For the record: Meigs County Sheriff’s Office


Day Shift

June 4

Narcotics complaint — Deputy Hupp assisted a Pomeroy PD unit on a traffic stop and arrested a female passenger due to an outstanding warrant through Meigs County Court. The driver was later arrested for drug possession.

Theft — Deputy Patterson took a report of some items that had been stolen from the back of a truck that had been sitting in the swimming area at Forked Run State Park. The incident remains under investigation.

June 5

Theft — A report was taken of a theft that had taken place in Racine. Statements were obtained and the incident remains under investigation.

Theft — Deputy Perry responded to a residence on Crouser Road in reference to the theft of a .22 caliber rifle and a climbing tree stand. Investigation is on-going.

Domestic complaint — Deputies took a report from a female subject stating that she had been receiving threatening messages from her husband. After consulting with the Prosecutor’s office, charges were filed through the Meigs County Court for domestic violence.

June 6

Theft — Deputy Hupp responded to a residence in Racine in reference to the theft of a laptop and a tablet. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending through County Court.

June 7

Assault — Deputy Perry responded to a domestic complaint at a residence in Chester. Upon arrival, the suspect had fled but was later arrested and is currently incarcerated in the Meigs County Jail. Multiple charges have been filed through the Meigs County Court on Matthew Burke, age 46, of Pomeroy.

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.

Night Shift

June 5

Possible prowler — Deputy Stacy responded to Roy Jones Road in reference to a caller who advised she thought she heard someone thumping outside. Area was checked nothing found.

June 6

Assault — Deputies Hupp, Stacy, Perry and Sgt. Jones responded to Smith Road for a possible assault on a female. Caller advised three males and a female were in a bright red truck sitting in his driveway and it appeared that one of the males was assaulting the female. The vehicle had left the scene before deputies arrived. They were later located at a residence on Zuspan Hollow and all denied any assault.

Unruly juvenile — Sgt. Jones responded to Star Mill Park in Racine for an unruly juvenile. Caller advised her 13-year-old son was being unruly and wanted a deputy to speak with him. Sgt Jones spoke to the juvenile and he resolved the situation.

Day Shift

June 11

Investigate complaint — Deputy Snoke responded to the Boy Scout Camp in Chester in reference to subjects riding ATV’s on the property. A male rider has been identified and the incident remains under investigation.

Investigate complaint — Deputies responded to a residence in East Letart about a report of a possible meth lab. Upon arrival, Deputies discovered evidence of used equipment to operate a meth lab in an abandoned building. The scene was processed and neutralized and the incident remains under investigation.

June 12

Theft — Sgt. Griffin is investigating the theft of a 9mm pistol from a residence on Pomeroy Pike.

Investigate complaint — Deputy Hupp answered a neighbor complaint at the trailer park in Minersville. An intoxicated male was reportedly causing problems but upon Deputy Hupp’s arrival, he had left the area.

Theft — Deputy Myers is investigating the purchase of a vehicle through Craigslist, with the victim having been issued an alleged bad check.

June 13

Theft — Deputy Myers took a report from a female subject who stated she had been verbally threatened from a family member. Statements were taken and charges have been filed through County Court.

June 14

Juvenile complaint — Deputies answered a call at a residence near Pomeroy in reference to several unruly juveniles. Charges are pending through Meigs County Juvenile Court.

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.

Theft — A Racine resident reported the theft of a firearm. Deputy Riley is investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call 740-992-3371.

Meth lab — Deputy Snoke was dispatched to a possible meth lab on East Letart Road. Upon his arrival, he was taken to a garage where he located items used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Meigs County Lab Technician Deputy Barnhart was called to the scene where he located a one pot lab along with a hydrochloric gas generator. Deputy Barnhart neutralized the lab and packaged it for disposal.

Sec offender — Sgt. Patterson registered one sex offender.

June 15

Assault — Deputy Snoke and Deputy Riley responded to Seneca Drive on a report of an assault. Upon arrival, they spoke with an individual who reported allegedly being assaulted by his neighbor. After speaking with witnesses, Gary Freeman, age 75, of Pomeroy was arrested and charged with assault.

Fight — Deputies Riley and Snoke responded to a residence on State Route 143 on a possible fight. Deputies determined that it was a verbal argument between family members, over ownership of property. It was explained to both parties what they needed to do to determine who owned the property. Both parties were given a warning for disorderly conduct.

Court papers — Deputy Riley served four court papers.

Night Shift

June 16 and 17

Traffic Blitz — Meigs County Sheriff’s Deputies along with K-9 units from Rio Grande PD and Gallia County Officers conducted a traffic detail in the Rutland and Harrisonville area. Several vehicles were stopped with citations issued and one vehicle was towed due to a driving under suspension arrest.

June 18

Unruly juveniles — Dispatch received a call from a resident of Broadway Street, Racine, advising his children were being unruly and would not listen to him. The dispatcher asked if he could bring the kids to the office to speak with an officer due to all officers being tied up on an investigation. He advised he had been drinking so officers were sent to his home as soon as they could. The situation was calmed down and their mother was contacted and came to the home to stay with the kids for the rest of the night. No further action was taken by officers on this call.

Prowlers — Dispatch received a call from a resident Salem School Lot Road advising people in dark clothing were messing around his home. Deputies arrived on scene and made contact with a female in the home that advised the caller was in the woods looking for the subjects. The officers yelled for the caller to come and speak with them. After several minutes he came from the woods and stated that he has had trouble with seven guys for the past two nights, that they were ninjas dressed in black wearing night vision, so he was unable to catch them. Other residents of the home said they had seen someone outside but could not confirm his information. After a lengthy conversation with the man and his family they were advised in the future not to go looking for prowlers in the woods and to call the Sheriff’s Office and wait for our arrival. Deputies walked the edge of the property and patrolled the area with spotlights. No one was found but several deer were located. The caller was left in the care of family members.