Anonymous Drug Tip Line: 740-695-DRUG (3784)

Criminal Investigations Unit

The Belmont County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit is made up of five Detectives with various degrees of responsibility. The Detectives investigate Felony cases and are members of several Task Forces. Each Detective has their own particular area of expertise.

Chief of Investigations Ryan Allar has been in the Criminal Investigations Unit since 2005 and has been in charge of our investigations unit since 2008. Chief Allar is a member of the Belmont County Domestic Violence Task Force and the Belmont County Sexual Predator Initiative (SPII) Task Force. He is also commander of the Belmont County Major Crimes Unit. Chief Allar can be reached at (740) 695-7933 Ext 112 or rallar@belmontsheriff.com.

Detective Sergeant Rusty Lucey has been assigned to the Criminal Investigations Unit since June of 2011 and primarily investigates burglaries.  Sergeant Lucey is also a member of the Belmont County Major Crimes Unit. Sergeant Lucey can be reached at (740) 695-7933 Ext 151 or rlucey@belmontsheriff.com.

Detective Andrea Gatti has been assigned to the Criminal Investigations Unit since May of 2011 and primarily investigates Domestic Violence offenses and Sex Crimes. Detective Gatti is a member of the Belmont County Domestic Violence Task Force and the Belmont County Sexual Predator Internet Initiative (SPII) Task Force. Detective Gatti can be reached at (740)695-7933 Ext 122 or agatti@belmontsheriff.com.

Detective Sergeant Randy Stewart has been in the Criminal Investigations Unit since May of 2017 and primarily investigates drug offenses. Sergeant Stewart is a member of the Belmont County Major Crimes Unit. Sergeant Stewart can be reached at 740-695-7933 Ext 114 or rstewart@belmontsheriff.com.

Detective Sergeant Doug Cruse has been in the Criminal Investigation Unit since 2010 and primarily investigates internet crimes against children. Sergeant Cruse can be reached at 740-695-7933 Ext 148 or dcruse@belmontsheriff.com.

Belmont County Drug Task Force Tip Line 740-695-DRUG (3784)