The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Check fraud uncovered
Cleveland Sylvester Hawes of Appling recently discovered that someone had been writing checks from his account.
Hawes, 55, discovered the theft when he tried ordering more checks from the Fort Gordon Federal Credit Union and learned that four checks had been presented to the bank by a man identifying himself as his little brother and neighbor, Rodney Patrick Hawes.
Cleveland Hawes reported the incident to the sheriff's office, but signed a waiver of prosecution.
TP, dog food and forks
A Grovetown woman recently woke to find her yard covered in dog food and toilet paper.
Leslie Durden, 38, of 1407 Valleybrook Court, reported that unidentified people placed dog food and plastic forks in her front yard.
A Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report also stated that toilet paper was hanging from more than one tree in the same yard. Durden doesn't intend to prosecute.
The Martinez Fire Department responded to the following calls during the week of Nov. 3-Nov. 9: structure fires, two; grass fire, one; controlled burn, one; fire alarms, 11; medical calls, 18; rescue calls, seven; carbon monoxide, two; public service, two; investigations, three; mutual aid, one.
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