WAVERLY — Waverly Police Chief Dan Gelatt on Tuesday released his police activity report for the month of May for the village board of trustees to review.

Last month, officers responded to 511 calls for service — including 39 criminal complaints and 469 non-criminal complaints — and made 22 arrests.

The arrests were broken down as follows:

• Five for criminal possession of a controlled substance.

• Three each for criminal possession of a hypodermic needle, aggravated unlicensed operator, and arrest warrants.

• Two for second-degree harassment.

• One each for aggravated DWI with child, possession of narcotic drugs, criminal possession of a firearm/weapon, failure to exercise control of minor, operator impaired by drugs and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Additionally, officers issued 53 vehicle and traffic violations and assisted 20 police forces or agencies.

In other department news. Gelatt notified the board that the force is currently looking to fill a vacancy for a full-time officer after the departure of Kiana Manuel.

“We have partnered with the Tioga County Office of Personnel to seek officers through the active police officer list,” Gelatt said. “We are also looking at possible internal candidates who meet the requirements for a full-time hire. Given that the municipal police academy does not begin until mid-August, this search will take us into the coming months.”

The chief also informed the board that one of its officers who was responding to what he thought was a normal medical call received a surprise.

In the early morning hours of May 27, department Sergeant Dave DeKay responded to the medical call and discovered that a village resident was going into active labor.

“While emergency medical services were in route, Sergeant DeKay helped deliver the baby with the help of another family member,” Gelatt said. “We’re happy to report today that the child is healthy, and hats off to Sergeant DeKay for his efforts.”

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