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

Police Blotter: Possible drugs found in case of soda; owner accused of stealing own boat

A customer found something in a case of soda that isn’t the prize inside most people look for.

The sheriff’s office responded to Lexington Avenue in Chauncey for a possible drug-related event Friday. 

The caller said they had purchases a case of soda at the store and found a suspicious-looking piece of plastic in the case. According to the report, the caller believed it to be suspicious or possibly drug-related, according to the report. Deputies met with the complainant to retrieve the item for further review. 

And the lights will flicker on and off...

The sheriff’s office was advised of a light going on and off at a church in Athens Township on Saturday night. 

Deputies checked the church and did not find any suspicious activity or people around, according to the report. Deputies returned to patrol.

Cut up car

The sheriff’s office responded to a call about a damaged truck Tuesday at Canaanville Road. 

The man said his truck didn’t feel right when driving, and he checked underneath to find the frame had been cut. Deputies checked the vehicle and found that it did seem it had been intentionally cut, according to the report. 

Hurry up, Mom

On Saturday, the sheriff’s office responded to a call about juveniles who were still at Movies 10 and did not have a ride home. 

Shortly after arriving, a relative showed up to take custody of the juveniles and drive them home, according to the report. No further action was taken, and deputies returned to patrol. 

Fear naut!

The sheriff’s office was requested to assist Hocking College Police Department on Monday in reference to possible active stealing of boats at Lake Snowden.

Upon arrival, it was determined that the boats belonged to the individual in question. They had left their boats in the water too late into the season. The case was handled by HCPD, and no further action was needed. 

Whose dog is it anyway?

The sheriff’s office received a call about an aggressive dog running loose Saturday. 

The man reported the dog had been in his trash and is very aggressive, according to the report. Upon arrival, deputies spoke to the owner of the dog, who said her dog had been missing for a few days. 

However, it could not have been her dog because she had just learned her dog has been at the dog shelter for a few days. No other dog was located in the area. 

Reduce, reuse, recycle

The sheriff’s office responded to a call Tuesday about an elderly woman driving in a concerning manner on Lee Street in Albany. 

Deputies responded and made contact with a family member of the woman. She stated she was looking for the recycling drop off but could not remember where it was. Eventually, she gave up and returned home. 

Little rugrats 

On Sunday, the sheriff’s office responded to Loudermilk Road in Glouster for a 911 hang up call. 

Upon arriving on the scene, it was found that small children were playing with the phone. There was no emergency. Deputies cleared the scene, and no further action was needed. The case was closed.

That’s my car

The sheriff’s office responded to a call about a stolen vehicle in Albany on Sunday. 

During the investigation, it was found that the man who took the vehicle had the legal right to do so. 


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