911 Hang Up
An officer was dispatched to a possible domestic dispute at 1284 Louisville Road in Guyton via a disconnected cell phone 911 hang up call to Bryan County 911. The officer was advised that the domestic dispute was possibly over a drug related dispute as a female could be heard in the background talking about that issue. Upon arrival, the officer could see two male figures in what appeared to be a kitchen window they were looking out intently. As the officer pulled into the driveway, it was noticed that one male figure moved quickly away from the window and disappear from sight while the other remained. One of the male figures met the officer at the door and advised that there had not been an argument and invited the officer in to verify the account.
After being questioned, he said that the other male was his cousin’s boyfriend and the officer asked a fellow officer to go to the backyard to see if he was still at the residence. The officer then questioned the girlfriend who said that there was nothing going on and that her boyfriend had gone out back to feed the dogs. After being granted permission to check the rest of the property, her boyfriend could not be found and it was assumed that he had either left the residence or was hiding. When both the male figure and his cousin maintained that nothing had happened, the officer left the premises without taking any further action. The responding officer was Bryan Shearouse.
Theft by taking
An officer received a call for service for a possible theft by taking at 3285 Highway 21 North. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the victim and he stated that he had discovered that he was missing 600 pounds of honey from his bee hives. The victim stated that on 10/08/16 the bee hives were producing the honey and that the operation was in effect and that was the last known date that the items were known to be in their original location. The victim also stated that while checking on the bee hives he noticed the frames on the bee hives were replaced with new frames, and the honey was missing from the bee hives. The victim stated that 16 bee supers were taken along with 12 total bee hives.
While speaking with the officer, the victim also stated that his neighbor spoke with him several weeks prior and noticed two white males approximately twenty years of age on his property where the bee hives are located. The victim stated that the two unknown white males were driving an early 1990’s model Toyota Pickup truck. The office then notified the victim of the proper actions to take. The responding officer was Jonathan Fadden.
An officer responded to the Bloomingdale area of 101 Uncle Bud Drive in reference to a disorderly person. The complainant advised that the person was drunk and kicked his dog. As the officer approached the residence he encountered a white male walking away which was into an argument and he was walking to the store. This person was slurring his words severely and also was in possession of a beer while speaking to the officer. The officer then checked him for weapons in order to insure safety and while the search was conducted a clear pipe used for smoking narcotics was located in his front left pocket. When it was located, the person asked if he could just throw it away and he go on to the store. At this time, the officer handcuffed the individual and placed him in the patrol car. The complainant further explained that once he confronted the individual about kicking his dog he began to try to fight him. The individual was then transported to Effingham County Jail. The responding officer was Garett Buckles.
An officer responded to 344 Fifth Street in Meldrim as a response to a burglary. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the complainant who stated that someone cut the locks on his shed and stole a generator out of it. A cut lock was lying on the ground near the door. The only thing that was observed taken at the time was the generator.
Harrassing Phone Calls
An officer received a call for service at the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office in reference to harassing phone calls. Upon arrival, the officer met with the complainant who stated that she was receiving unwanted messages from the suspect. She stated that this had been reoccurring for several weeks. The complainant stated that the suspect had his new girlfriend to make harassing phone calls as well. She complained that she also received multiple messages on Facebook from the suspect even after telling him that she did not wish to have verbal contact. The complainant advised that the suspect had not made any threatening remarks to her but would wish for the suspect to not contact her anymore in the future. The responding officer was Jonathan Fadden.
Theft by Taking
An officer responded to 241 Ranch Road in Bloomingdale as a response to a theft. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the complainant who stated that when she returned home she noticed that her patio table was missing. She said that when she began to look around, she noticed her grill, Tiki Torches, hose, and child’s bike were also missing. The complainant also said that she had a bird bath stolen from her front yard two days prior to this incident. The responding officer was Garett Buckles.
An officer responded to 180 Archibald Street in Rincon as a response to a Burglary in the second degree. Upon arrival, the officer made contact with the victim who advised that he works for a lighting company and will on occasion have to climb ladders. He also advised that while working he carries a Glock 22 pistol for personal protection. While climbing the ladders, he removes the weapon and places it in his vehicle. The last known time of possession was on 10/30/16. The victim advised that on the date of incident he attempted to locate the weapon inside his vehicle that has been parked in the front yard of his residence since that date. He also advised that he believes that an unknown subject had entered the vehicle and removed the property. He stated that he locked the doors but there was a faulty switch that caused the door not to lock which was displayed while the officer was on the scene. The weapon description was then given to dispatch.
Theft by Receiving Stolen Property
An officer responded to the Parkers gas station in Rincon in reference to a property exchange. Upon arrival, the officer met with the complainants and the family explained that a relative had passed away several months ago and property belonging to the family had not been returned. One of the complainants explained that during the funeral procession friends of the deceased had ridden his motorcycles. After the funeral, they failed to return a Kawasaki and Victory motorcycle as well an enclosed trailer used to haul the units to the service. The family explained that they had already been in contact with the Chatham County Sheriffs office in reference to the incident and had reported the vehicles and trailer stolen.
They explained that someone was on the way to drop off the Kawasaki and the trailer at the location and that they did not want that person arrested but just wanted the items returned. This person then arrived on scene and began to drop the trailer in the lot. The officer made contact with this individual and collected his information and attempted to locate the second missing motorcycle. This individual then stated that a person in Beaufort was still in possession of the motorcycle. He then said that he paid for a paint job on the motorcycle to get it from out of the shop and ready for the escort and that he was not holding it ransom. The complainants then began to enter a verbal altercation with this individual in reference to the missing property and the individual was allowed to leave at that time. The officer made contact with the Beaufort County Sheriffs Office in reference to the suspected owner of the second motorcycle. They advised that they would attempt to locate that person and item after receiving the description. The responding officer was Travis Smallegan.