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Crime reports for May 11-20
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The following reports are from the Bryan County Sheriff’s Department:


May 12 — Deputies responded around 3:30 a.m. to Belfast Keller Road after a Richmond Hill woman drove her car into the ditch. She was trapped in the car, and while emergency services worked to remove her, deputies noted she appeared to be drunk. She was driving in violation of a DUI permit and will be issued any needed citations pending results of a blood test.

May 11 — Around 11:30 a.m., deputies responded to Highway 204 in Ellabell after a couple reported seeing a silver Ford Explorer driving recklessly. The vehicle swerved off the road and hit a trash can. The couple got the Ellabell woman to stop a few houses down from the accident where they gave her water and tried to calm her down. The woman explained she was shaken up because her daughter almost drowned the day before. The woman was shaking and could not stand or balance herself. She could not pass a field sobriety test and deputies also found pills in her vehicle.

Theft by taking

May 20 — Deputies responded just after 10 p.m. to Harbor Lane in Richmond Hill after a man reported his lawn mower missing. He said around 8 p.m., his 13-year-old son parked the 1970 Massey Ferguson Yard Tractor in a wooded area on a friend’s property while he walked to the dock and back. After being gone for around 15 minutes, the son came back and the lawn mower was missing.

May 17 — Just after 9:30 a.m., deputies responded to a home in Ellabell after a woman reported two mobile home windows missing. The windows, valued at $200, were in an empty chicken coop on the back of the property. The woman also said she saw a person in camouflage on the back of their property several days before the windows went missing.

May 14 — Around noon, deputies responded to an Ellabell home after a man reported his Glock pistol and Winchester camouflage rifle missing from his home. He could not remember the last time he saw the guns.

May 18 — Just before 8 p.m., deputies responded to Brigham Drive in Richmond Hill after a woman reported her trash can missing. She said her brown Republic Services trash can was missing from her yard when she arrived home.

May 18 — Around 11:30 a.m., deputies responded to a home in Ellabell off of Highway 204 when a man reported several items missing from his home. Around $250 had been taken from his wallet, along with a shotgun from under his bed. His niece’s friend had spent the night in the home and was missing a ring, necklace and $60 from her pocket.

May 12 — Deputies responded around 8 a.m. to Old Cuyler Road in Ellabell after a man reported about 3 gallons of gasoline stolen from his vehicle. He also said he had fishing equipment stolen a few weeks prior from a boat parked in his yard.

Theft of property

May 14 — Deputies responded to Camellia Drive in Pembroke around 1:30 p.m. after a student at Bryan County High School reported her iPad missing from her backpack. She said the device was taken sometime during her fourth block class. The value is about $600.


May 12 — Deputies responded around 3:30 p.m. to Cypress Bay Loop in Ellabell after a woman reported someone broke into her home and stole several items. She told deputies she had not been home for two weeks and wasn’t sure when the thefts could have occurred. Stolen from her home were a pump well motor, 50 DVDs, a microwave and copper lines from the air conditioning unit to her house. The back door had been pried open.

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