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Crime reports for April 6
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The following reports are from the Richmond Hill Police Department:

Public drunkenness

March 30—Officers responded around 6:30 p.m. to the Waffle House on Sommers Boulevard after a woman reported a man acting belligerent and using profane language in front of children. Officers found the man, who was homeless and drunk, and told him to stay away from the restaurant. The man went back to the restaurant and was arrested.

Matter of record

March 20—Shortly before 3 p.m. officers responded to Plums Sandwich Shop in Richmond Hill after a woman reported she had chipped her tooth while eating a BLT sandwich. Officers noticed about a fourth of her left front tooth missing. The woman believed the bacon was overcooked.


March 22—Officers stopped a Hinesville man around 4 a.m. on Highway 17 for speeding. The male driver’s license was suspended and he was wanted in Chatham County for failure to appear. The man smelled of alcohol and said he and the female passenger had just been at a club. He failed a field sobriety test and was arrested. Officers found two open alcohol bottles in the car and a plastic bag of marijuana and a smoked marijuana cigarette under the seat. The passenger said the alcohol was hers but she did not know who the marijuana belonged to. The man admitted to having the marijuana and she was released.

March 17—Officers responded to Bristol Way around 4:30 p.m. after a car was seen in a ditch. The Richmond Hill driver told officers he had drank five or six beers before driving. The man said he had driven his vehicle into the ditch while trying out the four-wheel drive.

The following reports are from the Bryan County Sheriff’s Department:


April 1—Deputies responded around 6:30 p.m. to the Zip-N in Ellabell after a minor vehicle crash was reported. An Ellabell man driving one of the vehicles involved in the crash did not have a license and smelled of alcohol. He had a hard time holding his eyes open and his speech was slurred. He failed a field sobriety test and was arrested.

March 29—Deputies approached a man at the Parker’s store on Highway 17 just after midnight when the store was closed. The man smelled of alcohol and when asked how much he had to drink, he replied "beer" several times. Deputies found an opened beer can in the truck, and arrested him for having an open container. A state administered breath test showed he had a blood alcohol level of .207.

Entering auto

March 31—Deputies responded around noon to Aspen Lane in Ellabell after a woman reported a GPS missing from her car.


March 31—Deputies responded to Old Olive Branch Road in Ellabell around 6 p.m. after a woman reported a gun missing from her home. Deputies discovered pry marks on a door and a .308 had been taken.

March 13—Deputies responded to Harbour Lane in South Bryan around 8 a.m. after a woman reported a laptop missing from her car. She said she puts the laptop in the trunk at night, and to open the trunk, someone must first open the cabin of the car.

Theft by taking

March 24—Deputies responded shortly before 4 p.m. to Cartertown Estates in Richmond Hill after a man reported a hog stolen from his home. He said he saw flashlights during the night and noticed the next day the fence where he kept his hog had been tampered with and the hog was gone.

Public intoxication

March 20—Deputies arrested a Richmond Hill woman just before 1 p.m. at the sheriff’s department in Pembroke after she came into the lobby drunk, claiming she needed to serve nine days for the Richmond Hill Police Department.

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