|VW Sheriff releases monthly report|
|Tuesday, December 10, 2013 9:00 PM|
VAN WERT COUNTY — Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach has released the Sheriff’s Office Activity Report for November.
Sheriff’s Office cruisers traveled 24,399 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 24,399 miles driven, 2,547 miles were made on inmate transports, for a total of 17 trips.
There were 793 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 $1,260, YTD $48,006. Other inmate programs generating income, which are paid into the County General Fund are: Inmate Work Release MTD $1,474.94, YTD $9,973.66; Inmate Phone Service MTD $426.33, YTD $5,970.77; Inmate Pay To Stay MTD $0, YTD $0; and Office of Child Nutrition Services- Government Donated Food Entitlement MTD $452.01, YTD $4,886.11. The food cost per meal per inmate was $1.30. The inmate work crews worked a total of 911 hours at the Sheriff’s Office, Election Board and Jail.
Deputies handled a total of 121 citizens’ complaints, with reports being filed and handled a total of 81 complaints that did not require reports or any further investigation. There were 16 traffic accidents investigated during the month. There were 15 traffic citations issued to motorists and 26 traffic warnings issued. Deputies filed 10 criminal cases. Deputies made 106 assists to motorists and other departments during the month and handled eight funeral procession escorts. While on patrol, deputies found 26 open doors at businesses, schools and residential house checks. Seventy-five homes of vacationing county residents were checked for a total of 901 times and a total of 10 business and residential alarms were answered. Deputies served 118 papers received from the Courts during November. There were five Sheriff sales conducted during November and no Sheriff sales received. There was nine new criminal investigations forwarded to the Detective Bureau with four felony charges and one misdemeanor charge filed, five assists to other agencies, no search warrants and two subpoenas were prepared and $2,318 in property recovered. Thirty-nine web checks were processed for residents.
There were 19 sex offender registrations for periodic registrations, change of addresses, employment or other offender status changes conducted during the month of November (238 YTD). There were 426 sex offender notices sent or delivered to residents, schools, day-care facilities and pre- schools during the month of November (3,269 YTD). There were 474 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 November (3,380 YTD). It is estimated that approximately 7.4 percent of Van Wert County residents are currently signed up to receive automated emails on sex offenders from the Sheriff’s Office. There were 16 new or renewed handgun Concealed Carry Licenses issued during the month of November (457 YTD).