Teens injured while crossing road on Friday
One of two teens hit by a car while crossing North Belair Road Friday remained hospitalized Tuesday.
Jimmy Taylor, 13, of Martinez was in fair condition at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital, according to a hospital spokesperson. Damonte Fludd, 14, of Martinez, was treated and released.
The two were trying to cross North Belair Road at about 7:45 p.m. from Bruster’s toward the Evans 14 Cinemas, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office accident report. They didn’t see a Cadillac Seville driven by William Delacey Allen of Grovetown. The Cadillac hit Jimmy, throwing him over the car. He landed in the oncoming turn lane. Damonte ran into the right front of the car and was knocked to the ground.
Allen wasn’t charged and the teens were found at fault in the wreck for darting into traffic, according to the report.
The following accounts were taken from reports from The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office:
Greenbrier High bell stolen
Someone stole Greenbrier High School’s Victory Bell last week.
A Columbia County Board of Education officer called deputies just after 4 a.m. Friday after discovering the Victory Bell missing from the school on Riverwood Parkway in Evans. The officer said the bell was taken from its post in front of the school near the football field.
The officer said the theft was possibly recorded on the school’s video surveillance system.
Churches, park vandalized
Representatives from four Martinez churches and a park told authorities Monday morning that someone spray-painted the signs or doors of the churches.
Vandals painted the brick sign in front of Bible Fellowship Church at 3701 Old Petersburg Road overnight Sunday. While on patrol, a deputy saw that someone painted “Abort Christ” on the sign in front of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at 3703 Old Petersburg Road.
The same patrolling deputy also discovered someone painted “Serve the Servant” and “TIT” painted on the sign in front of Church of Christ at 3650 Old Petersburg Road. Someone also painted “Are you safe?” on the front door of the Old Line Primitive Baptist Church at 3646 Old Petersburg Road.
Someone also painted symbols on the entrance sign to Kelley Park, which is near the churches on Old Petersburg Road.
Man disables wife’s car; she retaliates
A Grovetown woman went after her husband with a screwdriver late Thursday after he disabled her car.
The man said when his wife returned home from work, they argued because she wanted to go out. He eventually told his wife to go and said he’d go to his brother’s house. As he left, the man said he took the spark plug cables from his wife’s car.
The man said he got to his brother’s house, but decided to return his wife’s cables. When he got home, they argued and she came after him with a screwdriver.
The woman said her husband was upset because he had a bad day at work. She said he got upset because she wanted to go out. The woman said she grabbed the screwdriver after he husband pushed her down.
No one was charged in the incident and the woman left the home.
Truck driver’s truck stolen
A tractor trailer driver called authorities Sunday after discovering someone stole his truck and left the trailer behind.
The 44-year-old driver said he left his truck with an empty wood chip trailer parked behind the TPS station at 499 Lewiston Road at about 5 p.m. Saturday. When he returned just before 2 p.m. Sunday, the driver said someone stole the truck, but disconnected and left the empty trailer behind.
Deputies found broken glass where the truck was parked.
Columbia County Fire Rescue activity report for Jan. 13-19:
Medical calls, 20; activated fire alarms, 14; vehicle wrecks, nine; investigations, five; controlled/unauthorized burns, three; activated carbon monoxide detector, two; structure fires, two; mutual aid/public safety assistance, one; and assist citizens, one.