Athens Sheriff

ATHENS, Ohio — On Feb. 27 the following reports were released by Athens County Sheriff’s Department:

Feb. 26

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Ervin Road and U.S. 50 for a trespass complaint. The property owner said two trucks were on their property and appeared to be stuck. Deputies located the suspects and determined the trucks were stuck, and they entered the property without permission. All of the occupants of the vehicles were given trespass complaints and were advised not to return.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Mill Street in reference to an unruly juvenile. The juvenile left his residence and was refusing to go to school. A short time later he was located and returned to his mother.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office and the “Special Response Team” assisted in the arrest of Jimmy Stepp. Stepp, 34, was wanted on multiple arrest warrants and domestic violence. Stepp was found in a residence on Hogue Hollow Road. His court hearing was set for Athens Municipal Court.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a K9 being shot in the Greens Run area of Glouster. The K9 was transported to the vet and will recover. The case was forwarded to the dog warden’s office.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Murphy Road for a report of an inactive verbal dispute. Once on scene, deputies spoke to both parties and it was determined that the overall issue was a civil matter. They were advised of the proper steps to take to handle this civilly.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Fairfield Street area in reference to a male subject upset at his girlfriend. The male was ripping the door off of the frame and panel pieces off of the residence, due to the female informing the male subject he could no longer stay there. Case is still under investigation.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Porter Lane in reference to an inactive burglary. Upon deputy’s arrival, it was determined entry was made but valuable items were not taken from the residence and no other items appeared to be missing as well.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Jacksonville Road for a report of juveniles yelling in the area and possibly causing alarm. Deputies patrolled the area and made contact with an adult at the residence where the juveniles reside, and they advised nothing concerning had occurred. There were juveniles outside playing in the yard and nothing appeared to be out of the ordinary.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Tedrow Road residence on a cultivation of marijuana complaint. Upon arriving, deputies spoke to the complainant who advised that his two dogs had been poisoned and had died. Upon checking his property, he located some painted buckets with potting soil in them. It appeared as if someone had grown marijuana on the property in the past or was preparing the site for this year.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Buckley Run Road area in reference to an unruly juvenile call. Upon arrival, it was determined the juvenile, who was 16 years of age, had paid an 18-year-old adult for vaping supplies that he is not allowed to have due to being under age. The vape items were taken as evidence.