The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
An Evans woman said she saw thieves ride stolen bicycles away from her neighbor's house.
Delia Mann Broad, 38, of Evans, told police that two children's bicycles were stolen from the front yard of her Evans home Wednesday, according to a Columbia County sheriff's report. Her neighbor, Kimberly G. Richard, 38, later told police she saw two men get out of a Suzuki Sidekick driven by a woman at Broad's home that day. Richard said the two men rode the bicycles down the street, the report stated. Richard did remember a partial tag number of the vehicle.
Broad later found the bicycles abandoned in front of a residence on Travis Court. Deputies recovered the bikes and returned them to Broad, who said she will prosecute if the thieves are identified, the report stated.
Missing check cashed
An employee verified a man cashing a check at a local liquor store was not the payee of the check.
Timothy Michael McLean, 40, manager of Harvard's Wine and Beverage, told police a man entered the store at 110 Old Evans Road in Martinez and cashed a $620.42 check from Quebecor World USA, according to a Columbia County sheriff's report. The check was made out to Mark E. Milligan, a police report stated, and the back of the check was signed.
McLean said the check was returned to him from his bank }with a stop-payment order. McLean contacted Quebecor officials, who stated that the check was reported lost or stolen with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.
The check was taken into evidence and McLean said he will prosecute if the impersonator is located.
Drugs missing twice
For the second time in less than a week, the owner of a local pharmacy reported Hydrocodone missing from his store.
Columbia County sheriff's Deputies responded to a commercial alarm at the Medicine Cabinet, 3957 Columbia Road in Martinez, at about 1 a.m. on Friday morning, where they found the drive-through window broken and a tire iron inside on the floor near the window, according to a police report.
When the owner, Wallace Allen Partridge, 53, of Evans, arrived, he unlocked the door and deputies checked the building. The only thing Partridge said was missing was an unknown amount of Hydrocodone pills, the report stated.
While doing inventory the previous Monday, Partridge discovered $1,150 worth of Oxycontin missing that were in the pharmacy the Friday before, the report stated.
A Martinez woman returned home two weeks ago to find her two dogs missing from their pen.
Mary Elizabeth Grimes, 50, told deputies Wednesday that the gate to the dog pen was pried open and her 2-year-old black Labrador retriever and 2 1/2 -year-old shepherd-collie mix were missing, according to a Columbia County sheriff's report. Grimes said the gate was nailed shut but the nails were removed.
Grimes called Animal Care and Control, but there were no dogs there matching the description of hers, the police report stated.
A Martinez man said he was threatened with a knife Thursday after being yelled at by a pedestrian.
Tye Everett Page, 34, said he was driving through the intersection of Hightower Drive and Haley Road, when Joseph Ryon Matthews, 18, of Martinez, began yelling at from the side of the street, according to a Columbia County sheriff's report stated.
When Page stopped to ask what the problem was, he said Matthews began yelling and cursing at him for speeding, the report stated.
Page said Matthews then pulled a knife and came toward the vehicle, which put him in fear of injury, the report stated.
Martinez Fire Department Activity Report for the week of Sept. 7-13:
Vehicle fire, one; controlled burn, one; natural gas leak, one; fire alarms, four; medical calls, 37; rescue calls, eight; investigations, three; and other, one.
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