The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Nearly $30,000 stolen from soldier in Iraq
A Martinez woman said Thursday that someone used her son's checks without permission while he is deployed with the military in Iraq.
The woman, who said she has power of attorney over her son's financial matters while he is away, told police that sometime between Dec. 29 and Thursday someone used her son's checks.
She told police that she checked her son's bank account Thursday and only $211 of $30,000 remained.
White powder thrown in man's face
A Martinez man told police Thursday that an uninvited visitor to his home threw a white powder in his face.
The man said a man in his late teens or early 20s knocked on his front door just before 7 p.m. Thursday asking for John Smith. When the man said no one by that name lived there, he said the young man reached inside his jacket, pulled out a napkin filled with a white powdery substance and threw it into his face.
The young man then ran and got into the passenger side of a black convertible Ford Mustang, which left at high speed. A search of the area did not turn up the suspect or the vehicle.
Vehicles vandalized with fire extinguishers
Two Columbia County residents reported their vehicles being vandalized with fire extinguishers this past weekend.
An Evans man told police Saturday night that someone emptied a fire extinguisher to cover the entire exterior of his 2003 Saab between 6:46 and 9 p.m. The responding deputy noted that the car was covered with a gray powdery substance and found a fire extinguisher lying on the ground next to the car.
A Martinez man told police of a similar incident Sunday morning. He said someone sprayed his 2000 GMC Jimmy and 2004 Ford F-250 pickup with a fire extinguisher. The fire extinguisher believed to have been used in the vandalism was located in the yard of a nearby home.
Man reports gun-pointing incident
A Martinez man said Saturday that someone pointed a gun at him as he drove on Washington Road.
The 19-year-old man said that just after 10 p.m. Saturday, while driving west on Washington Road at Club Car Drive with three passengers, a green Dodge Stealth pulled beside his car and its four passengers began shouting at him.
The man said one of the passengers in the Stealth pointed a handgun at him. The man called 911 and attempted to follow the car, but quickly lost sight of it.
Beer reported stolen from golf club
The manager of a Columbia County golf club told police Saturday morning that someone stole cases of beer from the clubhouse.
The manager of Jones Creek Golf Club said that between 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday someone stole several cases of beer from a storage building on the property at 777 Jones Creek in Evans. The manager said he last saw the cases of beer, worth $50, in the building at 9 p.m. Friday.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue Activity Report for the week of Jan. 22-28:
Structure fires, three; vehicle fires, two; woods fire, one; grass fires, three; fire alarms, 13; medical calls, five; rescue calls, 10; investigations, five; and public service, one.
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