March 16: Simple battery — A Freedman Grove Road woman told deputies her neighbor grabbed and hit her after their children fought. The woman said her minor daughter was playing outside with the neighbor’s minor son. The children argued, and the boy got hurt. The woman told deputies the neighbor came to her house, yelling and cursing for her to come outside.
When she stepped outside, the neighbor reportedly pulled her from the front porch, grabbed her by the neck, pushed her head to the ground and hit her on the left side of her head. Deputies did not locate the neighbor for a statement.
Suspicious activity — A John Wells Road woman told deputies that she returned home at 1:45 a.m. and saw a stranger with a flashlight in her backyard. The woman said she ran inside and told her roommate. The roommate told deputies that he grabbed his shotgun, ran outside and fired two rounds into the air. He said he did not see anyone when he ran outside.
The two residents said they have had problems with someone sneaking around the property and even called 911 twice.
The deputy advised the roommate it was not wise to fire his gun unless he was in a life-and-death situation.
Verbal dispute — A Midway woman told deputies she needed a restraining order against her husband, whom she is attempting to divorce. He has made harassing phone calls to her and followed her whenever she left the house, the woman said. She said her husband had threatened to keep her children from her.
Hit-and-run — A Briar Bay Road woman told deputies she heard a loud bang the previous night that shook her house. When she looked out her front door, she could not determine what had made the noise. She said there was a party going on a few houses away, but did not see any vehicles parked in her yard.
The next day, the woman saw marks in her yard that appeared to have been made from a vehicle. The home’s siding had minor damage.
Criminal trespass — A Midway man told deputies that a woman became angry and threw a weed eater through a window of his home. The man said she went into a rage and threw numerous items around the house. Deputies did not find the woman. A large piece of glass was missing from the window. The deputy said glass also was missing from most of the other windows in the home. The man told deputies the woman had broken those in the past.