The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Grovetown man finds vandalism while feeding dogs
Harvey Raymond Fritts, 47, moved to Lakeview Drive, Grovetown, after his residence at 6379 McZilkey Road, Appling, was damaged by fire in March.
When Fritts stopped at the vacant home to feed his dogs recently, he noticed a window screen next to the back door was cut and the door itself was damaged, a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report stated.
Inside, Fritts found vandals had damaged a bedroom and defecated on the kitchen floor. Nothing was missing from the home, the report stated.
Motel luxuries taken
An Augusta Econo Lodge owner found items missing from a motel room after a guest checked out.
Housekeepers at the motel at 4090 Belair Road noticed items missing from Room 114, which had most recently been rented to Tony Jones, of the 1500 block of Log Cabin. The city on the registration card was illegible, but the state was listed as Georgia, a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report stated.
According to motel owner Sudha Sinha, more than $100 worth of room items are missing, including the shower curtain, phone book, Bible, ice bucket, towels, coffee pot, alarm clock and two pillows.
Sinha described the occupant as a white male, 5 feet 10 inches, medium build, in his mid-30s to early 40s, with dyed blonde hair and gray roots, the report stated.
Mailbox vandals strike on Evans street
Three mailboxes and one vehicle were damaged recently in one night by vandals.
Hazel Audrey Richmond, 77, came outside of her 921 Deercrest Circle residence to find the windshield of her 1978 Dodge Aries damaged, a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report stated.
Ronnie Dale Jeffcoat, 47, of 938 Deercrest, and Rosemary Duehring, 45, of 888 Deercrest, found their mailboxes on the ground the morning after the vandals hit, the report stated. Anthony Lawrence Lioi, 22, of 892 Deercrest, found his mailbox still atop its post, but damaged.
All seemed to be damaged with an unidentified blunt object possibly a baseball bat, the report stated.
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