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The following reports are from the Bryan County Sheriff’s Department: Burglary, Oct. 11 — Deputies responded around 10:30 p.m. to Frank Hendry Road in Ellabell after a woman reported a flat screen television missing from her home.

Oct. 15 — Just after 7 p.m., deputies responded to Belfast Keller Road in Richmond Hill after a woman reported several items missing from her home. Two LCD televisions, a laptop computer, two bottles of prescription medication and several pieces of jewelry had been stolen. Although there was no forced entry noticed into the home, deputies did find shoe prints in the upstairs portion of the home.

Oct. 25 — Deputies responded just after 3:30 p.m. to Sims Road in Pembroke after several teenagers arrived home to find a broken door window. The owner of the home said several jewelry items were missing from her jewelry box and a pair of earrings had been taken from a shoebox. A portable Playstation (PSP) and a cell phone were also missing.

Possession of methamphetamine

Oct. 22 — Just after 2 a.m., deputies were checking businesses on Oracal Parkway in Black Creek when they noticed a red truck sitting in the center of the road with no lights on. A man in the driver’s seat was slumped over and appeared to be asleep. He had a glass pipe in his hand and plastic bag with white powder in his lap. Deputies also found two digital scales in the truck.


Oct. 13 — A Pembroke man was arrested just before 2 a.m. on Highway 280 in Ellabell after deputies pulled him over for swerving off the road. The man, under 21, admitted he had been drinking and failed several field sobriety tests.

Oct. 14 — A Richmond Hill man was arrested shortly after midnight on Highway 17 near Daniel Siding Loop Road after he was seen driving in the median. He stumbled getting out of the vehicle and fell against the side of the truck, then fell against the tailgate of the truck. He admitted to having several drinks.

Oct. 19 — Deputies arrested a Statesboro man on Eldora Road around 11:30 p.m. after he ran off the road three times. The man smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech and admitted he had been drinking.

Theft by taking

Oct. 16 — Just before 4 p.m., deputies responded to Old Cuyler Road in Ellabell after a man reported several items missing from his home, including a shotgun, cell phone, iPod, engineering calculator and knife.

Oct. 18 — Deputies responded to Toni Branch Road in Ellabell around 6 p.m. after a man reported designer clothing, purses, shoes and jewelry, all valued at about $30,000, missing from his home. He believed the woman who cleans his home may have taken the items after he found her at the residence on Oct. 15 when she wasn’t supposed to be there.

Oct. 28 — Just after 1 p.m., deputies responded to Joshua Circle in Ellabell after a man reported several items missing from his vehicle that he believes was unlocked. A pack of cigarettes, pain pills, sleeping pills and a pair of sunglasses had been taken.

The following reports are from the Richmond Hill Police Department:

Public Drunkenness:

Oct. 3 — Officers responded to Ashton Apartments around 11 p.m. after a woman was reported drunk and disorderly. The Richmond Hill woman had asked a neighbor to watch her children while she went somewhere. When she arrived to pick her daughters up, the woman was drunk and the neighbor said she needed to go home. After officers asked her to go home because she was drunk, she became aggressive and was arrested.

Oct. 18 — Just before midnight, officers arrived at the TA Truck Stop on Highway 17 to find a Michigan man lying on the ground behind the store. The man was asleep on the pavement, and when officers woke him up he said he was staying in the woods. The man had a bottle in a brown paper bag and also smelled of alcohol. The man became belligerent and used profane words and racial slurs toward officers after he was handcuffed.


Oct. 10 — Around 1:30 a.m., officers stopped a Richmond Hill man after seeing him weaving on Highway 144 near Timber Trail. The man exited his vehicle and walked toward the officers, who claimed he wasn’t weaving when officers explained why he was stopped. The man smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes and flushed cheeks. He also had a suspended license and an open can of beer in his vehicle.

Oct. 18 — Around 7 p.m. officers stopped a Richmond Hill man after he ran a stop sign at Casey Drive near Piercefiled subdivision. The man got out of his vehicle and told officers it was his birthday and he hadn’t had a chance to renew his vehicle registration. Officers explained that wasn’t the reason he was stopped, but after checking his license found it was suspended. After speaking with the man about it, officers smelled alcohol and asked if he’d been drinking. He said it was his birthday and he’d had a beer and a shot of gin.

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