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Thursday, July 18, 2013 11:42 PM

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The Van Wert Municipal Court has released the activity report for the month of June.

There were a total of 470 cases for the month as follows: 354 Traffic cases, 68 criminal cases and 48 civil cases. The Court performed zero weddings. Fines and costs in the amount of $74,695.10 were distributed to government agencies by the Municipal Court as follows: $23,716.10 to the State of Ohio, $43,413.80 to the City of Van Wert, $7,045.48 to the County of Van Wert, $211.70 to the Van Wert Sheriff’s Dept., $18.00 to Crime Stoppers and $290.02 to Capital Recovery.

The above disbursements include $1,158 to Legal Aid, $3,087.80 to Victims of Crime and $2,018 to Computerization. The total amount collected in back fines from Capital Recovery for the year is $21,548.03. The Court’s Supervision Fund brought in $2,440.50 for June for a total of $14,825.50 for the year.

Monies collected for judgment creditors by garnishment for the month totaled $41,081.51. 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 (17): state patrol (seven), SHF (one), SDPD (one) and SVW (eight). General traffic (337): OSP (237), Van Wert Police (74), Delphos (two), Sheriff (21), and Village (three).

Criminal charges (68): City Police (45), Ohio State Patrol (two), Sheriff (18), Delphos (one); and Village (two).

Civil Cases (48): regular money only complaints (25), evictions (13), other-BMV driving privileges (four) and small claims complaints (six).

Judge Jill Leatherman signed three search warrants during the month of June.

Traffic/Criminal Activity: The Court had 366 scheduled arraignments, 209 pre-trials, eight trials to the Court, five suppression hearings, 25 preliminary hearing, 21 probation violation/show cause hearings, zero bond hearing, seven sentencing, three change of pleas, two no contest hearings, one extradition hearing; zero 12 point suspension hearing and one scheduled jury trial.

The following information has been submitted to the Judge from the probation department for the month.

Number of Persons off Probation: 37

Total Intakes for probation: 21

Total Office Visits: 40

Total Home Visits: zero

Total Number of Persons on Probation: 380

Total persons arrested by Probation: one

Total community service hours completed: 254.50

Number placed on Electronic House Arrest: Nine

Cases Reviewed by Court: 33

Total Successfully Completing EMHA: four

Probation Violations filed: three

Ignition Interlock Units Issued: 15

UDS’s completed: 18

Diversions: 14


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