Highland County Sheriff’s Office reports


Sheriff Donnie Barrera reports for the week of Aug. 21-27 the Highland County Sheriff’s Office received 270 911 calls, answered 130 requests for service, dispatched 138 fire and EMS runs, took 28 offense reports and investigated three traffic crashes.

On Aug. 23 at 7:50 p.m. a Mad River Road resident called the sheriff’s office to report a firearm had been stolen from his home. The victim believed the suspect was likely a person hired recently to do repair work at his home. A deputy took an offense report.

At 9:01 p.m. on Aug. 25 a deputy was dispatched to the 6000 block of Heathermoore Trail to investigate a loud music complaint. The source of the disturbance was located and the music was turned down. However, at 10:28 p.m. additional citizens called the sheriff’s office to report the loud music had resumed. Deputies returned to the scene and two males were placed under arrest. Jesse A. Edwards, 28, and Todd L. Moore, 28, were charged with one count each of disorderly conduct.

A citizen came to the Highland County Justice Center at 10:49 a.m. on Aug. 26 to report the theft of a firearm and fishing equipment from an address on Oak Ridge Road. A deputy spoke to the complainant and an offense report was taken. A suspect has been identified during the course of the investigation and criminal charges are likely to follow.

Deputies were dispatched to the 10000 block of U.S. Route 50 in the community of Boston at 9:50 p.m. on Aug. 27 after a motor vehicle crash sent a car careening off the roadway and crashing into a house. No injuries were reported. A female was arrested at the scene and transported to the Highland County Justice Center. Ashley L. Nelson, of Lynchburg, was charged with possession of drugs, and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Nelson was be arraigned in Hillsboro Municipal Court on Aug. 28.