The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
Man chases two men from truck
A Martinez man called authorities Tuesday after chasing two men who broke into his truck.
The 33-year-old man said his truck was parked in front of his apartment in The Haven at Reed Creek apartments off Washington Road. Just after 7 p.m., the man said his wife told him the lights were on in his truck.
The man walked outside and found the driver’s-side door of his truck ajar and a stranger walking away, looking at him as he talked on a cell phone.
The man then saw a second stranger going through items in the passenger seat of his truck. He grabbed the second stranger’s foot and he chased the stranger around the building after he broke away.
The man said he then chased the stranger who had been using a cell phone. Both ran into woods on the south side of the property.
Store manager reports attack
On Tuesday, the manager of a local restaurant said she was attacked by an employee she recently fired.
The 36-year-old Subway manager said she went to Wal-Mart on Steiner Way at about 1 p.m. She got out of her car and saw a man that she had fired the previous week for several incidents. He was extremely hostile when she fired him.
The man approached the woman, yelling and cursing at her and threatening her. The man circled her before she said he hit her in the face, knocking off her hat. The woman said she tried to walk away but the man followed her, spitting on her.
A Wal-Mart employee said she saw the incident. She she saw the man yell and scream in the woman’s face. She never saw the man hit the woman, but said he did follow and spit on her.
Video surveillance footage from the store showed the man approached the woman. She bent down and her hat fell off. She tried to walk away, but the man followed her.
Woman reports home break-in
A woman told police Tuesday that someone broke into her home while she was in the shower.
The 25-year-old woman said she was taking a shower at about 10:30 a.m. when she heard a noise in the living room of her McDaniel Road home. She got out of the shower to check on the noise and found the back door was open. She said no one else was home at the time.
The woman called authorities and said nothing appeared to be stolen. Deputies did find a crack near the striker plate on the inside frame of the back door.
Residents report porch thefts
Several Riverwood Plantation residents told authorities someone stole items off of their front porches on Wednesday.
Three Mitchell Lane residents in the Mitchell Park subdivision said someone stole items off their porch between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The stolen items included chair cushions, pillows, lanterns, lights, plant stands, plants, sculptures, a wreath and a $600 stone statute of the University of Georgia mascot.
Similar thefts were reported during the same time frame by two residents on Dewaal Street, less than a mile from Mitchell Lane.