The following incidents have been listed by Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous as October 2012 Crimes of the Month.
The Nelsonville Police Department is requesting your information regarding a bank robbery that occurred at Citizen’s Bank, located at 24 September St. Shortly after 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 20, a W/M with short brown hair and a goatee (see attached picture), entered the bank, brandished a gun, and ordered the teller to give him money. After a large sum of money was provided to the suspect, he fled the area on foot.
On January 24, 2012 at about 11:45 AM an 81 year-old Coolville, OH female called into the Athens County Sheriff’s Office and reported that someone had entered into her home and had beaten her. When officers of the Sheriff’s Office arrived they found that she had been cut on her shoulder and beaten in the face. This would have happened in the late night of January 23rd 2012 or the early morning hours of January 24, 2012. The front door was kicked in and she was assaulted in her bedroom. Items were stolen from the home.
The Ohio University Police Department is requesting your information regarding a vandalism that occurred on the bike path between Stimson Ave and Richland Ave. Between 9:00 a.m on Friday morning, July 20th, 2012 and 8:45 a.m. Saturday morning, July 21st, 2012, person(s) damaged 10 light poles (127, 129, 131, 133, 135, 141, 143, 145, 147, and 149). Cost to replace the damaged lights is estimated at $10,000.
The Athens City Police Department is requesting your information regarding a breaking and entering that occurred at Little Caesars Pizza, located at 906 E. State St. During the early morning hours of Friday, August 24th, unknown person or persons gained entry into the premises by forcing open a door on the building. Once inside the business, a safe was forcibly opened and cash money stolen.
The Athens City Police Department is requesting your information regarding an aggravated burglary that occurred at room 222 of the Sunset Motel, which is located at 135 Columbus Rd. During the early morning hours of Monday, September 24th, two white male suspects forcibly entered the motel room and ordered the victim, at gunpoint, to give up something that he did not know what they were talking about. The suspects then bound the victim’s hand and ordered him into the bathroom. The suspects then ransacked the room and stole several items. Descriptions of suspects: 1. W/M 5’7” to 5’8”, 180#, 25-30 years old, light brown hair in a crew cut, and a goatee. 2. W/M 6’0” to 6’2”, 180#.
The Nelsonville Police Department is requesting your information regarding a breaking and entering, along with a stolen vehicle, that occurred at Riley Auto Sales, located at 16300 Us Rte 33. Between Saturday, August 4th and Monday, August 6th, the person or persons gained entry into the premises by breaking a window. Once inside the business, the person or persons stole a set of keys to a black 1995 4wd Dodge Ram 1500 Club Cab and then drove the vehicle off of the lot. The vehicle has not been recovered.
Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous is offering a $2,000.00 cash reward for information on the above crimes if that information leads to the arrest and/or indictment of the person or persons responsible. If you have information on these crimes, call (740) 594 – 3331.
Other cash rewards are available for your information regarding other crimes that have been committed in Athens County and if you have knowledge of other crimes, you are asked to call (740) 594 – 3331.
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