Wreck sends man to hospital
Two people were injured Tuesday after an Evans man's vehicle was struck head-on by an out-of-control vehicle on Washington Road in Evans.
Gregory M. Brentnell, 25, of the 300 block of Village Square Drive, was treated at Medical College of Georgia Hospital and later released, said Danielle Wong Moores, a hospital spokeswoman.
Brentnell was traveling west on Washington Road at Chimney Hill Drive just after 7 a.m. when his vehicle was struck by a Ford Expedition driven by Denise Louise Russell, 31, of the 4600 block of Wellington Drive in Evans, Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said.
Russell was traveling east in the inside lane, when the car in front of her stopped to make a left onto Fieldstone Way, Morris said.
Russell merged into the outside lane, striking a car there that she did not see, Morris said. The collision sent Russell's sport utility vehicle out of control and into oncoming traffic, striking Brentnell's pickup truck head-on, Morris said.
Russell was listed in good condition Friday morning, Wong Moores said.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Bank account theft reported
An Evans man told police Monday that someone stole $900 from his bank account.
The man said someone used his SouthTrust debit card without permission and withdrew the money from an ATM in Moscow, Russia, a police report stated. The man later notified his bank for reimbursement, saying he plans to prosecute.
The incident reportedly occurred between Feb. 28 and March 1.
Money missing from machine
An employee for an Atlanta company reported a theft by taking incident report to police Tuesday after someone took money from a machine at a Martinez superstore.
The man, who works for Sugar Loaf Co., said someone damaged the company's machine by prying open the coin vault and removing the money that was inside at the Wal-Mart on Bobby Jones Expressway.
Wal-Mart officials were notified and attempted to get a surveillance video of the incident, the report states. The total estimated value of damage was $223. The incident occurred between 3 p.m. March 5 and 5 p.m. Tuesday.
More than $391 was reported missing from an Evans business Tuesday.
A worker for Bruster's Old Fashion Ice Cream and Yogurt on North Belair Road said the money has been missing from the store's safe and various cash registers for the past month.
A surveillance tape of the day the money turned up missing, which was March 6, was taken by authorities, the police report states.
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