Among reports filed with police:
1200 block of Third Avenue: A woman was in the kitchen when a commotion at the “doggy door” startled her. She looked down to see a young man trying to climb through the little door to get inside. She ran to her husband, who came back with a gun. He held the would-be intruder until police arrived.
2800 block of Norwich Street Lane: Two kids swiped a couple of power drills and two bicycles from a man’s house. He caught them in the act and they took off down the street. The man gave chase, catching up to them near the LoLo Mart. He tried to hold the miscreants for police but they shook loose. The man did not recover the power tools, but at least he got his bicycles back.
4545 Altama Ave.: A man was shooting cars with a paintball gun in the parking lot at the McDonald’s and a police officer on patrol caught him in the act. On top of that, the man was wanted on a county arrest warrant for child abandonment. Police took him to jail.
150 Altama Ave.: A security guard at the Wal-Mart caught a man shoplifting, but the thief slipped his grasp and ran. Police arrived and caught up to the man near the Captain D’s restaurant. Police took him to jail.
Union and Q streets: A concerned citizen saw a man dressed in black walking down the street with a brand new 55-inch flat screen television. Police checked into it and found no reason to believe there was anything amiss about the man and his new TV.
1700 block of Macon Avenue: A thief punched out a screen door, went into a back porch and swiped a stereo system.
2320 Heron Street: Police at Southeast Georgia Health System’s Brunswick hospital contacted city police about automobile break-ins. Thieves smashed the windows on two vehicles to get inside and steal stuff.
— Larry Hobbs