Sheriff Donnie Barrera reports for the week of Sept. 12-18, the Highland County Sheriff’s Office received 317 911 calls, answered 162 requests for service, dispatched 128 fire and EMS runs, took 31 offense reports and investigated one traffic crash.
On Sept. 12 at 4:35 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to a Lovers Lane residence to investigate damage to a vehicle. The owner called the sheriff’s office after discovering his windshield had been shot by a BB gun. An offense report was taken.
An alarm activation at a Lynchburg business was investigated by the sheriff’s office at 4:04 a.m. on Sept. 13. A deputy checked the building on North Main Street and everything was found to be secure.
Several calls were received from a Mad River Road residence on Sept. 13 reporting a domestic dispute. A deputy arrived at the residence at 6:17 p.m. and spoke with both parties and a witness. No charges were filed, but a female did leave the residence for the remainder of the evening.
The sheriff’s office received a call of a suspicious item wrapped up in a blanket in a ditch on Cynthiana Road at 11:44 a.m. on Sept. 16. A deputy responded to the area and found someone had discarded the carcass of a dead canine.
Deputies were dispatched to a Davidson Road residence at 2:21 p.m. on Sept. 16 after receiving several calls about a domestic disturbance and criminal damaging. An argument between a male and female resulted in the male damaging a vehicle with a sledgehammer. Terry Lee Johnson, 34, was arrested and charged with criminal damaging.