Sheriff Donnie Barrera reports for the week of Jan. 30 to Feb. 5 the Highland County Sheriff’s Office received 252 911 calls, answered 150 requests for service, dispatched 125 fire and EMS runs, took 32 offense reports and investigated one traffic crash.
On Feb. 1 at 5:20 p.m. an employee of a local business called the sheriff’s office to report the theft of a large propane tank from a residence on Heathermoore Trail. A deputy spoke to the complainant and an offense report was taken.
A citizen on Hill Road called the sheriff’s office at 11:52 a.m. on Feb. 2 to report receiving a threatening letter in the mail. A deputy obtained a written statement from the victim and began an investigation of the incident.
At 2:23 a.m. on Feb. 3 a resident of Golden Doubloon Lane called the sheriff’s office to report hearing suspicious noises outside her residence. A deputy was dispatched to investigate. The premises was checked and everything was found to be secure.
A deputy was dispatched to a residence on East Welcome Road at 12:23 a.m. on Feb. 5 to investigate a telephone harassment complaint. The suspect was contacted by law enforcement and advised to cease the harassing behavior. No charges were filed.
On Feb. 5 at 1:57 p.m. the sheriff’s office received several complaints from residents on Dawson Road about neighbors shooting in an unsafe manner. A deputy responded to the scene and spoke with the parties involved. No charges were filed with the understanding that a proper backdrop is to be used at all times.