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Mud boggers agree to pay for ditch repairs
Police blotters

From Pembroke Police Department, Richmond Hill Police Department and Bryan County Sheriff’s Office reports:

Feb. 2
A Pembroke officer patrolling downtown around 8:30 p.m. spotted a car “stuck on the railroad tracks in front of the Pembroke Inn,” a report says.
The officer asked the driver if she was hurt and she said no, but something was amiss.
“While speaking with (the woman) she was constantly shaking,” the report says. “I asked (her) for (her) driver’s license and she handed me two packs of cigarettes.”
The woman finally managed to provide her license and told the officer she ran off the road, but didn’t realize it until she already was stuck on the tracks.
The officer noticed her pupils were dilated and she continued to shake, the report says , and she admitted to smoking marijuana “just a little while ago.”
What’s more, one of the packs of cigarettes the woman had handed the officer earlier didn’t have cigarettes in it, but instead “contained a pipe with burnt marijuana residue and a clear baggy full of a green leafy substance which appeared to be marijuana.”
A tow truck pulled the woman’s car off the tracks. The woman failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

March 15
A BCSO deputy was sent to a Belfast Keller Road address where a Department of Natural Resources ranger had found two “vehicles in the ditch ….”
“They were mud bogging in the ditch on the county easement,” the report says. “(The ranger) stopped the vehicles and notified deputies.”
The deputy spoke with the “offenders,” who said they’d “left property they lease from Rayonier Investments and had decided to turn into the ditch instead of onto the roadway. I advised the offenders that they were damaging property that belonged to the state of GA. They advised that they had not thought about that and would pay for or repair any damage that they had caused,” the report says.
No arrests were made because the damage was minor, though the deputy finished the report with a caveat.
“The Bryan (County) Road Department will be notified of the damage in case they would like to pursue charges against the individuals for the damage to the property,” it says.

March 17
A 17-year-old girl was arrested after a Pembroke officer first spotted her arguing with another girl at the corner of Ledford and West Dubois streets in front of “a large crowd of people,” then saw the teen grab the other “by her hair, pull her head down and punch (her) in the face and head several times with a closed fist.”
The victim initially refused to speak to the officer, the report says, and an aunt of the girl who was arrested said two other girls “tried to jump (her niece).”
Juvenile authorities confirmed the age of the teen, and she was taken to Bryan County Jail. The officer later talked to the victim, and she said the two have had an ongoing problem, which resulted in the fight.

March 19
A BCSO deputy was called to the 280 Package Shop by Gator Logging near Pembroke to take a report of damage to property.
The report says: “Victim stated that she was traveling eastbound on Highway 280 when she ran over an old rusty drive shaft that had fell off a green Dodge Dakota, which was traveling westbound on Highway 280, causing damage to her front driver side tire.”

March 20
Deputies were sent to a Shumantown Road address “in reference to a dispute between two females,” a report says.
“Contact was made with (complainant) who stated she allowed (another girl) to stay a few nights at her house. (The visiting girl) is the girlfriend to (complainant’s) child.”
At some point the two girls argued and the complainant’s child grabbed the visiting girl by the hair.
“The parties were separated and (the visiting girl) got her belongings and left the house,” the report says.

March 21
A Pembroke officer was sent to a Georgia Street address to talk to a woman who said someone stole her bike from her carport.
The bike is described as a brown “ladies type beach type bike,” with a white seat, black basket in front, black rack on the back, and “black rusted handle bars and a cup holder,” the report says. The woman said she bought the bike, which might have been a Huffy, the previous year for “about $150.” The woman didn’t have a serial number and had no idea who stole her bike “but would recognize it if she saw it,” the report says.

March 22
• An RHPD officer responding to a call of vehicle damage on Harris Trail Road found a man who said he had left his home on Brisbon Hall Road and “as (the man) accelerated on Harris Trail Road, the hood of his vehicle raised up on the hinges and made contact with the roof of his vehicle,” a report says.
“(The man) said he realized he forgot to latch his hood at his residence. (The officer) observed a crease in the hood and minor scrapes along the front edge of the roof,” the report continues. “(The officer) provided (the man) with the case number for this report and explained how he could obtain a copy of it. (The man) was able to secure his hood prior to reentering the roadway.”
• An RHPD officer was sent to the TA Travel Center “regarding an intoxicated truck driver that may have struck the building while attempting to park,” a report says.
What’s more, the complainant said the driver “had been very disruptive earlier and failed to pay for his meal when he left,” the report continues. “The subject had since returned and was sitting in the restaurant area.”
So, the officer introduced himself to the driver and told him of the complaint — and noted that the driver had slurred speech, glassy, bloodshot eyes and “when asked to join me outside he staggered as he walked away from the table taking with him a bundle of silverware and his personal cup filled with a large mixed drink consisting mostly of vodka per (the driver),” the report said.
But the driver was “adamant that he had not struck the building or guardrail as others were alleging,” and the officer was unable to find proof that “supported the allegation that he had struck the pole holding the staircase behind the building.”
In addition, witnesses admitted that “neither actually observed his vehicle strike the pole holding the staircase,” the report said. They did, however, hear scraping when the man tried to park it in a handicapped parking space.
The officer documented the damage, the complainant allowed the driver to pay his bill and, after he tested positive on a preliminary breath test, the driver was charged with public drunkenness.
• Around 275 feet of copper tubing was stolen from apartments under construction on Plantation Way, and a construction trailer was broken into, a report says.
Four 50-foot lines of copper and a 75-foot line of the copper tubing was taken from the apartments, the report said. It was unclear at the time of the report whether anything was missing from the trailer.

