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Police blotter

Posted: December 26, 2017 - 3:17pm

Woman took money at Wal-Mart

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is looking for a woman who took money another customer accidentally left at a self-checkout register.

A customer left $60 at a register at the Wal-Mart at 260 Bobby Jones Expressway. The next woman at the register pocketed the money without attempting to locate the owner, according to a news release.

The woman in the pictures is wanted for theft of lost/mislaid property. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Investigator Craig Cirillo of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office at (706) 541-3974.

Motorcycle operator killed in crash

A Grovetown man was killed Thursday night when he was struck by a vehicle while driving his motorcycle.

According to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Joshua-David Wade Ramirez, 22, of Sassafrass Lane was struck by a 2009 Ford Edge driven by Dianne Bragg Clark, 68, of Blythe.

Clark was attempting to make a left turn into Bojangles just after 8 p.m. when she failed to see the 2009 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle driven by Ramirez, the sheriff's office said in a news release.

Ramirez was ejected from his motorcycle. He was taken to Doctors Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:45 p.m.

Clark was taken to Doctors Hospital after complaining of an injury. She was charged with vehicular homicide second degree and failure to yield while turning left, the sheriff's office said.

Clark is being held on $2,700 bond.

Woman arrest outside Wal-Mart

A woman was arrested on charges of attempted theft at an Evans business.

Loss prevention employees from Wal-Mart called police last week when a woman, later identified as Kimberly Green, was observed attempting to push a cart full of merchandise out of the store without paying, according to the incident report.

The employee spoke with Green before she attempted to leave the scene in her vehicle.

Police stopped a vehicle with the license plate provided by the loss prevention employee as Green was attempting to leave the parking lot.

When police activated blue lights, Green fled. When she was apprehended, Green provided a false name and date of birth to police.

Green was booked into the Columbia County Detention Center under the false name of Patience Phillips, until her true identity was discovered.

The total value of the merchandise Green attempted to take was more than $1,000.

Green was additionally charged with providing false information to police in addition to the fleeing and theft charges.

 

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