LODI — In one of the biggest busts in Seneca County this year, police seized thousands of dollars worth of drugs and money, along with numerous weapons, while arresting three people Wednesday.
Seneca County Undersheriff John Cleere said the arrests followed an extensive drug investigation by the sheriff’s office narcotics unit and execution of a search warrant at a mobile home on Keady Road.
Police said they seized nearly $5,000 worth of cocaine in both powdered and crack form; nearly $3,500 in cash; drug paraphernalia; drug-packaging material; digital scales; imitation pistols; throwing knives; a dagger; metal knuckles; a kung fu star; and varying quantities of Suboxone, alprazolam, oxycodone, amphetamine and methylphenidate.
Friday, June 30, 2017
Seneca County: Weapons, drugs seized in raid
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
New guide clarifies laws on service animals
The “Guide to the Use of Service Animals in New York State” recognizes that various federal, state and local laws address service animal use in differing manners.For more information, click here.
The City and State Bar Associations have posted the Guide on their respective websites and they encourage the downloading, copying and distribution of the Guide throughout the state. Both associations expect to hold programs on how to apply the information in the Guide to situations of particular interest.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
From the White House to your Home Town: legislative updates in Schuyler County
(L)earn more about what’s happening across the state and the country on Thursday, June 29 at Seneca Lodge in Watkins Glen at an event called "From the White House to Your Home Town - legislative updates and a conversation with your elected officials.For more information, click here.
Senator Tom O’Mara, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, and Alison Hunt from Congressman Tom Reed’s Office will discuss the current state of affairs and 2017 priorities. They will also provide updates on action at the federal and state level impact our local communities.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Seneca County man who murdered son for money loses appeal
Karlsen pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in November 2013. At the time, Karlsen admitted to killing his 23-year-old son, Levi Karlsen, in 2008, when he intentionally caused a pick-up truck to fall off a jack and land on his son's chest.
During his plea, Karl Karlsen said he had obtained a $700,000 life insurance policy on his son's life roughly two weeks before the murder.... He was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.
In an appeal, attorney John Cirando argued that Karl Karlsen was improperly denied an attorney during police interrogations and that his statements to police were not voluntary. In addition, Cirando said his client's statements to his estranged wife should have been precluded under the spousal privilege law, that he did not waive his Miranda rights and that his guilty plea was not knowing or intelligent due to a lack of effective counsel.
On June 6, the state Court of Appeals denied the appeal, upholding the rulings of the lower courts.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Suspectology: Getting into the Child Sexual Offender’s Mind to Improve Interview Strategies
The workshop will also identify common child sexual abuse se defenses and law enforcement strategies, and discuss how a deeper understanding of the child sexual abuser typologies and factors can improve offender interview strategies.
For more on this program, click here.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Fake ID and Underage Drinking Sweeps at Summer Concerts Across New York
During the concert season, DMV investigators work with the SLA and law enforcement entities to check identification documents. Patrons under the age of 21 found to be using fake IDs or false documents to purchase alcoholic beverages can be arrested and risk having their license revoked for a minimum of 90 days or up to one year. Investigators from DMV, the SLA, and other entities use portable document verification machines to conduct forensic examinations of suspect documents using white light, UV light, and infrared light sources.
Friday, June 2, 2017
Seneca County's Woofstock grows into a must for dog lovers
The fifth annual Woofstock, at Americana Vineyards Winery, 4367 East Covert Road in Interlaken, happens from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine. This year, a crowd of 2,000 is anticipated, a throng more than six times greater than five years ago....
Woofstock will benefit the Beverly Animal Shelter in Waterloo; Browncoat Cat Rescue in Ithaca; Fetch a Friend Rescue in Seneca Falls; Pet the Pet Program in Trumansburg; and Meals for Mutts in Webster.
For more on this event, click here.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Schuyler County hosts Rabies Clinic June 3
Rabies is a serious virus of all mammals with no known cure. It causes neurological degeneration that ultimately leads to the death of the infected person or animal. Luckily, Rabies can be prevented with vaccination, and New York State requires by law the compulsory vaccination of all domestic dogs, cats and ferrets for the safety of the public. Compliance with Rabies Vaccination Laws is monitored by the New York State Department Of Health.
For more information, click here.