The following accounts were taken from reports from The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Teen charged after weapons, drugs are found
An Augusta teen was arrested Friday after he was caught with weapons and drugs at Grovetown High School.
Isel Ramiro Padilla Quintana, 18, of the 2200 block of Sibley Road, was charged with having weapons on school grounds and drug possession.
School officials said Quintana, whom Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris could not confirm is a Grovetown High student, was caught with a baseball bat, a sock containing a pool ball, 16 .22-caliber rounds, two 12-gauge shotgun shells and a Tramadol pill. The items were in plain sight, Morris said, but he wouldn’t elaborate on where the items were found.
Quintana is being held at the Columbia County Detention Center on $9,200 bond.
Eight cited for drinking
Eight people were issued citations Sunday for underage drinking.
Deputies responded at about 1 a.m. to possible underage drinking during a party at a home on Lakeside Townhomes Court in Evans. They heard loud talking coming from inside and detected the strong odor of alcohol when an occupant opened the door.
Eight underage people admitted drinking and tested positive on the alcohol field test. Charged with the county ordinance violation of being a minor in possession were Maria Lynn Durrawachter, 18, of Cold Springs Court in Grovetown; Brandon Lee Moon, 19, of Boy Scout Road in Augusta; Matthew Stephen Kessler, 19, of Blue Ridge Crossing in Evans; Zachary Lee Francisco, 20, of Shark Drive in Augusta; David Alan Isbell, 19, of Ansley Way in Evans, Storm E. Blue Houk, 18, of Mahoney Drive in Evans; Corey Daniel Rosemond, 20, of Redgate Court in Martinez; and Natalie Nichole Stewart, 19, of Lakeside Townhomes Court in Evans.
Man found on stranger’s porch
An Augusta man was arrested Saturday after he was found drunk on the porch of an Evans home.
Some-one called authorities at about 7 a.m. to report a suspicious person on the porch of a home on Deerwood Lane. Deputies found Corey Belmont McCaslan, 24, intoxicated and unable to stand without support.
McCaslan, of the 4000 block of Indiana Hill Drive, said he did not know how he got on the porch, but that he had been lost in the woods. He registered a .114 blood alcohol level on a field test.
McClaslan was charged with public drunkeness, a county ordinance violation. He remained in the Columbia County Detention Center on a $500 bond, according to jail records.
Storage units burglarized
Someone burglarized 36 units at a Martinez self-storage facility.
A 31-year-old man said he went to Hollywood Self Storage on Columbia Industrial Drive at about 10:45 a.m. Sunday to add items to his unit. He noticed the chain on the entry gate was broken and he saw numerous units open.
The lock on his unit was damaged with what appeared to be bolt cutters, but the lock was not cut and his unit was not opened.
Deputies found 36 storage units that had locks cut and doors opened. The manager said the facility has a video surveillance system and she’d get footage for authorities to view.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue report for Jan. 15-21:
Medical calls, 28; activated fire alarms, six; investigations, six; wood/brush/grass fires, five; vehicle wrecks, four; structure fires, four; activated carbon monoxide detectors, two; ruptured gas lines, two; CPR in progress, one; dumpster fire, one; other fire, one; and interior gas leak, one.