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Police Blotter: Man gets car stuck on railroad; woman sent home from festival

Invisible Traffic Block

The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a parking complaint near Jacksonville. The caller said a car was parked blocking an alleyway on Sixth Street.

When deputies arrived, they did not see any vehicles blocking traffic. 

Mystery Shots

Deputies responded to Sand Rock Road, in Amesville, regarding sounds of an automatic firearm, according to the sheriff’s office. The caller said she heard the sounds near her house.

Deputies patrolled the area but did not hear the reported noises.

Big Bangs

The sheriff’s office responded to a report of several gunshots and explosions being heard in Dover Township. Deputies patrolled the area but heard no further noises.

Stay off the Tracks

Ohio State Patrol and the Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to Armitage Road, in Athens, regarding a man’s vehicle stuck on the railroad tracks. A tow truck was requested and the vehicle was removed from the tracks.

Go Sleep it Off

The sheriff’s office responded to the Old Settlers Reunion Festival in regards to an intoxicated woman. Workers said she was wandering around the stage area. 

When deputies arrived, they spoke with the woman, asking if she would leave the festival. The woman agreed, and no further action was needed.


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