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Police blotter

Posted: March 22, 2017 - 2:37am

Juvenile facing charges for airsoft gun

A juvenile was arrested after waving an airsoft gun, initially thought to be a real handgun, at a school bus.

Police stated that they received calls of a young male wearing a black jacket that had pointed a handgun at a bus full of students Thursday, according to the incident report.

Upon arrival to the 5400 block of Victoria Falls in Grovetown, police located the male juvenile. Witnesses on the bus told police that when the bus stopped to drop off a student, someone shouted out the window to a boy he knew that was standing in the front yard of the residence. The juvenile then proceeded to wave what appeared to be a black handgun at the bus. The witness told police his friend yelled "he has got a gun!"

The juvenile witness then stated that it was an airsoft gun. The bus driver continued the route and dropped the juevenile off at his residence, who then alerted his parents about the incident.

Police met with the juvenile and his parents at the residence where the juvenile admitted to having the airsoft gun and lead them to its location between the couch cushions.

The juvenile was arrested on charges of terroristic threats and acts and after being processed at the Columbia County Detention Center, was released to his father. The juvenile faced a formal hearing the following day.

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Man reports fraudulent sale

A man called police to report a fraudulent sale after he purchased a bottle of liquor from a Craigslist ad.

Police responded to the 400 block of Sebastian Drive in Grovetown Thursday to reports of theft.

The victim told police that he purchased a bottle of Louis XIII cognac from a Craigslist ad and that once he received the cognac that he noticed the seal was broken and the contents inside were not legitimate.

The victim was unable to make contact with the seller and requested police investigate the incident.

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Shrubbery stolen from properties

Police received two reports of stolen shrubbery at two locations where houses were being constructed.

Police were called to the 900 block of Niagara Falls where the builder told police approximately $200 worth of shrubs that had been planted in front of the new home had been removed.

The man also informed police that even more shrubberies had been stolen during the same time at a second location down the street.

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Man reports bad check, fraud

A man called police after receiving a bad check for thousands of dollars to fraudulently purchase a haydraulic pump.

The victim told police that a man from K.O. Logging and Trucking wrote a check for $3,500 to purchase the pump, but the check did not have sufficient funds in the account, according to the police report.

The man told police two certified letters sent to the business informing them of the bad check were unclaimed and no contact with the company could be made by phone.

 

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