The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
Burglar foils motion detector
A Martinez woman said a burglar foiled a motion detection device and took several items from her home.
Melissa Ann Buzzell, of 366 Candlestick Way, reported May 8 that someone entered her home between 6 p.m. and 12:40 a.m., May 7-8 while she and her husband were away.
The intruder directed a motion detector upward, away from the ground, so that it would not detect any movement. The intruder then pried open a rear door and took a Sony Playstation II valued at $400, a Sony DVD five disc changer with six speakers valued at $567.50, $225 in cash and jewelry with an unknown value.
Burglar takes guns, steaks, liquor
A Grovetown resident reported that someone took two handguns, steaks, and liquor from his home May 8.
Lester Eugene Dorsey, of the 1200 block of Old Louisville Road, told deputies that someone forced open a door in the garage to the home between noon and 2 p.m. to gain entry.
Deputies found two shoe prints that they believe belong to the intruder.
Dorsey said the intruder took a .38-caliber Smith and Wesson handgun, a .32-caliber handgun, 20 pounds of steak, four pounds of chicken, a one-litre bottle of brandy, a half gallon of Absolut vodka and one litre of red wine.
Car stolen from parking lot
A Grovetown man reported his car was stolen while shopping May 8.
Thomas Richard James, of the 100 block of Four Avenue, Grovetown, told deputies that he parked his yellow 1994 Mitsubishi Mirage in the Wal-mart parking lot in the 200 Bobby Jones Expressway, Martinez, and left the keys in the car and the windows down.
He said the car was gone when he returned.
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