The following incident has been listed by Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous as the November 2019 Crimes of the Month.
The Athens Police Department is requesting your
information pertaining to crimes which occurred in the City.
#1 – On September 5, 2019 at 12:155 AM, the Athens Police Department responded to Rufus Dr. for an armed robbery that had just occurred. The victim explained they were approached by a white male, thin build, 5’8” tall, wearing a dark colored shirt and had short dark colored hair. A handgun was pointed at the victim and the suspect was provided a wallet. The suspect then fled to an early 2000’s model black four door car which was waiting nearby.
Shortly after the aforementioned robbery was reported to police, 20 minutes later, an officer was flagged down by an individual on S. Shafer St. The individual advised they were just robbed at gunpoint. The individual described the suspect as 5’7” tall, thin build, dark hair, and a scruffy goatee. The suspect went to a waiting car and fled the area. The board has approved a $2000 reward for these combined incidences.
#2 – On October 28, 2019 at 9:40 PM, the Athens Police Department and the Athens Fire Department responded to East Park Dr, near the Athens Wastewater Treatment Facility, for a vehicle fire. When agencies arrived, the vehicle, a Toyota Tacoma P/U, was found fully engulfed in flames and no one around. The fire was extinguished but the vehicle is a total loss. The board has approved a $2000 reward for this incident.
Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous is offering a cash reward for information on the above crime if that information leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible. *Information on serious misdemeanors will be limited up 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. You may also visit our website at www.crimesolversofathens.org or like us on Facebook. Remember! Crime Solvers Anonymous needs your information and not your name so that your information can be passed onto the proper authorities. Help us to help Athens County become a safer place.