The Nelsonville Police Department responded to a reported assault at 3:31 AM, Sunday, November 11, 2018 in the 600 block of Chestnut Street. Based on the initial investigation by officers, a black male reportedly went to the wrong apartment as he was trying to visit a friend. An altercation occurred in which the male received injuries for which he was treated at the hospital. At this time, the investigating officers believes they know all parties involved in the incident and are continuing the investigation into this matter.
The Nelsonville Police Department believes that this was an isolated incident and does not see any threat to the public as a result of this incident. Given other recent incidents, the police department still suggest that residents use general safety precautions.
- Be aware of your surroundings
- Travel in a group when possible
- Report suspicious behavior/activity
- Property can be replaced, lives can not