Logging Accident

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 1/16/21 at 1:56 pm, Deputies responded to Dunham Road in the Town of Waterloo for a tree logging accident. Deputies state Todd E. Washburn, age 52, of Waterloo, was severely injured after a large tree fell on top of him pinning him to the ground. Several individuals were able to move Washburn out from under the tree and call for emergency services. Washburn was rendered immediate care by North Seneca Ambulance and transported to a helicopter landing zone. Mercy Flight transported Washburn to Strong Memorial Hospital and he is reportedly in stable condition with a severe leg and pelvis injury. Investigators responded to the scene to further process the accident. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the NYSP, North Seneca Ambulance, Mercy Flight, Junius Fire Department, Border City Fire Department and Waterloo Fire Department.

2 Criminal Contempt 2nd arrests Town / Village Waterloo

 The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on Jan 7th 2021 at about 3:15 pm Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence in the Town of Waterloo for a domestic incident. Upon further investigation , Deputies arrested Jacob M  Dixon age 29 of 2551 Brewer Rd Waterloo for Criminal Contempt 2nd after finding he was with a subject in which a stay away order of protection was in place. Dixon was arraigned at CAP court and released to appear in Waterloo Town Court . Then on Jan 13 2021 at about 12:30 pm,  while at the County Office Building  in the Village of Waterloo ,  Deputies discovered Dixon to again be with the same subject to which he still had an order of protection to stay away from.  Dixon was again charged with Criminal Contempt in the 2nd degree and was arraigned at CAP court and committed on $500 cash bail to appear in the Village of Waterloo court on that charge.

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Town of Waterloo warrant arrests Grand Larceny / Crim Mischief

   The Seneca County Sheriff ‘s office reports that on Jan 8 2021 at about 2:30 pm Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jayden D. Carr 21 of Rochester NY. The arrest stems from two separate incidents that occurred back in August 2020. It’s alleged that on Aug 5 2020 Carr stole a vehicle from a residence in the Town of Waterloo. Carr was also involved in another incident on August 9th 2020, in which a window was broken at a Waterloo residence.  Sheriff’s Deputies report that arrest warrants were issued on both cases.   Deputies charged Carr with Felony Grand Larceny, Unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle, and Criminal Mischief. He was processed at Seneca County Correctional Facility and  arraigned at  CAP Court, and released to appear in Waterloo Town Court at a later date.

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Monthly Snapshot

SENECA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

MONTHLY SNAPSHOT FOR DECEMBER 2020

LAW ENFORCEMENT:

Total Calls For Service: 945

Total Arrests: 71  

D.H.S. Fraud Cases: 28; Yearly Total Cost Recouped:  $240,208.08

Mental Health Calls: 9

NARCO:

Total new drug cases: 7

Total arrests: 4

CORRECTIONS:

Average Number of Inmates: 34

Monthly Total Made for Boarding In: $32,097.22; Yearly Total: $460,254.22

CIVIL:

Total Summons/Complaints/Services: 28

Total Income Executions: 16

Total Evictions: 0

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH:

December 10th, 2020: Investigators closed their investigation into the death of a 3 year old in the Town of Varick. Both parents were charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

December 11th, 2020: Deputies found cocaine while investigating an alleged DWI crash in the Town of Waterloo. The driver was charged.

December 19th, 2020: A man at a Domestic Violence Incident threatened deputies with a loaded shotgun in the Town of Romulus. The man was apprehended without incident. 

December 23rd, 2020: Corrections personnel adopted 27 families at Glove house for Christmas gifts from Santa.

December 23rd, 24th, 2020: Investigators conducted a search warrant while working a child sexual abuse case in the Town of Romulus. Two adults and one juvenile were arrested.

December 27th, 2020:  2020: Deputies responded to a Domestic Violence Incident in Interlaken where a person was physically accosted and held against their will with a child involved. The suspect was apprehended without incident.

December 2020: Deputies delivered gifts to 8 children through the Shop with a Sheriff program.

