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Police Blotter: Mystery person calls for help, burglar turns out to be trapped bird

Bird burglar

A burglary in progress at The Plains Fire Department was reported to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office.

Upon arrival, officers determined it to be a bird flying around inside of the building.

Angry dogs

Nelsonville Police Department requested the Sheriff’s Office deputies to assist in an incident involving several vicious dogs running loose.

Officers responded along with an assistant Athens County Dog Warden.

Mystery caller

An unknown person called a business in Washington County and stated they needed help, deputies said. Deputies were requested for a well-being check on the individual.

The phone had last been registered to a resident in Dover Township and upon arrival, deputies found it to be abandoned. Washington County was advised of the information at the time. 

Gun ghost

A report of multiple gunshot sounds was made on Five Points Road in Athens, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

While patrolling the area, deputies spoke with residents but were unable to locate the source of the gunshot noises. No noises were heard during the patrol.

I’m worried about you, Dear!

Athens County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Baker Road in Athens on a report of an injured deer.

Upon arrival, deputies found the injuries to be superficial and the deer appeared to be in good health. No further action was needed.

Get a better hiding spot

A reference to a suspicious vehicle on West Bailey Road in Millfield was reported to Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Once officers were on the scene, they discovered that the vehicle was stolen from Nelsonville. Deputies contacted the owner and after the owner arrived, officers returned to patrol.

Know your limit

While patrolling the area of Grosvenor Street and Chestnut Street in Nelsonville, deputies noticed a male yelling and stumbling across the street.

After making contact with the male, deputies discovered the man was intoxicated and took him to a sober party at his residence.

Chump change

A reference to possible counterfeit currency was made to the Sheriff’s Office. The complainant believed she had received the money as change from a local business.

Deputies collected the currency and made a report.

Free tool hack

A resident of Chauncey reported their vehicle had been entered during the night and told deputies that several tools were taken from the vehicle.

The report is under investigation. 

Walk in the park

A report of a suspicious vehicle/person in Jacksonville Park was made to Sheriff’s Office deputies. The vehicle had been at the park for the past two days.

Deputies made contact with the individual and no criminal activity was identified, so they asked the man to move along.

Not allowed

A complaint of theft on Pancake Road was received by Athens County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Once officers arrived and made a report, they located and served the suspect with a trespassing complaint.


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