The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
Drive-through drunks charged
Authorities charged two people early Saturday after they passed out in a fast-food restaurant drive-through lane.
A deputy responded to Cook Out at 4088 Jimmy Dyess Parkway at about 3:30 a.m. to check on two people in the drive-through lane unresponsive in a vehicle.
A deputy tried repeatedly to wake up Samantha Hope Kelly, 20, of North Augusta, who was asleep in the passenger seat. She immediately became belligerent and was obviously very intoxicated and smelled of alcohol. Kelly tested positive for alcohol.
The driver of the vehicle was charged with driving under the influence at which time Kelly became very irritated and made several crude comments to the deputy.
She was charged with a county ordinance violation for being a minor in possession of alcohol.
Woman kicked out of church
A woman had to be removed from a Martinez church Sunday after an associate pastor said she was disruptive during the church service.
The associate pastor said the woman attempted to start a conversation with the pastor during his Sunday morning sermon at New Life Christian Church at 270 Bobby Jones Expressway. He said the woman has tried similar disruptive behavior in the past. She’s been warned that the church would gladly listen to her personal issues, but not during the church service.
The woman was asked to leave, but refused to leave voluntarily. The associate pastor asked that deputies tell the woman not to return to the church or the church property.
Shoplifter hides merchandise in diaper bag
A Walmart loss prevention employee nearly caught a man he said hid stolen chain inside a diaper bag.
The employee of the store at 5010 Steiner Way said at about 2:45 p.m. Saturday, a man picked up some linked metal chain from the hardware department. A woman with a child in a shopping cart approached him and he hid the chain in the child’s diaper bag. They went out through the garden center to the parking lot.
The alarm at the security screening area at the entrance activated and the employee told the couple to stop and that he wanted the merchandise back. He said the couple refused to stop with the woman telling the employee he was crazy.
The couple left in a beige Chrysler Sebring headed north on Horizon South parkway.
Man calls police on woman’s husband
A Grovetown man called authorities Thursday on the husband of a woman staying at his home.
The 44-year-old man said that a woman has been staying at his house because she is scared of her husband. He heard the panic alarm on the woman’s car go off at about 10:15 p.m. The car was in the garage. The man said he looked outside and saw a man around his vehicle. The man then range the doorbell. When the woman identified the man as her husband, they called authorities.
The woman’s husband, who was walking on the street, approached deputies who were responding to the 911 call. He said he got a call from a friend who said his wife was frequenting a home in Grovetown. He said he decided to see for himself, so he drove to the area and used the remote to his wife’s car to set off the panic alarm. He said he too called authorities.
The woman and the man with whom she was staying refused to make a written statement and didn’t want to prosecute.
Burglar breaks light bulbs
Whoever recently broke into a Brandon Wilde home broke light bulbs throughout the home.
An employee of the senior living community in Evans called authorities Saturday morning after finding that someone had broken into a community building.
The employee said someone pried open a rear window and got in. The burglar broke 11 light bulbs.