Stories tagged with: Perry County Sheriff's Office

September 17, 2012 - 6:00pm
2 years 45 weeks ago

Authorities in Perry County are investigating a meth lab discovered Monday afternoon.

Around 1 p.m. deputies arrived at 14975 Earl Place in Thornville to serve a warrant to a man living at the residence and discovered a meth lab inside of the residence.

Sergeant Keith Peck with the Perry County Sheriff's Office said the man was arrested for the warrant and two others in the house were detained for questioning and could face charges in connection to the bust.

"The house...

August 30, 2012 - 10:25pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

After a search using a helicopter and K-9's authorities were able to locate a missing man from Perry County.

Shane Peterson of 9824 State Route 669 in Crooksville was last seen Wednesday morning.

Peterson was located by a helicopter around 8 p.m. Thursday evening swimming nude in a pond off of Old Rainer Road. Authorities say he was alert, but confused about his where-a-bouts.

"I think what we're concerned about here is what's causing him to act the way that he is....

August 28, 2012 - 10:49pm
2 years 48 weeks ago

Three people are in custody after police bust a meth lab in Perry County

The Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force received a tip just after 6:30 that some people had purchased supplies to make methamphetamine.

Perry County Sheriff's Sergeant Pat Corder said authorities were able to track down a suspects' truck to 3530 Township Road 123 in Reading Township, just outside of Somerset.

"Our CODE Task Force responded to the tip, said Sergeant Corder.  "...

January 24, 2012 - 5:12pm
3 years 27 weeks ago

A man wanted by the Perry County Sheriff's Office is now in custody.

46-year-old Keith Watts turned himself into authorities Tuesday.
 

While searching for Watts on Monday, deputies say they discovered a meth lab at his home at 9796 State route 669 in Crooksville.
 

Watts is being held in the Southeastern Ohio Regional  Jail on probation violation charges.
 

Watts faces additional charges in connection with the meth lab...

October 28, 2011 - 6:26pm
3 years 39 weeks ago

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Some Perry County residents are nervous over a Madison Township property housing exotic animals... Following last week's incident in Muskingum County at Terry Thompson's farm.

Perry County Sheriff William Barker said he has been keeping a sharp eye on the Township Road 106 property. At last count the Sheriff said homeowner Andrea Morris had four bears and four lions. But he believes there has...

September 8, 2011 - 4:33pm
3 years 46 weeks ago

The quiet village of Junction City in Perry County woke up to a buzz this morning as news of the wig-wearing bank robber quickly spread.

According to FBI Special Agent Harry Trombiatas, it all began shortly before 10 o'clock Thursday morning at First National Bank of McConnelsville. A man wearing a long, black wig slipped a note to the teller demanding money. Without argument she handed over the cash.

"It's a very peaceful town, when something happens here, it...

August 4, 2011 - 7:47pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

More than 600 marijuana plants were discovered at a home in Thornville Thursday.

Detectives with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force conducted a search at 12162 State Route 188 after receiving a tip that marijuana was being grown.

Authorities found 611 marijuana plants and hydroponic growing equipment. It's estimated as having a street value of more than $500,000.

Two people were at the home, however they were not arrested and names will not be released until...

June 30, 2011 - 9:03pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

A man is critically injured following an accident in a New Lexington yard.

Around 6:45 Thursday night authorities were called to 3253 Brown Street.

According to the Perry County Sheriff's Office, three children were playing in a Ford Focus and knocked it into gear. The car started to roll down the yard and a man attempted to stop it. The car hit the man and pinned him to a tree.

First responders reported that the man had no pulse. He was taken to the Good...

June 28, 2011 - 4:27pm
4 years 5 weeks ago

Authorities in Perry County execute search warrants at two homes in New Lexington in an investigation into the manufacturing of methamphetamine.
 

Sgt. Kevin Starrett says Monday night detectives seized chemicals related to manufacturing of meth along with lab supplies at a home on East Water Street and East Union Street.
 

He says during the investigation detectives also discovered an active meth lab at another location near Shawnee.
 

He says...

May 25, 2011 - 3:33pm
4 years 9 weeks ago

Citizens complaints led to the arrest of three Perry County residents.

Agents with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force executed a search warrant at 500 Tile Plant Road Lot #13 in New Lexington around 2p.m. Tuesday.

Agents seized large quantities of prescription drugs including Oxycodone, Percocet and Opana.

The three arrested were taken to the Perry County Sheriff's Office and later released. More suspects are being interviewed and the Perry County Sheriff's Office...

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