Martinez firefighters had to rescue an 8-year-old Blue Ridge Elementary School pupil who got his arm stuck in a projector cart Tuesday.
The incident occurred at about 3 p.m. at the school in Evans. The boy was trapped for more than 30 minutes as firefighters attempted to free him using a hacksaw, said Martinez Fire Department spokeswoman Honey Shore.
Principal Joyce Long said that a teacher was present in the class when the incident occurred and that the boy wanted to see whether his hand could fit into a hole in the cart. Shore said the boy, whose name she did not know, was not injured.
Deputy ruled at fault
A Columbia County sheriff's deputy was ruled at fault in a Monday traffic wreck on Belair Road.
Deputy David Herrity made an improper U-turn to pursue a speeding motorist, said sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.
The wreck occurred at about 5 p.m. near Shadowmoor Drive when Deputy Herrity turned into the path of Lisa Williams, of Evans, who was driving a 2004 GMC Yukon, Morris said.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Animal cruelty reported
An Evans woman told police Monday someone shot and killed her cat near her home.
The woman told deputies she stepped outside her home in the 4000 block of Calloway Drive after hearing the sound of gunshots being fired.
The woman said she found her cat dead from a gunshot wound, a sheriff's office report states.
A disabled Harlem woman told police Monday a man struck her in the face after she noticed he was trying to abandon some dogs.
The woman said the man cursed at her and said he was "getting rid of the dogs'' just before hitting the woman in the face and knocking her to the ground, causing her nose to bleed.
The woman said the man and another person inside a vehicle then sped away westbound on Howard Road in Harlem toward McDuffie County.
Prescription drugs stolen
A Martinez woman told police Tuesday someone stole some prescription drugs from her house.
The incident in the 700 block of West Port Road was reported after the woman said she noticed a $30 bottle of Percocet was missing from her home.
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