April 15: Theft by taking – felony —The owner of a landscaping and nursery business said his business office had not been open since Thanksgiving 2012. He said he went to the office to prepare for the upcoming busy season and found that during the time his business was closed someone took his trencher and a 100 pound bucket of scrap metals he had enclosed within the fenced area.
Criminal trespass — A business owner arrived at his work location off Old Sunbury Road to find that someone had busted a window off his dump truck and rummaged through another dump truck and off-road vehicle. Someone also had tossed one of his spare tires into the water of a sand pit.
Criminal trespass — Liberty County Sheriff Office’s deputies and officers from the Midway Police Department worked together responding to a call of a domestic dispute. While the LCSO responded to the residence on Lake Rosalind Drive, city of Midway officials met with the complainant at the Pizza Peddler.
At the residence, a woman complained that her daughter’s child is to stay with her and that the child’s father was trying to take her away from the house. She said he was told to not come by the house and that he did not have permission to pick up the child. The woman told deputies the man tends to be violent at times and was asked to stay away. The child’s mother spoke with Midway police, confirming the man did not have the right to pick up the child and was asked to stay away from the house. Deputies told the man he had to leave the premises without the child and informed him he would be arrested for trespassing if he returned uninvited.
Theft by taking (misdemeanor) — A man reported his charcoal grill; bicycle and riding lawn mower were stolen from his Leroy Coffer Highway home. The man said the items were out in the front yard and he might know who had taken them.