Incidents taken from Richmond Hill Police Department and Bryan County Sheriff’s Office reports.
Reckless driving, speeding — A Richmond Hill Police Department officer on I-95 around 11:45 p.m. Friday spotted a red car heading south that “appeared to be traveling faster than the posted speed of 70 mph,” a report said.
So, the officer “activated my BEE III Directional Radar … and obtained a 3-5 (second) tracking history, obtaining 101 mph on my rear antenna, supported by a clear audible and visual indicator,” the report continued.
He pulled the driver over and found it was “closely packed” with “five young males,” the officer reported.
“The driver … stated he thought it was OK to drive that fast because it was late,” the report said, noting the man didn’t ask for an accuracy of the radar and provided the officer with his Brazilian driver’s license.
The man was charged with reckless driving “due to the medium holiday traffic flow, the excessive speed and the number of occupants in the vehicle that were subjected to possible serious injury or death — should the vehicle have crashed.”
The man was taken to RHPD, where he was cited and posted a cash bond of $1,013.70.
Simple assault — A Haymans Drive woman reported someone attacked her in her yard and then ran off. A Bryan County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to the woman’s home after 8 p.m. Nov. 20, where he was told the woman “went outside to retrieve her dog from the backside of her residence. She said when she turned to walk back to the residence she felt someone grab her shoulder forcefully. (Complainant) said she pulled away from whoever grabbed her and the subject ripped her shirt in the process.”
The woman said when she screamed for her daughter, the person ran off and she ran inside.
She didn’t get a description, but her daughter “stated moments before the incident she heard loud stomping in the nearby driveway and on her way to the store she (saw) a man wearing a black (hoodie),” the report said.
Theft by taking — A BCSO deputy was sent to Black Creek Cemetery on Nov. 18 to take the report of a theft from a gravesite of a “grave name marker.”
“Victim stated that she came to the family plot area on this date and noticed that a grave name marker was missing from the plot area,” the report said. “Victim also stated that someone tried to take the granite flower holder also from the plot, causing slight damage to the holder.”
The woman wanted the incident documented.