Athens Sheriff

ATHENS, Ohio — Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports Oct. 29:

Oct. 28

* Units responded to Heiner’s Bakery regarding a report of a burglary that had occurred overnight. Upon arrival, deputies were able to view video footage of the suspects inside. The case is under investigation.

* Deputies took a report of a counterfeit $10 bill that had been used at the Guysville Marathon the prior evening. The bill had several motion picture prop markings on it and the face of Thomas Jefferson had been altered. The bill was collected and placed into evidence.

* Deputies responded to Mill Street in Chauncey for a third-party complainant of an active domestic incident. When deputies arrived, the female had already left. The male said they had a verbal dispute but he had damaged her car by punching it. The female returned to the scene soon after and advised she did not want charges filed.

* Deputies responded to Beal Road in reference to a well-being check of a subject called in by a friend who had not spoken to the subject in a year-and-a-half. Deputies attempted but had negative contact.

* Units responded to Hocking Valley Bank on Stimson Avenue to assist with a scam report. The complainant making the report was living within county jurisdiction and also reported it to the bank. Multiple checks were sent to an undisclosed location with the belief the victim was paying taxes on a prize from Publisher’s Clearing House. The case is under further investigation.

* Deputies took a report of theft of a package that records show was delivered to a home but never received. The case is under investigation.

* Deputies removed a large cinder block from U.S. 33 East near The Plains at Ohio 682.

* Deputies responded to Steinmeyer Road for a suspicious person report. Deputies made contact with a female who was found to be in possession of marijuana. The marijuana was seized for destruction.

* Deputies responded to Torch Road in Coolville for a report of theft. The complainant reported several items taken while family was staying with them for a short period of time. This case is under investigation.

* Deputies took a report via phone regarding the theft of a laptop computer. The case is under further investigation.


ATHENS, Ohio — The Athens County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports Oct. 30:

Oct. 29

* Deputies responded to Old U.S. 33 in reference to a report of vehicles entered during the night. Contact was made with the complainant advising both vehicles were locked and only a few items were noticed to be taken.

* A report of a John Deere mower found in the yard of a Congress Run Road residence in Glouster was received. Deputies met with the property owner who advised he was working in his yard and noticed the mower sitting off the side of his driveway. He stated it was not there when he mowed his yard the prior day. The mower was an older John Deere 216 model M00216T316550 with chains on the rear tires. The chains were worn from being driven on roadway.

* Deputies responded to Ohio 691 for a report of a possible assault. An investigation is pending.

* Units responded to O’Bleness Hospital for a report of an assault that had occurred in The Plains. Deputies took statements and photographs of the injuries sustained. This case is under investigation.

* Deputies responded to The Plains Valero for a report of drug paraphernalia found in their public bathroom. An employee reported finding a spoon with suspected drug residue on it inside the bathroom trash can. The identity of the man seen leaving the restroom was unknown, and he was no longer present when the employee called. The item was collected for destruction.

* Deputies responded to Carbondale Road for a breaking and entering report. The caller advised his son had dug under his garage door to make entry to retrieve items. The father declined criminal charges but requested deputies advise the son that future transgressions would result in criminal charges. Deputies made contact with the son, who stated he had verbal permission but would obtain written permission in the future.

* Deputies responded to Carbondale Road for a domestic dispute. The caller said deputies had already been to the property earlier in the day to deal with a dispute between him and his son, who lived next door. The caller reported after deputies left the scene, the son came over to his property and physically assaulted him and made multiple verbal threats of physical violence. A physical dispute then followed. Multiple witness statements were provided. Robert Kiser Jr., 27, of Nelsonville, was placed under arrest for domestic violence and transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail without incident.

* Deputies were dispatched to Campbell Road for an active dispute. Deputies arrived and spoke with the victim who wished to pursue charges for domestic violence. Deputies obtained a written statement and photographic evidence for the case. Deputies later located Kevin D. McDonald, 20, of The Plains at a nearby residence. McDonald was transported to the regional jail and charged with domestic violence and criminal damaging.

* Deputies responded to Chapman Road in Millfield for a burglary alarm. The residence was checked and found unsecured, but no issues were found.

* Deputies were dispatched to Spreading Oaks Village for a report of a female attempting to harm herself. Upon arrival, deputies and EMS determined she needed medical attention and transported her to O’Bleness Hospital for treatment.

* Deputies received a complaint of a protection order violation from a Dowler Ridge Road residence in New Marshfield. Deputies reviewed the files and found the protection order had not yet been served to the suspect. Deputies contacted the subject and served the appropriate paperwork.