The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Explosive device found
An Evans woman told police Monday someone placed an explosive device on her driveway.
Catherine Stone Royal, of Plantation Hills Drive, said someone left the device on her private driveway, which is located on Wood Bridge Place in Evans. She said it had ignited, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
Deputy Larry Weseby Jr. said he noticed a burned and broken bottle on the driveway. The incident reportedly occurred just before 2:20 p.m. Monday, the sheriff's office report states.
Corps property damaged
A U.S. Army Corps of Engineer worker told police Monday someone tried to break into a locked call box on Corps of Engineer property.
Richard A. Edberg, 64, a park ranger at J. Strom Thurmond Project in Clarks Hill, S.C., was patrolling the Corps of Engineer property at Keg Creek Boat Ramp when he noticed someone had unsuccessfully drilled a key hole into the pad lock, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
The value of damages totaled $15.
Theft by deception report
A Evans woman filed a theft by deception report with police Monday, saying a man she paid to work on her house never did the job.
Carmen Aliaga Clarke, of the 600 block of Wellington Drive, said she hired a man to replace the wood floors in her home on June 30, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
Clarke said she wrote the man a $160 check, but he told her on July 8 the check was bad and insisted that she give him $165 in cash, including $5 to cover a bank charge.
Clarke said her bank later notified her that her check had been cashed.
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