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From Hinesville Police Department initial incident reports:

Adult protective services call: An officer was sent to a Sharon Street address around 5:30 p.m. April 25 regarding a caller who said her neighbor “asked her to call the police because there were injured people in her residence,” a report said. 

The officer asked if the woman herself was injured, but appeared “not to be mentally right.”

At the same time, a second caller told dispatchers there was an elderly woman claiming shots had been fired and there were dead people in her house.

The officer talked to the second caller, who said no shots had been fired. He found the elderly woman and recognized her from a previous call. “(She) appeared to be in distress and advised the dead bodies were in the residence. I entered the residence with (her) and did not see any bodies or signs of criminal activity. (She) pointed in a corner of the living room and said, ‘the bodies are right there.’ I observed nothing but a couch by the wall?”

Another officer came to the home, and police told her there were no dead bodies at her house. “(She) started to cry and continued to say the bodies were in her residence.”

Police searched the house and assured the woman there were no bodies. She then said her purse had been stolen, but an officer found it under the coffee table in the living room and gave it to the woman, who began to cry and thanked them.

“While (the other officer and I) were at the residence we notice there was no bedroom furniture or mattress. I checked her refrigerator and there was no food in it.”

The officer recounted previous calls in which the woman showed signs of mental illness, including a March 18 incident in which she claimed there was “an unwanted person in her vehicle and they would not get out.” Police did not see a person inside, and when the woman “said if I gave a mean look to the person in the back seat that would  usually solve the problem,” the officer did as she asked. He “opened the back door and looked around and did not observe anyone sitting there.”

That incident and others which “detail (her) having mental issues and needing additional assistance,” the report continued, noting the officer spoke with the woman’s mother, who cried when she heard of the latest incidents. 

“(She) has tried to get (her mother) assistance,” but each time she was sent to a mental facility she was released. 

The officer asked the daughter why her mother didn’t have bedroom furniture, and “she said she gave her mother bedroom furniture but her mother destroyed it because she said it was evil.”

The woman said she has applied for guardianship of her mother “so she can better take care of her.”

Unlawful conduct during 911 call: An officer was sent to a Peggy Sue Street address around 7:43 p.m. April 24 because a man called 911 claiming he was being threatened by his neighbors.

“Central stated (the man) has been calling all day and they believe he is intoxicated,” the report said. 

The officer arrived and spoke to the man, who was inside. “He stated he had a couple of beers and there were no threats at all. I asked why he was calling 911 and was there anything else I could do for him and he stated: ‘No, just calling.’”

The officer went on to note that when he met the caller the man told him there was no emergency. “He appeared severely intoxicated and had a hard time standing up straight. His speech was very slurred, and he was stumbling while attempting to step onto his porch. He showed no obvious signs of injuries at that time.”

No neighbors came forward while the officer was there to report a conflict or argument with the man, either.

A warrant is pending. 

In a separate report from April 24, the same man called 911 a number of times that day and on April 21. According to the report, he called 911 at least seven times making various claims while also being clearly intoxicated.

Criminal trespass: A Brett Drive man reported April 23 someone damaged his 2012 Camaro. “He stated when he walked out of his residence, he observed ice cream, scratches and a dent on the passenger front quarter panel of his vehicle.” 

The officer duly noted the damage and “small amounts of ice cream on the door and windshield.” 

The man was given a case number. 

Simple battery, cruelty to children: An officer pulled over to help what he thought was a “disabled motorist” on E.G. Miles Parkway around 1:13 a.m. April 17. As he was, a car pulled up behind him and a woman got out and started walking toward the officer.

“While she approached me she was angry and yelling towards me,” the officer reported, so he told her to stop and tell him what was happening.

“She explained that she and her ‘baby daddy’ were arguing and he threw food at her. I told her to move her vehicle to the parking lot of (a nearby business) and I would be right there to talk to her.”

The officer met the woman at the parking lot, and she told him that “her ‘baby daddy’ was angry with her because it took her too long to get food. The two began arguing in front of their child … while they were arguing (the male) took a burger out of the microwave and threw it at (the woman). The burger hit her on the right side of the head and face. She showed me where it hit her and I could still see food in her hair on the right side of her head.”

The officer then went to the house to talk to the man, whose vehicle was parked at the house, but no one answered. The woman said her parents were on the way and she would stay with them. 

The officer explained eviction and warrant procedures. 

Disorderly conduct: A woman reported April 11 she was walking to a Dollar General when a man “walked up behind her and asked her for a lighter to light a cigarette. She told the man she did not smoke. The man then got upset and started yelling and trying to fight her.”

The woman said she went into the store to call the cops. The man went inside too, but headed to the back of the store. Police looked around but came up empty. 

Improper parking, obstruction: An officer was sent to a Wyckfield Way address around 10:49 p.m. April 25 “In reference to a possible shelter in place violation.”

There, he met with some residents of an Amhearst Row address “and observed numerous vehicles parked along Amhearst Row leading all the way to Wyckfield Way, where vehicles were parked parallel with the stop sign posted at Amhearst Row and Wyckfield Way.”

The officer told the homeowner the vehicles would have to be moved and they were. Except for one, belong to a resident on Wyckfield Way.

The officer met the owner, who “asked us what was going on. I advised her that her vehicle was parked within 30 feet of the stop sign, which is illegal, and she would need to move the vehicle.”

The woman responded by asking “if that was a real law,” then asked to see it, “and she read it out loud to herself.” 

“She then stated ‘it’s further than 30 feet away,’ and that she was not going to move her vehicle and began to walk in the opposite direction of myself,” the report continued.

 The officer said if she didn’t move her vehicle he would have it towed.

She responded by saying the officer “did not need to talk to her that way and she was going to call someone about the situation,” so the officer asked for a supervisor.

A supervisor came and told the woman the same thing, and she agreed to move the vehicle but “the battery needed to be changed in order for the vehicle to move, and that her husband would need to go to the store to buy a battery,” the report said.

Her husband went to get a battery and the woman told the officers supervisor she was going inside to check on her kids. The reporting officer then went to hand her a citation and she shut the door in his face, the report said. A second try at getting the woman to sign the ticket also came up empty. 

When the officer ran the vehicle’s tag it turned out the registration was expired and it didn’t have insurance. The officer then noticed the vehicle had cobwebs and dirt “accumulating around and under the tires ….” 

The officer reported he’ll get warrants for obstruction and improper parking.

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