The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Jones Creek clubhouse damaged
Police said someone broke several windows out of the clubhouse at an Evans golf course Thursday.
Johnny Brogdon, the golf course superintendent at Jones Creek Golf Club, 777 Jones Creek Drive, told police that he discovered the broken windows at the clubhouse when he arrived at work before 6 a.m. Thursday, according to a sheriff's office incident report.
Brogdon said that the four windows were broken out with rocks and a cherry wood table inside was moderately damage, the report stated. Damage to the building was estimated to be $1,100.
An elderly Martinez woman told police Thursday that a man scammed her out of $1,000 by offering to repair her driveway.
The woman, who lives on the 3500 block of Rainbow Street, told police that a man approached her and her husband at their home April 4 and offered to repair their driveway inexpensively with materials he had left over from a previous project, according to a sheriff's office incident report. The woman said the man sprayed tar on the driveway before saying he needed to leave for more supplies and would be back the next day to finish the job.
The man asked for $1,000 payment up front and the woman wrote a check to the man before he and his crew left for the day. The woman said that she has not seen or heard from the man since, and no one has returned to finish work on the driveway, the report stated.
The woman said she wants to prosecute the man, if he is identified, because she believed he had no intention of returning to complete the project, the report stated.
A security guard discovered and reported damage to Lonnie Morris Park early Saturday morning.
Dale Allen Waege. a night security watchman for the Columbia County Recreation Department, told deputies he was patrolling the park at Scotts Ferry Road and Apple Lane in Appling at about 2 a.m. Saturday and discovered someone had broken the handles off the bathroom doors. When he entered the restrooms, Waege found that someone had shoved toilet paper into the toilets, causing them to overflow, the report stated.
Both restrooms were flooded as a result of the overflow, and Waege found a large rock on the floor of the men's room, the report stated.
The loss-prevention officer of a Martinez discount store told police Thursday that a store employee had been stealing merchandise for nearly a year.
Ernest Kent Gross, the loss-prevention officer for the Dollar General store at 210 Baston Road, said that a female employee took an unknown amount of merchandise from the store by sliding items past the register and not scanning them, according to a sheriff's office incident report. She would give the unscanned items away to family and friends.
When Gross approached the employee about the situation, she admitted to thefts and said that she began stealing merchandise in June 2004, the report stated. Gross said he is unsure of the total amount of money or merchandise taken from the store, but he does have a security videotape showing the employee sliding merchandise March 18.
Martinez-Columbia Fire and Rescue Activity Report for the week of April 3-9:
Structure fires, three; woods fire, one; grass fire, one; dumpster fire, one; controlled burn, one; fire alarms, six; medical calls, 19; rescue calls, eight; investigations, five; public service, three; and other, one.
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