Athens Sheriff

ATHENS — The following are incidents reported to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office on April 8:

* Deputies received a report of a possible intoxicated driver near Glouster. Deputies patrolled the area but did not locate the matching vehicle at that time.

* Deputies took a report of a stolen vehicle from the business Daybreak in the Coolville area. Vehicle was entered into leads and later located in the Nelsonville area. Two suspects were located inside the vehicle. One fled on foot and is still at large. A female was still inside the vehicle when Nelsonville units arrived on scene. Charges are being pursued by Nelsonville.

* Deputies assisted APA in the arrest of Justin A. Pennington on an outstanding warrant out of Athens Co. Pennington was found at his mother’s home in Lodi Township Pennington was transported to SEORJ by APA

* Deputies responded to Oakdale Road in reference to a house and barn being hit by gunfire from an unknown location. This case is still under investigation.

* Deputies transported a female to the hospital for a Blue Slip evaluation. The female was transported from the bike path after allegedly making threats to harm her self and her unborn child.

* McKee’s Scrap Yard contacted the Sheriff’s office advising that an individual was using the business’ name to scam people. The caller advised that they had been contacted by individuals from other states advising they purchased parts from McKee’s but had not received the parts. The caller advised that those transactions did not go through. The caller wanted this situation to be known and if any person wishes to do business with them, to contact them at their listed number.

* Deputies took a report of a theft of mail in Dover Township.

* Deputies took a private property crash report in The Plains.

* Deputies responded to the Glouster area on a report of a deceased female. The coroner was consulted and the death was found to be by natural causes. Deputies stood by until a funeral home could respond. No further action needed.

* A male contacted the Sheriff’s Office advising that he believed his brother had stolen tools from him. This matter is under investigation.

* Deputies responded to an automated alarm at a residence in Dover Township. The residence appeared secure at that time. The alarm was believed to be caused by the large storm passing through the area.

* Deputies responded to Carol Lane, in The Plains on an open 911 call that appeared to be a dispute. Deputies arrived on scene and found that an adult brother and sister were arguing. Parties were separated and deputies returned to patrol.

* Deputies responded to Broadwell Street, in Stewart on a female in active labor. On arrival, it was found the female was not in active labor and was having a mental breakdown. Female was transported to the hospital and blue slipped.

* Deputies received a report of stolen license plates from a deactivated cell phone. Before deputies were able to collect information regarding the stolen plates, the complainant’s phone got disconnected. This case is closed until deputies receive more information from the complainant.

* Deputies responded to South Plains Road, in The Plains for a third-party report of a suicide threat. The complainant stated that his girlfriend wanted to overdose. The complainant stated that he deleted the texts messages where his girlfriend texted him. Deputies attempted to make contact with the female via phone and checked an address and was unsuccessful in making contact. A BOLO was sent out for the female for a well-being check.

* Deputies responded to East First Street, in The Plains for a report of a reckless driver. Deputies patrolled the area, but were unsuccessful in locating the vehicle. The driver then called separately to make a complaint about the homeowner who originally called. Dispatch was requested to contact the driver back so that deputies could speak with them, but were unsuccessful. Additional patrol of the area resulted in no further contact with the vehicle. No further action taken at that time.


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