For the Record


Meigs County Sheriff’s Office

Day Shift

May 31

Stolen vehicle — Deputies responded to a residence in Racine in reference to a stolen car. A report was taken the incident remains under investigation.

Investigate complaint — Deputy Riley assisted the Adult Parole Authority on a house check at a residence on State Route 7 near Hobson. After a brief investigation, a male subject was cited in to Meigs County Court for charge of minor misdemeanor cultivation of marijuana.

Miscellaneous — Deputies answered multiple calls for alarm drops. Deputies also served numerous papers for both County and Common Pleas courts. Transport of inmates to and from court for the week totaled over 1,000 miles.

June 1

Theft — Sgt. Patterson is investigating a theft that took place at Wisteria. A Canadian resident reported that on May 20 he was at Wisteria and someone took the top half to his Rock N Sock drum valued at $250. If anyone has information about this theft call 740-992-3371.

Theft — Deputy Myers is investigating a report of checks being forged. The alleged suspect provided home care for the victim and claims the money was used for supplies. The incident remains under investigation.

June 2

Disorderly conduct — Deputy Myers took a report of subjects drinking and causing problems at Forked Run State Park. The report came in that people were at the swimming area drinking and trying to bring unauthorized flotation devices into the water. When Deputy Myers arrived, the subjects had already left.

June 3

EMS assist — Deputy Fennell responded to Crouser Road with EMS on a possible overdose. The patient was located but refused treatment. All units cleared the scene.

Burglary — Deputy Patterson is investigating a burglary on Bradbury Road. The property owners returned to the residence and found subjects inside going through their belongings. The suspects have been identified and the incident remains under investigation.

Night Shift

June 2

Trash complaint — Dispatch received a call from a Langsville resident stating he found trash dumped on his property and has recovered items of evidence. Deputy Snoke spoke with the caller and will be investigating the incident.

Bicycle accident — While in route to back up Middleport Officers on a traffic stop, Sgt. Mohler happened onto a bicycle accident. The victim Timmy Coates of Pomeroy was laying in the roadway with his bike on top of him at N. Second Avenue near the intersection of Hudson Street in Middleport with traffic stopped. A squad was called and deputies assisted with traffic control and first aid until Coates was transported from the scene by squad. No vehicles were involved in the incident and his condition is unknown at this time.

June 3

OMVI — While out at the Go-Mart in Tuppers Plains, Deputy Fennell noticed a vehicle pull into the station that matched the description of a possible suspect vehicle from an earlier incident. Deputy Fennell made contact with the driver, Brandon Jones, age 27, of Reedsville, to speak with him. It was quickly determined that he did not have anything to do with the previous incident but a strong odor of alcoholic beverage was allegedly detected while speaking with Jones. He admitted to drinking and was given a field sobriety test which he reportedly failed. While being arrested for the OMVI he was also allegedly found to be in possession of some drug paraphernalia. A tow truck was caller for Jones’ Jeep. He was transported to the Sheriff’s Office, cited for OMVI and possession of drug paraphernalia then released to a sober driver.

Vehicle accident — Dispatch received a call about a car in the road on State Route 124 near Hysell Run Road. Sgt. Mohler arrived on scene to find a one car non-injury accident. Terry Lambert, age 26, of Langsville, was at the scene attempting to fix a tire to move the car off the roadway. Lambert reportedly stated his girlfriend was driving when the crash had occurred but had left the scene to get help. He reportedly later admitted he was the driver and alone when the crash occurred. Lambert was cited for driving under suspension and failure to control then released. The vehicle was towed from the scene.