May 7: Found property — Residents in the 100 block of Tideland Road in Midway reported finding a small boat under their boat ramp. The boat was described as a West Marine Zodiac with a 4-horse-power Yamaha engine.
Criminal trespass — The driver of a red Peterbilt semi reported that he saw someone throw an object at his truck while he drove eastbound on Highway 38 near Busbee Road in Walthourville. The object struck the bottom right passenger windshield, leaving a large dent and cracks throughout the window. The complainant said the man who threw the object ran south into the wood line along Busbee Road, but deputies were unable to locate him.
Simple battery at VFW — An LCSO deputy was sent to the VFW at 931 E.G. Miles Parkway in reference to an assault. Two men reportedly got into an altercation, and the complainant, Kenneth Geackel, alleged that during the argument, VFW Post Commander Thomas Woodford slapped him in the face and knocked his glasses to the ground. Woodford denied the allegations and said that during the argument, Geackel pushed him in the chest, so he pushed Geackel back. Due to the discrepancies in the men’s stories and the lack of witnesses and evidence, law enforcement did not take any action.
Burglary — Residents in the 300 block of Brigantine-Dunmore Road in Midway reported the theft of $2,101 in goods in a burglary that occurred between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. A neighbor reported seeing a white pickup and a white male and white female in the complainant’s yard during the time the complainant was not at home. The deputy said the front door had chipped wood and paint as evidence the door had been pried open. Stolen items included $1,900 in jewelry, $200 in other items and $1 in clothing.