Nov. 27: Damage to vehicle — A motorist said he was driving his Ford pickup in the area of Highways 196 and 25 in Fleming when a chair flew out of the bed of the gold Chevy pickup in front of him and hit his truck. The driver of the vehicle that had been carrying the chair did not stop when the cargo flew out. The complainant was provided a case number and briefed on additional procedures.
Felony warrant arrest — A deputy patrolling Highway 38 near Bill Carter Road in Midway saw a vehicle pull out of Dorchester center and start to weave in and out of westbound lanes then drift over the center line into oncoming traffic. The deputy stopped the driver and ran a check on his tag and license. A 911 dispatcher advised the deputy that the vehicle was registered to the man’s passenger, who was wanted for probation violation. The passenger was arrested and taken to jail.
Suspicious activity — A woman who lives on Plantation Road in Midway called authorities about a large party taking place near her home. She complained party guests were underage drinkers who were making too much noise, drag racing and speeding down her road. She said she has called many times about loud parties happening nearby.
Unattended death — A deputy was dispatched to a home on East Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville, where a person reportedly was unconscious. EMS personnel already on the scene were unable to find any signs of life on the subject. There were no signs of foul play, and the deceased’s brother said the subject had a history of heart problems and had been taking several medications. The county coroner responded and took control of the scene.
Driving while license withdrawn, speeding — A deputy running radar in the median on Highway 405 clocked a vehicle going 92 mph. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and ran a check on the driver’s Florida license. The deputy learned the man’s license had been suspended for failure to appear. The driver was arrested, taken to jail and cited for driving on a suspended license and speeding 25 mph over the posted limit. He was given a court date, and his vehicle was towed from the scene.
Criminal trespass — A Beulah Road man said someone tried to break into his home and backyard workshop while he and his wife were away. The deputy observed damage on the man’s back-door frame that was consistent with someone trying to pry or jimmy the door open. However, no one appeared to have gained entry. The workshop, which was secured with a padlock, had been tampered with and the lock was damaged, but the workshop had not been entered. The complainant said nothing was missing from his home or workshop. He was given a case number and instructions for obtaining a copy of the report.