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Man takes lens cover from camera
Crime scene tape

From Hinesville Police Department initial incident reports:

Trespass: The manager of a car wash on Oglethorpe Highway reported April 29 he got to work and saw one of businesses cameras was missing a lens cover. He checked the video he saw a man “on the premises at approximately 1 a.m.,” and the man “was canvassing the area while on the phone.” The man came back around 1:30 a.m. “and removed the camera lens cover from one of the cameras.” 

And that was it, evidently. 

The manager didn’t know who the man was, but the officer thought he and other police officers might be able to identify the man, though he wasn’t sure. 

Assist other agency: An officer was sent to a Gen. Screven Way address shortly before 1 p.m. April 29 to help a Liberty County Sheriff’s Office deputy break up a fight between two men.

“(The) deputy advised he turned the corner in an unmarked vehicle and witnessed the two individuals fighting,” the officer’s report said. “They had to be separated, and were sitting on the sidewalk when I arrived.”

The officer talked to one of the men first. “He advised he told (the other man) he could not use his phone. (He) got mad at him, and they started to argue and yell.”

The other man backed up the first man’s story. Nobody was hurt. The men were told to “leave the area and go home.”

Accidental property damage: An officer was sent to a mobile home park around 3 p.m., where he was told by the complainant he was leaving the park when “a man with a white t-shirt and dreadlocks went to dunk the basketball on the basketball hoop and the ball bounced off the rim and struck the windshield of his vehicle, cracking it.”

The complainant said he left and called his mother, since the vehicle “belonged to her boyfriend and he was just borrowing it.”

The complainant said after he explained what happened, he and his mother returned to talk to the man “to handle the damage as a civil matter but the male was not cooperating. They then called 911 to file a police report.”

The officer spoke to the man, who said “the basketball was no longer in his hands when the windshield was struck. (He) also stated the basketball bounced to (the complainant’s) vehicle and then ‘rolled’ up the windshield.’” 

The officer filed a report and gave the complainant a case number, etc.

— staff report 

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