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Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for July 10

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POSTED: July 10, 2013 10:08 a.m.

June 9: Found contraband — At a local hotel, a deputy found a clear bag containing marijuana in one room and a tan plastic bag containing marijuana in another room. The drugs were turned over to a narcotics agent.

June 10
Criminal trespass — A deputy was dispatched to Allenhurst Tire and Brake regarding a damaged vehicle. The complainant said a vehicle’s tires had been slashed overnight and speculated a neighbor might have done it. A valve stem also had been slashed, and it appeared to be filled with dry rot.
Burglary — A Fleming resident who had been away for the weekend said his home on Beasleyville Road was burglarized. The complainant told a deputy that a friend stopped by his residence June 9 and noticed three unknown people walking out of his yard. At 6 p.m. June 10, the complainant returned home and found $300 missing and pry marks on his front door.

June 11
DUI, alcohol/controlled substance present, speeding — A Fort Stewart man was pulled over for driving 76 mph in a 45-mph zone. The deputy detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from the car. The driver denied drinking alcohol and told the deputy that the passenger had been drinking. However, the driver’s blood-alcohol level registered .11, which was above the legal limit of .08. The driver was arrested, and the passenger was picked up by his sergeants.

June 12
DUI, obstructing law enforcement officers — While on patrol, a deputy stopped a vehicle that had been swerving. The driver admitted to  having too many beers and consented to tests, which indicated he had alcohol in his system. The passenger, also under the influence, yelled at the deputy and refused tests. When the deputy tried to handcuff the passenger, she made a noise that suggested she was preparing to spit.
Burglary, first degree, felony — A deputy was dispatched to Pate Rogers Road in Fleming after a complainant returned home and found her bedroom in disarray. The chain-link fence and sliding-glass door at the rear of the house both were open. Several small items, such as two silver jewelry boxes, were missing, but no other evidence was collected.
Theft by taking, felony — A Hinesville man residing on Highway 196 West reported his riding lawnmower, gun case and three guns missing. The items were worth $4,500.  He told a deputy that he last saw the items the day before and was unsure who might have stolen them.

June 13
DUI — A deputy stopped a car that was traveling at 64 mph in a 45-mph zone. The deputy saw beer in the car. The driver’s speech was slurred, and he admitted to drinking two beers earlier. After failing the standardized field-sobriety test and exceeding the legal limit on a Breathalyzer, the driver was arrested for DUI.   

June 13
Theft by taking, misdemeanor — A Walthourville resident on E.G. Miles Parkway reported his push mower stolen. The complainant said he left it outside for an hour, and it was gone when he returned. The mower was worth about $150.

June 15
DUI, speeding — On Highway 196, a deputy observed a vehicle traveling at 73 mph in a 55-mph zone. The deputy smelled alcohol coming from the vehicle. The driver admitted to having several drinks earlier and failed a Breathalyzer test.

 

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