Sheriff Donnie Barrera reports for the week of Jan. 9-15, the Highland County Sheriff’s Office received 241 911 calls, answered 167 requests for service, dispatched 149 fire and EMS runs, took 40 offense reports and investigated four traffic crashes.
A deputy was dispatched to a Candy Cane Lane residence at 2:25 p.m. on Jan. 11 to investigate a domestic disturbance complaint. A party involved in the altercation called the sheriff’s office when the argument escalated to the point that physical violence was eminent. After arriving on scene, the deputy mediated the situation to a peaceful solution and no charges were filed.
On Jan. 13 at 7:57 p.m. a citizen on Lois Lane called the sheriff’s office to report a prowler outside her residence. A deputy checked the premises and the surrounding neighborhood, but nothing out of the ordinary was located. The complainant was advised to call 911 should she encounter any further suspicious activity.
A Roundhead Road resident came to the sheriff’s office at 5:12 p.m. on Jan. 14 to file an identity theft report. The victim was alerted by a third party that someone was fraudulently using her Social Security Number. An offense report was taken and the incident remains under investigation.
Deputies were dispatched to a Sharpsville Road residence at 12:27 a.m. on Jan. 15 following a 911 call reporting an active fight between several subjects. When officers arrived one suspect fled the scene but was apprehended after a short foot pursuit. That suspect, Michael Goad of Lynchburg, was arrested on one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct and transported to the Highland County Justice Center.