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RHPD reports: The dog ate my pistol carry permit
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From Richmond Hill Police Department reports:

Matter of record: A man reported Jan. 20 his dog “had eaten his Georgia issued pistol carry permit,” a report said. “(He) advised that incident took place a couple days ago and that in order for him to get a new permit, he needs documentation as to why his original permit is missing.”

He got a case number.

Theft: A Hinesville man reported Jan. 25 his laptop was stolen from his mother’s vehicle “within the week’s timeframe,” and “stated the vehicle was locked during the theft and advised the subject who stole his laptop possessed copies of his key fob.”

The complainant then said his property was taken by a man who works as a “’Hired gun,’ for CNT (The Chatham Counternarcotics Team).”

The man said the man who took his laptop “is linked with the cartel as well. “

The complainant then said the man who took his laptop is accompanied by another man, and “several members have been killed by these subjects.”

“(The complainant) stated he ‘busted’ individuals in South Carolina for sex trafficking and they have been messing with him ever since.”

The complainant got a case number.

Matter of record: This is the man’s side of the story, per RHPD. He and his wife went to RHPD Jan. 24 to report they were harassed as soon as they moved into the neighborhood in August, 2020 when an HOA member “came to (his) residence to give them a welcome letter while at the same time instructing him to remove a ‘Trump 2020’ flag from his residence. In the following days, (he) stated that multiple people began yelling (bleep Trump) at his children who were playing in the front yard, while walking past the residence.”

The man said then HOA members “began coming to the residence and ordering the flag be taken down, citing HOA rules that were in place regarding political items being displayed.”
The man said he felt he was being singled out because “as other homes displayed violations that were not addressed by the HOA.”

At some point in this dispute, the man said he was told by an HOA member to join the board if he wanted to change the rules, so he did and was elected Jan. 4.

Prior to that, however, the man said he and his wife attended a meeting to discuss the flag, and he delivered a speech in which he said he would “burn this place down” but “his intended meaning was that he was going to hire an attorney and take the HOA board to court.” The man said he didn’t mean any direct threats, and  his wife said it was at this time the board member who filed the complaint against them “got into her face during the argument and verbally assaulted her.”
The man gave the officer “a written timeline of events,” and his wife provided a written statement from a man. The man said he had video and audio recordings of his speech, etc., and was told how to submit them as evidence.

The officer gave the couple a case number and told them how to file for a restraining order, while also telling him RHPD can’t enforce HOA rules “and has no authority as to their drafting and enforcement.”

Matter of record: A man reported Jan. 20 his dog “had eaten his Georgia issued pistol carry permit,” a report said. “(He) advised that incident took place a couple days ago and that in order for him to get a new permit, he needs documentation as to why his original permit is missing.”

He got a case number.

Matter of record: A man went to RHPD around 12:30 p.m. Jan. 20 to report a suspicious baseball cap.

The man told police he found the cap “under one of his trees which appeared to be suspicious to him, and “advised that the ball cap appeared to be very old and that it was found under a tree in his yard. (He) stated that this was extremely suspicious to him as to how the ball cap had arrived where it was initially found.”

The man added he “was concerned that there may be a victim located where the hat was found and (he) stated that he wanted to report it to law enforcement in the event there may be foul play involved,” the report continued.

Officers went to the man’s home to “check the area to make sure there wasn’t any possible remains of a suspected subject. At the time of our arrival, nothing was located.”

Found property: A man turned in a wallet to RHPD on Jan. 26. The man said he was jogging near the Ogeechee River on Highway 17 when he found it. The owner had already been contacted and he was “out on the water, crabbing,” the report continued, noting it was put into “evidence for safekeeping.”
One more thing. “A check of (the owner’s) information does show him with an active warrant through Liberty County for probation violation.”

Matter of record: A woman representing a local subdivision HOA went to RHPD on Jan. 21 to report one of the people in her subdivision threatened to burn down the club house because he couldn’t display his political flags.

