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Police: Seneca Falls man asleep in front lawn

Police say a Seneca Falls man was arrested after a welfare check led to the discovery of a sleeping man in a lawn on Haigh Street.

On Tuesday at 5:55 am the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Joseph A. Velez, 29, of Seneca Falls.

The arrest stems from a check the welfare call, where the caller reported to 911 that a male was laying in their front lawn in an unknown condition.

Upon arrival, police located the male sleeping in the front lawn of a residence on Haigh Street.

During the investigation, Velez provided a false name to police to prevent them from discovered outstanding warrant from another state.

Velez was arrested and charged with false personation, a misdemeanor, processed, and held in the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await arraignment.

He will be scheduled to return to the Town of Seneca Falls Court at a later date.

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