Athens Sheriff

ATHENS – On July 27, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports.

* On July 26, the sheriff’s office responded to West Second Street in The Plains for a burglary report. The complainant reported a 12-gauge shotgun missing.

* On July 26, deputies on patrol observed a female with an active warrant out of Athens County. Ashley Blaine, 32, of The Plains was taken into custody and transported to the regional jail.

* On July 26, deputies were called to Millfield for suspicious activity involving property matching the description of property stolen last week from a Millfield Road residence.

* On July 26, a report came in of death threats being made to a Coolville resident on Facebook. A written statement was obtained from the female and copies of the threatening messages. This matter remains under investigation.

* On July 26, deputies, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Athens County police dog unit responded to a vehicle that had attempted to flee a traffic stop. The dog indicated the odor of narcotics in the vehicle and narcotics were located. Jason Thompson, 41, of New Marshfield had an active warrant for his arrest and was taken into custody.

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ATHENS – On July 28, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports.

* On July 27, the sheriff’s office assisted the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office with a possible domestic dispute involving a gun. Upon arrival, units found that there were several different stories about what took place. Hocking County took statements and was going to determine whether to file charges.

* On July 27, deputies were called to Sandstone Terrace, Athens, for a trespass complainant. The caller advised that a couple was evicted a couple of weeks ago and that they were not allowed back on the property. The property manager issued a trespass complainant to the couple. The male that was served with the trespass complainant had an active warrant out of Athens County. Robert King, 39, of Athens, was placed under arrest and transported to the regional jail without further incident.

* On July 27, while units were responding to an emergency call, Angela McGrath stepped out onto Ohio 13 in front of a cruiser, with lights and sirens activated, waving her hands in the air. Sheriff’s deputy stopped and asked what she needed assistance with. McGrath advised her sister had moved into town. The deputy advised of the need to respond to an emergency and would stop by afterward. Once completed with the emergency call, contact was made with McGrath who was intoxicated. With no sober person to take custody of her, Angela McGrath, 50, of Trimble, was arrested for disorderly conduct by intoxication. Angela Williams, 45, of Nelsonville, was also on scene and arrested on two outstanding arrest warrants.

Athens Sheriff

ATHENS – On July 26, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports.

* On July 26, deputies responded to Gun Club Road for a report of an assault that had occurred earlier in the evening. Once on scene, deputies made contact with the victim. Photos, a video statement and a written statement were collected from the victim. Units attempted to make contact to locate the other two parties involved but no contact was made. This case is under investigation.

* On July 26, deputies responded to a fight in progress on North Akron Road, Butchel. Once on scene, deputies made contact with the complainant who advised his wife attacked him and left in her vehicle. He advised he did not wish to pursue charges but wanted to make sure she was found OK. Deputies patrolled the area for the vehicle but were not able to locate or make contact with the female.

Athens Sheriff

MARIETTA?-?On July 25, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports.

* On July 22, at 12:58 a.m., deputies were dispatched to Mill Street in Chauncey to assist EMS with a combative male patient. While on scene, the male refused to follow commands given by deputies and at one point pushed a female that was attempting to assist him. The male, Samual Sharp, 30, of Chauncey, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He was transported by EMS to O’Bleness Memorial Hospital for medical treatment.

* On July 22, the sheriff’s office responded to Foodland in The Plains for a harassment call. The caller advised that a person outside of Foodland had asked for money and was persistent in asking while the caller tried to get in her car. She further advised that the person asking for money acted hostile as they continued to ask. Deputies made contact with such person outside of Foodland. They were advised not to harass anyone else.

* On July 22, deputies responded to a New Marshfield address for an attempted breaking and entering. The caller stated someone had attempted to break into his residence while he was away. Entry was not gained but the door was damaged. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the sheriff’s office.

* On July 22, deputies responded to a Millfield address for a 911 hang up. On scene, deputies discovered the call/hang up was a result of a domestic violence incident. After speaking with all involved parties, deputies determined that physical violence had occurred. James V. Franco, 37, of Millfield, was placed under arrest for domestic violence and transported to the regional jail without incident.

