May 29: Burglary – no forced entry — A Hinesville woman said she left her residence at 2:30 p.m. and locked the door. When she returned, she said, her TV and laptop were missing and the door was unlocked. She suspected her ex-boyfriend had a copy of her house key made when he helped her move into the residence.
There were no signs of forced entry, and the complainant was unable to provide serial numbers for the missing items.
Theft by taking — A woman who works at a Hinesville car lot said the tailgate had been stolen from one of the vehicles on the lot. The responding officer said there was no evidence to collect and no other items appeared to have been stolen from any other vehicles. The vehicle was not insured or registered since it was for sale. The car lot employee was given a copy of the report.
Criminal trespass — A North Gate Apartments resident said she heard from a neighbor there had been a loud noise/crash near her unit after she left with friends. After she returned, she went out to smoke a cigarette and noticed that her back apartment window was broken. The officer noted that the window appeared to have been broken from the outside by a rock or ball. The officer could not find anything that had been used to break the window.
Theft by taking — A Hinesville man complained that his bike had been stolen after he left it at the edge of his trailer while he was moving into the unit. The complainant said he was inside when he heard his bike being moved. He looked out and saw a young male, about 13-14 years old, leaving on his bike. A witness gave the complainant and the responding officer the teen’s name and said he lived in the trailer park. The officer was unable to find the bike or the suspect. The complainant was told to call 911 for a follow-up report if the bike or suspect were found.