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Bryan County Sheriff's Blotter for June 16
Vehicle hits home, woman hits culvert, man yells

From Bryan County Sheriff’s Department reports:


DUI: A deputy was sent to Highway 144 near Kilkenny Road around 7 a.m. Saturday to investigate a report of an unoccupied and wrecked car in a ditch.

There, the deputy saw a car that had hit a culvert, and inside he and another deputy discovered a young woman “asleep in the back seat. (She) was wearing a bikini with no bottoms and a shirt which was wet. (She) put her bikini bottoms on and then stepped out of the vehicle. When asked, (she) stated that she was wet because she had been at the pool in Berwick and that she was going to her grandparents’ house in Waterford Landing. She admitted that she had been drinking wine and stated that her last drink was at 0200 hours, but she didn’t think she had that many. (She) had possession of her keys, still appeared to be intoxicated, and I could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage on her breath.”


After sobriety tests, the woman was charged with DUI.


Hit and run: Around 8 a.m. Saturday county deputies on patrol on Highway 204 in Ellabell “observed extensive damage” to a home.

“Deputies made contact with the occupants inside the residence and learned that they had been asleep since roughly 0300 hours and had not heard anything.”

They apparently missed quite a show. “Further investigation revealed that an unknown vehicle had seemingly failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Toni Branch Road and Highway 204. The vehicle then traveled through some thick bushes, through a portion of the garage, and then left the scene. The impact of the vehicle caused several appliances, articles of furniture, and miscellaneous household items that were inside the garage to sustain extensive damage.”

Also damaged was a Jeep apparently parked in the garage. 

 It “sustained damage from the appliances, furniture, and miscellaneous household items that were propelled through the garage by the impact.”

The victims got a case number.


Theft: A Sweet Hill Road man reported June 14 that “approximately one month ago he observed that a firearm of his was missing from the top shelf located in  his master bedroom closet,” a report said.

“(He) advised he did not report this incident when he observed it missing because he was thinking someone may have just misplaced it.”

The Walther P38 semi-automatic handgun was “blued with some rust,” and “was also in as black leather holster which had a German swastika symbol and the number 44 branded on the inside of the flap that covers the firearm.”

The man said he had no suspects.


Public intoxication: Deputies were sent to an Elm Drive address around 7 p.m. June 11 regarding “a white male subject who was intoxicated and yelling at the complainants.”

The deputy found the complainants, who pointed out a man they said was drunk and driving “extremely fast up and down Elm Drive,” the report said. “(He) started yelling and using profanity after they asked him not to drive so fast.”
The deputy then talked to the man, and “immediately recognized the smell of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person.”

The man told the deputy he lived in Bloomingdale and was in the area looking for his “grandson that lives around here somewhere,” the report said.

A breath test registered .156. The man was arrested.


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