* On July 22, deputies were called to tag an abandoned vehicle on property off West Bailey Road, Millfield. The property has no roadside access yet a vehicle had been abandoned in a field near the railroad tracks with no wheels. The license and VIN were checked and the vehicle came back in good standing. A tag was placed on the vehicle for a four hour tow. Four hours later, the complainant called back stating that the car was still on her property and was advised of her options for getting the vehicle removed.

* On July 22, deputies responded to a Chauncey residence for a report of theft. The caller stated they had left a storage building unlocked and someone had taken a new push lawn mower. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Athens County Sheriff’s Office.

* On July 22, deputies responded to McGraw Road, Kilvert area, for a neighbor dispute over property boundary and some property near the line. Parties agreed to move the disputed property and to make an effort to determine the accurate location of the line and move any property encroaching on that line.

* On July 23, the sheriff’s office responded to Ohio 144 in Coolville for a stolen vehicle report. The victim advised that his vehicle was stolen from Main Street in Coolville and he found it abandoned on Ohio 144. Deputies examined the vehicle and were not able to obtain any further evidence from the scene. Deputies also examined footage from the Go Mart station nearby in order to find further evidence of a suspect. No evidence was obtained. The vehicle was released in good condition back to the victim and this case was closed.

* On July 23, deputies took a report of a vehicle stolen from N. McDonald Street in The Plains. The vehicle has been located and a suspect identified. Brandon Bolin, 18, of Glouster, turned himself in to law enforcement and admitted to stealing the vehicle and using the victim’s bank card.

* On July 23, the sheriff’s office responded to North Plains Road in The Plains for a burglary report. The resident advised there was forced entry on one of the front windows of the residence. Deputies were not able to find any further evidence at the scene. At this time, there were no witnesses to the event. This case was closed pending any further investigative information that may become available.

* On July 23, the sheriff’s office took a report by phone regarding a threatening message. This case is under further investigation.

* On July 23, while on patrol the K9 unit conducted a traffic stop on Ohio 682 in Athens. Upon a positive indication from K9 “Bora,” a search of the vehicle led to the discovery of marijuana. The suspect was cited and released.

* On July 23, deputies were called to 4th Street in Chauncey for a breaking and entering report. The complainant advised that when she returned home she found the back door of her residence standing open.She stated that she had only found a few items missing from the house. This case will be closed pending further investigatory information.

* On July 23, while on a traffic stop in New Marshfield, deputies, along with K9 “Bora,” recovered drug paraphernalia along with a loaded firearm in the vehicle. Charges are pending.

* On July 23, deputies spoke with a caller that leases property off of Gun Club Road outside of Athens. The caller stated that a neighbor had been riding a four wheeler on his property without permission and he wished for it to stop. The caller was advised on how to handle a trespass situation and options that could be pursued should the activity not stop.

* On July 23, deputies responded to Dailey Road, Albany, for a report of gunshots and cannon fire. Contact was made with persons having a party in the area and they stated they had been setting off fireworks but they were done for the evening.

* On July 23, deputies were called to Oakdale Road, Glouster, in regard to fireworks being set off late at night. A deputy made contact with the complainants who advised that their neighbors had stopped setting off the fireworks prior to the deputy’s arrival and a patrol request was not needed.

* On July 24, the sheriff’s office responded to Ohio 550 in Athens for a domestic dispute. The suspect called in the dispute and needed medical attention for his girlfriend, who was the victim in this case. The suspect had pushed the victim during a verbal argument causing her to fall into a coffee table. The victim sustained bruising and swelling to the jaw area from the fall. Based on the circumstances, the suspect, Jerry L. Jordan, 18, of Athens, was arrested for the charge of domestic violence which was a misdemeanor of the first degree. He was transported to the regional jail without incident to await his court date on July 25.

* On July 24, deputies responded to a Buchtel residence for a theft of medication. On scene, the complainant stated someone had entered her house while she was at the neighbor’s and stole two bottles of medication. A report was taken and the complainant was advised on measures she could take to prevent the event from occurring again in the future.

* On July 24, deputies spoke with an Amesville resident for a burglary report. The caller advised he returned home to find someone had entered his house and stolen items including vintage guitars and household effects. The matter is under further investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office.

* On July 24, the sheriff’s office’s K9 unit conducted a traffic stop in The Plains. K9 “Bora” alerted to the odor of narcotics in the vehicle. A subsequent search yielded marijuana as well as drug paraphernalia. Items were collect as evidence and the driver released.

