Athens Sheriff

ATHENS COUNTY — The Athens County Sheriff’s Department released the following reports March 18 and 19:

March 15

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office took a report of an ongoing landlord/tenant dispute. The complainant advised that the landlord had requested her to move out and since then, has been harassing her. This case is being investigated further.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to E. Third Street for an active domestic dispute. The caller stated that her ex-boyfriend had shown up at her residence drunk and had assaulted her. She said the boyfriend took a hammer and broke her window in addition to physically assaulting her. Deputies arrived on scene and made contact with both parties. After confirming elements of the dispute, Eric D. Doster, 45, of Glouster, was placed under arrest for domestic violence and transported to SEORJ without incident.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Hudnell Road area on a missing trash can report. The trash can was found at the neighbor’s residence, who stated the can was found in front of their residence and placed at the end of the driveway for the owner to retrieve. Report was taken.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office was on patrol in Millfield when they observed a vehicle make a moving violation. Deputies stopped the vehicle on State Route 13. The driver of the vehicle had active warrants from the Athens Police Department. The female was placed under arrest for the active warrant and was issued a warning for marked lanes violation. The female was transported to Athens Municipal Court for a bond hearing. No further action taken.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office took a walk-in report of an accident. The complainant advised he was driving on State 682 in The Plains near East Fourth Street, when another vehicle struck his vehicle. The complainant advised the unknown person who struck him fled the scene. This case is pending further investigation.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to the BP gas station on Richland Avenue for report of a possible stolen trailer. The complainant on scene, who was the owner of the trailer, advised he found his trailer behind the gas station. The owner was able to identify the trailer. The trailer was released to the owner. Deputies learned a possible lead on a suspect. This case is pending further investigation.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Carr Road in Nelsonville for a report of a stolen vehicle. The complainant advised his 1999 White Ford Ranger step side truck was stolen. The complainant advised he did not give anyone permission to have his vehicle. This case is pending further investigation.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Circle Drive in Guysville for a report of an inactive burglary. The residence was under construction and several tools and a generator had been taken by an unknown suspect. If anyone has information regarding the location of the tools and generator, please call the Athens County Sheriff’s Office.

March 16

* The Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on State Route 550. While on the stop, criminal indicators were observed. Through the course of the stop, marijuana and other items were located. The items were seized as evidence.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to South Canaan Road in Athens for a report of a male who had caused damage to a residence and was behaving very strange. Once on scene, the male was located on the roadway in front of the residence and he was placed under administrative detention. After the deputies conducted the investigation, the male suspect, Clayton Nelson, 20, of Coolville, was placed under arrest and transported to SEORJ for the charge of criminal damaging.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to State Route 144 to a jobsite where a security camera was taken from the foreman’s trailer. The foreman advised that the possible suspect is an employee who had been fired a few days prior. This case is currently under investigation.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an elderly female having mental health/medical issues at a residence in The Plains. Deputies and Athens County EMS arrived on scene to speak with the female. She was ultimately transported to O’Bleness ER for what appeared to be medical issues. Deputies returned to patrol.

March 17

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Lexington Avenue in Chauncey for a possible property damage report. The caller stated that her car had been scratched. On scene, deputies were shown an approximately one-inch scratch on the side of the vehicle. The complainant advised that she did not know who or how the scratch had appeared nor when or where it occurred. She was advised that without evidence of any criminal act having occurred, there was nothing that could be done in regard to her scratch. She was advised to update deputies should any new evidence be presented indicating an actual crime or investigative leads.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office took a report vandalism of a vehicle and theft of a battery and two new tires on Pavilion Street in Hockingport. If anyone has information regarding this case, call the Athens County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Spreading Oaks in regard to a protection order violation. Upon arriving, both parties were still present. The suspect, 30-year-old Meaghan Gentner, of Athens, was issued a summons for violating a protection order. Gentner is to appear in Athens Municipal Court on March 21.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Oak Street in The Plains for a report of an active dispute between two intoxicated adult brothers. Once on scene, deputies placed both males into administrative custody until the investigation was completed. Eddy Hartley, 36, of New Marshfield, was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct by intoxication and was transported to SEORJ for a six-hour hold. Case closed.

March 18

* The Criminal Interdiction Unit received information regarding the whereabouts of a stolen vehicle on Steinmeyer Road in New Marshfield. Deputies proceeded to the address where they successfully located the stolen vehicle. Also located was Brad Hawk, 27, of New Marshfield, with a loaded firearm. Hawk, currently under indictment for possession of drugs, is not authorized to have a firearm in his possession. Hawk was placed under arrest for receiving stolen property and having weapons while under disability and was transported to SEORJ.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to May Avenue in Chauncey regarding a theft of services. While an employee of Chauncey was reading meters, a residence was found to have installed their own pipe to access water illegally.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a stolen phone from Lexington Avenue in Chauncey.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to North Plains Road for a report of a resident locking her caregiver out of the house. The complainant advised that she has been outside and was unable to enter her client’s residence. Deputies spoke with the client who advised she was upset over an incident that happened at the store. The client advised that there would be no more issues for the evening. Deputies returned to patrol.

* The Athens County Sheriff’s Office was on patrol in the Circle 33 area and made a traffic stop for a vehicle only having one head light. Deputies made contact with the driver who was found to be driving under suspension. Deputies issued a summons for driving under suspension and a warning for only having one head light. No further action taken.