The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
Teens arrested on theft charge
Three Martinez teens were arrested Saturday afternoon after a deputy saw them stealing from a vehicle.
A deputy was patrolling the area of Old Peterburg Road at Kelley Field at about 4:15 p.m. when he saw one of the teens – 14, 15 and 16 – reach into a Jeep Liberty while two others stood with their bicycles next to the vehicle at 3630 Old Petersburg Road. Items from inside the car were scattered on the ground around the vehicle.
When the juveniles saw the deputy, the one inside the vehicle left his bicycle and ran while the other two took off on their bikes toward the woods behind Kelley Field. Deputies found and apprehended the teens in the area after a brief search.
The teens were charged with entering an auto and criminal trespass.
The deputy discovered the driver’s-side window of the Jeep, belonging to a 69-year-old Harlem woman, was shattered, possibly at an earlier time. The teen reached in through the broken window and grabbed a Maglite flashlight, a radar detector and some candy. The teens shared the candy.
The teens also threw mud inside the vehicle and poured soda on the seats. They also kicked out several wooden rails on the Kelley Field pressbox platform.
They were booked into the Columbia County Detention Center before being released to their parents.
Teen fights with burglar
An Evans teen called deputies Friday after fighting with a burglar.
The 18-year-old said he was sitting on the stairs outside his Lariat Circle apartment at about 4 p.m. when he heard the door to his apartment open and close. The teen checked to see of anyone went into his apartment and found a man looking around his living room.
When the burglar realized the teen was inside the apartment, he pulled a box cutter out of his pocket. The teen said he hit the burglar once in the face and was cut multiple times on his arms as he defended himself.
The teen fell on the floor and the burglar ran out.
Police car struck during pursuit
An Appling man was arrested late Friday after he led authorities on a brief car chase and hit a patrol car in the process.
Erik Joseph Boudreau Sr., 42, of Louisville Road, was charged with driving under the influence, fleeing and attempting to elude, obstruction, failure to maintain lane, hit and run, failure to stop at a stop sign and reckless driving.
A deputy said he was responding to a call of a domestic dispute on Louisville Road at about 11:30 p.m. and saw a white Ford Mustang, which matched the description of the car the suspect was driving, leaving the scene on Louisville Road headed toward Columbia Road. The deputy turned around and caught up with the Mustang and tried to stop the driver, later identified as Boudreau.
When the deputy turned on his lights and sirens, Boudreau slowed down near Wood Creek Lane, then sped away east on Columbia Road. Boudreau attempted to turn around at 3135 Louisville Road and hit the deputy’s patrol car in the process. He sped away again and lost control on Louisville Road at Wrightsboro Road. Boudreau got out of the car and ran, but was arrested after a brief chase.
Boudreau was released from the Columbia County Detention Center on Saturday after posting an $18,300 bond, according to jailers.
Man stabbed during fight
A man called authorities after he said he was stabbed during a fight early Saturday.
The 30-year-old man said he was at a Martinez home at about 2:30 a.m. when he got into an argument with a man he knew only as “Colocho.” He said Colocho, who was armed with a knife, chased him outside. When the man fell to the ground, he said Colocho stabbed him in the chest.
Witnesses at the scene could not provide any more details.
The man was taken to Doctors Hospital for treatment.
Woman reports home invasion
A Martinez woman called authorities early Friday after discovering someone had entered her home as she slept.
The 44-year-old woman said she took some cold medicine and went to bed at about 8:30 p.m. the previous night. She woke at about 5 a.m., went to her computer room and noticed several items missing. She said someone came in through the window.
A deputy found the window blinds askew and pine straw and leaves on the carpet in front of the window. The window was closed, but the deputy found a clump of hair outside on the window sill.