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POSTED: October 4, 2010 10:33 p.m.
The following is from Bryan County Sheriff’s Department reports:

DUI
Sept. 19 –
A Midway woman was arrested after she was pulled over on Hwy. 17 near Hwy. 196 driving 79 mph in a 55-mph zone. While speaking with the driver, Deputy Robert Crapse allegedly noticed the woman’s eyes were red and glazed over, as well as a strong smell of alcohol. When asked if she’d been drinking, the woman allegedly replied that she had in a slow and slurred speech. The woman tested positive for alcohol and was arrested for DUI.

Theft by taking
Sept. 23 –
Deputies responded to Creekside Circle in Ellabell following reports of trespassing in a house under construction and theft of copper wire. A representative of the construction site told deputies that around $1,000 worth of copper wire had been cut and removed from the house the night before while there was no one at the site.

Theft by taking
Sept. 24 –
A resident of Charles Shuman Road in Pembroke reported that she left home to pick up her son from school around 2:30 p.m. and her four-wheeler was parked beside the pine trees in her front yard. When she returned about an hour later, the four-wheeler was gone.

Stolen hand gun
Sept. 25 –
Deputies responded to Laurenburg Court in Richmond Hill, where a woman reported that a Rossi 357 Magnum handgun was missing from her locked closet. She told deputies that she suspected an 18-year-old male that she’d recently taken in and who’d left for Florida the day before. The woman said a box of bullets was also missing from the closet, which she said had been broken into before and may have been easy to get into. Also missing from the home was several hundred dollars that had been in an envelope in the woman’s wallet.

Criminal trespass
Sept. 25 –
Five men from Savannah were arrested in Pembroke after deputies found them spear fishing at the boat landing at Cuyler Hunter Club. The men, who were Hispanic, had homemade spears and several fish they’d already caught. They appeared to not speak English, but as they were being placed under arrest, two protested – in English – that they were only fishing. The men were taken to the county jail and were also cited for fishing without permission and spearing game fish.

Theft by taking
Sept. 26 –
A resident of Clark Drive in Ellabell reported that a pressure washer had been stolen from his shed sometime between Sept.19 and 26.


The following is from Richmond Hill Police Department reports:

DUI
Sept. 19 –
A Richmond Hill man was pulled over just before 3 a.m., when Cpl. Donnie Crosby spotted a Celica swerving in the southbound lane of Hwy. 17 near White Oak Lane. When the officer stopped and approached the car, he noted the driver appeared disoriented and allegedly had bloodshot and glassy eyes. After taking a few moments to look for his license, the driver told Crosby he’d left it at home. He then began to admit that he’d consumed too much alcohol and should be behind the wheel. He even apologized for putting the public’s life in danger. After failing a sobriety tests, he was taken to the police department for processing.

Possession of marijuana
Sept. 20 –
A Tifton woman was pulled over just after midnight after Cpl. Donnie Crosby clocked her car traveling 89 in a 70-mph zone near mile marker 86 on I-95. When Crosby asked for the woman’s license, he said noticed a “very strong odor of green marijuana” coming from the car. When he told her he smelled pot, the woman claimed she had no drugs in the car and agreed to a search. While patting the woman down, the officer found five small baggies of marijuana in her right pants pocket. After a search of the car was completed, the woman was taken to the Bryan County jail.

Theft by taking
Sept. 26 –
Sgt. Eric Gaustad responded to Fair View Court, where a resident reported three palm trees had been stolen from his property. The man said he’d seen the trees, which were planted in his front yard, earlier that day. Gaustad found no evidence because of the heavy rain that day. The man estimated the size of tree to be about 3 gallons.

Possession of marijuana
Sept. 27 –
Sgt. Luke Harris responded to Motel Six on Hwy. 17 regarding an anonymous tip of possible drug activity in room 146 due to the amount of foot traffic coming and going. When officers arrived at the motel, the front desk clerk said one man had been renting the room for “quite some time.” Harris and three other officers went to the room and spoke with the man staying there. The officers explained the situation and asked if there were any narcotics present. The man said there was not, but Harris could allegedly smell burnt marijuana coming from the room. The man agreed to let the officers search the room, and once they entered he admitted to typically smoking a joint every evening. Officers immediately found on the bedside table an ashtray holding a burn joint and marijuana seeds. And on the lower shelf of the night stand was an open cardboard box that contained a small plastic baggie with what appeared to be marijuana and another rolled marijuana cigarette. The man was arrested and taken to the county jail.

Public drunkenness
Sept. 29 –
Staff Cpl. Steven Potts responded to Auto Zone on Hwy. 17 following reports of an intoxicated man in the parking lot trying to sell his car to people passing by. When he met the man, Potts said he immediately noticed he was unsteady on his feet and also smelled of alcohol. Potts found that the man’s car was running, so he turned off the engine and secured the keys. The man would not respond when Potts asked if he had a local address but instead kept asking the officer if he was mad and then started crying. After testing positive for alcohol, the man was cited for public drunkenness. Potts called for emergency medical services to respond, and the man elected to be taken to St. Joseph’s Candler Hospital in Savannah.
 

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