Most people don’t expect car problems while mowing their lawn.

The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Dead Road in Glouster on Tuesday regarding a lawnmower striking a neighbor's vehicle. 

The caller said after shutting off her lawn mower at the top of the driveway, it rolled back into the neighbor’s vehicle. She admitted to some of the damage being from the lawn mower, but not all of it. After making contact with the owner of the vehicle, they agreed that not all of the damage was from the mower. The parties agreed to resolve the issue themselves. 

Tripped up

The sheriff’s office was dispatched to Converse Street in Chauncey on Monday for an intrusion alarm. 

While speaking with the homeowner, he said that he knocked over a night stand, which hit the window sensor. He confirmed that everything was fine. Deputies returned to patrol.

Lost and found

The sheriff’s office was dispatched to Prokos Mini Storage in The Plains on Monday for a trespasser possibly squatting on the property. 

Deputies spoke with employees, who said they found the person in an empty unit. The trespasser fled prior to police arriving. They patrolled the area but did not locate the man. The employee was advised to call if the man was seen on the property again. 

The sheriff’s office was dispatched again to Prokos Mini Storage on Monday stating that the trespasser reported earlier had returned. 

Deputies were able to serve him with a trespass complaint and advised him not to return to the property. 

Give me my vape

The sheriff’s office received a report of theft via phone on Tuesday. 

The complainant said that her sister had stolen her vape pen. The complainant then said her sister returned the vape to her. No further action was taken. 

Mystery animal

The sheriff’s office was advised of a large animal observed inside the power substation lot on Strouds Run Road on April 4. 

According to the report, deputies investigating the call found a “very large black pelt” that had been freshly skinned from an animal, possibly a black bear. Photographs of the pelt were taken and sent to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for further investigation. 

Sharing is caring

The sheriff’s office received a report of a neighbor dispute on South Blackburn Road on April 4. 

The complainant said their neighbor was upset with them because they did not have any tobacco to share. The neighbor became irritated and threatened to damage vehicles at the residence. Deputies advised all parties to cease further communication. 

Hit and run

The sheriff’s office responded to a State Route 682 business for a private property accident that had taken place. 

The caller said that while he was inside the business, his car was struck in the parking lot. The other vehicle involved left the scene. The case is pending further investigation.