Oct 13, 2017

Van Wert County Sheriff's Office Activity Report for September


Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach has released the Sheriff’s Office Monthly Activity Report for the September 2017.  Sheriff’s Office cruisers traveled 27,960 miles while on patrol, answering citizen’s complaints, serving criminal & civil papers, performing other Sheriff’s Office functions and transporting prisoners to State Institutions and Juvenile’s to Juvenile Detention Center Facilities.  Deputies responded to 348 calls for service in September.

Deputies investigated a total of 155 citizen’s complaints, with reports being filed, and investigated a total of 149 complaints that did not require reports or any further investigation. Deputies filed 16 criminal cases as a result of investigations in September. There were 15 traffic accidents investigated during September. Deputies issued 34 traffic citations and 47 traffic warnings to motorists. Deputies provided 199 assists to motorists and other departments.  Deputies also handled 15 funeral procession escorts.

While on patrol, Deputies found 47 open doors at businesses, schools and residential house checks.  There were 48 homes of vacationing county residents that were checked a total of 619 times. Deputies responded to 6 business and residential alarms. Deputies also served 117 Criminal and Civil process received from the Courts during September.

The Sheriff’s Office K-9 team conducted 58 perimeter checks of buildings, 7 drug searches, 3 building searches, 0 area searches, 2 tracks, and 2 assists to other agencies, including the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force.  The K-9 team also presented 11 K-9 demonstrations to the public.  

The Sheriff’s Office Certified Car Seat Technician installed 7 car seats for families in September. The Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E deputy taught 144 5th grade students the D.A.R.E. elementary curriculum. The Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. deputy taught 36 7th and 8th grade students the D.A.R.E. middle school curriculum. The Over-the-Counter Medication and Prescription Medication curriculum was taught to 0 sixth and eighth graders. The Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. deputy provided Child Safety, Good Drug/Bad Drug, and Bullying education to 0 K-4.   The Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. deputy also provided 21 children with photo ID’s that were for their parents as part of the Child Photo ID program.

The Detective Bureau received 0 new criminal investigations in September. The Detective Bureau filed 0 felony charges, 0 misdemeanor charges, provided 6 assists to other agencies, executed 0 search warrants, prepared 0 subpoenas and recovered $ 0 in stolen property.

The Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office conducted 0 Sheriff Sales in September and received 1 Sheriff Sales in September. There were 57 Web Checks processed for residents.  There were 8 new or renewed handgun Concealed Carry Licenses issued during September. There were 24 sex offender registrations for periodic registrations, change of addresses, employment, or other offender status changes conducted during September. There were 0 sex offender notices sent or delivered to residents, schools, day-care facilities, pre-school and law enforcement agencies during September. There were 344 automated emails sent to county residents from the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office advising residents of sex offenders registering an address within one-mile of their residence in September.  It is estimated that approximately 12.64% of Van Wert County residents are currently signed up to receive automated emails on sex offenders from the Sheriff’s Office.

The Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received 2923 phone calls in September. There were 346 9-1-1 calls received by the Communication Center, of which 314   9-1-1 calls came from a cellular phone. There were 268 of the 9-1-1 calls where the Communication Center dispatched an agency to respond to the 9-1-1 call. A law enforcement agency was dispatched to 143 calls, an E.M.S. agency was dispatched to 112 calls, and a fire agency was dispatched to 13 calls. Multiple agencies had to be dispatched to 12 calls. The Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center also greeted and helped 872 people who came on station at Sheriff’s Office.

The Van Wert County Correctional Facility housed 136 prisoners in September.  There were 97 prisoners received and 72 released at Correctional Facility. The average daily inmate count at the Correctional Facility was 54 for the month of September. There were 26 prisoner transports made by deputies, involving 32 prisoners for a total of 3,689 miles in September.

The prisoner work crews worked a total 896 hours at the Correctional Facility.

Prisoner programs generating income, which are paid into the County General Fund, are: Inmate Work Release MTD $0.00 YTD $11,823.45. Inmate Phone Service MTD $514.34 YTD $5,356.45 Inmate Pay-To-Stay MTD $0.00 YTD $0.00 Office of Child Nutrition Services-Government Donated Food Entitlement MTD $521.36 YTD $2,896.40.  The food cost per inmate was $1.12 Prisoners housed for other Counties generated MTD $15,975.00 YTD $20,385.00.

The Dog Warden traveled 1,536 miles while answering citizens’ complaints, assisting other agencies and conducting tag enforcement. The Dog Warden investigated 36 complaints, impounded 18 dogs, with 7 dogs returned to their owners and 7 dogs being adopted or rescued. The Dog Warden sold 26 registration tags, issued 0 citations and 7 warnings.  The Dog Warden also provided 2 assists to other agencies.


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