The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Botched beer theft
A man attempting to steal beer from a Martinez convenience store early Friday morning left with no beer and a broken car window.
Charles Eugene Brown, the cashier of the Amoco Stuckey's at 4900 South Belair Road, told police a man walked into the store just after midnight, grabbed three 12-packs of Budweiser and walked out of the store, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
When Brown confronted the man outside, he dropped the beer and jumped into a gray or green Dodge Intrepid occupied by three other people, the report stated. Brown told police that he broke the back passenger window of the car as it drove away, the report stated.
Police searched the area for the vehicle and suspect but did not find them. Brown said the store would prosecute if the man is identified.
Vandals damaged property of an Appling woman twice in less than two weeks.
Miriam Bussey Simpson, of Bohler Road, told police someone damaged and broke the back driver's side window and back window of her 1988 Volvo station wagon between Oct. 6 and 7, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
The car was parked in front of a neighboring vacant home, and the damage totaled $400, the report stated.
Simpson also told police her $80 mailbox was damaged last Wednesday or Thursday.
An Evans woman who was expecting a package to arrive, never received it.
United Parcel Service informed Jo Ann Wall Parr, of Brittany Drive, Evans, that the vacuum she had ordered was already delivered to her home, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
Parr said she did not receive it and believed it was taken from her front porch, the report stated. Parr told police she will prosecute if a suspect is identified.
A builder recently reported that an air-conditioning condenser was stolen from a home under construction in Evans.
Jimmy Beazley, owner of Bill Beazley Homes, told police that between Aug. 22 and Oct. 1, someone stole the $1,500 air conditioning condenser that was professionally installed to the east side of a residence under construction at 754 Avrett Circle, Evans, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
An installed digital thermostat was damaged when someone tried to remove it from inside the home, the report stated. There was no forced entry to the home as it was under construction at the time. All the parts have been replaced, and the condenser was listed as stolen, the report stated.
A man walked away from a Harlem home after he was spotted outside of it by the homeowner.
Charles Wayland Routh was walking through the foyer of his Otis Way home Thursday night when he saw a man standing in the front yard, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report. Routh told police the man was close to the bedroom window and might have been looking inside.
When Routh attempted to approach the trespasser, the man walked away toward a wooded area, the report stated. Routh said the man could have been his neighbor, but he was not certain.
Routh wanted the neighbor advised not to enter Routh's property to avoid prosecution for criminal trespass, the report stated. The neighbor could not be contacted at the time of the report.
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