The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
Money offered for sex
A Martinez woman told deputies Sunday that a neighbor groped and propositioned her for sex. The woman said she was sitting outside her apartment at about 7 p.m. A man the woman said lives in the apartment above hers approached her and asked how much it would cost for her to have sex with him.
The woman said she told her neighbor that she doesn’t have sex for money. He offered her $200 to have sex with him and grabbed her breast. As the woman walked away, he grabbed her wrist. She ran to her apartment and called authorities. Deputies went to his apartment but weren’t able to speak to him.
Chairs stolen from driveway
A Martinez man said Saturday that he chased someone he saw steal chairs from his property. The 58-year-old said his wife recently bought two rocking chairs at an estate sale. The chairs were in his driveway against the garage door.
At about 1:30 p.m., he saw someone in a brown four-door truck back a utility trailer into his driveway, load the chairs onto it and drive away.
Slurs are yelled at man twice
A Columbia County man said a car full of people yelled racial slurs at him twice.
The 31-year-old said he walked to the Circle K on Furys Ferry Road at Evans to Locks Road on Friday. He said several people in a vehicle yelled at him “in a menacing, boisterous tone,” then quickly left.
On Saturday, the man said he went back to the store after 1 a.m. He said he and a friend were walking out when the same people began yelling out of their vehicle again. The man and his friend said they heard racial slurs, references to KKK and white power.
Baby items are taken
A Walmart loss prevention employee said a woman with a baby stole from the Martinez store.
The employee said that just before 7 p.m. Thursday, a woman carrying a baby took items from the baby section of the store on Bobby Jones Expressway. The employee confronted the woman after she left the store and asked her to go back inside.
The woman refused and got into a red, older model four-door Oldsmobile. The employee got the tag number, which deputies found belonged to a truck in Monroe, Ga.
Woman finds break-in
A woman told deputies Thursday that someone broke into her Augusta home but didn’t steal anything. The 29-year-old said she locked her home off Jimmie Dyess Parkway at Interstate 20 when she left for work at about 8 a.m. When she returned at about 7:45 p.m., the woman noticed the front door slightly open and the screen from a front window leaning against the house. She found the screen from a side window hidden in the bushes. The front door was damaged. As she walked through her home, the woman said, the door to the attic, which is always kept closed, was open. Nothing appeared to be missing.
The house was placed on concentrated patrol.