Sheriff Donnie Barrera reports for the week of July 17-23, the Highland County Sheriff’s Office received 275 911 calls, answered 145 requests for service, dispatched 123 fire and EMS runs, took 24 offense reports and investigated six traffic crashes.
On July 19 at 1:23 a.m., a Crosen Road resident called the sheriff’s office to report her son had taken a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier without permission and failed to return. A deputy was dispatched to take an offense report. Local law enforcement agencies were alerted to be on the lookout for the vehicle and suspect. Both were located several days later in West Virginia.
At 5:06 a.m. on July 19, a citizen on Sabina Road called the sheriff’s office to report seeing suspicious subjects with lights in the area of the cemetery off Highrock Road. A deputy patrolling the area encountered the same group of people out for an early morning walk. Everything checked okay.
On July 21 at 8:44 p.m., a deputy was dispatched to a business in the 12,000 block of U.S. Route 50 in reference to a gas drive off. Once video evidence of the incident is obtained, an investigation will ensue with criminal charges likely to follow.
A motorist called the sheriff’s office at 5:27 a.m. on July 23 to report an ATV parked in a ditch on Fishback Road near Barger Road. A deputy was dispatched to investigate. While patrolling the area, the deputy located a subject who indicated the ATV belonged to a family member. No offense report was taken.