April 28: Terroristic threats and acts — Police and fire officials responded to a mail box explosion in the 300 block of Deal Street. The mail box was damaged but intact, and inside of it was a melted two-liter root beer bottle with an unknown substance inside it.
Burglary — A resident of Shady Groves Mobile Home Park on Kelly Drive reported his home had been burglarized, and $1,100 worth of electronics were taken between 8:30 and 10 a.m.
Discharging a firearm in city limits — A resident of Northgate Apartments reported that four shots were fired, and responding officers reported that they did hear what sounded like a gunshot but could not discern where the noise was coming from.
Possession of cocaine and marijuana, obstruction — A Hinesville man was arrested for possession of marijuana, cocaine and for obstruction of justice after he reportedly fled the scene of an accident near Cherrie Murell Road. Prior to his arrest, he attempted to evade authorities by taking off his outer shirt and by running several times. The man also had several active warrants. In the man’s vehicle, they found drugs in the glove box and in the drink container.
Burglary — A resident of Countryside Mobile Home Park on South Main Street reported someone entered his home between 9 and 10 a.m. and took a laptop, camera and Playstation valued at a combined $1,850. Some witnesses in the area provided descriptions of suspects at the scene.
Terroristic threats — Officers were dispatched to Bradwell Institute after a school custodian found written threats on the wall of a girls’ restroom in the 300 block. An administrator said the graffiti was reported around 12:45 p.m., and a custodian said the bathroom was last cleaned at 12:05. Surveillance indicates several girls entered the restroom during the 12:15-12:20 class change. The graffiti read, “In (sic) going to kill Carrier and this time don’t erase.”
Burglary — A resident in the 600 block of Saunders Avenue said someone entered her home sometime between 11 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. and took a TV that reportedly was owned by Rent-A-Center. The responding officer did not see signs of forced entry and noticed a layer of dust on the window that the complainant said was a likely point of entry.
Simple battery — Officers were dispatched to break up a family fight that started because a woman was upset with her mother for “hoarding cats” and because her mother would not tell her whether her grandmother had a contagious disease. During the argument, the daughter said her mother hit her and they began wrestling.
The mother denied hitting her daughter but said her daughter spit at her and pushed her. The daughter’s father broke up the fight but said he did not see it escalate. The daughter reportedly left the residence for the night.