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Police blotter

Posted: April 12, 2017 - 8:11pm

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

 

Police inquiry leads woman to change mind

A woman who claimed an unknown person cashed a check with her name on it without her knowledge rescinded her report after an investigation.

Police said Shaketa Anderson said someone cashed a check in her name for $500 while she was at work.

The bank was able to review surveillance video of the date and time the check was cashed and were able to match the signature on the cashed check with the signature Anderson used to open her account at the bank.

After further investigation, Anderson no longer wished to file a report.

 

Man just can't stay away from Taco Bell

A man was arrested for public drunkeness after returning to a Martinez restaurant after he was told not to.

Police were called to Taco Bell on South Belair Road around 10:30 p.m., after Henry Jones, 54, returned. Management had asked him to leave earlier in the day because he was intoxicated and making other customers uncomfortable. Upon Jones' return, police were notified. Officers stated Jones had a strong smell of alcohol on his breath and could barely walk or stand without assistance.

Jones has been warned on multiple occasions about being drunk in public and bothering others. He was given a breathalizer test, which returned a reading of 0.250.

Jones was arrested for public drunkeness and transported to the Columbia County Detention Center.

 

Women take $500 in items from Goodwill

Two women were arrested after reportedly being caught stealing from a Goodwill store.

Tina Giddens and Catherine Porter were seen outside the Goodwill Emporium on Washington Road in Martinez on Saturday, with a silver Ford Mustang in the parking lot with the trunk open.

The deputy who observed the two women conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, and Giddens and Porter admitted to taking items from the store. The store's loss prevention employee was called to the scene and told police the stolen items were valued at nearly $500.

Giddens and Porter were arrested on theft by taking. Porter was also charged with driving on a suspended license.

 

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