Wayne County Sheriff’s Monthly Bulletin
Sheriff’s Monthly Column for November 2021
Holiday Safety Tips: If you are shopping at night, park in a well-lit area, do not leave packages or valuables conspicuously in your car. Lock them in the safe. When using an automated teller machine (ATM), protect your PIN code by protecting the ATM keypad from anyone standing near you and do not throw away your ATM receipt at the ATM location. Notify the credit card issuer and law enforcement immediately if your credit card is lost, stolen, or misused. Be aware of strangers approaching you for any reason. At this time of year, “crooks” may try various methods to distract you with the intention of stealing your money and / or packages. Donate to recognized charities, not just anyone soliciting monetary contributions.
Free Holiday Gift: A free holiday gift for loved ones is the Yellow Dot program designed to help emergency first responders provide life-saving medical care during the first “golden hour” after an accident or other emergency. The Yellow Dot program contains a medical information card and a Yellow Dot. Participants complete the card, attach a recent photo, place the card in their vehicle’s glove box, and place the Yellow Dot sticker on the driver’s rear side window. The Yellow Dot Kit can also be used to alert those responding to an emergency in your home. Simply place a Yellow Dot sticker on or next to your front door and place a completed card for each occupant in a clear plastic freezer bag and place it in a visible location in your fridge freezer compartment. Contact the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office at 315.946.5799 or you can also have a kit mailed to you by visiting www.nysheriffs.org/yellowdot.
Statistical information: In October, 49 men and 5 women (54 in total) were held in the penitentiary, 85 transports, 5,857 inmate meals were served and $ 5,836.34 was collected from 5 inmates released on bail and almonds. The detainees worked a total of 1,253 working hours in the laundry room, cleaning facilities and catering. The correctional facility accommodated 13 inmates from the Cayuga County (1), Ontario County (1), Seneca County (11) Sheriff’s Offices and secured 15 parole offenders. Court security officers cleared 1,604 people entering the courtroom using the magnetometer, securing 25 weapons and 35 other similar contraband items to TSA airport security (firearms, ammunition , knives, scissors, cell phones, glass bottles, umbrellas, helmets, hand tools, etc.). MPs patrolled 104,820 miles, investigating 121 motor vehicle crashes in which 14 people were injured and 2 dead, 95 accident investigations, 5 missing persons, 17 animal complaints, 1,009 miscellaneous complaints, 8 major crimes, 292 minor offenses, 8 fire investigations, 575 all other complaints totaling 2,009 for the month. Members of Parliament issued 213 tickets, 9 DWIs and made 99 arrests for offenses, misdemeanors and felonies and 32 arrests for mental disorders. The Civil Office processed 57 legal documents and 99 family court orders, processed 3 evictions, received $ 127,179.17 and paid $ 125,345.88 to creditors. $ 11,311.88 was remitted to the county treasurer’s office for the county general fund.
STOP-DWI report: Wayne County Law Enforcement charged 23 people with DWI in October, the Sheriff’s Office 9, and New York State Police 14. Please Drink Responsibly!
Schools and training: Lt. James Miller attended the 2021 Intelligence Officers Conference in Cooperstown, MPs Mark Warters, Justin Klinkman, Megan King and Damian Bean attended Crisis Response training in Seneca County, Sergeant Vance Carr, Correctional Officer Jodi Hares, Sergeant Brian Pitt and Deputy Brandon Burnett attended the Instructor Development School in Ontario County, Sergeant Zachary Aunkst and Sergeant Kevin Kuntz attended the Investigations Seminar on Fire / Arson in Canandaigua, Deputy Minister Justin Klinkman attended grassroots crisis negotiations in Oriskany, Sergeant Kevin Kuntz attended virtual training on Cold Case Investigation and Prosecution, The Deputy Chief Robert Milby attended the Homicide Investigators’ Conference in San Antonio, TX Sergeant Kevin Kuntz attended the Moving Beyond CODIS DNA course in Monroe County and the Sergeant Roger LaClair completed the Mac Forensics training course at the National Computer Forensics Institute in Hoover, Alabama.
Service recognition: Correctional Officer Shane McGee completed 5 years of service in the Sheriff’s Office. I salute Shane for his service!
Sheriff’s application: To look for Wayne County Sheriff, NY to download the mobile application to your smartphone or tablet. It is available for free from the iTunes and Google Play (Android) app stores. The new app will help the citizens of Wayne County stay tuned to important information from the Sheriff’s Office. After downloading the app to your smartphone, you can receive alerts, news and resources.
IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, TELL SOMETHING: Call 911 to report any suspicious activity.
Social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) are used to keep you informed of events and arrests that would be disclosed to the media, but more quickly 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, emailing [emailÂ protected] or by mail: Sheriff Barry Virts, 7376 Route 31, Suite 1000, Lyons, New York 14489. If you have a complaint, whether it is an emergency or urgent, call 911 to have order respond immediately.
Visit us on our social media sites; Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page and two Twitter accounts; @SheriffVirts and @WayneCoSheriff and website; www.waynecosheriff.org.
Please contact me at 315.946.5797 or [emailÂ protected] with any questions or concerns you may have.
Sincerely, Barry Virts, Sheriff
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