Sheriff W. Timothy Luce /Undersheriff John Cleere

Criminal Contempt 2nd degree

On January 13,2021, Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Investigators reports the arrest of Christopher J. Freeman, age 33, last known address of 6150 St Rt 96 Romulus, NY 14541. Freeman was charged with one count of Criminal Contempt in the second degree. The charge stems from an investigation of information that Christopher Freeman violated a Class “A” order of protection issued by Seneca County Court ordering him to have no contact with the victim. In October 2020 while he was being held at the Seneca County Correctional Facility on another pending matter it is alleged that Christopher Freeman did make contact with the protected party by writing and sending communication to them via U.S. mail service. Freeman was issued an appearance ticket ordering him to appear before the Seneca County CAP Court on January 13th, 2021 at 7:00 pm to answer the new charge.

Welfare Fraud Arrest

The Seneca Co Sheriff’s Office report that Investigators arrested Tanya M. Wetherwax, 40, and Vincent D. Donoski, 46, both of 22 VanRenssalaer Street, Seneca Falls, New York,  on 1/13/2021. Wetherwax was charged with Welfare Fraud in the 4th degree, Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st degree and Misuse of Food Stamps. Donoski was charged with Conspiracy in the 5th degree.
The charges stem from a Dept. of Social Services investigation into Welfare Fraud where Wetherwax did not report Donoski’s income on the SNAP application. Donoski is accused of conspiring with Wetherwax to obtain the benefit in excess of $1300.
Both were issued appearance tickets for the Village of Waterloo Court on 3/3/2021 at 5pm to answer the charges.

Forgery/Offering a False Instrument for Filing

The Seneca Co. Sheriff W. Timothy Luce reports that On 1/12/2021 Investigators arrested Steven S. Marquart, 41, of 1074 Donnelly Rd Waterloo for 2 counts of Forgery in the second degree, 2 counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st degree and Making a Punishable False Written Statement.
Its alleged that Marquart forged the signatures of his references on his NYS Pistol/Revolver application and filed them with the Sheriff’s Office to be processed. During this incident Marquart signed a document verifying all the information was true and accurate.
Marquart was issued an appearance ticket for the Town of Romulus Court and is to appear on 2/26/2021 at 10am.

Sex Offense Arrest

On January 11, 2021, at about 6:30pm, Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Joel A. Shirk, age 31, of 5268 Kings Corners Road, Romulus, New York, on multiple charges following an investigation into alleged sexual activity with a minor.

Shirk was charged with Disseminating Indecent Material to Minors in the First Degree, Criminal Sexual Act in the Third Degree (12 counts), and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. It is alleged that Shirk subjected the victim to sexual activity on at least twelve occasions between August and October of 2020.

Shirk was arraigned in the Seneca County Centralized Arraignment Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $2,500 cash bail/$5,000 secured bond. Shirk is to reappear in the Junius Town Court on January 14, 2021 at 5pm.

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Tampering with Physical Evidence Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on January 7th, 2021, at approximately 1:15pm, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Kyle W. Craig, age 29, of 15 Water Street,.Seneca Falls, New York. Craig was charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence, a Class E Felony, and a warrant for Violation of Parole. It is alleged that Craig attempted to destroy physical evidence by flushing it down the toilet while at an apartment in the Town of Seneca Falls. Craig was held pending arraignment at CAP Court. The Narcotics Unit was assisted by New York State Parole and the Seneca Falls Police Department.

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Warrant- Agg Harassment Town of Fayette

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on 12/29/20 Deputies arrested Andrew L. Morseman, age 31 of Canandaigua NY, on an arrest warrant for two counts of Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree. The charges stem from two domestic incidents that occurred on 12/28-12/29/20, in the Town of Fayette, alleging Morseman threatened the victim via telephone causing the victim to fear for their life and family. While Deputies were on scene at the victim’s residence Morseman was seen driving by the residence while actively sending voice recording threats to the victim. Due to the nature of the threats SCSO requested the assistance of several agencies to help locate Morseman. Morseman was located by Geneva Police Department on Lewis St, Geneva and turned over to the custody of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were assisted by GPD, OCSO, NYSP and E911 during this incident. Morseman was  arraigned at CAP court and released to appear in Fayette Town Court at a later date.

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