Sheriff Donnie Barrera reports that for the week of April 8-14, the Highland County Sheriff’s Office received 261 911 calls, answered 122 requests for service, dispatched 125 fire and EMS runs, took 38 offense reports and investigated one traffic crash.
On April 10 at 6:58 a.m. a resident of the 5000 block of SR 247 called the sheriff’s office to report a burglary. Sometime over night an unknown person broke a window to gain entry to the home. A deputy took an offense report and collected evidence. The incident remains under investigation.
Deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance complaint on Abernathy Road and 6:55 p.m. on April 11. The victim called the sheriff’s office after being assaulted by her spouse following a verbal dispute. An offense report was taken and domestic violence charges were filed.
At 7:38 p.m. on April 12 a theft was reported by a citizen on North Taylorsville Road. A deputy responded to the scene where several thousand dollars worth of tools had been taken from the victim’s garage. An offense report was taken. The incident remains under investigation.
On April 14 at 7:29 a.m. a citizen in the 5000 block of U.S. Route 50 called the sheriff’s office to report a female had just been dragged out of a motor vehicle by her husband and assaulted. The suspect left the scene westbound in a maroon Pontiac Grand Prix. Law enforcement and emergency medical services were dispatched to assist the victim. Domestic violence charges have been filed in connection with this incident.