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Blotter: Inmate escaped; vehicle on fire

How did he escape?

Over the weekend, deputies responded for an escaped inmate from the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail. The inmate fled from officers while en route to the jail.

Deputies patrolled the area and found the inmate. He was returned to the jail without issue. 

Sorry, boss!

Deputies responded to the Athens County Job and Family Service building over the weekend for an activated alarm. 

A door to the building was unlocked, and an employee was inside. The employee did not properly turn off the alarm when they entered the building. 

Vehicle on fire

Over the weekend, deputies responded to Garden Hill Road for a vehicle that was on fire. 

A report and photographs were taken. The incident is still under investigation. 

Missing something?

Deputies stopped a man on Nixon Road over the weekend for driving a vehicle without license plates. 

The man told deputies he was test driving the vehicle after a repair and would not go back on the road. 

Deputies told the man the car would be towed if he was caught again. 

Long walk home

Over the weekend, deputies stopped a man who was riding a mini motorcycle on Salem Road. 

The man was told to stay off the road and to push the motorcycle the rest of the way home. 


Deputies took a report of a vehicle in Athens being entered on Monday.

Change and a briefcase were missing from the vehicle.

Lost and found

Deputies returned license plates Monday that were found on the side of the road near Canaanville. 

When deputies returned the plates, the owner said the plates were not stolen. 

Why just the cushions?

On Tuesday, deputies took a report of lawn chair cushions being stolen sometime during the night. 

The person later told deputies that all of the cushions were found along the woodline. 

Pocket dial

Deputies responded to Dailey Road in Albany on Tuesday for a 911 hang-up call. 

When deputies arrived, they talked to workers who were on the scene. A worker accidentally pocket dialed 911 while on a piece of equipment. 


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