Sheriff Donnie Barrera reports for the week of Dec. 4-10, the Highland County Sheriff’s Office received 242 911 calls, answered 129 requests for service, dispatched 136 fire and EMS runs, took 25 offense reports and investigated four traffic crashes.
On Dec. 4 at 1:06 a.m. the sheriff’s office received a report of an attempted burglary in progress at residence on East Main Street in Sinking Spring. Deputies dispatched to investigate interviewed those present at the home including the alleged suspects. The complaint was determined to be unfounded and no report was taken.
A Pigeon Roost Road resident came to the Highland County Justice Center at 3:45 p.m. on Dec. 5 to report a theft. The victim discovered her credit card had recently been used without her permission. A deputy met with the victim and an offense report was taken.
Several Rocky Fork Lake area residents called the sheriff’s office on Dec. 5 to report the theft of Christmas decorations from their yards. In one instance, the thieves cut electrical cords before making off with an outdoor projector. Citizens are urged to keep an eye out for any suspicious person or persons in their neighborhoods.
A deputy was dispatched to the 1000 block of SR73 at 6:11 p.m. on Dec. 8 to investigate a burglary. The homeowner returned home to find a door kicked in. An offense report was taken and witnesses were interviewed. Suspects are currently being sought for questioning.