DWI in the Town of Ovid

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Thompson reports that on March 2nd, 2024, at approximately 4:25PM, Deputies arrested Anya S. Harris, age 44, of 7277 Main Street Ovid NY in the town of Ovid for driving while intoxicated, Aggravated DWI BAC over .18%, crossing hazard marking, and unsafe change of lanes.

The arrest stems from a Property Damage Accident on County Road 131 in the Town of Ovid. Harris was transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility where she was processed and released on an appearance ticket.

Harris is to appear in the Town of Ovid Court on 03/26/2024 at 10:00AM to answer the charges. Assisting Agencies include New York State Police and South Seneca Ambulance.

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Attempt to Identify

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help with identifying the pictured individual that was involved in a larceny investigation at a business in the Town of Junius. If anyone can identify the individual, please contact Deputy Pollotta by email at Bpollotta@co.seneca.ny.us or by phone at (315) 220-3250. Information may be kept confidential.

DWI Arrest Town of Tyre

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Thompson reports that on March 2nd,2024 at approximately 1:25 AM Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Sara Baker, age 35, of 8838 DAYLIGHT DR LIVERPOOL, NY 13090 in the Town of Tyre, for Felony Driving While Intoxicated and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 1st Degree a Felony.  

The arrest stems from an incident where it is alleged that Baker was observed speeding on State Route 318. After a subsequent investigation Baker was taken into custody and her driver’s license was also found to be revoked for a prior Driving While Intoxicated arrest. 

Baker was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear before the Town of Tyre Court on March 13th, 2024, at 4:00PM to answer the charge.

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Resisting/OGA Arrest Town of Waterloo

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Thompson reports that on February 23rd, 2024 at approximately 6:00 AM Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Desmond Reese, age 29, of 141 HIGH ST APT 8 GENEVA, NY 14456 in the Town of Waterloo for Obstructing Governmental Administration in the second degree and Resisting Arrest.

The arrest stems from an incident where Reese allegedly stole a vehicle in the City of Geneva. Reese was observed in the vehicle by the New York State Police east bound on Waterloo-Geneva Road in the Town of Waterloo. The New York State Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, which led to Reese fleeing in the vehicle. After Reese stopped the vehicle, he then fled on foot into a wooded area behind a business on Waterloo-Geneva Road. Deputies responded to assist the New York State Police. Sheriff’s Deputies and the New York State Police Officer entered the wooded area and located Reese. When Sheriff’s Deputies and the New York State Police Officer attempted to take Reese into custody, Reese physically resisted arrested. Reese was then tased and placed into custody.

Both a Sheriff’s Deputy and a New York State Police Officer sustained minor injuries during the struggle. Reese was released on appearance tickets and turned over to Geneva Police Department to face charges for the stolen vehicle.

Reese was released on an appearance ticket to reappear in the Town of Waterloo Court on February 27th, 2024, at 5:00PM.

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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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