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Hinesville PD blotter for April 7
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March 9: • Theft by taking: A Gause Street woman told police someone took two truck tires from her yard. The woman said she noticed the tires were missing when she returned home from a funeral. She told police a neighbor said he had spotted the tires in the back of a man’s pickup when riding his bike through the neighborhood.

March 10
• Elder abuse/financial transaction-card fraud: A Henry Lane man told police he suspected his 80-year-old mother’s debit card had been used without permission by a Fraser Street woman who lives with his mother. The man said he has a general power of attorney to conduct business for his mother. He told police while he and his mother were reviewing her bank statement, they discovered two withdrawals — one for $120 and one for $60 — that she did not make.

• Suspicious acts: A Pointe South Drive woman told police she received a phone call from a man claiming to be a police officer. The man told her to send him $1,000 via a Green Dot card for a warrant and to meet him at the Liberty County Justice Center to obtain a receipt. The woman did not send the money. The officer called the man’s number from a radio-room phone to get a statement. A man answered the officer’s call and identified himself as a police officer, but refused to answer the investigating officer’s questions, such as what was his law enforcement agency and what was his professional identifying information. The officer told the man it is a crime to impersonate a police officer in Georgia. The man replied using profanity and hung up the phone.

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