The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
Thieves steal air conditioners
Two new air-conditioning units were reported stolen last week from Pine Bluff subdivision.
Authorities were called Thursday to a house under construction at 3487 Conifer Trail in Evans. The job foreman for Kingsbury Homes showed a sheriff’s deputy where a 3-ton Rheem heat pump had been taken from a concrete pad at the home. The copper hose connecting the unit had been cut, probably by bolt cutters. The deputy found a large amount of blood leading away from the site, indicating that one of the thieves was injured while taking the unit.
It was discovered that a 2½-ton Rheem air-conditioning return system had been stolen from the house next door at 3488 Conifer Trail. The two pieces of equipment were valued at a total of $9,000.
Lawn mower isn’t returned
An Evans woman reported that a repairman hired through Craigslist had failed to return her lawn mower. The woman told a sheriff’s deputy on July 17 that on April 19, she had hired a man to repair her lawn mower.
She said the man went to her house on Plantation Hill Drive and took the mower. The man told her he was waiting for a part to arrive to finish the repair. She and he husband made several calls to retrieve the mower, but the man has either made rude comments or not returned calls.
On July 12, she called again, only to be told that the repairman "was dead.” The woman told the deputy she was certain the repairman had answered the phone.
A Grovetown woman reported that someone broke out one of her car windows while she was driving Friday on Jimmie Dyess Parkway.
She was driving by the Comfort Inn about 12:20 a.m. when she noticed someone duck between two parked cars. She then heard a loud noise as her rear passenger window was shattered. She turned around and saw a group of youths walking in front of Waffle House.
A responding deputy was not able to find any witnesses.
Online date takes her car
A Grovetown woman said that a boyfriend she had met through an online site six weeks ago took her car and kept it. He lived with her for about three weeks before he asked to borrow it Saturday. She said he is from Columbia and does not have any ties to the Augusta area.