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HPD blotters Dec. 23.
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Taillight / Lenses required

A woman was arrested after she was caught driving on a suspended license. Officers spotted the woman driving the car along Veterans Parkway with no taillights on. The woman admitted her license was suspended but asked the officer to let her go home. She said she was just running a quick errand and had left her 11-year-old and six-year-old children at home. The woman was arrested and taken to jail. Officers called her brother who was able to come get her car and go check on the children.


Police responded to a call at a residence on Alcott Cir. The complainant, a nurse, reported that while providing a check up to his client, he noticed the woman had a ruptured ear drum.  The woman said she didn’t want to file a report and didn’t want her husband to be in trouble or arrested. But the woman did report that her husband and her got into an argument over finances. She said the argument escalated and became physical. She said her husband shoved her against the railing of the stairs and slapped in the back.

Identity fraud

 A man who lives in Hinesville called police to report an identity theft. The man said he thinks someone in Richmond Hill possibly used his Social Security number or name or date of birth to get Pandemic Unemployment assistance (PUA) benefits. The man said he received two letters saying he was approved for the PUA for a loan of $92,902.21. The man told officers that he immediately called to cancel the benefits and report the fraud. The man said he was filing the police report for his record and had already cancelled the PUA benefits. He said the IRS also filed a claim on his behalf to investigate the matter.

Theft by taking

Police went to Hinesville Smiles where an employee reported that someone was taking money from their petty cash drawer. The employee reported that they suspect it has been happening since October and that the money seemed to go missing on Saturdays when their office is closed. The employee said they think they have an idea of who is stealing the cash. They placed cameras in the area to capture the perpetrator.


Police are investigating a possible break-in at the Boost Mobile store on W Hendry Street. Police responded to the burglar alarm and found the front glass window of the store had been shattered. The store’s keyholder was called and was going to assist police in taking inventory to see if any items were stolen.

Theft by taking

Police spoke with a woman who said she had returned from being out of town and asked a friend if they could run to the pharmacy and pick up her prescriptions before they closed. The friend went but had forgotten his ID card to get the prescriptions. He asked his friend to show his ID and get the prescriptions. His friend did show ID and picked up the medications. However, the complainant said when she called him so they could meet the man demanded money. Police called the man and he said he would give the woman her medications. The woman later called police to say the man had once again demanded $100 and when she didn’t pay him, he only gave her half of the medications normally found in her prescriptions.

Simple assault

Police took a woman for a mental evaluation after she told police she had placed a gun to her head. She said she felt like she was being a burden to her family and that her partner was upset with her because she left her medication out and the kids got into it. She said her partner then threatened to punch her in the mouth, so she took his gun and placed it against her head.

Shoplifting less than $500

A man was arrested at the Walmart Super Center after store security caught him takin several watched worth roughly $125. At first the man said he didn’t have the watches but later came clean and took the watches out of his pockets.


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