Marihuana Eradication

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on the 1st of October 2018, The Narcotics Unit eradicated and seized 100 Marijuana plants from numerous locations in two different townships in the south end of Seneca County. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Narcotics unit was assisted by New York State Environmental Conservation Police, and the US Agriculture and Forestry Service.

Narcotics Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on September 25th, 2018 at approximately 10:30AM, Investigators arrested Joseph A. Fenton, age 39, of Ithaca, NY. It is alleged that Fenton possessed Buprenorphine, also known as Suboxone, after a traffic stop in the Village of Waterloo. Fenton was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Non-Original Container and Speed in Zone- 60MPH in a 30MPH zone. Fenton was held at the Seneca County Jail awaiting arraignment.

Narcotics Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on August 28, 2018 at 1:45PM, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Kyle W. Craig , age 27 of Seneca Falls, NY and Danielle Yonge, age 19, of Savannah, NY. Craig and Yonge were arrested after an investigation in to the sale of heroin within Seneca Falls and Waterloo.

Craig was charged with the following:

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd (2 counts)- Class B Felonies

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd (3 counts)- Class B Felonies

Tampering with Physical Evidence- Class E Felony

Resisting Arrest- Class A Misdemeanor

Yonge was charged with the following:

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd (2 counts)- Class B Felonies

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd (2 counts)- Class B Felonies

During the arrest of Craig and Yonge, Sheriff’s Investigators had to actively pursue Craig on foot after he failed to comply with law enforcement. This prompted a response from members of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol, New York State Police, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police, and Seneca Falls Police Department. Craig was successfully apprehended in the area of Auburn Road and Lamb Road in the Town of Seneca Falls after he actively resisted arrest and attempted to dispose of multiple bags of heroin and marihuana. Yonge was arrested approximately 1 hour later after she was discovered hiding in a nearby apartment. Both Craig and Yonge were arraigned at the Centralized Arraignment Court. Yonge is being held of $2,000/$4,000 bail. Craig is being held on no bail due to prior felony convictions. They are both scheduled for a felony hearing in the Town of Seneca Falls Court on 08/31/18 at 3:00PM.

Narcotics Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on August 23, 2018 at 2:45PM, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Keionna N. Sapp, age 33 of 24 ½ Fayette Street, Waterloo, NY. Members of the Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at her residence and discovered a quantity of “crack” cocaine packaged for sale. Sapp was charged with the following:

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd (2 counts)- Class B Felonies

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd (3 counts)- Class B Felonies

It is alleged that Sapp had been selling “crack” cocaine in the Village of Waterloo. Sapp was held at the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center awaiting arraignment at the Centralized Arraignment Court. Investigators were assisted by K9 “Aiken”, the Geneva Police Department, and Waterloo Police Department.

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.