National Domestic Violence Awareness Month


Once again in October we commemorate National Domestic Violence Awareness month [NDVAM], a time for law enforcement agencies, victim assistance organizations and community leaders to work jointly in generating greater public awareness about domestic violence, prevention strategies and effective responses for victims. It serves as a reminder that communities must speak out in a unified voice to combat domestic and to challenge all people in America to support programs that can end this nationwide epidemic.


According to the United States Department of Justice 1.3 million women and men have been victims of domestic violence in the past year. Eliminating domestic violence requires collaborative prevention and response efforts from criminal justice professionals, victim service providers, prosecutors, health care providers, educators and elected officials among others.


In addition to assistance provided by our court and legal systems and victim service programs domestic violence victims in Seneca County have access to potentially life-saving information through the web site


Sheriffs’ Assist allows crime victims and other concerned citizens to track the custody status of their offenders and register to be notified by phone or email in the event of a release to the community or a transfer to a New York State correctional facility or county jail. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the toll-free number 1-888-VINE-4-NY or online at


Sheriff Tim Luce said” Victims of domestic violence often need the kind of timely information that the web site Sheriffs’ Assist provides. By giving custody information in real time registered crime victims receive critical information when they need it the most. This access empowers domestic violence victims to gain a greater degree of control in their lives and to make informed decisions about their safety”.


Domestic Violence Awareness Month was created in 1987 to promote increased rights and services for domestic violence victims; to educate the public about the crisis of domestic violence and the prevalence of this epidemic in all of our lives and to encourage involvement and support for domestic violence victims and those who serve them.

Sexual Abuse Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Guy B. Bowers, age 59, of 7746 Rock River Rd. Ovid, N.Y. on September 27th, 2018. Sheriff’s investigators arrested Bowers following the investigation of incidents that reportedly occurred during the months of November and December, 2016 at a Town of Ovid residence. It is alleged that Bowers subjected  a 15 year old victim to sexual contact and activity on multiple dates during that timeframe. Bowers was charged with 2 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Forcible Touching and Sexual Abuse in the 2nd degree as a result of the investigation. Bowers was processed at the Seneca County Correctional Facility where he remained in pre-arraignment detention awaiting a hearing in Centralized Arraignment Court. He was subsequently released; an order of protection was issued.

DWI /Agg DWI arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 09/24/18 at approx. 5:30 pm , Deputies arrested Anthony M Vanhorn, 26 of 1413 Co Rd 132 Ovid for DWI and Aggravated DWI. The arrests stems from a traffic stop when NYS DEC officer observed the vehicle Vanhorn was operating cross the center line of the road. DEC conducted a traffic stop and requested assistance. Upon arrival , Deputies discovered Vanhorn was intoxicated. Vanhorn was issued UTT’s for Failure to keep right, Improper turn without signal, uninspected motor vehicle, driving while intoxicated and Aggravated DWI-blood alcohol content .18 or higher . Vanhorn was then remanded to the Seneca County Jail where he was arraigned at the Centralized Arraignment Court , and committed on $250 cash / $500 bail bond , to appear in Romulus Town Court at a later date.




DWAI- drug arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on September 24th 2018 at 06:00 AM Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Miguel A Dejesus, 22, of 1 Center St Waterloo NY on State Route 96 in the Town of Waterloo. Dejesus was charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by a Drug, Inadequate Head Lamps and Unlicensed Operator. Dejesus was released on appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Waterloo Court on October 26th 2018 to answer tbe charges. 

CR# 18SH10291. 



Petit Larceny arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 9/21/18 at approximately 11:53 AM Deputies arrested Israel J. Cruz Rivera, age 30 of 18 West Ave  Geneva, for Petit Larceny. The arrest stems from a larceny complaint, at a Town of Tyre business, which occurred on 5/28/18. After further investigation , Sheriff’s Deputies discovered that Cruz Rivera had stolen an envelope with cash in it while at the Del Lago casino in Tyre. Cruz Rivera was taken into custody and released on an appearance ticket, is due to appear in the Town of Tyre Court on 10/16/18 at 5:00 PM to answer to the charge. 




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.

