On 9/28/21 at 12:37 pm Deputies and Investigators responded to the area of State Route 89 south of South Cayuga Lake Rd. in the Town of Ovid for a personal injury motor vehicle accident. The accident involved an 18 wheel tractor trailer and an asphalt roller. Both vehicles were southbound on Rt 89 when the tractor trailer was overtaking the asphalt roller and the tractor trailer collided with the roller from behind. The driver of the asphalt roller was taken by South Seneca Ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital for injuries sustained in the accident. The victim is in critical condition. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured. Deputies and Investigators were assisted at the scene by Ovid, Lodi, Romulus, Interlaken and Canoga volunteer fire departments in addition to South Seneca Ambulance, North Seneca Ambulance, LifeNet, Seneca County Coordinators, the New York State Police, New York State DEC and New York State DEC Spill Response. The names of the drivers of the vehicles are being withheld at this time as the accident is still under investigation. More information will be released at a later date.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s office reports that on 9/21/21, Deputies responded to the Petro Gas Station in the T/Tyre for the report of an 18 wheeler on fire. Deputies arrived on scene and the vehicle was fully engulfed and unoccupied. After further investigation it was determined that the fire was caused by a Regeneration system failure after the truck had been started. Clyde Fire Department arrived on scene and extinguished the fire. It was later determined that the owner, John D, Chaname, age 40 on Elmhurst NY had a warrant for his arrest out of the NYSP Thruway division. NYS Police took Chaname into custody and transported him to the Cayuga County jail where he would await CAP court the following morning .
Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 09/18/21 at approx. 2117hrs Deputies arrested Gianni Quattrociocchi, 54, of Webster for criminal Mischief in the 4th degree a class A misdemeanor. The arrest stems from a complaint were deputies were called to a business in Tyre for a patron that caused damage to a property belonging to a restaurant. Upon investigation it was discovered that Quattrociocchi had caused damage to property belonging to someone else. Quattrociocchi was processed and released on an appearance ticket. Quattrociocchi is to appear in the Town Of Tyre Court on 09/28/21 @ 1330hrs to answer to the charge. CR21SH11374
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.