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On Thursday April 23, 2015 members of the Sheriff’s Interdiction Unit (SIU) stop...

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 09:26
On Thursday April 23, 2015 members of the Sheriff’s Interdiction Unit (SIU) stopped a vehicle on Pleasant Valley Road for a traffic violation. The female driver, Carey Houtz, 35, Logan, was acting nervous when being questioned. SIU members inquired from the occupants if anything illegal was located inside the vehicle. The occupants all said there was not anything illegal. Deputy Woodgeard's K-9 partner Emma, conducted a “free sniff” of the air around the vehicle. Emma indicated on the vehicle.

SIU members asked the occupants to exit the vehicle to conduct a probable cause search. While questioning Houtz, she was moving something in her pocket and when asked if she had anything in her pocket she said “no”. Deputy Woodgeard conducted a pat down search of Houtz and located approximately 2 grams of suspected heroin.

The passenger of the vehicle, Derek Stevens, 40, Logan, was asked by Officer Culberson if he had anything illegal on his person and Stevens produced a hypodermic needle from his crotch area and provided it to Officer Culberson.

Houtz was arrested and transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail to await her initial appearance in the Hocking County Municipal Court charged with Possession of Drugs, F5.

Stevens was charged with Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments, M2 and released to appear in the Hocking County Municipal Court.

Late morning of April 23, deputies were dispatched to Hayden Place apartments on...

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 14:35
Late morning of April 23, deputies were dispatched to Hayden Place apartments on a report of a fight in the courtyard.

Deputies met witnesses who observed the incident. They located the victim who stated Tenisha Nicole Morgan, 19, had forced her way into his apartment and punched him in the face several times.

He was able to remove her to the courtyard where the fight continued.

Morgan was arrested and charged with Assault and Domestic Violence. She was transported to the Southeastern Ohio Jail to await her initial appearance in Hocking County Municipal Court.

FairHoPe Hospice's 19th Annual 5k/2k Walk. Sunday, April 26, 2015 Run begins a...

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 09:18
FairHoPe Hospice's 19th Annual 5k/2k Walk.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Run begins at 2:15 p.m. at the Homer Avenue entrance to the fairgrounds.

The run follows Homer Avenue South one block, turns West and follows East Main Street through downtown.

At the intersection of West Hunter and Main Street, the course turns onto West Hunter Street and travels East returning to the fairgrounds.

Walkers begin behind the runners, but once on Main Street, they will use the sidewalk to Mulberry Street, follow Mulberry Street to East Hunter, then return to the fairgrounds.

Friday April 10, 2015 detectives arrested Dillion M. Deible, 18, residing at a R...

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:20
Friday April 10, 2015 detectives arrested Dillion M. Deible, 18, residing at a Rising Street, Gore, OH.

Deible is accused of burglarizing a residence on Slip Road in Hocking County in the early morning hours of April 10, 2015.

After receiving the initial complaint and learning Deible was a suspect, detectives located Deible and interviewed him. Deible confessed to the burglary admitting to burglarizing the residence taking several electronic items which he intended to sell. The case remains under investigation and additional suspects may be charged.

Deible is charged with one count of burglary, F2 and was transported to the SEORJ. Additional charges will be presented to the Hocking County Grand Jury at a later date

On April 6, 2015, the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the grand...

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:40
On April 6, 2015, the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the grandparents of a juvenile who had ran away. The detective bureau began an investigation into the missing juvenile and was able to locate her.

During the investigation, detectives learned of other potential allegations involving family members of the household. Detectives contacted Hocking County Children’s Services to assist with other juveniles that resided in the household.

The Information obtained was that two of the residents of the home had extensive felony records and were in possession of firearms. Members from the Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit and Sheriff’s Interdiction Unit responded to the Stewart Road residence, Laurelville, and executed the search warrant.

Three firearms, ammunition, used syringes, digital scales and other items of drug paraphernalia were located inside the residence.

Douglas C. Brofford, 51, and Richard L. Brofford, 30 of Laurelville, were arrested at the residence. Both were charged with having weapons under disability, a 3rd degree felony.

They were transported to the regional jail to await their initial arraignment in Hocking county Municipal Court. Numerous additional charges are expected to be presented to the Hocking County Grand Jury at a later date.

Early morning Sunday, April 5, HCSO deputies were dispatched to a residence on S...

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 13:51
Early morning Sunday, April 5, HCSO deputies were dispatched to a residence on SR 93 North of Logan regarding a domestic violence incident.

Upon their arrival, they met with a female who advised her boyfriend, Jimmy Dale Maynard, 35, of Lousia, Kentucky had struck her in the face several times and injected a clear liquid substance multiple times in her arms stating he was going to kill her.

She and Maynard had been arguing inside of a vehicle operated by another individual. She managed to escape and hid in the woods before approaching a farm house on 93 North and requesting the homeowner to call 911.

The victim was transported to HVCH by Hocking County EMS for treatment of her injuries.

Maynard was located at a residence in Shawnee with the assistance from deputies with the Perry County Sheriff's Office.

