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Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 15
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Matter of record, April 4
Reported at jail on Paul Sikes Road, Hinesville

Deputies found a vehicle at Cay Creek Road that apparently had been driven into the ditch striking an oak tree. Both air bags had deployed. The vehicle had open beer cans in the front driver’s side floorboard. A check of the tag showed the vehicle was registered to a Hinesville resident but deputies were unable to contact the owner.

Vehicle fire, April 4
Cowart Road, Hinesville

A frightened motorist pulled over when his 1999 Toyota Camry caught on fire. Firefighters from Hinesville Fire Station 2 extinguished the blaze.

Civil issue, April 4
Pate Rogers Road, Fleming

A homeowner hired a company to move his mobile home from Bloomingdale to Fleming. According to the homeowner, the driver towing the mobile home severely damaged it by hitting a tree and driving into a ditch twice. The rear frame was pulled away from the floor and the tree damaged the roof, leaving it bowed.

Abandoned vehicle, April 5
Georgia Highway 405, Hinesville

A 1994 Oldsmobile 88 was abandoned near mile marker 77. There was no tag on the vehicle and it appears the car was abandoned for two weeks. The vehicle was towed to ATS.

Abandoned vehicle, April 5
Georgia Highway 405, Hinesville

A 1996 Ford Winstar van was abandoned near mile marker 76. The van was left unsecured, the radio was removed and it had no tag. The vehicle was towed to ATS.

Criminal trespass, April 7
West Oglethorpe Highway, Allenhurst

Deputies responded to a report of criminal trespass. The complainant stated an alarm company notified him something had triggered the alarm at Tin Can Sam’s. Deputies discovered damage to the rear door and some hedge clippers near the door but entry was not gained and nothing inside the business was missing.

Simple battery, April 8
East Oglethorpe Highway, Hinesville

EMS crews notified the sheriff’s department about a simple battery on a man who was dropped on his head by an unknown suspect. The man was taken to Liberty Regional Medical Center emergency room.

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