-March 12th, 2017- Sheriff Matt Champlin announced that the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office is investigation a shooting in the 1100 Block of Clay Lick Road in Harrison Township.  “At this time we know that one individual has been shot and one suspect is in custody,” commented Champlin. Champlin stated that his officers are processing the scene with the assistance of Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.  Prosecutor Jason Holdren also responded […]

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-March 12th, 2017- Sheriff Matt Champlin announced that the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a breaking and entering in the morning hours of Sunday, March 12, 2017, on S.R. 141 in the Patriot area.  Witnesses gave officers a description of a vehicle that was seen leaving the residence, which had been burglarized.  “Our Deputies saturated the area in an effort to locate the vehicle and sure enough, […]

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-March 6th, 2017- Sheriff Matt Champlin announced that as a part of the ongoing joint effort to eliminate the flow of illegal narcotics circulating throughout Gallia County and the surrounding areas, officers with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol have intercepted a large quantity of narcotics through a routine traffic stop and the investigation which followed. In the early morning hours of March 6, 2017, […]

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-February 19th, 2017- INVESTIGATION SEEKING TIPS FROM THE PUBLIC REGARDING GALLIA COUNTY ARSON   YOU MAY HAVE INFORMATION VALUABLE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT   The Division of State Fire Marshal’s Fire and Explosion Investigation Bureau is seeking information from the public regarding a fire that was intentionally set at a single-family home located at 1999 Cargo Road in Crown City. The fire occurred around 5:30 p.m. on February 19.  The District […]

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-February 28th, 2017- Sheriff Matt Champlin announced that Charles E. Withee, age 78, of Rio Grande, was reported missing by his wife at approximately midnight on February 28, 2017.  Mrs. Withee told dispatchers that her husband, Charles, had received a report of his cows being loose on Poplar Ridge Road in Cheshire Township around 6:00PM.  She became worried when Charles had not returned home or contacted her.  Deputies and Troopers […]

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