DWI/AUO 1st Arrest in the Town of Tyre

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Thompson reports that on February 13th at approximately 1:30 AM Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Sean Miller, age 35, of 26 Norbrook Road, Fairport NY 14450 in the Town of Tyre for Driving While Intoxicated (Misdemeanor) and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 1st Degree (Felony).

The arrest stems from an incident where it is alleged that Miller was observed operating a vehicle with an obstructed license plate. After a subsequent investigation Miller was taken into custody and charged with Driving While Intoxicated. Miller’s license was also found to be previously suspended pending a chemical refusal hearing for a prior Driving While Intoxicated arrest.

Miller was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear before the Town of Tyre Court on March 13th 2024 at 4:00PM to answer the charges.
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Aggravated DWI, Town of Junius

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Thompson reports that on 02/22/24 at around 1:34 am Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Justin M Bastedo, age 33, of Clyde NY on Driving While Intoxicated in the Town of Junius.

The arrest stems after Deputies responded to the area of State Route 318 for a vehicle operating erratically. When Deputies arrived, they located a vehicle that was allegedly driven by Bastedo in a ditch in front of a local business. After a subsequent investigation Bastedo was taken into custody and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated BAC .18% or Higher and multiple traffic violations.

Bastedo was transported to the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office where he was processed and released with a Uniform Appearance Ticket. He is to appear in the Town of Junius Court at a later date.

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Aggravated DWI Arrest, Town of Romulus

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Thompson reports that on 2/23/2024 at 4:30 pm, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested David A. Gelatt, age 34, of 2766 State Route 96 Ovid, NY 14521, in the Town of Romulus for DWI and Aggravated DWI.

The arrest stems from a motor vehicle accident on State Route 96 in the Town of Romulus. Gelatt left the roadway struck a telephone pole causing minor damage to the vehicle. After investigation Deputies placed Gelatt in custody for driving while intoxicated.

Gelatt was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Town of Romulus Court on 3/22/2024 at 10:00 AM to answer the charges.

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DWI Refusal Town of Waterloo

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Thompson reports that on 2/20/2024 at 9:52pm, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Gregory S. Palmer, age 66, of 3200 State Route 89 Savannah, NY 13146 in the Town of Waterloo, for driving while intoxicated.

The arrest stems from an investigation after Palmer was stopped for speeding in a posted 40 MPH zone. Palmer was subsequently taken into custody after investigation. Palmer was transported to the LEC where he was processed and turned over to the corrections division to await CAP court arraignment due to him refusing to submit to a chemical test for intoxication. Palmer is to appear at CAP court at 08:00 hours on 2/21/2024 to answer the charge.

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DWI Arrest- Village of Waterloo

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Thompson reports that on February 19th, 2024, at approximately 7:54 PM Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jor L Velasquez-Guer, age 31, of 46 Swift St Apt 1 Waterloo, NY 13165 in the Village of Waterloo for Driving While Intoxicated.

The arrest stems from a traffic stop where it is alleged that Velasquez-Guer was operating a vehicle with a non-functioning head light. After a police investigation Velasquez-Guer was taken into custody of driving while intoxicated.

Velasquez-Guer was released on an appearance ticket to reappear in the Town of Waterloo Court on March 13, 2024, at 5:00PM.

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Criminal Mischief Town of Fayette

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Thompson reports that on February 17, 2024,
Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Van W. Gorton, age 34, of 6935 State Route 31 East
Newark, NY in the Town of Fayette for Criminal Mischief 4th.

The arrest stems from a domestic incident where it is alleged that Gorton intentionally caused damage to the property of another person.

Gorton was transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await Centralized Arraignment. Deputies were assisted by the New York State Police.

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Criminal Contempt/Aggravated Family Offense

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Thompson reports that on February 18th at approximately 2:45 AM Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Kenneth Hillen, age 54, of 4424 W WALWORTH RD MACEDON NY 14502 in the Town of Tyre for Aggravated Family Offense and Criminal Contempt 1st Degree.

The arrest stems from an incident where it is alleged that Hillen was found to be in the presence of a protected party in which Hillen was court ordered to stay away from by a class A order of protection.

Hillen was turned over to correctional staff to await arraignment at the centralized arraignment proceedings to answer the charges.

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Fire in the Town of Fayette

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Thompson reports that on 02/13/2024 at about 5:39pm, Deputies responded to 1436 West River Road in the Town of Fayette, New York for the reported structure fire.

Upon arrival, Deputies found the business owner, Johnathan Pulver outside of the business. It was reported that there was no one else in the business at the time of the fire.

Waterloo Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. North Seneca Ambulance along with Mutal aid from Fayette, Seneca Falls, and Border City Fire departments responded to the scene to assist.

The Seneca County Fire investigation team responded and upon initial investigation it was determined the fire was accidental from a vehicle in the business, but it is still under investigation. Fire damage to the home is estimated to be several tens of thousands of dollars and a vehicle was damaged as well.

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Warrant Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Thompson reports that on Monday February 13th, 2024, at about 3:00pm, Deputies arrested Nicole M Fuller, age 27, of Seneca Falls, NY on a Bench Warrant.

The Warrant was issued for Failure to Appear on the original charge of Misuse of Food Stamps, 3 counts of Filing False Instruments in the 1st Degree, and Welfare Fraud in the 5th Degree.

Fuller was transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await arraignment.

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CPCS 7th Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Thompson reports that on February 1st, 2024, at approximately 6:00 AM Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Shian Herrington, age 23, of 2921 ST RTE 11, Parish NY 13131 in the Town of Junius for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree.

The arrest stems from an incident where Herrington was an occupant in a disabled vehicle. Herrington was found to be in possession of a quantity of suspected methamphetamine. Herrington also had an active warrant out of the New York State Police.

Herrington was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear before the Town of Junius Court on February 20th, 2024, at 6:00PM to answer the charge. Herrington was then turned over to the New York State Police to answer the warrant.

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Seneca Falls Police Department and the New York State Police.

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