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BCSO blotter: Somebody keeps stealing skid steers
skid steer

From Bryan County Sheriff’s Office reports:

 Stolen property: A 2020 Kubota skid steer was reported stolen July 8 from a worksite on I-95. The 2020 skid steer with a forestry mulching attachment is valued at $110,000. The report noted “another skid steer stolen from the same location and recovered in North Charleston, S.C,” and wondered if the same folks were responsible.

A separate report dated July 6 said a 2019 Kubota skid steer valued at about $75,000 was taken from the same worksite at mile marker 85 on the interstate. A tracker on the vehicle allowed the owners to find it in North Charleston. The case is under investigation.

Stolen car: A deputy was sent to a Highway 17 convenience store around 7 p.m. July 6 “in reference to a female acting strangely and stating people were out to get her.”

Once there, the deputy “observed a white female standing by a black Mercedes,” and “tried to ascertain what the problem was but had difficulty following the female’s story.”

It was some story. The woman, listed as 33 years old with a Manning, S.C. address, said “she was forced to make a decision to either take the car or get a will. (She) then said that the Hell’s Angels were after her and someone reported her for stealing the car. (She) then said something about getting her children.”

The deputy checked the woman and the car through GCIC/NCIC and neither was listed as missing or wanted. The woman then asked for food and the deputy went into the store and got her something to eat and drink.

When the deputy went back to her car, she saw “a delayed hit response to the license plate inquiry. The vehicle had just been entered as stolen,” in Jacksonville, Fla.

The woman, who seemed to be under the influence of something, was arrested, the car towed.

EMS transport: A deputy stopped around 10 p.m. July 5 when he spotted a car on the grass on Highway 17. The driver was found “slumped over in the driver’s seat with vomit all over himself and the inside of the vehicle.”

The man said he “was sick and trying to sleep it off before driving home. EMS was called and arrived a short time later. (The man) stated that he ate CBD gummies. (He) continued to vomit all over the place while trying to speak to the EMTs.” They took him to the hospital.

Damage to property: A Richmond Hill man reported July 9 he was backing his F250 pickup out of a parking lot of a Highway 144 convenience store when “the horn sound from another vehicle alerted him.” The man said he stopped and got out to find another man “seated in the white in color 2010 Pontiac Solstice Coupe.”

Evidently, when the man in the pickup was backing out, the coupe’s “low profile remained non-visible in the truck’s mirrors,” so the pickup’s rear bumper “cleared (the coupe’s) front bumper and connected with the hood.”

There was damage to the car. Not so much to the truck. Both drivers got a case number for insurance purposes.

Damage to property: Deputies were sent to the new Bryan County Rec Department gym at Henderson Park around 10:17 p.m. Jan 6 because “the glass door on the back side of the gym was open and had been struck three different times in the glass area, shattering the glass portion.”

Matter of record: A deputy was sent July 11 to a Pembroke address because “the owner of the property found a hat on her property.” The deputy met with a woman who said the night before somebody knocked on her window, and though she didn’t see who knocked it wasn’t the first time it had happened. The woman said she “came outside the next morning and found a brown in color hat laying in her front yard.” The deputy got the hat and gave the woman a case number.

Transaction card fraud: A Richmond Hill woman reported July 11 someone used her bank card to buy $109 worth of fuel at a truck stop in Utah. She needed a report for her bank.

Dog at large: A Pembroke woman reported July 10 at around 11 a.m. a dog that might’ve been a pit bull charged her children, so she “ran to the door panel of her vehicle, retrieved a handgun and shot it in the air,” and the dog then “retreated“  to the end of her yard, turned around, barked, then ran off.” She told the deputy where she thought the dog came from, and he and found the owners and asked them to make sure their dogs didn’t get out.

Reckless driving: A deputy on Highway 17 around 8:24 p.m. July 9 spotted a car go by him headed north toward Savannah at about 80 mph, so he got behind the car and “estimated the speed to be in excess of 100 mph,” before clocking it at 99 mph. When stopped, the driver, a 39-year-old Savannah woman, appeared to be under the influence of something, and said she was on her way to see her daughter. When the deputy asked why she took so long to stop, the woman “advised she was on her phone (playing a game ALKIN).” After some questioning the woman reportedly admitted to having a single drink earlier, and then agreed to take a breath test. She blew a .189 and was arrested. Her car was towed.

Mental evaluation: Deputies went July 5 to a Highway 280 address regarding “a subject having a mental episode.” When they got there, the 43-year-old man was being restrained by family members, who said he wasn’t taking his medication. The man spat several times on deputies and EMTs, etc., before he was finally taken into custody and taken to Memorial for an evaluation.

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