Unauthorized Use of MV

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 11/01/18 at around 3:00pm, Deputies arrested two juveniles, 13 years old and 12 years old, as Juvenile Delinquents for a Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle case. The arrest stems from an investigation of the report of a stolen vehicle and missing juveniles from The Hillside Childrens campus in Varick  on 10/31/18 at around 10:45pm.  Deputies report that the juveniles had gotten the key to the vehicle , and were able to leave the area. The vehicle was believed to have been spotted on Rt 5 in the Border City area shortly thereafter , and Deputies searched the area but were able to locate the vehicle or suspects.  Deputies report that at about 230AM on 11/01/18 the  juveniles were located on the New York State Thruway near Exit 29 after the juveniles crashed the vehicle. The juveniles were transported to St Marys Hospital in Canajoharie ,where they were treated for minor injuries and later  released. The juveniles were then brought back to Seneca County and issued appearance tickets,  to appear in Family court at a later date to answer charges. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Waterloo Village Police and New York State Troopers.

CR# 18SH11636


Aggravated DWI

The Seneca County Sheriff’s office reports that on November 08, 2018,at 4:44 PM, Seneca County Deputies arrested Sara Ann Landen, Age 39, of 5871 Shawnee Rd NY, on St Rt 414 in the Town of Tyre. Landen was charged with Driving while intoxicated, Aggravated Driving while intoxicated, Open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and Refusal to submit to a roadside breath test.

Deputies report that the arrest stems from a complaint of an intoxicated driver.  Landen was arraigned on the charges and was remanded to the Seneca County correctional facility on $500 cash or $1000 secure bond. Landen is to appear before the Town of Tyre Court on November 13th at 9am to answer the charges.



DWI/PI Accident

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 11/06/18 at around 04:30 am, Deputies responded to St. Rt. 414 in front of the Exit 41 Thruway ramp for the report of a two car motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, Deputies discovered a minivan had struck a tractor trailer and both vehicles sustained heavy damage. Sheriff’s Deputies  report that a tractor trailer, being operated by Grant Clark, 38, of Weedsport was Northbound on Rt 414 , turning onto the Exit 41 entrance to the NYS Thruway, when a vehicle driven by Daphne S. Dressing, 41, of Serenity Drive  Geneva, NY , failed to stop at the red light, and proceeded through the intersection striking the rear tires of the tractor trailer.  Clark was checked at the scene for a complaint of back pain and  transported by North Seneca Ambulance to Auburn Memorial Hospital for further treatment. Dressing was also checked at the scene and was uninjured.  Dressings vehicle was towed from the scene. Upon further investigation, Deputies arrested  Dressing for Driving While intoxicated . Dressing was transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Intoxicated with a BAC of .08% or more, and Passing a Steady Red Light. Dressing was released on appearance tickets and is set to appear at T/Tyre Court at a later date to answer charges.


CR: 18SH11807


Harassment/ Resisting arrest

On 11-03-2018 at or about 11:00PM Seneca County Deputies arrested Robert G Belles Jr age 51 of 7851 Grant Ave Rd Auburn on the charge of Harassment in the Second Degree and Resisting arrest. Deputies allege that while being removed from the Del Lago Casino, Belles struck a Deputy and then physically resisted while being taken into custody.  Belles was issued appearance tickets and is to appear in the Town of Tyre court on December 5, 2018 at 6:00PM.


Aggravated Harassment of an Employee by an Inmate

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on November 5, 2018 at approximately 5:00pm, Investigators arrested an inmate of the Correctional Facility, 26 year old, Elliot Flores. Flores was charged with Aggravated Harassment of an Employee by an Inmate, a Class E Felony. It is alleged that Flores intentionally spit blood directly in the face of a male Corrections Officer. Flores was arraigned at the Centralized Arraignment where he was turned back over to the Correctional Facility.



