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Police Blotter: “Creepy Joe” sign gets stolen; poaching season begins

Sign Stealing

The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call in Coolville about a political sign being stolen that read “Say no to creepy Joe.” The sign was red with blue stars and white lettering. 

Poaching Season 

The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a trespassing complaint at Fisher Road, involving possible poachers. The caller reported that they could see people in their field using red lights. The possible poachers got into their vehicles and left the area. Deputies patrolled the area but had no contact with any vehicle or suspicious hunting behavior. 

Bill Collector

The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call in The Plains of a suspicious woman knocking on the caller’s door and asking about her electric bill. The woman was described as being in her twenties with dirty blond hair wearing a pink sweatshirt. A unit patrolled the area but was unable to locate the woman. 

Stealing at Speedway

The Athens Police Department responded to a theft at Speedway on East State Street. A monster energy drink, two bottles of soda, seven packs of Marlboro cigarettes, a package of cookies and a six-pack of Newport cigarettes were stolen. APD obtained a surveillance video and a name from the employee. Charges are pending. 


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