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Police Blotter, May 3, 2015

Man wanted for avoiding toll fee

Posted: May 2, 2015 - 11:12pm

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

Man wanted for avoiding toll fee

A Martinez man told authorities Tuesday he’s wanted in Florida accused of avoiding paying a toll though he wasn’t in the state.

The 77-year-old man said he got a letter from the Florida Department of Transportation about an unpaid toll fee. He said that on Feb. 6 a vehicle failed to stop and pay. A roadside camera took a photo of the vehicle and its tag, which is registered to the man. He said he was not in Florida on Feb. 6 and doesn’t own a vehicle like the one in the photo and has never owned the tag.

A deputy advised the man to go to the local tag office and cancel the two questionable registrations.

Grovetown man spots burglars

A Grovetown man said he saw armed men he said tried to break into his home.

The man said that at about 12:40 a.m. Wednesday, he heard vehicles doors close and looked out his window. He saw three or four men, two carrying assault rifles, walking down Hunting Tower Drive. They walked onto his property and went to the back of the home.

He called authorities after hearing a loud bang from the back of the house. A few minutes later, the man said he saw the group of men come out of the back of the house and run south on Hunting Tower Drive. The man, who lives with his grandfather, said he wasn’t able to see the men leave.

A deputy found footprints on the outside of the basement door. The man said nothing appeared to be missing.

Man harassed by fake agents

A man told deputies Wednesday that he’s being harassed by someone who claims to be a federal agent.

The 38-year-old man said he began getting calls on Feb. 13 from “Mr. Johnson” and “Mr. Williams.” He said the caller uses different names, but he believes they are the same person. The caller leaves voicemails saying he is with the Federal Investigation Department in some and with the IRS in others. He told the man to call him back before he is arrested, but doesn’t state what the allegations are against the man.

The man said that a deputy called the caller on March 21 and instructed him not to call the man again. But the calls resumed from two different phone numbers with (646) or (202) area codes.

Trespasser wants to fish

An Evans man told authorities Monday that a trespasser refuses to stop fishing from his property.

The 43-year-old man said a stranger has fished in a large Windmill Plantation pond from his back yard previously and was told not to do so again.

On Monday, the man said he saw the stranger fishing from his back yard again.

When he confronted the stranger and asked him not to come back into the property, the stranger replied, “Do we have this conversation every time?”

The stranger then took off his shoes and waded into the water away from the man.

The man called authorities, who did not see the stranger in the area.

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