The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
Woman reports intruder damages her shrubs
A Martinez woman has reported that an intruder has twice damaged her flowers and shrubs.
Nancy Turner Whitehead, of the 4500 block of Ashbrook Court, reported April 27 that someone had cut leaves off a ligustrum tree in her front yard and sprayed poison on rose and azalea bushes, pansies and a second ligustrum.
She said the intruder was entering her yard through a line of shrubs, which enables the intruder to avoid a surveillance system.
On April 30, Ms. Whitehead reported that someone had sprayed poison on flowers around her mailbox, on rose of sharons in pots on her deck, and had cut limbs off a crepe myrtle.
She said her surveillance system had not detected anything unusual, possibly because the intruder had worn camouflage clothing.
Thief strikes business
A thief took $127 from a file draw in a Martinez business on April 29.
Glen Alan Bailey, the owner of Bailey's Custom Glass in the 3800 block of Commercial Court, reported the money had been left in a file drawer for an employee who was the drop by the office that day.
He said all the employees had left work by 5 p.m. that day and a key was left under the door mat so the employee could get his money.
About 20 minutes later, the money was missing.
Martinez man reports three guns stolen
A Martinez man reported April 27 that someone took three guns from his vehicle.
Richard Edward Baker, of the 4100 block of Melrose Drive in Martinez, said his keys had been taken from his 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe on April 17.
Sometime between 9:30 p.m. April 24 and 8 a.m. April 25, someone unlocked his vehicle and took three guns.
They were a nickel-plated Davis .380-caliber pistol, a black .22-caliber revolver and a black Jennings .25-caliber pistol.
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