March 15: Identity theft — A Midway man reported getting a letter from the U.S. Treasury Department that said his tax refund was being held for review. He said he called the IRS and told them he hadn’t worked in two or three years and hadn’t filed a tax return. He said the IRS informed him that someone was using his name and Social Security number to for income.
Possession of marijuana — A Hinesville man was stopped by a LCSO deputy for speeding. A passenger in the vehicle was found with a canister that contained plastic bags that contained a “green, leafy substance.” The deputy then learned the suspect was wanted in Long County.
Also found in the vehicle was a .38 caliber pistol, which the suspect said was his, but it was reported as stolen in Long County. Also found in the car was an open container of alcohol.
The passenger was arrested for possession, and the driver was cited for possession, second offense, but he was released.
Dirt drive-off — A deputy patrolling Ga. 119 saw a dark-colored vehicle parked on a dirt road that leads to a hunting club near mile marker 9. The deputy said two people in the back of the car appeared to be getting dressed. The deputy asked the man on the driver’s side how old he was. He said 20. The other subject claimed to be 15.
The deputy asked the man for his identification, but the man said he had none. The deputy asked him his name and ran his information, but nothing came up. The deputy told the man he’d arrest him if he was lying about his name. The man gave the deputy another name and said he’d lied the first time because he does not like his real name.
The deputy arrested the man, took him to jail and issued him a citation for obstruction.
Theft by taking — A man complained that someone entered his residence while he was incarcerated and took several items. He suspected it was his wife.
Since it was all joint property, no report was made. The man said his pistol was missing, but he was unable to provide any details, brand name, serial number, etc.
A report was generated for documentation purposes.