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Thursday, November 07, 2013 9:00 PM

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VAN WERT — Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach has released the Sheriff’s Office Activity Report for month of October 2013. Sheriff’s Office cruisers traveled 25,736 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 25,736 miles driven, 3,121 miles were made on inmate transports, for a total of 29 trips. There were 732 prisoners housed in the Van Wert Co. Correctional Facility. The average daily inmate count was 49 for the month.

Inmates housed for other counties generated MTD $4,242, YTD $46,746. Other inmate programs generating income, which are paid into the County General Fund are: Inmate Work Release MTD $1,006.70, YTD $8,498.72; Inmate Phone Service MTD $593.85, YTD $5,544.44; Inmate Pay To Stay MTD $0, YTD $0; and Office of Child Nutrition Services- Government Donated Food Entitlement MTD $421.08, YTD $4,434.10. The food cost per meal per inmate was $1.36. The inmate work crews worked a total of 1,183 hours at the Sheriff’s Office, Hiestand Woods and the Jail.

Deputies handled a total of 105 citizens complaints, with reports being filed and handled a total of 86 complaints that did not require reports or any further investigation. There were 23 traffic accidents investigated during the month. There were 22 traffic citations issued to motorists and 36 traffic warnings issued. Deputies filed two criminal cases. Deputies made 136 assists to motorists and other departments during the month and handled eight funeral procession escorts.

While on patrol, deputies found 37 open doors at businesses, schools and residential house checks. Seventy-nine homes of vacationing county residents were checked for a total of 782 times and a total of 23 business and residential alarms were answered. Deputies served 130 papers received from the Courts during October. There were eight Sheriff sales conducted during October and nine Sheriff sales received. There were four new criminal investigations forwarded to the Detective Bureau with 10 felony charges and one misdemeanor charge filed. No search warrants and two subpoenas were prepared and $106 in property recovered. Thirty-one web checks were processed for residents.

There were 13 sex offender registrations for periodic registrations, change of addresses, employment or other offender status changes conducted during the month of October (219 YTD). There were no sex offender notices sent or delivered to residents, schools, day-care facilities and pre-schools during the month of October (2,843 YTD). There were 17 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 October (2,906 YTD). It is estimated that approximately 7.3 percent of Van Wert County residents are currently signed up to receive automated emails on sex offenders from the Sheriff’s Office. There were 15 new or renewed hand gun Concealed Carry License issued during the month of October (714 YTD).


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