The following incident has been listed by Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous as the January 2019 Crime of the Month.
The Athens Police Department is requesting your information pertaining to crimes which occurred in the City.
On December 15, 2018, the Athens Police Department received a report of a theft from a vehicle that was parked at the Baymont Inn, which is located at 20 Home St. The owner of the vehicle reported between 4:00 AM to 4:15 AM, unknown person(s) entered his vehicle and stole a handgun. This type of report is one of many that have occurred in Athens over the past couple weeks. Residents are reminded to lock their vehicles, not to leave valuables inside them, and report any suspicious individuals in their neighborhoods as soon as possible. Articles stolen from other vehicles include change (coins), clothing, wallets, hunting equipment, percussion sticks and mallets, among other items. The board is offering a $1000 reward for information on these crimes.
Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous is offering a cash reward for information on the above crime if that information leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible. *Information on serious misdemeanors will be limited up 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. You may also visit our website at www.crimesolversofathens.org or 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.