Athens Sheriff

ATHENS — The Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports Aug. 14:

* On Aug. 13, the Criminal Interdiction Unit received information regarding the whereabouts of a male with active warrants for his arrest. The male suspect attempted to flee from the residence but was apprehended outside. Substances consistent with methamphetamine and heroin were located on his person. Terry L. Pittman Jr., 41, of New Marshfield, was placed under arrest for his warrants, as well as charged with possession of controlled substances and transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail without incident.

* Deputies were called to Ohio 13 for a reported domestic dispute. After further investigation, Steven Hunter, 35, of Glouster, was arrested and charged with domestic violence and transported to the regional jail without incident.

* A report of a verbal dispute was received for an Ohio 682 residence. Deputies spoke with the involved parties. No threats of violence or physical violence were reported. Both parties advised they were going to sleep and would cease contact for the remainder of the night.

* Units responded to the Chauncey Public Library in reference to a vehicle containing two female subjects that may have overdosed. Deputies arrived and contacted the two subjects who were found working on their vehicle while lying on the floorboards.

* Deputies assisted the Athens Police Department in locating possible stolen property on Fleming Road in Amesville.

* A verbal dispute was reported at an East Fourth Street resident in The Plains. Deputies spoke with the involved parties who both stated they were having an argument. The odor of marijuana could be detected from the doorway and when asked about the marijuana, they admitted to recently smoking in the apartment. The items were seized for destruction.

* Deputies conducted a traffic stop on US 33. K-9 Bora indicated on the vehicle and it was searched. Suspected methamphetamine was located and seized. Pending test results, the case will be submitted to a grand jury requesting indictment for possession of a controlled substance.

* A complaint of a vehicle left on the property of a Hebbardsville Road resident was received. Deputies placed a four-hour tow tag on the vehicle and attempted to contact the owner. The complainant was advised that he could have the vehicle towed after four hours had passed if he wished.

* Deputies responded to Big Bailey Run Road in Millfield for a neighbor dispute. The caller stated they were mowing grass and their neighbor began threatening them over the grass clippings. The complainant requested the incident be documented in case the situation escalated next time.

* Deputies received a report of an unattended child left in a vehicle outside an Albany business. Deputies responded to the area; the vehicle had left prior to their arrival. Deputies patrolled the immediate area but did not locate the vehicle.

* Deputies responded to a domestic dispute on Pine Street in The Plains. Husband and wife wished to separate for the night. The wife left the residence with her child. A report was taken on the incident.


ATHENS, Ohio — The Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports Aug. 15:

* Deputies responded to Kroner Animal Clinic for an active alarm. Deputies checked the exterior of the business and found it to be secure. A key holder was not able to be reached.

* Deputies were dispatched to Green Meadows Trailer Park in Chauncey for a report of a male subject asleep in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. Upon arrival, neither the vehicle nor the male was located.

* Units responded to Luhrig Road for a report of a stolen vehicle. This matter is under investigation.

* Deputies responded to Baker Road for a trespass complaint. The caller reported seeing a white Jeep pull into their driveway and then leave. The caller did not see the driver but believed it was an individual with whom they were having ongoing civil issue. The complainant wished to document the event should a pattern of harassment emerge.

* A loud music complaint was reported on Ohio 78 in Glouster. Contact was made with the resident and he was advised to turn the music down.


ATHENS, Ohio — The Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports Aug. 16:

* Deputies responded to Dollar General in Glouster for an activated burglary alarm. The building was found to secure.

* Deputies responded to an Oak Street residence in The Plains for a report of an elderly male slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle. Contact was made with the subject who stated it was too hot in his residence, so he went to his vehicle to run the air conditioning and get some sleep.

* Deputies were dispatched to Connett Road in The Plains for a report of two suspicious vehicles in a parking lot. There was a male without a shirt waving his arms and walking around the parking lot. Deputies patrolled the area with no contact and returned to patrol.

* A complaint of a possible protection order violation was received from a Stagecoach Road resident. The incident is under investigation.

* Deputies and EMS responded to East Fourth Street Apartments in The Plains for a report of an individual in very bad health refusing to go to the hospital. The individual was found to be incredibly malnourished and extremely weak. It was determined she needed medical attention, and she was transported to O’Bleness Hospital.

* A walk-in report of harassment was taken at the Sheriff’s Office. The complainant stated he had been harassed by a former associate while trying to complete a civil deal fixing vehicles. He received threatening text messages and requested they be on file for informational purposes. The complainant was advised to inform the subject of his intention not to have further contact from him.

* Deputies responded to Pine Street in The Plains for a report of child custody issue. The complainant was advised to contact the courts regarding the issue.

* Units responded to Hickory Creek Nursing Home in The Plains for a report of a disorderly male. All of the involved parties gave statements on what took place. The male was eventually warned that if he continued to be a problem, he would not be able to come back.

* Deputies responded to South Blackburn Road for a reported neighbor dispute. The complainant stated that her neighbor came over screaming at her and making threats. The complainant also said the neighbor kicked her dog in the head and threatened to kill her and her family and burn her house down. Multiple witnesses were present, identifying Tonya Dunfee, 38, of Athens, who was charged with animal cruelty and menacing.

* Units responded to Euclid Avenue in Buchtel for a report of an animal problem.

* Deputies responded to Roadside Park Road in Guysville for a report of a suspicious vehicle. Deputies patrolled then sat stationary in the area, unsuccessful in locating the vehicle.


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