Menacing arrest Town of Seneca Falls

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 11/21/20 at about 11 AM  Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the Seneca Meadows Landfill in the Town of Seneca Falls for a report of a male pointing a firearm at another male. Upon further investigation it was found that  during a dispute the subject did in fact point a firearm at another person with no lawful reason. Deputies charged  Stephen F. Friedel, 59 , of  Bell Rd Newark for Menacing 2nd . Friedel was taken into custody without issue, and was issued an appearance ticket, as per NYS Bail Reform procedures. Friedel is to appear in the Town of Seneca Falls Court at a later date to answer to the charge.

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Warrant Arrest

  The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on November 20th at approx. 9: 53 AM ,  Deputies arrested Alexander Capalongo, 27 of  Knight St Interlaken on an Arrest warrant. Its alleged that Capalongo failed to appear in the Town Of Waterloo Court on previous charges of DWAI drugs and other Vehicle and traffic violations. Capalongo was turned over to corrections and arraigned at CAP court and released to appear in Waterloo Town court at a later date.


Agg DWI arrest Town Of Romulus

   The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 11/22/2020 around 11:18am, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Steven W. Gravina 63 of 5899 State Route 227, Trumansburg N.Y. For Aggravated DWI. The arrest stems from a traffic stop that occurred on the 22nd of November 2020 around 11:18am in which Sheriff’s Deputies observed Gravina’s vehicle traveling 80mph in a posted 55mph zone, and  also observed crossing over the yellow center line several times into oncoming traffic. Upon getting the vehicle  stopped,  and upon further investigation Gravina was found to be intoxicated.   Gravina was charged with Aggravated DWI, Speeding, and Failure to Keep right, and was released on UTTS and is to appear at Romulus Town Court on the 24th of January 2021 at 10:30.


DWAI drug arrest Town of Seneca Falls

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on November 10th 2020 at 12:45 AM, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Dominique L Mateo 17  of 5512 Rt 96 Romulus NY, on East Bayard St in the Town of Seneca Falls. Deputies report Mateo was stopped for failure to stop at a stop sign and upon further investigation , was found to be driving while impaired by drugs. Mateo was  charged with Driving While Impaired by drugs ,  and Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign and released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Seneca Falls Court on December 14 2020 to answer the charges.  The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Seneca Falls Police Dept.

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DWI Felony / Agg DWI Felony Town of Romulus

The Seneca County Sheriff’s office reports that on November 11, 2020 at 6:49 PM, Seneca County Deputies arrested Erich J Minges, Age 51, of 5658 Cherry Hill Road Romulus, NY, on St Rt 96 in the Town of Romulus. Minges was charged with fail to keep right (Violation), Felony DWI: Previous conviction with the past 10 years (E Felony), Felony aggravated DWI with a BAC over .18% or more alcohol with a previous conviction with the past 10 years (E Felony). Deputies report that the arrest stems from a traffic stop on St Rt 96 in the Town of Romulus. Minges was issued appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Romulus at a later date to answer the charges.

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AUO 1st /DWAI drugs / Possession cont substance Town of Tyre

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on October 16, 2020 at 6:02 PM, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jesus M Velez , 26, of 60 Skylane Dr. Rochester NY, on State Route 414 in the Town of Tyre. Deputies report Velez was the cause of a traffic complaint on the New York State Thruway. A commuter had called about Velez’s reckless driving  on the Thruway. Deputies located Velez parked just off of Exit 41 in the town of Tyre. Upon further investigation Velez was found to be under the influence of drugs.  Deputies also found a weapon inside Velez’s vehicle, along with Suboxone, and other drug paraphernalia. Velez was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operator 1st a Felony, Driving While Ability Impaired by drugs a Misdemeanor, Criminal possession of a Controlled Substance 7th a Misdemeanor, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree a D Felony. Velez was turned over to the Seneca County Jail and arraigned in CAP Court and committed on $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.  After further investigation on 10/22/20 Deputies additionally  charged Velez with  criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th and 2 counts of criminally possessing drug paraphernalia , he was issued appearance tickets on those charges and is to appear in Tyre Town Court .

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Endangering welfare of child Town of Varick

On October 13, 2020, at approx 6:40pm,the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael E. Smith age 32 of 1840 SR 336  in the Town of Varick,  for endangering the welfare of a child. Deputies report the 911 center  had received a call  reporting that a minor was home and Smith  was unresponsive.  Upon investigation, it was determined that Smith was under the influence of a controlled substance while a six year old  minor was left unattended. Smith was given an appearance ticket in which he will answer to on November 25, 2020 at the Town of Varick Court.


Farm equipment fire Town of Romulus

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports an agricultural farm equipment fire on November, 10, 2020. At approximately 3pm, Deputies arrived to the area of Swick Road and Iron Bridge Road in the Town of Romulus where a Case combine was actively burning. The fire had spread about 300 feet north towards the road, lighting a large amount of corn on fire. The driver of the vehicle, Timothy Martin, age 35 of Hector, escaped without injury. The owner, John Myer, age 66 of Ovid, was on scene while Ovid Fire Department fought the flames. Interlaken, Lodi, Romulus, Varick, and Fayette Fire Departments were called to the scene to assist. A nearby farmer, Daryl Martin, 38 of McDuffietown Rd Romulus  was also called to assist in battling the fire when he brought his tilling plow to the scene and plowed around the flames to stop the spread. It is believed that the fire started at the tail end of the tractor, catching rubber mats, engulfing the tractor, while the wind blew the flames across the field. Damage is estimated above $100,000 and is insured. Deputies report no injuries occurred.


MVA / DWI arrest Town of Tyre

    The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 9/27/2020 at 4:30pm Deputies arrested Richard R. Fabiszewski, age 30, of 558 Birchwood Square, West Seneca NY on State Route 414 , at the intersection of the NYS Thruway entrance  in the Town of Tyre for Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, Refusal to submit to a Breath Test, and Failure to Yield Right of Way. The arrest stems from the investigation of a four car personal injury motor vehicle accident. Deputies report Fabiszewski was  Northbound on Rt 414 when he turned in front of a southbound vehicle driven by Larry Rodas age 61 of Clyde  NY . After the initial collision Fabiszewski’s vehicle spun around and struck two other vehicles, operated by Geoffrey Kogler age 42 of Webster NY and a tractor trailer operated by  David Gradijan age 56 of Ohio , that were on the Thruway exit driveway.  Fabiszewski was transported to Geneva General Hospital by North Seneca Ambulance, where he was treated and released for minor injuries. Fabiszewski was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Tyre Court on 10/27/2020 to answer the charges.


Criminal Tampering Town of Tyre

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on at 11:06 am on 9/23/20 Deputies arrested a 16 year old female Juvenile for Criminal Tampering in the Third Degree, a class B misdemeanor. Deputies responded to a residence in the Town of Tyre for the report of a Juvenile out of control. After investigation it was discovered the juvenile had tampered with the victim’s property while having no right to do so . The juvenile destroyed most of the residence causing a substantial inconvenience to the victim. The juvenile was released with an appearance ticket and due to appear at Seneca County Probation to answer to the charge