May 11: Criminal trespass — A deputy was dispatched to Highway 196 East and Willie Dixon Road in Fleming after a complainant reported that someone was stealing scrap metal from a residence. The suspect was still on the scene when the deputy arrived, and he said he saw the abandoned house and figured it would be OK to take the scrap metal. The suspect said the only thing he took from the property was some steel and that other items in his truck had been taken from where he works at Hernandez Collision Center in Savannah. The suspect was arrested and taken to the Liberty County Jail for booking.
Theft by taking — Wilderness Baptist Church on East Oglethorpe Highway reported that its air-conditioning system had a hole in the copper line and looked as though someone had tried to rip the line from the unit.
As the responding deputy typed the report, he was dispatched to the church again and spoke with the complainant a second time. The complainant said while she was entering the parking lot, she saw a gold van leaving and then noticed the HVAC unit was missing.
Burglary — A Cynthia Lane man reported a handgun valued at $145 was missing from his home. The complainant said it is possible someone entered through the front window, which had a broken lock.