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RHPD blotter: Somebody tries to throw away live geckos
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From Richmond Hill Police Department reports:

 Matter of record: An officer was sent to Sterling Creek Apartments on May 27 “in reference to an unknown suspect throwing away three large, furnished terrariums to include two adult leopard geckos.”

A manager of the complex said she got a call from a maintenance worker who said they found the geckos and their habitats inside the apartment’s trash compactor while he was “making his routine trash detail,” and “quickly acted and retrieved the exotic animals to include their enclosures from the compactor,” then took them to the front office. Bryan County Animal Control was contacted, and told “there was already someone who volunteered to take and care for the geckos.” The volunteer was allowed to have the lizards.

The manager wanted to report the incident, and she was given a case number and told how to get a copy of the report. There “are no suspects at this time,” it said.

Matter of record: On June 5, 911 dispatch sent an officer to a local Chinese restaurant to talk to a man “who had purchased Chinese food yet the food he ordered was not to his liking.”

When the reporting officer arrived, he met the complainant, as well as an officer already there. That officer told the reporting officer the basics, which was that the complainant had ordered a meal delivered and when he got it and found it wasn’t what he’d ordered, so he went to the restaurant “demanding (the restaurant) return his money. The cook (at the restaurant) said they would not refund his money because the order was apparently correct.” 

The reporting officer noted that during this incident, the complainant “was confrontational with both (the first officer to arrive and him), as well as the cook. When I introduced myself to (the complainant), he immediately started name dropping by saying he knows one of my chain of command captains as well as the Mayor of Richmond Hill. However, this scare tactic did not work in his favor.”

After some discussion, the officer told the man “the incident was a civil matter and that I would not use my police presence to make someone do something. That is not our mission. (Complainant) continued to be confrontational.”

The cook, meanwhile, told police the man said he ordered his meal about four or five hours earlier, and “she said she was not refunding his money nor remaking food for him.

(He) insisted he wanted to file a report over his Chinese food.”

The officer then asked the man what he’d ordered, and “he said he ordered a Chow Mein dinner, but then stuttered and changed it to Chop Suey. He continued to say he ordered an egg roll and a sweet tea.”

After yet more discussion and a look at the menu, they figured the man had spent about $13.95 on the meal, which included 10 mustard sauces at 10 cents a packet. “When the cook said (the complainant) had eaten some of the meal, (the complainant) continued being confrontational, yelled, ‘I did not eat none!’” The man, who is listed as 61 years old, wanted the report filed, and “also inquired about filling a complaint on (the two officers) because of how we handled the call of service. Also, he was briefed on civil processes. (He) left the restaurant without incident.”

Matter of record: An officer was sent May 28 to a local Mexican restaurant because a woman “complained her order was wrong and began yelling at staff when they told her it wasn’t wrong that she got what she ordered.” The woman was apparently gone when the officer arrived, but the restaurant wanted her banned from the party because “she had disrupted the business along with multiple phone calls threatening employees.”

The officer was able to ID her through a credit card receipt and found an arrest report on her, and found her address in Buckhead North. Later, he went with deputies to that address to serve the woman criminal trespass notice on the woman, who signed it and got a copy.

Wanted man: Police found a Carrollton man wanted in Douglas County at a local motel on June 4 after running the check on tags in the parking lot.

When police went and knocked on the door of the room the man had rented and told him he “possibly had warrants for his arrest … (he) began sweating profusely and dropped to the ground. EMS was requested.” The man was found to be OK and the warrant was valid, so the man was arrested and taken to jail.

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