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Police Blotter, July 24, 2013

Posted: July 23, 2013 - 11:01pm  |  Updated: February 10, 2015 - 10:45am

The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s office incident reports:

Man arrested after fighting with deputies

A South Carolina man was arrested early Friday after he ran from a traffic stop and fought deputies.

Vyacheslav S. Lozitskiy, 22, of Inman, S.C., was charged with driving under the influence and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

A deputy stopped the Honda Civic Lozitskiy was driving on Washington Road at Owens Road at about 1 a.m. because he didn’t have his headlights on. The Honda started to pull away, then stopped abruptly. Lozitskiy got out and ran.

After a short chase, the deputy caught Lozitskiy. The deputy said Lozitskiy appeared extremely intoxicated and was having trouble standing on his own.

Lozitskiy was released from the Columbia County Detention Center Friday after posting a $6,000 bond, according to jailers.

Woman thinks car damaged by her co-workers

A woman told deputies Thursday that she believes a vengeful co-worker damaged her car.

The 30-year-old woman said she recently got a promotion at her workplace on Davis Road. As she got into her vehicle on July 15, the woman said, she noticed a scratch on her front bumper. On Thursday, the woman said she noticed a second scratch on the back of her car. She suspects her co-workers damaged her vehicle, but couldn’t give specific names.

Woman’s info used to start Florida business

An Evans woman called authorities Friday after learning that someone used her personal information to open a business in Florida.

The 44-year-old woman said she received a tax return for a business, Jin Alteration, in Florida, which she doesn’t own.

The woman said she discovered that another woman used her information – name, date of birth and Social Security number – to start the business. The imposter has been arrested in St. Petersburg, Fla., for using the woman’s name and personal information.

Scammer poses as man’s son

An Evans man said Friday that he lost $2,600 before discovering a man calling for money wasn’t his son.

The 81-year-old man told deputies that he got a call on July 17 from someone claiming the man’s son was arrested in Panama and needed $1,700 to post bail. The man and his wife transferred the money via Western Union to someone posing as their son.

On Thursday, the imposter called back and said he needed more money. The couple transferred another $900.

On Friday, the same person called a third time asking for another $900. The man said he got suspicious and called his son, who lives in a different state. He spoke to his son and confirmed the incident was a scam.

Man sees tool being taken

A man called deputies Saturday after seeing someone steal a grass trimmer from his trailer.

The 25-year-old man said he came out of Lowes at 4305 Washington Road in Evans at about 11:15 a.m. He saw a green Dodge Stratus parked next to his lawn care trailer and a man and woman standing between the Dodge and his trailer.

The man said he saw the woman reach into his trailer, grab a string trimmer and put it into the trunk of the Dodge.

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