Maynard was charged with felonious assault and transported to the Southeastern Ohio Jail in Nelsonville to await his initial appearance in Hocking County Municipal Court.

Additional charges will be considered at a later date

7th Annual Hocking County Farm Bureau Ag Days April 11th & 12th Saturday 9 a.m...

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 10:49
7th Annual Hocking County Farm Bureau Ag Days

April 11th & 12th

Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hocking County Fairgrounds
150 North Homer Avenue, Logan

FREE admission to the public

Early morning of April 3, HCSO deputies were dispatched to a domestic situation...

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 10:08
Early morning of April 3, HCSO deputies were dispatched to a domestic situation at a residence in Enterprise.

Upon arrival, they met with the victim who stated her husband, Seth Patton, 30, had been drinking and arguing with her. The verbal argument became physical when he grabbed her around her waist, threw her on their bed and squeezed until she had difficulty breathing. She able to free herself and call 911.

Patton was arrested and charged with assault and felony domestic violence, since he had prior convictions for domestic violence in the past.

He was transported to the Southeastern Ohio Jail in Nelsonville to await his initial appearance in Hocking County Municipal Court.

On April 2, the Sheriff’s Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop and seized...

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 09:31
On April 2, the Sheriff’s Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop and seized drugs, money and a loaded firearm.

SIU members and deputies arrested James L Deems, 45, Wanda L. Merinar, 47, and Timothy J. Brumfield, 23, all of Meigs County, Ohio. During the traffic stop, Deputy Woodgeard and his K9 partner Emma conducted a free air search and Emma indicated drugs were in the car. SIU members searched the car and found marijuana and a loaded 9 millimeter handgun in the car.

Deems and Merinar have previous felony criminal convictions and were arrested and incarcerated in the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail. Deems was charged with Trafficking in Drugs (F5) and Weapons Under Disability (F-3). Merinar was charged with Permitting Drug Abuse (F5). Brumfield was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and released.

On Monday March 30th, the Sheriff’s Interdiction Unit (SIU) responded to 11704 F...

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 12:12
On Monday March 30th, the Sheriff’s Interdiction Unit (SIU) responded to 11704 Frasure-Helber Road to investigate a methamphetamine manufacturing complaint that had been called into the Major Crimes Unit Tip Line.

Contact was made with the four residents of the house, Norma Rooker, 61, Randy Six, 61, Nathan Joseph, 35 and Melissa Barnhart, 39. SUI received a consent to search for the resident and located numerous items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Based on the items discovered, a search warrant was obtained from Judge Jonah Saving of the Hocking County Juvenile Court and a Major Crimes Unit (MCU) detective was requested to respond and assist.

Also responding to the scene for safety precaution measures were Hocking County EMS and the Logan Fire Department.

Two active “one-pot” methamphetamine reaction vessels were discovered along with various other chemicals and ingredients that are used in the manufacturing process. SIU and MCU personnel neutralized and packaged the laboratory components so they could be properly disposed of.

All four residents were arrested and transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail to await their initial appearance in Hocking County Municipal Court. Their charges range from Illegal Manufacture of Drugs, a 2nd Degree Felony, Illegal Assembly of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs, a 3rd Degree Felony and Permitting Drug Abuse, a 5th degree felony. Additional charges will likely be presented to the Grand Jury at a later date.

Crime tips provided by the public are essential for the successful apprehension of individuals in addition of assisting our community remaining a safe environment to live in. The public may call the MCU drug tip line (740-653-5224 ext. 111) or contact HCSO via their crime tip link provided on their web page www.hockingsheriff.org to report any drug or criminal activity. The caller may do so anonymously, or if so desired, request a call back from a detective.

With the weather improving, residents are cleaning their properties and along ro...

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 08:00
With the weather improving, residents are cleaning their properties and along roadways, HCSO wants to make sure they are aware of a dangerous hazard.

Residents cleaning up litter should watch for potentially toxic debris discarded from illicit methamphetamine labs. Meth is a highly addictive stimulant which can be made using common household chemicals and equipment along with cold remedies containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine (such as Sudafed or Actifed).

Small and mobile meth labs are becoming more common in the county, and may be found in toolboxes, coolers and storage containers. They may also be manufactured out of cars, trucks or RVs, labs can be discarded along the roads.

Potential meth lab waste includes empty bottles attached to a rubber hose, the smell of ammonia, coffee filters stained red or containing a white powder residue, garbage bags with cat litter, corroded propane tanks, numerous empty cold medicine and diet pill bottles or blister packs, and unused matches without striker plates.

Residents who come across materials to make the drug can be burned or have their lungs damaged from inhaling fumes. If you encounter any of the signs of a meth lab, leave the area immediately and call the Sheriff’s Office. Do not touch anything if you suspect it may be meth lab waste. The waste can be extremely dangerous and may even be booby- trapped.

Do not try to remove unknown or suspected toxic substances. Notify the Hocking County Sheriff's Office of the location of these items immediately at 740-385-2131. Meth lab waste is a very serious and dangerous substance and you should consider your safety if ever you encounter any unknown or suspicious substance.

