The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
James Edwin Bond of Martinez called the Columbia County Sheriff's Office to report a teen-age male hiding in his bushes. As Bond was exiting his home he said he saw the teen-ager crouching between some bushes.
Bond asked the young male what he was doing and the male responded, "Looking at friends," according to the incident report. The youth then took off running down Stagecoach Road, where Bond lives.
Police searched for the teen-ager, but found no one matching Bond's description of the juvenile.
Angela Taylor Peterson of Appling reported to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office that someone shot her goose in the neck last Tuesday.
A deputy noted that the goose had entry and exit wounds on its neck consistent with a gunshot wound, but the goose was still alive. Animal Control was notified, but stated there was nothing they could do.
The incident report ended with Peterson attempting to contact her veterinarian.
A Wal-Mart cashier was charged with for stealing from his own store.
Clyde Sutton, a cashier at the Wal-Mart in Evans, was arrested in connection with the theft of a Wal-Mart gift card that police say was switched with a gift card belonging to one of his customers.
According to the police report, the card was used to make two purchases totaling $27.63 from the store Dec. 28. Wal-Mart management is going to prosecute.
A Columbia County Sheriff's deputy stopped a green 1994 Ford Ranger last Monday for having only a paper tag.
The driver, Nathan Kersey, provided a driver's license, but when the officer asked the passenger for identification, the man stated he didn't have any.
The passenger told the deputy that his name was James Randall Anthony, 45, of 3600 block of Bell Ridge Road in Augusta. He then gave the deputy a date of birth and Social Security number. Further investigation revealed Anthony's real birth date and Social Security number.
When asked by the deputy why he lied, Anthony said he thought he was being sought by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office for a parole violation. The deputy informed Anthony that there were no active warrants for his arrest. The officer then arrested him for giving false information to police.
A Grovetown man reported to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office that he received three harassing phone calls Dec. 28 from his son.
Michael Roy Reagan, 53, told police that during one of the phone calls he recognized the voice of the caller to be that of his son, Jared Aaron Reagan, 23, of North Augusta.
The older Reagan said he verified that it was his son by checking his caller ID and seeing his son's cell phone number displayed. The father told deputies he would not prosecute.
The Martinez Fire Department responded to the following calls during the week of Dec. 29-Jan. 4: structure fires, two; grass fire, one; vehicle fires, two; controlled burns, three; fire alarms, four; medical calls, 26; rescue calls, two; public service, two; other, two.
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