The Seneca County Sheriff’s office reports that on September 20, 2020 at about 05:45 PM , Seneca County Deputies arrested Randy O Haig , Age 26, of 14056 Carncross Road Savannah, NY , on Whiskey Hill Road in the Town of Junius . Haig was charged with Driving while intoxicated with a child (Felony), DWAI drugs (misdemeanor), Aggravated Unlicensed operation 3rd (misdemeanor), Endangering the welfare of a child (Class A Misdemeanor), Fail to Keep Right (violation) and Crossing Hazard Markings (Violation). Deputies report that the arrest stems from accident where Haig went into a ditch on Whiskey Hill road in the Town of Junius. After investigation it was found that Haig was under the influence of drugs and had a 10 year old child in the vehicle. No injuries were reported. Haig was taken to the Seneca County Correctional and arraigned at CAP court and released to appear in Junius Town Court at a later date.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 9/17/20 at 9:45 am Deputies arrested Anthony J. Rizzo, age 33, following the investigation of a minor injury accident in the town of Tyre. Deputies responded to W Tyre Rd and Pucker Rd for the report of a vehicle in the ditch. Upon arrival Deputies located the driver, Rizzo, who stated he was operating his vehicle westbound on W Tyre Rd when a deer entered the roadway striking the driver’s side door. Rizzo then spun 180 degrees and collided into the north side ditch. Rizzo was operating his vehicle on a permit, without a valid licensed driver in the passenger seat and without insurance. Rizzo was checked over on scene for slight neck pain by Magee Fire and released. Deputies cited Rizzo for Operating a Vehicle Without Insurance and Operating a Vehicle with a Permit Unsupervised. W Tyre Rd was Closed down for a short period of time while the vehicle was removed from the ditch. Deputies were assisted on scene by Magee Fire Dept and North Seneca Ambulance. Deputies report Rizzo is due to appear in the Town of Tyre Court 10/27/20 to answer to the charges.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 09/19/2020 at approx. 1350 hrs Deputies arrested Sydney O Brown, 37, of Newark on charges of Assault in the 3rd degree class A misdemeanor, menacing in the 3rd degree a class A misdemeanor and Criminal possession of a weapon 3rd degree a class D Felony. The arrests stems from a domestic situation that occurred on Vineyard Road in the Town of Romulus where its alleged that Brown bit and grabbed the victim causing substantial pain and leaving marks. It’s also alleged that Brown held a knife to the victims throat and made threats. Brown was placed into custody and arraigned at CAP court and released on bail to appear in the Town of Romulus Court at a later date.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Sunday 9/6/20 at about 3pm Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a car / motorcycle accident on East Lake Road in the Town of Fayette. Deputies state a motorcycle operated by Allan Brown, 33 of Stanley NY was heading southbound and attempting to turn left into a driveway , when he was struck by a SUV operated by Jessica Dorazio age 43 of Westfield Mass . , that was overtaking and passing the motorcycle. Brown and his passenger; Bridget Osterhout age 23 of Geneva NY were thrown from bike , and both suffered serious injuries. Osterhout was treated at the scene for arm and leg fractures and flown by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, where she remains in satisfactory condition . Brown was treated at the scene for a severe leg injury and flown by LifeNet air ambulance to Strong where he also remains in satisfactory condition. Border City Fire, Varick Fire , North Seneca Ambulance and South Seneca Ambulance all responded and assisted at the scene. Deputies report an unsafe pass by Dorazio was the cause of the crash , charges are pending , and the investigation is continuing.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on September 5th at 2:40 am, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a one car personal injury motor vehicle crash on State Route 318 in the Town of Junius. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Kira N. Morabito, 22 of 42 Wallace Ave Auburn NY , was traveling westbound on State Route 318 when her vehicle drifted across the road into the eastbound lane of travel and entered the ditch on the south side of State Route 318, then struck a driveway culvert . The vehicle was extensively damaged and towed from the scene. Deputies report Morabito was transported to Geneva General Hospital by North Seneca Ambulance to be treated. Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Junius Fire department . Morabito was charged with DWI and failure to keep right , and issued appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Junius Court on the 15th of October at 7PM.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on August 30th 2020 at 6:30 PM, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Daniel Scott Blake, 26, of 225 Richard Ave Falconer Ny 14733,with Menacing in the 2nd degree. Deputies report Blake was involved in a domestic incident at a campground in the Town of Junius , where he brandished a knife. Blake then fled the scene and was later located and taken into custody without incident. . Blake was transported to the Seneca County Jail and arraigned at CAP court and released to appear in Junius Town Court at a later date.
On August 29th at around 6:30 PM Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 508 State Route 89; the Rivers Crossing Campground and Marina in the Town of Tyre , for a report of a Domestic Incident. After the initial investigation it was found that 44 year old Robert Ohara III of 203 Janet Street Auburn was charged with Aggravated Family Offense a class E Felony, 3 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a child, and Harassment in the Second degree. The arrest stemmed from a Domestic incident where a minor was allegedly struck and 2 others were present . OHora was taken into custody and transported to the Seneca County Jail and arraigned at CAP court and released to appear in Tyre Town Court at a later date.
On August 13th at around 3:30 PM Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence on Burgess Road in the Town of Waterloo for a Domestic Incident. After investigation it was found that 28 year old Daniel Bailey was involved in a Domestic incident , in which he placed a plastic bag over the head of a family member , then destroyed property in the home. Sheriff’s Deputies report Bailey was charged with Criminal Mischief in the 3rd degree a class E felony, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing a class A misdemeanor, menacing in the 3rd degree a class B Misdemeanor, and Harassment in the 2nd degree a violation. Daniel Bailey was taken into custody and transported to the Seneca County Jail ,arraigned and released to appear in Waterloo Town Court at a later date .
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on Aug 8 2020 at approx. 1130 PM , Deputies responded to 1918 Rt 318 Seneca Falls for a report of a smoke condition in the area of the Del Lago casino. Magee Fire responded and extinguished a fire consisting of tires and other rubbish. Sheriff’s Deputies charged the homeowner ; Donald J Bennett age 52 with 3 counts of Harassment after it was discovered that Bennett allegedly threatened fireman that responded to the scene. Bennett was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Town of Tyre court at a later date. Deputies report DEC was contacted and followed up on the case as well . Deputies were assisted at the scene by the NYSP and the New York State Park Police. 20sh08443
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 08/20/2020 at around 4:00 am, Deputies responded to 326 Border City Rd for the report of a vehicle that struck a house. Deputies say that Alexender B Capalongo, age 26, of 1782 Chase Road Waterloo, NY, was traveling westbound on Border City Rd when he fell asleep and lost control of his vehicle. Capalongo’s vehicle left the roadway where it traveled through multiple front lawns and struck a house where it came to final rest. Upon further investigation, Deputies determined that Capalongo was Under the Influence of a Drug. He was arrested and charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by a Drug, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 1st, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and other traffic violations. Capalongo is scheduled to appear at Waterloo Town Court on 9/23/2020 at 5:00 pm to answer charges. The vehicle sustained heavy damage and was towed from the scene. The house sustained minor damage. No injuries were reported by the homeowners John and Joanne Benedicks.