Sheriff Donnie Barrera reports for the week of Dec. 7-13 the Highland County Sheriff’s Office received 368 911 calls, answered 174 requests for service, dispatched 136 fire and EMS runs, took 33 offense reports and investigated five traffic crashes.
At 5 p.m. on Dec. 8 a Madison Township property owner came to the sheriff’s office to report the theft of a motor scooter from North fifth Street. A deputy took an offense report.
On Dec. 9 at 12:15 a.m. a New Market resident called the sheriff’s office to report seeing a suspicious vehicle parked behind an area business with an unknown male walking around near the vehicle. A deputy was dispatched to the scene to investigate. Contact was made with the male, who turned out to be waiting for a ride after his vehicle broke down. The sheriff’s office urges any citizen witnessing any activity out of the ordinary to report it to local law enforcement.
At 2:45 p.m. on Dec. 9 a citizen came to the Highland County Justice Center to report a theft of tools and other items from her residence. The victim provided a statement to a deputy who immediately began an investigation and ultimately recovered the items in question. Charges have been filed on the suspect for theft.
A New Market Township resident called the sheriff’s office at 1:01 p.m. on Dec. 12 after discovering several items stolen from his shop. A deputy was dispatched to the scene where a report was taken.