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Posted on: August 2, 2019

August, 2019 Crimes of the Month.

August Crimes of the Month

1.  On June 11, 2019, the Athens Police Department responded to Lowe’s Home Improvement Store, located at 983 E. State St. for the theft of a Yale 5 ton forklift belonging to the business.  Surveillance footage from June 8, 2019 at approximately 8:00 PM, showed a white male driving the forklift off of the property and it was left unattended at a business approximately a mile away.  The board is offering up to a $500 reward for information on this crime.  (See attached photograph of suspect) 


Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous is offering a cash reward for information on the above crime if that information leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible.  *Information on serious misdemeanors will be limited up to a $1000.00 cash reward.  **Any information that leads to the arrest of an individual responsible for graffiti, the board can authorize up to a $500.00 cash reward. If you have information on these crimes, please call (740) 594 – 3331.  You may also visit our website at or like us on Facebook.  Remember!  Crime Solvers Anonymous needs your information and not your name so that your information can be passed onto the proper authorities.  Help us to help Athens County become a safer place.


Suspect in forklift theft


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