The following incident has been listed by Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous as a February, 2017 Crime of the Month. The Athens Police Department is requesting your information pertaining to a criminal act which occurred within the City.
On January 19, 2017 at 1:56 AM, members of the Athens Police Department responded to 20 Brown Ave. on what the caller had described as an explosion. Upon arrival on scene, it was determined the explosion was actually the discharging of a firearm. A resident had been shot while he was inside the residence. First aid was administered until Athens County Emergency Medical Services personnel arrived. The resident was transported to OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital and was later transferred.
The Nelsonville Police Department is requesting your information pertaining to criminal acts which occurred within the City.
On January 11, 2017 at approximately 8:10 PM, the Nelsonville Police Department responded to 65 Crihfield Dr. apartment B for an active burglary and the suspect was pointing a firearm at the resident. Prior to the officers arrival, the suspect, who is described as a white male in his mid-thirties, fled the scene in a red “sports car.”
On January 11, 2017 at approximately 11:30 PM, the Nelsonville Police Department responded to the Victorian Village apartment complex which is located at 325 S. Harper St. On this date, two white males were observed carrying a coin machine out of the laundry room at the complex. Once outside the building, the males dropped the coin machine which attracted the attention of people in the complex. The males quickly placed the coin machine in the trunk of a red vehicle and fled the area.
The Athens County Sheriff’s Office is requesting your information pertaining to criminal acts which occurred within the County.
On October 28, 2016 at approximately 10:10 AM, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Hocking Valley Bank in Coolville for a bank robbery that had just occurred. The suspect who had already fled the area on foot was described as a white male wearing blue jeans, a Carhartt jacket and a white-billed hat.
On November 12, 2016 at approximately 11:30 PM, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to 9 Roy Ave, The Plains for an aggravated burglary that had just occurred. The elderly resident advised the suspect had forcibly entered the residence and left a short time later with some of the resident’s personal belongings.
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 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. Postings can also be viewed on Facebook.
Remember! Crime Solvers Anonymous needs your information and not your name so that your information can be passed onto the proper authorities. Help us to help Athens County become a safer place.