The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Minors cited for possession of alcohol
Two teenagers were cited with underage possession of alcohol after being accused of causing a disturbance at a Martinez restaurant Nov. 14.
A Columbia County sheriff's deputy was called to Backyard Burgers on Baston Road at 5 p.m. after the teenagers were reportedly acting "loud and obnoxious" inside the restaurant.
They were given a breath test by police, which detected the presence of alcohol, according to the report. William Melvin Rosser, 17, of the 2000 block of Old Ferry Road in Martinez, was cited on minor in possession of alcohol after registering 0.165 on the breath test, the report stated. Michael Jess Russell, 19, of the 500 block of Old Wheeler Road in Grovetown, also was cited after reportedly registering 0.065 on a breath test.
Theft of cash reported at assisted-living community
A Martinez woman told police her purse and personal information were stolen while she ate lunch at a Martinez assisted-living community.
The 89-year-old resident of Washington Commons left her purse, which contained between $250 and $500, her Social Security card and two credit cards, on her walker about six feet from her table during lunch Nov. 11. The walker and purse were left unattended between 12:30 and 6 p.m., according to the report.
Woman reports identity fraud
A waitress at a Martinez restaurant told police last week that someone used her personal information to get paid.
The 19-year-old Evans woman said that, between March 10 and March 20, someone used her name and Social Security number on payroll checks from Augusta Plastic Surgery, according to a sheriff's office incident report. The woman said she has never worked at the office, located in University Hospital.
The woman told police she believes someone used her personal information to receive payroll checks for insurance fraud and tax evasion, the report stated.
Fire damages business
The owner of a Martinez bakery told police Nov. 17 that someone damaged her business by fire.
The owner of The Cake Factory at 248 Bobby Jones Expressway said someone set fire to a flowerpot outside the business between 10 p.m. Nov. 16 and 9 a.m. Nov. 17.
The owner said the fire damaged a stucco wall.
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