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Athens County Sheriff's Office Lt. Aaron Maynard works during 14Fest in 2016. (FILE)

Police Blotter: Milkweed plant mistaken for marijuana; suspicious man uses library Wi-Fi

Some people need to stay off the dairy weed.

The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in Athens Township for the alleged discovery of marijuana growing in the caller’s backyard on Tuesday. 

Deputies determined that it was actually a milkweed plant. The property owner was given permission to dispose of it as they saw fit. With no criminal issue present, deputies returned to patrol.

Buried bones 

On Aug. 29, the sheriff’s office was called to Plum Street for a report of possible hip and femur bones found beneath a crawl space in a house that was being remodeled. 

Deputies took pictures of the bones and sent them to the county coroner, who determined they were not human. The case was closed. 

Where’s the Wi-Fi?

On Saturday, deputies responded to a report of a suspicious persons in The Plains. 

According to the report, there was a man outside The Plains Public Library after hours. Deputies made contact with the man who said he was just using the Wi-Fi. With no criminal activity present, deputies returned to patrol.

Cleaning crew

The sheriff’s office responded to Buchtel for an activated commercial burglary alarm Sunday.

On the scene, deputies found a contracting crew was doing a scheduled power washing of the building. Documentation of the scheduled service was provided, and no further action was needed. 

Brush up with the law

The sheriff’s office responded to a call to Old State Route 56 in New Marshfield for an incident report.

A woman said a friend stayed with her and that he “dumped some brush” on the property. She made contact with her friend, who would not clean it up.

The woman was told to contact her landlord to see what action he would want to take. The case was closed. 

Bike problems

On Aug. 31, the sheriff’s office took a report of threats and harassments on Sycamore Street in Chauncey.

The woman said she was in her yard when a man and two women were going up her driveway. No trespassing signs were posted on the property in plain view. When she told the three people to leave, the man started to go back down the driveway, then he turned around and began yelling at her and calling her names, according to the report. 

Deputies patrolled the area and asked several pedestrians if they had seen the man, but they were unable to locate him. The case was closed.


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