The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
Man threatens sheriffs
A Columbia County deputy heard a man threaten to kill sheriffs from two neighboring counties on Tuesday.
A deputy said a man approached him at about 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the former Food Lion on Old Petersburg Road. The man threatened to kill Richmond County Sheriff’s Richard Roundtree and Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt. The man made the comments openly and without the deputy initiating conversation.
Items stolen from home while woman at shelter
A Martinez woman told authorities Tuesday that someone stole items from her yard while she was at a shelter during the ice storm.
The 33-year-old woman said she was cleaning up her back yard and storage shed on Feb. 12. She took several items out of the shed and put them in a bag in the back yard.
The woman went to the Columbia County shelter at Patriots Park on Feb. 13 because of the ice storm. When she returned on Feb. 15, the woman said the bag was missing.
Callers threatens woman
An Appling man said Wednesday that people have been calling his wife for months and threatening to arrest her for not paying owed money.
The 48-year-old man said his wife began receiving calls in October from people who asks for her by her first name. The callers, who have been told multiple time to stop calling, threaten legal action if she doesn’t contact them back. The callers, who never leaves a company name or identify themselves, claim she defaulted on a loan and owes them money. They often threaten to have the man’s wife arrested.
The man said he and his wife have no active loans and that the calls always come from a Rialto, Calif., phone number. The man said the callers always have a thick accent.
Cars are vandalized
Two Grovetown residents recently called police after finding obscene drawings on their vehicles.
A 35-year-old woman said that between Feb. 14 and Tuesday morning, someone used window marker paint to paint images of male genitalia on her son’s vehicle. The paint washed off without damaging the vehicle, which parked at her Maple Creek Drive home at the time of the vandalism.
An Ivy Falls resident also said Monday that she also found images of male genitalia and obscene words painted on her vehicle.