Press Release

Pair arrested for possession of Cocaine and Heroin

The Waterloo Police Department reports that on November 8th, 2018 at about 10:01pm, officers arrested two individuals in possession of large quantities of heroin and cocaine. Arrested were Hector O. Vellon-Lopez, age 37, of 365 St. Paul St Rochester, NY, and Kenneth O. Garcia-Gonzalez, age 25, of 105 Joseph Ave Rochester, NY. The charges stemmed from a traffic stop on East Main St in the Village of Waterloo, where it is alleged that Vellon-Lopez was operating a motor vehicle with inadequate brake lamps and failed to signal a turn. Upon further investigation, it was found that Vellon-LopezĀ in possession of marijuana. After a vehicle search, quantities of cocaine and heroin were found in the vehicle. Vellon-LopezĀ and Garcia-Gonzalez were both charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree (class B Felony). Vellon-Lopez was also charged with traffic offenses including operating without a license, unregistered motor vehicle, inadequate brake lamps, and failure to signal a turn. Both individuals were turned over to the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await Central Arraignment Court. The Waterloo Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Seneca County Sheriff's Officer Road Patrol and Narcotics Unit.
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Waterloo Village Police Department

Jason E. Godley

Chief of Police

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The mission of the Village of Waterloo Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in our community by working cooperatively with the public and within the framework of the U.S. Constitution. We strive to preserve peace and to provide a safe environment for all of our residents and visitors to our community by providing guidance, protecting life and property, ensuring justice, upholding the law, and preserving Democracy. We will continuously strive for excellence through our dedication and commitment, and we will treat all those we interact with in the same manner, we, ourselves want to be treated.