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Police blotter

Posted: April 5, 2017 - 1:12am

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

 

Stolen vehicle damages items

A man was arrested after causing damage to property at Club Car with a stolen vehicle.

Police say James Sampson reportedly struck objects with a stolen Toyota Tundra.

Sampson had driven with the victim, whose vehicle was stolen, to the Verizon Wireless store on Washington Road to purchase a new cellphone.

When the victim was inside the store, Sampson remained inside the vehicle, which was left running.

The victim told police that for unknown reasons Sampson got into the driver's side and drove away.

Minutes later, police received a call from Club Car that the vehicle was on its property and had struck various objects in the parking lot. The call came minutes before the initial victim reported his car stolen.

Sampson was arrested at Club Car and booked into the Columbia County Detention Center on charges of theft by taking.

 

Site equipment vandalized

A construction company called police after discovering vandalized equipment at its construction site.

Police responded to William Smith Boulevard and Tanner Oaks Drive in Evans for damaged property Friday, according to the incident report.

An employee of Prather Construction Company told police that everybody left the job site at 4 p.m. and arrived the next morning by 8 a.m. to discover damage to three construction vehicles.

All three vehicles had their windows busted out. One vehicle had a rock inside the cab and another had been wrapped in tar tape.

Another man told police he'd seen 12 teens in the area around 6 p.m. and that several of them left in a gray four-door car and the others ran in different directions, after they heard a loud bang.

Another man told police that he had witnessed about nine juveniles that looked to range in age from 13 to 19 walking down William Smith Boulevard toward the traffic circle.

 

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