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Police Blotter

Man receives suspicious calls

Posted: September 29, 2015 - 11:03pm  |  Updated: September 30, 2015 - 2:11am

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

Man receives suspicious calls

An Evans man called authorities Friday after discovering calls he received from an attorney’s office was a scam.

The man said he had been receiving voicemails for a few days from someone who identified herself as Lavolo, a pretrial investigator for Barton Phillips & Associates.

In the messages, she said the man needs to have his attorney contact her firm because he had committed several violations of federal bank fraud.

The man said he searched for the group online and learned that many have been scammed by similar calls. He called deputies because he was concerned because he’s a victim of previous identity theft.

Woman abused by ex, she says

An Evans woman told deputies Saturday that the father of her child beat her up and took their baby.

The 27-year-old woman said she was in an argument with her child’s father at her home at about 10 p.m. when he became angry and starting touching her in an insulting and intimidating nature including poking her in the forehead with his finger.

The woman said he then head-butted her, grabbed and wrenched her nose, pulled her back by her ponytail, knocked off her glasses and back-handed her across the nose and eye.

While she tended to her bloody nose, the woman said the man took their baby and left.

The deputy who responded to the home noted the woman’s nose was swollen and there were bloody tissues in the trashcan.

Beer stolen from Circle K

Employees of three Martinez Circle K stores called authorities over the weekend stating that people were stealing cases of beer.

A clerk at the store at 4473 Columbia Road said that a white man wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and a woman came into the store at about 11:40 p.m. The man left with a case of beer. The woman came back inside and asked the clerk if the man paid for it. She said he didn’t purchase it and called authorities.

Deputies responded to the store at 3934 Washington Road for a 911 hang-up at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday. They spoke to the clerk, who said two black men came into the store. One of the men purchased items and left. The second ran out of the store with a 30-pack of Bud Light and a 30-pack of Budweiser. They left in a 4-door gold Ford Sport Trac.

The same clerk called authorities again early Monday.

He said a black man in his 60s wearing a hat, glasses, long yellow shirt and black pants came into the store at about 12:45 a.m.

A customer the clerk was assisting told him the man was leaving with a 30-pack of Budweiser.

He watched the man leave without paying for the beer.

The man left in a burgundy Ford Taurus with a female driver.

A clerk at the store at 190 Baston Road said that two black men walked into the store just before 1 a.m. on Sunday.

One asked to use the bathroom while another looked around the store.

When one came out of the bathroom, they walked toward the door.

One opened the door, while the other grabbed and left with two cases of beer. They left in a silver truck.

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