The following reports are from the Bryan County Sheriff’s Department:
Feb. 20 — An Ellabell man around 4 p.m. reported that a vehicle battery jump box had been stolen from the toolbox of his truck during the night of Feb. 18. The man’s truck was parked at his home on Sheridan Court in Ellabell.
Feb. 20 — Deputies responded around 2 p.m. to Homestead Drive in Ellabell after a man reported blood pressure and pain medication missing from his truck. The medication was kept in the center console of his truck.
Feb. 20 — Around 8:30 p.m. deputies responded to Olive Branch Road in Ellabell after a man reported someone had forced their way into his home and stolen several items. The back door of the home had been pried open and several rifles, an iPad, a set of golf clubs and jewelry had been taken.
Feb. 15 — Around 2:30 p.m. an Ellabell woman reported several items missing from her home on Olive Branch Road. The woman told deputies she doesn’t live in the house anymore, although most of her belongings are still there. She said when she arrived at the house to check the mail, the sliding glass doors were open and someone had forced open the front door. The house was in disarray according to the report, but the only thing missing was a washing machine and a space heater.
Feb. 4 — Just before 4:30 p.m., an Ellabell woman reported several items missing from her home on Bill Futch Road. The front door on the home had been forcibly entered and two cameras and various jewelry items were missing. The items stolen were valued at $9,500.
Theft by taking:
Feb. 15 — Deputies responded just before 7 p.m. to a home on Highway 204 in Ellabell after a man reported a go-kart and four-wheeler missing from his home. The man had cameras on his property and said two men pulled up at 12:34 p.m., stole the two items and left at 12:42 p.m.
Feb. 17 — Just before 10 a.m. deputies responded to a home on Black Creek Church Road after a man reported two aluminum hunting dog boxes missing. One of the dog boxes had 15 dog tracking collars in it. The man valued the items at $3,450.
Feb. 12 — Just before 9 a.m. deputies responded to the Zip-N food store on Highway 80 after a newspaper delivery man reported a Statesboro Herald newspaper rack stolen. The blue rack was stolen while the store was closed between 11 p.m. Feb. 11 and 4:30 a.m. Feb. 12. There were around 16 newspapers valued at $1.25 each in the rack.
Theft by shoplifting
Feb. 5 — Deputies responded to the Black Creek General store on Highway 280 just before 10 p.m. after the store clerk reported a regular customer stole two light bulbs. Deputies approached the Ellabell woman at her home and she admitted to stealing the items. She was arrested.
The following reports are from the Richmond Hill Police Department:
Possession of marijuana
Feb. 16 — Officers stopped a Richmond Hill man on Highway 17 around 8 p.m. for speeding at 53-mph in a 35 mph speed zone. The vehicle smelled like marijuana, but both the driver and passenger denied any drugs were in the vehicle. Officers searched the vehicle and found marijuana residue in the passenger side door, under the passenger seat, the glove box and center console. The passenger’s cell phone also contained drug-related pictures and was confiscated. The two were arrested.