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Police Blotter: Black walnut tree stolen; two people caught drinking beer in park

Correction appended.

Aw, nuts! On Saturday, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a stolen black walnut tree from a residence on Jordan Run Road. 

According to the report, the tree had been cut down and stolen from the property.

Drinking trouble

While on patrol, an Ohio University Police Department officer found an intoxicated student near Kurtz Street on Saturday at 1 a.m.

According to the report, the officer observed she was unsteady on her feet, was slurring her speech and smelled of alcohol. She was arrested for disorderly conduct by intoxication and taken to Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail pending her sobriety. 

Day in the park

The sheriff’s office responded to Albany Park for two individuals drinking alcohol last Wednesday. 

Deputies made contact with the individuals as they sat at a table and told them that they could not drink beer in the park, according to the report. 

Not safe money

On Saturday, the sheriff’s office received a call about a money safe and cash register found on Salem Road. 

According to the report, the items were determined to be part of an ongoing investigation by the Athens Police Department. 

Helping a neighbor

The sheriff’s office responded to a report of a suspicious man on Porter Lane on Thursday.

The man was going door to door asking for gas money. Deputies located the vehicle and found out the man was at a nearby residence, according to the report. He was advised to stop going door to door.

Lost and found

On Friday, the sheriff’s office took a report of a truck that was stolen on Oak Street. 

The next day, the sheriff’s office received a call from Ohio State Highway Patrol that the truck was located on US-33 in Hocking County, according to the report. The sheriff’s office contacted the owner of the vehicle to pick it up. 

Battery gone

The sheriff’s office responded to State Route 56 for a theft report of a battery Thursday. 

According to the report, machinery parked at the location had its battery missing and had the gas tank tampered with. The incident is under investigation and patrols in the area plan to be increased by the sheriff’s office. 

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Correction: A previous version of the headline incorrectly stated what was stolen. The headline has been updated to reflect the most accurate information.

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