The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
Boating fun, but not owners
Walter Harris's boat has been used recently, but not by him. Mr. Harris, of 700 block of Sweet Bay Ct., Evans, went to his boat Tuesday at Evans Best Self Storage on Columbia Industrial Drive only to find a $250 fish finder and the key to his 18-foot Chaparral boat missing.
Mr. Harris believes his boat was used without his permission between Aug. 7 and Tuesday because he found new scratches on the boat estimated at $150, damage to wires running from the fish finder to the boat rear, the inboard motor was in the down position, straps holding the boat to the tailer were tied differently, the boat was parked in a different area of the storage facility lot and the cover was off and stored away.
A Columbia County deputy found Marlboro Light cigarette butts in the boat. Mr. Harris does not smoke.
A Martinez resident said three bottles of liquor are missing from her home.
When Juanita Hardy, 43, of the 4100 block of Allison Road, returned home Wednesday afternoon, she found someone had broken into her home through the back door. The only thing missing were liter-bottles of Crown Royal, Seagrams and Bacardi, and two Crown Royal gift glasses.
Missing lawn equipment
A laborer at H.G. Reynolds Construction came home Wednesday to find some lawn equipment belonging to the company missing.
Troy Allen Jones, 41, of the 5100 block of Columbia Rd., Grovetown, told deputies a lawn mower and weedeater missing from a storage shed outside the home.
According to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office police report, Jones said he would prosecute the thief on burglary and theft by taking charges if an arrest is made.
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