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Crime reports for July 14

The following incidents are from Bryan County Sheriff’s Department reports.

Damage to property, simple damage
Here’s more proof that good deeds rarely go unpunished. A BCSD deputy was sent July 8 to David Myrick Road regarding damage to property.
“As I turned onto David Myrick Road I was waved down by a white male … (he) advised me that he was the one who called for damages to his vehicle,” the deputy reported, noting the complainant said he and a friend were driving down the road when they spotted “two white males on the front porch of (an address) that did not belong there.”
The complainant told the men the homeowner wasn’t home and “they should leave the residence.”
The complainant then left, but “after getting back on the roadway these two males approached his vehicle and one of the males described as a white male without a shirt named (redacted by BCSD) threw a concrete block towards his vehicle,” the report said.
The concrete block hit the complainant’s vehicle, “causing the hood to dent and have a scratch.”
So, the complainant went to a second address on David Myrick Road and called the law and the deputy arrived to take the report. But there was more.
“The passenger that was also in (the complainant’s) vehicle … advised that after his friend arrived (at the second address), the two offenders then came to that residence and started attacking him by beating him and (the complainant’s vehicle) with a tiki torch,” the report said.
The deputy saw what he described as “small superficial cuts” on the man’s hands and “(he) advised that he did not need EMS. Both (complainant and friend) advised that the offenders ran off in the woods.”
Deputies were unable to get hold of the offenders at the time of the report.

Theft by taking
Still more from the “if it isn’t nailed down, someone will steal it,” file.
On July 7, deputies were sent to Alvidine Lane in Ellabell, where a man told them “he was missing a 6-foot vinyl sliding patio door that was left in a home that’s under construction.  The man said he’d last seen the door on July 3 and it was worth $435.
On July 3, a deputy was sent to Powers Circle regarding someone breaking into a man’s shed.
“He stated that an unknown person took a screw driver belong to him, that he had left on his carport after working on his boat, and had forced open the side door to his shed off of his carport.”
Stolen were “his gas can and hose for his Johnson motor, a Black and Decker skill saw, two orange life jackets and a new boat paddle.”
The man said he was out until after midnight getting his boat ready to take out, “so he knows it had to have occurred after that.”

Reckless conduct
This was described in the BCSD incident report as “wreckless conduct,” but it almost wasn’t.
Around 3 p.m. July 2 a man was riding his motorcycle south on Eldora Road when he passed a pickup heading north and someone in the pickup “threw a soda can out of the driver’s side window almost striking him.”
The man said he turned around and followed the pickup until he found it on Bell Road and tried to talk to the driver, but the “vehicle then fled,” the report said.
The man was able to get the man’s tag number and gave it to the deputy, who noted the “complainant was not struck but he was very upset.”
The deputy tracked down the vehicle owner, whose son admitted he was driving the pickup and it was his girlfriend “who threw the can out of the window.”
The deputy “spoke with these subjects and advised them of what would have happened if the complainant would have been hit with the can. (Deputy) also spoke with the parents and advised them of the incident.”

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