The woman said the “incident originally started (Jan.18) when (the man) had put up political flags outside his residence,” a report said. “Per HOA policy, there can be no signs and/or flags political in nature present on the property of (the subdivision). (She) advised that when (the man) was confronted about this, he became angry and put up additional political flags.”
That led to the Jan. 18 meeting with the HOA, and “during that meeting, (the man) was yelling at the ten board members for what appeared to be about 15 minutes,” the report said. “During his yelling, (he) stated that ‘he will burn down the club house.’ (She) advised that she along with several of the board members felt threatened by this. (He) also stated to one of the members that ‘he is trained in the military, and can take people out.’”

The woman said she wanted to report the incident because the man was “going to get a denial letter advising him that he needs to take down his flags per the HOA, and she is afraid that (he) may retaliate. She stated she just wanted to document the incident. She is aware that law enforcement cannot enforce HOA rules.”

She got a case number.

Matter of record:  An officer reported Jan. 24 he was sent to the intersection of Highway 17 and Highway 144 around 9:30 a.m. Jan. 24 regarding a man “running in the roadway, he was also reportedly yelling that people were trying to kill him.”

When the officer got there he found the man running through parking lots “and immediately threw his hands in the air and told me not to shoot him.”

The officer managed to calm the man down, though he was “extremely frantic and told me had a knife in his pocket.” The man also “continued to shout about a Chevrolet Cavalier having a bomb inside of it, as well as tainted COVID-19 vaccine samples.”

Police got Bryan County Emergency Services involved, and it turned out the man “was enrolled in a mental health program through Gateway in Savannah.” Ultimately, police found the man “had not seen his case worker since October 2020, and that the case worker no longer worked for the agency.”
Eventually, first responders were able to convince the man to go to the hospital, where he was admitted.

 Extortion: A woman reported Jan. 22 she was being extorted by text. The woman said she started getting messages from someone that “went from casual conversations to the subject identifying themselves as a hacker and requesting that she send them $5,000 in 24 hours.”

The woman said the hacker lowered the demand to $1,000 and sent her a nude photo of herself and “stated they will post nude pictures of her online if she does not make this payment. (She) stated she did not send pictures of this nature to anyone except her husband.”
The messages were taken as evidence and she was given a case number, etc.

Vandalism: Police were called Jan. 18 to a recently built and still unsold home in the Ways Station subdivision because someone left a bathroom sink upstairs running “and the stopper had been lifted which caused the sink to overflow and flood the upstairs,” a report said.

There were no other signs the house was vandalized. A “site supervisor” notified police and was given a case number.

Matter of record: A man reported Jan. 22 he was out walking around 11 p.m. in a neighborhood when “an unknown female ran past him (on foot) and was not wearing a top or shoes.””

The man said he went home, got his car and went to look for her, and took along “a shirt and pair of shoes for the female.”
The man said he found her near Ivey Street, still shirtless and shoeless, sitting on the ground, and gave her the clothes. He said she got in the car and talked to him a while, and he took her to an apartment where she said she lived with her boyfriend, but she couldn’t get in, then said she had to urinate and peed on the clothes.

The man said he took her to his home and gave her a pair of pants and sneakers, then when she fell asleep he brought her to the fire department, where officers had a hard time getting information from her and EMS was called. At some point, she became coherent enough to say she was upset because someone she knew committed suicide and she decided to drink.

She said she got into an argument with her boyfriend and “was unable to remember where or how she ended up without clothes,” and refused a ride to the hospital. She also “denied any harm had come to her.”

The man who helped her showed police the clothing she’d wet and it was put into a bag.

Police took her back to her apartment and met her boyfriend outside, and he said after he brought her home due to her drinking they got into an argument and she “took her shirt off and ran away,” and he looked for her but couldn’t find her.

Police thanked the man who helped her and the woman was left in the custody of her son.

Lost property: A 34-year-old woman reported Jan. 26 her child (no age given) “took her wedding ring to school not knowing the value of the ring and gave it to someone at the school,” a report said.

The woman had already contacted the school, but no one could find it. “(She) stated that the ring is valued between $3,000 and $4,500,” and it was insured, but she needed the report.



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