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Police blotter

Posted: August 16, 2017 - 1:57am

2 injured, 1 charged in incident

Police were called to a Martinez residence last week after a man attacked another man with hedge clippers.

Police contacted the victim at a residence in the 3800 block of Villa Court Tuesday and discovered the man had lacerations to his arms, face and chest, according to the incident report.

The victim told police a man named Kirk Johnson was responsible for the injuries.

Police contacted Johnson at a residence in the 4000 block of Villa Lane and discovered he too had lacerations on his face and arms. Johnson told police the victim attacked him with hedge clippers.

Both men were transported to the hospital for treatment.

Jabour was charged in the case with obstruction of law enforcement and aggravated assault.

 

Police seek 2 accused of shoplifting

Police issued a lookout for two females accused of taking $75 worth of men's underwear and T-shirts from an Evans retailer.

The women are seen on surveillance video Sunday evening at Marshall's on Washington Road concealing the merchandise inside a purse before exiting the store, according to the report. The two females got into a white Nissan Maxima and lef the area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Joe Baker at the Columbia County Sheriff's Office's criminal investigations division at (706) 541-8441.

Goodwill accuses employee of stealing

A Goodwill employee was discovered to have taken over $4,000 after an audit was conducted at a Martinez thrift store.

A loss-prevention employee told police Felicia Walton stole approximately $4,445 in store funds through a series of fraudulent merchandise returns and voids since March, according to the incident report.

The fraud was discovered during an audit and when an attempt was made to question Walton, she left the store.

 

Man to press charges for faulty check

A local boat owner plans to press charges against a woman who purchased a boat for more than $32,000 with a check that was later found to have insufficient funds.

The victim told police Rene Satterwhite purchased a boat, motor and trailer in July for $32,418, and paid for the items with a check.

The victim said several attempts to contact Satterwhite via email, telephone and certified letter were made, but were not successful.

2 thefts at car dealership

A Martinez car dealership recently fell victim to two separate incidents of theft after subjects used fake pay stubs to take out loans to purchase the vehicles.

Employees at Milton Ruben Toyota on Washington Road told police Shalanda Tucker supplied a pay stub, which is required to receive a loan, to purchase a car, according to the incident report.

Tucker put $500 down on the vehicle at the time of the purchase and was preapproved for the loan.

After the vehicle was released to Tucker, the dealership told police they received word the pay stub was forged.

Tucker refused to return the vehicle, but the dealership was able to locate the vehicle at Tucker's place of employment and repossess it.

The dealership told police they wanted to press charges against Tucker.

A similar incident occurred when Hawes also presented a fake pay stub in order to be approved for a loan.

The dealership has been unsuccessful in contacting Hawes, whom they said has not paid any money towards the car, which has not been recovered. Police listed the car as stolen.

 

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