The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Abandoned puppy dies
Authorities found a dead puppy inside an Evans apartment after the owner was evicted.
Linda Fulmer, director of Columbia County Animal Care and Control, was called Thursday to Walden Glen Apartments, 336 North Belair Road, because Magistrate Court officers discovered a 6-month-old puppy dead inside a bathroom of an apartment they were clearing after the renter was evicted, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
Fulmer told police that the bathroom floor and inside of the tub were covered with animal feces, and the bottom inside of the bathroom door was heavily damaged from the puppy trying to get out, the report stated. An overturned bowl was found in the bathroom, but there was no water remaining.
The complex manager said the 23-year-old tenant had not been at the apartment since April 22, the report stated. Officials have not located the tenant.
Man reports car damage
A Grovetown man told police Sunday that a woman got angry and damaged his car in the lot of a local grocery store.
Jonathan Hammond Parrish, of the 5100 block of Mill Branch Road, told police that while parked in the lot of Kroger at 4115 Columbia Road in Martinez, a woman he did not know became irate with the way he was parked, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
Parrish said the woman began cursing at him and pushed a shopping cart into his 2000 Acura, shattering the driver's side mirror, the report stated.
The woman got into a black Honda and left before deputies arrived, Parrish told police. He got the tag number for the Honda, which was not found in the sheriff's office computer, the report stated.
Home is vandalized
A Martinez woman told police Saturday that her ex-boyfriend damaged her home while she was out Friday night.
Rhonda Allyn Lanham, of the 800 block of Belle Springs Court, told police that her ex-boyfriend called her house several times between 6 and 10:30 p.m. Friday leaving profane messages and saying, "This is not over," according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
Lanham's ex-boyfriend also said he was coming over, and that if she was not home, he would break into the residence, the report stated. When Lanham returned home Friday night, she discovered $500 damage to several sprinkler heads and the PVC pipe running to them and six broken ceramic plant pots, the report stated.
A neighbor told police she saw the man doing something in the bushes shortly after Lanham left the residence Friday, the report stated.
A magistrate judge issued a warrant on Lanham's ex-boyfriend for harassing phone calls, and the property damage incident was forwarded to the sheriff's office Criminal Investigation Division, the report stated. The answering machine tape and photos of the damage were taken as evidence.
Digital camera stolen
A man managed to steal a digital camera from the Evans Wal-Mart SuperCenter after setting off an alarm earlier.
Julie R. Darlington, manager of the Wal-Mart at 4471 Washington Road, told police that a man disconnected the security alarm to a digital camera, setting off the security system at about 11 a.m. Saturday, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report. Darlington said the man walked away while an employee reset the alarm.
A short time later, the same man returned to the camera display case, removed the one he disconnected from the case and walked away with it, the report stated.
Security cameras filmed the incident, and the tape was taken as evidence. Darlington was unable to locate the camera on store property so it was entered in the sheriff's office computer as stolen. Darlington said she would prosecute if a suspect is identified.
Martinez Fire Department Activity Report for the week of April 25 to May 1:
Structure fire, one; grass fires, three; controlled burns, four; dumpster fire, one; fire alarms, five; natural gas leaks, two; medical calls, 26; rescue calls, eight; investigations, one; and public service, one.
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