The following incidents has been listed by Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous as the May 2020 Crimes of the Month.
The Athens Police Department is requesting your information pertaining to a series of crimes which occurred in the City.
1. Over the course of the past five months the Athens Police Department has responded to various parts of the city regarding complaints of bicycles being stolen. Presently, the police department has received 18 separate complaints of these types of theft. The board has approved up to a $500 reward for information related to this series of incidents.
2. On March 26, 2020, the Athens Police Department responded to a complaint of a stolen motorcycle, a 2000 black Harley Davidson Road King, at 55 Lincoln Ave. The owner of the motorcycle advised police it had been parked on the street in front residence overnight. Upon checking the following morning, the motorcycle was gone. The board has approved up to a $2000 for information related to the theft.
3. Over the past month the Athens Police Department has received several reports of thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles. There may be several suspects operating as individuals or as a group who are responsible for the thefts. Other law enforcement agencies throughout Athens County have also received reports of thefts of catalytic converters. The board has approved up to a $1000.00 reward for information related to these thefts.
The Nelsonville Police Department is requesting your information pertaining to crimes which occurred in the City.
1. The Nelsonville Police Department is investigating several thefts where star bricks have been stolen. It was first noticed on January 6, 2020 on W. Washington St near the Nelsonville Public Library. Additional bricks were stolen during the early morning hours of January 7, 2020 at the same location. It was then reported bricks were stolen from Monroe St during the same time frame. Based on the amount of bricks stolen, it is believed a motor vehicle must be involved to assist in transporting them. The board has approved up to a $1000 reward for information related to this series of incidents.
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.