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Burglary at historic Ellabell home
Bryan County Sheriff's blotter

From Bryan County Sheriff’s Department reports:

Theft: An Ellabell man reported Tuesday that someone "came onto his property and took his 60 (quart) Yeti cooler from his porch." The man said the cooler shouldn’t be hard to notice. "(He) stated the cooler has large Stars & Bars flag stickers affixed to the cooler which would difficult to remove an easy to spot."

Verbal argument: A deputy was sent to a Buckhead address Monday afternoon to referee an argument between a mother and son. "(The mother) was intoxicated and yelling when I arrived at the residence. (The son) began yelling after I spoke to him. Both subjects agreed to stop the argument and not bring it up again. The subject’s step father was at the residence and stated that he would contact us if the argument continued."

Criminal trespass: A deputy was sent to an Ellabell address Tuesday regarding damage to property. There he met with the caretaker of a home that she said is on the U.S. National Register of Historic places. The woman said "sometime within the past week an unknown subject or subjects came onto the property and broke a window and a door to gain access into the house." Nothing inside seemed damaged or missing, the caretaker said.

Theft: An Ellabell man reported Sunday that someone stole a cane mill from his property. "(The man) said that the cane mill was on a small green trailer so that it could be easily transported from one area to another."

The man said he’s reported other things stolen from his property and thinks his uncle is responsible. The man said he last saw the cane mill about two weeks before he called the law.

DUI: Here’s one for the books. Around 8:30 p.m. Monday night deputies were sent to Edward Smith Road near Porterfield Road "in reference to a Hyundai Sonata with a possible drunk driver who had driven into a ditch."

There, they found the car, which had a Florida license plate. The car was stuck. A woman was behind the wheel.

"(She stated) that she had been at Tailgate and was trying to go home. I was unfamiliar with Tailgate and through my conversation with the offender learned that it was in Savannah and that her home was also in Savannah. I asked the driver what she was doing so far from home and she stated that she knew she was only a few miles from her apartment."

The woman said she’d only had a few beers but was obviously intoxicated, the report said. Her car was towed, she was arrested.

Discharging a firearm: A Fort McAllister Road woman reported Dec. 9 that a neighbor kept shooting his gun even after she asked him to stop. The woman said the shooting was spooking her horse. The deputy said it wasn’t illegal to discharge a weapon because it wasn’t in a residential area. The woman said a lot of people board animals at her barn. The deputy "told her that as long as he/she did not shoot in the direction of someone or the barn there was not much that Law Enforcement could do if the person was on their property."

The woman said she’d reported the man once before and also said she’d asked him to stop shooting his gun. "She told me that he stopped but started back again and it appeared he was shooting in the air."

The deputy didn’t hear any shots while he was in the area, the report said.

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