Grand Larceny/Forgery Arrest

Seneca Co. Sheriff Tim Luce reports that Deputies and Investigators arrested the following people:
Laurie M. Foulkrod,45, Christopher T. Brinson, 32, both of 1263 Gassner Rd., Waterloo and Austin T. Wheeler, 21, of 712 S. Main St. Newark New York.
Investigators charged Wheeler with one count each of Conspiracy 4th(E Felony), Grand Larceny 3rd(D Felony), Forgery 2nd(D Felony), Forgery 1st(C Felony), Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd(D Felony), Possession of a Forged Instrument 1st (C Felony) and Identity Theft 1st(D Felony).
Foulkrod was charged with one count each of Grand Larceny 3rd(D Felony) and Conspiracy 4th(E Felony).
Brinson was charged with one count each of Grand Larceny 3rd(D Felony), Conspiracy 4th(E Felony) and Criminal Facilitation 4th(A misdemeanor).
It is alleged that on 8/23/18 while Wheeler, Foulkrod and Brinson were residing at 1263 Gassner Rd. in the Town of Waterloo, they conspired to sell a 2003 Cadillac Escalade that did not belong to them. During the course of the sale, Wheeler forged several documents as someone other that himself as he was claiming to be one of the titled owners of the vehicle. Brinson posted the ad on Facebook Marketplace leading to the Criminal Facilitation charge. The vehicle was sold for $4000. The vehicle was reported stolen and later recovered by investigators on 9/10/18.
All three were arraigned on 9/20/18 in the Central Arraignment Court at the Law Enforcement Center in front of Justice Struzyk. Foulkrod was released on her own recognizance while Wheeler and Brinson were held without bail due to prior felony convictions. They will appear in the Town of Waterloo Court for a felony hearing in the near future.

Seneca County Sheriff Announces Release of Public Safety Mobile App



Contact:  Sheriff Timothy Luce: or (315)220-3200



Seneca County Sheriff announces release of public safety mobile app

September 21  – (Romulus, NY)   Seneca County Sheriff, Timothy Luce, announces the release of a new iPhone and Android mobile app as a service to the community. The app is available for the public as a free download from the app stores.

The new app is an innovative approach to help Seneca County citizens stay tuned to important news and resources from the Sheriff’s Office.  After downloading the app onto a smartphone or tablet, a user can receive important alerts from the Sheriff’s Office and access public safety information..

One of the app’s key features is: “Submit a Tip”– a form that enables you to submit a crime tip, along with photos. Tips can be made anonymously or with contact information. Users that submit tips can remain confidential.

Users can also phone in a narcotics tip directly through the app’s Drug Tip line feature.

Users can scroll through the list of Seneca County’s Most Wanted fugitives including their photos, details, and offenses.

Under the Main Menu, Users can access Inmate Information, including an Inmate Search, Correctional Facility information, rules and Visitation hours. You can also make payments online directly from the app: post bail, and place funds in an inmate’s commissary account.


Other important features include Victim Notification Services, Pistol Permits, and the Citizen’s Academy.


Read and share the latest social media posts from the Seneca Sheriff’s Office on Facebook and Twitter.


To engage the greater community in public safety, anyone with the app can use the “Share our App” feature under Settings, as well as forward alerts to friends, family, and neighbors.

This will be a great resource for the community to receive Emergency alerts, Public Service Announcements, Press Releases and Updates from the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office.

For more information, contact the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office: 315-220-3200.

Seneca County NY Sheriff’s Office mobile app






PI MVA / 1 veh MC crash

Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on September 16, 2018 around 7 PM , Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a PI  MVA motorcycle accident  on Rt 96 in the Town of Fayette .  Deputies report Christopher Jensen  age 43 , of Cayuga St ,Romulus, was involved in a single vehicle accident when he swerved to miss an animal and lost control ,  went off the road  into the north bound ditch.  Deputies were assisted on scene by North Seneca Ambulance and Waterloo Fire Department. North Seneca Ambulance transported Jensen to Geneva General Hospital with severe back pain along with some road rash. Jensen was issued traffic tickets for operating out of class and uninspected motor vehicle.

CR# 18SH10003

Petit Larceny Arrest


The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on September 16, 2018 at approximately 10:00am Sheriff Deputies arrested Tamara L Collins, age 33 of 314 E Miller St Apt 1 Newark, for one count of petit larceny.  It is alleged that Collins stole money from a female victim while at a Town of Tyre business.  Collins was released on an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear at the Tyre Town Court on October 16, 2018 to answer the charge.