Hillsboro Police Department reports

The Hillsboro Police Department has released the following information:

June 16


At 1:31 p.m., the police department responded to a business in the 500 block of Harry Sauner Road in reference to a theft. It was found that Ethan Martin, 26, of Seaman, had tried exiting the store without paying for several items of merchandise. Martin was arrested on theft charges and transported to the Highland County Jail.

June 17


Charles King III, 22, of East Monroe, was arrested on a bench warrant.


At 11:08 a.m., the police department responded to the 100 block of West Josie Avenue for a report of a two-car crash. Upon arrival, Jack Garland, 84, of Hillsboro, was pulling his vehicle away from the curb and failed to see a vehicle driven by Kelley Turner, 47, of Lynchburg, who was traveling down West Josie Avenue, causing him to strike the right front fender of Turner’s vehicle. No injuries were reported at the scene.

At 5:06 p.m., the police department responded to the 1100 block of Northview Drive for a report of a two-car crash. Upon arrival, Donald Hanes was backing a vehicle from a parking space while Richard Wilson was traveling west through the parking lot. Wilson was unable to stop in time, causing Hanes’s vehicle to strike Wilson’s vehicle causing functional damage to both vehicles. No injuries were reported on the scene.


At 5:43 p.m., the police department responded to the 200 block of East Lilley Street in reference to an assault on a male juvenile. Upon officers’ arrival, the female subject in question, who was identified as Kacie Lowe, 18, of Peebles, had already left the premises. The male juvenile stated that he was arguing with Lowe over accusations that were made toward the juvenile’s mother when Lowe poked the juvenile in the chest. No charges were filed.

At 9:05 p.m., the police department received a call reference an unresponsive male in the yard in the 200 block of North East Street. Upon officers’ arrival, it was found that Benjamin A. Drew, 25, of Winchester, was highly intoxicated and when he woke up became combative with officers. Drew was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing official business and resisting arrest. He was transported to the Highland County Jail.


For the week of June 12-18, the Hillsboro Police Department received 371 calls (11 – 911)calls, took 13 offense reports, investigated 10 crashes, made 23 arrests (four being drug-related) and completed 108 security checks.