The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
Girl Scout cabin arrest
A homeless man who said he had been using the cabins of a Martinez Girl Scout retreat as a home was arrested Nov. 23 for criminal trespass.
According to a report filed with the sheriff's office, Charles Rubin Hiers, the camp ranger at Camp Tanglewood on Columbia Road, noticed the man walking through the retreat on Nov. 23 and notified police. The man, identified as Glenn Wallace, was questioned and then taken into custody after Hiers told authorities that he wished to press charges, reports showed.
Wallace was taken to the Columbia County Detention Center with his bond set at $1,050.
An Evans man told police on Nov. 25 that someone had demolished his mailbox.
Steve Lee Whaley of the 2500 block of William Few Parkway said that at about 9 p.m. he heard an explosion. When he inspected his front yard, he then realized that the noise had come from his mailbox, which had been destroyed along with his mail, records showed.
The damage was estimated at $350. The case is being investigated for damaging mailboxes and mail and arson in the second degree.
Government property damaged
A county water measuring device was found criminally damaged in Appling on Nov. 24.
According to Paul Alvin Tabor, a construction maintenance worker for the county, the damage occurred sometime between Nov. 22 and 24 at the 5900 block of Lanatte Lane.
The device - a box used to measure dirt runoff from a ditch - had its wires removed and its hose pulled out from the ground, reports stated. The damage was valued at $1,000. The case is considered interference with government property.
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