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POSTED: April 3, 2014 7:00 a.m.

The following incidents are from reports provided by the Bryan County Sheriff’s Department and Richmond Hill Police Department.

Thefts
From the, “if it’s not nailed down someone will steal it” files:
On March 10, an Ellabell man reported someone swiped “400 feet of heavy duty 2-inch galvanized pipe from his property.”
On March 14, a deputy was sent to the I-95 overpass at Belfast Keller Road where a man told him someone had run off with his 2009 Harley Davidson. The man said he was riding his bike when it had a flat tire, so he parked it in the emergency lane on the overpass and called his wife, who picked him up. When they returned roughly three hours later the bike was gone.
Apparently long gone. The deputy reported he passed the area about half an hour after the man parked the bike and the “motorcycle was already gone.”

Matter of record
Around 10 a.m. on March 22, an officer was sent to a Highway 17 convenience store where an employee handed him a personal check on a local account that had been found in the parking lot. The officer tracked down the owner of the check and called to let them know the check had been found. It was made out to “Ju Jitsu.”

Harrassing phone calls
A deputy was sent to a Richmond Hill address March 10 to talk to a man about harassing phone calls. The man told the deputy “that the offender was calling him several times a day stating that he had won a drawing from Publishers Clearing House, and that he had to send money to him on order to start the processing of the paperwork,” a report said. “The amounts vary from $20 to $150. The offender has been calling from several different phone numbers.”
The man told the deputy he responded by calling one of the numbers and telling the caller not to call him anymore.
“The offender responded by telling him to (bleep) off and that ‘he had better watch his back.’”
It’s like PCH from you-know-where. Just imagine the prize patrol.

Traffic offenses
Just so you know, most of the incident reports we’re getting lately revolve around people who apparently shouldn’t be behind the wheel but are and are driving all over Richmond Hill. Might want to up your uninsured motorists coverage. Or stay home.
On March 22 around 11:30 p.m., an officer pulled over a car on Harris Trail because the  tail lights weren’t turned on. The rest is pretty straightforward: “(the officer) made contact with the driver … who stated that he did not have a license. I verified with dispatch that he has never been issued a drivers license in any state.”
The driver, 19, was arrested. The car was turned over to another driver, presumably one with a license. The unlicensed driver was able to post bond.
On March 22 around 2:20 p.m., an officer checked the tag of a car heading north on Highway 17. The tag was suspended so the officer pulled the car over. She handed the officer her Georgia ID card and “quickly explained … that she was on the way to get her driver’s license at the Department of Driver’s Services.” The driver also told the officer “her license was suspended, however, Effingham County withdrew the suspension. She stated proof of this action was at her residence.”
The officer again ran the woman’s information through the Georgia Crime Information Center and it again said her license had been suspended for her failure to appear in court in 2012.
She was arrested and a search of her car found “several cold single cans of beer, located under the passenger seat” in which a juvenile male was seated. The woman was allowed to pour out the beer, her car was released to a registered driver and the woman was able to get bond.
Around 1 p.m. March 22, an officer ran a check on the tag of a car heading east on Harris Trail and discovered its insurance was invalid and its registration had expired. After pulling the car over, he learned the woman had both a license and an insurance card. The officer called the insurance company and learned the woman’s insurance was cancelled in January, so he gave the driver a chance to get insurance while driving. She didn’t have her debit card with her, so the car was towed while a friend came to pick up the woman who was cited and allowed to go on her way.
Around 1 a.m. March 22, an officer spotted a car cross the “shoulder line” three times on Highway 17. The officer pulled the car, got the man’s license and proof of insurance and then ran a check — which is when he learned the man’s license had been suspended “through the state of Iowa.” The car was towed, and the driver was arrested and released on bond.

 

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