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Police blotter

Man charged in spa incident

Posted: June 18, 2016 - 11:12pm  |  Updated: June 18, 2016 - 11:43pm

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

 

Man charged in spa incident

A College Park man was transferred to Columbia County as a suspect in the incident at Kings Health Spa in May.

Damione Aaron Evans, 39, was arrested by Fulton County authorities and was booked into the Columbia County Detention Center at 6:07 p.m. Wednesday.

According to Columbia County sheriff’s Maj. Steve Morris, investigators went to Fulton County to speak with Evans’ mother after locating the potential suspect through phone records and social media.

Morris said the investigators were unable to locate Evans, but that he soon turned himself in.

On May 22, deputies responded to King’s Spa in the 300 block of South Belair Road, where Evans allegedly robbed the business and raped at least one employee, according to previous reports.

Evans is charged with rape and aggravated battery in the Columbia County case and according to Morris, Evans has no known criminal history.

 

Father arrested, child left in car

A man left his young child in a running vehicle alone for nearly 40 minutes while he attempted to shoplift from a Martinez business Tuesday.

According to the incident report, deputies responded to Wal-Mart around 6 p.m. in reference to a shoplifting and welfare check.

The child was reportedly found asleep on the backseat of a Hyundai Tucson that was left unlocked and running with the air conditioning on.

Meanwhile inside the store, a loss prevention employee had detained the child’s father, Benjamin Mulder, after he attempted to leave the store with a 24” computer monitor and other items into a Wal-Mart bag.

Mulder admitted to taking the items, according to the report, as well as leaving the child inside the vehicle. Mulder told police he was “only supposed to be gone for a few minutes to return some items.”

A family friend was called to the scene to retrieve the child and Mulder was booked into the Columbia County Detention Center on charges of larceny-theft by shoplifting and reckless conduct.

 

Signs stolen from business

A man reported two large metal signs stolen off of a Martinez business cost more than $10,000 in damages.

Deputies responded to the Sherwin Williams commercial warehouse on Flowing Wells road in response to the theft.

A man told deputies that he noticed the large metal signs were missing when he returned to the warehouse Monday.

He told police the sign was taken off the side of the building with the torn canvas remaining against the building. A second sign on the other side of the building was also missing.

The man stated the damages would cost between $10,000-$20,000 to repair.

 

Woman’s phone reported missing

A woman reported her cellphone stolen after sending it through the X-ray machine at the Columbia County Courthouse.

The victim told police Monday she put her cellphone in the tray to go through the machine as instructed before placing her motorcycle helmet on a shelf nearby.

When the victim returned to the conveyer belt to collect her things her cellphone was missing.

According to the incident report an officer on duty reviewed the cameras but was unable to determine who could have picked it up.

The report added that there was a lot of traffic at that time.

 

Police look into Facebook post

A woman claims she made a Facebook post threatening to put her dogs down if nobody took them in an effort to draw attention to them.

According to an incident report an anonymous tip alerted police to the post explaining that the woman said she had too many dogs and had tried to give them away but couldn’t find anyone to take them.

Deputies responded to the woman’s residence and found several dogs that appeared to be fine inside the residence and in a fence outside the residence, but nobody answered the door.

Deputies eventually made contact with the woman who stated she had no intention of harming or putting her dogs down and that she was just trying to draw attention to them hoping someone would take them.

She told police she understood the laws regarding animal cruelty and would never intentionally hurt her dogs.

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