The following incidents have been listed by Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous as December 2015 Crimes of the Month.
The Athens Police Department is requesting your information pertaining to a criminal act which occurred within the City of Athens.
The incident pertains to a robbery which occurred during the early morning hours of October 25th, 2015. The victim explained that he was walking on W. Union St and that was the last memory he could recall. When he awoke in front of the Smiling Skull, the victim was covered in blood and several of his personal belongings had been stolen. The victim required medical treatment as a result of the incident. (See pictures below)
The Nelsonville Police Department is requesting your information pertaining to two separate criminal acts which have occurred within the City of Nelsonville.
The first incident pertains to a theft which occurred on or about October 23rd, 2015. Tri-County Joint Vocational School, Carpentry Class is in the process of constructing a house at 756 Lake Hope Dr. When construction ended for the day, all of the power tools were secured in a tool trailer that was left on site. Over the weekend, the perpetrator(s) forcibly entered the box trailer and stole all of the power tools.
The last incident pertains to a burglary which occurred on November 18th, 2015 at approximately 3:00 AM. The residents of 16047 Elm Rock Rd. Apartment #3, advised they were awakened by a thinly-built male who had forcibly entered their residence. After the residents began to scream, the male fled the residence, stealing an undisclosed amount and type of prescription medication. The Ohio University Police Department is requesting your information pertaining to a series of criminal acts which have occurred on the Ohio University campus.
The Ohio University Police Department is currently investigating six incidents, thus far, which appear to be related. In three separate parking lots on S. Green Dr., individuals who have parked their vehicles in these lots have had the catalytic converters illegally removed from them. These incidents appear to have begun on November 19th, 2015 and the Ohio University Police Department continues to take additional reports of this activity.
Athens County Law Enforcement Agencies.
Several law enforcement agencies in the county are experiencing an increase in the number of reports related to parked vehicles being entered and miscellaneous items being stolen. The items range from coins, to purses, to expensive electronic equipment. Residents are reminded not to leave valuables in their vehicles and to properly secure them (vehicles) if left unattended. **The Crime Solvers Board will determine the proper reward amount for any information that leads to arrest and indictment of individuals involved in these acts.
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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