Among reports filed with police:

Arrests

North Palm Villas Court: A patrol officer came across a Toyota Camry stopped in the middle of Mallery Street, right outside Murphy’s Tavern on St. Simons Island. The officer used his patrol car’s loudspeaker to tell the driver to pull in or move along. The Camry moved on and the officer followed, just for good measure as it was well after midnight. “The vehicle then accelerated to a high rate of speed and began to weave from lane to lane nearly striking a tree,” the officer reported. The driver went to jail, charged with DUI.

257 Charlie Gibbs Way: Darien cops caught a guy in their town who was wanted for breaking into cars in Brunswick. Brunswick police met Darien police at Mudcat Charlie’s off U.S. Highway 17, taking the scofflaw into custody.

2800 block of Ellis Street: A melee broke out, and officers arrived to find a large crowd gathered. Two folks made a run for it, resulting in officers running them down. Police made three arrests.

Property Damage

6600 block of U.S. Highway 341: An officer was driving his patrol car when all of a sudden a buzzard flew out of the roadside ditch and collided with the vehicle’s windshield. The buzzard busted the windshield.

Police Assist

800 block of R Street: A man called police because he was down in the dumps. “An officer spoke with the male and he felt better,” the report said.

— Larry Hobbs

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