The following incidents have been listed by Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous as August 2015 Crimes of the Month.
The Athens Police Department is requesting your information pertaining to two separate criminal acts which occurred within the City of Athens.
The first incident occurred on May 4th, 2015 at approximately 5:30 AM. On this date, residents of 117 E. State St, the Theta Chi fraternity, were awakened by the sound of smoke detectors sounding and the residence being filled with smoke. All residents and guests were able to exit the residence without anyone suffering injury. After the blaze was extinguished, officers and Firefighters surveilled the scene and noticed signs which made it appear suspicious in nature. Vehicles parked in the parking area to the rear of the residence were also damaged near the time of the blaze.
The next incident occurred on June 20th, 2015 at approximately 2:00 AM. The victim was walking in the parking lot at the rear of 19 E. Carpenter St and shortly after traversing this lot, an unknown white male approached the victim from behind. While in the poorly lit area, the male attacker grabbed the victim and wrestled her to the ground. The attacker was then scared away by individuals approaching the area. The direction the attacker fled the scene is not known. The victim described her attacker as a white male in his early twenties, 5’8” to 5’9” tall, weighing approximately 160#, wearing dark clothing and a dark ball cap.
The Athens County Sheriff’s Office is requesting your information pertaining to a criminal act which occurred in Athens County.
This incident occurred on June 6th, 2015 at approximately 3:30 AM. Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to 2370 Blizzard Ln, the Family Dollar store in Albany, after receiving a call of an activated intrusion alarm. Upon arrival, Deputies found damage to the building and it was apparent it had been illegally entered. The safe, containing an undisclosed amount of money, was forcibly removed from the interior of the building and the suspect(s) left with it.
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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