From Bryan County Sheriff’s Office reports:
Assault: Deputies were sent to the Rec Department on Timber Trail around 8:30 p.m. Aug. 29 because “a juvenile male getting jumped by three other male juveniles.” The complainant, the victim’s mother, said her son was assaulted by “two white males and one black male” after he tried to stand up for three female friends.
“The victim spoke up and told them to leave the girls alone and stop calling him names. He said that is when they stated on him and yanked the hood back on his shirt and then physically assaulted him when he tried to pull away,” the report said. The four witnesses “all agreed on how the events occurred,” and noted one of the attackers “has a Snapchat and was bragging he would be posting it tomorrow,” the report said, noting “All Offenders are possibly in middle school as well as the victim and witnesses.”
Intruder: Deputies were called out around 6 a.m. Aug. 30 to an Ellabell address because “a third party caller advised that an intruder was in the home of (the woman who lived there).” Deputies didn’t see any evidence of an intruder, but the woman said she lies alone and was in the bedroom and watching TV while talking with her friend around 3:30 a.m. when “she heard a noise that sounded like someone was in her home.”
The woman said she continued talking to her friend on the phone as she looked around, saw nothing, and then heard noises again at 4 a.m. and 5:25 a.m. , which is when she saw a man in her house who “appeared to be a tall black male, with dark clothes and short hair walk out from one of the rooms.” The woman said “she screamed for her friend to call police. She stated that the intruder then ran through the kitchen and out the back door.” There were no signs of an intruder or indication of forced entry. The woman was advised to change her locks and get a security system and door jammer “or similar device to prevent easy entry while she is in her home.”
Matter of record: Deputies were sent to a Bluff View Drive, Richmond Hill address on Aug. 28 because of “a white male who worked for (a heating and air company) walking through the residence.
A witness, “who identified herself as the hired cleaning help,” advised that when her mother opened the door she was startled by the man, who was standing on the front porch and “advised he had a key to the residence and was about to just unlock the door and walk in. (Complainant) advised that the male entered the residence and walked upstairs.”
The complainant said the man was wearing a work shirt with the name of the company and the employee on it. She said she called the homeowner, who called for deputies to check out the house. Nothing seemed to be missing, and the homeowner also told deputies two days earlier a work van from that particular company was parked outside his residence. Deputies then went to talk to someone at the company, who said he was aware of the incident. Apparently, the employee “was supposed to service the air conditioning system at (one address) which he did have a key for that residence … somehow (the employee) got confused and had mistaken (the other home on the same street). Whenever (he) started servicing the air conditioning system it registered to him he was at the wrong residence and left.”
Deputies “strongly recommended” that the importance of what had happened get discussed with employees “to avoid any future incidents.”