The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Theft by conversion arrest
An Appling man was arrested Friday after being accused of pawning more than $1,600 in tools that belonged to his employer.
Walter Pearl Harvey Jr., 51, of the 7900 block of Lakeside Drive, was charged with theft by conversion and was being held Tuesday in the Columbia County Detention Center on a $2,600 bond, according to jail personnel.
Police say Harvey did not show up to his place of work at Tonny Bell Construction Inc. in Grovetown on Friday morning.
Authorities say Harvey had taken some items from the business to his house as part of his work but that he had pawned the items because he needed money, according to an incident report, which listed the items as including two circular saws, two air guns, two air hoses, two extension cords, a drill, a nail gun and an air compressor.
Harlem man reports dog being shot
A Harlem man told police Sunday that someone shot his dog.
The pet owner, who lives at the 6100 block of Kiokee Drive, said he noticed at about 3:45 p.m. Sunday that his miniature Sheltie had two wounds on its right side, which appeared to be the result of a BB or pellet gun shooting, according to an incident report.
The pet owner was unable to provide a name or description of any suspects, but he said he believes someone who lives on his street is responsible. The pet owner said he plans to prosecute if the person responsible is found, the report stated.
Dealership truck stolen
The manager of Fairway Ford in Evans told police he believes a man who had perused a truck on his lot later returned and stole it Friday night.
The dealership's general manager told police that a 2003 Ford F-150 Lightning truck, worth $28,900, was missing from the lot when he arrived for work Saturday morning, according to an office incident report.
The manager said a man who gave a nonexistent Martinez address has been to the lot twice since March 20 looking at the truck.
The first time the man was given the keys to look at the interior of the truck, he didn't drive the vehicle, the report stated. On his second visit, the man was accompanied by a woman.
The manager said that when he realized the truck was missing, he checked the truck's key ring and noticed that one key was missing and had been replaced by a similar key, the report stated.
Martinez-Columbia Fire and Rescue Activity Report for the week of May 15-21:
Structure fires, three; vehicle fires, two; grass fire, one; controlled burns, five; fire alarms, 11; natural gas leaks, two; medical calls, 14; rescue calls, 12; investigations, two; public service, two; public safety assistance, one, and other, three.
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