The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Four teens were arrested early Saturday at Harlem High School, accused of burglarizing the school.
Just after 3:30 a.m., a Columbia County sheriff's deputy on patrol noticed toilet paper flung around the school property and a broken building window, sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said.
A 15-year-old juvenile and David James Dye, 19, of the 1500 block of Swint Road in Harlem, were discovered inside a pick-up truck behind the school, police said. Another 16-year-old juvenile was found inside a school bus behind the school.
William Warren Crissman, 17, of the 1500 block of Powell Church Road in Harlem, was located inside the building, Morris said.
All four were arrested at the scene. Police searched Crissman's vehicle and found alcohol, a controlled substance and several hundred dollars worth of lottery tickets, Morris said.
Investigators said they believe the tickets were stolen from the BP Pumpkin Center convenience store shortly before the burglary, Morris said. Dye and Crissman were transported to the Columbia County Detention Center, where they were charged with burglary, possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime, weapons in school buildings or on school grounds, felony shoplifting, criminal trespass, possession of alcohol on public school grounds and possession of alcohol by a minor. Crissman faces an additional charge of possession of a schedule IV drug.
The two juveniles were transported to the Regional Youth Detention Center on similar charges.
Police expect more arrests in the case because they believe that other suspects fled the scene and were involved in similar acts of vandalism at other local high schools, Morris said.
Dye is being held on a $20,850 bond and Crissman on a $23,400 bond, according to jail personnel.
Police look for robber
Grovetown police continued searching Monday for a man who committed the city's first armed robbery in more than 13 years.
Police said a man walked into the Mi Pueblito Mexican Grocery Store at 106 Harlem-Grovetown Road with a handgun Friday afternoon, said A.L. Robinson, chief of the Grovetown Department of Public Safety.
The man demanded money, and the store clerk turned over about $1,500, Robinson said.
According to witnesses, the ran away. He was described as black, about 6 feet tall, weighing between 190 and 210 pounds with a clean shaven face and close-cropped hair. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt.
Martinez Fire Department Activity Report for the week of May 9-15:
Structure fires, four; vehicle fire, one; controlled burns, two; fire alarms, five; natural gas leak, one; medical calls, 21; rescue calls, eight; investigations, two; public service, two; public safety assistance, one; and other, two.
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