Rewards Offered For Information About Athens County Crimes


Two incidents have been reported in Athens County, and the sheriff’s office is requesting information about both.

The first incident occurred at the AEP sub-station on state Route 691 in Nelsonville between June 2 and June 12.

The thief forced entry into a fenced-in AEP property and stole a large amount of copper ground wire.

Officials said that electricity was lost to parts of the Nelsonville area as a result of the theft.

The second incident occurred on Aug. 5 at the General Store, located at 5321 Washington St. in Albany.

A white male approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall and approximately 160 pound, wearing a black and blue bandana, entered the general store displaying a handgun.

The man took a sum of money from the cashier.

He was seen leaving the scene in a yellow, Cavalier-like vehicle, heading out state Route 681 toward Mineral.

Officials said that as a witness was pursing the vehicle, the front seat passenger fired one round at his vehicle.

Athens County Crime Solvers is offering up to a $2,000 cash reward for information leading to arrests in the two cases.

If you have any information on the above crimes, call 740-594 –3331.

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