Friday, October 05, 2012

GREECE POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED


News10NBC confirmed that officer Sam Ross has been charged with three counts of unlawfully dealing with a child, which is a misdemeanor.

Greece Police tell News10NBC, Officer Ross turned himself into the Monroe County Sheriff's Office and is now suspended, pending the outcome of an internal investigation.


13WHAM reports: "Officer Sam Ross of the Greece Police Department has been charged with three counts of unlawfully dealing with a child in the 1st degree.

Ross, of Ontario, N.Y., has turned himself in at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and was arrested Friday afternoon.

Ross has also been suspended from the Greece Police Department, pending the outcome of a continuing internal investigation.

An appearance ticket was issued to Ross. He will return to court on October 23rd.

Greece Police Chief Todd Baxter will be addressing the media tonight on the arrest."


Officer Sam Ross & Hunter
 
 
SCATS ~~ Do you realize how much $$ we've invested in this cop, the dog & their training???
 
  

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

It doesn't seem like the culture has changed. Unless this turns out to be a false accusation it will be yet another black mark on our town

Anonymous said...

Was he a SRO in one of our fine schools?

Anonymous said...

The minor in question is 18.

SCATS said...

To 9:11PM ~~ Apparently he was an SRO before he became the K-9 cop.

To 9:24PM ~~ Yes ... and a male met via social media. I can't wait to hear the details about why he was meeting a boy who is 14 yrs. younger and plying him with alcohol. I'm sure it was just a "mistake" as Baxter has already tried to frame it (cough, cough).

Anonymous said...

What happened to post one. Here we go again? More editing. This is another yawner anyway.

Anonymous said...

Big brother already has the details of my deleted post. that's really all that matters anyway.Trust me on this one and a lot more close to "HOME" . Anything on this site is gross gobledeguck and even that's a stretch.

SCATS said...

To 2:12PM ~~ By post one, do you mean the link to the news item? If so, both links that I posted Friday night have been "updated" by the reporters, a common practice with online news. At least they are honest enough to show a time and date for when they updated, unlike a certain major print media I know of ;)

I don't think it's as much of a "yawner" as you hope ;)

SCATS said...

To 2:20PM ~~ You are terribly confused. There have been NO DELETED POSTS on either of the two threads about this cop's arrest. You must have been on someone else's site reading "gobledeguck."

Anonymous said...

Sam seemed like such a nice young guy. Very enthusiastic. Too bad his poor judgment took over. Can the dog be retrained to work with a different cop? Anyone know?

Anonymous said...

the short answer is no. Sheperds a notorious one man dogs. Once the bond is made between handler and dog it not realistic retrain these dogs. It's a question of loyalty, something dogs like Hunter are bred for as is their desire to please and protect their companion..One important thing that also interferes with retraining is the fact that these dogs go home with their handler and live with them as a family member interacting with the kids. Their capacity to adapt to family living and their job is absolutely amazing.When they see their companion put on his uniform they know it's time to go to work and accordingly change from family pet to what they were trained to be a partner with his man and eager to do what is expected of him.
It is for this reason, if the dog is retired because of physical condition due aging, the officer will opt to adopt the dog and take him home for good and retire to the family he loves and is devoted to their protection . They live for no other reason .
In this case, I would assume they are both Suspended and are still together. For all the above reasons, I believe regardless of the out come, Hunter would be adopted by Sam as retraining would difficult if not impossible.

SCATS said...

To 5:16PM ~~ Baxter did say the dog is to be kept on the premises at the suspended cop's home, pending outcome of the Internal Affairs investigation and the upcoming court proceedings.

Anonymous said...

My understanding is another cop turned him in. So then that might have nipped in the bud some bigger problem that didn't get to completely unfold like maybe some closer relationship. Hope this guy gets completely evaluated before they let him out to hang out with children or teens again. Better safe.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't he have any friends his own age? GPD should limit their officers access to facebook. If Baxter only knew!

Anonymous said...

Ummm...don't I recall something about GPD being the "best trained department in the United States"...trained in what?

SCATS said...

To 6:43PM ~~ Best trained AND MOST "professional." Can't forget that part ;)

Anonymous said...

Trained to lie, cheat, and steal. Somethings neverchange in the boys club.

SCATS said...

To 9:41PM ~~ That's awfully harsh. So far, he's only provided alcohol to a minor ... that we know. "A potential mistake" according to Chief Todd. For you or me, they call it a criminal act, but I digress.

Did you hear that it's possible this will not be on his record if he completes some course and stays clean for 6 months? Does that mean he can be a cop after the 6 mo. passes?

SCATS said...

From WHEC: "The charges against Ross are misdemeanors. Doorley says the system allows people in Ross' situation to avoid jail and keep their record clean if convicted.

"There is a provision in the law which allows the individual charged with the crime to attend an awareness program and if there is successful completion of that program they're entitled to a reduction of the charge or an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal," Doorley said.

In laymen's terms that means if a person stays out of trouble for six months then the charges are officially dismissed."


So much for cops needing to be positive role models.