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.


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.

Structure Fire on Church Street

The Waterloo Police Department reports, on April 14th, 2020, at about 10:00 am, officers responded to the report of a structure fire at 53 Church St in the Village of Waterloo. The residence was found to be fully engulfed in flames, but all of the occupants were out of the building

The Waterloo Fire Department responded with mutual aid from Border City, Seneca Falls, and Fayette Fire Departments and extinguished the fire. North Seneca Ambulance responded and treated occupants of the house for smoke inhalation at the scene. The structure, owned by Christopher Balch, sustained extensive damage but was insured.

The Seneca County Fire Investigation team reported the cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Waterloo Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, the American Red Cross who assisted the family, Seneca County Code Enforcement and NYSEG.

Obstructing and Harassment Arrest

Waterloo Police Department reports, on March 28th, 2020, officers arrested Kristin E. Teed, age 33, of Oak St, Waterloo, on charges of Obstruction of Governmental Administration 2nd and Harassment 2nd  Teed is accused of blocking a Waterloo Police vehicle from leaving the area of her residence, leaning on the police car as the officer was trying to leave, aggressively approaching an officer, and intentionally coughing on an officer’s face.  Teed was issued an appearance ticket and to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on a later date.

Criminal Contempt and Resisting Arrest

The Waterloo Police Department reports, on March 27th, 2020 Officers arrested Patrick E. Goodell, 24, of 555 S. Mays Point Rd. Tyre, NY for Criminal Contempt 2nd, and resisting arrest The charges stem from an incident where it is alleged Goodell violated an order of protection by being at a Village of Waterloo Business with the protected party of the order. Goodell did not comply with officers orders and led officers on a brief foot chase before being taken into custody. Goodell was turned over to Seneca Falls Police Department for an outstanding warrant, then secured in the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await Central Arraignment Court. The Waterloo Police Department was assisted by the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.

COVID-19 Update


In response to the COVID-19 National Crisis, The Waterloo Police Department will temporarily change its operating procedures to maintain the safety of our officers and the community that we serve.

Effective March 18th the clerical staff hours will be changed to 8:30AM-11AM, Monday through Friday.  After hours, our citizens should use the call box directly next to our front door and an officer will respond to assist you. 

For any non-emergency calls to service, depending on the nature of the call, Officers will handle these complaints by telephone to limit contact.  Additionally, when an officer does respond to your residence or business, the officer may ask you to speak outside to maintain the recommended 6 feet of social distancing

Additionally, if you are experiencing a low grade fever, dry cough and difficulty breathing you should contact your primary care physician by phone.  If your symptoms are occurring outside of normal business hours, contact either an Urgent Care facility or Emergency Department by phone.  Do not go directly to these facilities, call and wait for further instructions. 

We ask the public to remain calm during this unprecedented time.  We need to all work together to ensure the health and safety of our community. 

Chief Jason Godley

Waterloo Police Department

Arrest for DWI and Resisting Arrest

On March 15th, 2020 at about 12:42am the Waterloo Police Department arrested Lisa M. Leonard, age 47, of 1 Church St Apt C Waterloo, NY. Leonard was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with .08%BAC or higher, Harassment in the second degree, and Resisting Arrest. The charges stem from an incident where it was reported that Leonard caused a disturbance at a local establishment and left driving in a vehicle. Leonard was later located and resisted when officers attempted to take her into custody. Leonard also kicked and bit an officer once in custody. Leonard was issued appearance tickets and is to appear in the Seneca County CAP Court on March 30th, 2020 at 8:00am.

Harassment 2nd arrest

The Waterloo Police Department reports, on January 22nd, 2020 at about 9:30am officers arrested Brooke A Millis, 24, of 53 Mill St, Waterloo, NY for Harassment 2nd (violation).  The charges stem from a domestic incident where it is alleged that Millis had a physical altercation with a victim at a residence in the Village of Waterloo.  Millis was transported to the Seneca County Correctional facility to await arraignment