MVA / car fire / DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on August 28, 2018 at approximately 8:12PM Deputies responded to 1072 State Route 96 in the Town of Waterloo for the report of a two car PIMVA . Deputies state that Karen A. Lavoski, 44 of 214 Spring Run, Clifton Springs New York was operating northbound on State Route 96 when her SUV was rear-ended by Nathan M. Stenberg, 18 of 2089 Mills Road Waterloo . Both vehicles then  crossed the southbound lane after the collision and struck a drainage ditch before coming to rest in the yard of 1072 State Route 96,( The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses  Church) , causing damage to the lawn .  The car operated by  Stenberg  caught fire as a result of the accident.  Deputies arrived and were assisted by Waterloo Police Department in trying to extinguish the fire. The Waterloo Fire Department  also arrived and quickly extinguished the fire. North Seneca Ambulance also responded as both operators reported complaints of pain , but were checked at the scene and refused medical treatment.

Both vehicles involved had to be towed from the scene due to damages , the Stenberg vehicle also sustained heavy damage as a result of the fire.

Deputies investigating the accident report the vehicle Stenberg was driving was also involved in a property damage accident in the Village of Waterloo minutes before the accident on State Route 96, and report Waterloo PD is investigating that accident.

Deputies charged  Stenberg  with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Ability Impaired by the combined influence of drugs and alcohol, and Reckless Driving. Deputies issued him tickets , and he is to appear in the Town of Waterloo court on October 12, 2018 at 3PM to answer the charges.

Cr# 18SH09291

MVA /DWI Felony / Narcan use

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on August 25, 2018 around 7PM, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a one car personal injury accident on State Route 96A and Co Rd 129 in the Town of Lodi. Upon arrival Deputies saw two males in the vehicle unconscious. Sheriff’s Deputies administered multiple doses of  narcan  to both males and removed  them from the vehicle. Driver, Joshua Dickinson, age 40 of 8543 Mill St Lodi NY was able to regain consciousness when members of the Fire Department were holding him upright while moving him away from the vehicle. Passenger, Keith Dickinson, age 65 also of Mill St  Lodi NY remained unconscious and was put into South Seneca  ambulance awaiting roadside.   After he regained consciousness , upon further investigation  Keith Dickinson was found to have drugs on his person and after signing off from the ambulance with no injuries, was arrested for one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree. Joshua Dickinson also signed off with no injuries and was arrested for one count driving while intoxicated, one count of driving while intoxicated combination alcohol/drugs, and one count improper right turn at intersection. Both DWI charges are felonies due to a previous conviction of DWI in the past ten years. Both Joshua and Keith Dickinson were arraigned at 8AM at the centralized arraignment court in Romulus NY. Keith Dickinson was released on his own recognizance and is to appear in the Town of Lodi Court September 19, 2018 at 10AM. Joshua Dickinson was committed to the Seneca County Jail on $1000 cash or $2000 bond and is to appear in the Town of Lodi Court August 30, 2018 at 10AM.  The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by South Seneca Ambulance, as well as Lodi, Ovid, and Interlaken Fire Departments.



Trespass arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 08-23-2018 at around 05:30am Deputies arrested Kelly O’Connor,  age 42 , of  115 Kent St Palmyra for Trespass. Deputies responded to Del Lago Casino for a report of an intoxicated female who was refusing to leave. Del Lago Security staff, and Deputies offered O’Connor several opportunities to leave the business, but she refused all opportunities to leave peacefully.  O’ Connor was arrested and issued an appearance ticket and is appear in the Town of Tyre Court on 10-03-2018 to answer to the charge.



car / horse PI MVA

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on August 24, 2018  at approx. 11pm Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a one car PIMVA on Rt 96A in the Town of Romulus. Deputies report that Thomas Weiler, age 76 from Rochester NY, was driving his Honda CRV northbound on Rt 96A near the W Blain road , when it struck a horse in the road that had gotten loose from a nearby farm. There were no other occupants in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Weiler had multiple complaints of pain and  had a noticeable bleed from his head. He was treated at the scene then transported by South Seneca ambulance to the Town of Waterloo where it was met by the helicopter. Weiler was then flown by Mercy Flight air ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester for further evaluation. The horse , which was owned by Daniel King age 32 of 1495 W Blaine Rd Ovid, was deceased at the scene . The vehicle sustained heavy damage and was towed from the scene .  State Route 96A was also turned into a single lane for nearly an hour while crews dealt with the accident. Seneca County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by New York State Park Police, New York State Police, South Seneca Ambulance, Mercy Flight Central, as well as Ovid Fire, Romulus Fire, Varick Fire, and Border City Fire Departments.


