Petit Larceny/CPCS 7th Arrest

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Thompson reports that on February 2nd, 2024, around 9:00am, Deputy Sheriff’s Arrested Matthew R. Garneau, age 23, of 9 Chapel St Seneca Falls N.Y. and Brianna Velez, age 28, of 23 Inslee St. Waterloo N.Y. for Petit Larceny.

The arrest stems from an incident that occurred on Feb 2, 2024, at a local business in the Town of Tyre. Both Garneau and Velez are accused of stealing merchandise and then fleeing the scene. The vehicle was stopped in the Town of Seneca Falls shortly thereafter.  Upon further investigation, a quantity of suspected Fentanyl was recovered from Garneau’s vehicle along with other drug paraphernalia. Garneau and Velez were taken into custody and transported to the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center for processing. Both were issued appearance tickets and are scheduled to appear in Tyre Town Court on Feb 14th, 2024, at 4:00pm for the Petit Larceny charge. Garneau and Velez are also scheduled to appear in Seneca Falls Town Court on Feb 9th, 2024, at 10:00am for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree charge.

Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted by the Seneca County Narcotics Unit, Waterloo Police Department and New York State Police.