Aug. 12, Marijuana – possession of drug related items/narcotic equipment, 1396 Shaw Road
A police officer said he saw two people sitting on a bench behind a local elementary school. A third person stood next to them. The officer circled the school in his police vehicle and approached the three people. The group began to walk toward the officer.
The police officer asked why they were “hanging around” the school after hours. One of the people told the officer they always hang out there.
The police officer said one person was holding a roll of green duct tape, which he said a friend had given him earlier that day. The officer told the group not to hang around schools.
As the group walked toward the tree line, another officer arrived on scene and the first officer briefed him on the situation. The first police officer said he walked back to the bench and found drug paraphernalia and a small amount of what appeared to be marijuana. The officers found one of the people from the group of three at her home and took her to the police station where she was processed, cited and released.
The other two individuals later turned themselves in.
Aug. 7, Theft by taking, 333 Dave Williams Road
A Hinesville man said he left his 1991 Buick LeSabre at about 5 p.m. At 11:30 p.m., he returned to find his vehicle missing. The man told deputies he left the keys to the vehicle in a bag inside the vehicle.
The next day at 2:42 a.m., deputies spotted the missing vehicle traveling north on Highway 17. Deputies stopped the vehicle and detained the driver, who was arrested on charges, including DUI and driving with a suspended license.
The driver’s three passengers were released. Deputies said the driver of the vehicle is related to the Hinesville man who owns the car and reported it missing.
Aug. 13, Fleeing or attempting to elude police, possession of cocaine, Intersection of Griffin and Charter Roads
A deputy chased the driver of a speeding silver 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier. The deputy said the driver was going 45 in a 25 mph zone.
As the deputy gave chase, the driver jumped out of the vehicle while it was still moving. The car came to a stop in a field near the intersection. The driver ran into a nearby mobile home and was not apprehended.
The deputy found several pieces of a white, rock-like substance he believed to be crack cocaine inside the vehicle.
Aug. 16, Accidental damage to vehicle, Interstate 95 Southbound
A deputy responded to a call of a 1990 Ford Ranger pickup on fire. The driver told the deputy that as she was traveling south, smoke and flames began to shoot out from under the hood of her truck.
The driver said she immediately pulled to the side of the road and got out of the truck. Fire personnel put out the fire.