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BCSO reports: Deputy lays down law on dumper
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From Bryan County Sheriff ’s Office reports.

Illegal dumping; A deputy on patrol Jan. 2 in South Bryan in the Wexford subdivision “observed a large pile of trash at the end of Wexford Dr,” and he “knew none of this trash was located at this spot on the previous night.”

The deputy cataloged the trash, noting it “consisted of broken wooden furniture, a child’s car seat, washing machine and dryer, 4 low profile tires, walk behind lawn mower with engine, 2 pink plastic kid pools, Natural Light beer cans, children’s furniture with cartoon characters, several pieces of miscellaneous trash, and 3 large cardboard boxes.”

Those boxes had a shipping label with a local address, and deputies went there and found the man “and advised him he needed to respond to Wexford Dr. to clean up his trash.”

The man told the deputy “he does not know why trash with his name on it would be dumped out. (He) advised he would only take the boxes which had his name on them. One of the boxes with (his) name on it also contained a small child’s play couch that matched the rest of the child play furniture that was scattered around the area.”

The deputy reported he told the man he could be charged, and “(he) raised his voice and started using vulgar language,” so the man was handcuffed and put into a patrol car.

The deputy then talked to DNR, which said they would follow up the next day.

The deputy let the man go, but told him “he had 24 hours to clean up the trash or I would secure a warrant for his arrest.”

Theft: Deputies were sent to Ball Park Road to Ozzy’s Skate Park around 1:59 p.m. Dec. 31 regarding stolen property.

There, they talked to a rec department employee who said he was told by a witness the week prior “that he had seen two white males measuring a skate rail that was mounted to the ground inside the skate park to make sure it would fit into their vehicle before unbolting it and taking it with him.”

The rec department employee said “he went to verify (the claim) and he found that the rail was in fact missing and that the bolts had been left behind.”

The suspects’ vehicle was described as being “an older crème colored two door sedan, possibly a Mercury Capri with a Chatham County tag.’ The witness also provided a possible name and Instagram profile for one of the suspects.

The rec department employee was given a case number.

Matter of record: Deputies were sent to an Ellabell address around 12:24 a.m. Jan. 4 to deal with a domestic dispute. There, the wife “informed us that her husband grabbed her toe when she elevated her leg to prevent him from getting in the bed.”

The man told deputies “he would sleep on the couch for the night to avoid another incident. (The wife) agreed to the mediation. Both parties have been in quarantine since Dec. 31 due to testing positive for COVID-19. Both parties are aware of the process for retrieving a copy of the report if needed.”

Matter of record: A South Bryan man reported Dec. 29 he wasn’t happy with the tag office in Richmond Hill because people weren’t social distancing or wearing a mask. The man said there were about 20 people in the office.

“(He) stated he asked the people in the tag office to distance themselves from each other and they laughed at him. (He) stated he is highly concerned about the spread of COVID-19.”

The deputy talked to the HR supervisor, who in turn talked to the tax commissioner. A tag office employee was also briefed. And, the deputy noted “there is a sign posted at the entrance of the complex which encourages the wearing of a mask upon entry into the complex. There are no signs posted at the tag office entrance which restricts the amount of people entering the tag office.”

Found shotgun: A Bryan County public works employee reported Dec. 31 he was on Floyd Road when he “observed a shotgun leaning on a cable fence and was worried that it would have been taken.”

The shotgun was taken for safekeeping.

The owner came and identified it “and was able to describe the condition and how many rounds were left in the shotgun,” and after his ID was confirmed ‘the shotgun was turned over to him.”

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