Computer Crimes Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Steven L. Cooley, age 33, of 3069 Cemetery Rd. Seneca Falls, NY 13148. Cooley was arrested by Sheriff’s Investigators on August 8th, 2018 following an investigation of a complaint where it was alleged that he was in possession of computer related data that he did not have permission to access. Following an extensive investigation, Sheriff’s Investigators charged Cooley with the following:

• 1 count of Criminal Possession of Computer Related Material (class E felony)
• 1 count of Computer Trespass (class E felony)
• 10 counts of Unlawful Duplication of Computer Related Material (class E felony)
• Multiple vehicle and traffic infractions and one misdemeanor

Cooley was also charged with multiple traffic offenses due to his alleged reckless operation of a motor vehicle within the Town of Seneca Falls prior to being taken into custody. Cooley was secured at the Seneca County Correctional Facility pending an arraignment in the Central Arraignment Court on 08/09/18 at 8:00am. After arraignment Cooley was remanded to the custody of the Seneca County Sheriff in lieu of $500.00 cash bail or $1,000.00 secured bond and scheduled to reappear in the Town of Seneca Falls Court at a later date.

State of Emergency

Effective immediately, Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce and the Seneca County Emergency Management Office has declared a State of Emergency for the Towns of Covert, Lodi, Ovid, and Romulus. This includes the Villages of Interlaken, Lodi, and Ovid. Heavy rain has caused major flooding in those affected areas. Many roadways are now closed and no unnecessary travel is advised. Emergency crews are working diligently to assist citizens. Citizens are urged to shelter in place and move to higher ground if they are experiencing high water.

travel advisory

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that heavy rain has resulted in major flooding in the Towns of Covert, and Lodi . Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports at this time, no unnecessary travel is advised. Numerous homes and roadways are flooded, and the roads are impassable. All residents are advised to shelter in place. further updates to follow

Promoting Prison Contraband Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on August 10th, 2018 at approximately 11:25 AM, members of the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Shane W. Harris, age 28, of Waterloo, New York. Harris was charged with one count of Promoting Prison Contraband in the Second Degree. Harris, currently incarcerated at the Correctional Facility, was found to be in possession of a quantity of Gabapentin Pills while confined as an inmate.
Harris was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear before the Town of Romulus Court on August 24th, 2018 at 10:00AM.