GALLIA COUNTY, Ohio — Gallia County Deputies are looking for a suspect following an attempted gas station robbery in Gallia County. The call came in around 9:30 Saturday December 21, 2013. Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning says the attempted robbery happened at the Speedway gas station on State Route 7. Gallia Deputies, Ohio Highway Patrol, Gallipolis and Rio Grande police using a police K9 searched the area. The suspect was […]

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New partnership… GCSO Deputy Tom Wright and bloodhound K-9 partner Rosie. Rosie was donated to the Gallia County first responder community by Westwood kennel, Nancy Rhynard of Hilliard, Ohio. The k-9 team is a mutual effort of GCSO, The Gallia County Fire Fighters Association and the District II VFD. Deputy Wright also serves as fire chief of District II VFD, in Mercerville. A second bloodhound was also donated and will […]

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5:30pm update: Level 1 will continue to be in effect through the night/morning hours. Many secondary roads and bridges are still snow and ice covered. Please drive with care. The current Level 1 advisory will expire at 0800 on 12/9/2013 unless weather conditions change. Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning has issued a level 1 driver alert. A level 1 alert means that roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. […]

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Dec. 6 2013 Gallia County Level 1 advisory issued -ADVISORY ENDS 12/7/2013 0900 Issued at 7:51PM Due to the mix of ice, snow & rain, we have issued a LEVEL 1 SNOW ADVISORY for Gallia County. Level 1 means “drive with caution.” GCSO staff are reporting layers of ice on the secondary roadways, intersections. Vehicle crashes have been reported on some main roads in the northern part of the county. […]

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The Ohio Crime Prevention Association (OCPA) and the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office will host a one day training session for those persons who provide security for local churches, chapels, synagogues, temples & other places of worship. etc. All area churches are invited to send a representative. The training is free but attendees must pre register by calling the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office at 740-446-4617 or You can also register at […]

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Gallia County Sheriff Issues Holiday Shopping Safety Tips The holidays are approaching fast! Most people have or will be starting their holiday shopping anytime now. The holiday season is a time when busy people can become careless and vulnerable to theft and other holiday crime. Below are shopping safety tips which can help you avoid being a victim of theft: •Always stay alert to your surroundings!! Do not walk thru […]

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NEWS RELEASE GALLIA COUNTY [Gallipolis, Ohio ] – On October 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Gallia County Sheriff and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its seventh opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to The Courthouse at 18 Locust Street Gallipolis, Ohio. […]

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August 27, 2013 arrest date) Gallipolis- Gallia County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested two Point Pleasant, Wv. residents for a criminal indictment issued by the Gallia County Grand Jury. Jason C. Roach age 30, (charged with Burglary 3 counts, Theft 4 counts) and Kelly D. Veazey age 28 (Charged with 1 count Burglary, and Theft) Gallia County Deputies have been conducting extensive burglary and theft investigations in Gallia County since 2012 […]

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For Immediate Release August 22, 2013 After receiving several anonymous tips and complaints about an indoor marijuana grow, Gallia County Sheriff Deputies conducted a knock and talk at a Springfield Township residence. Upon talking to the occupants of the residence the property owner acknowledged that there was a small indoor growing operation. While making a quick check of the property another building was located behind the residence that was locked. […]

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The Gallia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a possible abduction attempt of a small child in the Merry Road area of Rodney. The child reported being approached by a male. The alleged suspect was described as a black male wearing a gray ball cap. The child reportedly described the vehicle he left in as a black van with a white back and red polka dots. The event […]

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