Highland County Sheriff’s Office reports


Sheriff Donnie Barrera reports for the week of July 11-17, the Highland

County Sheriff’s Office received 336 911 calls, answered 162 requests for service, dispatched 129 fire and EMS runs, took 35 offense reports and investigated two traffic crashes.

At 3:22 a.m. on July 11 a motorist traveling through Lynchburg witnessed three young juveniles acting suspiciously near the intersection of Main Street and Pearl Street. The citizen reported the activity to the sheriff’s office and a deputy was dispatched to patrol the area. Nothing out of the ordinary was found and no suspicious persons were located.

The sheriff’s office received a call at 10:31 a.m. on July 12 from a local utility company reporting the theft of electricity at a residence on SR 73 in Union Township. A deputy met a utility worker on the scene where a report was taken for possible prosecution.

On July 16 at 2:04 a.m. a resident of the 8000 block of SR 124 awoke to find an unknown male subject inside his home. The suspect was a white male wearing a blue, hooded sweatshirt, approximately 6-2 tall. He fled on foot while the homeowner called the sheriff’s office. Deputies rushed to the scene, but the suspect was not located. Evidence was collected and a report was taken.

A Candy Cane Lane resident came to the Highland County Justice Center at 11:27 p.m. on July 16 to file a domestic violence report. The victim was assaulted by his spouse following an argument. A deputy spoke to the complainant and an offense report was taken. Charges are likely to follow pending further investigation.

Deputies were dispatched to the Rocky Fork Lake area at 12:55 a.m. on July 17 following a 911 hang-up call where a male and female could be heard arguing and fighting. The cellular telephone used to place the call was tracked to a residence on Hickory Trail. Deputies located the parties involved in the dispute and the female half was placed under arrest for domestic violence.

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