Hit and run
Oct. 27 – A man said while parked at McDonald’s in the Love’s truck stop parking lot another vehicle backed into his. The man said a large white male with short brown hair exited the other vehicle, and told him he was trying to back into another space – but he offered the complainant $20 and a coffeepot to cover the damages, the report said. When the man refused the offer, the alleged suspect then left the scene, traveling north on I-95. According to the victim, the man’s vehicle was a white Winnebago or camper with a brown stripe. Based on the tag the man gave police, the vehicle is a 1986 Toyota Cab Chassis, registered to a man living at the Motel 6 in Richmond Hill. The motel desk clerk said the man is not registered at the hotel, and the victim was given a case number.
Theft by conversion
Oct. 26 – Plantation Lumber and Building Supply reported fraud when the owner filed a complaint for one of his customers. The report said the customer purchased a Dewalt Cordless Tool Kit for $493.06, which he paid for by check. The complainant said the man appeared nervous and was acting as though something was wrong during the purchase, the report said. The owner took the check and contacted the issuing agency, Heritage Bank in Brunswick, who informed him the check had been written from a closed account. Upon finding this out, the complainant attempted to contact the customer, who had left the area. He reportedly found the man at "Big Buck’s Pawn Shop" on Hwy. 17 in Chatham County, where the man had just pawned the tool kit. The complainant said the man was enroute to Liberty County in a white Mazda 626. The complainant was given a case number and told how to get a copy of the report.
Oct. 26 – A Piercefield Drive resident complained his neighbor’s pit bulls have repeatedly entered his yard and growled and barked at him.
The man said the most recent incident happened just that morning. The complainant said he’d met with Animal Control, who told him not to worry because the dogs had electronic collars. The man was given a case number.
Animal Control did say they had been out to the residence but the animals were fitted with electronic collars, so there was no danger of them leaving their yard. The owner of the dogs was also contacted, who said the dogs never leave the years but to make sure, he would replace the batteries in the collars.
The following day, on Oct. 27, another report was filed by the complainant. Police went to his home, where the man said the pit bull had been in the yard earlier that day, and had photo evidence to prove it. While the officer was looking at the picture, the dog actually entered the premises. The officer attempted to call the owner, but was only able to leave a message. A short time later, the owner’s son called police to say he had found a new home for the dog and would be taking it there the following day, and added that he had already apologized to the complainant, the report said.
Oct. 26 – A woman on Falcon Drive reported a possible burglary at her home by a man she’d had living with her. The man had been there for a few weeks, about a month prior, and did not help with living costs and created a disturbance at the residence. The man left and took his belongings to an unknown location. The woman said she had come home on several occasions to find that someone had been in the house – and missing items included perfume, jewelry and alcoholic beverages. The woman said her previous roommate was the person responsible, and he was not welcome in her home any more.
The woman said entry must have been through her bedroom window, but no forced entry could be seen. The woman did not have much information on the man, but was given a case number. The officer suggested the woman change the locks in her home and make sure all windows were secure.
Oct. 28 – While an officer ran a stationary radar on Hwy. 17, a man approached the radar going 62 m.p.h. in the 45 zone, the report said. Once pulled over, the man allegedly smelled of alcohol and had watery eyes and a flushed face. The man said he didn’t have his driver’s license on him, but provided his name and birth date. When questioned, the man reportedly admitted to having had two beers, and agreed to a field sobriety test.
During the test, the man said he was very nervous. He failed all of them, and blew a 0.123 BAC, the report said. At that time, the run on the man’s license came back as suspended since April. The man was placed under arrest and taken to the Bryan County Jail.
Theft by taking
Oct. 27 – A Florida resident reported his motorcycle stolen from the Days Inn. The man said he had his red 1969 Triumph Trident parked and chained next to a telephone pole near the front office of the motel. The man said at 11 a.m., he noticed the lock had been cut and the bike was missing. The man said at 2 a.m., the bike had been fine. The man was told how to get a copy of the report, which was also submitted to the Georgia Crime Information Center.
Tag light requirement
Oct. 28 – While an officer traveled north on Hwy. 17, he noticed a black Chevy Silverado without a working tag light. The vehicle made a right onto Harris Trail and was then pulled over. The man immediately admitted his license was suspended, but provided an ID card, the report said. A run on the man’s name came back as a habitual violator, and he had a warrant with the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office. At the jail, the man received citations for the tag light and for driving while declared a habitual violator, and was served with the warrant for his probation violation.
--From reports on file with the RHPD.