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More than 14,000 calls for law, fire during November

Sheriff Kevin M. Henderson reports the following statistics for the month of November 2019, from the divisions of the Ontario County Office of Sheriff:

The 9-1-1 Center processed a total of 14,440 events, including 6,307 events for the sheriff’s office, 1,169 calls for emergency medical services, 389 calls for fire departments, 4,468 events for the Canandaigua PD and 2,107 events for the Geneva PD. Of these calls, 3 calls were requests for medical assistance for reported overdose calls. Sheriff Deputies used Narcan on three occasions to revive an overdose victim.

A total of 326 car crashes were responded to during the month, including, 15 crashes with injury, 36 property damage only crashes, 218 car-deer collisions, 27 vehicles in ditches, 5 rollover crashes, and 35 hit & run crashes. The OCSO K-9 unit reported 30 calls for service during the month to include drug searches, tracks, public presentations and assists to other agencies. Deputies assigned to Eastview Mall responded to a total of 172 calls for service at the mall, and reported 18 arrests.

The civil division attempted service on 324 papers and served a total of 245 papers, including 25 family court papers and 51 subpoenas.  There were 17 evictions during the month. The office received 57 warrants during the month, and closed out 51 warrants.

Sheriff Deputies did continue to process pistol permit applications, and Sheriff Henderson reports that 349 pistol permit investigations have been completed so far in 2019.

Special traffic patrols were worked in the townships of Canandaigua, Farmington, Geneva and Victor during the month. Deputies issued 49 tickets in Canandaigua, 35 tickets in Farmington, 8 tickets in Geneva and 47 tickets in Victor.

A total of 158 people were committed to the county jail, including 115 males and 43 females.  A total of 96 people were held for Pre-arraignments at the jail. 

The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) reported 4 drug related arrests during the month.  They did include   arrests for Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd, class B felony, and Criminal Sale of Controlled Substance 3rd, also a class B felony. Sheriff Henderson is committed to seeking those who sell drugs in the County be arrested.  Ontario County District Attorney Ritts and the Ontario County Sheriff Henderson have investigated overdose deaths as homicides. Every life lost as a result of an overdose death deserves the dignity of accountability.

With winter weather upon us please remember to remove all snow and ice from the windshields and vehicle. Use your headlights during snow events, move over for emergency and tow vehicles.


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