Athens Sheriff

ATHENS — Athens County Sheriff’s Department released the following reports Nov. 22:

Nov. 20

* Deputies were dispatched to a report of an abandoned vehicle on Kochis Road in Glouster. Deputies located the vehicle and it was tagged for removal.

* Deputies responded to Carpenter Road in Albany for a well-being check. The complainant stated she has had no contact with her husband for a few days. Deputies’ were unsuccessful in making contact. Deputies did leave information to have the male contact the Sheriff’s Office.

* Deputies responded to Steinmeyer Road in New Marshfield for a burn complaint. The caller reported that his neighbor was burning leaves and the smoke was drifting into his yard. Deputies made contact with the neighbor, who explained she was done burning leaves and had just a small fire she was using to cook hot dogs with her daughter. Deputies reminded the woman that any burning must comply with 6 p.m.-6 a.m. burn bans and take place outside proper distances from nearby structures. She was referred to her local fire department for any additional questions.

* Deputies took a report of a misplaced watch in the Jacksonville area. The complainant stated that a Shinola/Filson Agronite watch with a black strap was missing. Contact the ACSO if this watch is found.

* Deputies responded to Baker Road for a report of an intoxicated male walking in the roadway. Deputies made contact with Robert Rhyan, 65, of Athens. Rhyan was arrested for public intoxication and transported to SEORJ without incident.

* Deputies responded to Sand Ridge Road in Millfield for a report of suspicious people pounding on the complainant’s door. Upon arrival, deputies were advised the subjects had already left the area. No attempts of forced entry had been made and no signs of tampering were present. The caller advised that she would call back if the subjects returned.

Nov. 21

* Deputies responded to a verbal dispute on Alderman Road. Upon arrival both parties advised the dispute was verbal in nature. Parties were advised to leave each other alone for the night.

* Deputies responded to Vore Ridge Road in reference to a landlord/tenant dispute. Deputies made contact with both parties and found there was no physical violence that had occurred. The tenant was advised the landlord did have rights to take trash from the property as part of the lease agreement.

* A Bean Road resident in The Plains reported a flag stolen. The caller stated the flag was in her yard a few feet from her residence when it was taken.

* Deputies responded to South Canaan Road in reference to a possible burglary. Once on scene it was determined the person at the residence works for a company called “NECO” out of West Virginia. This company is working with the Tuppers Plains Water District to replace water meters. The employee stated they have completed over half of the replacements but would be in the area several more days. There are approximately 10 employees in 10 different vehicles in the area doing the replacements. Most have the “NECO” decal somewhere on the vehicle, but it is possible they may not be visible from inside the residence.

* A Baker Road resident reported a package may have been stolen from her residence. The caller reported it to the retailer but needed a report filed prior to them resolving the issue. At this time there are no suspects.

* Deputies made a traffic stop on Canal Street in Nelsonville when observing a female subject that was known to have warrants for her arrest. Deputies confirmed she had active Athens and Hocking County warrants for aggravated trafficking of drugs. The female was placed under arrest for her active and transported to court. She also received traffic citations for expired registration and no operator’s license.

* Deputies took a walk-in report of money stolen from a bank account by attempting to cash fraudulent checks. The victim stated she contacted the bank and requested the official report for further use. This case is under investigation.

* Deputies responded to Ohio Avenue in The Plains for a domestic violence report. Deputies investigated the scene and determined this was a mutual situation perpetrated by both parties. One party left the scene to stay with a family member for the night. Neither party wished to pursue further charges.

* Deputies responded to Center Street in Trimble regarding a reported domestic disturbance. It was determined this was a verbal dispute, and there had been no physical violence. Parties voluntarily opted to separate for the evening.

* Deputies were called to North Plains Road for a domestic dispute. The caller advised that his cousin and girlfriend were in a dispute. The two parties left before deputies arrived. The complainant stated the female was throwing items from the porch. The complainant was advised to call back if they returned.


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