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Van Wert Co. Sheriff’s Office releases December activity report PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, January 16, 2014 9:00 PM

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VAN WERT — Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach has released the Sheriff’s Office Activity Report for December 2013. Sheriff’s Office cruisers traveled 21,509 miles while on patrol, answering citizens’ complaints, serving criminal and civil papers, performing other Sheriff’s Office functions and transporting prisoners to state institutions and juveniles to juvenile detention center facilities.

Of the 21,509 miles driven, 2,432 miles were made on inmate transports for a total of 23 trips. There were 90 prisoners housed in the Van Wert County Correctional Facility. The average daily inmate count was 37 for the month.

Inmates housed for other counties generated MTD $0, YTD $48,006. Other inmate programs generating income, which are paid into the County General Fund are Inmate Work Release MTD $909.47, YTD $10,883.13; Inmate Phone Service MTD $434.83, YTD $6,405.60; Inmate Pay To Stay MTD $0, YTD $0; and Office of Child Nutrition Services- Government Donated Food Entitlement MTD $306.81, YTD $5,192.92. The food cost per meal per inmate was $1.19. The inmate work crews worked a total of 835 hours at the Sheriff’s Office, election board and jail.

Deputies handled a total of 76 citizens’ complaints, with reports being filed and handled a total of 74 complaints that did not require reports or any further investigation. There were 18 traffic accidents investigated during the month. There were 18 traffic citations issued to motorists and 24 traffic warnings issued. Deputies filed two criminal cases. Deputies made 73 assists to motorists and other departments during the month and handled three funeral procession escorts. While on patrol, deputies found 29 open doors at businesses, schools and residential house checks. Eighty-four homes of vacationing county residents were checked for a total of 982 times and a total of 25 business and residential alarms were answered. Deputies served 101 papers received from the courts during December.

There were 10 sheriff sales conducted during December and eight sheriff sales received.

There were seven new criminal investigations forwarded to the Detective Bureau with five felony charges filed, five assists to other agencies, seven search warrants and eight subpoenas were prepared. Fifty-one web checks were processed for residents. There were 18 sex offender registrations for periodic registrations, change of addresses, employment or other offender status changes conducted during the month of December (256 YTD). There were no sex offender notices sent or delivered to residents, schools, day-care facilities, pre-schools during the month of December (3,269 YTD). There were 348 automated emails sent to county residents from the Sheriff’s Office advising residents of sex offenders registering an address within one-mile of their residence during the month of December (3,728 YTD). It is estimated that approximately 7.4 percent of Van Wert County residents are currently signed up to receive automated emails on sex offenders from the Sheriff’s Office. There were 37 new or renewed handgun Concealed Carry License issued during the month of December (495 YTD).


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