Sheriff Donnie Barrera reports for the week of March 25-31, the Highland County Sheriff’s Office received 280 911 calls, answered 119 requests for service, dispatched 130 fire and EMS runs, took 31 offense reports and investigated two traffic crashes.
On March 25 at 9:19 p.m. a citizen on U.S. Route 50 called the sheriff’s office to report a suspicious vehicle in her driveway. A deputy was dispatched to check the area. The vehicle left prior to his arrival. Nothing unusual was located.
At 8:29 a.m. on March 26 a school resource officer at Lynchburg Middle School called the sheriff’s office to report an unknown male approached the building, tried to enter a locked door, then walked away toward SR 135. At 8:33 a.m., a school employee found his car had been stolen. Law enforcement officers from several agencies responded to the scene to begin an investigation. The vehicle was recovered several days later in the parking lot of a business just east of Hillsboro. Criminal charges are likely to follow once the investigation is complete.
A deputy was dispatched to a residence on Heathermoore Trail at 1:53 p.m. on March 27 after thesheriff’s office received a report from a utility company of a theft of electrical services. An offense report was taken. The incident remains under investigation.
At 3:26 p.m. on March 29 a Mowrystown resident called the sheriff’s office to report a domestic disturbance. A disagreement between a father and son turned physical and an assault occurred. A deputy responded to the scene and took an offense report. Domestic violence charges were filed on the son.