The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Evans car collision injures two women
Two women were taken to a local hospital Thursday after a car wreck on Washington Road in Evans.
Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said that Christine Dent, 59, of Burks Mountain Road in Appling, was crossing Washington Road from Cummings Road onto Blanchard Road at about 2:30 p.m. when her Chevrolet Cavalier was hit by a westbound Ford Mustang. The driver of the Mustang, Robert Bruce Moore, 37, of Harlem-Grovetown Road in Grovetown, was not injured.
Dent's car spun into a ditch. Dent and her 82-year-old passenger, Idelle Bennett, of Blanchard Road in Evans, were taken to Doctors Hospital. Dent and Bennett were treated and released, Ginger Tyra, a hospital spokeswoman, said. Dent was charged with failure to yield right-of-way.
Intruder vandalizes home with paint
An Evans woman told police Thursday that someone broke into her home and vandalized it with spray paint.
The 22-year-old woman said she opened her front door at about 11:30 p.m. and noticed the closet door and oven door were open, a sheriff's office incident report states. After leaving to call police, who checked the home, the woman discovered someone had broken into her home and used green spray paint to vandalize the hallway walls, bedroom and bathroom doors, back door, television, family pictures and several mirrors. A vulgar word also was reportedly painted on the living room wall.
The woman said her sofa set, clothes and other miscellaneous items were damaged with bleach and other cleaning solutions. All rooms in the home were ransacked, the report stated.
Principal says pupil threatened teacher
The principal of Evans Middle School told police Friday that a teacher was threatened by a pupil.
The principal said someone threatened Justin David Whitford by writing "Mr. Whitford will die!" on the wall of the boys bathroom on the eighth-grade hall, according to a sheriff's office incident report.
Officials said the message was scrawled on the wall between 8 a.m., when the janitorial staff cleaned the bathroom, and 11 a.m., when a pupil reported the threat to the office.
Whitford said he did not know who would make the threat. Juvenile court officials said that if the suspect is identified and is a juvenile, the court would prosecute on a terroristic threats charge, the report states.
St. Patrick's Day fight leads to suspensions
Two youths were suspended from Evans Middle School on Thursday after a St. Patrick's Day pinching turned to fighting, officials say.
The school's assistant principal told police that two boys hit each other in the lunch line at about 12:45 p.m., according to a sheriff's office report.
The incident began when the boys were pushing and pinching each other because of St. Patrick's Day, the report said.
School administrators suspended both boys for two days, the report stated. Juvenile Court officials said the court will not pursue the incident.
Martinez-Columbia Fire and Rescue Activity Report for the week of March 13-19:
Structure fires, two; vehicle fires, three; grass fire, one; controlled burns, six; fire alarms, two; natural gas leaks, three; medical calls, 20; rescue calls, six; investigations, seven; public service, three; and public safety assistance, one.
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