Sheriff’s Office begins issuing monthly activity reports

Posted 13 August 2018 at 2:23 pm

Deputies responded to 52 auto accidents last month, about 1,000 total calls

Press Release, Sheriff Randy Bower

Provided photo: Janet Koehler, center, retired after 20-plus years as a corrections officer in the Orleans County Jail. She is shown with Sheriff Randy Bower and Jail Superintendent Scott Wilson.

ALBION – In the month of July, the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department 911 Dispatch Center processed 2667 police incidents, including 912 events for Sheriff’s Road Patrol, 210 for the New York State Police and 1545 calls for the Village police agencies of Lyndonville, Medina, Albion, and Holley.  There were 616 Fire/EMS related calls dispatched countywide with 434 of those emergency medical in nature and a total of 9 drug overdoses.

Sheriff’s Dept. Road Patrol Deputies handled 52 automobile accidents, including 9 with injury and 17 car-deer collisions.  Road patrol also made 57 service attempts and served 32 subpoenas, civil, or court papers.

The Sheriff K-9 unit handled 4 incidents.  The Marine Patrol handled 28 calls for service including boaters in distress, reckless operation, and marine vessel inspections on Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, as well as the Erie Canal and Glenwood Lake.

The Orleans County Jail processed in 63 inmates (45 male and 18 female) with 7 incarcerated females boarded for other jurisdictions.

The Sheriff’s Animal Control Division handled 115 incidents including 35 stray dogs, 4 dog bite complaints, 17 neighbor dog problems, 2 domestic animals struck by vehicles, and several other miscellaneous animal calls. In addition, 14 animals were taken to the county animal shelter on voluntary surrenders.

And a special thanks to Janet Koehler on her retirement and for her 20 plus years of service as a Corrections Officer at the Orleans County Jail. Congratulations Janet for your dedicated and loyal service to this department and to our community. Travel, relax and enjoy life!

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