March 24
A restaurant delivery driver reported that a Buckhead man threatened to shoot his tires out if he didn’t slow down. But nobody backed up that story.
The driver said he was delivering a pizza from a local restaurant to a Kingston Circle address when a man who lives next door “yelled at him to slow down as he went past his house,” the report says. “(The complainant) stated he was not speeding when he went past his residence. He stated that he slowed down because there were children playing in the road.”
The driver said he got out to deliver the pizza and the man “began to yell at him and threatened to shoot his tires out of if he did not slow down in his neighborhood. (Complainant) stated that the subject then bent down and grabbed his ankle as if to be pulling out a gun,” the report says. “(Complainant) stated that the customer that he was delivering the pizza to got in between the two of them. (Complainant) left the residence and drove to (the restaurant) and called the Sheriff’s Office.”
The deputy then talked to the man who ordered the pizza. He didn’t take the driver’s side.
“He stated that (the driver) got out of his vehicle and smarted off to his neighbor … who was telling (the driver) he needed to slow down when he was driving through the neighborhood because there were children outside playing.”
The man also said his neighbor never threatened the driver nor did he mention anything about a gun. The deputy then spoke to the alleged would-be shooter, who said he yelled at the driver to slow down.
“(He) did say he reached down to scratch his ankle during the incident,” the report notes.

March 25
A deputy was sent to a Walker Road address around 8:30 a.m. “in reference to the complainant’s dog being shot,” a report says.
The victim said she let her dog out to use the bathroom — which she does every day — and “heard approximately three gunshots,” which sounded as if they came from a nearby residence.
The deputy saw the dog, a yellow lab, “walking around the front yard of (the complainant’s) property. This dog was bleeding from the right rear leg area. (Complainant) advised at this time she did not have a way to transport the dog to receive medical treatment and that she would wrap the wound herself.”
The deputy “also advised (the complainant of) the laws of keeping a dog secure.”

March 26
A Lila Lane woman went to the BCSO office in Pembroke to report that the decal on her license plate was stolen. The woman said she was told the decal was missing while she was on Fort Stewart.

March 26
A White Street resident went to BCSO to report that someone took the tag off her pickup. The woman told BCSO that she noticed the tag missing the day before.

March 27
A man reported that he and a friend were robbed at gunpoint at the intersection of Highway 119 and Eldora Road in Bulloch County. The man said “he was riding with a female friend … when she pulled up to the intersection and another white male approached the passenger side of the vehicle and demanded money and the cell phone …. The two suspects left the victim on the road side and drove off in a blue grayish Nissan Altima,” the report says.
The BCSO deputy “advised since the … robbery took place in Bulloch County that they needed to contact the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office for further assistance.”
• A deputy was sent to an Old Dixie Road address because a drunken man was cussing in front of kids. The complainant said the man came into his yard and tried to start a fight with his son. The man allegedly admitted to yelling at the complainant’s family and “indicated that he would not bother them again this date,” the report says.

March 29
• Deputies were dispatched to a Morgan’s Bridge Road address around 6:45 a.m. in response to “threatening communications.”
The complainant, a woman, said her live-in boyfriend had threatened her. He was no longer at the home when deputies arrived “due to him chasing her friend out of the area in his vehicle,” the report says, but was continuing to “calling and sending threatening texts to her ….”
Deputies told the woman to call back if she had further problems, and at 8:20 a.m., BCSO deputies were sent back to the address after the woman’s boyfriend called 911 to say she “was smoking methamphetamine and dumping and flushing it down the toilet,” the report says.
Once deputies arrived, they found the woman alone. She told them her boyfriend “did sell methamphetamine and that he was a user of the drug as well,” and the report says it appeared the woman was under the influence of the drug.
“While we there (the woman) did receive a text message saying that she did not get a restraining order against him because he did not want to be with a ‘methed out’ (profanity) anyways ….” the report continues.
Once the woman got the text, she and deputies deduced that her boyfriend was nearby “and could hear what was being said since she just advised to get a restraining order against him,” but deputies checked and couldn’t find him.
So deputies “advised (the woman) that if (it) became a constant issue between the two of them, and due to the fact that methamphetamine was the issue and can be dangerous to the other residents in the area, both would be arrested for disorderly house. Officers then left the area for a second time.”
• It’s getting so you almost can’t park anywhere these days.
A man reported that he parked at the Dollar General in Ellabell and went into the store. When he came out around 10:25 a.m., he “found that the passenger side of his vehicle was substantially damaged,” the report says.
The deputy saw the damage, which included “debris from the broken taillight and debris belonging to the offender vehicle. It was evident at the scene that another vehicle had run into his vehicle and left the scene.”
The man was given a case number and told how to get a copy of the report for insurance purposes. And “a fragment that appeared to be part of the offender vehicle taillight assembly was recovered from the scene as well in hopes of possibly identifying the offender vehicle if located at a later time.”
• Deputies were sent to an Eldora Road address “in reference to a stolen wallet,” a report says.
There, a deputy interviewed the victim, who said an acquaintance had “likely” stolen her wallet with $1,800 inside while helping her move.
“All of the information provided by the victim as to who and how the listed offender … had stolen her wallet, although logical and likely correct, was purely circumstantial.”
The woman got a case number and was told how to get a copy of the report.

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