Sheriff Donnie Barrera reports for the week of July 2-8, the Highland County Sheriff’s Office received 306 911 calls, answered 155 requests for service, dispatched 108 fire and EMS runs, took 23 offense reports and investigated no traffic crashes.
On July 2 at 5:58 a.m. the sheriff’s office received a call from a motorist on North Shore Drive reporting three kayaks lying in the roadway near Robin Hood Lane. A deputy responded to the scene to recover the vessels and initiate an investigation. It was discovered the kayaks had been stolen from Rocky Fork Lake State Park and they were turned over to ODNR officers.
A Panhandle Road resident called the sheriff’s office at 7:25 p.m. on July 3 to report the theft of a FedEx package from his property. Tracking information showed the package was delivered at 3:19 p.m., but when he returned home the package was gone. A deputy was dispatched to investigate. In the meantime the package was located after being delivered to the wrong address. No report was taken.
A deputy was dispatched to the 3000 block of West New Market Road on July 6 at 1 p.m. after the sheriff’s office received a residential alarm activation. The premises were checked and everything found to be secure.
At 11:47 a.m. on July 8 the sheriff’s office received a call from a citizen whose lawnmower was stolen from her residence in the 9000 block of SR 73. The caller decided she would come to the Highland County Justice Center for a report.