The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
A vandal slashed tires of residents in an Evans neighborhood Saturday evening.
A resident of Weyanoke Drive in Woodlief subdivision called authorities at about 6:30 p.m. after he said he saw the person who slashed his tires.
The 48-year-old man said that he saw a teenager wearing a red T-shirt and jeans crouching next to his vehicle, which was parked on the street. The man said he saw the suspect run toward Tilton Drive. The man then noticed all four tires on his vehicle were flat with slashes.
A nearby resident said tires were cut on three of his vehicles between 3 and 6:30 p.m. Another resident said she found all four tires flat at about 6 p.m. She said she realized later they’d been cut.
Secret shopper scam reported
An Evans woman told deputies Friday that she’d lost money by becoming a secret shopper.
The 77-year-old woman said she was given false information about a job as a secret shopper via e-mail. She was informed the company would send he a check for her salary and money to go shopping with if she sent the remainder of the check via Western Union to a third party.
The woman said she accepted the job offer and received a check in the mail.
The woman cashed the $1,640 check, took her $350 salary and sent the rest to someone else as she was told to do.
After the transaction was complete, a bank representative told the woman that the check didn’t clear. The woman lost $1,341.
Broken down car stolen
A man said Friday that someone stole his disabled vehicle left on the roadside.
The 44-year-old man said he hit an object that punctured the gas tank of his 2011 Nissan Altima on South Belair Road at about 6 p.m. Thursday. He parked the car on the northbound roadside in front of Dollar General. When the man returned to the car at about 8 a.m. Saturday, he said it was gone. The man said he left the key under the drivers seat, but no one had permission to move the vehicle.
Someone sleeping in vacant home
The owner of a vacant Martinez home told deputies Friday that he believes someone is staying in the house.
The 62-year-old owner of a home on Oak Lake Drive said someone is going into the house and is possibly sleeping there.
The man’s wife said his wife arrived to check on the house at about 6 p.m.
She found the security chain on the front door, several lights on and other doors open.
There appeared to be pry marks on the front door, which doesn’t have a dead bolt lock.
Puppy stolen from yard
A Grovetown woman said Thursday that someone stole her puppy.
The 35-year-old woman said that someone stole her 12-week-old yellow Labrador retriever puppy from her backyard between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. She left “Sadie” the puppy in the fenced back yard.
When she returned home, the woman said the puppy was missing and the front gate, which can only be opened form the outside, was wide open. She also found the puppy’s harness in the front yard as if someone took it off.