The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
Woman hearing voices arrested at tanning salon
A woman called police Thursday stating another woman yelled at her in the parking lot of a Martinez tanning salon.
The 33-year-old woman said she was pulling out of the lot at 210 S. Belair Road at about 10:30 a.m. when a red truck pulled in next to her at the exit. The driver of the truck, later identified as Virginia Lee Long, 51, got out and threw keys at the woman’s car leaving a dent. Long, of Joy Road in Harlem, then cursed at the woman and called her names. The woman said she believed Long is mentally handicapped.
Long told deputies that she was tired of people following her and trying to attack her. She said people were bugging her home and she heard voices inside her house. Long admitted having an altercation with the woman in the parking lot because she was tired of the woman following her, so she confronted her by throwing keys at her car.
Emergency medical personnel arrived, but Long refused treatment.
Long was charged with criminal trespass and was released from the Columbia County Detention Center later Thursday after posting an $1,100 bond, according to jailers.
Vandal caught on video
A home video surveillance system catches vandal in the act.
A Martinez woman said while at an Augusta bar early Friday morning, she was approached by two Richmond County sheriff’s deputies, who warned her that two women believe she got one of the women’s boyfriend in trouble. The woman was worried they would retaliate.
On Saturday, the woman said she walked outside and found her car severely scratched and a wreath missing from her door. The entire incident was recorded on her home security camera system.
The deputy reviewing the footage saw a woman, identified as a former coworker and another woman on her property. The video shows the vandal get out of a car at about 2:30 a.m. The vandal, who is the girlfriend of the man who got into trouble, took the wreath from the front door and drew scratches all over the woman’s car possibly with a key. She then left in the car only to return a few minutes later to scratch the vehicle again.
Woman said ex-spouse killed her dog
An Appling woman called authorities Sunday evening stating she believed her ex-husband killed her dog.
The woman said she got a call at about 10 p.m. from her son, who said her former spouse was extremely rough with the dog because it urinated on the carpet. The son said the man grabbed the dog, rubbed its nose in the carpet hard enough to make its eyes bulge then threw the dog out the front door.
The man denied being rough with the dog, but admitted putting the dog outside after it bit him.
A deputy found the dog dead next to the driveway and bite marks on the man’s hands.
The woman said the dog has never been aggressive and wouldn’t bite unless it was being hurt. Columbia County Animal Services personnel took the dog to a veterinarian for a necropsy to determine its cause of death.
Veteran’s meds stolen from mailbox
A Harlem woman told deputies Friday that someone stole medications from her mailbox. The 57-year-old woman said she is a military veteran and receives her medications through the mail. A postal worker said she delivered a sealed white plastic bag, which the woman said contained 100 Hydrocodone pills and pregabalin, to the woman’s mailbox on Thursday.
The postal worker said she found the plastic bag in a nearby ditch on Friday. The bag had been torn open and the Hydrocodone was missing.
Vandals wrap car
A Martinez woman said Sunday that someone wrapped her car with plastic wrap.
The 47-year-old woman said she looked outside at about 9 p.m. and noticed that someone wrapped her car with clear plastic wrap. She went outside and discovered the vandals also poured a brown gravy-type liquid over the top of the vehicle.