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Police Blotter

Posted: November 30, 2011 - 1:03am  |  Updated: November 30, 2011 - 6:14am

The following accounts were taken from reports from The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:

Woman claims shopping assault

A woman told authorities Thursday that two men assaulted her over a toddler toy at Walmart.

The 25-year-old said she was at the store on Bobby Jones Expressway at about 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving. She was standing next to a stack of electronic toddler cars when a man pushed her off the merchandise, threatened her and punched her in the side.

The woman said another man stomped on her foot to keep her from getting one of the toys.

Deputies noted that her foot was red and swollen when she reported the assault more than 12 hours later. The woman said she wanted Walmart to pay her medical bills.

 

Thanksgiving car break-ins reported

Two people told deputies that their vehicles were broken into while at a Martinez restaurant on Thanksgiving.

A man said he was sitting in his vehicle at the Golden Corral on Bobby Jones Expressway at about 12:30 p.m. when he saw a man in a green and black hooded sweatshirt beside a black Dodge Ram that had the passenger window broken out.

The man said he got out of his truck, but the thief ran away. The man said the thief had something in his hand as he jumped the fence.

The owner of the truck said he came outside to leave, saw the crowd around his truck and was told it had been broken into. The owner said a 44-caliber pistol, in a gray carrying case, was missing from the back seat, as were a beach towel and his checkbook off the center console.

An Augusta woman at the restaurant said someone broke out the passenger window of her Ford Ranger. Her truck had been rummaged through, but she couldn’t tell if anything was missing.

Less than a week prior, someone broke into a van parked in the same lot and stole a purse, credit cards, a passport and two cell phones.

 

Jones Creek putting green damaged

Someone stole a golf car and used it to damage the Jones Creek Golf Club putting green Saturday evening.

A mechanic at the golf club in Evans called 911 at about 6:45 a.m. Sunday after discovering substantial damage to the putting green. He said between 6:30 p.m. Saturday and early Sunday, someone disconnected a golf car from the picker, drove it to the putting green and turned the golf car over on its side.

The golf car leaked gasoline onto the putting green, causing about $600 in damage. There was a broken beer bottle under the car. Whoever did the damage also broke a ball collector and ran over some hedges.

 

Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue report for Nov. 20-26:

Medical calls, 15; controlled/unauthorized burns, 12; activated fire alarms, nine; investigations, five; vehicle wrecks, three; wood/brush/grass fires, three; ruptured gas lines, two; structure fires, two; and CPR in progress, one.

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