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Police Blotter: Juveniles shoot bow and arrow in unsafe manner; woman goes for a walk

You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!

On Dec. 26, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Third Street for a report of juveniles shooting bows and arrows in an unsafe manner.

Deputies contacted the juveniles and their parents. They were told to cease shooting in an unsafe area. “The bows and arrows were put up for the day,” according to the report.

Working hard or hardly working?

The sheriff’s office responded to McDonald’s in the The Plains for a report of a woman slumped over in a parked vehicle. 

Deputies made contact with the woman, who was doing work on the computer in her vehicle.

Stopping to smell the roses

On Dec. 24, the sheriff’s office responded to Mill School Road regarding a woman sitting along the roadway.

Deputies spoke to the woman who said she was fine and “just out for a walk and enjoying the cool air,” according to the report. The woman decline a ride back to her residence and said she could walk. 

With no crime being committed, deputies left the scene.

Bike blues

On Dec. 25, deputies responded to The Plains for a motorcycle riding up and down the street.

Deputies made contact with the owner, who was a juvenile and received the bike for Christmas. The juvenile was advised to keep the bike off the street until it was registered, according to the report. 

Mystery call

The sheriff’s office responded to Beal Road on Dec. 22 regarding a hung up 911 call. 

On the scene, deputies spoke with the homeowners. Police found that homeowners did not call and no one at the residence has the phone number that the call came from, according to the report.

Deputies cleared the scene. It is unknown where the call came from.

Mailbox madness

On Dec. 26, the sheriff’s office responded to South Plains Road for a report of a mailbox vandalism. The caller reported that several mailboxes had been ripped off the poles by a group of juveniles. 

Deputies found the mailboxes on the ground and were able to find the corresponding owners for the mailboxes. The owners reported that the mailboxes were not properly secured and that they commonly fall of the posts, according to the report.

They advised that there was no issue with this particular incident, and the case was closed.

Someone’s home

The sheriff’s office responded to State Route 356 on Dec. 30 for a report of a landlord and tenant issue. 

The woman said while she was asleep, she heard someone come inside her residence. She located her landlord inside her house. He advised the woman that he did not think anyone was there due to the tenants moving out the next day, according to the report. 

The woman advised that she did not want to pursue anything further.


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