The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 2/22/21 at 9:50 AM Deputies responded to 2539 Vineyard Rd in Romulus for a structure fire. The owners of the farm, Stephen and Fannie Hertzler, called 911 reporting a work shop was fully engulfed in flames and that a barn with 11,000 chickens was next to the blaze. Romulus Fire Department arrived and were assisted on scene by Ovid Fire Department, Varick Fire Department, Fayette Fire Department, Interlaken Fire Department, Waterloo Fire Department, Border City Fire and South Seneca Ambulance and the Seneca County 911 center. The work shop, along with several dogs and cows and equipment, was unsalvageable and a total loss of over $150,000. The barn with the 11,000 chickens was slightly damaged with no loss of livestock. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Feb 3rd 2021 at around 12:15 am, Deputies arrested Nicholas W Andrews, age 35, of Oxford, NY. Deputies responded to a Fayette residence for the report of a domestic dispute. Deputies report Andrews grabbed and threatened the victim and broke items in the residence during the incident . Andrews was taken into custody without incident and was charged with Criminal Mischief 4th, Unlawful Imprisonment 2nd Degree, Coercion 2nd Degree, and Harassment 2nd. Andrews was arraigned in CAP Court and released to appear in Fayette Town court at a later date.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on January 31, 2021 at about 3pm, Deputies arrested Cassidy J Ward, age 37, of Seneca Falls NY, on an arrest warrant from the Town of Tyre Court . Deputies report Ward was charged with Aggravated family offense , Menacing 2nd , Harassment 2nd and 2 counts of endangering the welfare of a child . The charges stem from an incident that occurred on January 22, 2021, in which Ward allegedly entered a residence in the Town of Tyre and aggressively confronted the victim in front of her children, including threatening her life with a firearm. Ward left the residence and an Arrest Warrant was obtained after he was unable to be located . On Jan 31 st, members of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, Seneca Falls Police Department, New York State Parole, and the U.S. Marshalls located Ward in a residence in the Town of Tyre and took him into custody without incident. Ward was arraigned at 7pm the same day at the Seneca County CAP Court, and held on no bail along with a parole detainer.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on January 28, 2021 at 6PM, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Freddy Sapp, Age 56, of Geneva New York, on an arrest warrant for Criminal Contempt in the first degree. Deputies state the charge stems from an investigation on November 28, 2020 in which Sapp communicated with a subject in the Town of Waterloo , who he had a Order of Protection to have no contact with. Sapp was arraigned on January 28, 2021 at 7pm at the Seneca Co. CAP Court and then transported back to Ontario County Jail where he is currently sentenced to prison on a separate charge.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on January 15, 2021, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Aaron J. Vanopdurp, age 28 of 24 Queen Street, Lyons, NY. Vanopdurp was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor. While investigating a suspicious complaint at a housing complex in Tyre, Deputies discovered that Vanopdurp had a small amount of heroin on his person. Vanopdurp was processed released on an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Tyre Court at a later date.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on January 17, 2021 at 6:00 PM Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jessica Jones, 33, of 1406 Levanna Road, Union Springs NY, at The Waterloo Premium Outlets in the Town of Junius for two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree and Criminal impersonation. Deputies report that during the course of a larceny investigation , Jones gave Deputies a false name and date of birth and also was found to be in possession of controlled substances . Jones was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Junius Court on February 12, 2020 to answer the charges.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on Jan 7th 2021 at about 3:15 pm Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence in the Town of Waterloo for a domestic incident. Upon further investigation , Deputies arrested Jacob M Dixon age 29 of 2551 Brewer Rd Waterloo for Criminal Contempt 2nd after finding he was with a subject in which a stay away order of protection was in place. Dixon was arraigned at CAP court and released to appear in Waterloo Town Court . Then on Jan 13 2021 at about 12:30 pm, while at the County Office Building in the Village of Waterloo , Deputies discovered Dixon to again be with the same subject to which he still had an order of protection to stay away from. Dixon was again charged with Criminal Contempt in the 2nd degree and was arraigned at CAP court and committed on $500 cash bail to appear in the Village of Waterloo court on that charge.
The Seneca County Sheriff ‘s office reports that on Jan 8 2021 at about 2:30 pm Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jayden D. Carr 21 of Rochester NY. The arrest stems from two separate incidents that occurred back in August 2020. It’s alleged that on Aug 5 2020 Carr stole a vehicle from a residence in the Town of Waterloo. Carr was also involved in another incident on August 9th 2020, in which a window was broken at a Waterloo residence. Sheriff’s Deputies report that arrest warrants were issued on both cases. Deputies charged Carr with Felony Grand Larceny, Unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle, and Criminal Mischief. He was processed at Seneca County Correctional Facility and arraigned at CAP Court, and released to appear in Waterloo Town Court at a later date.
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The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 12/29/20 Deputies arrested Andrew L. Morseman, age 31 of Canandaigua NY, on an arrest warrant for two counts of Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree. The charges stem from two domestic incidents that occurred on 12/28-12/29/20, in the Town of Fayette, alleging Morseman threatened the victim via telephone causing the victim to fear for their life and family. While Deputies were on scene at the victim’s residence Morseman was seen driving by the residence while actively sending voice recording threats to the victim. Due to the nature of the threats SCSO requested the assistance of several agencies to help locate Morseman. Morseman was located by Geneva Police Department on Lewis St, Geneva and turned over to the custody of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were assisted by GPD, OCSO, NYSP and E911 during this incident. Morseman was arraigned at CAP court and released to appear in Fayette Town Court at a later date.
The Seneca County sheriff’s Office reports on 12/27/20 at 3:30 pm Deputies arrested Mario A. Ramirez, age 23 of Interlaken, for several domestic violence related charges. After investigation, Deputies arrested Ramirez for the following charges; Criminal Contempt in the first degree, Unlawful Imprisonment, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Criminal Mischief in the Forth Degree and Harassment in the Second Degree. The arrests stem from a domestic incident where it is alleged that Ramirez violated a Class A Order of Protection and subjected the victim to unwanted physical contact. Sheriff’s Deputies report Ramirez physically restrained the victim and during the struggle tore the victim’s jeans while trying to keep her from leaving the residence. This entire incident reportedly happened in front of a 9 month old child. Ramirez was turned over to the custody of the Seneca County jail and arraigned at CAP court and released to appear in Covert Town Court at a later date.