The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Two Evans teens charged with aggravated child molestation were denied bond in a Columbia County court Wednesday.
Superior Court Judge Bernard Mulherin denied bond for Raymond Jones, 16, of Hunting Horn Way, and Andrew Jenkins, 16, of Laurel Springs Court.
The two Greenbrier High School students were charged with aggravated child molestation after they entered the Evans home of a 12-year-old Greenbrier Middle School pupil, said Columbia County Sheriff's Office Capt. Steve Morris.
He said the teens, who knew the girl, then sexually assaulted her.
The girl's mother reported the incident, which she said happened Nov. 19, to the sheriff's office four days later. Police arrested Jones on Nov. 29 and Jenkins on Dec. 1, Capt. Morris said.
Both teens are being held at the Regional Youth Detention Center.
Several traffic signs were stolen from school property during the Thanksgiving weekend.
Evans Middle School counselor Karen Robinson Galloway reported to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office that someone stole a stop sign, a one-way sign and two no-parking signs from the school, according to a police incident report. The total worth of the signs was estimated at $200, the report stated.
In another school-related theft, a metal post and two gutters were stolen from West Haven Preschool and Daycare at 728 N. Belair Road in Evans.
Dana Thompson, an assistant director at the day care, told police that thieves damaged four metal posts and a gutter during the burglary.
A Martinez home was burglarized Tuesday with the only item missing being a metal box containing an unknown amount of cash.
Sandy Chang Stokes said someone forcibly entered her home on the 4200 block of Woodland Drive to steal the box, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
A police investigation revealed that the thieves cut the phone line and disabled the security alarm before breaking into the house.
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