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Police blotter

Posted: March 29, 2017 - 1:57am

The following accounts are taken from reports by the Colum­bia County Sheriff's Office:

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Man reports trespassing at gravesite

Police were called to investigate trespassing reports at a historic Martinez cemetery.

The victim called police Thursday to the Peter Crawford gravesite and the victim's front yard in the 100 block of Maple Creek Drive, according to the incident report.

The victim reported signs that an excavator had pushed dirt and mulch from a path and signs of tampering with the rock wall that surrounds the graves. He said large stones were stolen from the entrance of the site, which belongs to the Historical Society and has been preserved since 1835.

The victim stated he planned to install surveillance devices.

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Driver throws punch after man tosses ball

A man called police after he was punched in the face for throwing a basketball at a car he thought was going to hit his dog.

The victim told police that a man driving a Toyota Camry approached his residence in the 300 block of Westmont Drive in Martinez on Friday. The victim said that he was afraid the car was going to hit his dog, so he threw the basketball into the vehicle's path.

The driver stopped the car and got out, then hit the victim with his fist, causing a split lip and a black eye.

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Cars broken into at park

Police received multiple reports of car break-ins at Patriots Park over the weekend.

Several witnesses said they saw a suspicious heavy-set white male carrying a backpack and smoking a cigarette while standing among trees on a path.

The victims said that they parked their cars to attend a soccer game at the park and returned to find their windows broken and their purses and wallets stolen.

 

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