Arrest – Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd

The Waterloo Police Department reports, on April 26th, 2021 officers arrested Abraham “Anthony” Shammah, age 52, of 20 West Elisha St, Waterloo, NY. The arrest stems from an investigation into the possession of illegal firearms. It was alleged that Shammah was illegally possessing multiple handguns at his residence and a search warrant was requested through the Seneca County Court. Upon execution of the search warrant, multiple firearms, magazines and ammunition were recovered from the home. Shammah was taken into custody and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the second degree – possessing 5 more more firearms unlawfully (class C Felony). Shammah was secured in the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await Central Arraignment Court on April 27th, 2021.

The Waterloo Police Department was assisted in the investigation by the New Tazewell, Tennessee Police Department and the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division.

Arrest – Harassment 2nd, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest

The Waterloo Police Department reports, on April 7th, 2021 officers arrested Shanique E. Carlton, age 30, of 41 Church St Waterloo, NY. Carlton was charged with Harassment 2nd, Disorderly Conduct, and Resisting Arrest. The charges stem from an incident where it is alleged that Carlton 2 struck females while on West Wright Ave in the Village of Waterloo, then resisted arrest while being taken into custody by officers. Carlton was secured in the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await central arraignment.

Arrest – Rape 1st

The Waterloo Police Department reports, on March 26th, 2021 officers arrested a 16-year-old offender for Rape in the first degree (Class B Felony). The arrest stems from an incident that occurred in January 2021 where it is alleged the 16-year-old had sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old by forcible compulsion while at a Village of Waterloo residence. The 16-year-old whose name is not being released due to age, was processed and released on an appearance ticket to appear in the Seneca County Family Court – Youth Part at a later date.

Arrest – Warrant arrest following traffic stop

The Village of Waterloo Police Department reports, on March 18th, 2021 at about 10:00pm officers arrested Damon D. Steele, age 23, of Geneva, NY. Steele was taken into custody on an arrested out of the Town of Seneca Falls following a traffic stop for passing a red light, and Steele was identified as the driver. Steele was issued UTTs for passing a red light and unlicensed operator then transferred into the custody of the Seneca Falls Police Department. 

Arrest – UPM 2nd

The Waterloo Police Department reports, on March 18th, 2021 at about 12:20am officers arrested Julian L. Winfield, age 18, of Seneca Falls, NY. Winfield was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and speeding. The charges stem from a traffic stop where it is alleged that Winfield was speeding on East River Street in the Village of Waterloo and found to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana. Winfield was released on an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on April 21st, 2021 at 5:00pm.

Arrest – Bench Warrant

The Waterloo Police Department reports, on March 13th, 2021 at about 12:50pm, officers arrested Nicholas M. Fish, age 32, of Seneca Falls, NY. Fish had an active Bench Warrant issued out of the Village of Waterloo Court for failure to appear, and was taken into custody in the  by the Seneca Falls Police Department, who transferred custody to the Waterloo Police Department. Fish was secured in the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await central arraignment.

Bench Warrant Arrest

The Waterloo Police Department reports, on March 13th, 2021 at about 4:05pm officers arrested Michael J. Tobin Jr., age 29, of Waterloo NY. Tobin was arrested on a Bench Warrant issued out of the Village of Waterloo Court for failure to appear. Tobin was secured to the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await central arraignment. 

Arrest – Burglary 3rd

Following a joint investigation between the Seneca Falls, Waterloo and Syracuse Police Departments a Seneca Falls man was arrested on Thursday March 11th, 2021 at about 2pm.  

John J. Bulawa, age 32, of 18 Anthony Dr., Seneca Falls, NY  was charged by the Seneca Falls Police Department with 1 count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 3rd Degree and by the Waterloo Police Department with 1 count each of Burglary in the 3rd Degree and Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree (all felonies).  

The Seneca Falls and Waterloo Police Departments conducted a search warrant on March 10th, 2021 at the Rebound Physical Therapy Clinic on W. Bayard St in Seneca Falls and recovered nearly $20,000 worth of stolen medical equipment.  The equipment was reported stolen from rehabilitation centers in the City of Syracuse and the Village of Waterloo from September to December 2020.

Bulawa was transported to to the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await arraignment at the Seneca County Centralized Arraignment Part Court.

Arrest – Aggravated Harassment 2nd

The Waterloo Police Department reports, on March 12th, 2021 officers arrested Christian M. Downey, age 21, of Newark, NY. Downey was arrested on an arrest warrant and charged with Aggravated Harassment in the second degree. The charges stem from a complaint where it is alleged that Downey sent threatening messages to a Village of Waterloo resident. Downey was secured in the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await central arraignment.

Arrest – Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th

The Waterloo Police Reports, on March 10, 2021, Rosemary J. Rice, 34, of Lyons, NY was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree. Charges stem from an interaction with NYS Parole Officers where she was found to be in possession of a quantity of crack cocaine. Rice was released on a Uniform Appearance Ticket returnable to the Village of Waterloo Court on April 7th, 2021 at 5:00pm.