Sheriff Donnie Barrera reports for the week of July 10-16, the Highland County Sheriff’s Office received 294 911 calls, answered 159 requests for service, dispatched 139 fire and EMS runs, took 26 offense reports and investigated seven traffic crashes.
On July 10, a deputy was dispatched to a Reno Lane residence at 12:50 a.m. following a reported breaking and entering and theft. The scene was photographed and evidence was collected.
A Pea Ridge Road resident called the sheriff’s office at 9:08 a.m. on July 11 to report a theft and the fraudulent use of a credit card. A deputy responded to the scene and an offense report was taken.
On July 15 at approximately 11:30 p.m. the sheriff’s office received several calls from citizens on Wright and Hightop roads reporting a grey or silver colored Chevrolet truck smashing mailboxes. Deputies patrolled the area and discovered more damaged mailboxes on Fallcreek Road as well. A witness provided law enforcement with additional information about the suspect vehicle.
The sheriff’s office received several calls on July 16 reporting a large herd of cattle in the roadway in the 9000 block of U.S. Route 62. Deputies were dispatched to the scene and remained there for several hours to contain the animals while the owner was located. Several local business and property owners assisted in assuring the animals were safely corralled.