Athens Sheriff

ATHENS — Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports on April 24:

April 23

* The Criminal Interdiction Unit was patrolling Columbus Road and observed a male known for having active warrants for his arrest. Deputies stopped and identified Logan Day Kruzel, 24, of Pomeroy. Deputies confirmed two active warrants for marijuana possession. A search of Kruzel yielded drug paraphernalia related to suspected heroin. These items have been sent to a lab for testing and additional charges are expected.

* The Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on Arbor Drive in The Plains for an equipment violation. During the investigation, deputies observed criminal behavior and suspicious activity. Paraphernalia was recovered while speaking with the driver, and a search was conducted on the vehicle. Two additional passengers were found to have tampered with evidence, and the search yielded additional seized items suspected for methamphetamine usage. Approximately one gram of methamphetamine was recovered, and additional charges are expected pending lab results.

* The Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Converse Street in Chauncey regarding a vehicle in the middle of the roadway. Deputies located the vehicle that had apparently rolled out of a driveway. After speaking with the vehicle owner, it was determined the emergency brake had not been set. The vehicle was removed from the roadway and secured in the driveway.

* The Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from a State Route 78 resident of reporting harassment by a family member.

* The Sheriff’s Office responded to Federal Hocking High School for a 911 call from a cell phone. Upon arrival, the deputy learned it was a middle school student making prank phone calls. The school is handling the incident.

* The Sheriff’s Office responded to Lottridge Road for a report of a male kicking a neighbor’s dog. Deputies learned that the small dogs were not on leashes or under the owners’ care during the incident. The owner was advised the dogs need to be on leashes or under the care of the owner while out in public. Deputies attempted to make contact with the subject who kicked the dog, but no contact was made.

* The Sheriff’s Office received a breaking and entering report from Bobo Road in Guysville. The property reported missing included a Troy Built brush cutter and a Stihl chainsaw. The case is under investigation.

* The Sheriff’s Office responded to Stephenson Street in Buchtel for a report of a Kirby Vacuum salesman attempting to sell their product in the area. Deputies made contact with the salesman and confirmed their legitimacy. They were advised to call ahead before going door to door to avoid any unwanted calls or issues being in the area. This case was referred to the Village of Buchtel for further follow-up.

* The Sheriff’s Office responded to Sixth Street in Jacksonville for a report of a utility salesman going door to door asking to see the residents’ electric bills. Deputies made contact with the salesperson and confirmed they were with SFE Energy. They were advised to call ahead before going door to door in order to avoid any unwanted calls or issues being in the area.

* The Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary complaint from a New England Road residence. The resident reported her bedroom had been entered and her jewelry as well as her grandson’s Play Station had been stolen. The case is under investigation.

* The Sheriff’s Office responded to Brandeberry Road in Coolville for a report of dogs at large, chasing livestock. This case was referred to the Athens County Dog Shelter for further follow-up.