The following accounts were taken from report filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Blaine Lawrence Jensen, 32, of Thomson, was driving the car on the right when it was involved in a crash Tuesday afternoon with the Toyota pickup on the left driven by Michelle Nelson, 24, also of Thomson. Columbia County Sheriff's Office Deputy A.J. Lyons (left) said the crash occurred when Nelson turned left on Lewiston Road at Interstate 20, colliding with Jensen's car. Jensen was airlifted to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital and by the end of the week had been upgraded to good condition, according to a hospital spokesman. Nelson was treated at MCG and later released. She has been charged with failing to yield the right-of-way, Lyons said.
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Teens caught on school roof
Three Martinez teens were arrested early Tuesday morning after they were found on the roof of Stevens Creek Elementary School.
Police arrested Matthew Giddens, Samuel Giovino and Jared McLean, all 18, after they were found on the roof of the school on Evans to Locks Road at about 2:30 a.m., sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said.
Giddens, Giovino and McLean were charged with criminal trespass and possession of alcohol by a minor. Daniel Nauman, 18, of Evans, left the scene when deputies arrived. He was arrested later and charged with criminal trespass. All were released on bond from the Columbia County Detention Center.
Sarah Walpert, 18, of Martinez, who was at the school but not on the roof, was charged with possession of alcohol by a minor.
Messages written on driveway
A Martinez man reported a criminal-trespass incident to police Monday after someone wrote a derogatory message on his driveway.
The man, who lives in the 500 block of Medinah Drive, said someone used shaving cream to write the message, which stated "I hate u," and also defamed someone named "Sue," the report states.
The man said he did not know anyone by that name, but said the previous owners of the residence might have had a family member by that name.
The incident occurred between 9 p.m. July 24 and 7:58 a.m. Monday .
Two Evans neighborhood pools were vandalized early last week.
A lifeguard, who works at the Riverside Pool at 1189 Oakton Trail, said someone threw pieces of roofing tile, a pool sign and rubber stoppers from the lifeguard stand into the pool.
The incident occurred between 11 p.m. July 24 and 7 a.m. the next morning.
At the Farmington community's pool, a 20-by-20 tent sustained $200 in damage.
The tent at the pool, which is at 507 Farmington Circle, was damaged when someone poked several holes in it.
A resident told police that the pool closes at 9 p.m. and no one is allowed on the property after that time.
The incident occurred between 9 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. Tuesday while the pool was closed for the night.
Dead frog left in mailbox
Someone has twice left a dead frog in a Martinez woman's mailbox.
The woman, who lives in the 4000 block of Ridge Cliff Drive, said she found a frog when she went to check her mail Monday and then again Tuesday.
The residence was placed on concentrated patrol for two weeks.
The incident occurred between 5 p.m. Monday July 25 and noon Tuesday.
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