Oct. 1: Criminal attempt, burglary — A woman told police while she was at a dental appointment her assistant called to inform her of a possible break-in at her home.
The woman came home and the back door and frame were damaged. She was not sure anyone had entered the home. It appeared the side-yard gate had been opened and there were footprints on the door.
Police reported the dead bolt still was engaged, and it did not appear anyone had got inside.
Theft by taking, Vicodin — A woman told police someone took her Vicodin pills from her bedroom nightstand. The woman told police she takes half a pill each night, and there were 4 1/2 pills left in the bottle. When she went to take a pill the night before, the bottle was empty.
The woman told police the only people who had been in the home that day were her husband, small children and two heating and air conditioning repairmen.
The repairmen came to fix a unit by the bedroom, she said. The repairmen were alone in the home for about an hour, the woman reported.
One of the investigating officers called the repairmen and reported the younger repairman was known to have had a substance abuse problem in the past. The repairman denied having taken the pills.
Shoplifting — An officer responded to a call about shoplifting in progress.
When he arrived in the Kroger parking lot, he saw a 32-year-old Hinesville man walk into the store with an empty black bag over his shoulder. He recognized the man from a previous incident. He later observed the man leaving the store and noted the sack seemed to be full.
He confronted the man and asked if he had a receipt for what was found to be $10 worth of beer in the bag.
The man admitted he did not, but said he had money to pay for it. He was detained in the officer’s cruiser. The store’s surveillance camera showed the man entering the store and picking up the beer.
The camera did not show him putting the beer in the bag, but did show him walking by the cash register without paying for the beer.
He was arrested and charged with shoplifting.
Forgery — A 28-year-old Savannah man was arrested and charged with forgery. He was found with a forged document, a state weapons-carry license. The license supposedly was signed by Liberty County Probate Judge Nancy Aspinwall.
A background check showed the man had prior convictions in Georgia and Florida and is accused of stealing firearms from a Garden City business.
Aspinwall said there was no file or record of the accused in Liberty County.