MIAMI COUNTY — Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies conducted a sex offender address verification roundup in Miami County starting at 6 a.m. Monday morning and concluding at noon.
A week from Trick-or-Treat night, a number of Miami County residents received an early morning wake-up call from local law enforcement. Early Monday, the Miami County Sheriff’s Office held their annual verification round-up for all registered sex offenders living in the county to confirm that the offenders were in compliance.
“Every law enforcement agency in Miami County is here,” Chief Deputy Dave Duchak said during the briefing.
In addition to local law enforcement, Ohio’s Adult Parole Authority and the U.S. Marshall Service participated in the round-up.
In a press release, Chief Deputy Dave Duchak said the sweep went smoothly due to the professionalism and cooperation of all agencies and their respective officers.
“Today, The Miami County Sheriff’s Office and their law-enforcement partners have gone the extra mile in protecting their citizens from sexual predators,” said United States Marshal Peter Tobin. “The US Marshals Service has been happy to assist.”
The operation was to verify that those sex offenders required to register with the sheriff’s office were in compliance with the law. Miami County has a total of 162 registered sex offenders. The following preliminary numbers resulted from the combined agency sweep:
Total addresses checked — 158 (one homeless, three offenders have active warrants)
Total addresses verified — 110
Door hangars left/re-checks needed as no one was home — 44
Reports/investigations started for non-compliance — 4
The Miami County Sheriff’s Office thanked the following law enforcement agencies and the 25 officers who participated in the operation: Piqua Police Department; Troy Police Department; Covington Police Department; West Milton Police Department; Tipp City Police Department; Ohio State Highway Patrol; Ohio Adult Parole Authority; United States Marshals Service; Miami County 911 Communication Center and the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.