The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Man arrested after wreck knocks out power to facilities
A 39-year-old Grovetown man was arrested on a habitual violator charge after he was involved in a single-car wreck that caused power disruptions in Appling Tuesday night.
Daniel Scott Brown, of Brookwood Drive, was taken into custody on a felony habitual violator warrant and also was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to report an accident with damage, no proof of insurance, driving while license suspended, open container of alcohol while operating a vehicle, operating an unregistered vehicle and failure to maintain lane, according to the police report.
At 9:40 p.m., a vehicle struck a Georgia Power pole at the intersection of Scott's Ferry Road and White Oak Road, knocking out power to the county's 911 center and Columbia County Detention Center, according to a sheriff's incident report.
Minutes later, deputies responding to the scene found a heavily damaged 2003 Ford F-150 disabled at the end of Panda Lane, about a half-mile east of the wreck site, according to the report. Brown was found by deputies in woods near the vehicle.
Upon checking Brown's identification, police learned he had his license revoked because of a previous charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, deputies stated in the report.
Car dealership reports case of theft by deception
A Martinez car dealership told police on Tuesday someone had purchased one of their vehicles by deceptive means.
On March 9, a man purchased a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer from the dealership, Master Pontiac, for $20,000, according to a sheriff's office report.
However, a representative of Bank of America, the bank that secured the loan for the vehicle, told the dealership that the man who bought the car had presented himself as someone else during the transaction. Bank representatives suspect the man used a North Augusta man's identity to purchase the car and other goods throughout the area, according to the report.
Bank of America representatives told the dealership the vehicle was repossessed on July 7, and was being held at an auction in Atlanta.
Car pelted with food
A Martinez man told police someone pelted his vehicle with food sometime Tuesday morning.
The Miramar Drive resident told a deputy vandals threw hotdogs and slices of cheese on the windshield of his 1990 Toyota Corolla sometime between 4 and 7:22 a.m., according to the report.
The victim, who did not know who the assailants were, reported no damage to the vehicle. However, such vandalism of his car has been an ongoing problem, the man told officers.
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