Seneca Falls man charged with burglary at local shop, gave police false ID during traffic stop


Police say that on Wednesday at approximately 10:30 a.m. a Lower Lake Road resident was taken into custody related to two separate cases.

Timothy J. Fridley, 38, of Seneca Falls was charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief for his involvement in a burglary that was reported in September 2018 at the Waterloo Fast Lube in the Town of Seneca Falls.

The Seneca Falls Police Department reports that Fridley is accused of entering the business after hours and causing property damage.

They say Fridley was also charged with second-degree criminal impersonation, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, and aggravated unlicensed operation – all misdemeanors following a December 15th traffic stop on East Bayard Street.

Police say he provided police with a false name and date of birth to avoid his suspended license from being discovered. The false name he provided was an actual person whose license was also suspended, according to police.

Fridley was issued traffic tickets for those charges, and arraigned on the more serious burglary-related charges. He was held on a total of $2,000 cash bail.