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Monday, June 10, 2013 12:54 AM

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VAN WERT — Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach has released the sheriff’s office activity report for month of May 2013. Sheriff’s Office cruisers traveled 22,913 miles while on patrol, answering citizen’s 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 22,913 miles driven, 2,413 miles were made on inmate transports, for a total of 19 trips.


There were 356 prisoners housed in the Van Wert County Correctional Facility. The average daily inmate count was 44 for the month. Inmates housed for other counties generated MTD $3,192, YTD $4,326. Other inmate programs generating income, which are paid into the County General Fund, are: Inmate Work Release MTD $1,468.94, YTD $4,835.57; Inmate Phone Service MTD $369.11, YTD $2,807.09; Inmate Pay To Stay MTD $0, YTD $0, Office of Child Nutrition Services- Government Donated Food Entitlement MTD $343.44, YTD $2,138.57. The food cost per meal per inmate was $1.03. The inmate work crews worked a total of 1,113 hours at the sheriff’s office and jail.


Deputies handled a total of 141 citizens complaints, with reports being filed, and handled a total of 89 complaints that did not require reports or any further investigation. There were 14 traffic accidents investigated during the month. There were 23 traffic citations issued to motorists and 20 traffic warnings issued.

Deputies filed 27 criminal cases. Deputies made 142 assists to motorists and other departments during the month and handled six funeral procession escorts. While on patrol, deputies found 40 open doors at businesses, schools and residential house checks. Sixty-eight homes of vacationing county residents were checked for a total of 854 times and a total of six business and residential alarms were answered. Deputies served 133 papers received from the courts during May.

There were six sheriff sales conducted during May and 11 sheriff sales received. The Department K-9 team worked 58 perimeter checks of buildings, four building searches while on patrol. There was four new criminal investigations forwarded to the Detective Bureau with seven felony charges filed, one search warrant and four subpoenas were prepared and $850 in stolen property recovered. Eighty-six Web Checks were processed for residents.

There were 17 sex offender registrations for periodic registrations, change of addresses, employment, or other offender status changes conducted during the month of May. There were no sex offender notices sent or delivered to residents, schools, day-care facilities, pre-schools during the month of May. There were 127 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 May. There were 66 new or renewed handgun Concealed Carry License issued during the month of May. Four hundred forty-two child photo IDs were completed for parents.

Last Updated on Monday, June 10, 2013 10:03 PM

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