The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Columbia County Sheriff's Office deputies found the outside walls vandalized at Lakeside and Evans high schools Sunday evening.
Deputy Shawn Merzlak was patrolling the Lakeside High School property at 533 Blue Ridge Drive in Evans just after 6 p.m. Sunday when he noticed a 10-by-7-foot wall had been spray-painted, according to a sheriff's report. Spray-painted were the words, "Y'all Don't Want None. Represent Yo! HHA Head Bustas."
Just before 11 pm. Sunday, Deputy Russell Canterbury found a similarly vandalized wall at Evans High School at 4550 Cox Road in Evans, the report stated. The wall was spray-painted with the words, "HHS Headbustas."
An Appling woman told police Thursday that someone knocked on her door before stealing items from a freezer and shed on her property.
Ashlee Dudai Gunby, of the 5400 block of White Oak Road, said that just after 9 a.m. Thursday a man and woman came onto her property. The woman knocked on the back door, but when Gunby didn't answer, the woman opened a deep freezer and put several perishable frozen items in her pockets, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
Gunby said she saw the man run from around the house to a vehicle, and the woman shortly followed, and they left. Further investigation revealed that a storage shed had been pried open and a chain saw stolen from inside, the report stated.
Sylvia Hunter Holmes reported a similar experience, except she was not home Saturday when someone stole a lawn mower from an unlocked shed in the back yard of her home on the 4500 block of Harrowgate Drive in Grovetown, according a sheriff report. Holmes also said meat was removed from a large freezer in the shed.
Home during burglary
A Martinez woman told police Thursday that was asleep in a back room, someone broke into her apartment and stole some of her roommate's items.
Erica Renee Lass, of the 100 block of Stoneybrook Place, said that she was sleeping in her bedroom just after 4 a.m. Thursday when she was awakened by a noise in the living room, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
When Lass went to investigate, she fond the door to her apartment open and saw four men running toward a vehicle, the report stated.
Lass said the men stole 12 X-Box video games and 10 DVD movies all without the cases, a portable CD player and an X-Box game controller. The items were valued at more than $800, the report stated. All of the items belonged to Lass' roommate, Richard Allan Nesmith Jr., who told police he would prosecute if the suspects are caught.
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