Warrant Arrest

On May 25th, 2020 the Waterloo Police Department arrested Arthur J O’connor, age 20, of Weedsport NY. O’Connor was taken into custody by the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office and turned over to the Waterloo Police Department on an arrest warrant issued out of the Village of Waterloo Court for violating his terms of condition from a previous DWI arrest. O’connor secured in the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await Central Arraignment Court. 

Criminal contempt 1st degree arrest

The Waterloo Police Department reports on May 27th at approximately 3:30 PM Brianna Williams, 26, of Savannah NY was arrested on an arrest warrant for Criminal Contempt in the first degree. It is alleged that while incarcerated at the Seneca County Correctional Facility that Williams sent a letter to a family member that instructs the family member to turn the letter over to an individual that has an active order of protection against Williams. Williams was also arrested by the Waterloo Police Department the day prior, May 26th, for Criminal Contempt in the first degree, and aggravated family offense. It is alleged Williams made multiple phone calls while incarcerated to the aforesaid individual protected by the order of protection.  Williams was arraigned on 5/26 and 5/27 respectively to answer to these charges.

Felony DWI Following MVA

On May 22nd, 2020 at approximately 8:45PM the Village of Waterloo Police Department arrested Brandon T. Morehouse, 22, of Waterloo, NY.  The arrest stems from a property damage accident where Morehouse struck a telephone pole on Swift St in the Village of Waterloo.  During the investigation it was determined that Morehouse was intoxicated while operating the motor vehicle and that the motor vehicle had improper plates.  Morehouse had a prior DWI charge and was subsequently arrested for Felony Driving While Intoxicated, Felony Driving with .08 of 1% or more, Operating out of Ignition Interlock Restriction, Unregistered Motor Vehicle, Operating Without Insurance, Uninspected Motor Vehicle, Improper Plates, Operating in Violation of a Conditional License, Failure to Keep Right and Speed Not Reasonable and Prudent.  He was issued an appearance tickets to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on a later date.

DWI arrest

Waterloo Police Department arrested the driver of a semi-truck for aggravated DWI following a complaint of erratic operation on Route 96, north of Waterloo.  Isiah Alexander, age 32, of Lawrenceville, GA, was arrested on 5/17/20 shortly before 8:00pm, on Route 96 North, and later released on tickets for Aggravated DWI (BAC 0.18% or higher) and Failure to Maintain Lane.  A passenger in the truck from California was also ticketed for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.  The vehicle was towed from the scene and deemed ‘Out of Service’ for 24 hours following the arrest.

Criminal trespass, harassment arrest

Waterloo Police Department arrested two Seneca Falls residents on warrants on 5/14/20.  Shelly A. Baran, age 44, and Christopher C. Pagano Jr, age 22, were both charged with Criminal Trespass 2nd and Harassment 2nd, stemming from an incident on Fayette St on 5/3/20.  The two are accused of entering a dwelling without permission and having physical contact with persons inside the residence.  Baran was also charged with Criminal Mischief 4th for breaking a window during the incident.  Both were arraigned at the Seneca County CAP court and released.  An order of protection was issued for the parties involved.

Dwi arrest

On May 14th, 2020 at approximately 2240 Waterloo Police Department arrested John F White III, age 54 of Waterloo, NY.  The arrest stems from a noise complaint in the area of Washington/Kendig St. It was determined through an investigation that White had been operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. White was subsequently arrested for Driving While intoxicated, and Aggravated driving while intoxicated with a BAC of .18% or higher. White was released and is scheduled to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court at a later date.

Assault 2nd, Criminal mischief 4th arrest

The Waterloo Police Department reports on May 15th, 2020 at 12:30 AM William Velez III, 45, of Geneva NY was arrested for Assault in the second degree and Criminal mischief in the fourth degree. It is alleged that Velez attacked a Village resident with a baseball bat causing physical injury to the victim and causing the victim’s dentures to break. A loaded .22 caliber rifle was also recovered at the scene.

Velez was transported to the SCCF for arraignment and an order of protection was requested by the victim.

Kidnapping Arrest

On May 5th, 2020 the Waterloo Police Department arrested Brianna L. Williams, age 26, of Savannah, NY on a warrant for Kidnapping 2nd degree.  Williams is accused of forcefully moving a female to the upstairs of an E. Main St residence on April 29th, where she began to tie the victim up and threatened her safety, all while trying to hide herself and the victim from being located by the Waterloo Police Department, who were actively searching for Williams on a separate matter.  At the time of her arrest, Williams was found hiding inside of a clothes dryer at the same residence of the original incident.

Williams was sent to the Seneca County Corrections Facility to await arraignment at the C.A.P. Court at a later time.  An order of protection is being sought for the victim.

Driving While Intoxicated Arrest

On April 19th, 2020 at approximately 1:40 AM the Waterloo Police Department arrested Cherie L Fiorelli, 31, of Seneca Falls. The arrest stems from a suspicious vehicle observed by an Officer in the area of W. Wright Ave. It was determined through an investigation that Fiorelli had been operating the motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Fiorelli was subsequently arrested for Driving while intoxicated, Aggravated driving while intoxicated with a BAC of .18% or higher, and Aggravated unlicensed operation in the 3rd. Fiorelli was released and is scheduled to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court at a later date.

NY PAUSE Update

The Waterloo Police Department will continue to follow NY PAUSE which was extended to May 15, 2020 by Governor Cuomo.  Our lobby will remain closed during this time.  Anyone looking to speak to an officer, or obtain copies of paperwork, can use the call box directly outside of our front door for assistance. 

In order to maintain the safety of our community and our officers, the Waterloo Police Department will still be handling non-emergency complaints by phone.  If you do need to see an officer in person, please meet them outside and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet to keep everyone safe.  If you are experiencing any COVID 19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), please let the 911 Dispatcher, or the Officer you are speaking with, know as soon as possible. 

Finally, we would like to thank the many organizations that have recently shown their generosity to our officers.  Domino’s Pizza donated pizzas, Ciccino’s issued gift cards to every officer in the department, and Dollar General donated food.  Jose R. Caraballo and his wife, Alma, made masks for our officers to wear while on duty.  Thank you all for the support, we truly appreciate it.