If within 30 days money or property is claimed by any other person, it shall be retained by such custodian until after the discharge or conviction of the person from whom taken and so long as it may be required as evidence in any case in court. If the claimant establishes to the satisfaction of the court or mayor that he is the rightful owner, it shall be returned to the accused person, personally, and not to any attorney, agent, factor, or clerk of the accused person, except upon special order of the court or mayor after all liens and claims in favor of the municipality against it have first been discharged and satisfied.
(R.C. § 737.31) (Ord. 35-1982, passed 8-10-82)