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Police blotter

Posted: April 16, 2017 - 2:23am

Train kills man in Martinez

A Columbia County man died Monday after being struck by a train in Martinez.

Jairo H. Lopez was walking along a train track about 10 p.m. Monday when he was struck near Baston Road and Martinez Boulevard. According to Columbia County Deputy Coroner Harriett Garrison, Lopez was transported to Augusta University Medical Center and was pronounced dead at 11:57 p.m.

Lopez, 39, died from internal bleeding due to a liver laceration, Garrison confirmed.

 

Tools stolen at Grovetown site

A man reported the theft of thousands of dollars worth of construction equipment from a Grovetown jobsite.

The victim stated that a driveway to the property was left secured by a metal gate with a padlock, which was left secured.

The victim told police that the padlock on a trailer inside the locked gate had been compromised with bolt cutters and more than $5,000 worth of tools had been stolen. The heavy tools, including generators and compressors were removed from the property past the locked gate at the locked entrance.

 

Cash reported stolen at bank

Police are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars from a safe deposit box at a Martinez bank.

The victim called police after discovering $3,500 had been removed by unknown means from a Wells Fargo safe deposit box.

The victim reported that the theft could have occurred as far back as Feb. 10, but was not reported until Monday. The victim told police that he and his daughter are the only two who had access to the deposit box. Upon questioning by police, the victim's daughter stated she had not been in the deposit box.

According to the incident report, the bank's investigation into the missing money was closed after no discrepancies were discovered in the case of the missing money.

The victim stated that he intends to pursue charges should a suspect be identified.

 

Craigslist scam costs man $1,000

A man was scammed out of $1,000 for what he thought was a new camera off of Craigslist.

The victim told police that he saw a Canon 5D Mark III DSLR camera on Craigslist and inquired about purchasing it.

The victim said he was contacted by a Brian Webb and instructed to go to an Amazon link - amazon.safecheckouts.com/check-transaction.html - to send the funds for the camera.

Webb then told the victim to purchase two $500 gift cards and input the card information at the website where it said "Pay Now."
The victim said he received a confirmation number but never received the camera.

The victim contacted Amazon and was told it was a fraudulent website.

 

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