Burglar takes electronic equipment
A Martinez man reported that someone entered his home May 10 and took electronic equipment valued at $250.
Mike Lamar Henson, of the 300 block of Lamplighter Lane, told deputies that sometime between 7 a.m. and 11:30 p.m., the intruder entered the house through a rear door that possibly had been left unlocked.
Henson said the missing items were a 19-inch Magnavox TV valued at $200, an RCA CD player valued at $50 and a blue plastic tub valued at $7.
Vandals strike logging site
Vandals struck a logging site, damaging equipment and taking a fire extinguisher.
The logging site was on a dirt road off Robinson Avenue east of Grovetown.
Robert Lee Gartrell, a driver with Valerie Trucking in Trenton, S.C., reported May 15 that someone damaged a door lock on a Franklin Model 170 skidder and vandalized the interior of the skidder and a Tigercat Model 720 cutter.
He said the vandal also damaged the windshield, sliding window and ignition of a Tigercat Model 230 loader.
There was no estimate of the cost to repair the damage.
A fire extinguisher was missing.
Store employee admits to making fraudulent merchandise cards
A Babies R Us employee admitted to making merchandise cards for more than $450.
Sandra Christine Gray, of the 3200 block of Sterling Ridge Drive in Augusta, told deputies that while she was a cashier at the store she created the fraudulent merchandise cards for her own use.
She said she used receipts that customers turned in for refunds to activate four merchandise cards but never used them.
Gray said she became nervous about using the cards and left them at the store and told her supervisor that a customer inadvertently left them.
The value of the four cards totaled $451.27.
Deputies reported they told Gray of her right to remain silent, but she waived the right and made a voluntary statement.
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