The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
Burglary loss estimated at $5,500
A Martinez man reported someone took golf clubs, a laptop computer and DVD movies with a total value of about $5,500.
David Robinson, a resident of the 3000 block of Otter Court, Martinez, told deputies March 26 that someone took the items sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. that day while he and his roommate were not at home.
Robinson reported someone took his Gateway laptop computer valued at $2,500 and about 50 DVD movies valued at $1,000.
He also said his roommate, Michael Williamson, lost Titleist golf clubs valued at $2,000 in the burglary.
Robinson said the burglar entered the home through a sliding glass door at the rear of the house. He said the door was locked at the time.
Notary seal reported stolen
A Grovetown woman told deputies March 26 that someone took a notary seal valued at $48 from her home.
Doris A. Jenkins, of the 100 block of Langston Drive, Grovetown, said the notary seal was in a locked box in her home when it was taken.
She said there was no sign of forced entry and she does not have anyone else in the home on a regular basis.
Wench taken from truck
A Martinez business reported a wench was taken from the back of a wrecker.
Bennett Parish Jr. told deputies March 25 that someone took a 9,000-pound hydraulic wench from the back of a white 2000 Isuzu wrecker at Parish Automotive in the 4000 block of Washington Road. It was taken sometime between 3 p.m. March 21 and 10:30 a.m. March 25.
Parish said the wench had been bolted to the bed of the wrecker.
Arrests made in burglary
Two men were arrested early Friday in connection with the burglary of a gun shop on Washington Road, a Columbia County Sheriff's Office spokesman said.
Capt. Steve Morris said Robert Eastman, 19, of the 300 block of Myrtle Drive in Augusta and Trimaine Thompkins, 20, of the 200 block of Stonegate Apartments in Augusta, were arrested about 1 a.m. Friday and are being held in the Richmond County jail on charges of receiving stolen property.
Capt. Morris said Columbia County has filed charges of burglary, possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime and criminal damage to property against the two men. He said police are searching for a third suspect.
Capt. Morris said police recovered three of the 16 stolen guns at the Myrtle Drive address. Four other guns were recovered Thursday afternoon after Richmond County deputies chased two men who were seen firing a .22-caliber pistol at a tree behind Copeland Elementary School on Jackson Road. Deputies chased the men but lost them in the Stonegate Apartments.
The American Sportsman on Washington Road was burglarized about 4:15 a.m. Thursday when someone broke into the store through the front door and stole 16 guns, Capt. Morris said.
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