The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
An Evans woman's dog was taken from her vehicle during a short shopping trip at an Evans grocery store.
Dawn Marie Burnett, 30, of Evans, told deputies she was inside Publix in the Evans Town Centre, for 10 minutes Saturday before she returned to her 1987 Chevrolet Cavalier, a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report stated.
When she returned, Burnett's Doberman pinscher missing. She had left the black-and-tan dog inside the unlocked car with the windows rolled down about 3 inches, she told deputies.
Burnett searched the area for the dog without success before calling the sheriff's office.
Fishing supplies were reported stolen recently from an Appling residence.
Forrest Edwin Maddox, 71, of Appling spent Saturday night away from home. When he returned, he discovered someone had forced open his garage after attempting unsuccessfully to break in through the front door, a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report stated.
About $1,200 worth of damage had been done to the double garage door. Reported missing were 15 fishing poles and a tackle box from the garage, and a rifle scope from the living room. The goods were valued at nearly $1,000.
A man who recently tried to return merchandise to a Wal-Mart store threatened to blow it up.
Kurt McKeekin, manage of the Wal-Mart at 260 Bobby Jones Expressway, Martinez, told Columbia County Sheriff's Office deputies that a man attempted to return merchandise at the store Friday and have the amount credited to his credit card, with which he had purchased the merchandise, the incident report stated.
McKeekin told the man it could not be done because the credit card account was closed, he told deputies. The man became disorderly toward McKeekin, but left the store without further incident.
When McKeekin came into work late Saturday night, the day manager told him that the man had called the store Saturday morning upset and said he should blow up the store, the incident report stated.
Vandals recently defaced a Martinez man's car.
Jerray Thomas Lavin, 59, of Martinez, said someone came on his property Saturday and damaged the rear bumper of his 2003 Chevrolet Venture by writing profanity on it in permanent ink, a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report stated.
A man tried to purchase a television from a Martinez man recently with a stolen check.
A man came to the residence of James Michael Kettler, 32, of Martinez, to purchase a television Kettler was selling, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report. The man, with another man in his 20s, and a female who remained in the vehicle, acted suspiciously, Kettler told deputies.
The man, who identified himself as Fred Lehman, attempted to purchase the television with a check drawn on a credit union in Columbia, S.C., and showed Kettler a Virginia identification card, the report stated. Kettler did not sell the man the television, but got the tag number of the black Ford truck as they left.
Kettler contacted the person listed on the check - Nicholas Talbert - who told Kettler the check was stolen, the report stated.
Toiletries reported stolen from an Evans man's vehicle were found only two doors down from his home.
Someone broke into an unlocked 2001 Ford Expedition owned by Charles Patrick Murray, 31, of Evans, Thursday and stole a razor and carrying case, a comb and pair of scissors, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report.
The deputy responding to Murray's home had just left a nearby call where items matching those descriptions were found, the report stated. Only three doors down the street, Tami Langley McGuinness, 45, found a black leather bag with the missing items inside sitting on the hood of her vehicle.
The items were taken by police and returned to Murray after he reported them missing, the report stated.
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