Sheriff’s/police reports

Sheriff Donnie Barrera reports for the week of August 3-9, the Highland County Sheriff’s Office received 409 911 calls, answered 154 requests for service, dispatched 126 fire and EMS runs, took 27 offense reports, and investigated five traffic crashes.

On Aug. 8 at 8:42, a citizen came to the Highland County Justice Center to report he had items stolen from his camper while parked at a campground on SR 753 in Paint Township. A deputy was dispatched to meet the complainant on scene to investigate the theft and take an offense report, but the complainant failed to show up. No report was taken.

Deputies were dispatched to an Aberdeen Way residence at 8:39 p.m. on Aug. 8 after several broken 911 calls reported a possible domestic disturbance between a male and an intoxicated female. Callers also reported that several children might be present in the home. Deputies arrived on scene and spoke with all parties involved. It was determined that the argument was of a verbal nature and no assault had occurred. No charges were filed.

An alarm activation was received from a business in the 4000 block of U.S. Route at 12:55 a.m. on Aug. 9. Deputies responded and found a garage door unsecured. The rest of the buildings on the premises were checked and found to be secure.

The Hillsboro Police Department has released the following information:


Tyler R. Osterloh, 25, of Hillsboro, for disorderly conduct due to intoxication.

Leonia McAfee, 22, of Russellville, for failure to yield at a stop sign.

Dakota Beach, 19, of Sardinia, for theft.

Robert Anderson, 38, of Xenia, for domestic violence.

Anthony Williams, 61, of Hillsboro, for driving under suspension.

Melinda Sova, 36, of Hillsboro, for disorderly conduct.

Brandy Cobb, 34, of Hillsboro, for disorderly conduct.

Isaiah Curtis, 33, of Hillsboro, for disorderly conduct.

Dewayne Whitt, 50, of Hillsboro, for disorderly conduct.


On Sunday, Aug. 9 at 3:15 a.m., the police department responded to a motor vehicle crash. Jeffrey Dalton, 48, of Hillsboro, was southbound on North High Street when he struck two deer that were crossing the roadway. One deer swiped the side of his vehicle and the other was struck head on.

On Thursday, Aug. 6 at 1:26 p.m., the police department responded to a motor vehicle crash. Cynthia L. Dixon, of Hillsboro, was stopped on North High Street when Robert Lucas, of Hillsboro, failed to see the vehicle driven by Dixon stopped. Lucas slid on the wet pavement and struck the back of Dixon’s vehicle.


On Friday, Aug. 7 at 5:27 p.m., the police department received a call from a resident in the 300 block of Muntz Street stating that he had just returned home and found damage to his 2007 Honda that was caused by his neighbors that were fighting earlier in the evening. Upon officer arrival, a large dent was observed with a crease on the front passenger side door along with scratches on the passenger side of the vehicle. A report was taken.