at the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center pending Centralized Arraignment Court on 8/11/18 at 8am. Sibs was arraigned at 8am in front of Justice Folk in the presence of the Seneca County District Attorneys Office and the Seneca County Public Defenders Office. Sibs was held without bail pending due to prior felony convictions. A felony hearing was scheduled for 8/15/18 at 6pm.