The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
A local businessman was threatened with bodily harm last week.
David Aaron Hershkowitz, owner/operator of Associated Receiving at 479 Furys Ferry Road, told police that a former employee called his business to harass him.
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report stated that the fired employee called Hershkowitz and said that someone he didn't know would catch up to him someday and beat him up.
Hershkowitz's secretary listened in on the phone call and provided police with a written statement of the incident.
Deputies contacted the employee, who said she would have no further contact with Hershkowitz.
Hershkowitz signed a waiver of prosecution.
Missing Masters flag
A Masters flag was stolen from an Evans home last week.
Stefanie Brady of the 900 block of Mitchell Lane told police that while she was running errands Tuesday someone stole a green-and-white Masters flag from the side of her house.
She stated in an incident report that she last saw the $70 flag when she was leaving her home and it was gone when she returned.
Brady told deputies she didn't know who took the flag, but would prosecute if the culprit was found.
Cash, card, cigars stolen
A Martinez woman's purse was burglarized while she slept.
Rhonda Elizabeth Jackson of the 500 block of Commons Drive told sheriff's deputies that when she woke up last Tuesday she found her purse open on her dining table.
Jackson said $450 in cash, a credit card and a pack of cigars was missing. She also told officers that she couldn't find any signs of forced entry.
Deputies told Jackson to contact her bank and cancel her credit card.
A Martinez businessman recently found someone had been taking $30 a month from his company for more than a year.
Larry Cleveland Hutto, owner of Hutto Appliances on Commercial Blvd., told police that he noticed that more than $30 had been charged to his company's account while reviewing his bank statement.
He also looked at past bank statements and found that the listed amount had been deducted by Stratford Career Tuition on the 15th of each month since January 2002.
Hutto contacted Stratford and was told that they could not provide any information without a police report, but the deductions from his business account would be stopped.
A local animal grooming and boarding business is seeking a man that has apparently abandoned his dog with them.
Wanda Berry Rollins, owner of the Animal Boutique at 125 Old Evans Rd., complained to the sheriff's office last week that a man listed only as Mr. Marshall dropped off his dog Feb. 13 to be groomed and has not returned to pick it up.
Rollins said in an incident report that she has tried several times to contact Mr. Marshall, but with no results.
Currently, Mr. Marshall owes the Animal Boutique about $700 for grooming and boarding his dog.
Officers told Rollins to contact the magistrate's office about the incident.
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