The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Police arrested two 17-year-old teens for fighting at Harlem High School Tuesday morning.
The fight started when Tyler Miniyard tossed a carton of milk to William Rowe, who missed it, Harlem High principal Alan William Griffin told Columbia County sheriff's deputies.
Rowe retaliated by kicking over Miniyard's Sprite bottle, according to a police report.
The two boys argued and began fighting until teachers intervened, the report stated.
Doctors Hospital physicians treated the boys for their injuries. Deputies later arrested the teens on simple battery charges and took them to the Columbia County Detention Center. They both posted $1,050 bonds that same day.
Pushed through window
A 17-year-old Augusta teen told police that two men pushed him through a car window in the parking lot of the Martinez Wal-Mart early Monday morning.
He reported that the unidentified men assaulted him about 1:30 a.m. as he was leaving Wal-Mart at 260 Bobby Jones Expressway.
The teen cut his hands when one of the men pushed him into the window of his car, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
The teen did not report anything stolen and said he did not want to prosecute, the report stated.
An employee of a local convenience store recently told police that a man called the business March 7, claiming to be the owner of a nearby business and asking to borrow money.
Mary Burkey, a clerk at the Allen's Country Store in Evans, told police on Thursday that nearly two months earlier a man called the store.
The man claimed to be the owner of Street and Trail Motorsports, which is two doors down, and said he was out of town and his wife had been in an accident, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
The caller asked to borrow $50 for the wrecker bill and have someone pick up the money and take it to his wife, the report stated. Burkey said that she agreed, and a man arrived to retrieve the money.
Later, Burkey discovered that the caller was not the business owner he claimed to be. She told police she would prosecute if the caller was identified.
A Martinez woman recently recovered her stolen car thanks to a call from a stranger.
Cindi Denise Orozca, of the 200 block of Creekview Circle, told police April 23 that she recovered her 1998 Ford Escort after receiving a call between 4 and 5 a.m. from a man who said he knew where her car was, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
Orozca told police that she met the man in Augusta and followed him to a residence on Broad Street, where the car was located, the report stated.
A second man requested $80 from Orozca to return the car. He claimed the money was owed to him by Orozca's ex-boyfriend. After paying the man $80, Orozca drove her car home, when she called the sheriff's office, the report stated.
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