Illegal use of credit/financial transaction card — A First Street resident received a call from Walmart that her credit card was used to purchase items without her consent, including two tackle boxes and later unspecified items. The woman cancelled her credit card.
Death investigation — A resident on Bengay Way called HPD to report his roommate reportedly shot himself in the head while sitting in his car in the Walmart parking lot. HPD officers found the man in the vehicle in the driver’s seat with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head. They found a weak pulse, so EMS was notified, but the man later died.
According to his roommates, the man was supposed to be attending a course at Fort Benning when he showed up at the residence. He reportedly went straight to his room and got his pistol. He told the female roommate he loved her then left. She told the other roommate, who started looking for him. He found his vehicle parked near Wendy’s in the Walmart parking lot. Surveillance cameras showed the man arriving at 11:22 p.m. No one at Walmart or Wendy’s heard the shot.
Burglary, forced entry, residence — An unemployed resident on Bacon Road found his home burglarized though the front door dead bolts were still engaged. He admitted to HPD officers that a back bedroom window was broken and could not be locked. The officers found screens removed from the window. Hand tools not belonging to the resident were found in the yard. Items taken included a $600 TV and $1,500 worth of video games.
Bigamy — A woman said she married a soldier in October 2012, but soon discovered he was still married to another woman for the past 10 years. She said she separated from the man and he is currently living with the other wife. She said she reported him to JAG and was formally pressing charges.
Shoplifting (felony) — A woman was caught shoplifting at the Hinesville Walmart. The loss prevention officer said the woman placed an empty bin in her shopping cart and proceeded to place $775 worth of items inside the bin. She then purchased a pizza and some ice cream and placed those in the closed bin and attempted to leave the store. She was taken to jail for booking.