St. Patrick’s Day High Visibility Engagement Campaign

The statwide STOP-DWI crackdown effort for St. Patrick’s Day starts on March 15th, 2024 and will end on March 17th, 2024. St. Patrick’s Day weekend is a notoriously deadly period for impaired driving due to the number of celebrations and drivers on the road. Law enforcement agencies and STOP-DWI programs across the state will be participating in special engagement efforts to reduce the number of alcohol related injuries and deaths.

You can help to make a difference by Having a Sober Plan! Download the STOP-DWI mobile app – “Have a Plan” and you will always be able to find a safe ride home – www.stopdwi.org/mobileapp Impaired driving is completely preventable. All it takes is a little planning.

Free Child Safety Seat Check Event

See the below Press Release from the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office for a multi-agency Child Safety Seat Check Event this weekend!

“The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Waterloo and Seneca Falls Police Departments and the Ovid Fire Department, with sponsorship of the New York State Governors Traffic Safety Committee are hosting a child seat check event on September 23rd, 2023 from 1000-1300 at the Ovid Fire House located at 2136 Brown Street in Ovid.

Parents and caregivers are invited to come have Nationally Certified Child Seat Technicians inspect and assist with proper installation of their child safety seats.  This event is in conjunction with several others checks throughout the state, known as Child Seat Saturday.  Experience has found that 8 out of 10 child seats inspected have some type of error in the use or installation.  It is the goal of the Sheriff’s Office and participating agencies to ensure the children of Seneca County are traveling in a safe manner.

This event is not a child seat give away, rather we perform an inspection and assist with the proper installation of the child seat.  Caregivers as asked to come to the event with the children who will ride in the seat, for a proper installation and assessment.

Anyone with questions may contact the Sheriff’s Office at ryoungs@co.seneca.ny.us regarding this event and child passenger safety in general.”

Arrest – Mencaing 2nd, Reckless Endangerment, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance

The Waterloo Police Department reports, on April 27th, 2023 at about officers responded to 41 Church Street for a report of shots fired at that location and a subject that was barricaded inside the residence with a firearm. Waterloo Police Officers arrived within one minute of the dispatch and requested assistance at the scene from area law enforcement agencies. A shelter in place was dispersed by the Seneca County 911 Center via the hyper reach system. The situation was quickly brought to a peaceful resolution. After completing a thorough investigation officers determined that a pellet gun was used to fire a projectile in the residence and no one was injured. The Waterloo Police Department arrested Allisha Higbee, age 30, of Waterloo for Menacing 2nd degree, Reckless Endangerment, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree. Higbee was transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await the Centralized Arraignment Process, an order or protection was requested for the victim. The Waterloo Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, and the Seneca Falls Police Department.

Drug Take Back Event

The Waterloo Police Department along with the Seneca County Substance Abuse Coalition will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Event. Officers will be at Walgreens, 1929 RT 5&20 Waterloo, NY. The event will take place on October 29th, 2022 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Anyone one can come to dispose of unused or expired medications, no questions asked.

New traffic pattern at High School and Middle School

There is a new traffic pattern for the Waterloo High School and Middle School for student pick up and drop off. The east lot (Middle School side) will be used for School buses only. The west lot (High School side) will be used for parent drop off/pick up and student parking. The driveway that travels between the High School and Middle School (passed the cafeteria) is now one way and can only be passed through west bound. See diagram above.

Arrest – Petit Larceny

The Waterloo Police Department reports, on August 19th, 2022 at approximately 10:13 PM Shane W. Harris, age 32, of Seneca Falls NY was arrested for Petit larceny. The arrest stems from an incident occurring on August 8th, 2022 where it is alleged Harris stole a bicycle from a Village resident. Harris was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court at a later date.

Arrests for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation

The Waterloo Police Department reports:

On August 17th, 20228/17/22 at 9:12pm officers arrested Shawntee Myricks, age 39, of Seneca Falls, NY.  Myricks was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd and no/inadequate headlights after a traffic stop where Myricks was determined to be operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license.  He was issued traffic ticket’s and is to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on September 21st, 2022 at 5:00pm.

On August 24th, 2022 at 6:20pm officers arrested David L. Little, age 61, of Mckean, PA.  Little was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd and Speed in Zone after a traffic stop where Little was determined to be operating a motor vehicle while he was suspended in New York State.  He was issued traffic ticket’s and is to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on September 21st, 2022 at 5:00pm.