The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Jewelry stolen in burglary
Nearly $20,000 worth of jewelry was taken from a Martinez home in a weekend burglary.
Christy Pinion Hall told police that she returned to her Cameron Way home just after midnight Sunday to find her front door kicked in, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report. A 2 1/2 -carat diamond ring worth $10,000 and a 1-carat diamond necklace worth $8,000 were reported missing.
A sheriff's deputy reported finding a footprint on the outside of the door beside the doorknob. The case was turned over to an investigator, the report stated.
Six area business were marred by paintballs in less than a week.
Waffle House waitress Anjelina Torrance CeValez said she heard a loud noise about 10 p.m. while working at the restaurant on 4297 Washington Road, Evans, on Dec. 30, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report. She saw orange paintballs hitting and splattering on the restaurant's front glass windows.
CeValez said she ran to the window in time to see a vehicle drive away, the report stated. Other than fresh paint, police saw no damage.
Orange paintballs also stained the stucco finish of two Evans businesses Dec. 30 after 5:30 p.m. - Law Offices of Tisdale at 207 North Belair Road, Evans, and Buyers Homelink at 427 North Belair Road, Evans.
Three more business were shot with paintballs after 10 p.m. Saturday. The front windows of Center Stage Music at 3830 Washington Road, Martinez, were shot, but sustained no permanent damage, the report stated.
Mot's Bar-B-Que employee Clinton Edward Hubbard told police that he stopped by the closed restaurant Saturday to find it had been hit on three sides of the building at 3963 Columbia Road, Martinez.
Valerie Weaver, manager of Zaxby's at 612 Ronald Reagan Drive, Evans, found similar paint spots on the business Sunday morning.
A patrolling deputy found signs of vandalism inside the press box of a Martinez baseball park.
Deputy Michael Smolen, on routine patrol, discovered nearly $300 damage to facilities at Blanchard Park on Dewey Drive, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report. Graffiti was spray-painted onto wooden panels and plexiglass inside the press box, the door lock was damaged and a 50-pound bag of marking chalk was thrown about the area, the report stated.
A Columbia County Parks and Recreation Department representative was called to the scene and said the department would prosecute if offenders were identified.
A 17-year-old McDonald's employee said he was assaulted at work Friday.
The teen said he was taking a food order at the 4264 Washington Road, Evans, restaurant at about 7:45 p.m. when a tan GMC Jimmy pulled into the drive-through window.
The teen said the passenger got out, came inside the restaurant and went straight into the kitchen where he cursed at, threatened and shoved him, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
Another employee and a witness took the alleged attacker outside who then drove away.
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