Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:
Driving on suspended license/no brake lights — A Hinesville man was arrested after officers stopped his Crown Victoria for missing brake lights. When asked for his driver’s license, the man said it was among his belongings in the back seat. For safety reasons, the officer asked for his name and date of birth and checked his information rather than permit the man to get out of the vehicle.
He learned the man’s license had been suspended. The officer asked the man if he knew about this, and the man said he knew but that the officer hadn’t asked him if his license was suspended when he asked for it. The man was arrested.
During a “free air sniff” by a K-9, narcotics were detected. A search of the vehicle found a backpack containing three marijuana home-test kits and a wad of paper containing a small green leaf. More pieces of what the officer thought were marijuana crumbs were found in the floor of the vehicle.
Suspicious activity — Officers responded to an anonymous complaint around 11 p.m. that two men were fighting at 903 Brett Drive and one had a firearm. When the officers arrived, they were met by a man claiming to have witnessed the fight. He smelled of alcohol, so they asked how much he had been drinking. He said “a six-pack.” The man had a vague description of the two men who allegedly were fighting, saying they both drove away from the scene.
The man’s wife then drove up, informing the officers that she was the anonymous caller. She had argued with her husband that he was too close to the men who were fighting in the parking lot and whom she identified as residents of the apartment. After one of the men pulled a gun, both men went back to their residences, she said.
When questioned by officers, both men denied being in a fight.
Battery — An officer was dispatched to Bradwell Institute in reference to an assault. The victim stated that he was on his way to school to take a test when he was attacked off school grounds by two men, one of whom was wearing a Bradwell school uniform.
The victim said he had parked his car in a lot across the street from the school and was getting ready to leave the lot when one man approached him and began punching him in the face. He said the second man then kicked him in the back.
The officers viewed surveillance tape and identified the suspects with the help of school administrators.