Plane touches down on Washington Road
A two-seater airplane made an emergency landing on Washington Road near the West Town Shopping Center on Wednesday.
The Cessna airplane, piloted by Carl William Tomlinson, 75, of Audubon Circle in Belvedere, came to rest in front of the Martinez restaurant Wing Stop at about 11:15 a.m., causing no injuries but downing one power line.
Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said Tomlinson was flying from Columbia to Daniel Field when he experienced mechanical difficulties over the Evans area and began to lose altitude.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Former store accused of keeping jewelry
An Augusta woman filed a theft by conversion report to police Monday after she said a Martinez jewelry store, which is no longer in business, took her jewelry and didn't return it.
The woman said she left an amber pendant to be modified at Ingram Jewelers, in the 3800 block of Washington Road.
She said several months have passed and she has not been able to contact the owner of the store, the police report states.
The woman said the store has been closed for quite some time and that its merchandise has been removed. The total estimated value of the jewelry is $150.
Officer finds threat on school bathroom stall
A public safety officer at Greenbrier Middle School told police Tuesday that someone wrote a threatening message on the school's bathroom stall.
The officer, who works at the school at 5114 Riverwood Parkway, said someone wrote, "I will bomb up school, with a bomb," the report states.
The incident reportedly occurred between 2:25 and 2:35 p.m. Tuesday.
Fire station reports items stolen in break-in
A total of $195 in property was reported stolen from a North Columbia Fire-Rescue station on Tuesday.
A North Columbia firefighter said someone pried loose a door latch at the Appling station, 6605 Washington Road, and had manipulated the station's locks to enter it.
Items that were determined to be missing included a carry box and tool box. The damage to the door latch was estimated in cost at $25.
The incident reportedly occurred between 6 p.m. April 11 and 8 a.m. Tuesday.
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