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Police Blotter: Man found napping in car; dog discovered chasing chickens

‘I’m Just Napping’ 

Deputies from the Athens County Sheriff's Office received a call reporting a suspicious vehicle in The Plains. 

It was reported that there was a car in the parking lot of a shopping center running, but unoccupied. Deputies responded to the scene and made contact with the owner of the car who was laying across the seat sleeping. 

The car owner said he was taking a nap on his way through town and no further action was taken. 

Chicken…Chicken…Goose!

Deputies from the sheriff's office responded to a residence in Nelsonville after receiving a report regarding a dog chasing the caller’s chickens. 

According to the caller, there has been an ongoing issue of a neighboring dog entering their property and chasing their chickens. 

Deputies made contact with the dog owner and told her she needs to keep the dog on her property. The caller was told to contact the dog warden if the issue continues. 

Beware of Bikers 

The sheriff’s office received a complaint of a suspicious person on Elm Rock Road in Nelsonville. 

The person who filed the complaint said a male was riding a bike back and forth on the road. The complaint thought the person could be casing the area. 

Deputies patrolled in the area but did not make contact with the person described. 

‘I always feel like somebody's watching me’

Deputies received a patrol request for Brimstone Road in Coolville by a resident who wanted them to patrol the area for a vehicle driving past their house. 

Units observed the area, but did not discover any criminal activity. 

‘That’s my Property’ 

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a trespassing complaint in York Township between Feb. 11 and Feb.13. 

A male came onto the property of the complainant after being told not to be there. The complainant subsequently asked deputies to serve a no-trespassing order to the trespasser. 

The trespasser was transported to Hocking County by a deputy from the county as he had an active warrant out in the area. 

Helping Hand 

The sheriff’s office was requested by the Ohio State Highway Patrol to help detain an impaired driver located on Murphy Road in Coolville. 

The driver was uncooperative and refused to exit the vehicle. When deputies arrived on the scene, the driver had been detained. 

Hitch Hiking? 

The sheriff’s office was contacted by a resident of Steinmyer Road in New Marshfield who reported there was a female “jumping” in front of moving vehicles. 

A deputy responded to the area and contacted the female who said she needed a ride to Athens. She explained that she was not jumping in front of cars, but only attempted to stop a motorist to give her a ride. 

The woman returned to her home. 

‘Need a Ride?’

Deputies from the sheriff’s office were on patrol near The Plains and noticed a female walking on State Route 682. The woman said she was walking to her home. 

Due to the weather at the time, deputies gave the female a ride home. 

Social Media Threats 

The sheriff’s office received a report that threats were being made over social media. The person who filed the complaint did not have any “evidence” of the threats because they had been deleted. 

The sheriff’s office advised the person to email the deputy who responded to the complaint if they were able to produce any evidence later. 

On the Run

Sheriff's office deputies responded to a trespass complaint on State Route 56 in News Marshfield. 

The suspect fled the scene before deputies arrived, but crimes related to the incident are under investigation. 

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Molly Wilson

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