|VW Sheriff releases monthly report|
|Thursday, February 13, 2014 9:18 PM|
VAN WERT — Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach has released the Sheriff’s Office Activity Report for the month of January.
Sheriff’s Office cruisers traveled 20,944 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 20,944 miles driven, 2,502 miles were made on inmate transports for a total of 20 trips.
There were 94 prisoners housed in the Van Wert County Correctional Facility.
The average daily inmate count was 42 for the month. Inmates housed for other counties generated MTD $0, YTD $0.
Other inmate programs generating income, which are paid into the County General Fund are: Inmate Work Release MTD $519.24, YTD $519.24; Inmate Phone Service MTD $604.74, YTD $604.74; Inmate Pay To Stay MTD $0, YTD $0; and Office of Child Nutrition Services - Government Donated Food Entitlement MTD $237.09, YTD $237.09.
The food cost per meal per inmate was $1.21. The inmate work crews worked a total of 796 hours at the Sheriff’s Office, Election Board and jail.
Deputies handled a total of 80 citizens’ complaints with reports being filed and handled a total of 68 complaints that did not require reports or any further investigation.
There were 27 traffic accidents investigated during the month. There were 25 traffic citations issued to motorists and 20 traffic warnings issued. Deputies filed five criminal cases. Deputies made 153 assists to motorists and other departments during the month and handled three funeral procession escorts. While on patrol, deputies found 21 open doors at businesses, schools and residential house checks. Eighty-four homes of vacationing county residents were checked for a total of 908 times and a total of 13 business and residential alarms were answered. Deputies served 144 papers received from the courts during January.
There were seven Sheriff sales conducted during January and five Sheriff sales received.
The Sheriff’s Office K-9 team worked 11 perimeter checks of buildings while on patrol, five building searches, three drug searches and one track.
There were three new criminal investigations forwarded to the Detective Bureau with three felony charges and one misdemeanor charge filed, seven assists to other agencies, no search warrants and three subpoenas were prepared. Fifty-nine web checks were processed for residents.
There were 18 sex offender registrations for periodic registrations, change of addresses, employment or other offender status changes conducted during the month of January (18 YTD). There were 178 sex offender notices sent or delivered to residents, schools, day-care facilities and pre-schools during the month of January (178 YTD). There were 1,653 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 January (1653 YTD). It is estimated that approximately 7.2 percent of Van Wert County residents are currently signed up to receive automated emails on sex offenders from the Sheriff’s Office.
There were 25 new or renewed handgun Concealed Carry License issued during the month of January (25 YTD).