Sheriff Donnie Barrera reports for the week of March 27 to April 2, the Highland County Sheriff’s Office received 301 911 calls, answered 184 requests for service, dispatched 161 fire and EMS runs, took 44 offense reports and investigated three traffic crashes.
At 3:10 p.m. on March 27 a citizen came to the sheriff’s office to report the theft of a horse trailer from Clay Township sometime in the past week. A deputy took an offense report.
At 12:15 a.m. on March 28 deputies were dispatched to investigate a hit-skip crash that occurred on SR 138 east of Hillsboro. The victim’s vehicle was struck from behind by a dark-colored car that fled the scene. No injuries were sustained in the incident. The suspect vehicle was not immediately located.
On March 30 at 5:19 p.m. a Barger Road resident called the sheriff’s office after returning home and discovering a burglary had occurred. A deputy responded to the scene where evidence was collected and an offense report was taken.
On April 1 at 1:50 a.m. the sheriff’s office received a call from a residence in the 2000 block of SR 131 reporting an assault. The suspect had already left in an unidentified vehicle. A deputy responded to the scene and interviewed the victim and any witnesses. An offense report was taken; however, the victim did not wish to file any charges.
At 11:34 p.m. on April 2 the sheriff’s office received a report of a gun shot in the area of Wizard of Oz Way and Robinhood Lane at Rocky Fork Lake. A deputy was dispatched to the patrol the area, but the source of the noise was not located.