Deputies will be at the Sheriff’s Office booth in Floral Hall at the Wayne County Fair with pamphlets on personal and public safety, and Operation SafeChild every day until Aug. 17.
Ask us about the Yellow Dot program, a free medical information program designed to provide life-saving medical information during the first “golden hour” after a crash or other emergency. When you can’t speak for yourself, Yellow Dot can speak for you giving first responders vital medical information and saving time to save lives.
On Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., deputies will conduct a child safety seat check. On Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17 at 5 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office K-9 team will do a demonstration. The Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post will be on-site daily to assist with parking and other services to make your County Fair visit enjoyable. I will work remotely from the Sheriff’s Office command post trailer all week and each command officer will take one night of duty.
I look forward to meeting all of you who will be visiting the Wayne County Fair. Please stop by and say hello. Tell me what the Sheriff’s Office does well, what we need to improve on and give me your ideas. Deputies will be assigned to the fair, so you can be ensured a safe and friendly Wayne County Fair experience. Come out and enjoy your Wayne County Fair!
Chief Deputy Sklenar and I will present a free run, hide, fight training course on Sept. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. that is open for the public at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2801 Temple Road, Palmyra. The presentation is to prepare you on how to survive an active shooter threat.
In June 2019, 51 males and 11 females were committed to the jail facility. There were 68 transports, 5,279 inmate meals served, and $108,813.12 collected from 16 inmates released on bail and fines. Inmates worked 1,890 hours of labor in laundry, facility cleaning and food service.
The jail facility boarded six inmates from sheriff’s offices in Ontario and Seneca counties, and secured 21 parole violators and 11 inmates ready for transfer to state prison.
Court security officers cleared 3,116 people entering the Hall of Justice through the magnetometer, securing 25 weapons and 94 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 154,440 miles on patrol, investigating 97 motor vehicle accidents in which 24 people were injured, nine missing persons, 34 animal complaints, 348 minor crimes, 20 major crimes, six fire investigations and 1,122 miscellaneous complaints. Deputies issued 229 traffic tickets and nine DWIs, and made 79 violation, misdemeanor and felony arrests plus 12 mental health arrests.
The Records Office registered 37 sex offenders, processed 85 requests for reports and conducted 114 records checks. The Pistol Permit Unit processed 48 pistol permit applications and 39 pistol permit amendments requiring a Brady Check. The Civil Office processed 103 legal papers and 123 Family Court orders, handled 11 evictions, received $146,042.51 and paid out $141,985.79 to creditors. This month, $17,195.71 was remitted to the County Treasurer’s Office for the general fund.
Wayne County law enforcement charged 16 people with DWI: one by Clyde PD, nine by the Sheriff’s Office and six by New York State Police. Please drink responsibly!
Sgts. Tammy Ryndock and Roger LaClair attended a computer voice stress analysis training at the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. Undersheriff Jeff Fosdick and Maj. Dave Ambeau attended the GTL Expo in Canandaigua. Fosdick instructed the corrections supervisors refresher course in Romulus. Deputies Robert Mansell, Justin Klinkman and Brian Steinruck attended a car seat technician training in Henrietta. Deputy Robert Harkins attended the DCJS SWAT operator course in Oriskany. Lt. James Miller, and Sgts. Andrew Steel, Fred Crane, Joseph Compton, Joshua Koeberle and Joseph Hendler attended the corrections supervisors refresher course in Romulus.
Sgt. Craig Pagnotti completed 15 years of service. I salute Craig for his service!
You will see many sheriff’s patrols doubled up with the field training of 13 deputy sheriff recruits occurring through at least November. Thank you to the field training officers and deputies on patrol as they buckle down to get through the last few months of working extremely short-staffed this entire year. With a few deputies are out on injuries, and 13 deputy sheriff recruits in the academy and field training, the daily patrols have done an exceptional job in working overtime and extended shifts. Please recognize the efforts of the deputies with me in saying thank you when you see them.
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.