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Police Blotter: Man found sitting in dumpster at Piggly Wiggly, woman reported for continuously calling her boyfriend’s father

Piggly Wiggly dumpster diver

Deputies from the sheriff’s office responded to Piggly Wiggly, a supermarket, in The Plains after receiving a report of a suspicious person. 

At the scene, deputies saw a man sitting in a dumpster behind the store collecting Valentine’s Day cards. 

Deputies asked the man to get out of the dumpster and no further action was taken.

Girlfriend gone (phone call) wild

Deputies from the sheriff’s office received a report regarding harassment via telecommunications. The caller said his adult son’s girlfriend was persistently calling his phone in an attempt to reach his son, her boyfriend.

Deputies made contact with the woman and warned her that repeated unwanted contact may result in further action, including the potential for a criminal charge. She said she understood. 

No further action was needed at the time of the incident.

Landlord, renter disagreement 

The Athens County Sheriff’s office sent a deputy to Alderman Road in Millfield in response to a landlord who needed assistance at a rental property.

The landlord said she was having issues with a tenant about the lease. The deputy told the landlord the issue was a civil dispute. 

Car sighting 

A male came into the sheriff’s office to file a report about an unauthorized use of his vehicle. 

A deputy spoke with the male who said he had not been home but saw his car being driven in uptown Athens. The male identified the driver and a report was taken. 

Broken down 

Deputies from the sheriff’s office located a suspicious vehicle on Canaanville Road in Athens. 

Upon further investigation, it was determined the vehicle was broken down and unoccupied. Deputies returned to patrol. 

‘It’s not real’ 

Deputies received a report regarding a counterfeit bill and subsequently responded to New Marshfield. The bill had allegedly been used at an earlier date. 

The involved parties worked the dispute out themselves, according to the sheriff’s office. 

False alarm 

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residential alarm that was going off in New Marshfield. Deputies found the residence was secure upon their arrival at the property. 

After-hours nap

The sheriff’s office deputies were patrolling when they noticed a vehicle parked at the Dow Lake Dam after hours. 

The sheriff’s office made contact with the owner of the vehicle who was napping. There was no criminal activity taking place, and deputies returned to patrol. 

Stolen vehicle found 

A stolen vehicle for which the sheriff’s office had received a call was found on Marion Johnson Road in Athens. The case is currently under review. 


Molly Wilson

News Editor

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