Cpl. Robert Eastman finished first in the Georgia Police & Fire Games 5K Road Race. The event was held June 21 in Carrollton, Ga. The Police & Fire games are held June 21-26 and include many events.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Man alleges theft
After meeting two women on Tuesday night in an Augusta bar, a Martinez man said they tried to steal money and alcohol from him.
Jesse Whiteneck, told police he met Leah Marie Mascoe, 18, of Woodbridge Circle in Evans, and another woman at the Limelite Cafe in the Augusta Exchange Shopping Center.
He invited the women back to his home on the 700 block of Laurel Place. While there, Whiteneck claimed Mascoe stole $20 from his bedroom when she went to use his phone, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
The three argued about the alleged theft until a friend of the two women came to pick them up. As they were leaving, Whiteneck said he caught Mascoe trying to steal a bottle of champagne.
As they were heading down the driveway to leave, Mascoe's friend kicked Whiteneck's 2004 Dodge Neon, leaving visible damage, according to the report.
The woman were no longer there by the time a deputy arrived. Police took Whiteneck's report and left but had to go back when Mascoe returned to retrieve her forgotten purse.
Mascoe stated she and her friend left because Whiteneck made sexual advances directed at them.
Mascoe said she didn't steal anything, but police arrested her anyway and charged her with possession of alcohol by a minor. She posted a $275 bond Wednesday and was released.
While arguing with his girlfriend, an Evans man said he was punched in the face by her son Tuesday.
William Curtis Salyers told officers he was arguing with his live-in girlfriend at their home on the 500 block of Old Evans Road when her 23-year-old son punched him with a closed fist.
The blow caused a cut and slight swelling to the left side of Salyers' face, a deputy wrote in a police report.
When police arrived, the visiting son had already left.
Salyers refused to press charges.
Late-night road rage
An Evans gas station clerk reported an incident of road rage at the gas pump Tuesday night.
Michelle Denise Thompkins, a clerk at the Amoco at 4317 Washington Road, told authorities a man pulled up to the gas pumps in a white car at about 9 p.m.
Bad weather caused the pumps to malfunction, which made the man irate, Thompkins said.
She said the man threw the gas pump nozzle to the ground, kicked over two trash cans and knocked over a large container of oil saturation granules before leaving.
Thompkins estimated the man caused $40 in damage. She gave his physical and vehicle description to police.
Counterfeit bills reported
An alleged forger ripped off an Evans Taco Bell two days in a row.
On Monday, Darlene Taitague Blake, manager of the Taco Bell at 4292 Washington Road, said a man used a counterfeit $20 bill to buy food from the restaurant, according to a police report.
The next day, he did the same thing with another fake $20 bill, the report stated.
Blake described the man to police and said she would prosecute if he was found.
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