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BCSO blotter: Stoves stolen and neighbor disputes
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From Bryan County Sheriff ’s Office reports:

Burglary: Complainant told BCSO that at some point between Feb. 10 and Feb. 17 two homes under construction were burglarized. Taken from the home were “Whirlpool 36 cubic feet, electric stoves.”

A neighbor told the complainant “they heard loud noises (on Feb. 13 around 4 a.m.) but neither reported it nor investigated it.”

Is there a black market for stoves?

Matter of record: A deputy was sent to a Highway 17 Parkers because the clerk wouldn’t sell a customer some cigarettes and the customer and a friend got “belligerent and disorderly” when they were told she couldn’t buy them. The clerk said she didn’t believe the customer’s Idaho state ID was valid. The clerk wanted both she and her friend banned from the store. A deputy told the woman and her friend “that private businesses are not obligated to sell any items and can refuse service at any time,” and both were given a criminal trespass warning.

Matter of record: A deputy was sent Feb. 17 to a Highway 144 address regarding “possible damage to property.” There he met a couple who said their neighbor was “putting up a telephone pole which fell onto their property lie.”

The neighbor and another man were “attempting to put up a fence between his property and (the complainant’s) property. The deputy noted the pole started out on the neighbor’s property but “fell over and was lying across both property lines,” and “in order for (the neighbor) to put the pole back up on his property, (the other man) has to go onto the (complainant’s) property approximately 4 to 5 feet.

Due to a good behavior bond between the parties, (the complainants) are not allowed to speak directly with (the neighbor) to try to solve the issue, nor is (the neighbor) allowed to go onto the property of the (complainants).”

Both parties were “advised to seek the assistance of their attorneys and consider having the property surveyed.”

Civil matter: A deputy was sent to an Ellabell address around 3:14 p.m. Feb. 17 “in reference to a dispute between neighbors.” There, he talked to a man who said his neighbor “has tied into his fence on his property and he wants him to remove it. (The man) advised that the issue came about when his neighbor’s dogs came into his yard trying to attack his goats. He stated that he and his neighbor had exchanged words and that his neighbor advised him that if it was an issue, he needed to raise his fence so that his dogs could not come into his yard.”

The man planned on taking the fence down and wanted a deputy to make note of what he was doing and talk to the neighbor.

The deputy advised him it was a civil matter but he’d try to talk to the neighbor.

 Matter of record: On Sunday, Feb. 19 around 3 p.m. deputies were told Georgia State Patrol was chasing a car onto Highway 119. The deputy saw the car, a Volkswagen, speed past near Bryan County High School and joined the chase, which exceeded 100 mph. The suspect went toward Fort Stewart until it ended in a ditch on Highway 67, with the GSP car blocking the suspect vehicle. Neither the trooper nor driver were injured. The 21-year-old driver was arrested.

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