The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Missing cuff key
A probation officer found a few items missing from her Appling office Thursday morning.
Barbara Gail Johnson, a Georgia Department of Correction probation officer assigned to the Appling Probation Office on Range Road, told police that a handcuff key, handcuff case and a postage stamp were taken from her office between Jan. 21 and 28, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
Johnson said the items were sitting on top of a bookshelf in the office, which opens to a hallway and has a door that locks, the report stated.
The missing items were entered into the sheriff's office computer as stolen, the report stated.
Can hits car
An Evans man recently told police that a trash can was hurled onto his vehicle.
Douglas Michael Hayes, of Fairington Drive, said someone did $200 worth of damage to his 2002 Ford Taurus by striking it with a rolling trash can, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
The can was believed to have been pulled along behind a vehicle and released to hit the car, which was parked on the roadway in front of Hayes' home, the report stated.
Hayes said he wished to prosecute if an arrest is made.
A Martinez woman reported the theft of a squirrel trap Thursday.
Vicki Casella, of Creekwalk Way, told police she noticed a metal squirrel trap missing from her back yard. The trap was property of Columbia County Animal Care and Control and was placed in the yard at Casella's request, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
When she noticed it missing, Casella said she thought Animal Control had picked it up, the report stated. She realized the $20 trap was stolen when Animal Control contacted her and stated they had not retrieved the trap.
Casella was advised to report the theft and forward the case number to Animal Control for their records.
A Grovetown woman told police Thursday that her SUV was vandalized and part of the luggage rack was missing.
Judith Jean Akers, of Long Creek Falls, said someone scratched her 2002 Cadillac Escalade causing $1,028 worth of damage. According to the report, the left front door had minor scratches, but the rear door and fender were scratched through the paint to the metal underneath by a sharp object.
The vandals also pried off and stole a 1-foot piece of the luggage rack from the vehicle's roof. It was parked in Akers' driveway at the time, the report stated.
Akers was advised of pre-warrant procedures.
Martinez Fire Department Activity Report for the week of Jan. 25-31:
Structure fires, five; woods fire, one; vehicle fire, one; fire alarms, 20; natural gas leak, one; carbon monoxide, one; controlled burns, two; medical calls, 33; rescue calls, four; mutual aid, one; investigations, twelve; public service, two; and other, 108.
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