The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Grovetown man reports trespass on property
A Grovetown man said he fired a gun Sunday after finding two people on his property trying to break into a camper.
The man told police that at about 10 p.m., he was awakened by a loud pounding on the front door of his home, according to a sheriff's office incident report. The man said he went to the door, saw a man walking away from his door and went back to retrieve his 12-gauge shotgun.
The man said that when he went outside he saw the man walking near his pickup and heard him say, "They are home," the report stated. The man then claimed he saw his locked camper shaking and a second man trying to pull open the locked camper door. The man's 19-year-old son pulled into the driveway and saw his father standing in the yard with the two men, the report stated.
The man told police that both men walked away and ran into woods behind the home, the report stated. The man said one of the men yelled an expletive at him as he fired one gunshot in their direction, the report stated.
Martinez woman reports financial identity fraud
A Martinez woman told police recently that someone had generated and written checks from her bank account.
The woman said that between Jan. 30 and Feb. 21, someone generated two checks on a computer and wrote them out to Movies Unlimited for $119.90 each, according to a sheriff's office incident report. The woman confirmed she did not make the checks or give anyone permission to do so or use her personal information.
When the woman contacted the Movies Unlimited payment processing center, she said she only got a voice mail message.
When she contacted her bank, the woman was informed an investigator had already been assigned to the case, the report stated.
Appling man reports he received threatening, harassing calls
An Appling man reported harassing and threatening phone calls to police Sunday.
The man, a business owner, said that between 3 a.m. Saturday and 2:30 a.m. Sunday, someone called his cell phone and made threats.
The man said the caller complained about an employee recently fired from the man's company and threatened to burn his house, steal his property and have sex with his wife, according to a sheriff's office incident report.
The man signed a Columbia County phone records subpoena to review his cell phone record of incoming calls, the report stated.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue Activity Report for the week of Feb. 26-March 4:
Structure fires, four; woods fires, three; vehicle fires, two; controlled burns, four; fire alarms, 11; medical calls, four; rescue calls, eight; investigations, eight; public service, one; and other, one.
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