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Police blotter

2 arrested in shoplifting case

Posted: June 14, 2016 - 11:00pm

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

2 arrested in shoplifting case

Two women were arrested on charges of stealing more than $900 worth of merchandise from an Evans business.

A Kohl’s loss prevention employee said she witnessed Laura Davis and Doeretta Robinson take clothing off the racks, go into the fitting rooms and remove the security tags before leaving with the items in their purse.

After the two suspects left the store, the employee retrieved the front of the security tags on the floor in the fitting rooms the women left. The backs of the tags were later found in Davis’ pants pocket during a patdown at the jail.

Deputies who were called to the department store searched the suspects and found wire snips in Davis’ purse along with all the merchandise the employee saw the women take.

The value of merchandise was $923. Davis and Robinson were taken to the Columbia County Detention Center.

Bogus emails lead to scam

An Evans woman reported a possible phone scam after a man claimed she could pay off a delinquent loan with iTunes gift cards.

The woman told police she began to receive emails June 3 alerting her to delinquency on a loan. She said the emails were signed “Daniel Thompson, District Attorney.”

The unknown sender stated that the woman owed $700 and that if she did not pay, a warrant would be taken out for her arrest. The sender said the resident would be able to pay off her debt using the gift cards.

The woman then purchased a $200 iTunes gift card and sent “Thompson” the information for the card. She was told two more iTunes payments would satisfy her debt.

The resident then realized the emails weren’t legitimate. “Thompson” emailed her a copy of a warrant for her arrest. That’s when she finally reported the scam to the sheriff’s substation in Evans.

The bogus phone number she was given to contact Thompson with was (916) 358-6164 and the email address used was attorneylawfirm@mail.com.

2 fake buyers
get motorcycle

A man test-riding a motorcycle that was for sale never returned to the seller.

The owner put the motorcycle up for sale on Craigslist, and two men contacted her expressing interest. They went to the owners address in a yellow van with black lettering.

One man told the owner he was leaving to get money, and the other man told her he wanted to test the motorcycle. She followed the man on the motorcycle, in her car to a stop sign on Baldwin Lakes Road and Mural Lake Court.

The customer drove the motorcycle back to her residence. He asked whether he could take it back to the stop sign and back one more time. She agreed, but before she could turn her car around, the man had sped away out of sight on her motorcycle.

Youth spits on woman’s head

A woman called police after a juvenile spit on her head in the 100 block of Commons Drive in Evans.

She told police she walked out of her apartment and noticed saliva and several pieces of torn paper on the ground.

While walking to her car she felt something hit her head. She looked up and saw two juveniles standing on the balcony overhead. One walked down the stairs and the other ran off.

Police spoke to both juveniles and they reportedly admitted to ripping up the paper and spitting off the balcony, though they said they did not mean to spit on the woman’s head.

The woman asked that juvenile complaint forms be filled out and the juveniles were released to their guardians.

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