For the Record: Meigs County Sheriff’s Office


Day shift reports from the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office

March 19

Investigate complaint — Deputies Snoke and Riley responded to a call of a deceased male located on Manuel Road. The male subject was pronounced deceased by EMS. This incident remains under investigation.

March 20

Investigate complaint — Sgt. Griffin responded to a residence on State Route 143 in reference to a verbal argument between two sisters. The victim requested that her sister be escorted off the property and not return. The suspect was advised not to return or she may face criminal charges.

Domestic complaint — Deputy Hupp took a report from a female subject stating that her ex-boyfriend was violating a protection order issued the Meigs County Common Pleas Court. Statements were taken and the case is being forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney for further review.

Investigate complaint — Deputy Perry responded to a residence in Racine for a report of a male trespassing. Deputy Perry arrived and arrested Robert Dillon Blankenship, age 21, of Racine, on an outstanding warrant.

March 22

Alarm — Sgt. Patterson responded to an alarm activation at a residence on Little Forest Run Road. Sgt. Patterson contacted the property owner and they checked the residence. Everything appeared to be okay at the residence. It is unknown what caused the alarm to activate.

Alarm — Sgt. Patterson responded to an alarm activation at a residence on Pageville Road. Sgt Patterson met the property owner at the residence and they discovered that a sensor had fallen and caused the activation. Everything else appeared to be okay.

Pursuit — Sgt. Patterson, Deputy King and Deputy Perry assisted Ohio State Patrol in looking for a subject that ran from them on Happy Hollow Road. OSP unit attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic offense and the vehicle refused to stop. The vehicle went out Happy Hollow Road and turned into a private driveway, where the male driver exited the vehicle and fled into the woods on foot. A possible ID was made but the subject has not been apprehended.

Transports — Deputies transported one prisoner to court and transported three prisoners to Butler County for incarceration.

March 23

Private property accident — Deputy Myers handled an accident report on private property. No injuries were reported.

Threats — Deputy Myers handled a complaint filed by a Racine woman, who reported being threatened by a Pomeroy man. Deputy Myers contacted both parties, and at the request of the woman, no charge will be filed. The man was told to stay away from woman and not to contact her in any way.

Warrant — Sgt. Patterson arrested Greg Taylor, age 27, from Pomeroy, on an outstanding warrant. Taylor had reported to his probation officer and was arrested on a new charge from Common Pleas Court. A small amount of marijuana was allegedly found in his possession. Charges pending.

Property damage — Deputy Snoke was dispatched to Maplewood Lake Road on a report that property had been damaged. Deputy Snoke talked with all parties involved and determined that the parties involved were a tenant/landlord and any damages would have to be taken care of through the appropriate civil process.

Disorderly conduct — Deputy Snoke and Deputy Barnhart responded to a residence in Racine at which a woman was reportedly beating on the door and making threats. Deputies determined that she used to date the male at the residence and she was there causing problems because he was now dating someone else. Deputy Snoke issued a citation for disorderly conduct to Denise Sava 58, and released her pending her court date.

EMS assist — Deputy Myers assisted EMS at a residence in the Kountry Mobile Home park. The male at the residence had a history of being combative. Deputy Myers reported the male caused no problems.

Sex offender — Sgt. Patterson registered one sex offender.

Court papers — Deputy Myers and Deputy Snoke each served one court paper.

March 24

Theft — Sgt. Patterson handled a complaint filed by Buckeye Rural Electric about electric being turned back on at a residence, on Darst Road, where they had shut the electric off. Investigation is ongoing and charges may be filed.

Property dispute — A property line dispute led to the arrest of two subjects on unrelated charges. Deputy Jones responded to a property line dispute between Rusty Starcher and Robert “Bobby” Rathburn. Starcher reported that Rathburn had cut down a tree that was on his property. Deputy Jones talked with both parties who agreed to get the property surveyed again to see who actually owned the tree. While Deputy Jones was at the scene he had dispatch check for warrants on everyone at the scene and it was discovered that Bobby Rathburn and his son, Ezra Rathburn, each had active warrant for their arrest. Deputy Jones took both subjects into custody and transported to Middleport Jail for incarceration.

Theft — Deputy King is investigating a report of a theft from Reed’s Store in Reedsville. The investigation is ongoing.

Sex offender — Sgt. Patterson registered one sex offender.

Court papers — Sgt. Patterson served one court paper.

Transports — Deputy Myers transported a female prisoner to Marysville prison.

March 25

Breaking and entering — Deputy Patterson is investigating the reported breaking and entering at the Hartwell Storage units on Laurel Woods Road. Anyone with any information about this crime is asked to call the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office at 740-992-3371.

Court papers — Deputy Perry served eight court papers and attempted four others.