The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
Woman scares off would-be intruders
A Martinez woman caused two would-be intruders to flee after she found them trying to enter her home.
Takako Johnson of the 400 block of Merrymont Drive in Martinez, said that she was at home about 5 p.m. May 2 when she saw two white teen-age males using a screwdriver to try to pry open a sliding glass door at the rear of her home.
When the teens saw her, they fled, she said.
The only descriptions she gave deputies was that one of the boys was fat and the other was skinny.
Golf clubs missing after Masters week
A Martinez man who rented his home to a corporation during Masters week discovered recently that his golf clubs were missing.
Leonard M. Tuggle Jr. said May 1 that he discovered his Callaway golf clubs were missing April 29.
He said he called the corporation which rented his house to ask who had stayed there and whether they knew the whereabouts of his clubs. He said he got no results from the call.
The clubs were valued at $2,600.
Stoves stolen from unoccupied houses
Three stoves were taken from new, unoccupied houses on Spalding Court in Martinez sometime during the night of April 30-May 1.
Ronald R. Emory said May 1 he recently purchased a new house in the 700 block of Spalding Court. Sometime between 8 p.m. on April 30 and 7 a.m. on May 1, someone entered his house through a rear window and took a Whirlpool stove valued at $700.
On the same day, Steven Gary Smithson, a representative of Jutco Construction Co., said someone kicked in a door at a second, unsold house in the same block and took two Whirlpool stoves with a combined value of about $1,200. He said the intruders did about $420 damage to the door.
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