Meth lab raided on Pleasant Hill Rd.

April 10, 2012 by  
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Pike County Sheriff Richard N. Henderson reports that alst night, at 11:32 p.m. Deputies arrived at 4314 Pleasant Hill Rd. Waverly, Ohio regarding an anonymous complaint that methamphetamine was being manufactured at the residence.  Upon arrival Deputies observed items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine and smelled a strong odor of chemicals coming from the residence.  Deputies immediately removed all individuals from the residence including a three year old toddler that was present.

At 1:01 a.m. today Judge Cassandra Bolt issued a search warrant for the residence.  A complete search of the property and mobile home was conducted.  During the search numerous items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine were located.  An investigation into the criminal activity resulted in the arrest of five individuals.  Johnny E. Friley age 32, Carisa B. Friley 35 both of Waverly, Ohio and Erika Skaggs age 26 of West Portsmouth, Ohio were all charged with Manufacturin Methamphetamine, Illegal Posession of Chemicals to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Tampering with Evidence, Child Endangering, and Posession of Criminal Tools.  Nikkia Murray age 18 and Dakota A Dickey age 18 both of Waverly, Ohio were charged with Illegal Possesion of Chemicals to Manfacture Methamphetamine.

All five individuals are currently incarcerated at the Scioto County Jail.

Drive sober or get pulled over

September 9, 2011 by  
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Each year nearly 11,000 people die on the road due to drunk driving. In order to stop this deadly epidemic, police in every State and most U.S. towns and cities will be out in full force from mid-August through Labor Day looking out for drunk drivers. Cops are cracking down on drunk drivers. And they’ll see you before you see them.

15 Month old child found unresponsive in swimming pool.

July 19, 2011 by  
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Sheriff Richard N. Henderson reports on 07-15-2011 at about 1151 a.m. Sheriff Deputies responded to the 3000 block of BoBo Road in reference to a fifteen month old unresponsive child.  Upon arrival Deputies were advised by the child’s mother that the child was found unresponsive in the family swimming pool.  Pike County Squad One arrived on scene and the child was transported to Pike Community Hospital and was pronounced deceased.  Investigation is pending at this time.

Homicide suspect in custody.

July 19, 2011 by  
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Sheriff Richard Henderson reports that on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 6:49 p.m., the Pike County Sheriff’s Office along with the Ohio State Highway Patrol were called to the area of St Rt. 32 just west of Shyville Rd in referene to an injury accident.  Further investigation found the accident had occurred due to a stabbing injury which the driver, Mallory Pettit, age 25, had sustained.  Mallory Pettit was taken from the scene by EMS personnel to the Pike County Hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

The Pike County Sheriff’s Office along with the Piketon Police Department located a person of interest found to be a Michael H. Schaffner, age 30.  Mr. Schaffner was taken into investigative custody and was later arrested and charged with Aggravated Murder.  He was taken to the Scioto County Jail where he will be held pending his apperance in Pike County Court.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation & Identification was called to assist in the processing of the scene.  All evidence will be presented to the next term of the Pike County Grand Jury.

Search warrant executed, two charged for selling cocaine.

January 11, 2011 by  
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Pike County Sheriff Richard N. Henderson reports that on Friday, Dec. 17th 2010 at 5:06 a.m. our Special Reponse Team executed a search warrant at 3268 Lapperell Rd., in Mifflin Township at the west end of Pike County.  The investigation revealed that drugs were being sold at this location.  James E. Bowling age 29 and James D. Bowling age 60 were both arrested and charged with Felony Trafficking in Cocaine.  Both individuals were transported to the Scioto County Jail and are being held on ten thousand dollar bond.  As a result of the warrant a large amount of narcotics, cash and firearms were seized.  This case will be presented to an upcoming term of a Pike County Grand Jury, additional charges are pending.

Halloween bash canceled, rescheduled for Thursday 10-28-2010

October 26, 2010 by  
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Due to inclement weather the Halloween bash, originally scheduled for tonight 10-26-2010 has been canceled.  The bash has been rescheduled for Thursday 10-28-2010 at 6:00 p.m.

Halloween safety tips

October 26, 2010 by  
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The Pike County Sheriff’s Office would like to issue the following tips for the upcoming trick or treat night.  “Halloween can be great fun for our kids, but unfortunately there are people out there who harm them.  Being prepared is the first step in assuring all goes well.  Make plans for the night and talk to your kids about how to stay safe.  You can make a difference,” stated Sheriff Richard Henderson.

Parents should follow these simple rules:

Do not let your children trick or treat alone.  Only trick or treat at houses taht you know the residents.  Wear a costume that can be seen and that does not block your vision.  Never let children enter homes.  Visit or to search for sex offenders in your area.  Register for automatic alerts and find safety tips for parents and children.

We all can make a difference in keeping Halloween a safe and fun time for our children.

2010 Halloween dates and times

September 30, 2010 by  
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This year the Pike County Sheriff will be hosting the Halloween Bash on October 26, 2010 at the Pike County Fairgrounds from 6p.m. to 9 p.m.  Trick or treat in the City of Waverly will be on Oct 30th, from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Deputies locate, seize $22 million in Marijuana.

August 23, 2010 by  
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Sheriff Richard Henderson reports that on Friday, August 20, 2010, while conducting an eradication operation, a large amount of marijuana was found int he western part of Pike County.  Sheriff Henderson said 22,000 marijuana plants were found in the areas of Grassy Fork Road and Green Ridge Road.  The approximate street value of this was $22 million dollars.

Sheriff Henderson praised the work of the many agencies that helped in this operation.  “Without their help, we could nto have been as successful as we were”, said Henderson.  Those agencies were as follows:  Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification, Ross County Sheriff’s Office, Special Response Teams from the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility and the Chillicothe Correctional Institute, Benton Township Fire and Squad personnel, Red Cross, Life Ambulance and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

The Pike County Sheriff’s Office and BCI&I are working closely in the investigation of their findings in this operation.

Attempted breaking and entering thwarted.

July 2, 2010 by  
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Harry H. Howard  Pike County Sheriff Richard Henderson reports on the night of July 2nd, 2010 at 12:46 a.m., his office apprehended a male subject, identified as Harry H. Howard of Otway, Ohio, who was seen in the area of Ricer Kubota Sales on US 23 and Wakefield Mound Road.  Deputy Savage observed a suspicious vehicle; being a white in color Ford Windstar van in that area at around 12:30 a.m.  Deputies then performed a uniformed traffic stop about the vehicle on US 23 North at Seif Road and identified Harry Howard operating the vehicle.  Deputies soon discovered that Harry was operating the vehicle with a suspended license and ficticious tags.  After Harry was taken into custody, Deputies conducted an inventory search of the contents to the vehicle.  They observed a pair of 2-way radios, flashlights, black gloves, dark colored clothing, bolt cutters, and a set of steel folding vehicle ramps, which were located in the rear cargo area of the van.  Deputies stated that the rear seats had been removed from the van in perhaps of hauling something large inside.  After concluding their investigation, Deputies received information that Harry was planning to steal equipment from Ricer Kubota sales.

Harry was charged with Driving Under Suspension M-1, Attempted Breaking & Entering F-5, Attempted Theft F-4, and Posession of Criminal Tools F-5.  Harry was taken to the Scioto County Jail for incarceration.

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