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Police Blotter, Nov. 13, 2013

Falling tree kills Columbia County man

Posted: November 13, 2013 - 1:07am

Falling tree kills Columbia County man

A Columbia County man died Saturday when a tree fell on the tractor he was driving.

Deputy Coroner Harriett Garrison said Jeff Cash, 77, was using a rotary cutter in the 1000 block of Ann Taylor Boulevard when a rotting tree fell on top of the tractor.

Men who were working nearby found Cash about 3 p.m. after they grew concerned when they could hear the tractor running but no longer saw Cash making his rounds.

Garrison said Cash died instantly from his injuries.

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

Dealership card used fraudulently

The controller for an Evans car dealership told authorities Thursday that someone tried to use the business credit card at a Victoria’s Secret store.

The controller for Milton Ruben Chevrolet on Washington Road said that the bank notified her about some fraudulent charges on the company credit card. She said someone spent $679.31 on the card, which the controller still had in her possession, at Target in Evans. A second charge for $410.88 at a Victoria’s Secret store in Monroe, Ga., was declined.

The credit card was cancelled. A loss prevention employee at Target told the controller that whoever made the purchase used a card, so it was possible the card had been cloned.

Dogs stolen from homes

Two Columbia County residents told deputies that someone stole their dogs.

An Appling man said Saturday someone stole his dog on a week prior. The man’s neighbor told deputies that on Nov. 3, he saw a maroon Ford F-150 stop in front of the man’s house. He said the driver left with the man’s dog in the bed of the truck.

A Grovetown woman said on Saturday that someone stole her two Pit Bull terriers from the back yard of her home. The 46-year-old woman said she went to the store at about 1:30 p.m. and returned about 30 minutes later. Her two dogs were missing.

The woman said she searched for the dogs, but believes they were stolen because other dogs were still inside the fenced yard.

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