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Steuben County Sheriff March Report and News letter

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Sheriff Allard releases key data from March law enforcement activities in the county. His monthly newsletter covers subjects from Turtle Beach to a report on recent joint-agency tactical training.

Monthly Report March 2022

Calls for Service: 1,746

Cases: 69

Area Patrols: 50

Stop and Talk 11

DWI/DWAI Arrests 10

EMT Responses 24

Vehicle Crashes 38

Property Damage only 33 Personal Injury 5 Fatalities 0

Arrests: 58

By Gender: Male: 39 Female: 19 Juvenile (unclassified) 0

By Race/Ethnicity: Black: 2 (2 male) Hispanic: 0 Asian 0 Native Am 0 White: 56 Unclassified 0

Use of Force: 2 Type: 1 – Soft Hand Technique 1 – Conducted Energy Device

By Race/Gender: 2 White Male

Newsletter from Sheriff Jim Allard

April 1, 2022

It’s a beautiful day in Steuben County. Happy April Fools Day! It was tempting to create a spoof letter in honor of the day, but we did not want to disrespect the outstanding work your deputies and officers did

this month! March saw another significant snow storm, 70 degrees and sun all in the same week! Perennial plants are sprouting from the earth and Tyrtle Beach time is upon us, both sure signs that spring is near. Neil Bryson, the music director at Bath-Haverling School District will be the 2022 jumper. Please support this worthwhile cause and Neil as he accepts the challenge of plunging into Lake Salubria! Tyrtle Beach supports numerous youth programs in the central Steuben County area and all monies collected go directly to these programs.

March was another busy and challenging month in the Sheriff’s Office. Our investigators and deputies were tasked with five death investigations, three assault investigations, a burglary investigation, one animal abuse investigation, one stolen vehicle investigation, six larceny investigations, one drug investigations, one terroristic threat investigation, three fire investigations, six sex offense investigations, one forgery investigation and six violations of orders of protection investigations. We saw an increase in possession of weapon cases with seven arrests and an increase in property damage cases with nine arrests. We also saw an increase in menacing and unlawful imprisonment cases resulting from domestic incidents, with two menacing arrests and four unlawful imprisonment arrests.

Our Patrol Division was tasked with multiple domestic incident investigations along with crash investigations and completed ten DWI/DWAI investigations and arrests. Deputies Emily Waite, Matthew Butler and Josh VanSkiver were recognized in March by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), NYS STOP-DWI Foundation and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC). Deputies Waite and Butler were recognized for individual enforcement efforts for 2021 and Deputy VanSkiver was recognized for lifetime achievement in enforcement, conducting over 3000 DWI/DWAI arrests in his career. Congratulations to these outstanding deputies!

Defensive Tactics Instructors from our Office teamed up with an instructor from the Hammondsport and Corning Police Departments to offer a Defensive Tactics In-Service training at the Bath Police Department. Our goal is to offer this training at different times and locations throughout the year to all agencies in Steuben County. Our Office was again blessed with the partnership and assistance provided by our Volunteer Fire Services, local Police Departments, Emergency Management Office, New York State Police and the Finger Lakes SPCA and Hornell Humane Society.

Sheriff Allard attended the Wayne Volunteer Fire Department Banquet and awarded Chief Starkweather with a proclamation of outstanding public safety services due to their rescue of stranded kayakers in Keuka Lake in November of 2021. To all of our volunteer emergency service providers, thank you for your service! Sheriff Allard also attended the NO MORE Campaign lunch to bring attention to the devastating effects of domestic violence and sexual assault. We continue to pray for those who have lost family members due to the pandemic and for all Ukrainians suffering under Russian aggression.

Thank you for supporting the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office in these challenging times and stay safe!

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