The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Rash of tool thefts in Columbia County
Several Columbia County residences were burglarized last week by a tool thief.
William Clinton Jones Jr., 57, reported someone entered his locked home and utility building at 4090 Amherst Way, Evans, and took a stereo receiver, Skilsaw and two drills valued at more than $1,000, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report.
More than $175 worth of hand tools was taken from under the carport shed of Maxine Odom Maddox, 6230 Macks Lane, Harlem.
Ronnie Cumpton, 42, of 201 Sussex Court, Evans, reported that someone entered his unlocked garage and took two toolboxes containing assorted hand tools including high-pressure air tools, adjustable wrenches, a socket sets valued at more than $3,000, the report stated.
Don Wiber Greg Jr., an Ansley Electric employee, thought his tools were safe as they were locked in a truck-bed toolbox while he worked at Grovetown Middle School. Someone cut the lock latch and took two drills, a reciprocating saw and a knock-out punch totaling $1,200.
Car thieves focus on Chevy Caprices
Two Columbia County residents had their Chevrolet Caprices stolen early last week.
According to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report, Michael Raymond Joslin, 42, of 412 Marlboro St., said his wife took the garbage outside at 6:30 a.m. and noticed their 1983 brown Chevrolet Caprice was missing and broken glass in the street.
Bonnie Crain Powell, 52, said her 1987 blue Caprice was taken from the driveway of her home at 4446 Roxbury Drive, Evans.
Tower burglary leaves missing generator
A generator and trailer are missing after burglars cut an industrial-strength chain and lock off the gate surrounding a SunCom Triton PCS tower site on Gibbs Road.
Howard Eugene Alexander, a company employee, went to the site to find the cut lock and chain had been removed in addition to a trailer holding a box generator that was parked on the south side of the tower.
The trailer, generator, lock and chain are worth more than $13,000.
A Martinez man's medication was stolen while he attended a meeting at the Westside Club at 113 Camilla Ave., Martinez.
Lee Walker Daniel, of Parrish Road, parked his car in front of the club, with his medication in an open-faced weekly dose container on the front seat. More than $230 worth of medication - 21 Klonopin, seven Zoloft and seven Zyprexa tablets - were taken from the container through an unlocked door.
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