Athens Sheriff

ATHENS — Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports on May 1:

April 30

* The Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a Haines Ridge Road residence for a report of an abandoned vehicle in the complainant’s yard. Deputies tagged the vehicle for removal.

* The Sheriff’s Office responded to Circle Drive in Guysville for a breaking and entering report. The complainant advised a shed had been entered and music equipment, two JBL audio systems and a battery-powered mixer by Behringer Xenyx were missing. The report is under investigation.

* The Sheriff’s Office assisted Ohio State Highway Patrol with a vehicle that was damaged on State Route 278. The person in control of the vehicle fled the scene prior to arrival. A deputy took a report of criminal damage on the vehicle and the owner was contacted, preferring not to file a report.

* The Sheriff’s Office responded to Wilson Avenue in Buchtel for a stolen weed eater. Local pawn shops were checked without locating the missing weed eater. A report was taken and will be forwarded to the Buchtel Police Department.

* The Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Old U.S. Route 33 in Shade for two vehicles reported by the Athens County Engineers Office parked on the road. Deputies tagged the vehicles for removal.

* The Sheriff’s Office responded to Chase Road for a trespass/theft complaint. The owner of the property advised that metal had been removed from his barns. A report was taken on the incident.

* The Sheriff’s Office responded to Chase Road for an abandoned vehicle. The vehicle was located and tagged for removal.

* The Sheriff’s Office responded to Amesville Elementary for a private property accident. All information was collected and documented for the report.

* The Sheriff’s Office responded to an incident regarding a disorderly person causing traffic hazards on State Route 682. Deputies took the suspect in custody, preventing a possible dangerous situation. The subject was arrested and jailed for disorderly conduct.

* The Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to North McDonald Street in The Plains for a report of a wanted person being present. On arrival, the occupants advised the subject in question was not there and gave consent to search. The suspect was unable to be located.

* The Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a male, advising a firearm was stolen from his vehicle. At the time of call, he advised that he wanted a report on file for documentation purposes.

* The Sheriff’s Office received a confirmation that Travis Starr, 18, of Nelsonville, was arrested in Vinton County for an active Athens County warrant. Starr was transported to SEORJ pending court. The warrant stems from a previous charge of underage consumption and petty theft.

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ATHENS — Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports on May 2:

May 1

* The Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Selby Road for a suspicious vehicle. The caller advised that a truck had been sitting in the parking lot near their residence knowing the person did not live there. Deputies arrived and spoke with the driver who stated he was waiting for his girlfriend to return home. Deputies discovered Edgel Gobel, 28, of Syracuse had active warrants for his arrest. Gobel was placed into custody and transported to SEORJ without incident.

* The Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Ervin Road for a theft report. Deputies spoke with the complainant and the theft was determined to be a computer scam.

* The Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a Bessemer Road residence in Nelsonville for a report of a theft. Deputies arrived on scene and a report was taken.

* The Sheriff’s Office took a report by phone regarding a phone scam claiming to be Publisher’s Clearing House attempting to obtain bank information. The complainant stated the suspect called multiple times on the day of the incident, yet the complainant was able to stop the process without losing money. The case was reported for awareness of potential scams existing.

* The Sheriff’s Office responded to Derthick Road in Glouster for a harassment report. The complainant advised their daughter’s boyfriend came to their property and harassed them. This case was found to be connected to an incident under investigation by the Glouster Police Department. Deputies assisted GPD to place the suspect under arrest for a parole violation.

* The Sheriff’s Office responded to East First Street in The Plains for a report of theft of medication. The victim stated she had multiple prescription pills stolen, recently realizing they were missing. No leads were able to be established and the information was documented for possible referral to a physician.

* The Sheriff’s Office received confirmation from Athens Police Department it had located and arrested Justin Pennington, 33, of Guysville for several active warrants. Deputies assisted APD with transporting Pennington to the SEORJ.

* The Sheriff’s Office received a report of trespassing and criminal damaging at a Bassett Road residence. Deputies spoke with both parties who decided against pressing charges. Deputies also learned that a male with an active nationwide warrant was in the area and were able to locate Adam Ross, 35, of Athens, inside a building on the property. Deputies arrested Ross and transported him to the SEORJ.

* The Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of suspicious people walking around Modoc Road. Deputies patrolled the area without observing any persons or suspicious activity.

* The Sheriff’s Office responded to West Clinton Street in Albany for a domestic dispute. The caller reported his girlfriend was intoxicated and threw food on the floor. Deputies spoke with both parties determining no physical violence or threats of violence were reported. The couple decided to work out their differences; no further action needed.