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Cow loose on roadway, stolen car found

Loose change

A theft was reported on May Avenue in Chauncey, according to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office. 

The caller said change and keys were taken from their vehicles and their garage. A statement and report were taken. 

Short a dollar?

Sheriff’s deputies received a shoplifting complaint from a Dollar General in The Plains. 

After speaking with the store manager, two individuals were identified and served with trespassing complaints. 


Sheriff’s deputies reported to New Marshfield on a juvenile complaint. They were advised that a juvenile had allegedly taken a bicycle away from another minor.

The bicycle was returned to the owner and all parties were advised to stay away from one another. 

Moooove out of the way!

Sheriff’s deputies responded to Lemaster Road in Athens on a report of a loose cow next to the road.

When officers arrived, several people were already trying to corral the cow because it was repeatedly running into the road. Deputies stopped traffic and helped to control the cow. 

Officers then returned to patrol. 

Lone ATV

Athens County Sheriff’s Office received a report of located property in Ames Township. The caller told deputies he found an abandoned ATV in the woods near his residence.

Officers attempted to locate the owner but were unsuccessful. The ATV was towed and taken as evidence.

Smelly situation

A dumpster fire complaint at a condemned residence on Elliotsville Road, Athens, was reported to the Sheriff’s Office.

Upon arrival, officers found a burning pile of rubbish on the ground. Richland Fire Department responded and put out the fire.

Pshheeewwwww (explosion noise)

Deputies responded to Sand Ridge Road in Guysville for a report of explosion sounds. 

Deputies patrolled the area, but did not see or hear any sign of explosions.

It’s Slenderman

Deputies responded to State Route 144 near Four Mile Creek Road in Coolville after receiving a call from a man claiming he was being chased through the woods by unknown individuals. 

The man refused to provide any details about the situation or himself and hung up. Deputies patrolled the area and dispatch made multiple attempts to get the man back on the phone for more information.

The man’s phone went directly to voicemail and deputies were unable to locate the male.

Apologies go a long way

A disorderly male on Stonybrook Drive in Athens was reported to sheriff’s deputies.

Upon the deputies’ arrival, the man explained why he was angry and then apologized. As of Thursday, there were no criminal charges. 

Poor parking

A parking complaint on Spring Street in Chauncey was reported to the Sheriff’s Office.

Once on scene, deputies determined that the vehicle had been reported as stolen by the Athens Police Department. APD was summoned and processed the vehicle. 

Anyone missing a phone?

A cell phone was found on Millfield Road in Millfield and was reported to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office.

Upon arrival, officers collected the phone and placed it in evidence for safekeeping. 

Stay in your lane

A complaint of individuals hunting geese inside the limits of the Village of Albany on State Route 681, near Louise Avenue was reported to Sheriff’s Office deputies. 

After arriving at the village, officers found that the hunters had left the area. The case was forwarded to the Albany Police Department for further review because it was within their jurisdiction.


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