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Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach has released the Sheriff’s Office Activity Report for the month of July. Sheriff’s Office cruisers traveled 23,842 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 23,842 miles driven, 1,579 miles were made on inmate transports, for a total of 10 trips.

There were 506 prisoners housed in the Van Wert County Correctional Facility. The average daily inmate count was 45 for the month. Inmates housed for other counties generated MTD $5,292, YTD $16, 254. Other inmate programs generating income, which are paid into the County General Fund are Inmate Work Release MTD $430.62, YTD $6,468.90; Inmate Phone Service MTD $442.17, YTD $3,891.89; Inmate Pay To Stay MTD $0, YTD $0; and Office of Child Nutrition Services- Government Donated Food Entitlement MTD $373.67, YTD $2,929.30.

The food cost per meal per inmate was $1.35. The inmate work crews worked a total of 1,038 hours at the Sheriff’s Office and Jail.

Deputies handled a total of 126 citizens’ complaints with reports being filed and handled a total of 88 complaints that did not require reports or any further investigation. There were nine traffic accidents investigated during the month. There were 17 traffic citations issued to motorists and 17 traffic warnings issued. Deputies filed 22 criminal cases. Deputies made 122 assists to motorists and other departments during the month and handled seven funeral procession escorts. While on patrol, deputies found 52 open doors at businesses, schools and residential house checks. Seventy-seven homes of vacationing county residents were checked for a total of 842 times and a total of 15 business and residential alarms were answered. Deputies served 107 papers received from the Courts during July. There were 13 Sheriff sales conducted and eight Sheriff sales received. The Department K-9 team worked 62 perimeter checks of buildings, five building searches, one drug search and one track while on patrol. There were three new criminal investigations forwarded to the Detective Bureau with three felony charges filed, three search warrants and nine subpoenas were prepared. Sixty-five web checks were processed for residents. There were 25 sex offender registrations for periodic registrations, change of address, employment or other offender status changes conducted during the month of July. There were zero sex offender notices sent or delivered to residents, schools, day-care facilities or pre-schools during the month of July. There were 558 automated emails sent to county residents from the Sheriff’s Office advising residents of sex offenders registering an address within a one-mile radius of their residence. There were 38 new or renewed handgun Concealed Carry Licenses issued during the month.


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