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Police Blotter, April 19, 2015

Man pretends to be deputy

Posted: April 18, 2015 - 11:15pm

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

Man pretends to be deputy

A Martinez woman said Wednesday that a man claiming to be a deputy who called her about a incident she witnessed wasn’t a deputy.

The 38-year-old woman said she got the call at noon. The caller identified himself as Columbia County sheriff’s Deputy Tim Rollins and said he was investigating an incident reported to the sheriff’s office on Monday involving a woman being harassed.

The caller asked if she had information on the incident, so she recounted what the victim told her.

She was suspicious of the call, so the woman called the sheriff’s office and was told no Tim Rollins worked for the department.

Two arrested for drunkenness

Authorities arrested two people in separate incidents Tuesday for being drunk in public.

At about 2:30 p.m., a deputy responded to a call of a man in the bushes outside River Ridge Middle School. Jeffrey Murl Moore, 50, was found outside of the Evans school with eight empty beer cans and four unopened cans next to him. Moore said he was from Greenville, S.C., is homeless.

He registered a .131 blood alcohol level and was charged with public drunkenness.

Another deputy responded to a call about a woman on the side of Hereford Farm Road near Lawrence Drive at about 5:30 p.m. Helen Lavern Turner, 56, of Evans, was found laying on the side of the road with an open bottle of wine and three unopened bottles. She refused to take a field alcohol test, but was charged with public drunkenness.

Fraudulent loan damages credit

A Martinez woman told deputies Monday that someone damaged her credit by defaulting on a loan obtained with her information.

The 53-year-old woman said she had a credit report run while trying to refinance her home.

The report showed that someone used her last name and Social Security number to get a $1,045 loan in November. Since then, the loan has not been repaid and it damaged the woman’s credit.

The woman contacted the loan company and told them about the fraud and reported it to authorities.

Man says he was drugged, robbed

A man called authorities Monday stating he’d been drugged and robbed by a friend.

The man said he went to a Old Petersburg Road house to visit a friend. He said his friend shot him up with heroin and robbed him because the man’s friend was sleeping with his wife.

The man said his friend drives a red Chevrolet with a hood scoop and runs an escort service.

The deputy found track marks from intravenous drug use on both of the man’s arms and he admitted to be being a frequent heroin user. The deputy had difficulty understanding the man’s garbled speech because he was heavily under the influence of drugs.

The man only gave the deputy his friend’s phone number. But the deputy didn’t make contact with him and searched, but never found the red Chevrolet. A neighbor said she didn’t recognize the man.

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