The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Harassing phone call reported
A Martinez man told police last week that someone claiming to be with a charity called his home and cursed at him.
The man reported the incident as a harassing phone call, which he said occurred between 12:45 and 1:15 a.m. March 22. The man said the caller claimed to be with the Chuty Hord Fund and began a sales pitch.
The man said he interrupted the caller, asking him whether he was aware of the time. He said the caller replied that it was 6 p.m. in Africa, where he was calling from. The homeowner said it was early morning at his home. He said the man on the phone then cursed at him, called him a liar and hung up.
Masters tickets unaccounted for
Police responded to a call of theft by deception March 23 after an Appling man claimed he never received tickets to the Masters Tournament that he purchased from a Grovetown woman.
The man told police that in July he purchased two tournament badges and four practice-rounds tickets from a woman for $3,750, according to a sheriff's office incident report. As of March 23, the man said, the woman had not delivered the tickets, given him a refund or made any arrangements to remedy the matter, the report stated.
Nails left on man's driveway
Police were called to investigate a criminal trespass call March 22 after a man said someone threw nails in his driveway.
The man, who lives on Cobbham Road, told police that someone threw 20 to 30 nails at the end of his driveway, causing nearly $500 damage to the tires of two vehicles. The man said all four tires on his vehicle were damaged, as was one tire on his daughter's vehicle.
Septic tank destroyed
An employee for a septic tank business told police Monday that someone destroyed a portable septic tank in an Evans subdivision.
The man, who works for Septic Tank and Landscaping, at 4002 Bridle Path Road in Matthews, Ga., said someone set fire to a portable septic tank, which is in Woody Hill Court.
The man said the company will prosecute. The incident occurred sometime before 8 a.m. March 20.
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