Harassment 2nd Arrest

The Waterloo Police Department reports that on March 31st, 2018 at about 10:45pm, officers arrested David M. Wells, age 63, of 41 Church St Apt A7 in the Village of Waterloo. Wells was charged with Harassment in the second degree after a report of a dispute where it is alleged that Wells struck another Village of Waterloo resident in the face during an argument. Wells was arraigned in the Village of Waterloo Court where an order of protection was issued. Wells was released and is to appear back in the Village of Waterloo Court on April 4th, 2018 at 5:00pm.

Aggravated Unlicensed Operation arrest

On March 17, 2018 at approximately 6:00pm members of the Waterloo Police Department stopped Conor W. Sowersby of 9 University Avenue, Westport, MA for Speed in Zone.  It is alleged that Mr. Sowersby was traveling 49MPH in a 30MPH zone.  While officers were conducting their investigation, it was discovered that Mr. Sowersby possessed a suspended driver’s license in NYS for failure to pay a fine out of the town of Seneca Falls Court.  Mr. Sowresby is to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on April 18, 2018 to answer for the alleged charges.

Suspended Driver charged after leaving the scene of an Accident

On 03/17/2018 at approximately 11:00am the Waterloo Police Department responded to the area of W. Main Street and Oak Street for a report of a 3 car PD MVA. Upon arrival, it was brought to the attention to the officers that one of the drivers involved in the crash left the scene on foot.

Officers were able to locate the male that fled the scene and determined he possessed a suspended NYS drivers license.  Mitchell E. Sikes of 104 E. Main Street was charged with AUO 3rd, Unlicensed Operation, and Leaving the Scene of a PD Accident.  He is to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on April 18, 2018 to answer for his alleged charges.

Domestic Incident Arrest

On March 1st, 2018 at about 11:21pm, members of the Waterloo Police Department arrested Joseph A. Jones, age 29, of 20 Inslee Street in the Village of Waterloo. Officers were called to Jones’ address for the report of a domestic dispute, and after investigation it was found that Jones had prevented an individual from calling 911, and had struck a child under the age of 17. Jones was charged with Harassment in the second degree (Violation), Criminal Mischief in the fourth degree (Misdemeanor) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Misdemeanor). Jones was arraigned in the Village of Waterloo Court and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $250 cash/$500 secured bond bail. Jones is to appear back in the Village of Waterloo Court on March 7th, 2018 at 5:00pm. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office also responded and assisted at the scene.

Waterloo Police Officers Save 2 With Narcan

On Feb. 14th members of the Waterloo Police Department responded to 21 Oak Street in the Village of Waterloo for the report of a male and a female that were unconscious and not responding. Upon arrival, both subjects were found in bed barely breathing and not responding to stimuli. Sergeant Chechak and Patrolman Scaglione quickly recognized the symptoms shown as an overdose, and began to administer Narcan to both parties. Both officers administered 3, double dose, viles of Narcan to each subject which slowly revived them. Members of North Seneca Ambulance assisted at the scene and transported them to Geneva General Hospital for treatment. The life saving measures taken by both Sergeant Chechak and Officer Scaglione saved the lives of both parties involved.

Waterloo Police Recruit Hired

The Waterloo Police Department is proud to announce the hiring of the departments first police recruit. Moriah Excell is currently attending the Finger Lakes Law Enforcement Academy in Hopewell. Upon completion of the academy and training period in August, Moriah will join the ranks of the Waterloo Police Department as a Part Time Police Officer. Moriah is a graduate of Waterloo High School with an Advanced Regents diploma, she holds an Associate’s Degree from Finger Lakes Community College and is an active member of the Army National Guard.

Presentation on Authority Figures

On Feb. 13th Chief Jason Godley of the Waterloo Police Department gave a presentation to a group of Daisy Girl Scouts on the importance of showing respect to authority. The topics covered included, identifying authority figures and proper ways to show respect to members of authority. The presentation was given at the Waterloo Library and the scout members all received coloring books and crayons at the end of the presentation.

Internet Safety Presentation

On Feb. 13th Officer Higgins of the Waterloo Police Department presented a program on internet safety to a group of local Tiger Scouts at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Waterloo. Officer Higgins spoke of the potential dangers that can be found on the internet, ways to be safe while using the internet and what to do if encountering a problem. Each Tiger Scout was also given a coloring book that also provided information concerning internet safety.

Criminal Contempt Arrest

On 02/03/2018 members of the Waterloo Police Department arrested Daniel S. Ubbink for Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree.  It is alleged that Mr.
Ubbink violated an active Class “A” Order of Protection by attempting to
contact the protected party several times by phone.

Mr. Ubbink was arraigned in the Village of Waterloo Court in front of
Judge Struzik and was remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility
on $200 bail.  He is to reappear in the Village of Waterloo Court on
02/07/2018 to answer for the alleged charge.

Forensics Lecture for High School Students

On January 31st, 2018 Officer Greg Bendzlowicz of the Village of Waterloo Police Department went to the Waterloo High School and conducted three Police Forensic lectures. The three lectures were presented to Waterloo H.S. students in Science Teacher Heather Gill’s classroom.

The lectures were given to two FLCC College level Biology classes and one Biology Extended 2 class. The lectures are part of an effort to expose science students to the use of science and scientific principles as they apply to modern police work.

There were several topics covered such as Locards Theory of Transference as it relates to latent and patent prints and footwear impressions, trace evidence, DNA, blood spatter interpretation, processing of a crime scene and the Chain of Evidence in criminal prosecutions. Some hands on experiments were conducted.

 

Officer Greg Bendzlowicz is a retired Detective Lieutenant from the City of Geneva Police Department with 26 years of full time law enforcement experience. He is a former evidence technician and for the last 3 ½ years he has worked part-time for the Village of Waterloo Police Department. His duties at the Village of Waterloo Police Dept. now include, uniformed patrol, evidence & property management, as well as firearms instruction.