Sheriff Donnie Barrera reports for the week of January 6-12, the Highland County Sheriff’s Office received 242 911 calls, answered 117 requests for service, dispatched 109 fire and EMS runs, took 26 offense reports and investigated two traffic crashes.
At 10:08 a.m. on Jan. 8 the sheriff’s office received a call from a citizen reporting a domestic dispute at a residence on Coss Road. Deputies responded to the scene and arrested David M. Lawhun, 36, on an outstanding warrant for one count of domestic violence.
On Jan. 10 at 11:15 a.m. a Brushcreek Township resident came to the Highland County Justice Center to report a theft. The complainant discovered several fraudulent transactions from his bank account totaling several thousand dollars. A deputy interviewed the victim and an offense report was taken. The incident remains under investigation.
A Rocky Fork Lake resident came to the Highland County Justice Center at 8:13 p.m. on Jan. 11 to report his home had been burglarized. A deputy took an offense report. The incident remains under investigation.
Deputies were dispatched to a commercial burglar alarm activation on North Shore Drive at 3:40 p.m. on Jan. 12. The premises were checked and found to be secure. Deputies spoke to an employee at the scene who indicated he had accidentally set off the alarm.