Burglary: An Ellabell woman reported Aug. 23 that she found a man in her house. The woman said she was at home when her dog started barking, so “she grabbed a box cutter and began looking through her residence. At this time she looked in her bathroom across from her bedroom and did observe a young white male wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, dark tennis shoes, possible blue eyes, a black scully and he was holding a light colored bandanna,” the report said, adding the woman said he looked about 15-20 years old.
The woman told the deputy she asked the fellow why he was in her house “and he replied he was lost.” The woman said she asked him if he needed help finding his house and he said no, then “walked out the back door” Deputies looked for the suspect, but didn’t find him.
Vandalism: Deputies were sent to a Montauk Drive, Richmond Hill address Aug. 19 because a vacant home was broken into and “was flooded,” a report said. A deputy spoke with a real estate agent, who said another agent went to the home “the night prior to show the property and found a sink filled with water and running,” and “the floors were flooded with several inches of water in several rooms.”
Several real estate agents got the water up.
They were waiting on an estimate of damage and needed the report for insurance purposes.
Shoplifting: Deputies responded to the Highway 280 Dollar General in Black Creek on Aug. 22 regarding a 74-year-old man who had been accused of shoplifting. “The offender cooperated with Dollar General staff and turned over the concealed packages of bacon that he was attempting to steal.”
The store’s manager said they didn’t want to prosecute the man, just ban him from the store.
Assault: A man reported Aug. 19 that “he had been working out with bricks in the yard… when (a man) physically assaulted him with a pistol for a phone charging cable, striking him multiple times.” The man refused help from EMS despite “multiple cuts and abrasions,” but wanted deputies to arrest the man who’d attacked him. Deputies tried to find the man, but had no luck, and a “another unidentified individual on scene (was asked) to describe the assault … the subject claimed he had not seen anything.”
Lost gun: An 89-year-old Ellabell man went to BCSO on Aug. 21 to report he lost a gun. “He stated approximately two years ago he lost the gun. He was advised that he needed to file a report.”