From Richmond Hill Police Department reports:
Matter of record: A convenience store employee near the Highway 17 and I-95 interchange called the cops around 9 p.m. Jan. 12 “in reference to a male subject yelling at the clerk and asking what time they closed.”
There, the clerk said “the male kept yelling at her and asking when she was closing. She stated the male was looking around and kept looking at the cameras.” The man then left and went to the convenience store next door.
Police found him walking toward them, and “he advised he went behind the building and urinated in the back. The male’s zipper was down on his pants. He also smelled of alcohol, had glassy eyes, and his speech was slow and slurred.”
The man was arrested for public intoxication. A search found an open bottle of gin and it was poured out. He was taken to jail.
Criminal damage to property: A man told police around 9 p.m. Jan 11 that he was driving east on Highway 144 near Publix when a man walking down the side of the road threw “a brick in front of his vehicle.”
The complainant couldn’t give a description of the man, but officers saw damage to the passenger side front bumper and turn signal of the complainant’s vehicle.
A search of the area for a brick thrower came up empty, however an officer “did find a piece of a brick in the road about a quarter mile from Publix. This area of Highway 144 is currently under construction and bricks are being used in the construction of the sidewalk.”
The report described the brick as broken and it was “removed from the roadway.”
Public drunk: An officer patrolling Bristol Way near Harris Trail around 12:49 a.m. Jan. 14 spotted a man “crossing the intersection who seemed unsteady on his feet. Shortly after this subject reached the opposite side of the intersection he began to vomit.”
The officer stopped to ask the man if he needed EMS and he said no. He also showed signs of being pretty drunk, and claimed to have had two beers and two shots. The 26-year-old man was cited for public drunk and his mother was called to come get him.
Matter of record: An officer was sent to a convenience store gas station on Harris Trail around 9:30 a.m. Jan. 12, where he was told this: “(Victim) was walking to the trash can nearby to throw away some trash. As (he) walked back from the trash can he stepped on a fuel cover on (the store property). (He) said the cover was on and he believed it was safe to step on but his leg fell through.” The man said “he fell up to his right knee, which was scratched. (He) said he was injured and he requested EMS. When EMS arrived they checked him out (and he refused a ride to the hospital).”
There was a witness, the report said, and the officer also spoke with an employee, who said “the only person who removes the fuel covers is the person who provides fuel for the gas station. (He) said the fuel cover was closed the previous day.”
Both the victim and the store employee got a case number.
DUI, more: Police responding to a two-vehicle accident on Highway 17 near Piercefield Drive around noon Jan. 13 found the driver most probably at fault was most likely stoned.
The driver, a Midway teen “bleeding from the nose and mouth area,” was checked out by EMS, but refused treatment. He told police he dropped his cell phone and bent over to get it when the collision occurred with the other vehicle.
“While speaking with (the man) I noticed his movements were slow, he was slurring and stuttering with his words and his eyes had a glassy appearance,” an officer reported. He asked if the man had “ingested anything recently that would pose a potential health hazard to which he advised that he had smoked marijuana the night before, but had not ingested anything today.”
The officer smelled pot, however, and found some in the car. Then he found a pill on the teen, which the teen said was Xanax, and “advised he did not possess a prescription for said medication.” A search later turned up 90 tablets identified as Alprazolam in a throat lozenge container in the vehicle’s center console, leading the officer to confiscate the teen’s cell phone as possible evidence of drug sales. The car was released to the teen’s mother.
He was taken to a hospital for treatment. A whole lot of charges were pending.