Athens Sheriff

ATHENS — Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports on June 3:

May 31

* The Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Second Street in Buchtel for a theft of a vehicle report. The vehicle was found abandoned a short time post-call. The vehicle was released to the owner.

* The Sheriff’s Office received a report from a Harrison Drive resident in Amesville that he was receiving harassing calls and texts. Contact was made with the opposite party and they were advised to cease all contact.

* The Sheriff’s Office was advised that a small change purse containing drug paraphernalia had been located near a Slater Drive residence in Chauncey. The purse was collected and placed into evidence for destruction.

* The Sheriff’s Office took a burglary report on Taylor Road in Nelsonville. A residence was broken into and several firearms, a curve screen TV, and two dirt bikes were stolen from the home. A driver’s license and social security card (of a possible suspect) were found in the driveway as well as a Mountain Dew bottle which has been sent to BCI for touch DNA analysis. This case is under investigation.

* The Sheriff’s Office located a green van that appeared to be broken down while patrolling U.S. 33 near East State Street. Once the deputy contacted the male in the vehicle, it was found that he had a warrant for his arrest. Brady Terry, 22, of Chauncey, Ohio, was placed under arrest for said warrant.

* The Sheriff’s Office took a report via phone regarding a scam. The complainant stated the unknown caller was attempting to obtain information due to an arrest warrant. Deputies attempted to contact the caller, unsuccessfully.

* The Sheriff’s Office received a report of a reckless driver on State Route 13 in Millfield. Deputies made a traffic stop with the vehicle and contacted the driver. Deputies felt that the driver of the vehicle was not safe to drive. Family members arrived on scene to transport the driver. No further action taken.

* The Sheriff’s Office responded to Coolville Ridge Road for a landlord/tenant dispute. The complainant reported her landlord stole items belonging to her. This case is pending further investigation.

* The Sheriff’s Office was advised by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office that they had obtained a subject with an active Athens County warrant. Deputies took custody of Arden R. Stewart, 26, of Pomeroy, and transported him to SEORJ without incident.

June 1

* The Sheriff’s Office responded to Old State Route 56 in reference to a dog complaint. The case was referred to the Athens County Dog Shelter.

* The Sheriff’s Office received word of a small horse that ran from the Wildwood Lane area to AEP on State Route 682. Units first observed the horse running near Vore Ridge Road and had run into a field entering AEP property. Patrolman Flick with the Athens Police Department arrived and was able to get the horse to come to him.

* The Sheriff’s Office took a report of a Dutchman pop-up camper stolen from a Hockingport residence. The camper registration was added into LEADs as stolen. If anyone has information regarding the location of the camper and or the suspect(s) call the Athens County Sheriff’s Office.

* The Sheriff’s Office responded to State Route 550 for a domestic dispute report. The complainant reported her boyfriend had assaulted her and took her phone while she was talking with Athens County 911. The suspect left prior to deputies’ arrival. This case is pending further investigation.

* The Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on U.S. 33. Upon contact, the driver admitted to being in possession of drug paraphernalia. While searching the vehicle, a substance suspected as heroin was located along with a pill. These items were then collected as evidence. Pending BCI lab results, charges for possession of heroin will be requested for both the driver and passenger.

*The Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on U.S. 33 East near Johnson Road with a U-Haul truck. Deputies observed criminal indicators and deployed K-9 Bora. Bora indicated on the vehicle and a search was conducted. The search yielded suspected methamphetamine from the wallet of a passenger. The seized item will be sent to a lab for testing, and additional charges are suspected.

* The Criminal Interdiction Unit observed a male who was suspected of having warrants for his arrest at The Plains Valero. Deputies requested a warrant check on Teddy Carpenter, 41, of Murray City, who had an active warrant for his arrest through Hocking County. Carpenter was arrested and transported to SEORJ without incident.

June 2

* The Criminal Interdiction Unit contacted a female at a Steinmeyer Road residence in New Marshfield. While speaking with the female, a sawed-off shot gun was observed in her vehicle. Deputies took control of the weapon and placed the female in investigative detention. Consent to search the vehicle was then gained. Upon searching the vehicle, multiple items were located that indicated drug abuse. Several items were collected as evidence. Multiple felony charges are expected to be filed.

* The Sheriff’s Office was in the New Marshfield area in reference to a follow-up investigation. A male subject was found to be in possession of what is believed to be heroin. The narcotics were sent off for testing and charges are pending.

* The Sheriff’s Office responded to South Plains Road in reference to a stray dog at a residence. Upon arrival the dog was placed in a cruiser and taken to the Athens County Dog Shelter.

* The Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a Della Drive residence for an attempt to locate a stolen vehicle. Deputies made contact at the residence and confirmed the vehicle was not there. The occupant of the residence provided her name and contact number which was forwarded to Wellston Police Department who had requested the check.

* The Sheriff’s Office responded to Wagner Avenue in Buchtel regarding an ongoing property dispute between neighbors. Deputies spoke with the involved parties and were able to find a temporary resolution for the evening. This matter is being investigated.

* The Sheriff’s Office received a loud music complaint on State Route 78 in Glouster. Deputies responded to the area and located the source of the noise. The owner was told to turn down the music and if they did not comply, they would be charged with persistent disorderly conduct.