DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Sunday July 24th, 2022 at around 3:46am, Deputies, while on routine patrol came across a single vehicle crash in the area of 1501 Lodi Point Road in the Town of Lodi, New York. Upon arrival, Deputies found the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, identified as Jack J. Mott, age 21, of Lodi, New York attempting to extricate himself from the drivers side of the vehicle. Upon further investigation it was made known to Deputies that Mott had been driving westbound on Lodi Point Road when his vehicle left the roadway multiple times striking a mailbox and guardrail before coming to rest in a ditch causing significant damage to the vehicle. South Seneca Ambulance responded for a check over of Mott. Mott was showing signs of intoxication and Deputies concluded that alcohol was the contributing factor in the cause of the crash. Mott was put through Standardized Field Sobriety Tests which he ultimately failed and was subsequently placed under arrest for DWI. Mott was transported by Deputies to the Seneca County Correctional facility where he was processed and released with Appearance Tickets. Charges include DWI, Aggravated DWI (BAC of .18 or higher), Failure To Keep Right, and Moved From Lane Unsafely. Mott is due back in the Town of Lodi Court at a later date in August, 2022 to answer all charges.

DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday July 22nd, 2022 at around 1:17am, Deputies responded to the area of 8370 State Route 89 in the Town of Covert for the single vehicle crash. Upon arrival, Deputies found the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, identified as Randy S. Eads, age 34 of County Road 132, Willard, New York standing next to the involved vehicle. Upon further investigation it was made known that Eads had been traveling northbound on State Route 89 when his vehicle left the roadway, traveling down an embankment off the east shoulder of the roadway and came to an abrupt stop at the base of a large tree causing significant damage to the vehicle. Trumansburg Ambulance Responded for a check over of Eads. Eads was showing signs of intoxication on scene and Deputies concluded that alcohol was the contributing factor in the cause of the crash. During the investigation Eads was showing signs of intoxication. After the investigation, Eads was subsequently placed under arrest for DWI. A records check did reveal that Eads’s New York State driving privileges were suspended currently. Eads was transported by Deputies to the Seneca County Correctional facility where he was processed and released with Appearance Tickets. Charges include DWI, Aggravated DWI (BAC of .18 or higher), Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd, and Moved From Lane Unsafely. Eads is due back to the Town of Covert Court at a later date in September, 2022 to answer all charges.

Domestic/ resisting

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on July 20th, 2022 at around 05:30am Deputies assisted Waterloo Police Department with a domestic incident in the Village of Waterloo, where it was reported an individual tried to hit someone with a vehicle. As a result of the investigation Cassidy J. Ward, 38 years old, of 111 Virginia Street was arrested for obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest. Ward was transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility and turned over to Corrections staff to await Centralized Arraignment. Additional charges were filled by the Waterloo Police Department.

DWI

On Saturday July 16th 2022 at around 2:30 AM Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of State Route 414 and State Route 336 in the Town of Fayette for the report of a vehicle that had caught fire. Upon investigation Sheriff’s Deputies found 22 year old Elijah D. Prosser of Romulus had crashed the vehicle that resulted in it catching fire. Prosser was arrest for DWI, DWI with a BAC of .08 or greater, Failed to Keep right and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration. Prosser was issued an appearance ticket along with several UTT’s and is to appear to court on a later date to answer the charges.

Structure Fire

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Monday, July 18th, 2022 at around 4:43am, Deputies responded to 3863 State Route 96 in the Town of Fayette, New York for the reported Structure Fire. Upon arrival, Deputies found James D. Andrews and Nikolas J. Andrews stranding outside in the yard and both are renters of the above residence. It was made known to deputies that all occupants were out of the house at this time and that the fire was located on the second floor of the residence. Fayette Fire Department arrived shortly thereafter and quickly extinguished the fire located in the east bedroom on the second floor of the residence and then used vent fans to remove access smoke from the home. North Seneca Ambulance along with Mutual aid from Canoga, Seneca Falls and Waterloo Fire Departments also responded to the scene to assist. Upon extinguishing the fire, a walkthrough of the residence was completed by Deputies and the Fayette Fire chief which did prove that an Air Conditioning unit located in the east bedroom on the second floor had been plugged in to a small extension cord which did cause an electrical overload, which in turn, melted thought the wiring and caught surrounding clothing items in the bedroom on fire. Homeowner and Landlord, Fred Robson of 3837 Watts Road Waterloo, New York was made aware of the incident. No injuries were reported. The residence was insured and the damage from the fire caused an estimated $1500.00 in damages.

House Fire

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 7/12/2022 at 20:30 hours Deputies responded the report of a house fire at 5048 State Route 96A in the Town of Varick. Upon deputies arrival smoke was visible and the Fire Dept. was on scene. The apparent cause of the fire was an electric air fryer. Varick Fire Department was assisted by Romulus Fire, Fayette Fire, Ovid Fire, Waterloo Fire, Seneca Falls Fire, South Seneca Ambulance, and North Seneca Ambulance. The American Red Cross was contacted to assist the residents. The amount of damages are unknown at this time.

Domestic

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on July 7th, 2022 Deputies arrested Shelby L. Thorpe, 25, of 1456 Rte 336 in Varick for two counts of Endangering the Welfare of Child, and Resisting arrest. Deputies were called to the Varick address for a report of a Domestic incident that involved Thorpe and another individual in the residence. During the investigation Thorpe acted in a manner that was injurious to the physical, mental and moral welfare of two children under the age of seventeen. Thorpe resisted arrest, but was taken into custody and was transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility for Centralized arraignment. An order of protection was requested on behalf of the victims.

Harrassment

The Seneca Count Sheriff Tim Luce reports that on July 8th 2022 around 2:00pm Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Miguel DeJesus 25 of Waterloo N.Y. for Harassment 2nd Physical Contact. The arrest stems from a domestic incident that occurred at a residence in the Town of Waterloo around 11:00am and is alleged that DeJesus engaged in a physical altercation that caused injuries to the victim. DeJesus sustained minor lacerations and was treated at a local hospital and released. DeJesus was arrested and transported to the LEC and is awaiting arraignment. A order or protection was requested on behalf of the victim.

Larceny

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on June 30, 2022 at around 1:30 p.m., Deputies responded to 510 Rte 318 and placed 32 year old Cherie E. Smith of Junius under arrest following an investigation into a Theft on Ninefoot Road in the Town of Junius on June 25, 2022. Smith was transported to the Law Enforcement Center in Romulus where she was processed and released on an appearance ticket.

Endangering the welfare of a child/ resisting arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on June 28, 2022 at around 6:00 p.m., Deputies took 43 year old Jacob C. Hoffa of Waterloo into custody at the Law Enforcement Center in Romulus when he turned himself in for the charges of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Resisting Arrests. Hoffa was handed over to the Seneca County Jail where he was processed and arraigned on the charges. 22SH10807. 146