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VAN WERT — Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach has released the Sheriff’s Office Activity Report for March.

Sheriff’s Office cruisers traveled 23,160 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 23,160 miles driven, 2,964 miles were made on inmate transports for a total of 16 trips.

There were 88 prisoners housed in the Van Wert County Correctional Facility. The average daily inmate count was 39 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 $672.68, YTD $1,494.70; Inmate Phone Service MTD $16.60, YTD $1,632.12; Inmate Pay To Stay MTD $0, YTD $0; and Office of Child Nutrition Services-Government Donated Food Entitlement MTD $1,025.55, YTD $1,262.64. The food cost per meal per inmate was $1.13. The inmate work crews worked a total of 917 hours at the Sheriff’s Office, election board and jail.

Deputies handled a total of 122 citizens’ complaints with reports being filed and handled a total of 61 complaints that did not require reports or any further investigation. There were 13 traffic accidents investigated during the month. There were 14 traffic citations issued to motorists and 42 traffic warnings issued. Deputies filed 14 criminal cases. Deputies made 120 assists to motorists and other departments during the month and handled six funeral procession escorts. While on patrol, deputies found 27 open doors at businesses, schools and residential house checks. Eighty-seven homes of vacationing county residents were checked for a total of 1,099 times and a total of 12 business and residential alarms were answered.

Deputies served 90 papers received from the courts during March.

There were zero Sheriff sales conducted during March and eight Sheriff sales received.

The Sheriff’s Office K-9 team worked nine perimeter checks of buildings while on patrol and eight drug searches.

There was two new criminal investigations forwarded to the Detective Bureau with zero felony charge and no misdemeanor charges filed, seven assists to other agencies, $1,600 in stolen property recovered, no search warrants and five subpoenas were prepared.

Fifty-seven web checks were processed for residents. There were 21 sex offender registrations for periodic registrations, change of addresses, employment or other offender status changes conducted during the month of March (53 YTD). There were no sex offender notices sent or delivered to residents, schools, day-care facilities and pre-schools during the month of March (178 YTD). There were 460 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 March (837YTD). 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 38 new or renewed handgun Concealed Carry License issued during the month of March (157 YTD). One hundred and twenty-seven Child Photo IDs were provided to parents.


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