* On July 25, while on patrol, the sheriff’s office made contact with Heidi Thomas as she walked through The Plains in the later hours of the evening. It was found she had an active warrant through the Athens Police Department. Due to the regional jail not having a female bed available, she was released and ordered to appear in court the following morning.

* On July 25, deputies made contact with Holley Thomas, 26, of Columbus, as she walked through The Plains in the late hours of the evening. It was discovered she had an active warrant for multiple felony charges. Because the regional jail did not have a female bed available, Thomas was transported to the Middleport Jail without incident.

Athens Sheriff

On July 15, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports.

* On July 14, the sheriff’s office was dispatched to The Plains where the caller advised he heard what sounded like gun shots.

* On July 14, the sheriff’s office was called to Roy Avenue in The Plains for a theft of medication report. The caller advised that her son’s medication was stolen and that a relative was staying with them for a couple of days. When the relative left the residence is when the caller noticed that the medication was missing.

* On July 14, the sheriff’s office was called to Pine Street in The Plains for a property damage report. The complainant advised a lock had been cut off of her storage unit door. She stated that nothing appeared to be missing at this time. Deputies checked other units and found nine locks had been cut at this location. The property owner was contacted, arrived on scene and secured the units.

* On July 14, the sheriff’s office responded to a residence in Troy Township in regards to a threat and harassment complaint. A statement was taken from the victim and the matter referred to the Athens County Victim Advocate to pursue the request for a protection order.

Athens Sheriff

ATHENS – On July 14, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports.

* On July 13, deputies were called to Hollister Cemetery Road in Hollister for a property damage report. The complainant stated that when he returned home today that he noticed that his mailbox was damaged.

* On July 13, deputies were called to Main Street, Millfield, for a report of an unconscious male in a vehicle. Upon arrival, Deputies located the unoccupied vehicle. Units checked the residence where the vehicle was parked and was able to speak with the male who advised that he was in good health. He also advised that he and his girlfriend were arguing so he went out to sit in the truck for a few minutes. No further action needed at this time.

* On July 13, deputies took a report of harassment. The caller advised that there are ongoing issues involving her and her sister. The caller stated that they have not spoken in awhile but, tonight she started receiving text messages and phone calls from her saying that she was going to beat her up. This case is still under further investigation.

* On July 13, deputies were called to assist Glouster Police Department with several combative subjects on Town Street, Glouster. Contact was made and two females were taken into custody.

* On July 13, a female called in to report an unauthorized use of her vehicle by a family member. Contact was unable to be made with the complainant to obtain further information necessary for a BOLO or charges. This matter remains under investigation.

* On July 14, 12:09 a.m., deputies responded to Dover Twp in reference to a prowler complaint. Contact was made by the property owner who had come into contact with two subjects in a wooded area on his property. The vehicle the two subjects had driven was determined to be stolen from the City of Athens. The recovered vehicle was towed to APD impound yard. One subject was interviewed and released without charges. Hunter Smathers, 18, of Millfield, was interviewed, charged with receiving stolen property, and transported to the regional jail.

Athens Sheriff

ATHENS – On July 13, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports.

* On July 12, deputy sheriff’s were dispatched to the Ohio 691 near the bike path. The caller advised they believed they heard a female screaming for help. Deputies did a thorough patrol both in the vehicle and on foot, and also sat stationary in the area but had negative contact.

Athens Sheriff

ATHENS, Ohio – On July 12, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports.

* On July 11, the sheriff’s office followed up with Big Brother’s Big Sister’s of Athens County in reference to six stolen canoes that was found in the City of Athens which belonged to them.

* On July 11, deputies responded to Industrial Drive near The Plains for a property damage report. The complainant stated that an office window on their property had been broken out. Entry did not appear to have been made as the building alarm had been activated. A report was filed. The case is under further investigation pending retrieval of security camera footage.

* On July 11, deputies responded to a domestic dispute in Jacksonville. A man and woman were found in an active dispute over property and living arrangements after a recent breakup. Probable cause for a domestic violence arrest was not found. Both parties agreed to separate for the remainder of the day and meet at a later date to coordinate property retrieval. Deputies returned to patrol.

