Burglar cut hole in PeachMac
The manager of the PeachMac store in Evans called deputies Friday stating that a burglar got into the store by cutting a hole in the wall from a neighboring vacant store.
The manager said someone cut a large hole in the bathroom wall at the store on 4158 Washington Road some time between 7 p.m. Thursday and 6 am. Friday. The burglar cut a hole in the wall of a vacant business two doors down and through the neighboring Belltone store to get to PeachMac. Deputies found the back door of the vacant business open.
A similar incident happened in the spring of 2010, when someone pried open the back door of the vacant business and cut holes to get into PeachMac. Nothing was stolen in that incident either.
Martinez home is burglarized
A Martinez woman called authorities Thursday after discovering someone broke into her home and scattered her belongings.
The 35-year-old woman said she was away less than three hours before returning to her Almon Drive home just after 10 p.m. The woman noticed the locked back door of her house was damaged and her purse and its contents were scattered in the backyard.
Clothing and other items were thrown around the bedroom, and the woman found a camera from her closet in the laundry room.
Nothing appeared to be missing from the home.
Alcohol stolen during burglary
An Evans woman said Friday that a burglar stole alcohol from her home.
The 48-year-old woman said her daughter thinks she left the back door of their Pond View Road home unlocked when she left for school Friday morning.
The woman’s husband came home at 2 p.m. The house smelled like cigarette smoke and he found empty rum, vodka and wine bottles on the kitchen counter.
Woman sees thieves take neighbor’s patio furniture
A Martinez woman called authorities late Thursday after seeing thieves steal chairs from her neighbor’s home.
The 28-year-old woman said she heard a noise across the street from her Plantation Road home.
When she looked out the window, the woman said she saw two men take two rocking chairs and a deer stand from the front porch of her neighbor’s home. A dark-colored truck met the men at the street, where they loaded the items into the truck and drove away.
The neighbor never heard anyone on her porch.
The woman described the thieves as white men with dark hair. One was short wearing a dark-colored jacket and white pants. The other was tall and was wearing a dark-colored jacket and blue jeans.
Columbia County Fire Rescue activity report for Feb. 17-23:
Medical calls, 24; activated fire alarms, 10; vehicle accidents, seven; structure fires, four; vehicle fires, four; ruptured gas lines, three; wood/brush/grass fires, two; mutual aid/public safety assistance, one; interior natural gas leak, one; and assist citizens, one.