The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Store manager arrested
The manager of a Martinez pet supply store was arrested June 9 after he admitted taking money from the business.
Paul Eugene Carter, assistant manager of SuperPetz at 222 Bobby Jones Expressway, told police that he was investigating a theft of cash from the store. Carter said that the store manager, Jerry Alan Medlock, of the 100 block of Commons Drive in Evans, came into the store June 9 and admitted to Carter that he had taken a large sum of money, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
Medlock told police that since the beginning of April, he had taken cash from the store totaling what he believed was about $1,500, but was actually closer to $2,500, the report stated.
Medlock told police he took the money by performing bogus refunds and voids, the report stated. Medlock also provided a written statement.
Police took Medlock to the Columbia County Detention Center where he was booked on one theft by taking charge. He was released later the same day after posting a $2,550 bond, according to jail records.
ATV lost check scam
A Martinez man told police he lost his ATV after an attempted deal to sell it went awry.
John Kinsey Phillips Jr., of the 4000 block of Wynmore Court, told police Saturday that he placed a classified ad to sell his 1996 Yamaha 80cc Badger ATV. A man called wanting to purchase the ATV but said he had no way to transport it to his home, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
After meeting with the potential buyer and receiving two checks totaling $500, Phillips agreed to deliver the ATV to the man's home in Aiken, which he did, the report stated.
But Saturday, Phillips said his bank returned both checks, stating that the account they were written on was closed prior to the sale of the ATV, the report stated.
The checks were taken as evidence, and Phillips was given victim's rights information. Phillips said he would prosecute if the offender was located.
Traveler's RV stolen
A Charlotte, N.C., man did not have a way home after his RV was stolen on a recent trip through Columbia County.
Daniel Parriss McAllister Jr. told police Saturday morning that someone stole his 28-foot, $12,000 RV from behind All Tune and Lube at 4464 Columbia Road in Martinez, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
McAllister said he parked and locked the RV behind the business to get it serviced the next morning, the report stated.
The RV was entered into the sheriff's office computer system as stolen. McAllister told police that if the offender is identified, he will prosecute.
An Evans man told police that someone vandalized his truck while it was in Grovetown last week.
Mark Andrew Frazier, of the 5300 block of Aspen Laurel Drive, said that on June 9, someone did $2,500 damage to his Dodge Ram 1500 pick-up by breaking the front windshield and scratching the paint, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
The paint was scratched on all sides including a derogatory word scratched into the tailgate and "U SUCK" onto the hood, the report stated.
Frazier said he would prosecute of the offender is identified.
Fire Department activity report
Martinez Fire Department Activity Report for the week of June 6-12:
Structure fire, one; woods fires, two; grass fire, one; vehicle fires, two; dumpster fire, one; controlled burns, three; fire alarms, eight; medical calls, 23; rescue calls, 11; investigations, two; public service, one; and other, one.
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