January 2013

Seneca Falls Police January 2013

Monthly Report

 Town of Seneca Falls Board Meeting February 5th, 2013

 Submitted by: Chief Stuart W. Peenstra

 January Statistics

 

In the month of January 2013, the Seneca Falls Police Department handled 635 calls for service.  Of these 635 calls for service, 40 resulted in criminal arrests. The Seneca Falls Police Department responded to 38 traffic accidents, 5 of which resulted in personal injury; 3 DWI related and 1 reported hit and run.  SFPD also conducted 189 traffic stops for the month of January, with 134 traffic tickets issued and 10 Driving While Intoxicated arrests.

In comparing January 2013 to January of 2012, calls for service were down by 71; Criminal arrests were up by 4; traffic arrests were up by 108; traffic accidents were up by 4; and driving while intoxicated arrests were up by 10.

The Seneca Falls Police Department was assisted by outside law enforcement agencies on 26 calls for service and assisted other outside law enforcement agencies on 3 calls for service in the month of January 2013. 

Noteworthy Incidents

 

On January 4th, 2013 our agency received a report of a male subject trying to forcefully gain access to an apartment on RT. 414 in the Town of Seneca Falls. When Officers arrived they were able to locate the suspect and upon subsequent investigation found him to be in possession of several grams of Marijuana as well as equipment commonly used in the sale of marijuana. As a result, the Seneca Falls PD arrested David R. Fridley of  RT. 5 & 20 in Seneca Falls and charged him with Attempted Criminal Sale of Marijuana and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.

The Seneca Falls Police Department is committed to reducing drug activity in the Town of Seneca Falls.  The Seneca Falls Police Department has been working diligently with other law enforcement agencies to ensure illegal drugs and drug use is strictly enforced.  

The Seneca Falls Police Department has received 14 new X2 Taser’s through the 2012 New York State Local Government Efficiency Citizen Re-Organization Empowerment Grant totaling $14,300.  These Taser’s were put in service in January of 2013.  In September of 2012 every Full-Time Officer and one Part-Time Officer was trained in the use of the Taser and has been assigned their own individual device.  The in-service training that was conducted by Taser Instructor Chief Peenstra and Sergeant Calabrese covered proper use and policy while utilizing a Taser weapon, as well as first-hand experience of what it feels like to be exposed to this type of weapon. These Taser’s could ultimately save lives and reduce injuries to civilians and Police Officers.  Reducing Officer related injuries will reduce the amount of workers compensation claims and Officers that are unable to work. 

Training

On January 12th, 2013 Sgt. Susan Hawker completed NCIC Re-Certification. This course covers rules and procedures associated with obtaining and distributing a persons computerized criminal history from the FBI’s National Crime Information Center.

On January 16th, 2013 Chief Stuart Peenstra completed E-Justice Portal Re-Certification. This certification allows access to the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services computerized functions.

On January 17th, 2013 Chief Stuart Peenstra completed on-line training in Blood Borne Pathogens. This training covered proper procedures for prevention and handling of exposure to bodily fluids as well as the various associated infectious diseases.

During the Month of January, 2013 Sgt. Petrocci; Sgt Snyder; Sgt. Hawker; Ptlm R. Mansell; Ptlm Denny; Ptlm Jacobsen; and Part-time Ptlm Lichak all completed a DWI-Question Training provided to us by the Seneca County District Attorney’s Office.

Officer Recognition

 

Officer Daniel Jacobsen entered the delayed entry program for the United States Marines in 2004. After Graduating Ithaca High School in 2005 Officer Jacobsen left for Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island SC to become a United Stated Marine. Officer Jacobsen then successfully graduated Marine Corps boot camp in October 2005 and then reported to Aberdeen Proving Grounds MD for Infantry Weapons Specialist/ Repairmen School. After graduating Infantry weapons specialist school Officer Jacobsen reported to his first duty station MCRD Parris Island SC. While at MCRD Parris Island, Officer Jacobsen served as a battalion armorer ensuring thousands of m16a2 rifles were serviceable and assisted with the weapons training of marine recruits and the Marine Corps Rifle and Pistol team. Officer Jacobsen then requested to deploy to Iraq and was transferred to 1st Battalion 2nd Marines 2nd Marine Division Camp Lejeune NC. Officer Jacobsen Deployed to Iraq in July 2008 with 1st Battalion 2nd Marines, Regimental combat team 8 and led combat operations as senior infantry weapons specialist/ assistant Battalion Armory Chief. Officer Jacobsen planned, coordinated and executed large and small scale critical combat missions. Officer Jacobsen participated in the Marine Corps Martial arts training program, urban warfare training, tactical vehicle operator training, close quarter combat training, desert survival training, tactical combat casualty care training, Corporals School, military police school and non-lethal individual weapons instructor course. Officer Jacobsen is a recipient of the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal and awarded a meritorious mast, Iraqi Campaign medal, Sea Service Deployment medal, National Unit Citation Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal and a National Defense Medal. Officer Jacobsen is also a 3 time recipient of the expert award in rifle and pistol qualification. Officer Jacobsen ended his tour of Active Duty Service in July 2009 receiving a Honorable Discharge from the United States Marine Crops in July of 2012.

 The Seneca Falls Police Department recognizes Officer Jacobsen’s commitment and dedication to our country.  Officer Jacobsen was awarded a medal by Chief Peenstra to be worn proudly on Officer Jacobsen’s uniform, reflecting his service and the War on Iraq.

 Reimbursements

 

On December 28, 2012 the Seneca Falls Police Department received a check from Seneca County STOP DWI in the amount of $5,312.05.  The check is reimbursement during the months of November and December for overtime hours obtained through STOP DWI enforcement or department training.

During these two months the Seneca Falls Police Department conducted a STOP-DWI checkpoint involving many law enforcement agencies in Seneca County resulting in numerous arrests.

The Seneca Falls Police Department also participated with the New York State Police on conducting a detail where underage subjects working with the police departments would enter stores and bars in an attempt to purchase alcohol without photo identification.  This was conducted throughout the Town of Seneca Falls and Waterloo.  The conclusion of the detail resulted in 2 arrests in Waterloo and no arrests in Seneca Falls.

On January 16th, 2013 the Seneca Falls Police department received a check from Property Room.com in the amount of $1,241.63. The check was reimbursement for surplus sale of a police vehicle and equipment that was sold on the web site. The check was turned over to the Town of Seneca Falls Account Clerk where the money will be kept in a vehicle/equipment account where it will be utilized in future purchases.      

On January 22nd, 2013 the Seneca Falls Police Department received a check from Auctions International Inc. in the amount of $3,155.  The check was reimbursement for surplus sale of an unmarked police vehicle; confiscated moped; and old office computers.  The check was turned over to the Town of Seneca Falls Account Clerk where the money will be kept in a vehicle/equipment account where it will be utilized in future purchases.     

The Seneca Falls Police Department received over $9,708 in the month of January due to surplus item sales and STOP DWI enforcement overtime reimbursement.         

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