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Athens Sheriff

ATHENS — The Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports June 18-20:

June 17

* Hocking College Police requested assistance patrolling for a suspicious vehicle possibly involved in a drug transaction at the Lake Snowden Campground. Deputies and college officers patrolled the area but were unable to locate the vehicle or any suspicious activity.

* Units responded to Hickory Creek Nursing Home in reference to individuals loitering in a rear parking area. Individuals left prior to deputies’ arrival. The area was patrolled, but no contact was made.

* Deputies responded to Lightfritz Ridge in reference to an assault complaint. Upon interviewing the involved parties, it was determined there had been a minor physical altercation. Parties were separated for the evening, and a court date was issued to one individual for menacing.

* Deputies responded to Piggly Wiggly in The Plains in reference to suspicious persons around closed businesses. The area was patrolled for individuals; however, no contact was made, nor did anything appear to have been tampered with or disturbed.

* A patrol request for Gun Club Road was received in reference to a suspicious vehicle. The area was patrolled, but no contact was made.

* A report of a protection order violation from a Jacobs Avenue resident in Chauncey was received. The complainant advised the male with a protection order against him called her from another individual’s Facebook profile. Deputies attempted to serve the suspect with his copy of the charge, but he was not home. The suspect’s family was advised that if he does not come to the Sheriff’s Office to pick up his summons to court, a warrant would be issued for his arrest.

* A walk-in report of an individual repeatedly trespassing onto a Lexington Avenue property in Chauncey was received, and a trespass complaint form was completed.

* Fruth Pharmacy on United Lane requested assistance with a report of shoplifters. Deputies collected statements and video evidence. This incident is under investigation.

* An abandoned trailer located on West First Street in The Plains may have been entered. Deputies attempted to make contact with the owner but were unsuccessful. Additional attempts will be made to locate the owner of the residence.

* A Fisher Road resident reported a theft of a firearm. This case is under investigation.

* A suspicious vehicle stopped beside the roadway was reported by a Marion Johnson Road resident. Deputies patrolled the area, unable to locate the vehicle.

* A report of vandalism from a Mill Street resident in Chauncey was received. Photos of the damage were taken of the residence, and deputies are attempting to obtain video evidence from a neighbor.

June 19

* Deputies responded to a Poston Road 911 hang-up call with static on the line. A deputy arrived on scene, but no contact was made with the resident.

* Athens City Police requested assistance to check a Willow Creek Road residence for a stolen iPad. Deputies attempted contact at the residence but were unable to get an answer.

* Deputies responded to an inactive dispute on North Plains Road. A male subject stated his ex-wife was making a threat to file for full custody of a child. The male also stated that there were additional verbal threats.

* Deputies were dispatched to West First Street in The Plains for a theft report.

* Units responded to a Baker Road residence for a reported domestic dispute. Deputies were able to make contact with both parties, and they agreed to separate for the remainder of the night.

* A black 1997 Honda CBR 1100 SX, license EGM67, was reported stolen from Antle Orchard Road in Glouster. Anyone with information about the event is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 740-593-6633.

* A report of identity theft was received at the Sheriff’s Office. The complainant simply wished for a report to be on file.

* Deputies responded to a Robinson Road residence in Amesville for a reported neighbor dispute. The complainant claimed that one of the neighbor’s children was causing trouble with his children. Deputies took a report and advised him that he should speak to the neighbor child’s parents about the issue.

* Units responded to Modoc Road in Glouster for a complaint regarding a dog being attacked by a neighbor’s dog. This matter is under investigation.

* Deputies checked the property of a Peach Ridge Road residence for an automated alarm and found everything to be secure.

* A report of a menacing, intoxicated male, threatening to kill himself, was made by a Mill School Road resident in Guysville. Deputies determined the male was in need of an evaluation and transported him to O’Bleness Hospital without incident.

* Deputies responded to Ohio 691 for a report of suspicious people walking on the roadway. Melissa Chesser, 39, of Pomeroy, was arrested pursuant to multiple active warrants and transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail without incident.

* A Circle Drive resident in Guysville reported their residence had been broken into and numerous items were taken. This case is under investigation.