The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
An Evans man told police Tuesday that someone stole a gun from his personal watercraft.
Mandrell Monroe Carter, of the 400 block of Galway Drive, said he last saw his semiautomatic pistol on July 15 when he placed it under the seat of his watercraft, according to Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report.
Carter took the craft to Street N Trail Motorsports on Washington Road for service, and later realized he left the gun under the seat, the report stated.
When Carter called the shop, employees said they never saw the gun while servicing the watercraft.
Deputies entered the gun into the Georgia Crime Information Center computer as stolen and Carter said he will prosecute the person who stole it if they are identified, the report stated.
SUV driven away
A salesman at Martinez car dealership told police Tuesday that after signing a payment agreement in July, a man left the lot with an SUV but has yet to pay for the vehicle.
Franklin Greg Miller of Budget Car Sales said he sold a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe on July 17 to a man who signed am agreement to pay the full cost of the vehicle - $13,199, according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report.
Miller said he had several telephone conversations with the man, who always said he would bring the money the next day.
During the last conversation on Aug. 4, Miller said the man told him that he took the SUV to a concert and someone damaged it by shooting it, the report stated. The man told Miller that SUV was at his brother's house being repaired, the report stated.
Miller said if the man is located, Budget Car Sales will prosecute.
A Martinez man recently discovered that someone spent more than $3,500 on his debit card, which he never knew was stolen.
Thomas Frederick Early, of the 3000 block of Fox Hill Circle, told police last week that he noticed abnormal charges on his debit card, that he thought he lost, according to the Columbia County Sheriff;s Office incident report.
Early said the unauthorized charges were made at several businesses between July 27 and Aug. 4, the report stated.
Early added that he noticed the debit card missing in early July, but did not believe the card was stolen. On July 19, he received a replacement card for the lost card and the original card was canceled.
An employee of an Evans sprinkler company told police Monday that someone had vandalized three tractors left at a work site.
James Walton Rushing III, 25, an employee of Sprinklers Plus Inc., said he arrived at a work site on Appling-Harlem Highway at Clary Cut Road in Harlem and discovered someone had cut electrical wires and disconnected other items on three John Deere tractors left at the site overnight, according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report.
In addition to the $1,800 damage to the tractors, Rushing also said $100 worth of tools including hammers, wrenches and chains, were missing from the tractors.
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