The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Appling home ransacked
The owner of an Appling residence told police that vandals caused extensive damage to his home when they broke in between Nov. 26 and Dec. 2.
The damage to the home, located at the 7000 block of Cobbham Road, was estimated by the homeowner at more than $10,000, according to the police incident report.
The man told police his 18-year-old daughter had held a party at the residence Nov. 25. He said she told a guest to leave after he became unruly, according to the report.
After the party, the daughter did not return to the residence until Dec. 2, when she discovered the house vandalized, according to the report.
Woman reports checks stolen from her home
An Evans woman called police Tuesday after noticing $300 was missing from her checking account and signs of a break-in at her home.
The woman told police she discovered the money missing Monday and after calling her bank discovered an unknown man had cashed a check from her account for that amount at the Wachovia Bank at 3726 Washington Road in Martinez, according to a police incident report.
When she returned home Monday afternoon, the woman said she discovered "pry marks" around the back door of her home and the door was left unlocked, according to the report.
Mattresses and box springs stolen from parking lot
A shipping supervisor at a Grovetown mattress factory reported the theft of mattresses and box springs from a locked cargo trailer in the factory's parking lot Monday.
The supervisor told police someone stole seven mattresses and five box springs from the secured trailer at the 700 block of Horizon South Industrial Parkway business after cutting the padlock off the door, according to the police incident report.
The mattresses were valued at $600 each, according to the report.
The theft occurred between Dec. 2 and Dec. 4, according to the report.
Lincolnton man arrested on concealed weapon, DUI charge
A Lincolnton man was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to yield after a traffic stop Dec. 4.
Ronald Sherrer Tanner, 48, of the 3900 block of Augusta Highway, was released from the Columbia County Detention Center on Monday after posting $3,300 bail.
Tanner was stopped after turning west onto Washington Road near Granderson Road in Appling, according to a police incident report. Officers arrested him after finding a 9mm handgun in his pants.
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