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POSTED: February 2, 2009 3:17 p.m.
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The Ludowici Medical Center was on the recent target of burglars in Long County.

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LUDOWICI — Two healthcare businesses in Long County were broken into last weekend, and the Ludowici Police Department is asking for help in finding out who committed the crime.
According to LPD Officer Jimmy Downs, the Ludowici Medical Center and the Ludowici Home Healthcare Services Center were broken into between Jan. 23 and 26.
Downs said it was reported on Jan. 26 that someone entered the Ludowici Medical Center through a window, sometime since the Friday before. The intruders went to a desk and reportedly stole $170.
Also on Jan. 26, Downs said it was reported, that over the weekend, an intruder broke into the Ludowici Home Healthcare Services Center. According to the officer, the burglar entered through a kitchen window, and stole a camera system and a some loose change. The value of the electronic equipment was not known.
The LPD is asking that if anyone has information about either burglary to call the department at 545-2222. Any information provided will be kept in confidence.
Also, on Tuesday, two teenagers, one from Ludowici and the other from Allenhurst, along with a man from Hinesville were arrested for possession of marijuana.
According to LPD Officer Luis Perez, he pulled Miguel Angel Sanchez, 21, over on McDonald Street for possibly having too dark of a window tint on his car.
Perez said after the vehicle was stopped, he checked the tint of the windows, and it was too dark by Georgia standards. He said he then informed Sanchez of this, and as he was talking to the driver, he smelled what he believed to be marijuana. The officer then asked Sanchez if he search the vehicle, and the Hinesville man agreed.
Perez said he found a clear plastic bag with a green leafy substance inside. Perez said all three occupants denied ownership.
All three were arrested and taken to the LPD. Perez said the two 16 year-old-juveniles admitted smoking marijuana, and were charged with possession, less than an ounce, and then released into their parents.
Sanchez was also charged with possession, less than an ounce, and he was charged with a pending charge of driving under the influence (marijuana).
All three tested positive for marijuana, according to a test administered by LPD Investigator Sal Genualdi.

 

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