Sheriff Donnie Barrera reports that for the week of June 29 to July 5, the Highland County Sheriff’s Office received 455 911 calls, answered 182 requests for service, dispatched 115 fire and EMS runs, took 44 offense reports, and investigated four traffic crashes.
At 5:36 a.m. on June 30 a deputy was dispatched to the 5000 block of Panhandle Road to investigate a theft. The complainant was leaving for work when she discovered a laptop computer, scanner, credit cards and several other items had been stolen from her vehicle. Three other Panhandle Road residents also called the sheriff’s office that morning when they, too, discovered items missing from their vehitles. Some of cars were also damaged during the thefts. Anyone with information about these crimes is encouraged to call the sheriff’s office tippline at 937-840-6243.
A West New Market Road resident call the sheriff’s office at 5:14 p.m. July 1 after returning home to find her house had been burglarized and a television had been stolen. A deputy responded to the scene and took a report.
On July 4 at 9:34 p.m. a Sinking Spring resident call the sheriff’s office to report a male outside her residence in red truck trying to start trouble. A deputy responding to that location and encountered the suspect vehicle on Sinking Spring Road, where a traffic stop was attempted. The suspect vehicle fled from the .area at a high rate of speed, but was located after a short pursuit at a residence on Butler Road. Three suspects from the vehicle fled on foot into a wooded area where they were apprehended by deputies. Adam E. Brunck and Charles Warner Jr., both of Hillsboro, were transported to the Highland County Justice Center under a myriad of charges. A third suspect, a female, was also transported, but not immediately charged with any crime. Additional charges may be filed at a later date.
The Hillsboro Police Department has released the following information:
Vicki Collins of Sardinia advised that she had parked her car in the 300 West Main Street around 4:30 p.m. and when she returned to her car around 9:30 p.m. she noticed her purse had been taken from the vehicle.
Joshua Burris, 30, of Reynoldsburg, was cited for OVI.
At 12:08 a.m., the police department dispatcher received a call that there was possibly an impaired driver at Speedway on West Main Street. Upon arrival of the officer, the suspect car was located and the driver was identified as Jessica Jennings, 25, of Hillsboro. Through the course of the investigation a small bag of marijuana was found in the vehicle that Jennings was in control of. She was cited for possession of marijuana.
Calvin Blesins, 25, of Hillsboro, was cited for driving under suspension.