The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Aiken man is shot in Grovetown
Police were searching on Monday for the man who shot an Aiken man in the buttocks.
Vernon Clay Lawrence, 23, of the 100 block of Burkley Street, was listed in fair condition at Medical College of Georgia Hospital on Monday afternoon, said Deborah Humphrey, a hospital spokeswoman.
Lawrence's girlfriend said a man wearing a ski mask grabbed Lawrence from the doorway of her home on the 4500 block of Caliburn Way just before 2:30 a.m. Monday, a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report said.
The girlfriend said she immediately locked her door and called police. She then heard three gunshots.
A neighbor told police she heard the gunshots and went outside, where she saw Lawrence lying in the street. Lawrence had two gunshot wounds to his buttocks, the report stated.
Sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said investigators do not yet have a motive.
Woman sees burglar
A Harlem woman told police Thursday that she was at home with her two children when a man kicked in her back door.
The woman, who lives in the 4900 block of Harlem-Wrens Road, told police she was watching television with her two small children at about 4:30 p.m. when she heard a loud bang and thought her husband was entering the back door, according to an incident report.
When she got to the back door, she said, she realized her door had been kicked in and a strange man was inside her house.
The woman said she told the man to get out, and he ran to a black two-door car.
Man discovers missing money
An Evans man told police Thursday that someone withdrew thousands of dollars from his bank account without his permission.
The man said he was checking his bank account online and noticed $2,756 missing, a sheriff's office report states.
The man contacted a representative from his bank's fraud department, who told him that the four withdrawals were made from an ATM in Atlanta.
Martinez Fire Department Activity Report for the week of Jan. 23-29:
Structure fires, five; grass fires, two; vehicle fires, two; controlled burns, two; fire alarms, three; natural gas leaks, two; medical calls, 25; rescue calls, 10; investigations, three; public service, three; and other, nine.
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