The following incidents are from Bryan County Sheriff’s Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.
A BCSD deputy patrolling Quail Road in South Bryan was flagged down around 1 45 p.m. by a man who told him the following:
“(Man) said his neighbor across the street is a widowed, elderly female. He said while he was returning her trash cans behind her shed, he observed someone ... spray painted one of her trash cans and the rear-facing wall of her shed. There was a spray-painted picture of obscene male genitalia along with a possible name or word as ‘Lulie or Gulie,” a report said.
The man also told the deputy that when he told the woman about the graffiti, “she said she has been having strange incidents lately around her residence,” the report continued. “(Neither the man or woman) have any idea who could have done this. (The man) said it had to have happened overnight because it was not there yesterday.”
A BCSD deputy took a report of criminal trespass that occurred Dec. 6 in a gravel pit off Kilkenny Road. The complainant showed the deputy “a video where a (car) entered the gravel lot to the incident location and began to drive in a circular motion (donut) several times causing displacement of the gravel.”
And then, “Two minutes after the vehicle left the lot, it returned. The passenger got out of the vehicle and began recording the vehicle make such maneuvers again.”
Apparently the video wasn’t conclusive enough to identify the license plate or the passenger or driver, but authorities have the cars make and model and color.
A man turned in a firearm he found while hunting. Here’s the BCSD report: “On the above date and time I met with the above complainant who stated that while hunting on WMA off Co-Op Road he found the above firearm laying in the marsh. I ran a check of the firearm and a record was given. Firearm will be placed in a evidence box and given to evidence custodian.”
There was nothing in the report on the type of firearm.
A deputy was dispatched to a Homestead Drive address in Ellabell regarding “a neighbor shooting.”
“Upon arrival, I spoke to the complainant …. He stated that his neighbor … had been shooting a shotgun and was disturbing the neighborhood and was also in violation of the law because he was shooting in a residential area.’
The deputy “advised the complainant that I would go make contact with the offender and determine if he was in fact in violation of the law or not.”
That didn’t sit too well with the complainant, it seemed.
“The complainant became visibly upset and argumentative and insisted that he knew that the offender was illegal because (a man) had told him so,” the report continued.
The deputy then spoke to the man doing the shooting.
“(He) stated that he had just shot at a fox that was killing his chickens but he had missed,” the report said. “He stated that he had only shot four times and that he had used a 9MM handgun that he had just purchased.”
The deputy “advised the offender that he could be arrested for shooting within 50 yards of a roadway and further advised him that it would be in his best interest to purchase a .22 caliber rifle and dispatch the nuisance fox with a more quiet and accurate firearm to avoid having the neighbors claim.”
The deputy then went back and spoke to the complainant. “He was still agitated and hostile. And insisted that the offender had shot consistently for over 20 minutes and had been using a shotgun. I advised the complainant to call back if the offender began shooting again,” the report ended.
An RHPD officer patrolling I-95 northbound around 2:30 a.m. spotted an SUV parked on the shoulder of the road with its flashers on and “two occupants outside, along the passenger side. I pulled behind the vehicle in my marked patrol car and notified Dispatch that I would be checking on a possible broken down vehicle.”
The officer then spoke to the two men, who “informed me their engine was blown and they just contacted their insurance company to arrange a tow by request.”
That’s when the report switches gears. “While speaking with both subjects, I clearly detected the odor of burnt marijuana and green marijuana emitting from them,” the officer wrote. “Both subjects advised me that they just smoked some marijuana right before I pulled up.”
The officer was also able to smell marijuana coming from the vehicle, and eventually the SUV was searched and marijuana was found – “shake” throughout the front floorboard area” and a small 2 gram bag in a red suitcase in the SUV’s cargo area.
“Neither subject claimed it. Both subjects were detained pending the investigation.”
Nothing else illegal was found, and “after some time for both subjects to think about whose marijuana I found, I again inquired about ownership of the contraband. Once again, neither subject claimed the marijuana.”
Both men were arrested and cited for possession of marijuana.
An RHPD officer was flagged down around 2:30 p.m. near Kroger Drive by a woman who said “a lawnmower just damaged her vehicle.”
The woman said she was stopped on Kroger Drive at the Highway 17 light when “she heard something hit the passenger side of her vehicle. (Complainant) stated that she noticed a male mowing grass near her vehicle at the time she heard the noise. (Complainant) indicated that as soon as she was able to turn right onto (17), she pulled over onto the shoulder of the road to examine her vehicle. (Complainant) explained at that time she noticed several scratch marks on the bottom of her passenger door that were not there yesterday.”
The officer noted he saw the marks, “along with fresh dirt/sand that I was able to brush off with my fingers.”
The officer then talked to the man cutting grass. “(He) denied damaging (complainant’s) vehicle but admitted to seeing the vehicle at the traffic light while he was mowing grass. (He) also admitted to this type of incident happening in this location before because of all the rocks mixed in with the grass.”
The officer then showed the man the damage “and he immediately denied being the cause …..”
“(He) explained that when a rock hits a vehicle it causes a dent in the body. (He) also pointed out some discoloration in the scratches which he advised was rust,” the report continued, with the officer noting “I was unable to verify if the discoloration was rust. I informed (the man) that the scratches were new due to the dirt/sand I was able to brush off of the scratches with my hand. I further explained that although (complainant’s) vehicle was dusty all over, the dirt/sand I brushed off was only on the scratches.”
Both folks were given a case number by the officer.
Shortly before 10 p.m., a RHPD officer clocked a car heading south on I-95 at 88 mph and promptly pulled the vehicle over.
“The driver … presented a Texas identification card. I asked (the driver) if he had a valid driver’s license. (The driver) stated no. I asked (the driver) if he had ever possessed a driver’s license in any state. (The driver) stated no, because he hasn’t had time to get one.”
The officer got the insurance and registration and checked through the Georgia Crime Information Center, or GCIC, revealing “(the man) was indeed unlicensed.”
The insurance and registration were valid, and the man’s fiancé, “a licensed driver,” was given the keys. The man was arrested and taken to RHPD for booking, then posted a cash bond and was released.
A RHPD officer clocked a car heading south on I-95 at 88 mph around 9:20 a.m. and “initiated a traffic stop at the 86 mile marker south,” a report said.
After approaching the car and asking the driver for his license, registration and proof of insurance, the officer “detected an odor consistent with that of marijuana emitting from the vehicle.”
Dozens of words later, the report notes the officer found “a glass smoking device that is commonly used to smoke marijuana …” in the driver’s coat and he told the officer there was pot in the trunk. “I returned to my patrol vehicle and deployed my narcotics canine Daky. Daky conducted a free air sniff of the vehicle in question giving me a positive alert on the passenger side wheel well. I rewarded Daky and returned him to my patrol vehicle.”
The officer then found the pot where the man said it would be. The man was arrested and taken to the police department, where he posted a cash bond.
An officer spotted a car on Highway 144 “traveling at a high rate of speed,” at “approximately 2155 hours,” a report said. The officer’s radar said the car was going 49 in the 35 mph zone, so the officer pulled the car over.
“While speaking with (the driver) I detected an extremely strong odor consistent with that of burnt marijuana.”
The woman was eventually arrested after the officer found pot in the car but was able to post bond through a bondsman. She told police the pot was her boyfriend’s.