Highland County Sheriff’s Office reports


Sheriff Donnie Barrera reports for the week of Feb. 20-26, the Highland County Sheriff’s Office received 247 911 calls, answered 149 requests for service, dispatched 156 fire and EMS runs, took 45 offense reports and investigated six traffic crashes.

On Feb. 20, a Shelton Road resident called the sheriff’s office to report the theft of two chainsaws. A deputy spoke with the complainant and an offense report was taken.

An employee of a business on West New Market Road called the sheriff’s office at 10:28 a.m. to report someone illegally dumping trash in their dumpster. A deputy responded to the scene and spoke to witnesses and took a report. The suspect was located a short time later and the situation was resolved with no charges being filed.

At 10:36 p.m. on Feb. 23 a Sorg Road resident called the sheriff’s office to report hearing gunshots in the area near his home. A deputy was dispatched to patrol the area, but the source of the shooting was not located.

A Rocky Fork Lake area business owner called the sheriff’s office at 9:21 p.m. on Feb. 25 to report property damage caused rocks thrown by a vehicle spinning its tires in the parking lot. A deputy responded to the scene to document the damage and speak to witnesses. An offense report was taken.