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Police Blotter: Woman says shadowy figure tried to kill her; child locked in car with dog

Control Your Dog

Deputies spoke with a complainant from McDougal Road, in Millfield, who filed a report stating his dog was attacked by his neighbor’s dog, according to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office. 

The case will be referred to the dog warden.


The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to State Route 56, in Athens, regarding a report of a woman screaming for help and knocking on a house’s door. 

Deputies spoke with the homeowner, who said the woman just appeared on their porch, shouting that someone was coming after her. Deputies spoke with the woman, who said she was running from a shadowy figure.

The woman believed the figure was going to kill her but was unable to identify what or who the figure was. She told deputies she had not used any drugs, and no evidence of drug possession was found. 

She was taken to O’Bleness Hospital for a mental and medical evaluation.

Deputies found no evidence of a dangerous shadowy figure.

Theft or Misunderstanding?

The Athens County Sheriff’s Office received a report of attempted theft from a Millfield resident. The caller said an unknown driver pulled over in front of her home, which is located on Jacksonville Road.

The driver then allegedly got out of his car and put the caller’s weed eater in his car. The caller said she approached him and he said he thought the weed eater had belonged to his friend. He returned the weed eater and left. 

The case is under further investigation.

Children And Dogs Need Supervision

Deputies responded to a call at Wayne National Forest Headquarters on US 33 regarding a child locked in a car, according to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office. 

The caller said the child had been accidentally locked in the car by the family dog, who was also locked in the car. When deputies arrived, they were able to unlock the vehicle.

Get Your Mail

Discarded mail was reported on State Route 682, in The Plains, according to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies collected the mail and turned it over to the Postmaster.

Relationship Woes

The Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a threatening complaint on Vore Ridge Road. When deputies arrived on the scene, they spoke with one of those involved, who told them her friend’s girlfriend had showed up at her home and began calling her rude names. 

She said the woman left prior to deputies’ arrival. She was advised to call back if the woman returned.


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