Mobile Patrol is a smartphone app to help you be informed via social media. This smartphone app is free for you and your sheriff’s offices, because of the previous association and work with Appriss on the Victim Information and Notification Everyday and National Victim Notification Network. This is your app created specifically for the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office to place your sheriff’s office on the cutting edge of communications to keep our community safe and informed. Currently, in New York state the Niagara and Wayne county sheriff’s offices are the first to use the Mobile Patrol app for crime prevention and information sharing to our communities.
Our community is changing the way we receive information. With the Mobile Patrol app, you have easy access to an impressive list of information and features. Users can view mugshots, names, addresses, intake and release dates, charges and bail information. Users can also register for victim notification directly from the detail view of an inmate. The Mobile Patrol app is fully integrated into the nationwide VINE network, giving users automated notifications regarding offender status, transfers and releases, all through a simple in-app registration. Registered local sex offenders are listed on the Mobile Patrol app with mugshots, names, charges and mapping so users can keep themselves and their children safe by being informed.
In April, 72 males and 13 females, 85 total, were committed to the jail facility. There were 85 transports; 8,483 inmate meals were served; and $50,188.88 was collected from 44 inmates released on bail and fines. Inmates worked a total of 2,632 hours of labor in laundry, facility cleaning and food service. The jail facility boarded in 23 inmates from Oswego, Ontario and Genesee county sheriff’s offices and secured 11 parole violators and three inmates that were state ready for transfer to state prison.
Court security officers cleared 2,944 people entering the Hall of Justice through the magnetometer, securing 44 weapons and 653 other contraband items similar to Transportation Security Administration airport security — firearms, ammunition, knives, scissors, cell phones, glass bottles, umbrellas, helmets, hand tools, etc.
Deputies traveled 107,543 miles on patrol, investigating 74 motor vehicle accidents in which one person people was injured; 19 animal complaints; 444 minor crimes; nine major crimes and five fire investigations; and 3,021 miscellaneous complaints, totaling 581 for the month. Deputies issued 683 traffic tickets, 20 DWIs and made 223 violation, misdemeanor and felony arrests and 14 mental health arrests.
The Records Office registered 29 sex offenders, and deputies verified 11 offender home addresses, processed 118 requests for reports and conducted 61 records checks. The Pistol Permit Unit processed 102 pistol permit applications and 62 pistol permit amendments requiring a Brady Check.
The Civil Office served 117 legal papers and 77 Family Court orders, handled two evictions, received $109,958.52 and paid out $109,193.77 to creditors. County Treasurer Thomas Warnick received $15,182 for the county’s general fund.
Wayne County Law Enforcement charged 18 people with DWI in the month of April: Newark PD, one; WCSO, 10; and New York State Police, seven
Deputy Terry Pickett attended North Rose-Wolcott High School’s prom at Club 86 in Geneva; Lt. Rob Milby attended active shooter threat instructor training in Georgia; Lt. Alan Graham attended marine law enforcement training and marine patrol vessel operator’s course in Lake George; Undersheriff Jeffrey Fosdick and Lt. David Ambeau attended the New York State Association of Incarcerated Education Programs conference in Saratoga Springs; Sgts. Joe Ayotte, Aaron DiSanto and Gil Sterk and deputies Craig Pagnotti and Andrew Hares attended in-service crash reconstruction training at Yates County Sheriff’s Office; Jail nurse Bernice Miller and Lisa Santell attended the NYS 2017 Clinical Conference on HIV and Hepatitis C in Rochester; Deputy/school resource officer Bill Benedict attended Wayne Central High School’s prom in Rochester; Chief Deputy Stephen Sklenar and Lt. Matt Ryndock attended the New York Society of Security Analysts civil supervisors’ training in Saratoga Springs; Deputy Thomas Robertson attended a breath test operator and radar course at the FLLEA Academy in Hopewell; Sterk and Pagnotti attended the annual Police Memorial Ceremony at Rochester Police Department Locust Club Office in Rochester; Investigator/Sgt. Rod Gifford and Deputy Rob Harkins attended the New York Association of Hostage Negotiators annual conference in Rochester; SRO/Deputy Justin Klinkman attended the Red Wings Game in Rochester along with Williamson Central School; and I attended the Stop-DWI conference in Watkins Glen.
Correction officer Bruce Griffin completed 15 years of service and Deputy Adin Feliciano completed 15 years of service. I salute Bruce and Adin for their service.
Lt. Alan Graham recently retired with 40 years of Wayne County government service. Graham started with the county as a food service worker with the nursing home, serving meals to the jail inmates; worked for the Department of Social Services as a welfare examiner and child protective caseworker; served with the Probation Office as a probation officer; and worked for the past 26 years with the sheriff’s office as a deputy, sergeant, sergeant investigator and retired as the road patrol lieutenant. Graham was instrumental in the development of our DWI sobriety checkpoints and in mentoring many deputy sheriffs over his years of service. He will continue as a seasonal deputy sheriff with our marine patrol later this summer. My very best wishes go to my longtime friend, teammate and colleague in his retirement and future investigative efforts.
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 Mobile Patrol App on your smartphone for a one stop resource for all WCSO information.
Please contact me at 315-946-5797 or at with any questions or concerns you may have.