The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
A vandal destroyed a Martinez man's air-conditioning unit last weekend.
David Greenstein, 32, of the 3700 block of Old Petersburg Road, found someone poured concrete or a concrete-like substance into his air-conditioning unit on the rear patio of his apartment, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report.
The unit's fuse box also was removed and the same substance was poured into the holes of the plug, resulting in $450 damage.
A Thomson man might have witnessed the person who shot paintballs at his friend's vehicle in a public parking lot early Monday morning.
Billy Wayne Daggett Jr., 26, of the 100 Scott Drive, Thomson, left the Wal-Mart at 260 Bobby Jones Expressway just after midnight Monday morning to find both sides and fender of his Cadillac Escalade had been shot with paintballs, said a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report.
He parked the vehicle and walked toward the store with a friend, Alvin Lamont Ray, 28, also of Thomson. Ray told deputies he saw a young man in a gold Ford Explorer slowly driving by Daggett's vehicle, but did not see the shooting.
The paintballs did no permanent damage.
Vandals damage yard
An Evans woman woke up Saturday morning to see her yard vandalized with her own paint.
Early Saturday, someone entered the back patio and took three bottles of artist's paint that belonged to Gina Speegle, 39, of the 4200 block of Stone Mill Court, Evans. The paint was used to paint her mailbox and driveway, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report.
Several rolls of toilet paper were used to cover bushes and trees, and shaving cream covered Speegle's vehicle.
A bottle of paint was found in the front yard and taken as evidence, the report stated.
A Lakeside High School coach discovered Thursday that someone had broken into the school's greenhouse.
Bruce Norwood Gaddy, 43, a teacher and coach at the school, discovered someone had forcibly entered the school's greenhouse and stolen a 2.5-gallon container of weed killer and 25 5-pound bags of turf fertilizer, all valued at more than $350, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report.
When deputies investigated, they found the greenhouse was entered by pulling up part of the front right wall from the bottom, the report stated. A search of the area turned up no physical evidence.
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