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HPD Crime reports July 7 edition of Courier

HPD Blotters 

Patty Leon

Discharging a firearm in the city

An HPD officer was flagged down in the parking lot of Circle K at 463 W Oglethorpe Highway and an anonymous complainant reported there had been a fight in the parking  lot of Ollie’s Store at 103 West Gen Screven Way. The complainant said as the subjects left the area, someone fired several shots from a vehicle. The complainant said the person who fired the shots left in a small Gold four door car, possibly a Honda. The vehicle exited the parking lot on to South Main and drove toward Veterans Parkway. The officer reported he checked the area and located a single 9mm shell casing in the parking lot. The officer collected the shell casing, transported it to the police department, and placed it in an evidence locker.

Simple battery

An officer was dispatched to the McDonald’s on E.G.  Miles Parkway where an employee reported she was assaulted by a customer.

The employee said she was working the drive through window and a customer asked for extra sauce. She told the customer that she put extra sauce in the bag. The employee said the customer looked inside the bag and stated that was not enough. The employee claimed the customer then threw the sauce at her hitting her on the chest. The employee was able to get the license plate number as the customer drove off. The employee described the customer as a white male with black hair and the vehicle was a dark color Ford F-150. The officer showed the employee a picture of the truck’s registered owner and she stated he was the customer that threw the sauce at her.

Abandoned vehicle

While conducting a direct patrol of West 15th Street, an HPD officer observed a 2008 green Toyota Camry that appeared to abandoned in the wooded area of the power lines running parallel to West 15th street. The license plate had been removed and there was significant damage to the front left side of the vehicle. The officer conducted a check of the VIN number and discovered the vehicle was

registered to a woman and the vehicle had a South Carolina registration plate. The officer called the woman in South Carolina who said the vehicle was supposed to be repossessed by her finance company. She could not explain the damage to the vehicle or why it was in the wooded area of the powerlines. She said she does not know who the finance company is and her last communication with the finance company was 2-3 weeks ago. The officer called the Liberty County central dispatch and Kevin’s towing was dispatched to remove the vehicle. An inventory of the vehicle was completed and documented on a vehicle impound/ inventory form.

Arrest for other agency

Officers were dispatched to the Baymont Inn, room #226 in regards to a verbal dispute. Officers spoke with the hotel manager who said the occupants in room 226 were asked to check out and they refused. An officer went to speak with the room’s occupants who reported they were having an argument with each other because the male occupant found another woman’s hair in the bathroom floor. The occupants said they were packing up their belongings to leave the hotel but needed an additional 10 minutes to finish. While waiting for both parties to finish packing, the officer did a background check and found the male occupant had an active warrant through Liberty County for a probation violation.  The man was arrested and transported to the Liberty County jail. 

Criminal trespass

An officer discovered a hole in the window of the Golden Hibachi while

conducting sector checks. The reporting officer said there was no sign of what cause the damage to the window. There was no video footage from inside or outside the business that was available. No alarm was activated to dispatch officers to the glass breakage. The officer reported that a homeless person is a person of interest. The officer reported the person of interest was the last person seen in front of the restaurant, intoxicated and laying on the ground prior to the restaurant closing. According to the owner they asked the person to leave the area numerous times and have filed previous incident reports with HPD in the past regarding this individual.

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