The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
Several bathrooms at Evans High School were reported vandalized on Dec. 13.
The damage, estimated at $2,000, involved graffiti written on the walls of six restrooms with a permanent marker, reports showed.
According to John Padgett, a campus security officer, profane and abusive words were written.
Two other cases - one at Lakeside High on Dec. 8, the other at Blue Ridge Elementary on Dec. 10 - involved someone breaking a window at both schools. The damage was estimated at $300 and $200 respectively.
Trees, shrubs illegally cut
A Martinez woman told police Dec. 12 that someone has continually entered her yard and trimmed her trees and shrubs without permission.
Nancy Whitehead of the 4500 block of Ashbrook Court said the latest incidents occurred on Dec. 5 and 12, records showed. She said several small trees and shrubs were pruned.
Whitehead said the trimming has been occurring for the past year.
Fire station theft
A stereo and miscellaneous compact discs were reported stolen from the Martinez Fire Department's Hardy McManus Road station Dec. 9.
Amy Ruth Burrus, a firefighter for the department, said the stolen items were taken from an unsecured garage used to store fire engines, reports stated.
The case is considered theft by taking.
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office has added a statement to the report of a Dec. 2 incident involving a Martinez woman entering a neighbor's house.
In the addition, Lauren Kitchens of Anneswood Drive said she entered the home of her neighbor, Mark Fowler Robertson, to say that Robertson's dog had grabbed her 4-year-old daughter's shirt through the fence and that she was concerned for her daughter's safety.
Kitchens admitted to entering the house unannounced. But she said she met Robertson in his living room and not in his bedroom, as it was first reported.
Martinez Fire Department activity report for Dec. 2-Dec. 8:
Structure fires, one; natural gas leaks, one; controlled burns, three; carbon monoxide, one; fire alarms, nine; medical calls, 18; rescue calls, seven; investigations, four; public service, three; other, one.
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