The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
Peeping Tom gets chased
A peeping Tom in Martinez was chased by the father of a 17-year-old girl he was watching through her window.
The girl - who lives on Braddock Street - said she saw a white male wearing a black T-shirt and jeans walk across her neighbor's yard and to her window, where he watched her, said the Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
The girl told her father, who went outside, saw the man and chased him with no success. The girl remembered seeing the man riding a bicycle on the street earlier that day. A bicycle was found in some bushes near the girl's home.
An Appling resident visited Grovetown Animal Clinic for the second time in two months with a poisoned dog.
Matthew Justin Hodges, 22, recently went to the vet with his Chow thinking it had been poisoned, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report stated.
The veterinarian confirmed the poisoning, but was unfamiliar with the specific poison.
Thieves hit vacant home
A vacant home repossessed and owned by SouthTrust Bank was broken into by vandals in search of appliances.
David Allan Johnson, 42, SouthTrust Bank account executive, reported a General Electric refrigerator and stove were missing from a vacant home on the 7700 block of Winfield Hills Road, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office report stated.
There were no signs of forced entry.
Man steals Jeep after test drive
A man who took a Jeep for a test drive stole the sport utility while a salesman prepared the paperwork.
A male named John Jones or James Jones recently visited Master Pontiac at 3710 Washington Road, Martinez, and test drove a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee with salesman Phillip Clay Towns, 24, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office report stated.
After the drive, the customer, who presented no identification, agreed to purchase the Jeep. Towns went inside the building to prepare the paperwork while the customer pretended to make a call on his cellular phone, the report said.
After a few minutes, when the customer had no come inside, Towns looked out the window to find the customer and vehicle missing.
Towns described the man as black, 6-foot-2-inches, 150-pounds, short black hair, brown eyes wearing jeans, a golf shirt, gold necklace with a medallion on it and a silver Rolex watch, the report stated.
The Martinez Fire Department responded to the following calls during the week of Oct. 6-Oct. 12: structure fire, one; vehicle fire, one; fire alarms, five; medical calls, 24; rescue calls, eight; investigation, one; other, one.
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