* On July 11, deputies responded to an active dispute at Oakdale Park near Glouster. A man and woman were in an altercation involving the man kicking the woman’s car. All parties were separated. The woman did not wish to file charges at that time. With no further response requested, Deputies returned to patrol.

* On July 11, the sheriff’s office received a report of two vehicles sitting near an abandoned trailer in Dover Township. Deputies responded to the address and did not find any persons around. No further action was taken.

* On July 11, the sheriff’s office came in contact with a vehicle behind a local business after business hours. Contact was made with a male who advised that he was placing trash in the dumpster, and that he had permission. No further action taken.

* On July 11, deputies were dispatched to Frost Road, Coolville, for an active dispute. Upon arriving on scene, contact was made with the caller who did have visible injury, however, would not give an official statement as to what took place between him and his adult son. Contact was then made with the son who said that his dad attacked him, however, he had no visible injury. Due to the caller not wanting to provide a statement and the son saying he was attacked, deputies were unable to determine the primary physical aggressor. Parties were separated.

* On July 12, the sheriff’s office received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked behind a business near The Plains. The complainant advised that the vehicle and driver left after they advised them to leave. Deputies patrolled the area for the vehicle and for any suspicious activity.

* On July 12, deputies responded to a domestic violence on Haines Ridge Road, Athens. Units arrived on scene and made contact with the complainant who advised she and her boyfriend got into an argument that became physically violent. The suspect had fled the scene prior to deputies arrival. A written and video statement was provided by the victim. This case remains under investigation.

Athens Sheriff

ATHENS, Ohio – On July 11, the Athens County Sheriff’s Department released the following reports:

* On July 8, Ernie Hudnall was arrest at 3590 Enlow Road and transported to regional jail pending court. Hudnall had two active warrants for his arrest and was on the Sheriff’s Office most wanted list. Hudnall was apprehended thanks to a tip that was called in by an anonymous caller.

* On July 8, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a Beech Road address in The Plains for a domestic dispute. The complainant stated she was in an altercation with her ex-fiance. The ex-fiance then left the residence. The complainant stated that no injuries were sustained during the altercation, but she was concerned for her unborn baby. EMS response was refused. The issue is under further investigation pending contact with the other involved party.

* On July 8, Sheriff’s Deputies were called to Osborn Road, Coolville, for a theft report. A written statement was provided by the complainants. At this time, the case is closed. Units returned to patrol.

* On July 9, the Sheriff’s Office took a report by phone regarding a possible stolen vehicle. Further investigation into the matter determined that there was a civil agreement between parties which made this a case for civil court. This investigation is ongoing pending information to be provided by the complainant and contact with the involved party.

* On July 9, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Trimble for an inactive dispute. On scene, Sheriff’s Deputies met with the complainant who stated that she had been in a verbal argument with her boyfriend. No violence or threats of violence had been made at that time, but due to the boyfriend being intoxicated, she did not feel comfortable being there. She was able to make arrangements to stay with a relative and did not wish to pursue the matter further.

* On July 9, a report came in regarding a private property accident. One party had left the scene already but was contacted later to obtain the necessary information. No one was injured and only minor property damage occurred.

* On July 9, Sheriff’s Deputies were called to Ohio 13 in Chauncey for a verbal dispute. The caller stated that her ex-boyfriend would not leave. Upon arrival, both parties agreed to separated for the evening. No further action needed at this time.

* On July 9, Sheriff’s Deputies were called to Rite Aid in The Plains for reckless driver. The store manager called and advised that a female was in the store and was attempting to shoplift some items. The manager stated that the suspect was under the influence and was struggling to move her vehicle. Deputies patrolled the area with negative contact. No further action needed at this time.

* On July 9, Sheriff’s Deputies were called to Carol Lane, The Plains, for a landlord/tenant dispute. The caller advised that her landlord came over and was upset because her son was riding a 4-wheeler on the property and that he was going to evict her from the property. The caller was advised that this is a civil issue and that the landlord has that ability to file for an eviction if he wished to do so. No further action needed at this time.

* On July 9, Sheriff’s Deputies received a report of criminal mischief on State Route 691. Deputies were advised that the vehicle involved was seen driving down State Route 691. Units patrolled the area but were unable to locate the vehicle. The licence plate number to the vehicle in question was provided by witnesses. This case is currently under investigation.

