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Police Blotter: Property stolen from Wray House, possible sighting of man walking with chainsaw

Menace to society

Ohio University Police Department officers were called to The Convo on suspicious activity, including menacing.

According to the OUPD report, the activity occurred on social media. 

False alarm 

The Athens County Sheriff’s Office reported that a man was seen walking on Lang Road in Nelsonville with a gun. 

Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the male and found the gun to be fake. No further action was necessary.

Stolen property 

OUPD reported that property was stolen from a dorm room in Wray House. 

OUPD took a report on criminal trespass and theft without consent. 

Chainsaw man

Deputies from the sheriff’s office received a report of a suspicious person, possibly carrying a chainsaw in Chauncey. 

Upon arrival, no one fitting the description was observed and deputies saw no signs of suspicious or criminal activity.

Act normal

An underage person was consuming alcohol at Ryors Hall, according to OUPD.

Officers issued the individual a summons for underage consumption by intoxication. 

Woman screaming

The sheriff’s office received a complaint in reference to a woman screaming that a train would hit her in Trimble. 

Deputies were unable to locate the woman while patrolling the area.

Poor pet

Deputies from the sheriff’s office reported to Shady Lane in The Plains in response to an animal abandonment complaint. 

Deputies took a report, and the investigation is pending.

Find my iPhone

A man reported to the sheriff’s office that his phone was stolen. He told officers that after he left his phone at a friend’s house, it went missing. 

Deputies made a report and advised the male of the next steps to take with the phone provider. 

Just a scratch

A private property vehicle accident was reported on Columbus Road in Athens, according to Athens County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

The caller said someone had hit her parked vehicle. A report was taken.

Adults acting like children

A report of criminal damage was taken at Brown Hall, according to OUPD.

The report included damage done to multiple exit signs and a table. 


Athens County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Barnes Road in Millfield regarding squatters occupying an abandoned building.

Deputies are looking for the suspects, as they had fled before deputies arrived. 

‘Come quick’

OUPD reported that Jefferson Hall requested an ambulance.

An individual was transported by the ambulance to O’Bleness Memorial Hospital for medical treatment due to an illness.

Beep beep

A traffic crash occurred at OU’s parking lot 90, the lot by Morton Hall and Stewart Street, according to OUPD.

A report was taken for a non-injury accident.

New car!

The Athens County Sheriff’s Office reported a theft of a motor vehicle occurred on Pancake Road in Nelsonville. 

The vehicle was entered into the law enforcement database and a report was filed.

Dog’s gonna bark

Athens County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived in Trimble Township regarding a barking dog complaint.

Deputies located the dog, made contact with the owner and advised them of the issue. The owner told officers that she observed a prowler earlier in the evening, which is why the dog was barking. 

Officers patrolled the area for the possible prowler and asked the owner to try to keep the dog quiet. No further action was taken. 


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