Resisting/OGA Arrest Town of Waterloo

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Thompson reports that on February 23rd, 2024 at approximately 6:00 AM Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Desmond Reese, age 29, of 141 HIGH ST APT 8 GENEVA, NY 14456 in the Town of Waterloo for Obstructing Governmental Administration in the second degree and Resisting Arrest.

The arrest stems from an incident where Reese allegedly stole a vehicle in the City of Geneva. Reese was observed in the vehicle by the New York State Police east bound on Waterloo-Geneva Road in the Town of Waterloo. The New York State Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, which led to Reese fleeing in the vehicle. After Reese stopped the vehicle, he then fled on foot into a wooded area behind a business on Waterloo-Geneva Road. Deputies responded to assist the New York State Police. Sheriff’s Deputies and the New York State Police Officer entered the wooded area and located Reese. When Sheriff’s Deputies and the New York State Police Officer attempted to take Reese into custody, Reese physically resisted arrested. Reese was then tased and placed into custody.

Both a Sheriff’s Deputy and a New York State Police Officer sustained minor injuries during the struggle. Reese was released on appearance tickets and turned over to Geneva Police Department to face charges for the stolen vehicle.

Reese was released on an appearance ticket to reappear in the Town of Waterloo Court on February 27th, 2024, at 5:00PM.