Sheriff Donnie Barrera
Sheriff Donnie Barrera
Sheriff Donnie Barrera reports for the week of Oct. 2-8, 2017 the Highland County Sheriff’s Office received 274 911 calls, answered 149 requests for service, dispatched 163 fire and EMS runs, took 33 offense reports and investigated two traffic crashes.

On Oct. 3 at 4:45 p.m., a citizen on state Route 134 called the Sheriff’s Office to report a domestic disturbance. A deputy was dispatched to the residence to investigate. None of the persons involved reported being assaulted and the male half of the argument decided to leave for the evening. No charges were filed.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from a Centerfield Road resident at 12:23 a.m. on Oct. 5 reporting an unknown male beating on his front door. During the call, the male left the caller’s property and went next door to a neighbor’s home.

When a deputy arrived on scene the subject was found lying on the front porch, heavily intoxicated. The homeowner informed the deputy that this subject had been told recently not to be on her property. Harry Arias Jr., 40, was arrested for one count of criminal trespass.

A deputy is currently investigating the theft of several chainsaws from a property on Cowman Lane in Madison Township. The owner called the Sheriff’s Office at 1:10 p.m. on Oct. 6 after discovering the theft. Several suspects are being sought for questioning in the matter.

At 9:42 a.m. on Oct. 8 a Fascination Way resident called the Sheriff’s Office to report his vehicle was taken sometime overnight but he located it parked down the street in a neighbor’s yard. However, several items, including a computer, were stolen from the vehicle. A deputy responded to the scene where an offense report was taken. This incident remains under investigation.