The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 10/31/18 at approx.  8pm Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Mason A Bowen, 21, of  1155 Ninefoot Road Phelps NY  . The arrest stems from an incident where Deputies were dispatched to a property damage accident on Nine foot Road in Junius , upon where the vehicle left the road and went out into a field . Upon arrival Deputies located the car but Bowen had fled the scene but was located a short time later. Upon investigation Deputies discovered that Bowen’s license was suspended and that he was intoxicated. Bowen was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed operation in the 1st degree, driving while intoxicated, driving with .08 of 1% or more, speed not reasonable and prudent, and failing to keep right. Bowen’s vehicle was towed from the scene. Bowen was turned over to corrections where he was arraigned at Centralized Arraignment Court, and ROR’d . Bowen is to appear in the Town Junius court at a later date to answer to the charges.

CR # 18SH11624

Parole Warrant

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on October 31st 2018 at 3:30PM, Investigators arrested Mary C. Atkachonis, age 35, of Waterloo, NY. Atkachonis was charged with a Violation of Parole. She is currently being held at the Seneca County Correctional facility awaiting a parole hearing.


Vehicular assault / DWI arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports on Oct 26 2018 at about 1240pm they charged Joshua A Jones age 25 of 62 Green St.  Seneca Falls on numerous charges following an investigation stemming from a one vehicle motorcycle PIMVA that occurred on Sept 13 2018. Sheriff’s Deputies report that on Sept 13 at about 1120pm , Jones was seen eastbound on Rt 5 by Geneva Police Officers speeding with the front wheel off the ground, with a passenger on the back of the motorcycle.  When Geneva Police attempted to stop Jones – he fled at a high rate of speed into Seneca County and then southbound on Rt 96A .  Due to the high speed and reckless manner in which  Jones was operating – the Geneva Police discontinued the chase but  (on Rt 96A in the Town of Fayette , near the Neilson Road ) ,came upon the wrecked motorcycle and found Jones and his passenger ; Brittany Meacham age 26 of 9 Spring St Seneca Falls,  laying on the side of the road , both seriously injured. Both were treated at the scene by North Seneca Ambulance and Meacham was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester by Mercy Flight , while Jones was airlifted by Lifenet also to Strong. Both sustained serious injuries , with Jones having fractures in his neck, back, left arm , and ribs. Meacham sustained multiple abrasion/ road rash/ burn injuries requiring multiple skin grafts. Both were admitted to Strong  for approx. two weeks and have since been discharged, but are still being treated and recovering from their numerous injuries.  Deputies report Jones was charged with Aggravated Vehicular Assault  (C felony) , DWI , Aggravated DWI, reckless driving and speeding. Jones was arraigned in the CAP court at the correctional facility and due to his injuries was ROR’d to appear in the Fayette Town Court at a later date.

Narcotics Arrest

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on October 23, 2018 at approximately 4:15PM, members of the Narcotics Unit arrested David J. Zona, age 38, of Waterloo, NY. It is alleged that Zona has been actively selling heroin and fentanyl in the local community. At the time of arrest, Zona was found to be in possession of approximately 40 baggies of fentanyl. Zona was charged with the following:

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree- Class B Felony

Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the second degree- Class A Misdemeanor

Zona was held at the Law Enforcement Center where he was arraigned at CAP Court. He was committed to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $1,000 cash or $2,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear at the Village of Waterloo Court on October 26, 2018 at 12:00PM.


Tampering with Physical Evidence Arrest

On October 24, 2018, at about 4:27am, Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Derais D. Davis, age 44, of 80 West Bayard Street, Seneca Falls, New York, on a charge of Tampering with Physical Evidence, a Class E Felony. The charge stems from an investigation that originated at a Town of Tyre business where Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the report of a stabbing. Upon their arrival, a female victim was found with knife wounds to the arm and the male suspect, Davis, had fled the scene. The victim was transported by North Seneca Ambulance to Geneva General Hospital where she was treated and released. Sheriff’s Investigators met with the victim, but she declined to pursue any criminal action at this time. The vehicle involved in the incident was located a short time later and it was learned that Davis allegedly attempted to clean the blood from the interior and exterior of the vehicle in an attempt to conceal it from law enforcement. It is further alleged that Davis discarded bloody items in a dumpster in the Village of Waterloo. Davis is currently being held at the Seneca County Correctional Facility awaiting arraignment in the Centralized Arraignment Court. The case remains under investigation.

The Seneca Falls Police Department and Waterloo Police Department also assisted in the investigation.