The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Money bag grabbed at restaurant
A waitress at the Martinez Sonic Drive-In told police on June 8 that a man grabbed her money bag while she served him.
The 19-year-old waitress said a man sat at a front table at the restaurant, at 3735 Washington Road, and paid for an order with cash, then paid for a second order with a credit card, according to a sheriff's office incident report. When the waitress delivered the man's second order just after 11 p.m., she told police, he grabbed her leather money pouch, containing an unknown amount of cash, from the front pocket of her apron. The waitress grabbed for the bag, which fell on the ground. She said the man ran west on Washington Road, the report stated.
Police were unable to locate the suspect, but a sheriff's office investigator was called to the scene and processed the money bag and its contents, the report stated. A printout of the man's credit card receipt was taken as evidence.
Computer equipment stolen from school
The principal of Evans High School told police June 8 that more than $2,000 in computer equipment had been stolen from the school.
The principal told police someone stole two computers and three monitors from the school's Career Center between May 22 and June 6, according to a sheriff's office report. The principal said the rear exit of the Career Center was unsecured, and the school, at 4550 Cox Road, is under construction, with several people having access to the building. The missing computer equipment is worth $2,367.
Police were told the building's security cameras were disabled because of the ongoing construction.
Man reports being attacked at stoplight
An Evans man told police Saturday that two men attacked him while he was stopped at a Martinez traffic light.
The 27-year-old man told police that at about 8 p.m. Saturday, while traveling south on Belair Road at Cox Road, he noticed two men in a truck starring at him and making hand gestures, according to a sheriff's office incident report. When the two vehicles stopped at the traffic light at Belair and Columbia roads, one of the drivers approached the man's vehicle and hit him in the side of the head with an unknown object, the report stated.
The man got out of the vehicle and fought back, but a passenger joined in, the report states, adding that the man told police he was pushed to the ground and repeatedly punched and kicked.
Martinez Fire Department Activity Report for the week of June 5-11:
Structure fires, two; grass fire, one; vehicle fires, four; controlled burn, one; fire alarms, 11; medical calls, 17; rescue calls, seven; investigations, seven; and other, three.
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