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POSTED: May 30, 2008 5:00 a.m.
April 28
Juvenile problem
Deerwood Drive, Hinesville

Officer Darel Shatzer responded to a report that juveniles were shooting a BB gun at a stop sign. When he arrived he stopped to question four juveniles who had a BB gun along with some BBs. As the officer tried to find out who was shooting at the sign, one of the youngsters began to walk away, saying he did nothing wrong so he didn't have to answer questions. The officer asked the young man to stop, but he started to run. The officer called for backup. When he caught the young man, he reportedly resisted the officer and the other juveniles ran at the officer. Assistance arrived and so did the young man's mother who said she would deal with her son at home. The young man reportedly apologized to the officer. The officers took the BB gun and ammunition.

April 29
Simple battery
Washington Street, Hinesville

A woman reported she witnessed two young boys beat up another boy near the corner of Main and Washington streets. The officer spoke with the victim who said his attackers are brothers who tried to steal his cell phone the other day. The incident got all three suspended from the school bus. The officer noted that the boy had a bump on the back of his head due to today's incident and asked the boy if he needed medical attention.  The brothers were found and later processed through juvenile justice. They were then taken to their stepfather.

April 29
Simple battery
Disorderly conduct
Pafford Street, Hinesville

A mother filed a report saying her son was assaulted while in class. The boy said a group of students threw books at him when they turned the lights off in the class. He said one boy in particular threatened him and later jumped him in class and beat on him. A teacher corroborated the boy's story, saying she knew something was about to happen when someone yelled "go" and then the lights went off. She said kids threw books at the boy. She turned on the lights and called an administrator. As they were sorting out the incident the other boy began to yell and curse at the teacher and later jumped the boy. The victim said he threw a book back at the kid who started it all. Both boys were sent to the principal's office. The mother wanted to file a report.

April 29
Assist citizen
Ricade Drive, Hinesville

A young man was taken to the hospital for a mental evaluation after repeatedly threatening his mother with death and trying to break her window to get inside the house. The mother said she scolded her son for going somewhere he was not allowed to go. He grabbed and yelled at her, so she went into the house and locked the door. The boy told the officer he hates his mom because she tells him what to do. The officer tried to explain to the boy that he was still a child and had to listen to his mother. He then talked about killing her and that his life is over. The officer and mother agreed he needed to be evaluated.

April 29
Runaway juvenile
South Main Street, Hinesville

A woman reported her 14-year-old grandson had run away. She said she went to wake him up for school and found he was not home. She said he was there the night before.

April 29
Unruly juvenile
Theft by taking
Whitetail Circle, Hinesville

A mother filed an unruly juvenile report, saying her son has become disrespectful and had lied about school assignments. She also reported he took a cell phone from her purse that she had taken away from him as punishment. She believes he stole $80 from his stepfather. The Department of Juvenile Justice was notified.

April 30
Unruly juvenile
Slayton Circle, Hinesville

A mother filed a juvenile report against her daughter for skipping class, but the officer became suspicious of her parents and filed a report with DFACS. He spoke with the girl alone and she said her parents were always insulting and belittling her. The parents said the girl was behaving and acting for the officer.

April 30
Affray
Pafford Street, Hinesville

A football coach intervened in a fight that took place inside a boys bathroom. Both boys said the other started it. They were both suspended from school.

May 1
Simple battery
Memorial Drive, Hinesville

A girl said she was walking home from school with a friend when she was grabbed from behind and thrown to the ground. She told the officer that when she got up she saw the offender, also juvenile, get into a car. She said she had problems with the person before. The officer observed swelling on her face and scratches on her arm.

May 2
Simple assault
Coates Road, Hinesville

A girl reported she is constantly trying to avoid another girl at middle school who has confronted her several times. She said the girl yelled at her and threw a pen at her as well as threaten her. She said she was waiting for the school bus when the girl tried to punch her. The officer told the girl and her mother about warrant procedures.

May 3
Robbery (strong-armed/intimidation)
South Main Street, Hinesville

A mother called police to report her son had his iPod stolen. The son said he was staying at a friend's house when the boy grabbed him from behind and choked him to the point he felt he was going to pass out. He said the boy then placed his hand under his shirt as if he had a gun and demanded the iPod. The officer spoke with the thief's grandmother who said the boy stays there but comes and goes as he pleases. She said she recently reported him as a runaway when he disappeared for a few days. She said she does not know the whereabouts of his mother.

May 3
Criminal trespass
Consumption of alcohol by a minor
Unruly juvenile
Clairemore Circle, Hinesville

A young man was reportedly caught inside his girlfriend's room. He told she opened a window for him. The girl's mother said he was not supposed to be near her daughter because she took out a restraining order. The officer spoke with the boy who allegedly admitted he was drunk and was in violation of a TPO. The Department of Juvenile Justice was notified.  

May 5
Statutory rape
Criminal trespass
Unruly juvenile
Kelly Drive, Hinesville

A mother, upset that her daughter may be sexually active, filed a report while she waits for test results. Pending the results the mother said she might file rape charges against the young man responsible. The mother said she went to check on her eldest daughter and found the bedroom door blocked. After getting in she found her daughter in bed with the boy. Being a nurse, the mother didn't believe it when they said nothing happened and had her daughter get dressed to go for a test at the hospital. When the officer arrived to gather information the boy and girl reportedly admitted they had sex. The mother said she was going to speak with doctors and wait for results before deciding whether she would prosecute.

May 8
Unruly juvenile
Shipman Avenue, Hinesville

Officers were dispatched to a school when a young girl decided to get up from her cafeteria seat, throw her entire food tray into the garbage and started to leave the building. An administrator caught up with her a block away an escorted her back to school.

May 9
Unruly juvenile
Shipman Avenue, Hinesville

A school administrator reported a boy started using profanity while in class and would not stop. The boy was placed in a seclusion room where he reportedly picked at a small hole in the wall, throwing the pieces on the floor and making the hole much bigger. The Department of Juvenile Justice was called, as well as the boy's mother. That same day in another classroom another child became angry and unruly, allegedly throwing staplers and other items out a window. He was taken to HPD until his mother arrived.
 

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