For the Record


Meigs County Sheriff’s Office

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Day Shift

Dec. 18

911 Hang Up — Sgt. Griffin responded to a 911 hang up call on Leading Creek Road. Upon arrival, it was determined to be a problem with the phone lines.

Investigate complaint — Sgt. Griffin responded to a call concerning a possible gravesite that was discovered by a deer hunter on Shade River State Forest property. After a thorough investigation, which included cadaver dogs from the Ohio Division of Forestry, it was determined that the site did not contain any human remains.

Dec. 19

Suspicious male — Deputy Hupp responded to the Go Mart in Tupper Plains in reference to a male that had been hanging around the store most of the night. Deputy Hupp advised the male that he needed to leave the store and he complied and left the store immediately.

Complaint — Sgt. Griffin responded to residence in Racine in reference to a child custody dispute. Upon arrival, Sgt. Griffin advised both parties to follow the court order that had been issued and to follow up with the courts the next day.

Dec. 20

Theft — Deputy Perry received information of a car break in at a residence located in Racine. The vehicle was entered by force and multiple items, along with cash were stolen. The incident remains under investigation.

Suspicious male — Deputies responded to the 124 Mart and questioned a male subject about an earlier incident. After a short conversation, the male became disorderly and was later found to have what appeared to be drug paraphernalia on his person. Charges were filed and the male was cited in to court at a later date.

DOA — Sgt. Griffin assisted Meigs EMS on an unresponsive male at a residence on Tanners Run Road. Assistant Coroner Susan Mansfield also responded and determined that the deceased male had died due to natural causes.

Dec. 21

Shoplifting — Sgt. Griffin responded to the 124 Mart in reference to a male shoplifting. Upon arrival, video surveillance allegedly showed a male taking items from the store without paying for them. The incident is under investigation.

Traffic detail — Deputy Hupp stopped a vehicle that had fictitious tags displayed and after running a license check on the operator, Timothy R. Hawthorne, it was found that his driving privileges had been suspended. Hawthorne also had active warrant from Pomeroy Police Dept. The vehicle was towed from the scene. Hawthorne was cited for the traffic violations and turned over to PPD.

Damage complaint — Deputy Perry took a report from about a 2016 Yamaha Viking utility vehicle being damaged while parked at the owner’s residence. The investigation found that the vehicle was accidentally damaged by a family member. No charges filed.

Well-being check — Deputy Snoke responded to residence after receiving information about unsanitary living conditions, and possible drug use, involving children. Deputy Snoke went to the residence and made contact with the occupants. Deputy Snoke reported the house was well maintained and no signs of drugs in the residence. Children Services was notified for follow up contact.

Alarm call — Sgt Griffin responded to Marina Drive on an alarm activation. The residence was checked and everything appeared secure. Unknown cause for the alarm.

Dec. 22

Shop with a Cop — All available officers from Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, Officers from ODNR, along with representatives from Children Services and Farmers Bank participated in the Shop with a Cop activities.

Alarm call — Deputy Snoke responded to Tanners Run Road on an alarm activation. The residence was checked and everything appeared secure. Unknown cause for the alarm.

Dec. 23

Well-being check — Sgt. Patterson and Deputy C. Patterson responded to a residence after receiving information about some Facebook posts a subject had recently posted, and the caller was concerned for the person’s safety. Contact was made at the residence and the subject responsible for the posts was transported to Meigs ER.

Well-being check — Deputy Hupp and Deputy Patterson responded to a residence after 911 received an odd call from a female asking if everyone was okay and then repeating everything the EMS dispatcher said. Contact was made with female, she had a new phone and didn’t realize she had made a call.

Sex offender — Sgt. Patterson registered one sex offender.

Dec. 24

Domestic complaint — Deputy Perry and Sgt. Patterson responded to a residence on Salem School Lot Road on a possible domestic violence situation. Deputies spoke with all parties involved and determined that it was just a verbal argument. The male subject was allowed to retrieve his belongings and leave the residence.

Well-being check — Children Services requested a unit to check a residence in Syracuse after they received a call reporting an elderly female staying at the residence in poor living conditions. Sgt. Patterson and Deputy Perry responded to the residence. After making contact with the female it was determined that there were several animals living in the residence and it was not being properly maintained. A time frame was given for the residence to be cleaned up and the information was passed along to Children Services/Adult Protective Services.

Sex offender — Sgt. Patterson registered one sex offender.

Traffic stops — Meigs County Sheriff’s Office was donated a box full of toys to be passed along to kids during the Christmas Holiday. Deputy Jones and Deputy Perry made 10 traffic stops and passed out 23 gifts during those stops.

Night Shift

Dec. 19

Theft from vehicle — Deputies responded to Rowe Road, Racine, in reference a vehicle being entered and several items taken. Information for report was taken.

Verbal dispute — Deputies responded to Bigley Ridge Road reference a verbal dispute. On the deputies arrival both parties stated they had settled their differences and information for report was taken.

Suspicious vehicle — Deputies responded June Street and Bridgeman Street, Syracuse, for a vehicle sitting under the street light in the middle of road. On the deputy’s arrival the driver had ran out of gas. Gas was obtained from a resident and the driver was able to proceed home.

Dec. 20

Assault — Deputies responded Whites Hill Road, Rutland, in reference to an assault. On the deputy’s arrival a male had fled the scene on foot after allegedly assaulting a female. Deputies attempted to locate the male but were unsuccessful. Report was taken and charges filed.

Dec. 22

Vehicle accident — Deputies responded to Titus Road in reference to a vehicle accident. All occupants suffered minor injuries and were transported via Meigs EMS to Holzer ER Pomeroy.

Juveniles — Four Juveniles were found walking in the roadway at 4 a.m. on Abbott Road. Two females were transported to a residence on Abbott Road. Two males were transported to a residence on Route 833.

Dec. 23

Domestic complaint — A man came into the Sheriff’s Office and reported an active domestic assault on Fourth Street in Syracuse. Deputy Leif Babb and Deputy Chris Jones were dispatched to the complaint. While en route to the scene dispatch advised that the suspect, Michael Hammon, left the scene in a gold car. Deputy Babb intercepted and stopped the vehicle with the suspect in Minersville. Deputy Jones continued on the scene and made contact with the victim, who advised that she had been assaulted by Michael Hammon and gave a written statement. Michael Hammon was arrested for the alleged domestic at the scene of the traffic stop and transported to jail.

Warrant arrest — While investigating a domestic complaint on Fourth Street in Syracuse, Deputy Chris Jones checked the ID of a subject at the scene. It was discovered the subject Mikel Milhoan Jr. had an OSP traffic warrant for his arrest in Athens County. Mikel Milhoan Jr. was taken into custody and transported to the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office where he was picked up by a State Trooper and transported to Athens County to post bond on the charge.

Dec. 24

Domestic complaint — 911 transferred an active domestic call to our office regarding a residence on Scout Camp Road, Chester, Ohio. Sgt. Donald Mohler and Deputy Chris Jones arrived on scene on made contact with the caller. The caller was in an extreme state of intoxication and after an investigation it was determined that it was not likely that a domestic had occurred. A squad arrived at the scene at the caller’s request and transported her to the Meigs ER to be medically cleared. No further action was taken by the deputies on this call.

Meigs County Sheriff’s Office

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