HOPEWELL — The persistent wet and cool weather in April and May was certainly not favorable for motorcycle riders.
Not surprisingly, they are making up for lost time with the arrival of warmer temperatures. Along with that comes an increase in accidents.
“Motorcycles are back out. We’ve had a few accidents involving cars and motorcycles recently,” Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson said. “We encourage people to check twice before pulling out from an intersection to make sure no motorcycles are around. The motto is ‘Look Twice, Save A Life,’ and it’s a good one to keep in mind.”
Henderson also reports the following sheriff’s office statistics for May:
• The 911 Center processed 15,299 “events” during the month, including 6,709 for the sheriff’s office/state police. There were 1,210 calls for emergency medical services, 318 for fire departments, 2,375 for the Geneva Police Department and 4,705 for the Canandaigua PD.
There were 26 calls for reported drug overdoses in May. Deputies used Narcan once to revive an overdose victim.
• There were 286 motor-vehicle accidents in May, resulting in 38 injuries. There were 137 property-damage-only crashes, 79 car-deer collisions, six vehicles and ditches, four rollovers, and 22 hit-and-run crashes.
• The sheriff’s office K-9 unit reported 41 calls for service during the month including drug searches, trackings, public presentations, and assists to other police agencies.
• Deputies assigned to Eastview Mall responded to 144 calls and made nine arrests. Stolen property valued at nearly $1,300 was recovered.
• The civil division attempted service on 297 papers and served 258, including 23 family court papers and 76 subpoenas. Deputies assisted on 13 evictions.
The office received 44 warrants in May and closed out 48 warrants. Three of the warrants were received and executed on the same day.
• Marine patrols began on Canandaigua and Honeoye lakes.
• Corrections staff completed firearms qualifications in May.
• Sheriff’s staff continue to process pistol permit applications. Henderson said 192 permit investigations have been completed so far this year.
• Special traffic patrols were worked in the towns of Canandaigua, Farmington, Geneva, and Victor. Deputies issued 21 tickets in Canandaigua, 5 in Farmington, 14 in Geneva, and 18 in Victor.
• There were 191 people (143 men and 48 women) committed to the county jail. Sixty-nine were held at the jail for arraignment.
• The special investigation (narcotics) unit made six drug-related arrests in May, including the class B felonies of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.