* On July 10, while on patrol, drug paraphernalia was found in the parking lot of the abandoned gas station on North Plains Road, The Plains. The drug paraphernalia was recovered and placed into evidence with a request for destruction.

* On July 10, the Sheriff’s Office responded to Koches Road in reference to an alleged active burglary with shots fired. Upon arrival, units attempted to get the homeowner to come out of the house. This continued for approximately 30 minutes. During that time, another round was fired from inside the house by an unknown person. The homeowner eventually came out of the house and the investigation found no signs of a break-in. The male, Danny Guseman, 59 of Glouster, had fired approximately 30 rounds from an AR-15 through the walls of the house. After speaking with him, it was decided to transport him to the hospital for a mental evaluation. At this time, this case remains open.

Athens Sheriff

ATHENS – On July 7, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports.

* On July 6, sheriff deputies arrested 56-year-old Anita Francis at a Fredrick Street address in Nelsonville. Francis had an active felony warrant out of Athens County Common Pleas Court.

* On July 6, sheriff’s deputies responded to a verbal dispute on Ohio 329 in Amesville between siblings. Dispute was verbal only and parties were separated prior to deputies arrival.

* On July 6, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible protection order violation. The complainant advised that the person they have a protection order against had filed a false report with Children’s Services for the purpose of harassing them. This matter is under investigation.

* On July 6, sheriff’s deputies were called to Millfield for a neighbor dispute. The caller advised that his neighbor came onto his property and tore down a section of his chain-link fence. This matter remains under investigation.

* On July 6, a male called into the Sheriff’s Office reporting that he and his ex were arguing by text message and that she threatened to call the police. The female advised that they were arguing about the custody arrangements with their shared children and stated only that she was going to call law enforcement if he refused to give the children back at the designated time. Parties were advised to leave one another alone for the evening to let things calm down. With no criminal violation, this matter is closed.

* On July 6, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle being stolen from Mason Street in Trimble. The vehicle was a 2005 Mercury Mountaineer maroon in color, bearing license EIV4275. The vehicle had front end damage from a recent accident; it also had a Virginia Beach sticker on the back glass and a large magnetic “Farley Floors” sign on the rear. This matter is under investigation.

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On July 8, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports.

* On July 7, sheriff’s deputies were called to Ohio 33 in Shade for a breaking and entering into two residences in the area. Several tracks were located in the area. This matter remains under investigation.

* On July 7, sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop on Rock Riffle Road, Athens. The driver of the vehicle was found to have a warrant out of Athens City. Travis L Carr, 39, of Jacksonville, was transported to Athens City Police Department and paid his bond.

Athens Sheriff

ATHENS – On July 5, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports.

* On July 1, the sheriff’s office took a report regarding the theft of a trash dumpster from BP in Sharpsburg.

* On July 1, the sheriff’s office located and arrested Christopher Sharp, 32, of Jacksonville, on an arrest warrant for tampering with evidence.

* On July 1, deputies responded to a Mill Street address for a domestic dispute. Deputies were able to determine that no physical violence or threats of violence had occurred. While parties were attempting to separate for the evening, the male became aggressively confrontational and was belligerently shouting threats at deputies on scene. The male was also visibly intoxicated. Joshua K. Wise, 39, of Chauncey, was taken into custody and transported to the regional jail for pending charges.

* On July 2, a deputy observed five small marijuana plants on a porch in New Marshfield from the roadway. The plants were seized and placed into temporary evidence.

* On July 2, deputies were dispatched to North McDonald Street in The Plains for a domestic dispute. Deputies determined that although an arrest for domestic violence was not warranted, Amos Reardon was intoxicated to the point that he represented a threat of harm to himself or others. Reardon, 42, of The Plains, was transported without incident to the regional jail for disorderly conduct by intoxication.

* On July 2, deputies responded to Oh 550 in Amesville for a report of trespass and theft.

* On July 3, the sheriff’s office responded to Lavelle Road in reference to a vicious dog. Upon arrival the dog was found to be lying in one spot and did not move. Attempts were made to approach the dog but due to him growling, units waited on the dog warden. Once the dog warden was on scene, he dropped the tailgate of the truck and the dog walked over and was friendly from that point on. The dog did have a current dog tag so the owner will be contacted.

