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Police blotter

Posted: October 18, 2017 - 1:09am

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

 

Man charged with giving false information

A wanted burglary suspect was apprehended at a Harlem residence after providing police with false information.

Police arrived in the 400 block of Lou Lane last week in an attempt to locate a possibly wanted subject out of Florida, according to the incident report.

Upon arrival, police located a white male inside the residence who identified himself as Eddie Leewith with a date of birth of Oct. 3, 1984. The subject was later identified as Edward Lee Leavitt with an Oct. 3, 1983 birth date. Leavitt had an outstanding warrant for burglary in Florida.

When police attempted to arrest Leavitt, a fight ensued before police were able to put Leavitt in handcuffs, according to the report. Leavitt was charged with felony obstruction, giving a false name and date of birth and was transported to the Columbia County Detention Center.

Woman charged with felony theft

An employee at an Evans business admitted to stealing thousands of dollars from registers.

A loss prevention employee at Target called police after it was discovered that employee India Wells stole more than $2,000 from registers in 11 different incidents over the course of the last month, according to the incident report.

Surveillance videos were obtained showing Wells take cash from the register and conceal in on her person, multiple times. The thefts and the total amount of cash stolen was $2,636, to which Wells admitted to taking.

Wells told police that she did take cash from "under the register" where the big bills were stored but that she could not remember exactly how much money she stole.

Wells was transported to the Columbia County Detention Center and charged with felony theft by taking.

Juvenile arrested after dispute

A juvenile was arrested after attempting to get into her sister's bedroom with a knife by using a brick to bang on the door.

Police were called to the 400 block of Pheasant Run Drive in Evans to reports of a domestic dispute, according to the incident report. Police were told the juvenile was banging on the bedroom door and was in possession of a knife, threatening to kill her older sister.

Upon arrival, police discovered the juvenile in the kitchen holding two bricks and a knife. After several commands from police to drop the bricks and the knife, the juvenile was placed in handcuffs.

Police transported the juvenile to the Regional Youth Detention Center in Sandersville, on charges of terroristic threats and acts.

Woman reports missing items

A woman accused an eviction company of stealing after several items came up missing after being placed outside of the residence.

Police were called to the 3600 block of Locks Hill in Martinez, where the resident was being evicted, according to the incident report.

The victim told police she did not see the employees take the missing items, and does not know if the items were hidden inside the residence to be picked up later, according to the report.

Police contacted the owner of the eviction company who said none of his employees took any of the victim's items.

The victim said she would prosecute if the employees were found to have taken the items.

Woman reports stalking

A woman called police in reference to stalking after her ex-husband delivered a package to her place of employment.

The victim told police her boss received a multiple page letter, filled with accusations that she was having a relationship with a coworker, according to the incident report. The envelope also contained an audio recording of the ex-husband asking questions with the man the victim was accused of having a relationship with. Multiple calendars were also inside the envelope with times and locations listed when phone calls were made from the past several months.

The victim told police she had a protective order against the man and wishes to prosecute.

Man reports theft from home
A man called police to document possible theft of laundry detergent from his home.

Police were called to the 300 block of Park Way Drive in Martinez. The victim told police his sister came to the residence to gather items to sell to pay for attorneys fees, according to the incident report.

The victim said his sister was looking for their mother's death certificate and accused him of hiding it. The sister then left the house without the certificate.

Later, the victim told police, he noticed his laundry detergent was missing, and while he did not see her take it, he was certain she took it because nobody else was in the house.

The victim said he did not want to press charges, that he only wanted to document the incident.

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