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VAN WERT — The Van Wert Municipal Court has released the activity report for the month of June, 2014.

There were a total of 712 cases for the month as follows: 524 traffic cases, 115 criminal cases; and 73 civil cases. The court performed 0 wedding. Fines and costs in the amount of $92,102.53 were distributed to government agencies by the Municipal Court as follows: $30,428.13 to the State of Ohio, $52,910.68 to the City of Van Wert, $7,688.32 to the County of Van Wert, $122.10 to the Van Wert Sheriff’s Dept., $19 to Crime Stoppers, $45 to the Village of Ohio City, $75 to the City of Delphos, $444.30 to Capital Recovery, $25 to the Allen Co Sheriff’s Dept., $50 to ODNR, $45 to the Village of Convoy, and $250 to Hatcher Law Office.

The above disbursements include $1,823 to Legal Aid, $3,991.75 to Victims of Crime and $2,819 to computerization. The total amount collected in back fines from Capital Recovery for the year is $16,583.53. The court’s supervision fund brought in $2,422.50 for the month for a total of $15,441.50 for the year.

Monies collected for judgment creditors by garnishment for the month totaled $40,911.23. The nature of the offense and the arresting authority are factors which affect the distribution of the fines.

The charging authorities were: traffic cases: driving under the influence (24); State patrol: seven; SHF: one; Delphos 0; and SVW: 16. General traffic (500) OSP: 399; Van Wert Police: 69; Delphos: 0; Sheriff: 26 and Village: six.

Criminal charges (115) City Police: 69; Ohio State Patrol: six; Sheriff: 18; Delphos: 18; Village: three; ODNR: 0 and DOG: one. Civil cases: (73) regular money only complaints 58; evictions: nine; other-BMV driving privileges: one and small claims complaints: five.

Judge Jill Leatherman signed six search warrants during the month.

Traffic/Criminal Activity: The court had 514 scheduled arraignments; 263 pre-trials; seven trials to the court; seven suppression hearings; eight preliminary hearings; 14 probation violation/show cause hearings; zero bond hearing; seven sentencings; zero change of pleas; zero no contest hearings; zero extradition hearing; zero 12-point suspension hearing; zero scheduled jury trial; and zero ALS hearings.

The following information has been submitted to the judge from the probation department for the month:

Number of persons off probation: 30

Total intakes for probation: 31

Total office visits: 48

Total home visits: two

Total number of persons on probation: 265

Total number on intensive probation: 62

Total persons arrested by probation: zero

Total community service hours completed: 269.25

In home alcohol units: five

Number placed on electronic house arrest: four

Cases reviewed by court: 66

Total successfully completing EMHA: two

Probation violations filed: four

Ignition interlock units issued: 18

UDS’s completed: 15

Diversions: zero

Rehabilitation placement: one


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