The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
Greenbrier student caught with alcohol
A Greenbrier High School student was caught with alcohol after buying it from a classmate Monday.
An assistant principal at the school on Riverwood Parkway in Evans said that he received a tip that a 15-year-old male student had alcohol. In the student’s bag, he found a full jar of brown liquid with fruit slices and a cinnamon stick in it. The student said the liquid was moonshine.
The student said he purchased the alcohol from a 16-year-old female classmate that morning for $5. He showed the assistant principal text messages between him and his classmates about the transaction. The 16-year-old admitted she brought the alcohol from home to sell to her classmate and showed the assistant principal the $5 that he paid for it.
The school safety officer tested the liquid, which confirmed it was alcohol. Both students tested negative for alcohol on a field alcohol test. They were released to their parents.
Man assaults ex-girlfriend
A woman called 911 Monday morning after she said her ex-boyfriend assaulted her and ripped off her pants.
The 21-year-old woman said she drove to her ex-boyfriend’s Martinez home at about 8 a.m. to check on him. She said he was upset over their break-up, after five months of dating, the previous night and started an argument. As she gathered what belongings she had at his house, the woman said her ex began throwing her stuff into the yard. He then grabbed the woman by her pants and threw her around, causing her pants to rip off.
The woman said she tried to leave in her car, but her ex wouldn’t let her leave without pants. He threw another pair at her, then held the car door open.
He got into the woman’s car and asked her to drive around and explain why she didn’t want to date him. The woman drove around the parking area near his home and a nearby hair salon. The first chance she got, the woman said, she jumped out of the car, ran into the salon and called 911.
Arson reported in Martinez
A Martinez man called authorities Tuesday stating he believes teenagers started a fire on his property.
The 47-year-old man said that someone started a fire on his Ashbyrne Drive property at about 4:30 p.m. He didn’t see anyone and doesn’t know how or who started the fire. Firefighters extinguished the fire.
The man said similar incidents have happened several times in the past few months.
Vandals also damaged his pond drain pipe. It appears that someone jumped on it repeatedly, crushing it.
The man said he’s had problems with neighborhood teenagers hanging out on his property.
Tip jar stolen
The owner of an Evans restaurant told deputies Monday that a customer stole a jar of money from his sushi bar.
The owner of Toki Japanese Steakhouse, 4534 Washington Road, said that a customer came into the restaurant at about 1:50 p.m.
The customer, wearing blue jeans, a blue T-shirt and blue baseball cap, sat at the sushi bar.
An employee brought the man a glass of water and a menu, then walked away. The owner said the customer took a jar containing about $50 from the sushi bar and walked out.