The following information was taken from Bryan County Sheriff’s Office reports.
Suicide threat — A woman on Daniel Siding Loop Road reported that a man called her and threatened to commit suicide. She told deputies that when she went to the man’s residence he tried to throw a knife at her and tried to get into her vehicle. Deputies indicated that the man ran off when they arrived, and they could not find him after searching the area even with the the Richmond Hill Police Department K-9 unit. The woman told deputies she did not want to press charges against the man.
Coffee pot assault — An Ellabell man told deputies that two men attacked him in his Homestead Drive residence after he claimed to see one of them take $20 from his kitchen counter. The man said one of the attackers hit him over the head with a glass coffee pot, and the other punched him after he fell to the floor.
Computer dispute — Deputies were called to a gas station where a man said he had been attacked at an Ellabell home on Mannie English Road. The complainant said he had been staying at the house for a few days and discovered his laptop battery was missing. When he confronted others in the house, he said they jumped him. Deputies reported that the man had scratch marks on his neck, chest and back.
The following information was taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports.
Phone scam — A Richmond Hill man told police he received a phone call from a 209 area code number, telling him he owed the Internal Revenue Service $4,000 and could be imprisoned for up to five years. The man said he bought two iTunes gift cards for $500 each and gave the numbers off the cards to the caller. When police contacted the caller, the person hung up and the number was then disconnected.
The RHPD is alerting people on its Facebook page that people should be aware of such scams as tax day approaches and that the IRS does not contact people via telephone about delinquent taxes, nor does the IRS request payment in the form of gift cards.