The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Hunting equipment stolen
A burglar in Evans recently got away with some expensive hunting equipment.
Troy Lance Hobbs, 20, of 892 Blanchard Road, lost a hunting bow, rifle and rifle scope when his 1995 Chevy 1500 was broken into while at 769 Blanchard Road, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report.
The hunting equipment was valued at almost $1,500.
A Martinez man recently was charged with attempting to steal a single tampon from the Martinez Walgreen's on Washington Road.
Dan Joseph Lunda, 18, of 4631 Peavine Court, is charged with taking a single Playtex tampon from a package inside the store before concealing it and attempting to leave, according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report.
Lunda was apprehended before leaving. He and his wife, Amber, are banned from returning, the report stated.
Mail jeep taken
A U.S. Postal Service Jeep was found hours after it was stolen from the Appling post office.
Postal carrier Charles Emory Ware Jr., 49, went to work just before 7 a.m. recently to find his 1977 Jeep missing from the post office parking lot, said a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report. A small padlock securing the Jeep was found on the ground. The ignition key was stored above the driver's-side sun visor.
The Jeep was found later that morning at the intersection of Scotts Ferry and Sellers roads, the report stated.
The Martinez Fire Department responded to the following calls during the week of Oct. 20-Oct. 26: vehicle fire, one; controlled burns, two; fire alarms, seven; natural gas leak, one; medical calls, 21; rescues, 12; investigation, one; public service, two.
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