The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Augusta man arrested in theft of vehicle
An Augusta man was arrested Jan. 15 on a theft by conversion charge after being accused of driving a stolen vehicle, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
Corey Shane Hill, 31, of the 700 block of Metcalf Street, was being held Friday at the Columbia County Detention Center on $2,600 bond.
Police stopped Hill at about 7:45 p.m. in the area of Kmart on Washington Road in Martinez after the vehicle's owner told police he was following Hill on Rose Lane, according to the report.
Hill told police the owner of the tan, two-door 1994 Ford Explorer that he was driving had allowed him to borrow the truck for the past few weeks, according to the incident report.
A check of the vehicle confirmed the owner's report that it was stolen, and Hill was taken into custody.
Baseball field damaged at Evans Middle School
Officials at Evans Middle School told police Tuesday that vandals caused damage to school property during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.
A school clerk reported damage to the baseball field caused by a vehicle driving rings on the grass. The cooler in the school's kitchen also was shut off, causing an undisclosed amount of perishable food to spoil, according to a police incident report.
The power switch controlling the cooler, which was found in the off position, is located on the roof of the building, the clerk told police, according to the report.
The clerk also told police six reserved parking signs had been ripped off their poles in the school parking lot.
Evans woman discovers fraud in credit history
A 20-year-old Evans woman told police Monday that she discovered someone had used her Social Security number to secure a mortgage for a home in February 2001.
The woman, who was 15 at the time the mortgage was filed, told police she discovered the filing when she checked her credit history through Equifax, according to a police incident report.
The Evans woman told police she did not file paperwork for a mortgage at that time, nor has she ever applied for one, according to the incident report.
The report did not state where the mortgage was filed or where the property was located.
Pressure washer, hose are stolen from truck
The owner of a Martinez cleaning company told police Tuesday that someone had stolen equipment from the bed of his pickup Sunday afternoon.
The truck, which belongs to Masters Cleaning Team, was parked in the 2300 block of Morris Calloway Road when the theft occurred, according to the incident report.
A Honda 13-horsepower, pressure washer and a 100-foot long pressure washer hose, worth a combined $2,700, were taken from the truck.
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