For the Record: Meigs County Sheriff’s Office

November 2016

During the month of November Deputies conducted 173 security checks on 14 properties requested on the House Watch Program.

The House Watch Program is a service provided to the residences of Meigs County by the Sheriff’s Office. If you are going to be away from your home for a three to 30 day period, you can have your property put on the watch list. Deputies will check the property as time permits and patrols will be picked up in the area. To enroll in the program, go to online. In the resources drop down, complete the house watch request. If internet is not available, you can call the office and a Dispatcher will take the information for you.

Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2016

Sunday, Nov. 27

Deputies responded to a fight between two males at Twins Oaks gas station. Upon arrival, both parties had left the scene, and the clerks advised they did not know either of the two males.

Deputies responded to a call about a female yelling at vehicles passing by on Bradbury Road. Upon arrival, the female was unable to be located. Middleport PD also assisted with the incident.

Monday, Nov. 28

8:10 p.m. — Deputies responded to a call of a possible poaching near Mine #1 off of Route 124. Caller advised of a red truck with what appeared to be a bike rack on back was in the area. Deputies patrolled the area and no vehicle was found.

Tuesday, Nov. 29

2:18 a.m. — Deputies responded to Schick Road in reference to a caller stating that he and his father had got into an argument and during the process his father knocked out a window, cutting himself. Deputies responded with EMS and the father was transported by EMS to Holzer ER for treatment.

Deputies responded to a call of a theft from a motor vehicle in Rutland. Upon arrival, Sgt. Griffin learned that a vehicle sitting at Pizza Dans had been entered and a wallet taken. The incident is under further investigation.

Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call on Starcher Road. Upon arrival, it was determined that the parties were arguing over personal property and were advised it was a civil matter and they would need to contact their attorneys.

7:07 p.m. — Deputies responded to New Lima Road, Rutland, about a male walking around in the neighborhood. The subject was described as white male around 6 feet tall, of thin build wearing a green hoodie and blue jeans. The complainant advised the male got in her vehicle and stole a pack of cigarettes from the car. Deputies responded and was unable to locate the male subject.

7:23 p.m. — Deputies responded to a deer crash on Route 33 near Five Points. A tractor trailer had struck the deer. No injuries were reported and a report was filed.

9:07 p.m. — Deputies responded to School Lot Road on a call of spotlighting. Deputies patrolled the area with no vehicle found.

Wednesday, Nov. 30

Deputies responded to a call of property damage on Route 124 near Portland. The complainant stated that some loggers had come onto his property and cut down some of his trees. This incident is under further investigation.

6:50 p.m. — Deputies responded to a child locked in car on Route 681, Reedsville. The vehicle was unlocked.

Thursday, Dec. 1

8:37 p.m. — Deputies responded to Park Rd. in reference to the some tenants being very loud and disruptive. Deputies made contact with the tenants and advised them to keep the noise down.

Friday, Dec. 2

2 a.m. — Deputies responded to Texas Road in reference to someone in a large four-wheel drive vehicle having been out there doing doughnuts and spotlighting the field. The caller advised they ran the subjects off the property once around midnight and now they are back. Deputies responded to the area and found it to be an ongoing family issue. No charges filed.

6:56 p.m. — While responding to an unrelated call Deputies noticed an off-road motorcycle operating on Bradbury Road. Deputies later returned and patrolled the area looking for the subject. Witnesses stated that the subject had been in the area and had concerned them because he was wearing what they described as a clown mask. After a short search the subject was located and issued a citation to appear in court.

10:59 p.m. — A deputy conducted a traffic stop on Route 7 in Tuppers Plains. The driver was cited for a stop sign violation.

Saturday, Dec. 3

3 a.m. — Dispatch received a prowler call on Route 143 near Wolf Pen Road. Deputies arrived at the residence and spoke with the caller and then checked the property. No one was found.

7:52 p.m. — Dispatch received a call from a motorist that stated he saw a male in camo with a shotgun going into the woods, in the dark, along Route 33 near Bashan Road. A deputy was sent to patrol the area. No subject or vehicle was found. The County Wildlife Officer was contacted about the incident and he advised he would investigate it further.

8:27 p.m. — Dispatch received a call in reference to a suspicious vehicle driving up the driveway to an abandoned residence on Wolf Pen Road. A deputy responded to check the residence. The vehicle left the area before the deputy arrived. The house was checked and several windows were found to be broken. The home owner was contacted and stated that it was old damage from when the previous renters moved out. Patrols will be increased in the area.

8:51 p.m. — Dispatch received a call wanting an officer to respond to Shetland Road to remove a male from the home that was refusing to leave. The deputy arrived and spoke with the home owners. It was determined to be a civil matter as one of the residents wanted him to leave, and the other did not, and was allowing him to stay. They were advised it was a matter they would need to work out themselves. No further action was taken.

11:39 p.m. — Deputies heard EMS radio traffic dispatching a squad to the Mizway Tavern on Route 143 in reference to a person being struck by an automobile in the parking lot. Deputies arrived at the scene and it was discovered that a female had ran into the bar for help as a result of an alleged domestic assault on her in her home in the area. As she reached the parking lot the suspect, her live-in boyfriend, arrived in his vehicle and allegedly started to assault her again and attempted to force her into his jeep. Several patrons of the bar saw what was happening and intervened on her behalf. At this point the suspect returned to his vehicle and allegedly attempted to run over his girlfriend, striking one of the females in the group that was attempting to assist her. The suspect then left the scene. Both females were sent to the ER for medical treatment. The suspect, identified as Matthew Eblin Jr., age 23 from Pomeroy, was located and arrested on charges of domestic violence and felonious assault. The incident remains under investigation at this time for possible additional charges.

Sunday, Dec. 4

12:01 a.m. — Dispatch received a call of a domestic dispute with several people involved on Bentz Cemetery Road. Deputies arrived and made contact with several intoxicated subjects. After securing the scene and speaking with everyone it was determined that the altercation was just between the couple that lived in the residence over the other people being present. A sober driver was located and everyone who did not live there were allowed to leave the area. After further investigation no arrests were made and the female choose to leave the residence for the night.

1:35 a.m. — Dispatch received a call in reference to a complaint about threatening phone calls to a subject on Flatwoods Road and requesting to see an officer. Deputies arrived and spoke with the caller. He advised that he had figured out what it was about and it was just a misunderstanding and he no longer wanted anything done. He was advised that if there continued to be a problem to call back. No further action was taken.