Jul 10, 2018

Van Wert County Sheriff Releases activity report for June 2018

News Release


Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach has released the Sheriff’s Office Monthly Activity Report for the June 2018. Sheriff’s Office cruisers traveled 29,374 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 448 calls for service in June.

Deputies investigated a total of 201 citizen’s complaints, with reports being filed, and investigated a total of 120 complaints that did not require reports or any further investigation. Deputies filed 21 criminal cases as a result of investigations in June. There were 18 traffic accidents investigated during June. Deputies issued 48 traffic citations and 59 traffic warnings to motorists. Deputies provided 217 assists to motorists and other departments. Deputies also handled 9 funeral procession escorts.

While on patrol, Deputies found 32 open doors at businesses, schools and residential house checks. There were 49 homes of vacationing county residents that were checked a total of 649 times. Deputies responded to 4 business and residential alarms. Deputies also served 70 Criminal and Civil process received from the Courts during June.

The Sheriff’s Office K-9 team conducted 18 perimeter checks of buildings, 0 drug searches, 0 building searches, 0 area searches, 0 track, and 0 assists to other agencies, including the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force. The K-9 team also presented 8 K-9 demonstrations to the public.

The Sheriff’s Office Certified Car Seat Technician installed 0 car seat for families in June. The Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E deputy taught 0 5th grade students the D.A.R.E. elementary curriculum. The Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. deputy taught 0 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 6 new criminal investigations in June. The Detective Bureau filed 22 felony charges, 0 misdemeanor charges, provided 8 assists to other agencies, executed 2 search warrants, prepared 2 subpoenas and recovered $ 00.00 in stolen property.

The Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office conducted 2 Sheriff Sales in June and received 6 Sheriff Sales in June. There were 143 Web Checks processed for residents. There were 41 new or renewed handgun Concealed Carry Licenses issued during June. There were 24 sex offender registrations for periodic registrations, change of addresses, employment, or other offender status changes conducted during June. There were 0 sex offender notices sent or delivered to residents, schools, day-care facilities, pre-school and law enforcement agencies during June. There were 214 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 June. It is estimated that approximately 12.28% 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 3013 phone calls in June. There were 316 9-1-1 calls received by the Communication Center, of which 286 9-1-1 calls came from a cellular phone. There were 234 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 148 calls, an E.M.S. agency was dispatched to 74 calls, and a fire agency was dispatched to 12 calls. Multiple agencies had to be dispatched to 12 calls. The Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center also greeted and helped 1088 people who came on station at Sheriff’s Office.

The Van Wert County Correctional Facility housed 184 prisoners in June. There were 116 prisoners received and 113 released at Correctional Facility. The average daily inmate count at the Correctional Facility was 64 for the month of June. There were 18 prisoner transports made by deputies, involving 19 prisoners for a total of 2,923 miles in June.

The prisoner work crews worked a total 1075 hours at the Correctional Facility.

Prisoner programs generating income, which are paid into the County General Fund, are: Inmate Work Release MTD $2,048.52 YTD $ 5,844.74. Inmate Phone Service MTD $1,202.90 YTD $9,123.78. Inmate Pay-To-Stay MTD $0.00 YTD $0.00 Office of Child Nutrition Services-Government Donated Food Entitlement MTD $421.20 YTD $2,685.89. The food cost per inmate was $.1.01 Prisoners housed for other Counties generated MTD $36,090.00 YTD $240,525.00.

The Dog Warden traveled 1,541 miles while answering citizens’ complaints, assisting other agencies and conducting tag enforcement. The Dog Warden investigated 42 complaints, impounded 8 dogs. The Dog Warden sold 41 registration tags, issued 3 citations and 9 warnings. The Dog Warden also provided 3 assists to other agencies.

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