Jan 5, 2018

Van Wert County Sheriff's Office releases activity report for December

Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach has released the Sheriff’s Office Monthly Activity Report for the December 2017.  Sheriff’s Office cruisers traveled 25,014 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 322 calls for service in December.

Deputies investigated a total of 161 citizen’s complaints, with reports being filed, and investigated a total of 114 complaints that did not require reports or any further investigation. Deputies filed 8 criminal cases as a result of investigations in December. There were 18 traffic accidents investigated during December. Deputies issued 39 traffic citations and 62 traffic warnings to motorists. Deputies provided 217 assists to motorists and other departments.  Deputies also handled 7 funeral procession escorts.

While on patrol, Deputies found 39 open doors at businesses, schools and residential house checks.  There were 64 homes of vacationing county residents that were checked a total of 888 times. Deputies responded to 2 business and residential alarms. Deputies also served 71 Criminal and Civil process received from the Courts during December.

The Sheriff’s Office K-9 team conducted 55 perimeter checks of buildings, 8 drug searches, 1 building searches, 0 area searches, 1 track, and 6 assists to other agencies, including the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force.  The K-9 team also presented 0 K-9 demonstrations to the public.  

The Sheriff’s Office Certified Car Seat Technician installed 1 car seat for families in December. The Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E deputy taught 69 5th grade students the D.A.R.E. elementary curriculum. The Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. deputy taught 55 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 0 children with photo ID’s that were for their parents as part of the Child Photo ID program.

The Detective Bureau received 7 new criminal investigations in December. The Detective Bureau filed 0 felony charges, 0 misdemeanor charges, provided 14 assists to other agencies, executed 0 search warrants, prepared 3 subpoenas and recovered $ 00.00 in stolen property.

The Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office conducted 2 Sheriff Sales in December and received 4 Sheriff Sales in December. There were 39 Web Checks processed for residents.  There were 11 new or renewed handgun Concealed Carry Licenses issued during December. There were 11 sex offender registrations for periodic registrations, change of addresses, employment, or other offender status changes conducted during December. There were 0 sex offender notices sent or delivered to residents, schools, day-care facilities, pre-school and law enforcement agencies during December. There were 3 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 December.  It is estimated that approximately 13.01% 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 2818 phone calls in December. There were 309 9-1-1 calls received by the Communication Center, of which 267    9-1-1 calls came from a cellular phone. There were 243 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 133 calls, an E.M.S. agency was dispatched to 96 calls, and a fire agency was dispatched to 14 calls. Multiple agencies had to be dispatched to 13 calls. The Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center also greeted and helped 821 people who came on station at Sheriff’s Office.

The Van Wert County Correctional Facility housed 197 prisoners in December.  There were 118 prisoners received and 122 released at Correctional Facility. The average daily inmate count at the Correctional Facility was 80 for the month of December. There were 32 prisoner transports made by deputies, involving 34 prisoners for a total of 5,475 miles in December.

The prisoner work crews worked a total 1296 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 $12,066.24. Inmate Phone Service MTD $1,000.98 YTD $8,618.56 Inmate Pay-To-Stay MTD $0.00 YTD $0.00 Office of Child Nutrition Services-Government Donated Food Entitlement MTD $216.87 YTD $3,787.05.  The food cost per inmate was $.72 Prisoners housed for other Counties generated MTD $49,320.00 YTD $153,900.00.

The Dog Warden traveled 1,623 miles while answering citizens’ complaints, assisting other agencies and conducting tag enforcement. The Dog Warden investigated 31 complaints, impounded 7 dogs. The Dog Warden sold 0 registration tags, issued 0 citations and 8 warnings.  The Dog Warden also provided 2 assists to other agencies.

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