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Police Blotter: Small children dial 911; car rolls over hill

False Alarm

Deputies responded to an open-line 911 call in the Athens area, according to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office. When they arrived, deputies discovered the call was made by small children playing with an old cell phone.

No other actions were taken.

Rattled Windows

The Athens County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a resident of North Plain Road, in The Plains, saying people were banging on the windows of his home. After speaking with the caller, deputies agreed to patrol the area.

During the patrol, deputies did not find any suspicious activity.

Suspicious Person

A woman in The Plains called and requested a deputy to her home due to a suspicious person wandering around, according to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with the woman and her neighbors regarding the reported person. They told him a neighbor from across the street was behaving erratically and trespassing on their property. 

After the deputy patrolled the area, he located the reported man and advised him to stay off his neighbors’ property. The man said he understood and would stay in his own home for the evening.


Deputies arrested Zachery Mayes in New Marshfield between Jan. 7 and Jan. 9 for an outstanding warrant issued by the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office, according to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office. The warrant was in regards to a felonious assault charge from November 2021.

Mayes was taken to Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail without incident.


The Athens County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that Mac Carsey, a man who is on the Athens County Most Wanted List, was located in Chauncey. Deputies patrolled the area but were unable to locate Carsey.

Attempts to locate him will continue.

Runaway Car

The Athens County Sheriff’s Office dispatched deputies to Salem Road, in Athens, regarding a report of a stolen car. When deputies arrived the car was found to have rolled over a hill on the property.

Once the vehicle was located, no further assistance was needed, and deputies returned to patrol.


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