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Police Blotter

Posted: Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Bicyclist hit by car still critical

A 63-year-old bicyclist who became lodged in a car's windshield after being hit in a Martinez neighborhood Aug. 29 remained in critical condition at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital on Tuesday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Police found Harendra Sinha, of the 100 block of Springlakes Drive, on the ground next to a Honda Accord behind Martinez Elementary School on Aug. 29.

Police say Richard Kyle Post, 25, of the 4200 block of Green Ivy Circle in Springlakes subdivision, was intoxicated and drove into Sinha with the Honda while Sinha rode a bicycle in Springlakes. Police say Post then drove behind Martinez Elementary with Sinha lodged in the vehicle's windshield and went to a nearby gas station to falsely report a carjacking.

Post was arrested on several charges, including hit-and-run, leaving the scene of an accident with injuries and serious injury by a motor vehicle. He still was being held at the Columbia County Detention Center Tuesday on a $13,100 bond, jail personnel said.

The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

Credit card stolen

An Augusta man was arrested early Thursday morning for attempting to use a stolen credit card at the Martinez Wal-Mart, police said.

Columbia County deputies arrested Jamie Lamont Glenn, 28, of the 1900 block of Cooney Circle, on Thursday and charged him with criminal trespassing and financial transaction card fraud, according to jail records.

The manager of the Wal-Mart at 260 Bobby Jones Expressway told investigators Glenn came into the store at about 4:15 a.m. acting suspiciously for the second night in a row, according to a sheriff's office incident report. The manager said Glenn tried to buy some clothes and a bag of chips with an expired credit card registered to Gayle E. Ross, but was unsuccessful and left the card at the register when he left the store, the report stated.

The manager said he got the card and stopped Glenn in the parking lot, where he admitted the card was not his and that it had been given to him in lieu of money owed to him, the report stated. Police also found that Glenn had been convicted of shoplifting from the store in 2003 and had been banned from it.

Glenn was seen with three other people, who fled in a pickup before police could stop them, the report stated. Richmond County authorities informed the Columbia County Sheriff's Office that the card and the truck that left the scene had been reported stolen in Richmond County.

Glenn was being held in the Columbia County Detention Center on a $3,700 bond. He is also wanted in Richmond County on a disorderly conduct warrant, according to jail personnel.

Bank door shattered

A financial specialist at Wachovia Bank told police that someone shattered the bank's front door sometime Wednesday night.

The man told police that between 6 p.m. Aug. 31 and 7:30 the next morning someone threw an object through the front glass door of the Wachovia Bank branch at 4363 Washington Road in Evans, according to a sheriff's office incident report.

Stolen tractor found

A Harlem man was arrested after deputies say they found a stolen tractor on his property.

Columbia County sheriff's Investigator Robert Torres received information that Wendell Sullivan Dunaway, 42, of the 900 block of King Road in Harlem, had a stolen John Deere tractor, according to a sheriff's office incident report. When Torres went to Dunaway's property Aug. 31, he saw a John Deere 310D 4-by-4 backhoe tractor on the property, the report said.

Dunaway told police that he was storing the tractor for someone else. The tractor was reported stolen from North Augusta.



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