On Thursday, March 26th, detectives with the Major Crimes Unit (MCU) received cr...

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:22
On Thursday, March 26th, detectives with the Major Crimes Unit (MCU) received credible information that Lori L. Payne, 38, and Christopher M. Nichols, 40 of Logan, were trafficking narcotics from their residence located on Gallagher Avenue. The detectives also received information the two were convicted felons and were in possession of a firearm.

Based on the information obtained, the Major Crimes Unit obtained a search warrant to execute at the residence. Due to the information about the firearm, the Logan-Hocking Special Response Team (SRT) assisted with the execution of the search warrant and respond with their armored vehicle for officer safety.

The Sheriff’s Interdiction Unit (SIU), MCU and SRT personnel executed the search warrant successfully and were able to safely arrest Payne and Nichols without incident.

Both charged with Trafficking in Heroin (F-5) and transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail to await their initial appearance in Hocking County Municipal Court.

The week of March 30 – April 3, HCSO will not be accepting applications for Conc...

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:35
The week of March 30 – April 3, HCSO will not be accepting applications for Concealed Carry License’s (CCW) or conduct any background checks (Webcheck).

On March, 19, members of the Sheriff's Interdiction Unit (SIU) assisted Adult Pa...

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 09:45
On March, 19, members of the Sheriff's Interdiction Unit (SIU) assisted Adult Parole Authorities Officers (APA) and Logan PD officers after receiving information Kevin Wright of Logan was selling drugs from his residence.

APA and SIU made contact with Wright and advised his of their reason for being at his residence. Wright stated he had some marijuana in his bedroom and authorized officers to search the room.

Members located several baggies of marijuana, Butane Honey Oil (hash oil), digital scales, miscellaneous drug paraphernalia, two baggies of methamphetamine (meth), diazepam pills and cash.

Wright was arrested and charged with Possession of Meth and Trafficking in Meth.

He was transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail in Nelsonville.

Attorney General DeWine Warns of Spring Scams (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—As spring offici...

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:54
Attorney General DeWine Warns of Spring Scams

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—As spring officially begins, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today is warning Ohioans to be wary of solicitors who offer roofing, driveway paving, or tree trimming services and demand upfront payment.

“Spring is a good time to make home repairs, but it’s also a time to watch for scams,” Attorney General DeWine said. “If someone comes to your door offering goods or services, ask for references and take time to think about it. If they pressure you or demand large upfront payments, it could be a scam. Be very careful before handing over your money.”

In 2014, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office received more than 2,500 complaints about household goods or property improvement. The office also filed 14 civil lawsuits and pursued several criminal cases involving home improvement.

To help Ohioans protect themselves, Attorney General DeWine encouraged consumers to look for signs of a potential home repair scam, including:

• Requests for a large down payment. If you have to pay half or more of the total price in advance, be skeptical. Scam artists often try to pressure consumers to make large down payments before any work is started.

• Requests for cash payment. Be wary if you are told you must pay in cash versus other forms of payment. If something goes wrong, it will be difficult to recover cash payments.

• No notice of your right to cancel. In Ohio, consumers generally have a three-day right to cancel a contract that results from a door-to-door sale. Under the Home Solicitation Sales Act, sellers are required to notify consumers about this right.

• Work that will begin immediately. If someone offers to perform work on your home right away, be skeptical. Some traveling scam artists claim they have leftover materials or that they “just happened to be in the neighborhood,” but after taking consumers’ payments, they leave without doing any work or after doing a poor job.

• No written contract or references. If a contractor won’t provide you with a written contract detailing the costs, the work to be done, and the starting and end dates, consider doing business with someone else. Also be skeptical if a contractor refuses to provide references of past customers.

Consumers who suspect a scam should contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov or 800-282-0515.


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Sat, 03/07/2015 - 09:23

The Level 1 Snow Alert for Hocking County is canceled.
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The Level 1 Snow Alert for Hocking County is canceled.

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Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:31

Hocking County is now under a Level 1 snow alert.
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The Level 2 Snow Emergency issued March 4 has been downgraded to a Level 1 snow alert.

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Wed, 03/04/2015 - 21:30

Hocking County is under a Level 2 Snow Emergency.
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Hocking County is under a Level 2 Snow Emergency.Roadways are hazardous. Only those who believe it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.

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Wed, 03/04/2015 - 18:27

Hocking County is now under a Level 1 snow alert
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Hocking County is now under a Level 1 snow alertRoadways are snow covered and people should drive with caution.

Emergency preparedness is not the sole concern of Californians for earthquakes,...

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 13:58
Emergency preparedness is not the sole concern of Californians for earthquakes, those who live in "Tornado Alley"; or Gulf Coast residents because of hurricanes. Most communities may be impacted by several types of hazards during a lifetime. Americans also travel more than ever before; to areas impacted by hazards they may not be at risk of near their homes. Knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency is a critical part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count.

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