The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Martinez man arrested on theft charge
A Martinez man was charged with theft, accused of stealing a car, after a Sunday morning wreck near Lakeside High School.
Corey Shea Kirkman, 19, of the 100 block of Highview Drive, was charged with theft by taking, two counts of driving without a license, no driver's license on person, windshield requirements and wipers, open container violation, driving under the influence underage, weaving over the roadway, no proof of insurance, too fast for conditions and not wearing a seat belt, according to jail records. He was being held at the Columbia County Detention Center on Wednesday on $13,200 bond.
Police responded to reports of a wreck with injuries at the intersection of Blue Ridge Drive and Blue Ridge Crossing just after 7 a.m.
Kirkman told police he was not the driver of a blue 2004 Honda Accord two-door that collided with another vehicle, according to the report. Kirkman told police a girl named Megan was the driver, but later admitted he had taken the vehicle.
When the owner of the vehicle, an 18-year-old Martinez woman, was told by police her vehicle had been taken by Kirkman and involved in a wreck, the woman told police he did not have permission to take the vehicle and reported it stolen, according to the incident report.
Martinez teen arrested on weapons charge
A Martinez teen was arrested at school Tuesday after school administrators told police they found a knife and a box cutter in the teen's car.
LaMichael Ontavia Sapp, 17, of the 3900 block of Loblolly Trail, was charged with possession of weapons on school grounds and was released from the Columbia County Detention Center on Tuesday night on $2,600 bond.
Appling home burglarized
An Evans woman who went to her ex-boyfriend's Appling house Monday told police she discovered the home was burglarized and electronics were missing.
The woman told police she went into the home and saw a lamp and chair overturned and a rear door to the main level that was open.
Police determined the home was entered through a basement door, and shoe prints on the basement door and the open rear door on the main level indicated the doors were kicked in.
The homeowner told police a computer and an electronic musical keyboard valued at a combined $2,750 were taken.
Evans man's identity used fraudulently
A 24-year-old Evans man told police Tuesday that someone had used his personal information to begin electrical service to a home in Decatur, Ga.
The man told police he discovered the case when a collections agency called him and informed him he owed money to a power company in Cowetta County.
The man said his identity had been used to begin electrical service to a home on Lyndan Place in Decatur in February.
The man told police the Credit Bureau of Newnan Collection Services was seeking a debt of $1,224.90 that the collection service said he owed to the Cowetta-Fayette Electric Co.
Equipment stolen from pickup
The owner of an Appling tree service company told police Tuesday night that company equipment was stolen out of the bed of his truck while it was parked at a Martinez home improvement store.
The man told police that two Stihl 460 chainsaws, valued at $800 each, a Stihl 361 chainsaw, valued at $450, and a Stihl leaf blower, valued at $400, was stolen from the bed of his pickup, which was parked in front of Lowe's on Tuesday afternoon.
The equipment had been secured with heavy chains and a padlock, and police discovered the lock had been cut.
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