From Bryan County Sheriff’s Office reports:
Courtesy ride: At some point on the night Sept. 16 a deputy was called out to I-16 regarding a 28-year-old man walking east on the westbound side of the interstate. The deputy found the man and identified him, and the man said he started walking around 8 a.m. from Macon.
“He stated he was attempting to get to Douglas, Georgia,” so the deputy gave him a lift to Pembroke to get a motel room for the night “and recharge his phone to contact someone to come get home.”
“While in the city of Pembroke, (the man) contacted Bryan County three times in order to speak to an officer,” and then called again from a Highway 280 business saying “that everyone he called was busy, and he was still attempting to get to Douglas.” He also said the motel wouldn’t put him a room “due to insufficient funds,” and the deputy was then told to take the man to Evans County “in order to get him closer to Douglas, Georgia.” So, the deputy gave the man a ride to Claxton and asked Bryan County dispatch to let authorities in Evans County know he’d been dropped off. The deputy also told the man “if he continued west on Highway 280 he would get closer to Douglas.”
The deputy also noted this: “During transport, (the man) did come to the conclusion that he was a police officer and stated that he was having trouble coping with it. He stated that he would be taking his people to qualify some time next week. He also advised me that he was a part of the illuminati.”
Theft: A deputy was sent to a South Bryan address around 4:30 p.m. Sept. 17 where a woman said “her son had taken their trash out when he discovered their trash can was missing,” a report said. “(She) said her neighbor across the street has two trash cans but is unaware if they may have mistakenly grabbed hers or if they purchased another.” The deputy tried to contact the neighbors but they weren’t home. The woman got a case number.
Matter of record: A woman told deputies she was driving east on Belfast Keller Road around 11:30 p.m. Sept. 15 and had just passed Caesarstone when “a big black hog ran out in front of her.” The woman said she swerved but her 2018 Hyundai still hit the hog and damaged her front end and driver side fender. “(She) stated she drove her vehicle home after the impact but the vehicle was trying to shut off on her on the way home.”
Pedestrian under the influence: A deputy driving on Cartertown Road around 5:15 a.m. Sept. 18 reported he nearly hit a 28-year-old Ludowici woman “walking on the fog line of the center median,” after he came up on her in the dark. The deputy turned around, and went back to check on the woman and found “she was very unsteady on her feet and swaying back and forth,” and “was talking in circles about nothing.” She was believed to be under the influence of drugs, the report said. Deputies took her to her mother’s home, but her mother said “that she could not be at her residence high on drugs,” so the woman was taken to Bryan County Jail.
Entering auto: A man reported Sept. 19 he left his vehicle at the ride share on Highway 280 near I-16 on Sept. 17 and when he came back he found a number of items missing. He said he left the doors unlocked. He was given a case number.
DUI, mental evaluation: Deputies were asked to be on the lookout for a certain color, make and model of a pickup in Ellabell around 10 p.m. Sept. 17 after a –old 26-yearwoman called 911 to say she took a friend’s truck and was making suicidal threats, and also said she might be going to a bar.
Deputies checked a bar and came up empty, but then were told found the woman had gone to the jail and left a message, then drove off. She then called 911 again to say she was in a ditch, but didn’t know where. Deputies then were told the pickup owner had found the pickup, and deputies found it “partially submerged” in a ditch on Highway 204 with the woman and the man standing next to with the woman continually saying “it just doesn’t matter,” the report said.
It also noted her eyes were bloodshot and glassy, and “the smell of an alcoholic beverage emitted from her person.”
Deputies and a Pembroke police officer tried to calm the woman down and EMS was called, and the woman passed out. Because she’d threatened to harm herself, she was taken to a hospital for evaluation. The pickup was pulled out of the ditch by a tow truck and the owner removed it from the scene himself.
Unwanted person: Deputies were sent to an Ellabell address around 10:50 a.m. Sept. 19 because a man wanted his 37-yearold daughter given a criminal trespass warning. While they were doing that, deputies learned the woman was wanted for obstruction so she was arrested and put in a patrol car. She then started complaining of chest pains, and EMS came and she told them she wanted to go to the hospital. She was taken there by EMS.
Underage alcohol: Deputies were told on the night of Sept. 19 to be on the lookout for a missing 18-year-old girl from Effingham County. She and three under-aged friends were found at a bar and she told deputies “she freely admitted to being under the influence and stated she had never been carded gaining access to the bar and stated they let almost anyone into the bar.” The girl’s mother came and got a case number and the car. Another girl’s car was removed by her mother, and three of them got a ride home from “a sober driver.”
Criminal trespass: Deputies were sent around 2 a.m. Sept. 17 to a Highway 144 convenience store because a man was “shirtless and screaming in the parking lot,” and was said to have a gun. Deputies saw the man, who tried to walk “away in a hurry,’ and went into a bathroom. When he came out, he was “defensive,” and “argumentative” and later said he worked at a nearby restaurant, whose owner wanted him served with a criminal trespass notice. The man wouldn’t give deputies his name and “requested his mother on scene.” She arrived, he gave deputies his ID and was given a criminal trespass notice in return. “No firearms were located,” the report said.
Theft by taking: A Richmond Hill woman reported she and her family got back from a high school football game in Augusta around midnight Sept. 19 to discover her husband’s backup pickup truck was missing and a wooden fence around her mailbox was missing. Her husband was at work and unable to talk to deputies. He used the pickup as a second vehicle, the report said.