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Wayne Post
  • Sheriff announces drug take back day

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  • Statistical Information: In August, 100 males and 39 females were committed to the jail facility, 85 transports, 9,447 inmate meals were served and $60,385 was collected from 44 inmates released on bail. Inmates worked a total of 1,214 hours of labor in laundry, facility cleaning and food service. The Jail Facility boarded in 49 inmates (24 Ontario, 7 Genesee, 6 Oswego, 1 Cayuga County Sheriff’s Offices and 11 immigration detainees from the Batavia Federal Detention Center), and 10 inmates were state ready for transfer to state prison. Court Security Officers cleared 3,875 people entering the Hall of Justice through the magnetometer, securing 58 weapons (knives, razors, and scissors). Deputies traveled 106,116 miles on patrol, investigating 87 motor vehicle accidents with 27 injured, 5 missing persons, 18 animal complaints, 1,853 miscellaneous complaints, 500 minor crimes, 20 major crimes and 17 fires totaling 2,500 complaints received. Deputies issued 344 traffic tickets, 12 DWIs and made 184 violation, misdemeanor and felony arrests. The Records Office processed 60 pistol permit applications, 39 pistol permit amendments requiring a Brady Check and registered 26 sex offenders. The Civil Office served 119 legal papers and 95 Family Court orders, handled 8 evictions, received $98,001.52 and paid out $100,669.48 to creditors. $12,225.17 was remitted to County Treasurer Thomas Warnick for the County’s General Fund.
    August STOP-DWI Report: Wayne County Law enforcement charged 37 people for DWI in the month of August; Lyons Police 7, Macedon Police 7, Newark Police 3, New York State Police 8 and Sheriff’s Office 12. The 2014 STOP-DWI Plan has been submitted to the county and state authorities for review and approval. The budget for the program is; Enforcement $56,940, Prosecution $16,000, Probation $50,000, Rehabilitation $7,500, Public Education $36,000 and Administration $23,335 totaling $189,775.
    Service Recognition: Correction Officers Armand Miale, David Palmer and Robert St. Jean completed 5 years of service, Court Security Officer Margaret Fischette and Correction Officer Greg VanFleet 20 years of service. I salute Armand, David, Robert, Margaret and Greg for their service!
    September Training: Deputy Harry Aunkst attended the Preparedness for Biological Incidents at the NYS Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany, Lt. Jeff Fosdick Correctional Assessor Training at Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, Lt. Brian Ameele and Chief Deputy Bob Hetzke NYS Sheriffs’ Association Law Enforcement Supervisors’ Training in Saratoga Springs, Sergeant Matt Ryndock Tactical Team Leadership Training at the NYS Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany, Lt. Steve Sklenar, Sergeant Gilbert Sterk and Deputy Craig Pagnotti attended the Collision Reconstruction Training at Pennsylvania State College and Lt. Jeff Fosdick and major Lester Carr attended the NYS Sheriffs’ Association Jail Administrators’’ Training Conference in Saratoga Springs. I attended the NYS Association of Counties Conference as a member of their Public Safety Committee in which Wayne County Chairman of the Board of Supervisors James Hoffman is vice-chair of that committee. At the NYSSAC Conference, I also was part of a panel discussion on the state’s move to decriminalize the conduct of 16 and 17 year old violators from criminal court to family court.
    Nationwide Prescription Drug “Take-Back Day”: On Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WayneNET (Wayne Narcotic Enforcement Team) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will offer the opportunity to prevent drug abuse and theft of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs from their homes. Bring your expired, unused and unwanted medications for disposal to the following locations; Galen’s Express Lane, 17 Sodus Street, Clyde - Clyde PD; Loson’s Big M, 33 Forgham Street, Lyons - Lyons PD; Macedon Public Safety Building, 1620 Wayneport Road, Macedon - Macedon PD; Wegman’s, 800 West Miller Street, Newark - Newark PD; Williamson SP Barrack, 3957 Route 104, Williamson – NYSP Williamson; Palmyra Police Station, 144 East Main Street, Palmyra - Palmyra PD; Sodus Village Highway, 39 Gaylord Street, Sodus - Sodus PD; Ontario WCSO Substation, 1850 Ridge Road, Ontario - Sheriff’s Office. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Law enforcement will be at all locations to receive and dispose of old and/or no longer used medication and prescription drugs.
    Page 2 of 2 - WayneNET: The countywide drug enforcement model with all law enforcement agencies aggressively working together to confront the drug distribution and sales of drugs in Wayne County showcases our outstanding cooperation and coordination between all law enforcement agencies at the village, town, county, state and federal level. Our recent multi-agency WayneNET investigation “All Betts Are Off” is one of five in the past four years that has been very successful. These investigations are lengthy, extensive, expensive and stretch the personnel scheduling and budgets of all law enforcement agencies that participated. Thank you to all the troopers, patrol officers and deputies that participated in this latest superb effort. Stay tuned for more of the same.
    Please contact me at 946-5797 or bvirts@co.wayne.ny.us with any questions or concerns you may have.

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