Juvenile Arrest – Menacing 2nd

The Waterloo Police Department reports, on July 14th, 2022 officers arrested a 14-year-old juvenile, whose name is being withheld due to their age, for Menacing 2nd degree. The arrest stems from an investigation into an incident that occurred on June 27, 2022, when officers responded to Inslee Street for a report of children being chased by the juvenile with a knife. The juvenile was released on an Appearance Ticket, the case has been turned over to Seneca County Probation and will be referred to Seneca County Family Court.

Arrest – Assault 2nd and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd

The Waterloo Police Department reports, on July 3rd, 2022 at 2:41pm officers arrested Ryan S. Miles, age 24, of Waterloo, NY.  Miles was arrested for Assault in the 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree.  The charges stem from an incident where Miles was in possession of a firearm that was not legally registered in New York State.  Miles recklessly caused the firearm to go off, unintentionally striking another person.  The victim was flown to Strong Memorial Hospital where they were deemed in stable condition.  Miles was transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await Central Arraignment Court. 

The Waterloo Police Department was assisted on scene by Seneca County Sheriffs Office, New York State Police, Seneca Falls Police Department, New York State Park Police, North Seneca Ambulance, Mercy Flight and the Waterloo Fire Department. 

Arrest – Auto Stripping 3rd, Grand Larceny 4th and Criminal Mischief 4th

The Waterloo Police Department reports, on July 7th, 2022 at approximately 5:00 pm, officers arrested Kevin J. Larrabee, age 39, of Fulton, NY. Larrabee was charged with Auto Stripping in the 3rd degree, Grand Larceny in the 4th degree, and Criminal Mischief in the 3rd degree following an incident where Larrabee was cutting a catalytic converter from another person’s vehicle. Larrabee was secured in the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await central arraignment.

Arrest following Fire Investigation on North Virginia Street

On July 5th, 2022 at about 7:09pm the Waterloo Police Department responded to 111 North Virginia Street for the report of a structure fire. When officers arrived there were flames and black smoke showing on the front of the building. The Waterloo Fire Department responded and were able to quickly extinguish the fire which stayed on the exterior of the building. The Seneca County Fire Investigation Team was contacted and responded. Upon investigation it was found that the fire was caused by a lit cigarette which was left on a tray of cigarette butts on top of a water cooler, causing a fire to ignite. The fire then spread to the building causing damage to the exterior of the lower and upper apartments which were both occupied.  All of the occupants were able to get out of the building without injuries. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol and Criminal Investigation Division assisted at the scene as well as Seneca County Code Enforcement, North Seneca Ambulance and Seneca County Emergency Management..

As a result of the investigation the Waterloo Police Department arrested Derrick E. Smith, age 24, of 111 North Virginia Street Apt 5 Waterloo, NY. Smith was charged with Reckless Endangerment and Arson in the 4th degree. Smith was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on 8-3-22 at 5:00pm.

Arrest – Criminal Contempt 2nd

The Waterloo Police Department reports, on July 3rd , 2022 at 12:47 pm officers arrested Michaela E. Buck, age 23, of Seneca Falls, NY. Buck was charged with Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree following an incident where it is alleged she violated an active stay away order of protection. Buck was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on July 20th , 2022 at 5:00 pm

Arrest – Aggravated Harassment 2nd

The Waterloo Police Department reports, on July 1st, 2022 at 1:39pm officers arrested Kenneth D. Saunders Jr., age 25, of Waterloo, NY.  Saunders was arrested for Aggravated Harassment 2nd following an incident where it is alleged that Saunders was harassing an individual, repeatedly attempting to contact an individual via phone. Saunders was transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await Central Arraignment Court. 

Arrest – Bench Warrant for Violation of Conditional Discharge

The Waterloo Police Department reports on June 30th, 2020 at approximately 04:58 AM Mykel V. Canales, 30, of Auburn NY was arrest on a bench warrant issued by the Village of Waterloo Court for Violation of conditional discharge. It is alleged Canales violated the of his release from a prior incident. Canales was transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await central arraignment.

Police Officers in Waterloo to Reward Local Kids for Good Behavior with Free 7-Eleven Slurpee® Drink Coupons

Waterloo Police Department Teams Up with the Speedway on E Main Street

for Operation Chill® Program

The chill is on this summer as 7-Eleven, Inc./Speedway kicks off another year of Operation Chill®, the company’s signature community outreach program, which gives local law enforcement agencies an opportunity to make a positive connection with kids through free Slurpee® drink coupons. Each year, 7-Eleven donates free Slurpee drink coupons to agencies across the country for their officers to reward children they see observing safety rules, participating in positive activities, or performing good deeds and acts of kindness. This year, 7-Eleven will issue Slurpee drink coupons to more than 1,100 participating law enforcement agencies across the country, including the Waterloo Police Department.

Each drink coupon can be redeemed for one small free Slurpee drink at participating 7-Eleven® or Speedway stores. Although the reasons for being rewarded vary – wearing a helmet while riding a bike, picking up litter, helping a neighbor or holding the door open – the end result is the same for every youngster: a free Slurpee drink and encouragement for being a good kid.

“Now in its 26th year, it’s no surprise that Operation Chill continues to be our most popular community outreach program,” said 7-Eleven President and CEO Joe DePinto. “A free Slurpee drink coupon provides officers an easy and approachable way to connect and engage with kids.

These positive interactions between officers and youth are key to helping law enforcement agencies build bridges and create long-term relationships within their local communities.

The Operation Chill program was founded in Philadelphia with a goal to give law enforcement officers a positive way to interact with children and teens. Since inception in 1995, Operation Chill has expanded to hundreds of cities across the country, donating more than 23 million Operation Chill coupons to U.S. law enforcement agencies in 7-Eleven communities.

Arrest – Criminal Contempt 2nd and Attempted Criminal Contempt 2nd

The Waterloo Police Department reports, on June 28th, 2022 at 5:00pm officers arrested Jacob Hoffa, age 43, of Geneva, NY.  Hoffa was arrested on 2 separate arrest warrants, one for Criminal Contempt 2nd and one for Attempted Criminal Contempt 2nd. The charges stem from separate incidents where Hoffa violated and attempted to violate an order of protection issued out of the Village of Waterloo Court.   He was transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await Central Arraignment Court. 

Arrest – Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 2nd

The Waterloo Police Department reports, on June 27th, 2022 at 11:22pm officers arrested Lamar Eldridge, age 26, of Geneva, NY.  Eldridge was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 2nd and Speed in Zone after a traffic stop where Eldridge was determined to be operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license.  Eldridge was issued traffic ticket’s and is to appear in the Village of Waterloo Court on July 6th, 2022 at 5:00pm.