The following incidents have been listed by Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous as March 2015 Crimes of the Month.
The Athens Police Department is requesting your information pertaining to a couple criminal acts which occurred within the City of Athens.
Based on the criminal act, date and time, along with the description of the suspects, these two separate incidents appear to be related. They occurred during Sibs Weekend.
The first incident occurred on February 7th, 2015 at approximately 11:45 PM. The victim was walking on Stewart St. and noticed a group of four black males who appeared to be physically harassing a male and a female. The victim interjected and was subsequently assaulted by the black males. As a result of the assault, the victim sustained substantial injuries to his face which required surgery to properly treat.
The second incident occurred on February 8th, 2015 at approximately 2:00 AM, two hours after the first incident. During this incident, the victim was walking on College St at E. Washington St when words were exchanged with occupants of a red sedan. The vehicle pulled over and four black males exited it. Once outside the vehicle, the four black males assaulted the victim. Again, the victim sustained substantial injuries to his face which required surgery to properly treat.
The Nelsonville Police Department is requesting your information pertaining to a criminal act which occurred within the City of Nelsonville.
The incident occurred between December 13th and December 15th, 2014. During this time frame, unknown person(s) forcibly entered the business, Runyon Lumber, located at 555 Burr Oak Blvd. The person(s) stole a 2011 GMC utility truck from the business which had a large amount of tools, tires, and lubricants inside it. The utility truck was recovered in Nelsonville a couple days later but all of the contents had been removed.
The Athens and Ohio University Police Departments are requesting your information pertaining to several similar criminal acts which have occurred within the City of Athens and the Ohio University Campus.
Between the following dates, January 13th to January 26th, there have been three similar criminal acts involving a male subject following, and on occasion, inappropriately touching, the female victim. The first incident occurred on S. Green Dr, the second on E. Union St (Jeff Hill), and the last reported incident on Byard St. Each description provided has the male subject as Caucasian, average to athletic build, college-age, but the height has ranged from 5’08 to 6’00. Residents are asked to be vigilant and report any suspicious acting individuals to police.
Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous is offering a $2,000.00 cash reward for information on the above crimes if that information leads to the arrest and/or indictment of the person or persons responsible. *Information on serious misdemeanors will be limited to a $1000.00 cash reward. **Any information that leads to the arrest of an individual responsible for graffiti, the board can authorize up to a $500.00 cash reward. If you have information on these crimes, please call (740) 594 – 3331.
Other cash rewards are available for your information regarding other crimes that have been committed in Athens County and if you have knowledge of other crimes, you are asked to call (740) 594 – 3331. Also visit our website at www.crimesolversofathens.org for information on previous crimes of the month.
Remember! Crime Solvers Anonymous needs your information and not your name so that your information can be passed onto the proper authorities.
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