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Police blotter

Posted: February 26, 2017 - 12:58am

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

 

Meth, pills found in I-20 stop

Police confiscated more than 80 grams of methamphetamine and other drugs during a traffic stop on Interstate 20 in Martinez.

Fernando Betancuort and Monica Lynn Brickle were found in possession of approximately 88 grams of meth. Brickle was found in possession of 8.3 grams of meth, eight oxycodone pills and 15 alprazolam pills, police said.

Both were charged wtih trafficking in methamphetamine, and Brickle was also charged wtih possession of schedule II and IV drugs. Both were transported to the Columbia County Detention Center.

 

3 abort Kohl's shoplifting try

A woman and two juveniles were caught attempting to steal more than $3,000 worth of merchandise from an Evans business.

Chaqueria Tillman was seen by the Kohl's loss prevention manager enter the boys fitting room and exit with two large duffel bags full of merchandise, according to the incident report. Tillman was with two other female juveniles, according to the incident report. The three continued to walk around the store before leaving the merchandise near the back of the store and then exiting. The merchandise that was hidden in the duffel bags totaled approximately $1,068, and the merchandise still in the carts they were pushing around totaled up to $2,064. The three then left the store empty-handed, and Kohl's said it did not wish to prosecute.

 

Man flashes badge in check fraud

A Wal-Mart employee contacted police after an unknown man impersonated an officer to use a fraudulent check to purchase items at the store.

A fraudulent check was discovered totaling $1,000. The cashier who accepted the check told police that the man bought several items and then presented a pre-typed check, according to the incident report. The employee said the man flashed his badge and told him that the check was good. The cashier did not ask for identification because he believed the man to be an officer.

The subject requested that $500 be loaded onto a card and another $200 be loaded onto a gift card. The rest was requested to be received back in cash.

The employee was since terminated.

 

2 accused of not paying bill

Three men attempted to dine and dash, but ended up returning to pay, at an Evans restaurant.

Police responded to Applebee's on North Belair Road in Evans on Wednesday after three men reportedly left the restaurant after failing to pay for their food and drinks.

Two of the men left after they were done eating. One of the men paid for his portion of the meal, but did not have enough to cover the other two.

Police made contact with the men, who agreed to return to pay for their meal in lieu of prosectuion. One of the men returned to pay the full balance.

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