The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
Computer crime reported
A Martinez man told police Nov. 17 that someone illegally used his identity on the computer to subscribe him to several newspapers and magazines.
Michael James Backham said that the incident first began on Nov. 5., reports showed. He also said that his house and car had been listed in the I Wanta magazine, according to department reports. The case is considered computer crimes, misrepresenting the origin of ownership of a date transmission.
A 7-week-old puppy was reported stolen from a Martinez business on Nov. 16.
William Bailey, co-owner of Connie's Happy Tails on Shaw Street, said someone took a puppy owned by Allen Jeanette of Evans between 4 and 4:15 p.m., records showed.
The dog had been placed on a wooden fenced-in porch, which was inside a larger yard secured by a chain link fence, Bailey said.
Police searched the area for the dog, but it was not found.
A Martinez man had $2,000 in cash stolen from his house on Nov. 18.
The burglary, which occurred at the 400 block of Windtree Place, was discovered by the homeowner's daughter, Lori Ann Patterson, records showed.
Patterson, who was checking on the house for her father, Eugene Edwin Wade, said someone had entered the house through a back door. She said a kitchen desk drawer and upstairs bedroom furniture drawer was open.
Martinez Fire Department activity report for Nov. 11-17:
Structure fires, three; woods fire, five; grass fire, one; vehicle fires, two; fire alarms, four; medical calls, 21; rescue calls, five; investigations, four; public service, one; other, one.
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