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

Police Blotter: Dog tears up neighbor’s garbage; mysterious cones placed on highway

One dog went to extremes to find himself a treat while his owner was gone.

The sheriff’s office responded Sunday to Campbell Road in Athens for an animal complaint. 

The caller said the neighbor’s dog had torn out trash along the roadway and was in other people’s yards, according to the report.

The dog was found on the porch of the owner’s resident. Deputies were unable to make contact with the owner.

Nosy neighbor

The Athens County Sheriff’s Department responded Monday to a report of a trespasser on Route 356 in New Marshfield. 

On the scene, deputies found that the trespasser was a neighbor trying to get their vehicle up a slick driveway, according to the report. The complainant was told about the situation, and no further issues were observed. The case was closed. 

What’s the holdup?

The sheriff’s office received a report Friday of several cones placed on State Route 278 South near Hocking County. 

The cones had not been placed by the Ohio Department of Transportation or any agency with permission to do so, according to the report. Deputies removed the cones from the middle of the road, and no further action was taken.

Parking problem

The sheriff’s office received a parking complaint Saturday on Carr Road in Nelsonville. 

The caller said a car was blocking access to emergency services. Once deputies arrived, they found that the car was parked on the side of the road due to snow, and it did not block emergency access. 

Who let the dogs out?

Deputies responded to an activated residential alarm Sunday on Fork Street in Butchel.

While on the way, the homeowner called back to cancel the response and said her dogs had set off the alarm. 

Those darn kids

The sheriff’s office responded to a 911 call Thursday from a deactivated phone.

Deputies located the callers, who were juveniles. They were “spoken to in depth” about calling 911 when there is no emergency, according to the report.  The juveniles were warned, and their parents said they would take care of the issue.

Failed thief

Deputies were dispatched Tuesday to Oxley Road in Athens for a report of individuals trespassing. 

On the scene, the woman said an individual was observed tampering with a vehicle on her property. Upon investigating the area, tools were located. The suspect appeared to be attempting to cut off a part of the vehicle, according to the report.

Deputies advised the complainant that the sheriff’s office would conduct extra patrols in the area. The tools that were left behind were then collected as evidence. 

Clown car

The sheriff’s office received a patrol request Friday on Baker Road in Waterloo Township.

The caller said as they were leaving for work, they saw a car full of people in their driveway who should not have been there. The car then drove off. The caller requested a patrol of the area to make sure the car did not return after the caller had left for work.

Deputies patrolled the area but made no contact with any persons or vehicles near the residence. No further action was needed at the time.


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