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Effingham County Sheriff's Office reports

POSTED: July 17, 2014 10:25 p.m.

June 30
Forgery - third degree
A man told deputies his roommate took his bank card and made more than $400 in unauthorized transactions. The roommate has a crack cocaine problem and has been to rehab three times, he said, and he also showed deputies a $100 check in his name that his roommate had signed and cashed.


July 4
Criminal trespass
Deputies were sent to a Deerfield Drive home, where a resident said two mailboxes had been hit. He told deputies he saw a dark blue truck, but a search of the area did not locate the suspect vehicle.

July 4
A woman told deputies her ex-boyfriend had broken the windshield out of a car she was driving. She said he had come to a home she was visiting and damaged the car, which she was driving but did not belong to her. She said her ex believes she is seeing the man she was visiting, but that man is a friend who is working on her car. The car’s owner said he would press charges.

July 4
Burglary - first degree
Criminal trespass
Theft by taking
A gas station owner told deputies someone had broken into two small storage buildings behind the station between 11 p.m. the previous night and 5 a.m. One shed had a section of plywood ripped from the rear wall, and the door to the other shed had been pried in such a way that the key lock would not operate properly. Items missing included a pressure washer, an industrial electric painter, a power drill and a propane cooker with pans.


July 5
DUI
Weaving over roadway
Seat belt violation
A deputy pulled over a Bryan County man on Little McCall Road after noticing his pickup go over the center line twice, once on a curve. The driver said he and his passenger were leaving a 4th of July party, and the deputy smelled the presence of an alcoholic beverage. The driver’s eyes appeared to be watery and bloodshot. The driver said he had been drinking earlier in the day but stopped about three or four hours before getting behind the wheel. A breath test on the driver revealed a blood alcohol content higher than the legal limit. A family member was called to retrieve the truck and the passenger.

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