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.
Please respond to my plea to not text or use your cell phone while operating your vehicle. Driver inattention caused by texting or talking on your cell phone is as dangerous as operating a vehicle when impaired or intoxicated by alcohol and/or drugs. Pulling over to receive your text messages and phone calls could save your life. Please obey this law!
Steak roast fundraiser for the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit: Sept. 29, 4 to 5 p.m. Multiple locations: Fairville, Rose and Walworth fire departments. Price: $15. Dine in or out. Dinners include steak, salt potatoes, corn and dinner roll. Please make checks payable to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office K9 Fund. All tickets are presale only, and are available through Sept. 12. Contact for ticket sale information. All funds raised will be used to offset the purchase of new canines, training and protective equipment for the canines.
In May 2018, 74 males and 20 females were committed to the jail facility. There were 107 transports, 8,927 inmate meals served and $18,100 collected from 31 inmates released on bail and fines. Inmates worked 1,790 hours of labor in laundry, facility cleaning and food service. The jail facility boarded 14 inmates from Cayuga, Genesee, Ontario, Oswego and Seneca county sheriff’s offices, and secured 17 parole violators and six inmates that were ready for transfer to state prison.
Court security officers cleared 3,946 people entering the Hall of Justice through the magnetometer, securing 44 weapons and 1,047 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 116,519 miles on patrol, investigating 70 motor vehicle accidents in which 15 people were injured,three missing persons, 30 animal complaints, 432 minor crimes, eight major crimes, 12 fire investigations and 2,039 miscellaneous complaints, totaling 2,609 for the month. Deputies issued 281 traffic tickets, seven DWIs and made 105 violation, misdemeanor and felony arrests and 13 mental health arrests.
The Records Office registered 43 sex offenders. Deputies verified 36 offender home addresses, processed 106 requests for reports and conducted 83 records checks. The Pistol Permit Unit processed 44 pistol permit applications and 59 pistol permit amendments requiring a Brady Check. The Civil Office served 137 legal papers and 99 family court orders, handled six evictions, received $131,916.06 and paid out $134,037.04 to creditors. The county treasurer received $18,287.07 for the county’s general fund.
Wayne County law enforcement charged 19 people with DWI: Newark PD, three; WCSO, seven; and NYSP, nine. Please drink responsibly.
Deputies Justin Lucia, Zach Aunkst and Andrew Hares attended Crimes in Progress Scenarios at the Finger Lakes Law Enforcement Academy in Canandaigua. Investigator/Sgt. Roger LaClair attended the National Computer Forensic Institute — Mobile Device Examiner at the Public Safety Center in Hoover, Alabama. Undersheriff Jeff Fosdick attended the NYS Sheriffs’ Training Conference in Saratoga Springs. Sgt. Gil Sterk attended the UAS Basic Operator Course in Oriskany. Investigator Matt Hilkert and Sgt. George Lorenz attended the Safariland Training Group Conference — Wallbanger Instructor Class in Lowell, Massachusetts. Deputy Anthony Senecal attended the Vehicle and Residential Concealment Course at the Niagara University Gallagher Center. Sgts. Gil Sterk, Aaron DiSanto, Scott Knapp, Craig Pagnotti, George Lorenz and Larry Lindner, and deputies Nick Yates, Lacey Hendershot and Chris VerStraete attended the EVOC Refresher Training in Seneca County. Sgts. Gil Sterk, Craig Pagnotti and Aaron DiSanto, and deputies Andrew Hares and Sam Ross attended the Crash Investigation In-Service Training in Penn Yan. Deputies Anthony Hollebrandt and Brandon Burnett attended the DWAI — Drugs Advanced Training in Albany County. Court Security Supervisor Dawn Pisciotti attended the Albany County Court Accreditation in Albany County. I attended the National Sheriffs Conference in Louisiana.
Sgt. Gil Sterk completed 20 years of service, and Correction Officer Heather Critchfield completed 10 years of service. I salute Gil and Heather for their service.
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, Facebook page “Wayne County Sheriff’s Office,” Twitter accounts @SheriffVirts and @WayneCoSheriff and Load the free MobilePatrol 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.