The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
Burglar falls through ceiling
A Martinez woman said last week that a burglar fell through her bedroom ceiling.
The 35-year-old woman said that she returned home at about 5:40 p.m. on Oct. 23 and found a hole in her bedroom ceiling. The woman said she left the back door cracked open for her dog while she was at work. Someone fell through the ceiling while walking in her attic, where $7,000 in cash was stolen.
Teen arrested for threats
A Martinez teen was arrested after he threatened to kill his step-father and deputies.
The 16-year-old’s stepfather said the teen came home at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday after spending the night at a friend’s. He said the teen was under the influence of something, so he told him he couldn’t be in their home while using drugs. The teen became enraged and threatened to kill his stepfather and burn down the house.
The man told the teen to leave, then tricked him into going outside and locked the door. Deputies found the teen in the front yard and he became confrontational with the deputies. They tried to calm him.
The teen admitted to taking Klonopin the previous night and morning. The teen became aggresive and he made several threats.
When a deputy asked why he’d threatened his stepfather, the teen responded, “That’s been the plan all along.”
The teen then resisted arrest and stated he was having difficulty breathing. The deputy put the teen in the back of a patrol car and waited for emergency medical personnel to arrive for an evaluation. The teen thrashed around and had to be put in leg restraints. He then banged his head three times on the protective shield in the patrol car, so the deputy sat the teen on the curb.
The teen threatened to kill the two deputies. Despite efforts to calm him, the teen never stopped threatening. He berated, insulted and threatened officers and medical technicians. He continued to say he’d harm his stepfather.
Medical personnel recommended the teen be seen by a doctor, so he was taken to Doctors Hospital. He was charged with terroristic threats, then taken to the Columbia County Detention Center to await transfer to the Regional Youth Detention Center.
On Friday, a deputy rode in the backseat with the teen as he was being transported to RYDC because he was combative earlier that day. The teen started yelling and continuously kicked the rear driver’s side window, damaging the window and molding. He was charged with interference with government property.
Couple robs storage unit
A Louisiana couple was arrested early Thursday after authorities say they robbed a Martinez storage unit, then ran from police.
Ashley Lynn Stein, 30, and Murphy Lee Heinsohn, 43, both of Addis, La., were charged with second-degree burglary. Stein also was charged with fleeing and attempting to elude an officer, failure to maintain lane, removing or affixing a license plate with the intent to conceal and vehicle’s identity, no proof of insurance and headlight requirements.
A deputy saw a white Chevrolet truck pull out of Washington Self Storage with no headlights on at about 2:50 a.m. A check of the tag revealed it was registered to a Ford Explorer. When the deputy attempted to stop the truck, driven by Stein, it sped away west on Washington Road until it wrecked on Halali Farm Road.
Stein and Heinsohn were transported to a hospital for treatment.
Deputies found a large amount of items in the bed of the truck and some that had been flung out during the wreck, including military photos and plaques. More similar items were found after sunrise.
At 7 a.m., a deputy met with the manager of Washington Self Storage, who confirmed that someone broke into a unit at the business.
Stein and Heinsohn are being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond, according to jail records.
Woman reports theft of identity
A Martinez woman called authorities Sunday after discovering someone had stolen her personal information and publicized it on the Internet.
The 50-year-old woman said someone used her name, Social Security number and date of birth to open three lines of credit with Avon. The company has sent her several collection letters in recent weeks about the accounts.
The woman said whoever stole her information also opened about 50,000 accounts on social media Web sites, where the personal information along with her photo was displayed.