The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
Residents report scam
Two Grovetown residents called authorities Saturday to report that someone was trying to get them out of their homes, possibly to burglarize them.
A 70-year-old man said that a man spoke to him about clear-cutting trees on his property about 5:30 p.m. He said the man asked him to show him the property line so it could be marked. The man took the stranger to the back of his property on Wrightsboro Road.
The man’s wife said another man came into their kitchen. The woman said the second man stated he needed to check the drains.
The homeowner said he told both men to leave. They left in a newer model red Ford truck.
A woman who lives on Gibbs Road South said that a man came to her home and talked about pressure-washing it on Jan. 22. He expressed condolences about the woman’s deceased husband and asked about her son, who had moved away.
The woman said a similar-looking man returned about 4:45 p.m. Saturday asking about her property line. The stranger said he was with Jenkins Construction and was marking property lines so they could excavate around her property. The woman refused to show him the property lines and asked him to leave.
He got into the back passenger seat of a truck with at least two other people.
Woman faces assault charges
A Grovetown woman was arrested Friday after she attacked her boyfriend and tried to run him over, police said.
Gabrielle Latrelle Irizarry, 19, of Sylvan Lake Drive, was charged with aggravated assault and battery. She was being held in the Columbia County Detention Center on Monday on a $26,300 bond, according to jail records.
Irizarry’s 21-year-old boyfriend called authorities about 2:45 p.m. stating that she’d attacked him. The man said he and Irizarry were arguing and she punched him in the face. He tried to call 911 on his cellphone, but it was damaged in the attack. The man said Irizarry then picked up a television off the dresser and threw it at him.
The man said Irizarry left the room, but held the door closed so he couldn’t leave.
When she opened the door, the man said Irizarry was pointing a knife at him stating, “I’m going to use this if you don’t give me my phone.” He tried again to call 911, but the thrown TV broke the phone.
As the man pushed past Irizarry and ran, he cut his elbow. She then chased him outside with the knife. He said Irizarry then got into her car and tried to run him over several times in the front yard. The man said he ran to a neighbor’s house and called 911.
Irizarry told deputies that she and her boyfriend were arguing when he snatched her phone away. She agreed with her boyfriend’s series of events and admitted that she threatened him and “tried to run him over, to get him to stop moving.” In a written statement, Irizarry only admitted to putting her hands on him against his will.
Irizarry’s boyfriend sustained a possibly broken nose and wrist.
Inmate’s home burglarized
Someone burglarized the home of a man recently incarcerated in the Columbia County Detention Center.
A woman said she was checking on the Ivy Falls home and the dog of a 58-year-old man, who was in jail, at about 6:30 p.m. Friday. When she opened the front door, the woman saw the back door was open and the home had been ransacked. The woman said she and another woman were stopping by to let the dog out and had last been at the house Jan. 21. The woman said she could immediately tell that a television was missing in the living room and a safe and wooden chest were missing from the bedroom closet.
The other woman said she was last at the home on Thursday and she’d cleaned it and left it in good condition.
Deputies took photos of the home and showed them to the man in jail. He said six ammunition boxes were also taken from the bedroom closet.