Man arrested, missing child found in Pike County


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By Portia Williams

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PIKE COUNTY — Steven Weaver, a man wanted by authorities on multiple active warrants in Pike County, was arrested on Thursday, June 18, according to a release from Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader’s Office. In a collaborative effort with multiple law enforcement agencies, Weaver was apprehended around 6:37 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, without incident.

Reader said his office worked in conjunction with the US 23 Major Crimes Task Force, the Ross County Sheriff’s Office and Pike County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for Weaver’s arrest.

Weaver was wanted on several active warrants through the Pike County. Common Pleas Court for receiving stolen property and forgery. Reader credits collaboration between law enforcement agencies and the public with making it easier to seek people out that are wanted in a way that allows authorities to safely take those individuals into custody without incident.

On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at approximately 3:16 p.m. deputies responded to the 1100 block of SR 124 in Lathem, Ohio in reference to a missing three-year old boy, who apparently, had wandered away his residence. Pebble and Benton Township Fire departments, Township Squad 7, Pike County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and members of the local accompanied deputies.

The three-year old boy was located by fire department and squad personnel were met on the scene by Reader and Pike County deputies, where they were able to safely return the child to family members expeditiously, and without any injuries.

The Waverly Police Department, Piketon Police Department, and the Highland County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene, though according to Reader, the child was located prior to their arrival.

Reader maintains that it is through collaboration between fire, EMS, and law enforcement agencies all working together, that yields the best results.

Reach Portia Williams at 740-353-3101, ext. 1929, or on Twitter@PortiaWillPDT.

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