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RHPD blotter: Drunk, pants-less woman arrested for making a mess
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From Richmond Hill Police Department reports:

 Simple battery, criminal trespass: A 50-year-old drunk Pooler woman not wearing any pants was arrested shortly before 1 a.m. Dec. 14 after she reportedly tore up a local man’s apartment.

The incident report said the woman, whom police are familiar with, “became seriously drunk, threw (the man’s) dinner on the floor …” and then tore up a flat screen TV, and a Canadian beer mug the complainant’s grandfather had given him.

Video of the incident shows the woman “while she wasn’t wearing very much,” say something to the complainant, who told her not to touch him. The report said the two did not live together or have kids together. When police arrived the woman was outside the apartment “not wearing any clothing below the waist,” and saying something about a pink bookbag.

She was arrested. 

Obstruction: Police were called to a Highway 17 convenience store around 8 a.m. Dec. 7 because a man reportedly shoplifted something. The 26-year-old Suwanee man was outside the store and told police he “consumed an item in the store,” and said he was waiting for a friend to show up to pay for it.

Then, things took a turn. “(He) later stated that the Queen of England paid for the item he had consumed,” the report continued, noting the manager didn’t want to prosecute the guy but wanted him to be given a criminal trespass warning and told to go away.

“(The manager) stated he did not feel his staff would be safe with (the man) on the property at night,” the report said, and the officer tried explaining that to the man, “(who) seemed confused at times .. (he) expressed he could talk to me using his mind.”

EMS was called and checked him out and said he might’ve taken drugs or have a “mental disability.”

The man refused to go to the hospital, so the officer told him he had to leave the property. The man refused because he claimed he’d bought some smokes and had to go get them. Eventually, the man was cuffed and put in the squad car.

The officer then talked by phone to the man’s mother, who said her son had been released from prison Nov. 27 and they gave him a bus ticket to Savannah instead of home, which is near Atlanta, about 276 miles from Savannah. “(She) stated she has been looking for (her son) since his release and she hired a private investigator to assist in the search. (She) stated that (her son) spent a lot of time in solitary confinement, which could be contributing to his current state.”

The woman told the officer she lived five hours away but was heading down to get him. The man was taken to RHPD and fingerprinted, cited for obstruction, given a court date and then taken to the Travel America truck stop to wait for his mother.

Matter of record: An officer was called to a residential address around 8 p.m. Dec. 15 regarding “a vehicle striking a tree.” There, he was told by the complainants that a “neighbor … comes home drunk all the time and tonight he came home around 1945 hours and backed into his drive way. In doing so the neighbor backed into a tree and continued to rev the engine till a white male got out of the vehicle and noticed he hit the tree. The male then got back in the vehicle and corrected his path ending in his drive way.”

The officer saw damage to the tree and damage on the car matching that of the tree. He tried to “make contact” with the neighbor but wasn’t able to.

Suspended license: An officer ran a plate in a strip mall parking lot around 2:30 p.m. Dec. 17 and “the vehicle came back as having no insurance.” The 44-year-old driver was located and told the officer “the truck belonged to his mom and she never drove it so it probably doesn’t have insurance on it.”

The man said he didn’t have a license, and a check with dispatch showed he was wanted in Indiana, though they didn’t want to bother extraditing him. The man was taken to RHPD to fingerprinted and bonded out. The vehicle was impounded.

Harassment: A woman reported Dec. 11 a man she used to take care of has been stalking her on Facebook. The man, described as “an elderly male in his late 50’s early 60s that had brain surgery and other medical issues,” lives in Alabama, where the woman took care of him up until May, and now he wants her to return and live with him. “(Complainant) said she has blocked (the man) but he has made alternate accounts and then makes contact with her,” the report said.

The woman was given a case card and told to talk to someone in magistrate’s court to see if she could get a “no contact order,’ and also ask Facebook if it can block her messages.

Traffic violation: An officer on Harris Trail around 8:18 p.m. Dec. 10 spotted a car being driven slowly on Harris Trail, and as he passed saw that the driver was “using her cell phone while driving and immediately put it down upon sight of my patrol vehicle.”

The officer conducted a traffic stop and told the driver why. The woman gave police a Florida license and a check revealed it wasn’t valid. The woman was told she’d need to have someone get her vehicle and she responded her wife could come pick it up. The wife came and got the vehicle, the driver was taken to RHPD to be fingerprinted, charged with unlawful use of a wireless device and driving without a license. She was given a court date in February and released.

DUI, more: Police were sent to I-95 shortly before 10 p.m. Dec. 10 “in reference to a vehicle all over the road and had run off the roadway,” and officers found it “traveling in the emergency shoulder” somewhere around the southbound 82 mile marker. A traffic stop ensued. The car had a Tennessee plate. The woman, who had a Virginia address, smelled of alcohol and complained mostly that her back was killing her, the report said, noting she failed a field sobriety test and blew a .170. The woman also consented to a blood test, but refused to allow a do-over. She was arrested and taken to Bryan County Jail.

DUI-Drugs: Police were sent to the Kroger gas pumps around 10:55 p.m. Dec. 9 regarding a man who was passed out at the wheel of his car. He was woken up, and failed a sobriety test. He was taken to jail. His vehicle was towed.

Hit and run: A woman reported around 1:25 p.m. Dec. 8 she was on I-95 heading south at the 144 overpass when a tractor trailer sideswiped her car and “pushed her into the guardrail before she was able to come to a stop. She advised the truck continued traveling South.”

The woman said she was in “such a state of shock she could not remember the details of the collision,” but denied treatment by EMS. The car had heavy damage on the driver’s side and was towed. Her insurance had lapsed, the woman said, and was cited for that. A family member picked her up at the scene, the report said. She got a case number.

Possession of marijuana, more: An officer pulled over a car around 9 p.m. Dec. 8 on Highway 17 because it didn’t have a tag light. He smelled pot when he went to talk to the driver, who gave him her license. The officer went back to his car and called for backup while he checked her license and “while at my patrol car I observed the driver’s side passenger door swing open and a black male began running from the stop.”

Other officers on the way managed to get the man into custody, and found less than an ounce of pot in the car (it was confiscated). The woman was cited for not having a working tag light. The man who run was cited for obstruction and possession.

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