Sheriff details August activities

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike reports the following statistical information regarding the activities of the Yates County Sheriff’s office for the month of August 2017.

County Jail

There were 20 males and 12 females committed new into the jail facility with five new admissions to the lock-up. One inmate was boarded out to Monroe County Jail and then to NYSDOCS due to the jail not having adequate medical facilities. Correction Officers did 74 prisoner transports and the jail kitchen staff served 4,474 meals. $12,000 was collected from inmates for bail or fines.

The Sheriff’s Weekend Alternative Program (SWEAP) had six participants being supervised by officers for a total of 133 man-hours of inmate work involving six worksites for governmental and not-for-profits in Yates County.

Court Security

Court Security Officers cleared 2,072 individuals entering into the county court house through the magnetometer and secured 266 unauthorized instruments (knives, razors, scissors, etc). 749 items were scanned through the x-ray instrument. Officers responded to 10 incidents and assisted parole and probation with three arrests for transport to the jail.

911 Dispatch

Emergency Dispatchers handled 1,900 events assigned to the Sheriff’s Office divisions, Penn Yan Police, and State Police. 151 events to fire department volunteers and 380 events to emergency medical services with 88 assigned to corrections and three to Encon officers.

Law Enforcement

Road patrol deputy sheriffs and members traveled 48,161 miles while on road patrol and or investigating events or crimes. Forty-nine motor vehicle accidents were investigated, including 27 property damage type, 11 involving personal injury and 11 involving car-deer collisions.

Deputies issued 78 traffic tickets and made 37 criminal arrests for 66 charges. Deputies assisted other agencies 17 times. The deputies were involved in 10 cases involving illegal drugs, and fraud-type crimes continue to rise with 27 reported for the month.

The Marine Patrol Division issued 11 Navigation Law citations to boat operators and handled 63 complaints on our three lakes.

The Records Division received 112 freedom of information requests, 42 orders of protection, 90 sex offender records were monitored, and 23 pistol permit applications were investigated.

The STOP DWI program did hold a Victims Impact presentation with nearly 40 offenders participating to hear the speaker’s program.

Civil Office:

The civil office received 74 legal documents for service, including 12 family court orders and subpoenas. They received a total of $32,816 in monies turned over to creditors, courts, or the county treasurer. For the first time this year, there were no evictions this month.

Animal Control:

Animal Control Officers traveled 4,099 miles and investigated 77 complaints and seized 14 dogs and held them at the county dog pound for reclamation, collecting $287 in fees. They adopted out two dogs, turned eight dogs over to their owners, and handled 11 bite cases involving dogs and cats.