Wayne Sheriff provides update in monthly column

Dear Neighbors,

The Sheriff’s Office 2016 Annual Report is available online at www.waynecosheriff.org through your town supervisor and at all the public libraries in the county for your review.

On April 29th all Wayne County law enforcement agencies, Wayne-NET (Wayne Narcotic Enforcement Team) and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding your homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends from household medicine cabinets. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Bring your expired, unused and unwanted medications for disposal to the   following locations;

Clyde PD — Galen’s Express Lane  — 17 Sodus Street, Clyde

Sheriff’s —  Lyons National Bank —  2 Forgham St. (Rt.31) Lyons

Macedon PD — Public Safety Bldg. — 620 Wayneport Road, Macedon

Newark PD — Wegmans — 800 West Miller Street, Newark

NYSP Williamson Barracks — 3957 Rt. 104, Williamson

Palmyra PD Police Station — 144 East Main Street, Palmyra

Sodus PD — Village Highway Bldg. — 39 Gaylord Street, Sodus

Sheriff’s — Ontario Substation — 1850 Ridge Road, Ontario

Wolcott PD — Police Station — 6015 New Hartford St. Wolcott


April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, and Child Abuse Prevention Month: Sexual assault and child abuse is very complex having everlasting emotional anxieties to the victim and their families. We all need to be aware and assist in the prevention of sexual violence and child abuse. April 2 – 8, 2017 is Crime Victims’ Rights Week to bring recognition; honor and help victims restore their lives. The New York State Sheriffs’ Victim Hotline or VINE is a free confidential service that notifies those that register by phone and email when an offender is released from jail or prison, contact VINE at 1.888.VINE-4-NY or go to www.vinelink.com for more information. You have a right to know. Board of Supervisors Chairman Steve LeRoy and District Attorney Richard Healy have joined me in recognizing and signing proclamations that address Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention, Child Abuse Prevention  and Victims’ Rights Week that will be presented at the April 19th Board of Supervisors meeting. If you know of and/or have witnessed a sexual assault or child abuse, please report the crime by calling 911. For victim’s assistance contact the Victim’s Resource Center, Newark by calling 315.331.1171.   

Statistical Information: In February 67 males and 13 females (80 total) were committed to the jail facility, 82 transports, 7,468 inmate meals were served and $47,750.00 was collected from 43 inmates released on bail and fines. Inmates worked a total of 1,393 hours of labor in laundry, facility cleaning and food service. The Jail Facility boarded in 24 inmates from Oswego County (7) and Ontario County (8) Sheriff’s Offices and Batavia Federal Immigration Detention (9), secured 12 parole violators and 9 inmates that were state ready for transfer to state prison. Court Security Officers cleared 2,756 people entering the Hall of Justice through the magnetometer, securing 38 weapons and 643 other contraband items similar to TSA airport security (firearms, ammunition, knives, scissors, cell phones, glass bottles, umbrellas, helmets, hand tools, etc.). Deputies traveled 95,775 miles on patrol, investigating 197 motor vehicle accidents in which 18 people were injured, 31 animal complaints, 647 minor crimes, 16 major crimes and 6 fire investigations, 3,529 miscellaneous complaints totaling 4,430 for the month. Deputies issued 663 traffic tickets, 10 DWIs and made 176 violation, misdemeanor and felony arrests and 18 mental health arrests. The Records Office registered 28 sex offenders and deputies verified 52 offender home addresses, processed 68 requests for reports and conducted 48 records checks. The Pistol Permit Unit processed 91 pistol permit applications and 96 pistol permit amendments requiring a Brady Check. The Civil Office served 102 legal papers and 76 Family Court orders, handled 9 evictions, received $101,668.25 and paid out $99,993.64 to creditors. $12,358.45 was remitted to County Treasurer Thomas Warnick for the County’s General Fund.

STOP-DWI Report: Wayne County Law Enforcement charged 18 people with DWI in the month of February; Macedon PD 2, Newark PD 2, Sheriff’s Office 10 and New York State Police 4. Please drink responsibly!

March Schools and Training: Lieutenant Matt Ryndock and Sergeant Joe Croft attended the Tactical Team Leadership Training in Saratoga Springs, Deputies Brandon Burnett and Anthony Senecal attended the DWI Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Refresher Course at Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, Sergeants Gil Sterk and George Lorenz traveled to Onondaga County for Mobile CAD System Review, Deputies Brandon Burnett, Robert Harkins, Thomas D’Amato, Chris Verstraete, Anthony Senecal, Andrea Knapp, Brian Pitt, Steve Brooks, Zack Powell, Sam Ross, Lacey Hendershot and Betty Rose Chardeen attended the STOP-DWI Law Enforcement Training in Geneva, Lieutenant Matt Ryndock, Sergeants Mark Loveless and Rod Gifford, Deputies Paul Montemorano and Matt Carr attended the OffenderWatch Sex Offender Management Training at the Ontario County Training Center, Undersheriff Jeff Fosdick and Lieutenant David Ambeau attended the Western Jail Administrators meeting in Batavia, Deputy Thomas Robertson attended the Breath Analysis Operator Course at the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy John Judge attended the NYS Boating Instructor Course in Albany, Lieutenant Matt Ryndock, Sergeants Joe Ayotte, Gil Sterk, George Lorenz, Scott Knapp and Andrea Knapp attended Crisis Management Training at the Ontario County Training Center and Lieutenants Robert Milby and Matt Ryndock, Deputies Justin Klinkman, William Benedict and Terry Pickett attended the Safe Schools Seminar at the University of Buffalo, Sergeant Scott Knapp and Deputy Thomas D’Amato attended the Conducting a Complete Traffic Stop Training in Gloversville and Lieutenants Robert Milby and Matt Ryndock, Sergeant Joe Croft and I attended a training critiquing Ferguson Missouri: Providing Effective Leadership in a Crisis Situation in Syracuse.      

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING: Call 911 to report any suspicious activity.

Social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) is used to inform you of events and arrests that would be released to the media, but timelier to keep you informed. Social media sites are not used as an official communication tool. Concerns and inquiries should be directed to me by calling 315.946.5797, by email at [email protected] or by mail: Sheriff Barry Virts, 7376 Route 31, Suite 1000, Lyons, New York 14489. If you have a complaint that is an emergency or time sensitive, call 911 to have law enforcement respond immediately.

Visit us at our social media sites; Facebook page “Wayne County Sheriff’s Office” and two Twitter accounts; @SheriffVirts and @WayneCoSheriff and website; www.waynecosheriff.org. Load the free “MobilePatrol” APP on your smartphone for a one stop resource for all Wayne County Sheriff’s Office information (inmates, news, alerts, sex offenders, etc.).

Please contact me at 315.946.5797 or at [email protected] with any questions or concerns you may have.

Sincerely, Barry Virts, Sheriff

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