June 23: Burglary, forced entry — At 2:30 p.m., an officer went to a residence off Oglethorpe Highway because of an alleged burglary. The complainant noticed a window broken at her residence. She said she left her house about an hour prior, with all doors and windows locked. When she returned, she didn’t notice anything wrong until she went into the living room and saw shattered glass from the patio door. She was missing an Xbox, controller and several Xbox games. The officer found a brick in the living room and believed it was used to break the patio door.
Suspicious acts — An officer went to Howard Family Dental because of suspicious telephone calls.
The person who called said the dentistry’s electrical services were being disconnected for lack of payment. An employee described the caller’s voice as male with a Jamaican accent. Over the phone, he said he was a Georgia Power representative and was sending a disconnect truck to the dentistry to cut off the power.
He also said he could not accept the business credit card, only cash or a pre-paid debit card.
The dentistry’s corporate office told the employee that the next payment was due June 25. The employee called Georgia Power’s fraud department, and a representative said many were receiving the same scam phone call.
Suspicious acts — There were two calls made in the Amherst Row area in reference to loud noise by the pool and racial slurs.
The complainant said he heard people at the pool yelling racial slurs. A woman on the playground did not hear anyone using racial slurs.
The officer went to the pool and told everyone not to use profanity.
The second call was made later that night, again because of noise at the pool. There were three subjects outside the pool who told the officer that they did not live in the Griffin Park subdivision. The officer told them to leave, and they did.
The officer then was waved down by a neighborhood resident who said he was concerned about his community because people who don’t live there hang around.
He told the officer that he has a registered gun through the state of Georgia and would use it to protect his family if needed.
Simple battery, suicidal threats — A married couple from Hinesville was involved in a verbal dispute. The husband had been drinking and wanted to drive his car. His wife told him not to drive after he had been drinking. She tried blocking him from leaving, but he pushed her out the way.
She told him she was calling 911. He parked the car on the opposite side of the apartment complex, got out and walked around the back of the apartments. She could hear him saying that he was going to run into a tree with the car, cut his throat and shoot himself.
The officer made contact with the husband and he could smell alcohol on him. He denied threatening to hurt himself, but just wanted to get away from his wife. A friend picked him up so he could have a place to stay.
Shots fired — Around 3:15 a.m., an officer was dispatched to Beverly Street in reference to gunshots being heard.
The complainant said he heard six shots fired in the parking lot of his residence. When he went outside to see what was going on, he said he saw four people getting into three different cars.
The man said he saw them drive toward Memorial Drive. The officer found a .22-caliber shell casing in the residential area.