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Police Blotter, April 2, 2014

Stolen dog taken to vet

Posted: April 1, 2014 - 11:04pm

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

Stolen dog taken to vet

A Grovetown man said someone stole his dog, then took it to a local veterinarian’s office as their own.

The 37-year-old man said he let the dog outside to do his business on March 14, but the dog never returned. The man said he got a call on March 20 from an animal recovery service, which stated his dog had been located and he needed to contact the Grovetown Animal Clinic.

When the man called the clinic, an employee said someone brought in the man’s dog as a new patient and asked that the dog be looked at. Personnel found the microchip, which is how the recovery service knew the dog had been located. The couple who brought in the dog took it and left.

When the man spoke to clinic personnel, they provided names and a phone number for the people who brought in the dog. He called several times before someone finally answered. The person who answered the call said they didn’t have a dog and were not aware of the situation.

Fake laptops sold to business owner

The owner of a Martinez restaurant called authorities Friday after he said someone sold him fake and incomplete laptops.

The 30-year-old old owner said a man came into his business at about 2 p.m. offering to sell MacBook laptop computers. The owner agreed to purchase two for $300 each. He was getting the cash together when a customer came in, so he laid he money aside.

The owner said when he turned his attention away to the customer, the man stole the cash and left. After he left, the owner said he discovered the laptops he purchased were missing keyboards and other parts and components and were not MacBook laptops.

Burglar brings snacks, drinks

An Evans woman said whoever broke into her apartment last week brought their own snacks and beer.

The 25-year-old woman said she’d stayed at her mother’s March 25 through Thursday. When she returned home, the woman said she found glass in her daughter’s bedroom, the upper middle window pane broken and a large stick sitting on the window ledge. She first thought kids were throwing things and the window was broken by accident, so she called the complex maintenance personnel to fix it quickly.

But then woman then said she found items out of place. Dishes were moved around the kitchen. Several candy wrappers were left on the kitchen counter next to a Bud Light Platinum beer bottle cap. The woman said she didn’t have that kind of candy or any beer in her home.

The woman said it appeared someone laid in her bed as the pillows were not where she left them and someone rummaged through her nightstand.

Her laptop was on the bed where she left it, but there was a empty Reese’s Cup wrapper on top of the laptop. The candy was in her fridge. Nothing appeared to be missing from the home.

Because maintenance personnel had already repaired the window, deputies were not able to get fingerprints from inside the home, but they did find a Bud Light Platinum beer bottle in the bushes outside the broken window.

Peeping Tom in Appling

An Appling woman said someone was peeking through her window early Saturday morning.

The 35-year-old woman said a man wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt was looking through her bathroom window while she took a shower at about 12:30 a.m.

Woman said someone moved her car

A woman said someone moved her car while she shopped Sunday afternoon.

A 56-year-old woman called authorities at about 4:30 p.m. stating someone moved her car while she was shopping at a store in Mullins Crossing in Evans. The woman said she parked her vehicle in front of Kohl’s and went into the store with her daughter. When they returned to the lot, the car was missing. Another of the woman’s daughters found the car in front of Hibbett Sports, several stores away from Kohl’s.

The woman said the car was locked when she left it in the lot and she had the keys on her person during the shopping trip. The vehicle wasn’t damaged and nothing appeared to be missing.

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