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Friday, October 11, 2013 12:02 AM

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VAN WERT — Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach has released the Sheriff’s Office Activity Report for September. Sheriff’s Office cruisers traveled 24,523 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 24,523 miles driven, 3,023 miles were made on inmate transports, for a total of 17 trips. There were 672 prisoners housed in the Van Wert County Correctional Facility. The average daily inmate count was 54 for the month. Inmates housed for other counties generated MTD $8,736, YTD $42,504. Other inmate programs generating income, which are paid into the county General Fund are Inmate Work Release, MTD $622.73, YTD $7,492.02; Inmate Phone Service, MTD $471.12, YTD $4,363.01; Inmate Pay To Stay, MTD $0, YTD $0; and the Office of Child Nutrition Services- Government Donated Food Entitlement, MTD $587.58, YTD $4,950.59. The food cost per meal per inmate was $1.27. The inmate work crews worked a total of 1,147 hours at the Sheriff’s Office, Fair Crew, Hiestand Woods and Jail.

Deputies handled a total of 148 citizens complaints with reports being filed and handled a total of 92 complaints that did not require reports or any further investigation. There were 11 traffic accidents investigated during the month. There were 30 traffic citations issued to motorists and 45 traffic warnings issued. Deputies filed 17 criminal cases. Deputies made 145 assists to motorists and other departments during the month and handled seven funeral procession escorts. While on patrol, deputies found 29 open doors at businesses, schools and residential house checks. Seventy-three homes of vacationing county residents were checked for a total of 693 times and a total of 17 business and residential alarms were answered. Deputies served 94 papers received from the Courts during September. There were five Sheriff sales conducted during September and five Sheriff sales received. There were eight new criminal investigations forwarded to the Detective Bureau with 12 felony charges and one misdemeanor charge filed, four search warrants and five subpoenas were prepared and $16,733 in property recovered. Forty web shecks were processed for residents. There were 27 sex offender registrations for periodic registrations, change of addresses, employment or other offender status changes conducted during the month of September. There were no sex offender notices sent or delivered to residents, schools, day-care facilities, pre- schools during the month of September. There were 425 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 September. There were 40 new or renewed handgun Concealed Carry Licenses issued during the month of September.


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