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BCSO blotter: Woman who borrowed vehicle was wanted
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From Bryan County Sheriff’s Office reports:

 Unwanted person: An Ellabell man reported Aug. 1 there was a woman staying in his spare bedroom and “he wants her out due to her stealing his vehicle a few days ago.”

Deputies talked to the woman, who said the man let her borrow the vehicle, and it was at “a residence near the Dip N Dash convenience store due to a flat tire,” the report continued.

A check showed the woman was wanted in both Effingham County and Pooler police, and she was detained at the request of Pooler. Her boyfriend made arrangements to get the complainant his vehicle back.

 Matter of record: A deputy heading to a call on Highway 280 west around 7:30 p.m. July 27 reported she saw a car crossing the center line, so she pulled it over.

“Upon making contact with the driver, later identified as … (he) informed me that he was on his way to Walmart by Savannah State University. (He) stated that Savannah has the roads messed up with the construction. I informed (him) that he was in Pembroke, Georgia. (He) stated he did not understand how he passed Walmart and that he had never heard of Pembroke, Georgia.”

The man didn’t seem to be under the influence, the deputy wrote, “but he did seem a little confused.”

After he was checked out and cleared by EMS, the deputy “provided written directions for (the man) from Highway 204 and I-95 to his residence. (He) followed (another deputy) to the traffic light at Highway 204 and I-95.”

Verbal dispute: Deputies were sent to a Buckhead North address around 10:46 p.m. July 30 “for a report of a verbal domestic,” report said.

There, they met the husband outside the home.

“He stated that his wife … was intoxicated and was not feeling well. He stated she got up from bed to use the restroom and next thing he knew, she had called 911. He denied any altercation took place. He stated that she went back to bed and was asleep. She declined to speak with deputies. Nothing further.”

Assist other agency: A deputy sent to I-16 around 6:15 p.m. July 29 met a Vidalia woman who said she was headed east near mile marker 147 when she “heard something hit the underneath of her vehicle,” then saw smoke and pulled over.

The deputy had already spotted a “large metal trailer hitch in the roadway,” the report said, and it “was covered in oil and I could see a trail of oil leading from the hitch to where (the lady) had stopped.”

Since the incident location was in Effingham County, the deputy advised dispatch and asked for an Effingham County Sheriff’s Office deputy to come take the report “but Effingham advised they were extremely busy and was not sure how long it would take a deputy to reach my location.”

Since the deputy knew the woman couldn’t drive the car away, he took the report and arranged for the car to be towed – and the woman was taken to a nearby exit, where she got a ride.

 Fight: A deputy working off duty security at Hendrix Park on July 31 during a “semi pro football game,” between the Effingham Outlaws and Savannah Steam had to end the game early after a fourth-quarter fight between two of the players

At some point, there was a bit of a scene before the deputy managed to get things calmed down, got refs to call the game early and backup from BCSO to “help clear the park.”


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