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Police Blotter: Power line damaged by fallen tree, tags stolen off of trailer

Blinded by the light

Deputies responded to Athens Township after receiving report of a flash seen and a loud noise heard in a neighborhood.

Once deputies patrolled the area, it was determined that a large tree had fallen and snapped a power pole, causing the power line to break, which caused the transformer to arc and flash.

The location and outage had already been reported to AEP upon the deputies’ arrival and no further action was taken.

Remember to cut your tags

The sheriff’s office was contacted by a resident of Glouster, who reported that someone had stolen his trailer tags.

A deputy spoke with the complainant and a report was taken.

“Yoohoo, big summer blowout”

Sheriff’s office deputies responded to a suspicious person/vehicle complaint in York Township.

Deputies made contact and determined that the trailer being pulled had a tire blowout and the driver was trying to get the trailer safely off the roadway and parked. The driver was also trying to call friends in the area for assistance.

The driver told officers that he knew the property owners and would contact them the following morning to make them aware of the situation. He also said he would make the proper arrangements to have the trailer moved. No further action was taken.

Cutting ties

Athens’ County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a woman who complained that within the past few weeks someone had cut the catalytic converter off of her vehicle.

There are currently no leads in this case.

Mystery item

The sheriff’s office deputies responded to U.S. Route 50 near Harmony Road in Athens for a report of an object in the roadway.

Deputies patrolled the area, but the roadway was clear.


Athens’ deputies responded to Salem Road for a 911 hang-up call. Upon arrival, deputies spoke to all who were present, who stated everything was fine.

One party checked their phone and found it was an accidental pocket dial. No evidence of any criminal act or assistance was needed, and deputies resumed patrol.

Let the sun in

A call was made to the sheriff’s office to report broken windows on a large structure in The Plains.

Once deputies responded to the scene, they were unable to make contact with the owners of the property.


Deputies were requested to be present in The Plains for a staff meeting. Members of the staff were concerned about the potential of someone to be unruly during the meeting.

No incidents occurred during the meeting, and deputies resumed patrol.

Keep your eye out

A Stewart resident walked into the sheriff’s office to report the theft of their utility trailer.

Deputies took a report, and the case is under further investigation.


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