* On July 3, deputies were dispatched to Jacksonville for an overdose. The man was transported to the hospital for further treatment.

* On July 4, the 911 Dispatch Center received a call advising there was an intoxicated woman fighting a chicken in the middle of Lake Drive in Trimble. On scene, deputies were able to make contact with the woman who advised that she and her brother had been in a verbal dispute. She stated her brother had thrown a stuffed animal out into the street. She did not feel safe venturing out into traffic as she had been drinking. Deputies were able to successfully retrieve the stuffed chicken from the roadway. All involved parties were advised to stay inside for the remainder of the evening and to use 911 only for legitimate emergencies.

* On July 4, deputies were dispatched to a Huckleberry Road address in Coolville for a 911 hang up. Deputies were met by the family of an autistic man who stated he had called 911 and hung up after a dispute due to him not being able to watch fireworks.

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ATHENS – On July 6, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports.

* On July 5, a Lemaster Road resident reports that someone has stolen prescription medication in the last month.

* On July 5, sheriff’s deputies responded to a Chauncey residence for a reported assault. On scene, the complainant advised he was in an altercation with a friend who then left the scene on foot. The complainant could not state why the argument began. EMS arrived on scene and cleared the man as having no treatable injuries. After making contact and speaking with the other party, deputies determined probable cause for an arrest had not been met. Both sides agreed to remain separated.

* On July 5, sheriff’s deputies responded to Johnson Road, The Plains, for a female passed out in her vehicle. Upon arrival, the female was found to be unresponsive and did not awaken until the sternum was rubbed. The female was unable to provide the day of the week, the date, where she lived, or the town she was in at the time and was transported to the hospital for treatment. A small amount of marijuana was located in the vehicle and was seized. While on scene, her boyfriend arrived to take custody of her vehicle and advised that this was her second overdose this evening.

* On July 5, at 10:53 p.m., sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of Ohio 691 and Ohio 56 on a report of gunshots in the area. The area was patrolled with nothing being heard.

* On July 5, a female came into the Sheriff’s Office to report an instance of domestic violence. A written statement was obtained and photos were taken of her injuries. The female was provided assistance with locating a safe place to stay for the evening. This matter remains under investigation.

* On July 5, 11:03 p.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to Kroger in Trimble on a report of a suspicious male. Contact was made with the male and he stated he believed that two males were chasing after him. The area was searched and nobody was found. He was given a ride to a residence in Jacksonville.

* On July 6, at 12:13 a.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic dispute in Waterloo Twp. Jason Stitt, 40, of New Marshfield, was arrested and charged with domestic violence. Stitt was transported to the regional jail.

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ATHENS – On June 29, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports.

* On June 28, the sheriff’s office responded to Chauncey in reference to a domestic dispute. Both parties agreed to separate for the rest of the day.

* On June 28, a resident of Dowler Ridge reported someone accessed a bank account information to make electronic payments.

* On June 28, deputies responded to an Athens residence off Woodyard Road for a neighbor dispute. On scene, the complainant advised deputies that a neighbor was cutting branches on a tree belonging to him. Property lines were discussed and the matter was determined to be civil in nature.

* On June 28, deputies took a theft report for a lawn ornament and graveside marker. The complainant stated a large solar powered lighthouse had been taken from a family grave site at Greenlawn Cemetery in The Plains. The complainant advised they did not know who may have taken it, but it was last seen 2-3 weeks ago. The lighthouse was approximately 3 foot tall and red, white and black in color. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Athens County Sheriff’s Office.

* On June 28, a property owner on Sawyers Run Road in Coolville located several tools and a wagon hidden in the edge of the woods on her property. The tools were collected and logged into evidence at the sheriff’s office.

* On June 28, deputies and the Athens County dog warden responded to Albany for a dog found dead. The dog had previously been in good health but was found to be deceased when the owner returned home today. No foul play is suspected.

* On June 28, the sheriff’s office was dispatched to the New Marshfiled Road area for a possible prowler.

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ATHENS – On June 30, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports.

* On June 29, deputies were called to Ohio 56 for a stolen tool box.

