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RHPD blotter: Angry man on scooter; Fox News woman

From Richmond Hill Police Department reports: 

Suspended license, more: A Richmond Hill man was arrested Sept. 2 after he tried to fight officers who pulled him over for riding a scooter on Harris Trail Road around 2:49 p.m.

The report said the man was zig-zagging in front of an officer, so the officer conducted a traffic stop. The man got off his scooter, threw a soft drink cup on the ground then, after a check revealed his license was suspended, took out a knife and threatened to cut his wrist.

The 45-year-old man then threw the knife down and ran up Harris Trail Road to a grassy area, where he “turned quickly facing officers in a fighting stance/posture,” before he was taken into custody.

The man was charged with suspended license, obstruction, disorderly conduct, failure to maintain lane and no mirrors.

Matter of record: An officer was sent to a local motel Sept. 1 regarding a “suspicious person on the property,” and met with a woman he’d ran across the night before.

He asked her if she had a place to stay and “she stated that she was working on the environment and had to collect the water,” and “didn’t want to leave until her work was finished.”

The woman also told the officer “she worked for Google and Fox News,” and at one point told him he could “‘call Trump.’” The woman didn’t appear to be a threat to anyone and was asked to leave the motel property. She did.

Matter of record: An officer was sent to the Travel Lodge around 5:13 p.m. Sept. 5, where a man “advised yesterday he purchased some food from (a restaurant) which was bad and they refused to give him a refund.” The man said “his friend’s son … found out he called the police to come speak about the issue (and) punched him in the head twice,” then got in his car and left.

The man gave law enforcement a tag number, but it “did not come back to any vehicle,” and the man said “he doesn’t really know anything about (the man who hit him upside the head) or anyone around him due to him being from Florida and only knowing people by their nicknames.”

The man then gave the officer a phone number, but when the officer called it told him that was a wrong number. But while he was there the complainant got a call from the man who hit him “and the two spoke as if there was just a misunderstanding between the two and they would be working it out on their own.”

Bryan County EMS came to check the complainant out because he said his head hurt, but he refused to go to the hospital. He got a case number.

Public drunk: A Harris Trail man was arrested around 10:25 p.m. Sept. 5 after he was spotted staggering around on Highway 17 near the Family Dollar store. The man said “he had been drinking since around 7 p.m. this evening and currently did not know what time it was.” The man blew a .205 on a breath test.

While he was handcuffed and searched, the man “began calling (an officer) a slew of offensive names.” That officer took him to jail.

Wanted person: An officer clocked a car doing 91 mph around 1:58 a.m. Sept. 5 on I-95 and pulled the car over. The officer smelled pot and was told the passenger had been smoking the stuff at a birthday party. A check of her ID showed she was wanted in Brunswick. She was arrested.

Traffic violations: An officer clocked a car on I-95 doing 100 mph around 3:40 a.m. Sept. 5 and puled the driver over. The office saw “several small juveniles in the back seat,” and a check with dispatch showed the driver’s license had been suspended in Connecticut. He was charged with driving on a suspended license, reckless driving and traffic violations.

DUI: Police were sent to Highway 17 near 144 around 6:44 p.m. Sept. 4 regarding a pickup running people off the road because the driver was possibly drunk. She was, according to the report. She was arrested and charged with DUI.

Reckless driving: A man was clocked doing 110 mph on I-95 around 11:40 p.m. Sept. 4 near mile marker 90. The driver was cited for speeding and reckless driving.

Matter of record: An officer was sent to a Highway 17 fast food restaurant around 2:37 p.m. Sept. 3 regarding two men who refused to leave despite the dining area being closed due to COVID-19.

The employee said she asked the men to leave and they refused.

The officer met with one of them in the parking lot, and “he explained that the manager was rude to him, which is why he refused to leave.”

A check of his ID showed he was wanted in Jacksonville, Fla. He was arrested, but released and given a criminal trespass order after Bryan County Jail refused to accept him.

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