The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
Boy Scout equipment theft
A trailer with about $4,000 worth of Boy Scout equipment was reported stolen Thursday from the Augusta Jewish Community Center in Evans.
The trailer and the equipment belong to Boy Scout Troop 119, said Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.
The trailer had been noticed missing in July, but someone at the community center assumed a Boy Scout leader had picked it up and stored it at their house, a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report states.
Officials later discovered the trailer was stolen.
False information arrests
Two Augusta men were arrested Sunday after Columbia County authorities say they gave them false information about their identification. Police said they then found marijuana on one of the men.
Nathaniel Hart II was charged with giving false information. Linwood Daniel Hart Jr. received the same charge as well as being charged with unlawful use of a drivers license, no proof of insurance, failure to meet taillight requirements and misdemeanor possession of marijuana, according to jail records.
The incident began just after midnight Sunday at Belair Road and Village Square Drive in Evans when Columbia County sheriff's Deputy Bobby Bradford pulled over a Ford Crown Victoria because he said it had a paper tag and insufficient taillights, a Columbia County sheriff's report states.
The driver, Hart Jr., gave Bradford a drivers license bearing Hart II's name. The photo, however, looked like the car's passenger, who identified himself as Hart Jr., the deputy said.
Bradford then found small amounts of marijuana on the floor and shredded tobacco leaves in a paper bag, the report states. Bradford said he then asked the men to empty their pockets and noticed Hart Jr. hide a plastic bag containing marijuana in his hand. Hart Jr. reportedly told the deputy he gave the wrong information because he feared he had a suspended license.
Motel assault reported
The owner of a Grovetown motel told police he was assaulted Wednesday after a guest refused to pay for his dog to stay there.
Navnit S. Amin, 51, told police a woman and her husband checked into the Super 8 Motel on the 400 block of Park West Drive at about noon Wednesday. A few hours later, motel employees learned the couple had a dog in their room, a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report states. The couple was then informed of the motel's $10 pet fee.
Amin said the man entered his office upset about the fee, so he refunded the man his money for the room. However, he said, the man stayed upset and reached across the counter, grabbing his hand and causing a small cut, the report stated. Amin said the man then hit him in the head and chased him from the office to the motel lobby. The mean was last seen leaving with his wife and dog in a red four-door vehicle with a Florida tag, according to the sheriff's office report.
Martinez Fire Department Activity Report for the week of August 15-21:
Structure fire, one; vehicle fire, one; controlled burn, one; fire alarms, 12; natural gas leaks, two; carbon monoxide, one; medical calls, 24; rescue calls, two; investigation, one; and public service, one.
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