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Sheriff Report for May 8, 2024
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Drivers are urged to buckle up before road trips.

Arrests and Citations

Michelle Danford, Chester Street – citation for allowing dogs to run loose.

Dusty Smith, Old River Road/Pecan Grove Boulevard – citation for driving with suspended registration, no insurance, and speeding

Shantell Roberson, Courthouse Road – three counts of simple battery, family violence.

Nilson Javier Nuñez Rodriguez, Old River Road/Pecan Grove Boulevard – failure to obey stop sign, driving while unlicensed.

Patricia Whitman, Hwy. 21 N – Open container of alcohol, driving at night without headlights.



Lowground Road – a woman reported her shed where she kept chickens was on fire. Effingham County Fire responded and put out the fire. Most of the chickens were able to escape the fire.

Caribbean Village Drive – a woman reported that her ex-husband damaged a screen on a back window attempting to get into the house because he had lost his house key.

White Bluff Court – a man reported that two former tenants may have taken his cat in possible retaliation for him evicting the tenants.

Gracen Road – a man reported that he allowed his son to borrow his truck. Inside the truck was the man’s Taurus 357 revolver. The son returned the truck, but the firearm was missing. The man believes his son sold the firearm to a pawn shop; if so, the man wants to file charges.

Aspen Drive – a woman reported her car as stolen.

Foster Street – a man reported that 60 sheets of plywood, 20 2x6 and four 2x10 pieces of lumber were stolen from a work site. He added this was the third time material has been taken from his site. He asked for extra patrol at night.

Stillwell Clyo Road – a woman reported that the mother of her stepson was late to an agreed pick-up spot to get the child.

Penny Lane – a woman reported that her son was bit on the hand by one of their dogs when he tried to break up a fight between two dogs. The woman was able to provide updated rabies vaccination reports on the dogs. The juvenile was treated at Effingham County Hospital for dog bites.

Lowground Road – a Georgia Power employee reported an unknown person damaged a transformer and requested a report for Georgia Power’s records.

Bay Road – a woman reported that her roommate threatened to “slit her throat.”

Hwy. 80 – a woman reported she was bitten by a dog while delivering groceries to a residence. The owners of the dog were advised of the quarantine process. The victim was transported to the hospital to have the bite treated.

Bay Road – a woman reported than another woman who shared her residence had stolen several items including an iPad, cigarettes, medications, her birth certificate, and pictures of her children.

Dilmus Jackson – a man reported that his ex-girlfriend had criminally trespassed on his property and entered his house.

Honey Ridge Road – a woman reported a possible burglary at her residence while she was away. Surveillance video shows four white juveniles – two males and two females – walking around the property before going upstairs to the front door to enter the house. Upon receiving permission from the property owner via phone, the deputy went inside the make sure the residence was clear.

Courthouse Road – a man and a woman reported that their daughter and her boyfriend left their property after a verbal confrontation. The couple wanted to report the boyfriend as criminally trespassing.

Blair Way – a woman reported that her neighbor threatened to shoot her dog if it came onto his property.

Quail Run – a woman reported that an item she ordered from Amazon was not at her residence even though it was marked as “delivered.”

Midland Road – a woman reported that an unknown person may have accessed the code to unlock her car when she observed both front doors open. She was unsure if anything was taken.

Stonesthow Court – a man reported that his neighbors were hitting golf balls onto his property, causing damage, and trespassing to retrieve the golf balls.

Old Louisville Road – a woman reported that a UPS driver keeps delivering packages to her house that are addressed to her neighbor. When she tried to tell the UPS driver about the mistake, she said the UPS driver talked to her disrespectfully and sped off her driveway.