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Police Blotter, March 6, 2014

Lakeside student moons on picture day

Posted: March 5, 2014 - 1:06am

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

Lakeside student moons on picture day

A Lakeside High School student was charged with public indecency Friday after mooning the camera on picture day.

A school assistant principal called authorities just before noon because he said the 16-year-old student pulled down his pants twice and “mooned” the camera during class photos. Five people in the classroom saw him expose his buttocks.

The teen was verbally disrespectful to students and teachers and to the deputy while in the school office.

The assistant principal said he believed the student was high on drugs because of his red glassy eyes, but he refused a drug test with his father present. He was suspended pending a school system hearing and was turned over to his father.

Forger tries bank drive-through

A woman trying to cash a check using someone else’s identification tried to hide her true identity by going through the drive-through window at the Martinez bank on Friday.

A teller at the Georgia Bank and Trust branch on Furys Ferry Road called authorities at about 4:45 p.m. after she said someone posed as a customer. The teller said a woman driving a black Toyota Camry with dark tinted windows went to the farthest drive-through lane and asked to cash a $1,000 check. The woman had dark hair with blond highlights, dark sunglasses and a red or pink cardigan.

The teller said the woman presented a drivers license with the name and photo of a bank customer and appeared different than the photo on the license. When asked if she wanted the cash in any particular demonimations, the teller she the woman replied that she didn’t. The teller said she thought it was strange that the woman would roll the car window up quickly after each question.

The signature on the check to be cashed didn’t match the signature the bank had on file for that customer. It wasn’t even close, the teller said. The teller said she looked at the woman more closely and realized it was not the customer whose identification was presented, so she went to the bank manager and employees tried to stall the woman while police were called.

The woman said she was coming inside the bank due to the long wait, but then drove away.

The bank manager said the customer reported her purse containing her wallet, identification and bank cards stolen the previous day. She came to the bank and picked up her license.

Wallet stolen at gas pump

A man called authorities Friday after following a stranger he said stole his wallet at a gas station.

The 33-year-old man said he and a friend were at the gas station in front of Kroger on Columbia Road in Martinez at about 6:30 p.m. The man stood beside the back of the car waiting to pump gas while his friend went yo the cashier to pay. The man said his passenger left the passenger door open.

The man said he heard a woman telling a man that he dropped a shirt. When he turned to look, the man said he saw a stranger wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans walking quickly away from his car. He then realized his wallet was missing from the front seat.

The man said his friend got in the car and they followed the stranger, who was running down Flowing Wells Road. The men lost the stranger, who was running toward Augusta Preparatory Day School, because of slow-moving traffic.

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