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Hinesville Police blotter for Jan. 31
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Jan. 20, Fraud, identity theft, Garden Circle
A Garden Circle man reported he had been the victim of fraud. The man, who does not speak English, told police through an interpreter that when he applied for disability benefits he was told someone in Florida had been using his Social Security number for a job since 2006. The man’s interpreter informed police the man had been in a Puerto Rican jail from September 2006 through October 2009, and had not entered the United States until November.

Harassing communications, Caines Road
A Caines Road man told police he was receiving harassing text messages and emails from a woman who claimed she had an intimate relationship with him. The man said the woman threatened to notify his family and friends of the alleged relationship. The man told police the incident had strained his marriage.

DFCS referral, Pineland Avenue
A juvenile called police to report his mother had been drinking and was threatening to leave him or throw him out of their home. The mother told police she had no control over her son and wanted him to go into foster care. Officers referred the mother to a DFCS representative. She called in the presence of police, but hung up after becoming angry with the DFCS representative. Police telephoned DFCS and the juvenile’s father, who then arranged to take custody of his son.

Jan. 21
Burglary, forced entry, Harrison Drive

A Harrison Drive woman contacted police when she found her back door open upon returning home. Officers saw the rear door glass was broken and had been left ajar. A bedroom had been ransacked, and a piece of concrete was lying on its floor. Police also found a nicked lawn mower blade and several cuts in the door frame consistent with the shape of the blade, as if someone had attempted to pry the door open with it, according to the report. An officer questioned staff at a medical office across the street. A nurse told officers she saw a young man she had never before seen in the area walk down the street at about the time the burglary may have occurred.  

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