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Hinesville Police blotter for Jan. 1
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Dec. 3, 2009, Mental subject, South Main Street
A Link Street man telephoned 911, said he had a gun and wanted to kill himself. When police arrived, he told them he wanted to go to the hospital. The man said he heard voices and would kill someone if he was not helped, according to the police report. EMS took the man to a hospital emergency room. No gun was recovered. The man reportedly gave officers various locations for where the alleged gun could be found.

Theft by taking, 447 Gen. Screven Way
A store employee reported two Motorola cell phones were stolen from a display rack. The employee told police two unknown women had come into the store and took the phones from the rack. The employee said he was helping another customer at the service window and could not see the display rack, according to the police report. The store employee told police one of the women appeared to be “manly.” The women drove off in a burgundy Caprice, according to the report.

Driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, Kelly Drive

The driver of a black SUV with its high beams on was stopped by police. The officer reported he smelled a strong odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath. The driver admitted he had something to drink, according to the police report. The driver voluntarily participated in field sobriety tests. He also consented to a search of his vehicle. Police found a cigar box in the glove compartment containing marijuana and found a blue plastic cup containing vodka and orange juice. The marijuana was turned over to a MACE agent. The drink was poured out

Dec. 4
Disorderly conduct, Pintail Court

A woman told police she had brought her children to see their father at his home. The woman said her children went inside and the father closed and locked the door. She told police she then knocked and informed the father the children were not staying. A second woman came up to the door and Tasered her. She then put the first woman in a head lock and began punching her in the face. Another woman saw the fight and attempted to separate them. She got kicked in the head and scratched in the face, according to the police report. The children’s mother said she did not provoke the fight and did not attempt to enter the house; she just wanted her children to remain outside on the porch. Police arrested all three women and the man for disorderly conduct.

Dec. 5
Simple assault, simple battery, 112 Briarwind Court

A Hinesville man told police he and his mother got into an argument. He told police he was sitting on the floor of his room straightening up magazines when his mother tried to kick him. He grabbed her leg and pushed her away, causing her to fall. The man said when he tried to leave his mother grabbed his shirt. He then pushed her away, punched the wall and left the room, according to the police report. The mother told police the conversation was over getting the house ready for Christmas. She said her son would not respond to her questions so she kicked his magazines to get his attention and he then pushed her. No one was physically hurt in the incident, according to the report.

Dec. 7
Burglary, forced entry
Sequoia Circle
A Sequoia Circle man told police his home had been burglarized. The man telephoned 911 and said he heard someone inside the house and he would wait outside. Officers checked the home and found the back bedroom window broken. The man reported missing a 22-caliber Marlin rifle that had once belonged to his father.

Dec. 8
Attempted suicide, Ann Drive

Police found a man lying in the yard of his home. His shirt, which was on the ground next to his right arm, was on fire. The officer kicked the burning shirt away, according to the report. The officer reported the man’s chest hair and the hair under his arm were burnt. The man’s speech was slightly slurred. He told the officer he set himself on fire becuase he was unable to find a job. Police contacted the man’s mother, who told police her son had not acted this way before. EMS took the man to a hospital, where police spoke to him. He told them he had drunk eight beers that night and was upset because his wife was pregnant by another man. The man appeared to have only minor injuries, according to the report.

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