Athens sheriff

ATHENS –The Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports on incidents that occurred Sept. 11-14:

• Deputies responded to East Fourth Street in The Plains for a report of a dispute and spoke with a juvenile, who stated there were two people inside the residence that should not be. Deputies observed a female run out the back door and took her into custody after a short foot pursuit. Deputies learned later that the woman and a man had been staying at the residence and the woman had an active felony warrant. Sarah Hall-Maffin, 40, of Athens, was arrested and taken to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.

• Deputies responded to a private property traffic accident at Valero in The Plains.

• Deputies responded to Sycamore Street in Chauncey to assist emergency medical services. They met with a male who could not recall the past 48 hours and said his vehicle and keys were missing. A 2008 Dodge Avenger with Ohio registration HUV8127 was entered into NCIC as stolen.

• Deputies responded to Green Meadows in Chauncey for a report of two males dressed in black, looking into vehicles. The men fled on foot, and deputies did not locate them. Patrol was increased in the area for the remainder of the night.

• Deputies responded to Lemaster Road in reference to a subject reporting a credit card was stolen from her mailbox and suspects attempted to use it at an unknown ATM.

• Deputies responded to Albany in regard to a trespassing complaint. The caller advised her son was hanging around another male that she did not want on her property, but he refused to leave at the time. Deputies made contact with the male, and he was advised to leave the property.

• Deputies responded to Oxley Road and arrested Cody Casteel on active warrants and seized paraphernalia related to methamphetamine use. Casteel was transported to SEORJ, and additional charges are expected, pending lab results.

• Deputies took a report of a theft of parts from a vehicle in The Plains and are awaiting possible security video of the incident.

• Deputies received a report of possible telecommunications harassment on Vore Ridge Rd. Two individuals were warned against making continued harassing phone calls to the complainant.

• Deputies responded to Dunfee Road in Coolville for a report of loud music. Deputies did make contact with the resident, who stated he was done for the night.

• Deputies responded to Glouster for a report of an active fight. One of the involved parties fled on foot prior to deputies’ arrival, and the other parties were attempting to leave in a vehicle. Neither person in the vehicle would admit to being in an altercation. Deputies learned from a witness that the fight occurred between a female in the vehicle and the female that fled on foot. Due to the lack of any victims wishing to pursue charges, this case was closed.

• A caller reported he was scammed out of $6,000 in Google Play cards.

• Deputies responded to Trimble in regard to a disorderly male possibly having mental issues. The male was transported to a friend’s house for the evening until he sobered up.

• Deputies responded to Albany, in regards to a barking dog complaint. The caller stated two dogs were heard barking in the woods, and were worried the dogs were injured. Deputies made contact with the dogs and several males who were out “coon hunting” The dogs were ok.

• Deputies responded to Nelsonville, in regards to dirt bikes being driven in the roadway. Deputies patrolled the area but did not locate any dirt bikes in the roadway.

• Deputies responded to State Route 56, near State route 691, in New Marshfield, for a report of a horse in the roadway. Deputies patrolled the area and was unsuccessful in locating.

• Deputies responded to Hollister, for a report of multiple suspicious juveniles in the area. Deputies did make contact with a parent who stated that the juveniles would be staying home for the night. With no criminal activity that had occurred, deputies returned to patrol.

• Deputies were on patrol when they observed a male at a business on State Route 682, in Athens. Deputies did lose visual of the male who was on the property. Deputies did determined that a theft of a catalytic converter had occurred. Multiple law enforcement officers patrolled the area on foot and were unsuccessful in locating the male.

• Deputies responded to Hollister, in regards to the sound of gun shots. Deputies patrolled the area, but were unable to locate the source of gun shots.

• Deputies responded to New Marshfield, in regards to a criminal damaging complaint. The victim stated that someone had spray painted his vehicle with some“choice words” on it. This case remains under investigation.

• Deputies responded to New Marshfield, in regards to a theft complaint. The victim reported her shed being forcibly entered, and multiple tools being stolen. This case remains under investigation.

• Deputies responded to The Plains, in regards to a criminal damaging complaint. The victim reported while parked at the Piggly Wiggly, another vehicle pulled up very close to his, and opened the door several times, hitting the victim’s door. The victim stated he confronted the other male about striking his vehicle with the door, and the male cussed at him, and struck his side mirror, damaging it. The victim stated the other male then drove toward him, almost hitting him. This case remains under investigation.

• Deputies responded to the storage units, next to Rite Aid, in The Plains, in regards to a possible active breaking and entering complaint. The caller stated they could hear a saw, and thought someone may have been attempting to break in to a storage unit. Deputies patrolled the storage units, but did not locate any subjects in the area, nor any damage to any units.

• Deputies responded to a dispute, at a residence in Dover Township. During the altercation one of the parties was struck several times. The assault was captured on a video recording. A summons for assault was issued for the suspected party.

• Deputies received a patrol request at a residence, in Buchtel. The home owner was out of town and had an incident with a significant other. The home owner was fearful the suspect might return to their residence and destroy property there. Deputies patrolled the area and checked the residence, everything appeared fine at that time.

• Deputies were dispatched to Glouster, in regards to a dispute. All parties were interviewed and the dispute was verbal with no physical assault. The case will be referred to Glouster PD.


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