The following information was taken from Richmond Hill Police Department and Bryan County Sheriff’s Office reports.
Third time’s a charm — A Whippoorwill Lane man was taken into custody by Richmond Hill police Monday and transported to Memorial Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation after numerous run-ins with officers.
Police were called to his residence after neighbors reported that he was throwing hard-boiled eggs at kids playing kickball in the cul-de-sac and that he threatened to shoot the kids with a BB gun. When officers arrived they found furniture, a large flat-screen television and a chainsaw in the driveway. The report also indicates the man initially refused to answer the door for officers, telling them they would "have to come get him" and that when they did he would "have something" for them.
When they entered the home, officers found several knives on a table and the furniture arranged in a way they described as "barricaded," including blankets hung over the windows.
Separate reports indicate the man was swinging a long stick at vehicles on U.S. 17 Saturday and on Sunday the man called police to his house to say he has been abused by one of his adult children.
Blood is thicker than water — A Sandpiper Street woman told Richmond Hill police Monday she discovered three rings worth $1,250 missing when she began packing to evacuate before Hurricane Matthew. The woman could not remember the last time she wore the rings, but told police she suspected her brother, who is now incarcerated in a different state, might be involved. A local pawn shop told police the woman’s brother sold them two of the rings earlier this year, but she did not want to press charges against him.
Early Christmas shopping — Richmond Hill police responded to a Blue Oak Drive residence Sunday after a man returned home from work and found three televisions, two gaming systems and two watches worth $1,950 missing. A flat-tip screwdriver used to remove a window screen was found at the site and taken for evidence.
Neighborly dispute — A Steele Wood Drive man told sheriff’s deputies that a neighbor who he believes had been drinking heavily threatened to shoot him after a disagreement about storm debris cleanup. The report states the man told deputies the neighbor "is a law enforcement officer and uses his job to bully neighbors," but the report did not verify that employment status. Deputies advised the man how to obtain a restraining order against his neighbor.
In a hurry — A Pembroke man went to the sheriff’s office and said while he was away from home during Hurricane Matthew someone stole 120 prescription medication pills from his residence, including oxcycontin and oxycodone and that he needed a copy of the report "immediately" to get the prescriptions refilled.
Run but can’t hide — A Bloomingdale man is facing several charges after crashing his vehicle while being chased by deputies and escaping on foot early Tuesday morning. A deputy spotted the man driving more than 90 mph on I-16 around 1 a.m. and gave chase along Highway 80, Highway 280 and Old Cuyler Road. The man crashed his vehicle in a ditch and ran off on foot but left his wallet in the vehicle, allowing deputies to identify him. The man faces charges of reckless driving, fleeing and eluding, possession of marijuana and possession of an open container of alcohol.