Sheriff Donnie Barrera reports for the week of Feb. 5-11, the Highland County Sheriff’s Office received 218 911 calls, answered 120 requests for service, dispatched 132 fire and EMS runs, took 30 offense reports and investigated four traffic crashes.
A deputy was dispatched to the 6000 block of Springhill Drive at 6:11 p.m. on Feb. 6 to investigate a domestic dispute. The victim called the sheriff’s office to report being assaulted by her significant other following an argument. An offense report was taken and domestic violence charges have been filed on the suspect.
On Feb. 9 at 9:41 a.m. a citizen called the sheriff’s office to report seeing a suspicious vehicle with two male occupants around Milner and Monroe roads. A short time later, the caller located a five-gallon bucket containing items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Deputies were dispatched to the area to collect the evidence and neutralize the dangerous substances.
At 4:37 p.m. on Feb. 10 a resident of Camp Fire Cove called the Sheriff’s Office to report a burglary. The caller returned home to find his home had been entered and items were missing. A deputy responded to the scene and spoke to the homeowner. No charges were filed and no report was necessary.
The sheriff’s office received a call at 10:05 p.m. on Feb. 11 from a residence in the 8000 block of U.S. Route 50. The caller reported a domestic dispute and requested that law enforcement respond to assist. Deputies arrived on scene within minutes of the call and transported the male half to another location for the remainder of the night. No charges were filed and no report was necessary.