For the Record: Meigs County Sheriff’s Office

Staff Report

Day Shift

June 18

Investigate complaint — Deputy Hupp responded to a residence in Racine in reference to a dog bite. The owner was contacted and an investigation is ongoing.

Investigate complaint — Deputies responded to a residence near Rutland to a male subject who was unresponsive. An investigation determined the male subject had passed due to natural causes.

June 19

Medic assist — Deputy Perry assisted EMS on an altered mental status patient at a residence located in Racine. Deputy Perry secured the scene and the male was transported to the Meigs ER.

Investigate complaint — Sgt. Griffin took a report from a female subject stating that she had been the victim of ID theft. This incident remains under investigation.

June 20

Investigate complaint — Deputies were called to a residence in Tuppers Plains in reference to a possible dispute between two of the occupants. It was determined no violence had taken place, but deputies did confiscate some drug paraphernalia from the home.

June 21

Assault — Deputy Perry took a statement from a male subject stating that he had been assaulted by a female earlier in the day. This incident remains under investigation.

Miscellaneous — Deputies transported multiple inmates to and from court, with three others being transported to prison. Deputies also answered numerous alarm drops at local businesses and residences.

Alarm — Sgt. Griffin responded to an alarm activation at Southern High School. When he arrived, it was determined that the alarm was set off by employees.

Sex offender — Sgt. Patterson registered two sex offenders.

Assault — Deputy Perry is investigating an alleged assault. According to the reporting individual, he agreed to move items that belonged to his ex-girlfriend, to a residence in Gallia County, and while packing the items, she got upset and assaulted him. He also reported that she took a firearm that belongs to him. Charges are pending.

June 22

Criminal damage — Deputy Myers is investigating a report of someone damaging a mobile home and vehicle belonging to a resident of Romine Road. According to the report unknown subject(s) entered the trailer, spray painted inside it and cut a couch. Seats inside a vehicle had also been cut. If you have information about this case call 740-992-3371.

June 23

Theft — Sgt. Patterson is investigating a theft reported by a Pomeroy resident. According to the woman, someone took a check from her mailbox, signed her name to it and cashed it. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.

June 26

Investigate complaint — Sgt. Griffin responded to a residence near Harrisonville for a report of property damage. A driveway gate along with parts of the yard were damaged. This incident remains under investigation

Investigate complaint — Deputies responded to a residence in Harrisonville for an alleged theft. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the theft had taken place in Middleport.

Theft — Deputy Myers took calls on two separate theft calls, with both still remaining under investigation.

June 27

Medic assist — Deputies responded to a residence near Chester to assist EMS with a female under duress. The scene was secured and the female was transported to Holzer ER.

Investigate complaint — Deputies responded to a residence on Pomeroy Pike in reference to a male in the woods with a gun. Upon arrival, deputies discovered that this call was the result of a child custody issue and there were no guns or violence involved.

June 28

Investigate complaint — ODOT employees called the Sheriff’s Office to report that they had located a firearm lying in the ditch along Route 248. Deputies recovered the firearm and discovered it to be a pellet gun.

Prowlers — Deputies were called to a home on Naylors Run in reference to possible prowlers. Deputies searched the area and were unable to locate any suspicious activity.

Night Shift

June 27

Unruly juvenile — Sgt. Jones responded to Crew Road, Pomeroy, where the caller advised her 7-year-old son is being unruly. Sgt. Jones spoke with juvenile and report was taken at the residence.

Assist fire/EMS — Sgt. Jones, Deputy Perry and Deputy Barnhart responded with Racine and Syracuse Fire Departments to Tornado Road, Racine, for a fully involved structure fire. Deputies shut down Tornado Road until the fire departments cleared the scene.

June 28

Wanted person — Sgt. Jones arrested Casey Hubbard, age 28, of Racine on an outstanding warrant out of Belmont County, Ohio.

Prowler call — Sgt. Jones responded to Bunker Hill Church Road. Caller advised she had seen someone outside her residence with a flashlight and it appears they have walked around the side of the residence. Caller stated they were not sure who it would be or what they are wanting, but requests a deputy come out and speak with her. Caller advised she had a gun with her in hand for protection. The residence and surrounding areas were checked and nothing was found.

June 29

Domestic call — Sgt. Griffin and Deputy Jones assisted Middleport Police Department at Laurel Street, Middleport, where Roger Chadwell, age 32, Middleport, was arrested on the domestic complaint and taken to the Middleport Jail.

June 30

Threats — Dispatch received a call from a resident of Bone Hollow Road in reference to a male who was just at her house threatening her and her fiancé. She stated that the male pulled a gun on them and then took off. Deputies were dispatched to the location. A report was taken and the suspect was located in Rutland and transported to the Sheriff’s Office for questioning about the incident. He admitted to being there and arguing with the complainants but claimed that they were the ones with the gun, that is why he left the scene. This incident remains under investigation.

Prowlers — Dispatch received a call advising that someone was trying to get into a trailer on Skinner Road. Deputies arrived and spoke with the home owner who advised that she heard someone try to open her front door then try a window. The area was checked and no one was found. No further action was taken on this call.

Indictment arrest — Deputy Chris Jones noticed Kelli Tatterson, age 30 of Pomeroy, at the 124 Mart gas station on Route 124. Deputy Jones was aware that she had an active indictment for possession of drugs. Deputy Jones made contact with the female and while checking her information it was discovered that the registration on the vehicle she was driving had been tampered with. She was arrested on the indictment and the vehicle towed from the scene. While conducting an inventory of the vehicle, suspected methamphetamine was found hidden under the center console of the truck. She was incarcerated in the Middleport Jail on the indictment and additional charges are pending.

July 1

Disturbance — Dispatch received a call from a resident of Salem Street, Rutland, advising that an individual is at her house causing problems and is in her yard and won’t leave. Dispatch received a second call before deputies arrived on scene stating that he had slashed the tires on the caller’s car. Deputies arrived on scene and were advised that he had just left the area on a bike. Deputies patrolled the area and the suspect was not located. A report was taken on the incident and charges are pending.

Unruly juveniles — Dispatch received a call from a resident of Route 124, Reedsville, advising that the neighbor’s kids are knocking on her door and running away. They are also shooting at their house, her husband, and her children with BB guns whenever they try to go outside. A deputy arrived on scene and spoke with the caller who advised that they did not want the boy arrested just contacted along with parents and advised to stop. The boys were located along with their guardians and advised of the situation and told any further calls would result in criminal charges. The guardians were left to handle the situation. No further action was taken on this call.

July 2

Child abuse accusation — Dispatch received a third party call reporting possible child abuse at a home on Eagle Ridge Road. Deputies along with Child Protective Services responded to the residence and spoke with everyone at the home. One of the children was found to have minor bruising. A safety plan was developed by Child Protective Services and the family is to follow up with CPS in the morning.

July 3

911 hang-up call — EMS received a 911 hang-up call from Second Street in Reedsville. A deputy was sent to the address and made contact with the homeowner. It was determined that he had a cell phone signal booster in his home. The booster will only allow 911 call from phones that are not authorizer on the system. The deputy patrolled the area, nothing was found. No further action was taken on this call.

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