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Effingham County Sheriff's Office reports Dec. 27 edition

POSTED: December 27, 2017 6:00 a.m.

Dec. 11

Traffic Complaint/Violation; Wanted Person- Warrant Service; Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance

A man was seen driving down the roadway in a vehicle that belonged to an owner with an expired license. The man failed to come to a complete stop at an intersection. He stated that he did not have his driver’s license on him at the time. It was noted that the vehicle smelled strongly of marijuana and that there was a firearm near the driver’s seat. After providing his name, the man admitted that he had given a fake name because he believed that his license was suspended. He was detained, and his female passenger was swiftly arrested, since she had an outstanding warrant. Three unmarked pills were later discovered in the center console which lead to the arrest of a second passenger. The man was ultimately released and given a warning about failing to stop at the stop sign. The vehicle was released to a licensed driver. The reporting officer was Christopher Cary.

Safety Belt Violation for Person Over 18 Years of Age; Driving While License Withdrawn; No Insurance

A woman was spotted driving down the road wearing her seat bely improperly. She did have it on, but it was not visible to someone looking into the vehicle. She admitted that her license was suspended, and it was later revealed that the vehicle did not have valid insurance. The woman was arrested, and the vehicle was collected by a local wrecker service. The reporting officer was Malcom Foy.

Financial Transaction Card Fraud

A man advised that 10 unauthorized transactions has occurred from his checking account which totaled to nearly $2,000. He said that prior to the transactions, he had used his cards at several different businesses. He contacted his bank to cancel the cards. The reporting officer was John Preston Morris.

Dec. 12

Driving While License Suspended or Revoked (Misdemeanor)

A man stated that a woman backed into his vehicle while he was pumping gas. Several witnesses on the scene confirmed these events. A background check revealed that the woman was driving with a suspended license. She was placed under arrest, and she contacted her father to collect her vehicle. The reporting officer was James Ashley Denney.

Terroristic Threats and/or Acts

A woman stated that she had gotten into an argument with her boyfriend earlier in the day at a store’s parking lot. Later that day, the boyfriend went to her house to collect his personal belongings. While he was there, he made threats towards the woman and her family. The boyfriend could not be located. The reporting officer was Kathy Dillard.

Dec. 14

DUI-Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol; Possession of Open Alcohol Container

An anonymous source stated that a vehicle was in a ditch, and the driver was passed out. He was quickly woken and removed from the vehicle. It was noted that he smelled strongly of alcoholic beverages and that he had urinated on himself. He stated that he was on his way to his son’s house, but he took a wrong turn and ended up in a ditch. He said that his son would pick him up once he got off work. At first, he denied being under the influence of alcohol, but he later admitted to getting into a fight with his girlfriend earlier in the day and drinking soon afterwards. He agreed to take a field sobriety test which he failed. He was arrested, and his vehicle was towed by a local wrecker service. He later provided a blood sample. The reporting officer was John Reinhart.

Harassing Communications

A woman stated that she believed that she was being scammed by a man on a social media website. She said that she had recently received a text message from the LAPD claiming that she had stolen the man’s identity. She admitted that she had given him all her personal information which she feared he would use to steal her identity. The reporting officer was Max Barber.

Driving While License Suspended or Revoked (Misdemeanor)

A woman stated that she was rear ended by a man while she was waiting at a traffic light. The man advised that his brakes were not working properly. A background check revealed that the man possessed a suspended license due to failure to pay child support. He was swiftly arrested but was allowed to contact his wife so she could collect his vehicle. The reporting officer was Tonya Hodges.

Terroristic Threats and/or Acts; Criminal Trespass

A man stated that his girlfriend started yelling at his mother after getting out of drug rehab. When he went to defend his mother, the girlfriend got so mad that she punched a wall. She also slapped a vase off a coffee table which hit a family member in the leg and broke. The mother confirmed this story. The girlfriend was placed under arrest. The reporting officer was Tonya Hodges.

Dec. 15

Criminal Trespass-Property Damage

A woman stated that a door on her property had been forced open. The door had a considerable amount of damage, but the inside of the house appeared to be undisturbed. The woman said that nothing looked to be missing. The reporting officer was James Ashley Denney.

