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Police blotter

School reports burglary

Posted: October 12, 2016 - 12:04am

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

School reports burglary

A local school lost hundreds of dollars worth of meat and suffered other damage after a breaker box was turned off during a burglary over the weekend.

An employee at Augusta Christian School called police after discovering evidence of a burglary at the school’s concession stand.

The employee told police the exterior door was unlocked but closed, and when she entered, she said the interior door was standing open. Once inside, the employee discovered the lock had been broken off of a drink refrigerator, from which several drinks and candies had been taken.

The employee told police she was certain the interior door had been locked and was unsure how someone could have gotten through the door. Police reported no signs of forced entry.

The employee also reported that a breaker box had been turned off during the burglary causing approximately $300 worth of meat inside another refrigerator in the concession stand to spoil.

Woman sought by police

A woman is wanted for being accused of returning merchandise she did not purchase at an Evans business.

Police identified Gladys Campbell as the woman seen on video surveillance exchanging two pairs of snake boots totalling more than $500 at Academy Sports without purchasing them first.

According to the incident report, an employee alerted managers at the sporting goods store when Campbell made the suspicious exchange and received a return of $539.98 that was credited to a gift card.

After reviewing surveillance video, Campbell was seen entering the store and picked up two shoeboxes with two pairs of Chippewa Briar snake boots inside and takes them to the register where she then asked for a return on the two pairs of boots.

According to the report, Campbell was identified by the license plate on a white Chevrolet Silverado she was seen getting into on surveillance, after receiving the return. After a search on Facebook, police were able to identify Campbell as the female seen making the refund.

Woman discovers tracker

An Evans woman discovered a tracking device on her vehicle after having it serviced.

According to the incident report, the woman took her vehicle to a Ford dealership and was getting her vehicle serviced when an employee at the dealership informed her about a suspicious box on the undercarriage of her vehicle.

The woman told police the small black box was attached to her car with a magnet. Police reported the black device also had buttons and was flashing.

Man deflates woman’s tire

A Martinez woman called police after an unknown man deflated her tire following a verbal altercation at an ATM.

According to the incident report, the woman said she was waiting in line to use the machine at the SRP bank on Davis Road. She stated she asked the man why he was taking so long. The man became upset and intentionally began moving slower to keep the woman from being able to use the machine.

The woman stated that after a couple of minutes the man said “I know what I’ll do,” and then walked away.

While the woman was using the machine she heard a hissing sound. When she turned around, the woman said she and saw that the man had removed the valve stem from her back tire and it was deflated.

The woman then called police and said she would prosecute if the man’s identity was discovered.

Juvenile steals vehicle

A juvenile was arrested after stealing a vehicle before losing control and crashing it.

According to the incident report, an 89-year-old man called police after he realized his truck was missing.

An investigation Sunday revealed that the man’s great-great granddaughter had taken the vehicle without permission. While driving the Chevrolet Silverado, the juvenile lost control and crashed the truck into a building in the 4500 block of Columbia Road.

The victim pressed charges and the juvenile was processed at the juvenile Columbia County Detention Center before being transported to the Sandersville Youth Detention Center.

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