County Sheriff

— Deputies looked for a person reportedly asking for help at 10:27 p.m. Monday, checking the unlisted area reported, but did not find anyone.

— A state Route 164, Fairfield Township, man reported at 6:12 p.m. Thursday he has a lease agreement with Columbia Gas. The company mowed about $1,000 in corn crops in about a 60-foot in diameter area around their well pump on his property because of the company’s safety concerns about farm equipment damaging the well pump. The farms said he has not been reimbursed for the previous three years of damages to his crops by Columbia Gas. Deputies explained it is a civil and he should seek an attorney. Deputies also explained to someone from Columbia Gas about the issue the farmer was having and he agreed to look further into the issue.

— A domestic dispute was reported on First Street, Hanoverton, at 10:09 p.m. Sept. 7. The couple had argued and the husband agreed to voluntarily stay in the garage for the night.

–A Haiti Road, Washington Township, man reported at 8:08 p.m. Thursday his neighbor’s chicken was coming onto his property and defecating all over the place. At first he wanted to speak to a deputy, then a short time later he called back and told deputies they did not need to come to his home.

— A Hillcrest Road, Yellow Creek Township, man and his son were reportedly causing a disturbance at 8:19 p.m. Thursday. The son had just been released from the hospital and reportedly had not been given the proper medications. The father, was highly intoxicated, and trying to talk over everyone. After speaking to the son, deputies determined he needed to return to the hospital to be evaluated due to him talking in circles and talking to people who were not there.

–A state Route 517, Fairfield Township, man reported suspicious people in the area at 2:42 p.m. Wednesday. A white, older, Chevy Suburban pulled into the driveway and three woman and a man got out of the vehicle, according to the homeowner. They began to walk around the property and when they were confronted they said they were looking for a phone that had been stolen and was “pinging” in the area of the yard. When the conversation grew heated, the four people left westbound on state Route 517. Deputies checked the area, but did not find them.


— A possibly suicidal man in a brown van was reported at 3:31 a.m. Wednesday. The man lives in Salem, but had not returned home and no one had heard from him. The previous time this happened it was reported the man had attempted suicide. The person calling believed the last time the man had jumped off the Canton hill bridge, but had survived. Police checked the area, but were unable to find the man or the van. Then Salem police found him in his vehicle.

— A child reportedly left the alternative school and it was reported at 6:17 p.m. Wednesday, he may have stopped at another home in Lisbon. Police checked, but learned he had not stopped there, but had continued walking to his home on Trinity Church Road.

— A corporal with the Brookfield Township police department reported at 8:38 p.m. Wednesday someone was texting the captain of their fire department making sexually explicit comments. The number was found to belong to someone in Lisbon. He had texted the firefighter his name and address and had indicated he wanted to meet. The police officer had texted the Lisbon man back that he was 14-years-old and explicitly told the Lisbon texter to stop. However, after some time passed the Lisbon man still offered to meet the 14-year-old at Smith Oil and described himself as wearing a security shirt. Lisbon police found the man, wearing the shirt he described. They took him home and explained to him that what he had done was wrong and if the police in Brookfield Township decided to pursue it, he could go to jail or prison. The Lisbon man deleted the number in the presence of police and said it would not happen again. Brookfield Township police seemed happy with the remedy and did not indicate they were pursuing the matter further.

— Terry Kellog of Days Inn, state Route 154, Lisbon, reported a semi ran into the guard rail in front of the hotel at 10:57 a.m. Thursday. Sean Michael Blossom, Bettendorf, Iowa, had been driving the semi owned by Roehl Transport of Gary, Ind., and clipped the guard rail, causing damage to the rail and ripping a tool box off the side of the trailer.

— An East Lincolnway, Lisbon, man reported at 10:29 p.m. Thursday he was upset his fiance’s uncle, was staying at a woman’s home and refusing to come home with him. The woman said the man was yelling at her windows trying to get the man staying there to come outside. She does not want the man yelling at her home on her property. Police explained to the man filing the report that he needs to leave, but his fiance’s uncle is an adult and can stay there if she allows him to.


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