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Athens Sheriff

ATHENS — Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports June 24:

June 21

” Deputies were called to Del Carbo Road in Nelsonville for a report of a theft in progress. The caller stated that two males were breaking the windows to his van and stealing his tools. Deputies arrived on scene and observed one male fleeing the scene. The other male was located hiding under objects in the backyard. Bryan Martin, 42, of Pomeroy, was arrested and charged with theft and criminal damaging. Martin was transported to SEORJ without further incident.

” Deputies were dispatched to Salem Road for a burglary report. Deputies spoke with the complainant and a statement was taken. This matter is under investigation.

” Deputies took a report of a Frontier Communications box at the intersection of Bittersweet Lane and Radford Road that had been shot with bird shot from a shotgun. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the office at 740-593-6633.

” Deputies responded to State Route 550 in reference to a telephone harassment report. The caller reported the landlord/ property manager had been making threats.

” Deputies were dispatched to Fossil Rock Road for an inactive dispute. Upon arriving on scene parties were separated. Deputies spoke with both involved parties. Larry P. Robinson was taken into custody and charged with making false alarm. Robinson was transported to the South Eastern Regional Jail without incident.

” Deputies responded to Hamley Short-Cut in Nelsonville on a report of stolen jewelry. Deputies made contact with two possible suspects.

” Deputies responded to Route 78 in Glouster on a report of an open door. Deputies checked the abandoned home, which appeared to have been ransacked. Deputies are attempting to make contact with a possible suspect.

” Deputies responded to Hogue Hollow Road in Guysville for a report of dispute. The complainant stated that her son had hit her in the face during an argument. The suspect fled prior to deputy’s arrival. When deputies were attempting contact with the suspect, they came in contact with a male who had an active warrant out of Athens County. Travis Noble, 25, of Guysville, was arrested and transported to SEORJ without incident. Contact with the original male in this incident will be pursued.

” Deputies responded to 1st Street in The Plains on a third-party report of multiple subjects entering a residence while the owner was not home. Responding deputies found an open door and checked the residence for intruders. Deputies attempted to make contact with the homeowner and secured the door the best they could before returning to patrol.

” Ryder Wehr, 26, of Athens, was arrested by the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office on four Athens Municipal Court warrants. Wehr was picked up at the county line and transported to SEORJ.

June 22

” Deputies responded to State Route 691 for a report of a tenant and landlord dispute. The landlord said he found that his tenant had an extension cord plugged into a wall outlet on the outside of Apartment B and had the cord running into her apartment, apartment A, powering items in her apartment. AEP had disconnected the tenant’s power due to lack of payments. The extension cord was unplugged, and the tenant was served with a summons to court set for Thursday for the charge of theft beyond implied consent.

” Deputies received a call regarding a tan Honda Civic that was found in a soybean field on Marshfield Road. The reporting deputy located the vehicle and found the front passenger side window had been broken. The owner of the vehicle and the property the vehicle was on was contacted and he advised he had gotten the car stuck a couple days prior. It was found that several power tools and tool bags containing tools had been taken from the vehicle. If anyone has information regarding the identity and location of the suspect(s), contact the Athens County Sheriff’s Office’s non-emergency phone number at 740-593-6633.

” Deputies were advised of two vehicles that had been abandoned along Shady lane in The Plains. One vehicle came back out of Logan and the other did not have tags and the VIN didn’t come back through LEADS. Both were tagged and were towed later.

” Brett Humphrey was cited for disorderly conduct by intoxication on Wolfe Bennett Road in Nelsonville. Humphrey was detained at SEORJ jail until sober.

June 23

” The Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on Route 33 near The Plains. Criminal indicators were observed, and deputies obtained consent to search. Suspected methamphetamine and prescription narcotics were recovered. Charges are expected pending lab results.

” The Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on Route 33 near River Road. Deputies were advised of drug paraphernalia within the vehicle. Therefore, deputies conducted a search on the vehicle and recovered paraphernalia related to marijuana use. These items were seized.

” The Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle in The Plains. Deputies were aware that the driver of the vehicle had a suspended license. Upon contact with the driver, Floyd Mash, he also showed active warrants for his arrest from Ohio State Highway Patrol. Mash was then placed under arrest and transported to SEORJ without further incident.

” The Criminal interdiction Unit was patrolling the Nelsonville area and observed what they believe was a hand to hand drug transaction. Upon making contact with the female, she denied any transaction occurred. Consent to search her purse was gained. Drug paraphernalia was located along with a substance consistent with methamphetamine. These items were collected as evidence. Charges are expected pending lab results.

” Deputies responded to Pine Street in The Plains area in reference to a verbal dispute between a husband and wife who were both on separate lines with dispatch. Dispatchers advised deputies the subjects where each pulling on an infant in regard to who was given custody. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with both parties and made sure the infant was in good health. The husband provided paperwork that was filed a few weeks ago to where he was given temporary custody of the child by the magistrate. However, due to both subjects being on recorded phone lines and each refusing to give up the child and putting the infant’s life at risk, both parents received a summons for court for the charge of endangering children.

” Deputies responded to the Marathon Gas Station in Chauncey in reference to a counterfeit $20 that was used to purchase cigarettes. Employees advised they observed who the two female subjects were that used the money. This case is under investigation.