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

Oct. 25

Shots fired — A Richmond Hill man was reprimanded for shooting a gun in his neighborhood.

BCSO deputies went to a home on Abbey Drive around 1:30 a.m. after gunshots were reported in the area. The homeowner said he and his wife had a verbal altercation and “he went back into the woods and fired off some shots,” according to the report.

The man said his wife left the house to stay with a friend for the night. The deputies told the man not to shoot anymore in a residential community, especially in the middle of the night.

Trespassing — An Ellabell woman reported that her boyfriend drove onto her front yard on Walnut Drive and accelerated, causing tire ruts.

The woman said the two of them “had been arguing off and on for the last couple of days,” according to the report. While a BCSO deputy was talking to the woman, her boyfriend repeatedly texted her and called her promiscuous and a liar, the report states.

Oct. 23

Hit-and-run — Minor damage was caused to a woman’s car in a hit-and-run on Interstate 95, the second wreck she was involved in that day.

The woman said she was in the right lane of I-95 northbound and driving about 55 mph with her hazard lights on because her car had been damaged from a wreck earlier in the day, according to the report. A BCSO deputy noted that the car’s rear bumper was tied in place with a piece of rope.

The woman said a pickup pulling a trailer passed her in the center lane, and the trailer hit the front bumper of her car when the truck moved into the right lane. The truck reportedly continued north on I-95 while the woman pulled into the emergency lane, and she was unable to get the truck’s tag number.

Oct. 21

Complaint — A neighbor accused an Ellabell woman of sprinkling poison around her mailbox because she does not want dogs on her property on English Drive.

The woman told a BCSO deputy and an Animal Control officer that she put an empty rat-poison box near her mailbox and no poison was on the ground, according to the report. The woman reportedly said “she wanted to make a statement to her neighbors about the dogs defecating by her mailbox.”

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