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Crime reports for May 21-27
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The following reports are from the Bryan County Sheriff’s Department:

Mailbox explosion

May 23 — Deputies responded to Briarwood Road in Richmond Hill after someone reported their mailbox had been blown up. The man told deputies when he came home from work he found his mailbox exploded. Two neighbors reported hearing a loud boom described as “lightning hitting a tree” between 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. Another neighbor heard what sounded like “a large branch falling from a tree” between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. The investigation was turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.


May 21 — Deputies responded around 12:30 a.m. to Belfast Keller Road after someone reported a van on the shoulder of the road. The driver, a Richmond Hill man, admitted to drinking, and when asked he said he’d had “too much” to drink.

He was also charged with driving with a suspended license, driving on the wrong side of the road and failure to maintain lanes.

Theft by taking

May 21 — Shortly before 8 p.m., deputies responded to Steele Wood Drive in Richmond Hill after a man reported his marine battery stolen from his boat. He said the battery, valued at $150, was the only item taken from the boat. A battery charging system was damaged when the motor was taken.

The following reports are from the Richmond Hill Police Department:

Theft by taking

May 23 — A Richmond Hill woman arrived at the RHPD around 5 p.m. to report her daughter’s blue bicycle stolen. She said the bike had been taken from her front yard between 9 p.m. May 22 and 3 p.m. May 23. The bicycle is light blue with Army stickers on it. The bicycle also had broken pedals and blue diamonds painted on it.

Matter of record

May 27 — A Thompson man reported to police around noon that he saw a man removing signs, worth about $10 each, for his peach business off of I-95. He said he has had this problem for years with a competitor. Officers found six signs in the back of the man’s truck, but the peach business owner said he used to work with the man and wanted to work out the incident with him.

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