The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
Man arrested with shotgun
An Evans woman called deputies Tuesday after a stranger with a backpack attempted to enter her home on Rachel Drive.
A sheriff’s deputy found Jonathan Villanueva, 20, in front of the home. Villanueva told the deputy he was asking the residents for water. The home-owner told police that the man had been looking through her windows and attempted to open her door. The woman said after Villanueva noticed they were home he asked for water, but her son told him to go away. She saw Villanueva walk to the street and begin going through his backpack.
Villanueva said he had a gun in the backpack that he intended to take to a pawn shop. After searching the bag, the deputy found clothes and a sawed-off shotgun. Police also found a flat-head screwdriver near the front door that did not belong to the homeowner. Villanueva was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm during the commission or attempt of a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possessing an illegal weapon.
A manager at a Martinez fast-food restaurant reported that two deposits did not make it to the bank this month.
The manager for the Burger King at 433 S. Belair Road, told police on Monday that two deposits were missing from July 6 and July 15. She said the assistant manager told her that the deposits were placed in a Bank of America night deposit box. The assistant manager has been placed on administrative leave until the matter is resolved.
Starving horses discovered
A Harlem woman reported to deputies on Monday that she found two malnourished horses abandoned on Clary Cut Road. The woman said she cared for the horses and contacted the property owner to inquire about their health. An agent of the property owner told her the property had been foreclosed more than a month ago and the owners had left them. She was told that she could take the horses. The owner of the horses threatened to pursue theft charges against her if she took the animals. A sheriff’s deputy advised her that the current property owner had the authority to relinquish the animals to her custody.