According to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report, unknown person(s) broke into a vehicle at the August Lincoln Mercury Suzuki lot in Martinez by shattering the driver's side window. The perpetrators then proceeded to steal the driver's side air bag, worth $561, and the passenger's side air bag, worth $637.50. The case was turned over to investigators.
In a separate, but similar, incident, Fairway Ford, 4333 Washington Road in Evans, suffered damage to four Ford pickups when unknown persons broke the back window of one of the trucks and stole the air bags out of the other three. According to the police report, a canvass of the area produced negative results.
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office forwarded a first-degree forgery case to Columbia County authorities last Monday when Helen Denise Willis of Hephzibah reported that someone had been cashing checks from her deceased mother's checking account.
Two of the checks were cashed at the Wal-Mart in Evans -- one for $267.66 and another for $431.70.
A Martinez woman reported to the Columbia County Sheriff's department that she was burglarized by a former tenant.
The woman told police that she had been renting a room to an unnamed suspect at her home on the 3800 block of Boulder Creek road for the past few months.
When the suspect moved out last Monday, he also took two end tables, two Bose surround sound speakers and four Playstation II video games without her permission, according to the incident report. The items are listed by the report to worth a total of $1,400.
At the time of the incident, authorities were unable to reach the suspect.
A North Augusta man reported to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office that he was struck by his fiancee's sister.
According to the police report, the man was struck by his prospective sister-in-law with an open hand in the face at a residence on the 200 block of Miramar Drive in Martinez.
The deputy filling out the report wrote that he observed no physical signs of injury on the victim.
The complainant said that he wishes to prosecute.
Gibbs Library at 326 North Belair Road in Martinez, was the scene of an interference with government property crime last Monday.
Gibbs Director Christina Marie Rice reported to Columbia County deputies that unknown person or persons with access to the library entered and damaged a lock box by forcing the internal lock components from the front of the box with an unknown object.
The library's photocopier was also damaged.
Rice said that she will prosecute if the perpetrators are found.
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