Bench Warrant arrest failure to appear Town of Waterloo

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 03, 2021 at 2:15 PM, Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on State Route 5&20 in the Town of Waterloo. Deputies report the operator , Jacob Dixon 29 of 2551 Brewer Rd Waterloo, had a Bench Warrant out of Waterloo Town Court for Failure to Appear on the original charge of Criminal Contempt 2nd. Dixon was placed into custody and was brought to the Seneca County Correctional Facility and arraigned at CAP Court and released to the pre- trial program.
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Warrant arrest Town of Ovid

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 03/29/2021 at about 1130PM Deputies arrested Seth C. Heers age 24 , of 1608 Griffith Rd in the Town of Phelps, on a bench warrant from Ovid Town Court for violation of a conditional discharge, stemming from a petit larceny arrest. Heers was located in Ontario County , turned over to Seneca County Deputies and arraigned at CAP court and released on pretrial release .
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Narcotics Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on April 14th, 2021, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Patti L. Morgan, age 47, of Seneca Falls, NY. Morgan was charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the third degree, Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the third degree, Conspiracy in the fourth degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree. It is alleged that Morgan conspired with another person to sell crack cocaine. At the time of arrest, it was discovered that Morgan was in possession of crack cocaine. Morgan was released on appearance tickets and scheduled to appear in the Town of Seneca Falls Court at a later date. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by members of the Seneca Falls Police Department.

Narcotics Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on April 8th, 2021, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested Julia M. Lambert, age 31 of 890 Waterloo-Geneva Rd., Waterloo, NY. Lambert was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree and Conspiracy in the fourth degree. It is alleged that Lambert conspired with another person to purchase crack cocaine while in the Town of Seneca Falls. Lambert was released on appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Seneca Falls Court at a later date

Welfare Fraud Arrest

On 04/07/2021 at 10:23 AM  Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Investigators arrested Billie J. Schaeffer, age 46, of 192 Ovid Street Lot 18 Seneca Falls, NY 13148. Schaeffer was charged at that time with Welfare Fraud in the fourth degree and Misuse of Food Stamps. It is alleged that Schaeffer received public assistance benefits that she was not entitled to received due to failing to report changes in income. Schaeffer was served with an appearance ticket and released after processing. Schaeffer is scheduled to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on May 5th, 2021 at 5:00 PM to answer the charges.  

Welfare Fraud Arrest

On April 13th, 2021 at 4:10 PM Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Damon D. Steele, age 22, of 10 Goodman Street Apartment M123 Geneva, NY 14456. Steele was charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the first degree and Welfare Fraud in the fifth degree. It is alleged that on March 1st 2021 Steele filed an application containing false information with the Seneca County Division of Human Services, a public benefit corporation. By filing the instrument, Steele then received a benefit that he would not have been entitled to without the false information. Steele was issued an appearance ticket requiring him to appear before the Village of Waterloo Court on May 5th, 2021 at 5:00PM to answer the charges.  

Welfare Fraud Arrest

On April 14, 2021, at about 10:00am, Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Bryan T. Rugenstein, age 57, of 2022 Balsley Road, Apartment 128, Seneca Falls, New York, on charges of Welfare Fraud in the Fifth Degree and Misuse of Food Stamps, both Class A Misdemeanors. It is alleged that Rugenstein allowed a subject to unlawfully use his county benefits card in January of 2021. Rugenstein was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Waterloo Village Court on May 5, 2021 at 5pm.

Welfare Fraud Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on April 13th 2021, investigators arrested Robert J. Law Jr., age 38, of Waterloo, NY. Law was charged with Welfare Fraud in the fourth degree and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the first degree. It is alleged that Law received public assistance benefits from Seneca County that he was not entitled to due to unreported income. During the arrest, it was discovered that Law had an active warrant for his arrest out of Wayne County stemming from failing to appear in Family Court. Law was released on an appearance ticket and turned over to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. He is scheduled to appear at the Village of Waterloo Court at a later date.

Welfare Fraud Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff Office reports, Sheriff Investigators arrested Victoria L. Scharett age 31 of 1318 Whiskey Hill Rd Waterloo NY for Welfare Fraud in the 4th degree. Scharett was also charged with Misuse of Food Stamps and Offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree. All charges are felonies. Scharett was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear before the Village of Waterloo Court on 05/05/21 at 1700 hrs to answer to the charges.

Promoting Prison Contraband

The Seneca Co Sheriff’s Office reports that Investigators arrested John W. Gray III, 39, an inmate at the Seneca Co Correctional Facility on 4/9/2021. Gray was charged with 3 counts of Promoting Prison Contraband in the 1st degree(class D felony). Investigators report that on 2 different days in March 2021 Gray caused 3 hazardous conditions inside the correctional facility while he was incarcerated. Gray is to appear on 4/23/2021 at 10am in Romulus Town Court to answer the charges.