Martinez teen killed in single-car wreck
A single-car wreck killed a Martinez man early Wednesday.
Michael Anthony Hill, 19, of the 3700 block of Pine Ridge Run in Petersburg Station, died at about 3 a.m. while traveling east on Wheeler Road near Kings Bridge Road, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
Capt. John Whittle said Hill lost control of a borrowed Ford Mustang, which then slid sideways down an embankment.
The car hit a driveway culvert and flipped several times, partially ejecting Hill and coming to rest next to the entrance to Funsville at 4350 Wheeler Road, according to the report.
Columbia County Deputy Coroner Vernon Collins said Hill was wearing his seat belt but died of head and chest injuries. Collins said results of a blood-alcohol test are pending.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Stove stolen from home while owner was away
An Augusta man told police Monday someone stole an electric stove from an Evans home.
The man said he locked the door of the home in the 500 block of Pavilion Court when he left June 3.
He said he noticed the stove was missing when he returned Monday.
The estimated value of the stove is $830.
Razor blade reported on car door handle
A Grovetown man reported a criminal trespass incident to police Tuesday, saying someone placed a sharp object on his vehicle's door handle.
The man said that when he returned to his vehicle, which was parked in front of his friend's house in the 4000 block of Dewey Drive in Martinez, he cut his left thumb before discovering that someone had placed a single-edge razor blade on the door handle, the report states.
The man was later treated at a prompt care facility.
Camera taken from school
A teacher at Greenbrier High School in Evans told police Monday that someone took his digital camera from the school.
The man, who works at the school at 5114 Riverwood Parkway, said the camera was in an unlocked filing cabinet drawer, the report states.
The man said the filing cabinet is backstage in the school's auditorium, where construction and a church service had occurred since the camera was last seen.
The estimated value of the camera is $400.
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