The following accounts were taken from reports from The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Man wakes to find intruder
An Evans man told police early Monday that he woke up and found a stranger in his home.
The 24-year-old said he was sleeping on the sofa of his Rachel Drive home at about 5:30 a.m. when he woke and saw a man wearing an orange shirt and blue jeans standing in the doorway to the living room. He chased the intruder out the back door, then ran to wake his mother.
When he went to the door to see where the intruder went, the man said he saw a black sport utility vehicle speeding away toward Hereford Farm Road.
All the doors were locked when the man went to sleep.
Stranger returns stolen iPod
A Martinez man called police late Wednesday after he said a stranger found and returned his daughter’s stolen iPod.
The 46-year-old man said his 18-year-old daughter’s iPod had been stolen from her car parked in the driveway of their Sigman Place home. One of his daughter’s friends got a call from a stranger claiming he had an item belonging to the teen and wanted to return it to her, but only had access to her friend’s name and phone number.
The man said he called the stranger back. He returned the teen’s iPod, stating he found it in his backyard. He said he didn’t want to divulge to her friend what item he had so someone couldn’t claim the iPod as their own.
The teen’s father said he didn’t want to prosecute whoever stole the iPod.
Burglar stole Rosary beads
An Evans man told police Monday that a burglar stole his Rosary beads.
The 54-year-old said when he came home from work at about 4 p.m. he found the front door of his Wellington Drive home had been pried open. Someone went through a jewelry box in the bedroom, but the only item taken was a set of Rosary beads.