Burglary Arrests

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports Investigators arrested two Rochester men following a burglary investigation that occurred at a business located at Waterloo Premium Outlets. During the early morning hours of October 27, 2020, Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators responded to the store for the reported alarm coming from the business. Upon the Deputies’ arrival, it was determined the store was broken into and a large quantity of merchandise, later determined to be valued in excess of $27,000, was stolen from the business. The two male suspects had fled the scene in a red sport utility vehicle just prior to law enforcement’s arrival. A vehicle matching the description was located on the New York State Thruway by State Police. When State Police attempted to initiate a traffic stop the vehicle fled and a pursuit ensued. During the course of the pursuit it was also determined that the suspect vehicle was reported stolen out of Rochester earlier in the evening. The pursuit ended on Route 590 in Irondequoit when the suspect vehicle crashed. The occupants were identified as Carlos Lozada-Ferrer, age 18, and Reginald Hampton, age 26, both of Rochester, NY. The two were found to be in possession of the merchandise that was reported stolen from the burglary. Both were taken to a nearby hospital for injuries sustained in the accident. Lozada-Ferrer and Hampton were charged by the State Police with offenses related to the stolen vehicle and the pursuit. They were subsequently turned over to Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators and each charged with Burglary in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony, Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, a Class D Felony, and Conspiracy in the Fifth Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor. Reginald Hampton is currently being held in the Monroe County Jail as he also had a warrant for parole absconding. Lozada-Ferrer was released on appearance tickets, due to the crimes not meeting bail requirements under the new bail reform laws that took effect at the beginning of the year. The two are scheduled to appear at the Junius Town Court on a later date.

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Grand Larceny/Criminal Possession of Stolen Property/Petit Larceny Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on November 18, 2020, Investigators arrested Jacob T Oosterling, age 29, of Clyde, NY, on charges of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree , a Class E Felony, and Petit Larceny, a Class A Misdemeanor. The charges stem from a complaint that Sheriff’s Investigators received that alleges Oosterling, over the course of his employment with a Waterloo business, made charges on a company credit card that he was not authorized to make. Oosterling was released on an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear at the Waterloo Town Court on December 9, 2020 to answer the charges.

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Endangering the Welfare of a Child Arrest

On November 23, 2020, at about 5:20pm, Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Billyjoe Sachs, age 38, of 143 East Elisha Street, Waterloo, New York, on a charge of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. It is alleged that Sachs subjected a child to inappropriate sexual conversations and was encouraging the child to participate in sexual activity. Sachs was being held at the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center awaiting arraignment in the Centralized Arraignment Court. Sheriff’s Investigators were assisted in this case by members of the Seneca Falls Police Department and Waterloo Police Department. Seneca County Child Protective Services is also actively involved in the investigation.

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Grand Larceny/Conspiracy Arrests

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports Investigators arrested Austin T. Wheeler, age 23, and Lorainne I. DeJesus, age 21, both of Newark, NY. Wheeler and DeJesus were each charged with Grand Larceny in the fourth degree and Conspiracy in the fifth degree. It is alleged that that on October 31st and November 1st, 2020, Wheeler and DeJesus entered Lowe’s in the Town of Waterloo and stole multiple items valued at over $2,500. DeJesus was released on appearance tickets and Wheeler was held at the Seneca County Correctional Facility pending a felony hearing due to multiple prior felony convictions. Investigators were assisted by the Newark Police Department.

Welfare Fraud Arrest

On November 17, 2020, at about 1:05pm, Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Amy S. Miller, age 52, of 2 Fall Street, Apartment 9, Seneca Falls, New York, as a result of a welfare fraud investigation. It is alleged that Miller failed to disclose household income while receiving monetary benefits from Seneca County. Miller was charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, Misuse of Food Stamps, and Welfare Fraud in the Fifth Degree. Miller was released on an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Waterloo Village Court on December 2, 2020 at 5pm.

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Double Stabbing

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce reports that on 11/13/2020 at about 2:13 am, Deputies responded to 1987 Mills Rd in the Town of Waterloo for the reported 911 hang up call. Upon arrival, Deputies discovered a large party at the residence in which two females had been stabbed. Upon arrival of Sheriff’s Deputies, they located one female who had been stabbed in the abdomen. She was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital by North Seneca Ambulance where she is currently hospitalized with serious injuries. The second female was transported by private vehicle to Newark Wayne Hospital for lacerations to the arm. She was treated and released.


Investigators responded to the scene and began an investigation leading to the arrest of Colby C. Wilson, 21, of 404 1/2 Church Street, Newark, New York, on one count of Assault in the 1st degree (class B felony) and Assault in the 2nd degree (class D felony). Investigators say that an altercation ensued between Wilson and the two females where Wilson used a knife to stab them. Wilson then fled the scene and was stopped by the Newark Police Department where he was later turned over to Sheriff’s Deputies. 


Wilson is currently being held at the Seneca County Correctional Facility awaiting arraignment. Investigators say the investigation is ongoing. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the New York State Police, Newark Police Department, Seneca Falls Police Department, and the Waterloo Police Department.

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Criminal Tampering/Criminal Mischief Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on November 13th, 2020, at 9:00am, Investigators arrested Carlos H. Lozada of Seneca Falls, New York. Lozada was charged with Criminal Tampering in the third degree and Criminal Mischief in the fourth degree. It is alleged while Lozada was incarcerated at the Seneca County Correctional Facility, he damaged a sprinkler head which caused one of the housing units to flood. Lozada was released on appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear at the Town of Romulus Court on November 27th, 2020 at 10:30am.

Aggravated Family Offense/Attempted Criminal Contempt Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on November 12, 2020, Investigators arrested an inmate in the Correctional Facility after it was reported by Jail staff that the inmate attempted to make contact with a female whom he has an order of protection with. The investigation revealed that inmate Damon D Steele, age 22 of Seneca Falls NY, wrote two letters and attempted to send them via mail to a female whom he is not allowed to be contacting per a court issued order of protection. The letters were intercepted by Corrections Officers in the outgoing mail. As a result of the investigation Damon Steele was charged with two counted of Attempted Criminal Contempt 2nd and two counts of Aggravated Family Offense. Steele was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear at the Romulus Town Court on November 27, 2020 to answer the charges.

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Grand Larceny/Falsifying Business Records Arrest

On October 9, 2020, at approximately 11:00 A.M., Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators charged Charles J McCoy, age 63, on one count of Grand Larceny in the Fourth degree and Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree. The charges stem from an investigation that McCoy allegedly had Champions Scrap Yard take possession of a vehicle and received money in return. McCoy was not the title owner of said vehicle and had no right to do so. McCoy was brought to the Correctional Facility to be arraigned at the Centralized Arraignment Court.

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Criminal Mischief Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on October 27, 2020, Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Carlos H Lozada, age 29, on a charge of Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree. Lozada is currently incarcerated in the Seneca County Correctional Facility and destroyed property valued in excess of $250 dollars belonging to the Jail. Lozada was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear at the Romulus Town Court on November 27, 2020 to answer the charge.