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Fence doesn't make for good neighbors
Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Jan. 14

Reports filed recently with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

Jan. 2
• Civil matter — A deputy explained civil-matter procedures to a man who complained that his neighbor’s fence was on his property. The man said he paid to have his property surveyed and marked and proved that his neighbor’s fence was inside his property. The deputy explained the matter would have to be settled in magistrate court.
• Civil matter — A deputy was called to a possible burglary in progress, but he learned the alleged “burglar” lived at the Sunshine Camp Road home and was moving out. She said she was there to gather her belongings. Her roommate, who still lives in the house, said she wanted to be there while the woman gathered her things because the roommate feared her things would be taken. The two argued about who certain items belonged to, and the deputy stayed on scene to explain to the women that they would have to take the matter to magistrate court.
• Obstruction/hindering law enforcement — A deputy was dispatched to the 3200 block of North Coastal Highway and found an unconscious man lying on the roadside. The deputy woke the man and asked him for identification and about his circumstances. The man refused to give his name and only said he was a soldier on his way to Mississippi. The deputy repeated his request for ID and when the man refused, he was arrested.
• Possession of a schedule II controlled substance/marijuana possession — Deputies stopped a man driving a Ford truck after he failed to yield the right-of-way in front of a patrol car on Highway 17. The deputy had the man get out and walk to the back of his vehicle. The man complied and consented to have his person and vehicle searched. The man reached into his left pocket, pulled out cash and tossed it into the truck bed. The deputy searched the truck and found the $619 the man had tossed in the bed and what appeared to be bags of marijuana and cocaine. The items field-tested positive and the man was arrested and booked.

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