Criminal damage to property — Deputies were called to the Villages at Limerick around 1:30 p.m. after a complainant discovered that someone had damaged the subdivision’s wastewater-treatment plant and pump station. The vandal had removed two manhole covers and turned on valves, which caused the plant to shut down and resulted in an estimated $5,000 in damage. The complainant said he would not know the entire cost of the damage until the site was completely cleaned.
Possession of cocaine, tools for commission of crime, willful obstruction — A Hinesville man and a Richmond Hill woman were arrested on several charges after a traffic stop near the Liberty County Jail. The vehicle drew suspicion after crossing the center line on Highway 119. During the traffic stop one man fled on foot. Deputies pursued the man but were not able to find him. Meanwhile, K-9s alerted deputies to the scent of narcotics within the vehicle. The search turned up suspected crack cocaine and two crack pipes. The suspects were taken into custody and charged with possession of cocaine and tools for the commission of a crime. The man who fled remains anonymous.
Burglary — A resident on Leroy Coffer Highway reported his home and storage shed were burglarized. Items taken from the home included a stove, refrigerator, floor freezer, three window-unit air conditioners, a desktop computer, VCR/DVD player and a radiator floor heater. A refrigerator, a washer and a dryer were taken from the storage building.