Aggravated Assault

A woman stated that her boyfriend’s ex-wife showed up at her house unwelcomed to collect money for alimony. When the ex-wife showed up, the boyfriend met her in the garage to pay her the money. The woman then began to argue with the ex-wife, at which point the ex-wife grabbed a tire iron and began to threaten the woman and the boyfriend. The woman threatened to call the police and the ex-wife fled. The boyfriend confirmed this story. The ex-wife could not be located. The reporting officer was Malcom Foy.

Fire

A woman advised that the house she was in was on fire. All residents were evacuated from the house. It ultimately become engulfed in flames and caused a nearby car to catch on fire as well. The homeowner was advised of the situation. The reporting officer was Kathy Dillard.

Driving While License Suspended or Revoked (Misdemeanor); No Insurance; Knowing Driving Motor Vehicle on Suspended, Canceled or Revoked License; No Tag

A man was spotted driving down the road with no tag displayed. He stated that the vehicle belonged to the passenger who had not yet received a tag. A background check revealed that the man’s license was suspended for failure to appear. It was also revealed that the vehicle had no valid insurance. The man was arrested, and the woman said that she would walk home. The vehicle was towed by a local wrecker service. The reporting officer was Max Barber.

Criminal Trespass

A woman stated that she saw a man walk out of her store with a pair of pants that she suspected he stole. The man said that he did not steal anything, and the woman confirmed that the pants were not from her store. The man was warned not to return to the store. The reporting officer was Caleb Grovenstein.

Dec. 16

Theft by Taking-Felony

A woman stated that a vehicle which she was the caretaker of was stolen. She asked the tenant of the residence where the vehicle was left about its whereabouts, and he informed her that the brother of the owner of the vehicle had taken it. She said that the brother had no right to take the truck. The truck’s owner informed that the property that the vehicle was on was owned by his brother and that he rents it out. The tenant confirmed that the brother had taken the truck and that he did not stop him because he did not want to get in the middle of the situation. The caretaker said that the brother had stolen from the truck’s owner in the past in the form of social security money. The owner added that the truck is worth $2,000 and has a replaced tailgate. The brother could not be contacted. The reporting officer was John Reinhart.

Simple Assault

A woman stated that her neighbor had made threatening statements to her and her family. She said that the neighbor threatened to harm her husband and son and called her a whore. The husband supported this story. The neighbor was not on scene at the time. The parents of the neighbor said that their son believed that the woman and her family had stolen his wallet which was why he was making threats against them. They also claimed that the woman’s son had an outstanding warrant which was later proven to be false. The reporting officer was John Preston Morris.

Wanted Person-Warrant Service

A man was spotted walking along the side of the road with a bookbag. He said that he did not have a driver’s license. A background check revealed that he had an outstanding warrant, and he was swiftly arrested. The reporting officer was David Cribbs.

Dec. 17

Theft by Taking-Misdemeanor ($501-$1500)

A woman stated that someone had stolen several items out of a bag in her living room. The missing items included jewelry, a tablet and a set of house keys. She said that many people had stayed in the house over the past few months including one resident who admitted to stealing from the woman in the past. The reporting officer was Paul Davis.

Traffic Complaint/Violation; Theft by Receiving Stolen Property- Misdemeanor; Driving While License Suspended or Revoked (Misdemeanor), Possess, Display, Use Identification of Another Without Consent; Giving False Name, Address, or Birthdate to Law Enforcement

A woman was seen driving a vehicle with stolen registration. She stated that she was in severe pain due to pregnancy complications and was on her way home to get a ride to the doctor. She provided a driver’s license that did not resemble her physical appearance. A male passenger was detained because of the stolen registration. It was later revealed that the woman had given a fake name and that her real license was suspended for failure to appear. She was released from the scene along with the passenger due to her medical condition. Another woman arrived at the scene to collect the vehicle. The reporting officer was Christopher Cary,

DUI-Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

An unknown informant stated that a vehicle accident had occurred on the road. It was noted that one of the drivers smelled strongly of alcoholic beverages. He agreed to take a field sobriety test which he failed. He agreed to provide a blood sample and was placed under arrest. The reporting officer was Daniel Handshumaker.

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