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Police blotter

Posted: January 2, 2018 - 5:40pm

Skip-scanner arrested

A woman was arrested after attempting to steal merchandise from an Evans Walmart by scanning every other item at the self-checkout.

A loss prevention employee observed Alanna Kelley at a checkout station "skip scanning" merchandise, ringing up some of her items, but not others. The total amount Kelley did not scan was $242.21, according to the incident report.

The items included food, women's clothing and household goods.

Kelley reportedly did not have an explanation for the unpaid items in the cart after loss prevention employees asked her to verify her purchase.

Kelley was transported to the Columbia County Detention Center on a shoplifting charge.

Christmas decorations stolen

Police receive multiple reports of stolen Christmas decorations.

According to three separate reports, a wreath, a projector and items from a church nativity scene were all reported stolen at various locations throughout the county last week in separate, unrelated incidents.

At Harry's Saw Shop in Martinez, a man was seen on surveillance video taking a Christmas wreath off the front door of the business.

In a separate incident, The Sanctuary church also called police when figurines from the church's nativity scene were stolen. The baby Jesus and a lamb statue were removed from the church's property by an unknown subject.

According to the report, the theft occurred on the side of the church located on Cox Road and no surveillance footage of the area was available.

A separate report was also filed at an Evans residence where a homeowner reported a Christmas light projector was stolen out of their front yard.

All three victims are willing to prosecute should a suspect be named.

Man can't outrun police

A man told police he ran from them because he had a warrant out for his arrest for a probation violation.

According to reports, police responded to the 7100 block of Postell Drive in Appling Christmas Day to reports of a residential alarm sounding when the homeowner was out of town.

Upon arrival, police located a man, later identified as Joshua King, exiting the woods nearby with a flashlight.

When deputies questioned King about his presence at such a late hour, King said he was looking for his dog. Police said King appeared visibly nervous and attempted to walk away from the deputy multiple times while he explained why he was speaking to him.

After several attempts to get King to produce identification and to stop walking away, King fled on foot.

Deputies were able to catch up to King, who continued to struggle. Police engaged pepper spray on King in order to detain him.

A search later revealed King had a warrant out for his arrest for a probation violation and was transported to the Columbia County Detention Center on additional charges of misdemeanor willful obstruction of law enforcement.

Son takes car, debit card

A woman called police after she said her son stole her vehicle and debit card when he was asked to go pick up a prescription for her.

Police were called to the 100 block of Hickory Drive last week in reference to a motor vehicle theft.

The victim told police she gave her keys and her debit card to her son because she needed him to pick up a prescription. The victim stated that her son returned with the medicine but refused to return her keys and her debit card.

The victim said her son left in the vehicle. She said she plans to close the account, and the vehicle was listed as stolen.

The victim was unable to tell police her son's whereabouts or how to contact him.

Woman arrested for disorderly conduct

A woman was arrested for disorderly conduct after becoming irate and uncooperative with authorities.

Police were called to the 4400 block of Cape Cod Drive in Evans on reports of disorderly conduct, according to the incident report.

The victim told police he and his girlfriend, later identified as Courtney Gentry, left a party and were headed back to their hotel room, when the pair began to argue about their relationship.

The victim then decided to take Gentry to her mother's house. When the victim attempted to leave the residence, Gentry reportedly pulled the keys out of the ignition and attempted to jump out of the vehicle and was agitated and screaming and yelling.

Gentry was detained when police arrived on scene due to her being uncooperative. Gentry continued to be disruptive in the patrol vehicle, yelling and screaming and hitting the windows.

Gentry was transported to the Columbia County Detention Center on a disorderly conduct charge.

 

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