The Sheriff’s Office 2016 Annual Report is available online at through your town supervisor and at all the public libraries in the county for your review.
On April 29, all Wayne County law enforcement agencies, 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 nine locations: Clyde Police Department — Galen’s Express Lane, 17 Sodus St. Clyde; Wayne County Sheriff’s Office — Lyons National Bank, 2 Forgham St.; Macedon PD — Public Safety Building, 1620 Wayneport Road, Macedon; Newark PD — Wegmans, 800 W. Miller St., Newark; New York State Police — Williamson Barracks, 3957 state Route 104; Palmyra PD, 144 E. Main St.; Sodus PD — Village Highway Building, 39 Gaylord St. Sodus; WCSO — Ontario Substation, 1850 Ridge Road; and Wolcott PD, 6015 New Hartford St.
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. 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 888-846-3469 or visit 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 19 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 in Newark by calling 315-331-1171.
In February, 67 males and 13 females were committed to the jail facility, 82 were transported, 7,468 inmate meals were served and $47,750 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 and Ontario County sheriff’s offices and Batavia Federal Immigration Detention and secured 12 parole violators and nine 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 Transportation Security Administration airport security.
Deputies traveled 95,775 miles on patrol and investigated 197 motor vehicle accidents in which 18 people were injured, 31 animal complaints, 647 minor crimes, 16 major crimes, six fire investigations and 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 nine evictions, received $101,668.25 and paid out $99,993.64 to creditors. County Treasurer Thomas Warnick received $12,358.45 for the county’s general fund.
Wayne County Law Enforcement charged 18 people with DWI in the month of February: Macedon PD charged two, Newark PD charged 2, WCSO charged 10 and New York State Police charged four. Please drink responsibly.
Lt. Matt Ryndock and Sgt. 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; Sgts. Gil Sterk and George Lorenz traveled to Onondaga County for Mobile CAD System Review; deputies Burnett, Robert Harkins, Thomas D’Amato, Chris Verstraete, 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; Ryndock, Sgts. Mark Loveless and Rod Gifford and deputies Paul Montemorano and Matt Carr attended the OffenderWatch Sex Offender Management Training at the Ontario County Training Center; Undersheriff Jeff Fosdick and Lt. David Ambeau attended the Western Jail Administrators meeting in Batavia; Deputy Thomas Robertson attended the Breath Analysis Operator Course at SCSO; Deputy John Judge attended the New York State Boating Instructor Course in Albany; Ryndock, Sgts. Joe Ayotte, Sterk, Lorenz, Scott Knapp and Andrea Knapp attended Crisis Management Training at the Ontario County Training Center; Lts. Robert Milby and Ryndock and deputies Justin Klinkman, William Benedict and Terry Pickett attended the Safe Schools Seminar at the University of Buffalo; Scott Knapp and D’Amato attended the Conducting a Complete Traffic Stop Training in Gloversville; and Milby, Ryndock, 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 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 emailing or mailing Sheriff Barry Virts, 7376 state Route 31, Suite 1000, Lyons, NY, 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 — our Facebook page, “Wayne County Sheriff’s Office,” two Twitter accounts @SheriffVirts and @WayneCoSheriff and website Load the free MobilePatrol App on your smartphone for a one stop resource for all WCSO information.
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