Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:
Theft by taking — A woman threw a barbecue at her Wrenwood Lane residence and had about 10 guests at her home.
The woman said that her white-gold ring, worth $2,700, a laptop worth $450 and a watch valued at $700 all were sitting on a dresser in her bedroom.
She said the bedroom door was cracked open and the items were visible from outside the room. She said that all of her guests still were present when she noticed the items missing, but no one there knew anything about them.
Aggressive driving — A school-bus driver said she merged onto W. Oglethorpe Highway from Darsey Road during heavy traffic. She pulled in front of a red pickup in the left lane and immediately began merging into the right lane since policy does not allow school buses to travel in the fast lane on highways.
She said the truck followed her into the right lane, almost striking the bus from the rear. She said she turned the bus onto Monclair Avenue to drop off some students, and the driver of the truck followed her, pulled the truck in front of the bus and cut her off.
She said the driver of the truck then got out of the vehicle and approached the bus to start a verbal dispute. Officers said they would review surveillance footage to try and discern the truck’s license-plate number.
Criminal attempt to commit burglary — A woman who resides on Fleming Road reported that she left her residence to go to Taco Bell.
Upon her return, she found the blinds in the back-room window looked damaged.
Upon inspection, she found the window open and the screen gone. She said she knew the window was closed when she left. She said nothing was disturbed or missing from the residence.
Failure to stop for school bus — An officer was patrolling the area of W. Oglethorpe Highway and Brantley Drive when a school bus stopped to pick up some students. The bus activated its yellow flashing warning lights as well as the red lights as it came to a stop. A car traveling in the opposite lane failed to stop for the school bus, and the officer initiated a traffic stop.
After running the driver’s information, it was discovered that her license was suspended and she had an active warrant.
She was taken into custody.