* On June 29, deputies were called to Hudnell Road, Athens, for the theft of weed trimmer and a welder from a garage.

* On June 29, deputies were called to Penn Street, Hollister, for a report of someone growing marijuana on their front porch. The caller advised that he noticed the plants while he was driving by the residence. Contact was made with the owner of the residence and he admitted to having three small plants growing on his porch. The plants were taken and placed into evidence for destruction.

* On June 29, at 11:04 p.m., a deputy was dispatched to a residence in York Township for a complaint of an Internet scam. Caller indicated that she was contacted via Facebook and advised she was a winner in a drawing. To collect her prize winnings, she needed to pay upfront fees, then she could collect her alleged winnings. No information was provided and complainant was advised to remove involved “friend.”

* On June 30, deputies were dispatched to Ohio 682 for a complaint of fireworks. Contact was made with involved parties who were advised of the complaint.

* On June 30, the sheriff’s office arrested Anthony Coon, 39, of Nelsonville, on an active warrant out of Athens County.

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ATHENS – On July 1, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports.

* On June 30, Sheriff’s Office took a report of a stolen motor vehicle from the Mill Street area in Chauncey. The vehicle was taken sometime before 1 a.m. After the report was taken, Athens County 911 was advised that Ohio State Highway Patrol had located the vehicle on West Bailey Road around 6 a.m. that day. If you have information regarding the driver of this stolen vehicle, contact the Athens County Sheriff’s Office.

* On June 30, the Sheriff’s Office responded to Mill Street in Chauncey for a stolen motor vehicle report. The victim advised that his vehicle was stolen from his parking area on the street between 4 a.m. and 9 a.m. The vehicle was a black Dodge Dakota with a brush guard and silver topper (license plate FCR 7713). If you have information on this vehicle, contact the Athens County Sheriff’s Office at 740 593 6633.

* On June 30, the Sheriff’s Office took a report regarding repetitive phone calls believed to be coming from a girl’s ex-boyfriend and his friends. Contact will be attempted with the numbers calls are calling from and with the parents of the involved juveniles. This matter remains under investigation.

* On June 30, the Sheriff’s Office deputies were in Stewart on patrol and observed a vehicle fail to obey a stop sign. A traffic stop was initiated and the driver was identified as Matthew Tippie. Tippie had an active warrant and was arrested for such. Tippie posted bond and was released after a court date was scheduled.

* On June 30, the Sheriff’s Office received tips from citizens regarding the whereabouts of Whitney Elkins, who was wanted for several warrants. Elkins was located in Athens by deputies and arrested for two active warrants. Elkins was transported to the regional jail and held for a court arraignment.

* On June 30, the Sheriff’s Office assisted Nelsonville Police Department with a complaint of a possible child kidnapping. Through the investigation it was learned that no children were kidnapped. A friend of the family had picked up two children. The complainant was not aware and initially thought the children were abducted. Both children were located at home, safe in their guardian’s care.

* On June 30, the Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous report of marijuana plants growing on the Athens Conservancy land near Johnson Road. These plants were located and seized. This matter remains under investigation.

* On June 30, the Sheriff’s Office was called to Mill Street, Chauncey for an active dispute. The caller advised that her mother came home and started yelling at the children. The mother advised that her daughter is not allowed to have people in the house. Both parties agreed to remain peaceful for the rest of the evening.

* On June 30, the Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Osborne Road, Coolville for a possible marijuana grow. Contact was made with the residents of the home and plants identified as marijuana by appearance and odor were found growing in the back yard. The plants were seized and placed into evidence. This matter remains under investigation.

* On June 30, the Sheriff’s Office was called to Coolville for a report of a breaking and entering. A deputy met with the complainant and was provided a written statement from her as well as photos of items she believed had been taken.

* On July 1, the Sheriff’s Office responded to a financial institution in Trimble Township in reference to a report of individuals attempting to break in. Made contact with a male subject who indicated he observed people charging a cell phone from the bank outlet, not trying to break in. Nothing was observed to indicate there was any attempted forced entry.

* On July 1, the Sheriff’s Office responded to Blair Road, Coolville for a report of a suicide threat. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the individual who advised she was feeling fine tonight but would be interested in seeing a counselor on her own time tomorrow.