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Police Blotter, Dec. 16, 2015

Man threatened after debate

Posted: December 16, 2015 - 12:15am

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

Man threatened after debate

A Martinez man called authorities Saturday because he was threatened after a political debate.

The 29-year-old man said he participated in a political debate in a local online forum. After the debate, the man said he began receiving threatening messages through Facebook.

A deputy reviewed the messages which included statements like, “I will make sure you won’t be able to walk again,” “You need to learn how to watch your mouth,” and “going to get hurt one day.”

Woman finds fake home ad

A Martinez woman told deputies Friday that she was contacted by someone online with a fake real estate listing.

The woman said she was contacted by a man who said he saw she’d been interested in ads for townhomes on craigslist.com. The caller said he owned a townhouse on Grovetown and he needed some information from her to start the process. She provided the caller with some personal information including her address and place of employment. He also asked the woman what kind of vehicle she drove and if she had any kids.

The woman called the leasing company for the property and was told it’s currently occupied and not for rent.

The caller also sent the woman a text message which said the process of her approval was beginning.

Arrow almost hits man’s head

A Martinez man said Thursday that he believes someone shot an arrow that nearly hit him the day before.

The man said he was outside at about 7:30 a.m. and found a black arrow stuck through his golf net and wedged into the ground. He said that he was outside hitting golf balls about 4 p.m. the day before, when he heard the sound of rustling branches and leaves in trees above him. At the time, he thought it was a small animal and went inside his home.

After finding the arrow, the man said he believes it was the arrow he heard in the trees and he didn’t see it come down.

A deputy found the arrow stuck in the ground. It was very worn and there was no arrowhead on it. The man said there is nothing behind his home except a horse farm.

Man’s funds stolen with fraud checks

An Evans man called authorities Friday after discovering money was missing from his account through fraudulent
checks.

The 58-year-old man approached a deputy working at SRP Federal Credit Union in Evans saying someone was using his checking account information.

While checking his banking account online, the man found two checks he didn’t recognize that were cashed.

He printed copies of
the checks and saw his bank account and bank routing numbers, but all the other information on the check was fraudulent.

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