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Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 18
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April 5, Theft by taking, East Oglethorpe Highway
A restaurant worker in Flemington told LCSO deputies a recently hired employee took two bags of peel-and-eat shrimp from the restaurant without paying. The worker explained employees had been told the restaurant would temporarily close for several months and the recently hired employee was not eligible for unemployment benefits. The recently hired employee reportedly sold the shrimp “on the street.”

April 6
Criminal trespass, Myrtle Drive

A Midway woman called the LCSO about a possible burglary in progress. Deputies saw a man hiding behind a tree near the woman’s trailer. After deputies arrived, the man was handcuffed and detained while the LCSO investigated. Deputies reported a side window screen was lying on the ground near where the man had been hiding. The man told deputies he was waiting for his girlfriend – the woman’s daughter – outside her window, according to the report. The woman’s daughter told deputies she was not dating the man and had given him a ride to a convenience store earlier that night before returning home.

Theft by taking, Ray Road
A Hinesville man told LCSO deputies 50 pounds of copper wire, an eight-foot piece of flat steel, an old radiator and various other parts were taken from a property where several tractors were parked. Deputies reported several items were found and returned on April 12.

April 8
Harassing phone calls, Lakeside Drive

A Midway woman told LCSO deputies she received a phone call from a man claiming to represent Winners International Sweepstakes. She said the man told her to send him $385 in order to receive $2.5 million. The woman told the man she knew this was a scam and to stop calling her. She told deputies the man then called her again and said he was with U.S. Customs. When she again asked him to stop calling the man allegedly threatened her, according to the LCSO report.

Burglary, South Coastal Hwy.
A Savannah man told LCSO deputies someone had removed the vinyl siding from a mobile home, disconnected the towing tongue and cut and removed all copper wiring from the interior, removed a dishwasher, a fireplace mantle and cut and removed copper wiring from an exterior public utilities box. Deputies found a leather scabbard for a tool or knife in one of the home’s bedrooms.

April 10
Simple battery, interference with calls for emergency assistance, cruelty to children, Butter Blount Road

A Fleming woman told LCSO deputies her boyfriend began choking and hitting her in the face while she and her 2-year-old child were napping. The woman said she tried to protect herself and her child and that the toddler was screaming and crying. She told deputies when she tried to call 911 the boyfriend broke the phone. The woman ran next door with her child and called for help, according to the report. Deputies reported the woman had a bloody mouth, a swollen eye and marks and scratches on her neck. Deputies located the boyfriend at the woman’s home. He was reportedly intoxicated.

April 12
Theft by taking, Briar Bay Road

A Riceboro man told LCSO deputies that someone pried open his cargo trailer which was padlocked. The man said someone took about 500 CDs, a Ruger pistol, a 22 caliber rifle, a Gemini CD player and a speaker amp.

April 13
Disorderly conduct, pointing a gun, Oak Hampton

A workman told LCSO deputies he and his supervisor were on a job site and got into an argument. The supervisor then left the site, the workman said. The workman reported an unknown man pointed a gun at him and told him to leave. Deputies spoke to the homeowners who said the workmen had caused a disturbance and were asked several times to leave. The homeowners told deputies they called their son-in-law over and he asked the men to leave. The son-in-law told deputies he never pulled a gun.
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