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Police Blotter

Teen charged in trespassing

Posted: December 10, 2014 - 12:16am  |  Updated: December 10, 2014 - 2:36am

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

Teen charged
in trespassing

A Grovetown teen was charged with criminal trespass Thursday after he was caught putting up flyers on private property.

A deputy directing traffic at Columbia Middle School at about 7 a.m. saw the 16-year-old hammering two documents to a wooden fence on Crown Heights Way at William Few Parkway.

When the deputy asked what he was doing, the teen said, “Nothing.” When asked, he denied posting the documents on the fence.

The deputy, who witnessed the teen posting the flyers, searched the teen’s backpack and found more flyers.

The ones on the fence and in the backpack read, “Want to get away with murder? *be a white cop*,” and other references to the recent incidents in Ferguson, Mo.

 

Parents report man’s behavior

The suspicious behavior of an Evans man prompted his neighbors to call authorities Saturday.

The couple said they believe the 31-year-old man that lives across the street has an abnormally high interest in their 8-year-old daughter.

They said their neighbor sits on the tailgate of his truck and stares at their daughter as she plays in the yard.

He’s also asked to help the girl ride her bike.

The couple also said they have found beer bottles and cigarette butts, matching the brand their neighbor smokes, in the yard under the girl’s window.

The couple said they have checked under the window and found nothing in the evening, but found the cigarette butts the next morning.

Their neighbor, who has not been seen in their yard but in other neighbors’ yards, said the wind must have blown the butts to the couple’s property.

 

Man sees odd things at home

A Martinez man told authorities Sunday that a theft was the most recent strange incident at his new home.

The 48-year-old man said that between 4 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Sunday, someone stole a tool box full of bungee cords from the bed of his truck.

The man said he and his wife moved into the home only a couple of weeks before the theft.

They have noticed strange things including the gate to the back yard left unlocked and the light bulb on the porch being unscrewed.

 

Man scammed, abandoned

A South Carolina man told deputies Thursday that an acquaintance scammed him out of his paycheck and left him at an Evans gas station.

The 37-year-old man said he was paid for some work with a $970 money order. The amount was too much to cash at a store and the man has no bank account. An acquaintance said she’d cash the money order for him at her bank, so he signed the money order over to her.

They went with a friend of the woman’s to her bank on North Belair Road and she went inside to cash the money order. When she returned, the man said his acquaintance said the bank put a hold on cashing it until the next day.

As they traveled back toward his home in South Carolina, the man said his acquaintance asked him to buy her a soda. He agreed and they stopped at a gas station on Evans to Locks Road. The man said he went inside and bought the soda. When he came back outside, the man said his acquaintance and her friend were gone. They left in a newer model gray Honda and the man said he left his jacket and a Redbox video game inside it.

A deputy confirmed with the woman’s bank that she cashed the money order and was given cash.

 

Residents report thefts from cars

Several residents on a Martinez street told deputies Thursday that someone stole from their vehicles.

Four residents of Timber Wolf Trail said that over the previous night, someone went into unlocked vehicles parked in their driveways and stole items from within.

Purses and wallets containing credit cards, licenses and Social Security cards were stolen form three vehicles and sunglasses and lottery tickets were stolen from a fourth.

It does not appear that force was used to get into any of the vehicles.

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Residents report thefts from cars

Hey News Times, thanks for giving us a street name for the thefts from vehicles. I have asked before that when criminal activity is reported in the 'blotter' that at least the street be mentioned. This helps everyone to be aware of criminal activity in a particular area and be on guard against it.

Will look for more basic info on future blotter posts.

Thanks.