2014 Year End Totals
December 9, 2014
Pike county Sheriff, Richard N. Henderson reports that on Tuesday, December 9,2014, his office along with investigators from the US 23 Major Crimes Task Force, the Ohio Organized Crime Commission, the Ross County Sheriff’s Office, and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 605 Circleview Drive, Waverly, Ohio. The warrant was a result of an ongoing investigation into the sale of illegal narcotics. Arrested during the search was Shad Mitchell Hannah (38 year old male) of Waverly, Ohio. Mr. Hannah was transported to the Scioto County Jail and housed on charges of trafficking in drugs (Heroin) and resisting arrest. The case will be presented to the next term of the Pike County Grand Jury.
December 4, 2014
Pike county Sheriff, Richard Henderson reports that on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, while on patrol, Deputy Chris Cottrell located a stolen vehicle in Latham, Ohio. Deputy Cottrell activated his patrol vehicle’s overhead lights and the vehicle with its two occupants fled from him. Deputy Cottrell followed the vehicle from a safe distance. Additional Deputies from the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, Highland County Sheriff’s Office, Adams County Sheriff’s Office, Ross County Sheriff’s Office and Officers from the Peebles Police Department converged in the area and assisted in getting the vehicle stopped. After a brief foot chase, the driver, Zachary Conley (35 year old male from Peebles, Ohio), and the passenger, Quentin Havens (35 year old male from Beaver, Ohio) were taken into custody. Both Mr. Conley and Mr. Havens had active warrants for their arrest through multiple agencies and both were being sought for questioning by the Peebles Police Department.
This case will be presented to the next term of the Pike County Grand Jury
Pike County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Richard Henderson reports that on November 5, 2014 deputies were dispatched to 237 Darst Road after receiving an anonymous tip of possible meth activity at this residence. Upon arrival, deputies were able to see inside the residence and observed a male subject carrying items to the rear of the residence which are used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Once entry was made into the residence deputies apprehended and arrested Dallas Jarrett Jr., 32 years old. Dallas Jarrett Jr. was charged with Illegal Assembly of Chemicals to Manufacture Drugs (F-3), Illegal Manufacture of Drugs (F-2), Tampering with Evidence (F-3), Possession of Criminal Tools (F-5) and Assault on a Peace Officer (F-2). Due to the deliberate actions of Dallas Jarrett Jr., deputies were exposed to hazardous chemicals and were treated at the scene by EMS personnel.
Mr. Jarrett was transported to the Scioto County Jail where he will be held pending his appearance in Pike County Court. This case will be presented to an upcoming term of the Pike County Grand Jury. Sheriff Henderson thanks citizens for their tip and encourages anyone with information into illegal activity to contact the Pike County Sheriff’s Office where you call will remain anonymous.
Sheriff Henderson urges parents,
“Check sex offender registry before Halloween”
Did you know according to statistics from the Department of Justice and Watch Systems LLC, an estimated 80% of all addresses have at least one sex offender within one mile. Forty-five percent of all sexual assault victims are under twelve, and 75% of victims know their attacker. Over half of all sexual assaults occur within one mile of the victims home. Did you know currently there are 48 sex offenders in Pike County.
So before your children Trick-or-Treat this Halloween, Sheriff Henderson wants parents to have real-time access to sex offenders in your area.
“We do our best to ensure sex offenders live where they tell us, but it is up to our citizens to utilize these online tools to see who the registered sex offenders are and where they are living”, says Sheriff Henderson.
It is critical that you “Know Before You Go” this Halloween. Sheriff Henderson advises parents to go to www.pikecosheriff.com and click on the ESORN tab or go the Ohio Attorney Generals website at www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov and click on the Sex Offender Search tab at the bottom of the main page. Parents can quickly search for sex offenders in their area using the statewide database. Simply enter your home address to view printable map of your neighborhood and any offenders in the surrounding area.
“If you aren’t planning on Trick-or-Treating in your own neighborhood, but will be in a different neighborhood, register that address beforehand so you know which houses to avoid”, says Sheriff Henderson. The alerts are in real-time and sent out via email as soon as an offender has registered with the Sheriff’s Office.
There is no cost of this service to the public, and no limit to the number of addresses you can register. Your email address and physical address are all confidential.
With these resources available, Sheriff Henderson says parents can feel confident that they are armed with the necessary tools to keep their children safe this Halloween.
If you have questions, or need further help regarding the sex offender registry, contact Robert Cornwell, Executive Director of the Buckeye State Sheriffs Association at (217)-753-2372
The 21st Annual Pike County Sheriff’s Office Halloween Bash
The Pike County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting the 21st Annual Halloween Bash on October 21st, 2014. The Halloween Bash will begin 6pm-9pm. Sign ups for the costume contest will be from 6pm-7pm, and the costume contest will begin at 7pm.
If anyone wishing to make a donation can contact the Pike County Sheriff’s Office at 740-947-2111