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Police blotter

Posted: March 2, 2016 - 12:02am  |  Updated: March 2, 2016 - 5:01pm

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

3 TVs stolen from Wal-Mart

Two women and a juvenile are being charged in the theft of four televisions from the Grovetown Wal-Mart.

According to an incident report, a sheriff’s deputy was patrolling outside the store about 2 a.m. Saturday when he noticed an unoccupied vehicle with the engine running. He later observed a woman, later identified as 18-year-old Erica Shelek Smith, and a juvenile pushing out a shopping cart with several large boxes. The two appeared to be nervous as they loaded the boxes in the vehicle, especially after seeing the patrol car parked nearby, the report said. A woman later identified as Lakesha Epps, who has a history of larceny, then left the store with a purchase in a Wal-Mart shopping bag, got in the vehicle and they left.

After speaking with store associates, the deputy learned no one had made a recent television purchase. The deputy located the suspects and learned that Epps asked Smith and the juvenile to steal three televisions for her. Epps promised Smith $60 if they were successful, while the juvenile was told he could steal a television for himself. While Smith and the juvenile stole the televisions, Epps made a purchase at the register to distract the employees.

Police located three 40-inch televisions in Epps vehicle. Another television had already been unpacked and hooked up in the juvenile’s room.

Smith was booked into the Columbia County jail on a charge of felony theft by shoplifting. The sheriff’s office obtained warrants against Epps for felony shoplifting and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The juvenile was transported to the Regional Youth Detention Center.

 

3 mailboxes damaged

Three Old Belair Road residents contacted police Friday after discovering their mailboxes had been damaged.

The residents told police the property had been damaged sometime overnight. A description of the type of damage was not released.

 

Trailer stolen from business

A Martinez business manager contacted police Sunday after discovering someone had broken into the property and stolen a trailer.

Deputies responded to Camper Land, 3844 Washington Road, about noon for the theft. The manager told police he was checking on the business when he discovered the back gate had been damaged and the trailer was missing.

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