Letter from sheriff

WASHINGTON COUNTY

Press Release

04/14/17 through 04/21/17

14-Apr-17 Deputies were dispatched to the 46000 block of CO RD DD on a possible disturbance. Upon further investigation, Andrew Foth was arrested for assault and harassment and transported to Morgan County Justice Center. He was later released on a $5000.00 bond.

14-Apr-17 Deputies were called to the Akron Public Library on an unwanted person. Upon further investigation, it was determined that David Schiefelbein was banned from the library. Mr. Schiefelbein was issued a summons for disturbing the peace.

14-Apr-17 Deputies received a call about a small stone statue that was found at the intersection of 7th & cedar in the town of Akron. The statue was taken to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office until the owner is found.

15-Apr-17 Deputies attempted to stop a white car and a pursuit ensued that covered multiple counties. Due to safety concerns and the identification of the driver the pursuit was called off. Lissette Lefforge was later arrested and charged with vehicular eluding, 2nd degree criminal trespass, menacing, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, careless driving, failed to use turn signals, failed to stop at a stop sign, failed to display lamps when required and speeding. She was later released on a $5000.00 bond.

15-Apr-17 Deputies were called to the Akron School Baseball fields for a dog that was interrupting the game. The dog was transported to the Akron Pound. The owner, Daton Harris was given a verbal warning for dog at large.

16-Apr-17 Deputies arrested Brittany Lewis on an active warrant out of Indiana for a parole violation. Mrs. Lewis was held with no bond pending extradition. Indiana did not wish to extradite Mrs. Lewis was later released.

16-Apr-17 A resident on Cedar Ave in Akron found a dog on his lawn. The dog was transported to the Akron Pound. The owner’s father picked up the dog as the family was already looking for him.

16-Apr-17 Deputies were contacted on a possible identity theft. After further investigation, it was determined the resident received a letter from Comcast in Indiana wanting personal information. The case is under investigation.

17-Apr-17 While in custody, Wesley Lefforge was arrested on two warrants. One warrant was out of Morgan County District Court with a bond of $5000.00. The second bond was out of Denver District Court with no bond. Mr. Lefforge was later transported to Morgan County Justice Center.

17-Apr-17 Deputies were called to a possible theft in an area of CO RD XX and CO RD 44. Upon further investigation, it was determined that several tools were taken out a toolbox and a generator was taken out the back of a work truck. The residence has been entered as well and 2 chairs had been taken. This case is under investigation.

13-Apr-17 A resident in the town of Akron reported that some solar lights were taken from her driveway and walk way. Residents are reminded that as the weather warms, some mischievous juveniles are inclined to engage in pranks such as moving property around from one residence to another. Residents are encouraged to be vigilant and report suspicious activity to the Sheriff’s Office.

18-Apr-17 Deputies received a report of vandalism and theft from the Washington County Event Center. Upon further investigation, it was determined that an attached ashtray was taken. It is believed the ashtray

was physically attached to the outer wall of the Event Center and was forcefully removed leaving several holes in the building. Case is under investigation.

18-Apr-17 Deputies were dispatched to a possible vandalism on a residence on the 200 block of 6th in the town of Otis. Deputies arrived and found a window had been broken from the outside of the residence. Deputies talked to the juvenile that threw the rock and the juvenile agreed to pay for the window to be fixed.

19-Apr-17 Deputies were dispatched to a dog that had gotten loose and attached another dog while it was inside its fenced yard in the town of Otis. The dog’s owner was located and the dog was place at the Akron Pound for 10 day quarantine.

19-Apr-17 Deputies received a call from a resident in the 500 Block of Fremont in the town of Akron. The resident had an orange traffic cone in his yard. The traffic cone was taken to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office until the owner can be found.

Citations:

04/17/17 JANER, JOSE age 45 HWY 36 Failed to display valid registration plates

04/16/17 BACQUERA, JANET age 27 1ST & CEDAR Speeding (10-19 mph over the posted speed)

04/18/17 EDSON, GAYLON age 67 HWY 34 & CO RD U Speeding (10-19 mph over the posted speed)

 

press release 1-31-17

Two tool boxes were found on Hwy 63 between mile marker 8 and 9 on January 27, 2017. We are looking for the owners. If you have more information regarding these boxes please contact the Washington County Sheriff's Office at (970) 345-2244