Highland County Sheriff’s Office reports


Sheriff Donnie Barrera reports for the week of Nov. 12-18, the Highland County Sheriff’s Office received 219 911 calls, answered 124 requests for service, dispatched 119 fire and EMS runs, took 23 offense reports and investigated four traffic crashes.

At 12:51 a.m. on Nov. 12, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a commercial alarm activation on SR 131. The business was checked. An unlocked door was found. Everything else appeared to be secure.

On Nov. 14 at 10:55 a.m. the sheriff’s office received a call from a citizen on Centerfield Road whose home had been burglarized. A deputy dispatched to the scene took an offense report and collected evidence.

A citizen on Mad River Road called the sheriff’s office at 2:42 p.m. on Nov. 18 to report receiving harassing phone calls. The caller spoke to a deputy, but decided not to pursue any charges at this time. The complainant was advised to call back should the harassment continue. No report was taken.

A deputy was dispatched to a Karnes Road residence at 7:22 p.m. on Nov. 18 to investigate a prowler complaint. The caller heard someone outside her residence and requested to have the premises checked. Everything was found to be secure. No evidence of a prowler was located.