The following incidents have been listed by Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous as September 2016 Crimes of the Month.
The Athens Police Department is requesting your information pertaining to several criminal acts which occurred within the City of Athens.
On July 11, 2016, near 4:00 AM, Broney’s Alumni Grill, located at 7 W. Carpenter St., and Red Brick Tavern, located at 14 N. Court St, were illegally entered. A large-framed black male, who was captured on video surveillance, forcibly entered the establishments and stole various items. (See attached image)
On or about July 26, 2016, several businesses in Athens received counterfeit $100 bills as payment for merchandise. A witness advised the black male passing the counterfeit bills spoke with a distinctive accent. (See attached images).
Along with the Athens Police Department receiving complaints of counterfeit money being introduced into circulation, the Nelsonville Police Department received a similar complaint. In this incident, a black male using a counterfeit $50 bill, purchased food in the drive-thru of the Burger King in Nelsonville. It is not known at this time if the incidents in Athens are related to the one in Nelsonville.
On August 10, 2016, three separate businesses on E State St were forcibly entered. Rue 21 located at 743 E. State St, Suite A, Marasco Family Chiropractic located at 1013 ½ E State St, and the El Camino restaurant located at 1017 E. State St. were all illegally entered. It appears the person(s) involved in these incidents were focused on areas where cash is commonly found.
The Athens and Nelsonville Police Departments are requesting your information pertaining to several stolen vehicles which have occurred in both jurisdictions.
The following stolen vehicles were reported to the Athens Police Department:
August 3, 2016 1997 maroon Nissan Sentra stolen from the area of E. Carpenter St. August 12, 2016 2001 gray Honda Civic stolen from the area of Athens Gardens Apts. August 12, 2016 2004 gray Toyota Corolla stolen from the area of Mill St. August 13, 2016 2002 blue Jeep Wrangler stolen from the area of Carriage Hill Apts.
The following stolen vehicles were reported to the Nelsonville Police Department:
June 20, 2016 2007 light green Toyota Corolla, along with a 2001 dark green Dodge Durango were stolen from the area of Blair Ct. July 28, 2016 1998 red Jeep Cherokee stolen from the area of Rocky Shoes and Boots lot. August 4, 2016 1994 dark green Toyota Camry stolen from the area of E. Canal St.
It should be noted that in many of these incidents either the keys were left in the vehicle or the ignition switch was in a state of disrepair. Residents are reminded to properly secure their vehicles, not to leave any valuables inside them, and to keep possession of the keys.
The Athens County Sheriff’s Office is requesting your information pertaining a Breaking and Entering in Athens County.
On or about May 31, 2016, unknown person(s) forcibly entered the Carthage Township equipment garage located at 5600 Bean Cemetery Rd. After gaining access to the garage, the person(s) stole a large amount of tools. Residents in the area heard what they believed to be a loud truck leaving the garage during the early morning hours.
Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous is offering a $2,000.00 cash reward for information on the above crimes if that information leads to the arrest and/or indictment of the person or persons responsible. *Information on serious misdemeanors will be limited to a $1000.00 cash reward. **Any information that leads to the arrest of an individual responsible for graffiti, the board can authorize up to a $500.00 cash reward. If you have information on these crimes, please call (740) 594 – 3331.
Other cash rewards are available for your information regarding other crimes that have been committed in Athens County and if you have knowledge of other crimes, you are asked to call (740) 594 – 3331. Also visit our website at www.crimesolversofathens.org for information on previous crimes of the month. Postings can also be viewed on Facebook.
Remember! Crime Solvers Anonymous needs your information and not your name so that your information can be passed onto the proper authorities.
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