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Ontario County Sheriff’s Office enhances marine patrol with new boat

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office has upgraded its marine patrol capabilities with the acquisition of a new 25-foot Boston Whaler, Sheriff David Cirencione announced in his November monthly report. The new vessel, received on October 31, will replace a 20-year-old boat and will be primarily stationed at the Onanda Boat House on County Road 16 in the town of Canandaigua.

The marine patrol unit is responsible for handling water emergencies, residential calls accessible from the water, safety inspections, and marine enforcement on Canandaigua and Honeoye lakes. Additionally, the patrol provides mutual aid to neighboring counties as needed.


In other highlights from the November report, Sheriff Cirencione detailed a successful operation by deputies assigned to Eastview Mall.

On November 17, they responded rapidly to a shoplifting incident at a nearby Target store, arresting two female suspects and recovering over $3,760 in stolen merchandise, including computer printer cartridges and personal care items. This outcome, Cirencione noted, is a testament to the effective partnership between Ontario County and Wilmorite, ensuring full-time deputy presence at Eastview Mall.

The report also mentioned the successful re-accreditation of the sheriff’s office 911 Center by the New York State Sheriffs Association, following a comprehensive assessment of policies, procedures, and operations.

The November statistics included 16,013 processed events, 108 arrests, responses to six drug overdose calls, 344 motor-vehicle crashes, and 624 traffic stops, emphasizing the ongoing commitment of the sheriff’s office to maintain public safety and order.