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Police Blotter: Man found sleeping in car; dog bites bystander

Dog gone wild

The Athens County Sheriff's Office received a report that a loose dog had bitten someone in Dover Township. 

The dog was secured in a residence when deputies arrived, and the caretaker was issued a citation. The victim of the dog bite declined medical treatment. 

Snowy roads 

Deputies from the sheriff’s office found a vehicle on US 33 that had struck the median. Due to the poor road conditions, the driver had lost control, and the car slid into the median. 

A towing company was contacted and removed the vehicle, and deputies returned to patrol. 

Not your property

The sheriff's office received a call regarding trespassing on Vore Ridge Road in Athens. The caller reported that two individuals continued to enter their property after being advised to leave. 

A report was taken, and the matter is under investigation. 

Throw it away

Deputies from the sheriff's office responded to a litter complaint on Poston-Salem Road in which the caller said he saw a man dump “junk” on the side of the road. 

Deputies patrolled the area for the reported vehicle, but they did not make contact. The deputies also did not see any trash along the side of the road. 

Tripped alarm

The sheriff's office responded to a home in Millfield for an alarm that had been activated. Deputies did not make contact with anyone at the residence, and the home appeared to be secure. 

There were no signs of forced entry, and no further action was taken. 

Just sleeping 

Deputies from the sheriff’s office noticed a vehicle parked at the Coolville boat ramp when they were on patrol. 

The deputies did not notice any criminal activity but found a man sleeping inside the vehicle. The man left the area, and deputies returned to patrol. 

Gunshots fired

The sheriff’s office received a report that around the Chauncey area, gunshots had been fired. 

Upon arrival, deputies patrolled the area and did not observe any loud sounds. No other reports of gunshots were taken during that time. 

Renter’s fight

Deputies from the sheriff’s office received a report of a landlord and tenant dispute and proceeded to respond to Old State Route 56. 

Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the involved parties, and both shared conflicting stories of what had occurred. The parties were separated, and the landlord was reminded of the eviction process through the courts. 


Molly Wilson

News Editor

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