The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Stolen barbecue attempted
A man attempted to walk out of a grocery store recently with $154 of barbecue supplies and food.
The man loaded a cart inside the Kroger on Columbia Road with five pounds of crab legs, five pounds of shrimp, two cases of beer and a bag of charcoal before wheeling the cart out of the store, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
When the manager approached the man outside and asked for a receipt, the man fled on foot.
Golf memorabilia stolen
Golf-related memorabilia was stolen from a Martinez residence recently.
An 18-by-30-inch display of Masters Tournament winners in a wooden frame and a wooden rack holding about 40 collectible golf balls was taken from Susan Elaine Gauthier's residence in the 3100 block of Bobcat Court, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report. The missing collectibles are valued at more than $100.
The thief apparently entered the house through the back porch, according to the report, but neighbors said they saw nothing suspicious.
Bear bank missing
A plastic bear bank filled with money was the only item taken from a Harlem residence during a recent burglary.
When Virginia Laura Backer returned to her home in the 1300 block of Freeman Harris Road from work, she found a plastic bear-shaped bank missing, according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office report. The bank was filled with various coins and $1 bills she was saving for her son.
Car parts stolen from vehicle for sale
Several items recently were taken off a truck parked with several other vehicles up for sale at the 4400 block of Columbia Road.
An anonymous caller reported a suspicious person around the vehicles. A Columbia County Sheriff's Office deputy arrived to find the person had entered the 1987 GMC Sierra truck through the sliding back glass window.
Truck owner Clinton James Wilkie, of Shadow Oak Drive in Evans, said a Hearst T-handle gear shift knob, 12-volt car battery and vehicle air cleaner with a chrome top were missing and several wires and hoses had been damaged.
The burglar left behind a pair of yellow-handled wire cutters and a blue Shepard's Golf Club shirt, which the deputy took as evidence.
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