The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
An Evans woman told police Jan. 12 that someone called her home and claimed to be a police officer.
Nancy Jones Riddle of the 1200 block of Hardy Pointe Drive said the caller had a male voice and said he was a Columbia County sheriff's deputy inquiring about a check she had written, reports showed.
Riddle said the man gave her a false account number and hung up when she pointed out the fact. Police used a call-back function and determined the number belonged to a residence in Kingsland, Ga.
According to reports, the man at the residence said a Camden County deputy had been at his house. A Columbia County deputy called Camden County Sheriff's Department and was told that no one had been at the residence..
Fords spray painted
Several white Ford Explorers and trucks were spray-painted with black paint between Jan. 12-14 at Fairway Ford in Evans.
Sammie Lee Jones, a sales manager for the Washington Road business, said he arrived for work and noticed the damage, which was estimated at a cost of $4,000 and included four vehicles, reports showed.
Jones said the nature of the words sprayed onto the automobiles suggested the acts might have been committed by a disgruntled Ford customer or employee, department records stated.
Pool cue assault
An Appling man reported being hit on the head with a pool cue and robbed at an Appling bar Jan. 11.
Dale Parks said he was playing a dice game at The Pine Club on Cobbham Road just before the incident occurred. A witness said Parks was walking out of the bar when he was hit and knocked unconscious. Parks later noticed he was missing $5. The case is considered aggravated assault and robbery.
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