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Police Blotter, April 30, 2014

Burglar left blood behind

Posted: April 30, 2014 - 12:11am

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

Burglar left blood behind

Deputies found blood inside a burglarized Evans home on Saturday.

Deputies responding to an alarm at a home on Prairie Lane at about 9 p.m. found a glass panel of the back porch door shattered as well as a second glass door with glass paneling broken. On the interior door, deputies found one of three blood samples. The alarm panel was torn off the wall in the laundry room, where deputies found more blood.

The rest of the downstairs living area appeared untouched.

Deputies found someone had rummaged through a dresser and closet in a bedroom. The homeowner said numerous pieces of jewelry were stolen from the dresser and $7,624 was missing from the closet, where more blood was found. A deputy noted that $400 in cash was left in plain sight in the closet. The rest of the upstairs living area was untouched.

The homeowner was on the way back from Atlanta at the time of the burglary.

Traffic citations prevent license

A Martinez woman recently told police that she couldn’t renew her driver’s license because someone using her personal information had traffic citations in Connecticut.

The 48-year-old woman said April 23 that she received a letter from the state Department of Drivers Services that her application for a driver’s license was denied because of outstanding traffic citations in Hartford, Conn. The woman said she’s never lived in Connecticut and has never received citations in the state.

The woman contacted the Hartford police, identified herself and asked about the outstanding citations. She was told they were issued under her Social Security number and date of birth. She said the citations were issued to someone using her first and last name, but a different middle initial.

Employee shot with paintball

An employee of a Martinez pizza joint called deputies Saturday to report he was shot with a paintball gun.

The 42-year-old man said he was driving to the back of Hungry Howie’s at 371 S. Belair Road at about 10 p.m. when he heard something hit his vehicle. He parked the car and got out to see what hit the car and was hit in the hand by an orange paintball.

The man never saw who shot him.

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