From Bryan County Sheriff's Office reports:
From a Nov. 13 report comes proof that improving infrastructure comes with a price. In this case, five vehicles reported damage when they hit a ‘flat ridge” around 11:30 a.m. Nov. 12 at the edge of the bridge at the Highway 17 exit on I-95 south.
That ridge was left when workers milling the interstate for paving left the road about 3 inches lower than the surface of the bridge, the report said.
In this report, the ridge caused the brake lines on a tractor trailer to come off and lock the trailer brakes, the report said, which caused the truck to block the center lane. A Mercedes saw all four rims and tires damaged, while a BMW, Hyundai and another Mercedes also suffered damage to multiple tires and rims.
The report said the Georgia Department of Transportation closed the lane to fix the problem.
Criminal trespass: A construction worker at a Waterways construction site reported Nov. 13 that over the weekend someone “started up a road compactor and drove it around the construction site. The offender got the compactor stuck in the dirt.”
There was no damage, but the complainant wanted the incident documented.
Illegal dumping: A man flagged down a deputy near the Daniel Siding power station on Nov. 9 to report “someone had dumped a large number of old hotel furniture and mattresses,” the report said. The man said he found tags on some of the stuff that said Hampton Inn and some “construction debris with labels” that belonged to Richmond Hill City Hall. The man said he’s putting in game cameras to catch trespassers on the property. The deputy checked with Hampton Inn and was told the motel had swapped out its mattresses in March “and every mattress was accounted for.”
Extortion: A woman told BCSO on Nov. 12 that someone has sent three letters to her place of work claiming to have information on her “that if released would jeopardize her reputation and personal life,” the report said. The woman said the sender of the letters wants $25,000 in exchange for the information. The woman said she started getting the letters after an employee was told her 401k had a wait period before it could be restarted and the employer wasn’t responsible for restarting the account. Copies of the letters, the last of which had a location where the money exchange was supposed to take place, were put into evidence.
Public intoxication, assault: Deputies were sent to a Holly Hill Road address Nov. 9 in “reference an intoxicated person who wouldn’t leave.” There, they found a woman laying face down in the road. She was drunk, the report said, and said she was being stupid.
It took deputies several times of telling the woman to get out of the road before she did. Then she told them the man who lived at the house beat her up. She was also having “mood swings due to her intoxication,” which made it difficult to understand what happened.
talked to the man, who also was drunk. He said the woman was at his house
earlier and left, then came back drunk, “took a candy dish and broke a mirror
in the bedroom,” the report said. “She then threw a plastic container of dog
treats at him that hit him in the head.”
The man said he told her to leave and she wouldn’t, and when she tried to slap him he slammed her into a wall then dragged her by the hair outside.
He had a cut on the top of his head, but both he and the woman, whose injuries weren’t described in the report, refused to be treated by EMS. The woman was arrested for being drunk and laying in the road. The man was arrested for telling deputies he slammed her into a wall and dragging her by her hair outside.