Domestic Incident Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on September 13th, 2021 at around 4:45pm Deputies responded to 4003 Deerlick Springs Road in the Town of Ovid for a Domestic Incident. Upon investigation it was found that Adam G. Mclaughlin, 40 years old, of Covert New York, had struck his ex wife on the head in front of a child, and subsequently arrested for Harassment 2nd (a violation) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child (A Class A Misdemeanor). Mclaughlin was transported to the Seneca County CAP Court and was arraigned. Mclaughlin was released on his own recognizance and an Order of Protection was put in place to protect the victim. Mclaughlin is to appear in the Town of Ovid Court at a later date.

CR# 21SH11151

Personal Injury Accident

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on September 11th, 2021 at around 9pm Deputies responded to 4037 Rte 96 in the Town of Fayette for a Personal Injury accident involving a dirt bike. Deputies discovered that the operator of the dirt bike, Cole Short, 18 years old from Fayette, was riding on the Rte 96 property when he struck a piece of farm equipment. Short suffered a severe injury to his left leg, and was treated on scene by members of North Seneca Ambulance. Due the severity of the injury Life Net Emergency services were requested and eventually flew Short to Upstate Medical Center. Deputies were also assisted on scene by members of the Fayette Fire Department.

CR# 21SH11094


On September 6th, 2021 the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that Casey R. Taylor, 30 years old, of Elmira New York was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. The arrest is the result of an investigation into a one car Personal Injury motor vehicle crash that occurred in the Town of Romulus. Taylor was the only individual involved in the accident and suffered from only minor injuries. Taylor was issued appearance tickets for Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with a BAC of .08% or higher, and Failure to Keep Right. Taylor is to appear in the Town of Romulus Court at a later date to answer to the charges. Deputies were assisted at the scene by members of South Seneca Ambulance, Ovid Fire Department, Romulus Fire Department and the NYS Park Police.

Vehicle Pursuit

The Seneca Co. Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday September 3rd 2021 at around 11:00 PM Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 26 year old Nicolo B. Petrocci of 3622 County Line Road Skaneateles NY following a vehicle pursuit. It was reported that Deputies observed a vehicle operating erratically and passing through a red light at an intersection. A traffic stop was initiated in the area of State Route 89 and Hyatt Road in the Town of Seneca Falls. Deputies say Petrocci failed to produce identification when requested and fled the traffic stop. A vehicle pursuit ensued which traveled through multiple townships, Deputies were able to apprehend Petrocci without further incident. Petrocci was charged with Obstructing Governmental Administration in the 2nd degree, Unlawful fleeing a Police Officer in a motor vehicle in the 3rd degree, Resisting Arrest, Failing to Comply with Lawful Orders, Reckless Driving along with multiple other Vehicle and Traffic Law violations. Petrocci was issued appearance tickets and is to answer the charges on a later date.

CR# 21SH10730

Criminal Mischief

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on the 25th of August 2021 Kaja Kennedy 34 of 73 Border City Road was arrested for Criminal Mischief. The arrest stems from an investigation that occurred on the 8th of August 2021 at a residence in the Town of Waterloo. The investigation determined that Kennedy utilized a metal baseball bat to smash a windshield on another individuals vehicle. There was no reported injuries. Kennedy was arraigned in Waterloo Town Court and has to re-appear Nov 10th 2021 at 5:00pm.

Criminal Mischief/Falsely Reporting an Incident Arrest

On September 2, 2021, at about 12:50pm, Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Trey W. Torres, age 26, of 618 West State Street, Ithaca, New York, on charges of Falsely Reporting an Incident in the Second Degree and Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree. The charges stem from an incident inside the Seneca County Correctional Facility where Torres intentionally damaged a sprinkler head while incarcerated at the facility. The sprinkler head activated which caused an emergency response from Sheriff’s Office personnel and the Romulus Fire Department. Torres was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Romulus Town Court on September 24, 2021 at 10am.

Welfare Fraud Arrest

The Seneca Co Sheriff’s Office reports that on 8/11/2021, Investigators arrested Ashleigh E. Webster, 39, of 2766 Rt 96 Ovid NY, for four counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st degree and one count of Welfare Fraud in the 3rd degree. It is alleged that Webster failed to disclose household income while receiving monetary benefits from Seneca County. Webster was given an appearance ticket to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on 8/18/2021 at 5pm to answer the charges.

Criminal Contempt/ AUO

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on August 27th, 2021 Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Braydon M Edwards Age 30, of159 Waterloo St Clyde, NY, in the Town Of Seneca Falls at 9:29pm. Edwards was charged with Criminal Contempt in the second Degree, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd and Fail to Yield at a Yield Sign.

Deputies report that Edwards was stopped for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation, Edwards was also found to be violation a Class A Order of Protection. Edwards was transported to the Seneca County Correctional facility and was held pending arraignment.

Criminal Contempt

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 8/25/21 at 8:29 AM Deputies arrested Calvin J. Solomon, age 40 of Lyons, on an Arrest Warrant for Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree. The Warrant stems from a domestic incident on 3/1/21 which occurred in Wayne County and continued into Seneca County. It is alleged that Solomon engaged in a physical domestic in Wayne County then had the victim drive him to an address in the Town of Tyre. At the time of this incident the victim was the protected party of a Class A Order of Protection against Solomon. Solomon was turned over to the Seneca County Jail to await arraignment.

Grand Larceny Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that Investigators arrested Derek A. Baker,36, of 929 Yale Station Rd on 8/24/21 at 0900 am. Baker was charged with 2 counts of Grand Larceny in the 3rd degree(class D Felony) and one count of Petit Larceny(Class A Misdemeanor). It is alleged that over the coarse of 2 months in early 2021 Baker stole over $7000 from a bank account of a Town of Fayette resident. Further, Baker also stole coins and jewelry valued at over $6800 from the same victim. Baker had also used the victim’s EZPass without permission for over $200 in tolls. Baker was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Fayette Court on 9/1/21 at 7pm to answer the charges.