The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Vehicle found in owner's pond
A Grovetown man told police Dec. 15 that someone broke into his sport utility vehicle and rolled it into his pond.
The man, who lives on Harlem-Grovetown Road, told police that overnight someone broke into his Isuzu Rodeo, which he said might have been unlocked.
He said the person took a CD case containing 15 CDs and attempted to remove the CD player, damaging the center console, according to the incident report.
He said the vehicle was then knocked out of gear and allowed to roll partially into the pond, which is where he discovered it in front of his home, the report stated.
Health worker's assault is reported
An Augusta mental health worker told police Dec. 15 that one of her patients hit her in the head and face.
The employee of the Community Mental Health of East Central Georgia in Augusta told deputies that while she was at a home on Old Petersburg Road in Martinez, a 44-year-old male patient struck her in the face and head several times with his fists.
She described the man as having "moderate" mental capacity.
The man was committed to East Central Regional Hospital, the report stated.
Donation box theft
A Grovetown man called police Dec. 15 to report two people who he said were stealing donations from a Goodwill Industries donation box.
The man said he saw a couple at about 8:45 p.m. take a shelf unit and two bags of donated items from the donation box in front of Winn-Dixie at 4487 Columbia Road in Martinez, according to the incident report.
The man said he saw the couple load the items into a white Dodge Dakota.
He noted the tag number, which police found was registered to a Grovetown man.
Police were unable to contact the man, but they left a message at his home to contact the sheriff's office, the report stated.
Martinez Fire Department Activity Report for December 12 -18:
Structure fires, five; woods fire, one; grass fires, two; trash-container fire, one; controlled burns, three; fire alarms, four; natural gas leaks, three; carbon monoxide alarm, one; medical calls, 21; rescue calls, 13; and investigation, one.
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