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POSTED: March 14, 2013 8:00 a.m.

Feb. 15: Matter of record — Two residents in Lake View mobile home park on Dunlevie Road disagreed over an interaction between their 9-year-old sons that resulted in one boy’s glasses breaking. The complainant said his son went to ask the neighbor to play when he was rushed, grabbed and slung to the ground, resulting in his glasses breaking. The neighbor boy’s father said the children had been wrestling and the boy broke his glasses but was afraid he would get in trouble for breaking them. Both parties indicated there have been past disagreements between the two boys, but the deputy said it appeared this incident is a case of “child play.”

Feb. 16
Disorderly conduct, public drunkenness — A Hinesville man was arrested for public drunkenness in a Joyner Road mobile home after a domestic dispute. Deputies over two shifts reportedly were sent to the address, and the man reportedly refused to abide by officers’ orders during the second police visit. He was transported to Liberty County Jail.

Obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers — A man was arrested for obstructing law enforcement and possession of drug-related content after a deputy reportedly observed the man approach two vehicles as they stopped at the intersection of Barrington Ferry Road and Highway 119. The deputy asked the suspect if he needed any assistance, and the suspect said he was awaiting a ride to the ATM. The deputy asked him where he lived and whether he had an ID, and the suspect reportedly gave a false name and birth date. The deputy asked whether the suspect had anything illegal in his pockets, and the man reportedly said, “No, you can look.” The man reportedly attempted to thwart the search, which revealed a glass pipe and steel wool, commonly used to smoke crack. The deputy also found the man’s state-issued ID verifying that the man gave a false identity.

Feb. 17
Matter of record — An LCSO deputy became involved with a Fort Stewart pursuit that affected Flemington around 2:45 p.m. Fort Stewart’s military police were chasing a white Hyundai on Old Sunbury Road headed toward Highway 84.
A short time later, Liberty 911 said the white Hyundai had a damaged front tire from contact with one of the MP vehicles. The LCSO deputy became involved at the intersection of Sunbury Road and Old Hines Road, where he tried to box the car into the Parker’s gas station as an MP came from the other side.
The driver reportedly took off by foot and headed across Highway 84 and into the tree line. He reportedly was detained after several Taser attempts.
The car hit a gas pump during the pursuit and struck the metal barrier that protects the pumps.

Criminal damage to property — The Sunbury Country Store on Islands Highway reportedly was damaged by a man who surveillance video indicated busted in through the roof, ran to the front door and then returned to the hole in the roof, where it appeared someone helped lift him out.
The damage triggered an alarm, and the responding deputy noticed that several display racks were knocked over and the ceiling was damaged.
The owner reported that nothing was missing.

Feb. 18
Criminal trespass, theft by taking — A resident of Woodland Lakes Community Resort reported that sometime between Feb. 14 and Feb. 18, someone busted the lock on his camper, prohibiting him from entering the vehicle.
Items outside, including a $100 air-compression unit and a $30 machete, also were missing.

Harassing phone calls — A Kathy Road resident reported that she received several phone calls from an unknown number and an unknown person who was seeking someone involved in an affair with her husband. The woman said that some months back she filed a report about a colleague causing problems and wondered if that might be related.

Feb. 19
DUI — Multiple anonymous motorists on Interstate 95 reported that a 2011 black Chevy Silverado with North Carolina plates was driving erratically. A deputy responded as the driver reportedly made a U-turn near milemarker 76. The driver said he was taking multiple medications, triggering concern that he may be undergoing medical issues. However, after EMTs checked the man, the crew saw empty beer cans in his floorboard. It became apparent that the driver was highly intoxicated. He was arrested for DUI.

Feb. 20
Suspicious activity — A Garman Lane man said he noticed a white hatchback parked in front of his residence. The vehicle then pulled into a vacant residence and did not move. The responding deputy checked the vehicle, which was unoccupied and secure. He rode around the area looking for the driver, and when he returned, the complainant said someone returned for the vehicle and drove off toward Hinesville.
The deputy caught up with the driver, who claimed he had been visiting a friend on Garman Lane and he didn’t want neighbors to see his vehicle in the driveway.
The driver was advised not to park at vacant residences.

 

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