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Hinesville Police Dept. and Liberty Co. Sheriff’s Office reports

POSTED: December 11, 2012 7:00 a.m.

Nov. 25: Fleeing, theft by receiving stolen property, and possession of marijuana — A man was arrested near Lake George on several charges after being stopped for a tag-light violation.

A patrol officer turned on his lights to initiate the stop and the driver took off at an estimated 45 mph though the posted speed is 25 mph. The officer followed the driver to the 300 block of Pine Avenue, where the vehicle stopped and the officer attempted to block the driver from exiting.

The driver wiggled out of the car and attempted to run into a nearby home but was stopped by threats of a Taser. The driver was arrested, and upon search officers found marijuana and a handgun that was reported stolen in South Carolina.

The driver was taken to jail, where he was booked and charged with tag-light violation, driving too fast for conditions, fleeing and attempting to elude an officer, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of stolen property.

Nov. 27

• Sexual battery — A woman reported her boss made unwanted sexual advances, attempted to kiss her neck and repeatedly told her to relax. She said she broke free when a customer entered the store, and her boss walked back into his office. The woman left and did not return but said she received three texts from her boss asking her to come back.

• Vicious animal — Police had to shoot a white dog that viciously attacked a woman who was walking with her son and their small dog. The woman had injuries to her leg. The officers tried to constrain the dog with the assistance from animal control, but the dog kept lunging forward and attempting to bite them. The dog was pepper sprayed three times but continued to lunge at an officer, who eventually shot the dog.

Nov. 28

• Unauthorized tattooing of a minor — A man operating without a license was cited for giving a juvenile two tattoos without permission from her parents. The girls’ father pressed charges, saying his daughter did not have permission to get the tattoos.

• Unattended juvenile/DFACS referral — A man left two small infants unattended in his car while he conducted business inside the Navy Federal Credit Union. The car was locked and left running while the two infants slept in their car seats.

Nov. 29

• Suicide attempt — A student at Taylors Creek Elementary claimed she heard voices in her head telling her to harm herself and that she tried twice, unsuccessfully, to commit suicide. The child was referred to specialists.

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