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Police Blotter, Dec. 7, 2014

Potential suitor follows woman

Posted: December 7, 2014 - 1:15am

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

Potential suitor follows woman

A woman approached a deputy at a Martinez gas station Wednesday because she was being followed.

The woman pulled into the parking lot of the Circle K on Columbia Road at Belair Road at about 7 p.m. and told the deputy that a man in a red Ford Mustang followed her out of the Publix parking lot on Furys Ferry Road. She said the car followed her through her neighborhood and back out onto Washington Road. The woman said she was concerned, so she continued driving on Columbia Road and the Mustang continued to follow her.

The deputy motioned for the driver of the Mustang into the gas station parking lot. The driver told the deputy that he thought the woman was attractive and was attempting to signal her to see if she wanted to exchange phone numbers. The man said he wasn’t trying to intimidate or harass her.

Stranger found in back yard

A Martinez man told authorities Monday that he found a stranger in his back yard.

The man said he was leaving his home at about 7:15 p.m. and saw a man in his gated back yard. As he approached the yard, the stranger opened the gate and tried to quickly walk away. The stranger acted nervously and said he was in the back yard because he was using it as a shortcut to his vehicle parked a couple of streets over.

When the stranger left, the owner of the house said he didn’t notice any vehicles on nearby streets.

The backyard is completely surrounded by a tall privacy fence and the only access is the gate.

Suspicious man stalks woman

A woman called police to the Columbia County Library Monday stating a man followed her there from South Carolina.

The woman said she pulled onto Interstate 20 at exit 5 at about 3 p.m. when an older model white van came up behind her fast. The van driver blew the horn and made obscene gestures at her. The woman said the driver had the opportunity to pass her vehicle several times, but never did.

When the woman got off at the Belair Road exit, she said the van followed, so she drove to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office substation on Ronald Reagan Drive. The van driver pulled into the park across the street and waited. The woman said she then drove to the library and waited as she watched the van drive back and forth in front of the library several times before leaving.

Cat missing after robbery at home

An Evans man said Wednesday that his cat is missing after his home was burglarized.

The 45-year-old man said someone kicked in the back door of his home between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The burglar took a tablet and computer from the living room, and shoes and a wallet from his son’s bedroom.

The man said his black cat was also missing.

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