Athens Sheriff

ATHENS, Ohio — The Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports Aug. 19:

* On Aug. 16, deputies and EMS responded to a report of an unresponsive male in a vehicle on Enlow Road in Albany. The male was transported to the hospital for treatment.

* On Aug. 17, the Criminal interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop for an equipment violation. Deputies obtained consent to search the vehicle after criminal indicators were observed. The search yielded suspected methamphetamine and abuse instruments related to the drug. The items were seized for testing, and additional charges are expected, pending the results.

* On Aug. 17, the Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on Canal Street in Nelsonville. Deputies observed criminal indicators and received consent to search the driver. Suspected heroin and methamphetamine were located and seized as evidence. Felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and tampering with evidence will be requested.

* On Aug. 18, the Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on Main Street in Chauncey for a moving violation. During the investigation, deputies observed criminal indicators and K-9 Bora was deployed. Bora indicated on the vehicle, and a search was conducted. Deputies recovered an unknown liquid substance within a plastic container. Marijuana and paraphernalia associated with marijuana were recovered. The unknown substance was sent to a lab for testing, and additional charges are expected, pending results from the lab.

* Deputies were dispatched to a Monserat Ridge Road residence in Millfield for a threat complaint. Deputies arrived on scene and took a report. The complainant was provided information on how to obtain a protection order.

* Units responded to The Living Water Church in Albany for a report of a male making suicidal comments. After speaking with the male in question, he was transported to O’Bleness Hospital for an evaluation.

* Units responded to Kimberly Road in Nelsonville for a report of a suicidal male. Deputies determined the male met the criteria for a mental health evaluation, and he was transported to O’Bleness Hospital.

* A report of harassment was received from a Potter Road resident in Guysville. The complainant advised he received multiple text messages from another male that bordered on menacing behavior. A review determined the messages did not meet the criteria for menacing charges. The messages were taken for information purposes, and the complainant was advised to report further incidents in order to pursue further charges.

* Units responded to Osborne Road in Coolville for a report of a stolen vehicle. The complainant stated he was inside his home at the time of the theft and did not witness the event to be able to give a direction of travel. The vehicle was entered as stolen. The case is under further investigation.

* Deputies responded to a Jeffers Road residence for a well-being check. The reporting party stated that they mow grass for the elderly homeowner. They had not heard from the man, so they checked on him when they went to mow. They could see the man inside on the couch but could not get him to respond to the door or show any signs of movement. Continued attempts to call the man and knocking on doors and windows resulted in no movement. Deputies arrived on scene and were able to knock loudly enough to wake the man. He advised that he was OK and was just sleeping.

* Deputies responded to Ohio 681 in Albany for a possible home invasion. The elderly caller stated an unknown man had broken into her house. The female suffered from dementia and had mistaken the identity of her husband. Family members arrived on scene and assisted in calming the woman down.

* Deputies responded to Dean Road in Glouster for a well-being check. Deputies made contact at the residence and were advised everything was fine. While on scene, they were made aware of a male who was highly intoxicated and causing problems at the home. Deputies warned the male that if there were any he would be charged with disorderly conduct. While deputies were leaving the residence, the male was yelling profanities at them. Stanley Hudnell, 65, of Athens was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct by intoxication.


ATHENS — Reports from the Athens County Sheriff’s Office for Aug. 22:

* Deputies were dispatched to a North Akron Street residence in Buchtel for a report of an assault. Deputies arrived on scene and took a report. The suspect was unable to be located; the matter is under investigation.

* Units responded to Rock Run Road in Coolville regarding a dispute between a female and male. The female advised there was a verbal dispute with her boyfriend while she was leaving for work. Deputies attempted to contact the male, unsuccessfully.

* A Happy Hollow Road resident advised an SKS Rifle had been taken from his vehicle within the past three days. A report was taken, and the gun was entered as stolen. The case is under investigation.

* Deputies responded to Glen Ebon Road in Nelsonville for a littering complaint. The reporting party stated they witnessed a man driving a silver Dodge pickup pull over near the Glen Ebon / 691 intersection and dump a large amount of trash. Once confronted, the driver sped off toward U.S. 33. No names or addresses were found in any of the trash. Information to identity the man dumping trash should be reported to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office.

* Deputies responded to Dowler Ridge Road for a burglary report. The caller stated they returned home from work to find that someone came in through their window and took their TV and video gaming system. The incident is under review.

* A man contacted the sheriff’s office advising that while at work a verbal dispute took place with a co-worker, and the caller had been threatened. The coworker advised the complainant that if he saw him outside of work, he would fight him, and possibly come to his home. The caller advised that he just wanted a report on file to document the incident.


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