PD MVA / DWI arrest


The Seneca County Sheriff’s Department reports that on August 21st 2018 at approximately 10:45PM, Deputies responded to the Del Lago Casino in the T/Tyre for the report of a vehicle into a pole. Deputies arrived on scene to find  the vehicle involved had left the scene after snapping a light pole in half.  While on scene, Deputies were informed that the vehicle involved had just crashed into a ditch at the intersection of County House and Bauer Road in the T/Fayette. Seneca Falls PD arrived on County House Road and secured the scene until Deputies arrived. After further investigation Deputies arrested Sunye D. Koniz age 61 of Burdett NY for Driving While Intoxicated. Koniz was also  issued a UTT for leaving the scene of an accident in Tyre and  UTT’s for DWI and having a BAC of .o8% or more  at the 2nd accident  in the Town of Fayette . Koniz was released an appearance tickets and is to appear in the T/Tyre and T/Fayette courts  on later dates.


Criminal contempt 1st / stalking

On August 21, 2018 at approximately 10:00 A.M. , The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office arrested John C. Mancuso, age 81, of 6413 Kims Drive  Victor NY  for Stalking in the 4th Degree, Criminal Contempt 1st and Aggravated Family Offense. The arrest stems from  an ongoing case in which Mancuso called the victim who is an Ovid resident  multiple times over a few days while a class A order of protection was in effect. Mancuso has also violated the order on six other occasions. Mancuso was arraigned in the Town of Ovid Court where he was remanded to the Seneca County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 secure bond. He is to reappear at the Seneca County Court and that date is still to be determined.

case number 18SH08686


DWAI – drugs

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on August 18th 2018 at approximately 9:04PM, Deputies responded to the area of State Route 414 for the report of a vehicle into a pole.  After further investigation, Deputies arrested Ashley N. Swarey age 29 of 3512 Ritter Road for DWI Drugs.  It is alleged that Swarey was Southbound on State Route 414 when she dozed off at the wheel, striking a small pole and mailbox.  Swarey was issued UTT’s and is scheduled to appear in the T/Seneca Falls court on a later date.


Domestic incident

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office  reports that on August 19th 2018 at approximately 12:18AM, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a Domestic incident on Waterloo-Geneva Road. Upon arrival, Waterloo PD was already on scene assisting and had the parties separated.  After further investigation Deputies arrested Luis A. Vargas age 24 of 1008 Waterloo Geneva Road Lot 4 for Endangering the Welfare of a Child. It is alleged that Vargas returned home intoxicated and began to fight with a female and destroy property while in front of a seven year old child. Vargas was transported to the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center where he will await arraignment on the charge.


warrant arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on August 16, 2018 at approximately 5:30am Sheriff Deputies arrested Steven J Kirby, age 41 of Rochester NY, on a warrant for Violating Probation. Kirby was transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility where he awaiting arraignment.

Falsely Reporting an Incident

On 8/10/18 at approximately 4pm, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Town of Tyre business for the reported bomb threat. Deputies quickly identified the subject in question and detained him pending an investigation.
Upon the conclusion of the investigation, Deputies and Investigators arrested Ronald W. Sibs, 53, of 51 Sheppard St., Rochester, New York, for Disorderly Conduct (Violation) and Falsely Reporting an Incident 2nd degree (Class E Felony). The charges stem from Sibs using obscene language and threatening to detonate a bomb all while on the phone outside of the business.  This was overheard by a witness who called 911 initiating a police, fire and EMS response. It was determined that this bomb threat was false and there was no threat to the public.
Sibs was held at the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center pending Centralized Arraignment Court on 8/11/18 at 8am. Sibs was arraigned at 8am in front of Justice Folk in the presence of the Seneca County District Attorneys Office and the Seneca County Public Defenders Office. Sibs was held without bail pending due to prior felony convictions. A felony hearing was scheduled for 8/15/18 at 6pm.