The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following incidents:
THEFT: Amanda Whiteside of Washington CH, OH reported person(s) unknown removed her dog from her residence.
FOUND PROPERTY: Sheriff’s deputies responded to Loves truck stop on reports of found property. Deputies recovered the property and located the owner returning it to the owner.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Chelsea Johnson of Mt Sterling, OH reported a known male subject followed her to her residence and engaged in a verbal exchange using obscene language towards her.
PROTECTION ORDER SERVICE: Sheriff’s deputies located and served a protection order issued by the court. The respondent surrendered firearms to the deputies pursuant to guidelines set forth in the protection order.
CRIMINAL TRESPASS/THEFT: Ellen Miller, of Bloomingburg reported sometime overnight two unlocked vehicles parked outside her residence were entered and property was removed.
TELEPHONE HARASSMENT: A New Holland resident reported inadvertently sending an email to an known subject. That resulted in numerous calls and emails from the known subject and another acquaintance. The complainant requested that the other parties be contacted and directed to cease all contact.
TRAFFIC CRASH: Robert Freel, Harrison, Oh reported he was west bound on US 22 near Clemens Rd in his semi-tractor trailer, when he traveled of the right side of the roadway. The trailer subsequently overturned, dragging the tractor with it. The entire unit came to rest off the roadway. The vehicle was loaded and had to be unloaded by hand before being up-righted and removed. The vehicle sustained heavy damage. Mr. Freel was cited for failure to control.
HIT SKIP TRAFFIC CRASH: Deputies responded to a reported one vehicle rollover auto crash on Green Rd in Paint Twp. Upon arriving at the scene no occupants were located at the scene. Additionally, the owner of the vehicle has not been located. The vehicle sustained extensive damage and was towed from the scene.
MISSING PERSON: Rosa Johnston, of Jeffersonville reported her 80 year old husband, William Johnston departed their church near Octa, in the family vehicle and had not returned. Mr. Johnston reportedly suffers from dementia. The area was searched, teletype messages were sent state wide, and a Senior Alert was issued. Mr. Johnston was later located by law enforcement authorities in Newark, Ohio.
FOUND PROPERTY: Employees of Woodbury Outfitters reported finding a syringe in the parking lot of their business. The item was collected and disposed of.
BREAKING & ENTERING/THEFT/CRIMINAL DAMAGING: Employees of the Jeffersonville Swim Club reported overnight persons(s) unknown forced entry to the swim club and removed property.
DOMESTIC DISPUTE: Deputies responded to Bloomingburg on a reported verbal dispute between a male and female. Contact was made with both parties and neither claimed any threats or physical injury. NEIGHBOR DISPUTE: Sheriff’s deputies assisted a citizen with a complaint involving a neighbor’s camera. The neighbor was contacted and directed to reposition the camera.
BURGLARY/THEFT: Deputies responded to the David Duff residence and upon arrival the front door was found open. Once the homeowners arrived, they found property to be missing.
TELEPHONE HARASSMENT: A Washington CH resident reported receiving numerous unwanted telephone calls from a known male and requests the calls cease. Contact was made with the male subject in Dayton at the phone number provided by the complainant. The Dayton resident was advised of the complaint and directed to cease the calls. He also requested he not be contacted by the Washington CH resident. ENDANGERING CHILDREN: Deputies were contacted concerning possible child abuse. The guardian was contacted as well as a neighbor. No evidence of abuse could be substantiated at that time. The complainant was referred to Children’s Services if she wished to pursue the complaint further. RAPE: Deputies received a report of a sexual assault that occurred in Fayette County. The incident remains under investigation.
FORGERY: A Bloomingburg resident reported receiving a letter containing a handwritten contract for a personal loan from a known subject. The reportee stated she never signed any such document and that any signatures contained are forged.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS HARASSMENT: A report was made by a Bloomingburg resident on unwanted messages being received from a known subject. The caller requested that the other party be contacted and directed to cease contact, which was done. The other party also requested not to be contacted.
CRIMINAL DAMAGING: Michael Gray, of Houston TX, reported his rental vehicle was damaged while parked at the Hampton Inn. The vehicle is owned by Hertz Rental. MENACING: Tyler Althouse, of Jeffersonville reported he received a threating message from a known male subject. Mr. Althouse declined charges however requested that the suspect be contacted and instructed to cease contact with him.
CRIMINAL DAMAGING: Jennifer Cornell of Washington CH, OH reported subjects caused damage to the water lines on a mobile home located in Bloomingburg. Investigation is continuing.
DOMESTIC DISPUTE: Sheriff’s deputies responded to Main St, Good Hope on a domestic complaint. Contact was made with female who advised she was in a verbal argument with a known male subject. The female was uncooperative with deputies during the investigation. Deputies located no signs of physical assault on the victim.
TAKING IDENTITY OF ANOTHER: Janice Bell of Bloomingburg, Oh reported person(s) unknown used her identity to file a tax return.
PROTECTION ORDER SERVICE: Sheriff’s deputy responded to a Fayette County address to make pick up of several firearms after a protection order was served by Washington Municipal Court. Several firearms were taken pursuant to the order and placed in property for safekeeping.
TRAFFIC CRASH: Miranda Morgan of Bloomingburg, OH was traveling south on S.R 38 and lost control of her vehicle. Morgan traveled off the left side of the roadway into the ditch coming to rest in a corn field. Morgan was treated on scene by Fayette County EMS. Washington Fire & Sheriff’s Rescue units also responded to the scene. Morgan was cited for Failure to Control.
CRIMINAL TRESPASS: Heather Seitz of Bloomingburg, Oh reported a known subject came to her residence several times. The subject was contacted by law enforcement and advised not to return to the Seitz residence.