The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
A Martinez woman reported to authorities that her boat was stolen Oct. 4 by her mother.
Robyn Annette Wigley, of the 200 block of Ashley Circle said, she owned a 1986 Cabin Cruiser boat worth $3,500 that was parked at her house, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report. She told police someone took the boat without her permission.
She later found out that her mother had someone take the boat and donated it to the Salvation Army, the report stated.
The mother told police that she co-owns the house where her daughter is living, and that Wigley had not been paying rent, so she took the boat, according to report.
Police charged a woman Tuesday with trying to shoplift from the Kroger grocery store in Martinez.
Store manager Bruce Edward Cooper of the Kroger at 4115 Columbia Road told police he was notified by a store clerk that she suspected Jennifer Leanne McCray of Martinez was stealing, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
Store employees said that when McCray entered the store her large purse looked empty, and when she came to the checkout lane it looked full, the report stated.
Cooper confronted McCray about the bag and found Elmo fruit snacks, peanut butter cookies, a Lion King VHS tape and DVD, a Halloween book and a toy, according to the report.
Cooper said McCray told him she had never done anything like that before and then fled the store, the report stated. The items were worth about $90.
Police found McCray and booked her into the Columbia County Detention Center.
While trying to obtain a Savannah River Site security clearance, a Martinez man found out that someone was using his personal information to get credit.
Pravin D. Patel, of the 3900 block of Carson Cutoff, told deputies that his employer at SRS asked for a credit report for a security clearance. When he got a copy of the report Tuesday, he discovered that someone had used his name and Social Security number to open several charge accounts.
Patel filed a police report so that Merchants Association Collection could begin an investigation.
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