The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
A Martinez restaurant was swindled out of money by a yelling customer Saturday evening.
Lee Williamson Motlow, owner of Mot's Pit Cooked Barbeque, 3962 Columbia Road, Martinez, said a customer paid for dinner with a $100 bill and received three $20 bills, two $10 bills and several ones and change from the cashier, a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report stated.
The man began yelling at the cashier that he did not receive proper change. While she asked him to wait while she counted the register drawer, he became angry, returned the food and the two $10 bills and demanded his $100 back, the report stated. The cashier gave it to him and realized after he left with a female and child that he only gave her the two $10 bills back and the drawer was missing $63.87.
A Martinez woman's wallet was stolen from her purse while shopping Saturday afternoon.
Rebecca Clarise Harris, 53, of Martinez, was shopping in the Kroger at 4115 Columbia Road when someone took her wallet from her purse in the shopping cart, a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report stated. The wallet contained her checkbook, check card and other cards.
Stolen wallet returned
An Evans woman who misplaced her purse more than a week ago found the wallet on her porch Thursday.
Carrie Haunger, 39, of Evans, believes she left the purse in Blockbuster Video, 4351 Washington Road, Evans, when her son became ill and she took him out of the store June 7, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report.
Haunger did not report the incident at the time because the purse contained nothing of significant value, she told deputies. She decided to report the event Thursday, when her empty wallet, which was inside the stolen purse, was left on her front porch, the report stated.
Locks prevent theft
Locks on the pool area and vending machine at Woodbridge Pool and Pavilion kept out a would-be thief Thursday.
Randy Kitchens, owner of Aqua Care, reported damage to the property by someone attempting to gain access to the pool and pavilion area and lifeguard room by drilling out the deadbolt lock, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report. The same was done to the lock on a Coca-Cola vending machine near the pool.
Both attempts were unsuccessful.
Martinez Fire Department activity report for June 8-14: structure fires, two; woods fire, one; vehicle fires, two; controlled burn, one; fire alarms, ten; carbon monoxide, one; medical calls, fifteen; rescue calls, eleven; investigations, two; public service, five; other, three.
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