The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Police seek two men in restaurant robbery
Police are looking for two men who robbed a Martinez Krystal on Friday at gunpoint.
The manager of the Krystal at 256 Bobby Jones Expressway told police that just after midnight Friday, two men, one with a long gun similar to a shotgun, entered the restaurant through the rear door, ordered the manager and three employees on the floor and demanded money.
The manager said both men wore several layers of clothing and something over their faces.
The manager said one of the men pointed the gun at her head and demanded money. The manager said she gave the men an unknown amount of money and they left through the rear door.
Break-in reported at business in Evans
The manager of the new Ace Culpepper Lumber in Evans told police Friday that someone broke into the business while he was inside.
The manager of the store at 4532 Washington Road told police he was working after 8 p.m. Friday in his office after the store closed, when he heard footsteps above his office in the warehouse area. The manager left his office and said he found a man inside the warehouse holding a new weed-eater in its box. The manager also saw a hole in the building's metal rear wall.
The manager called out to the man, who then walked with the manager to the front desk, where police were called. The manager said the man pleaded for him not to call police, but fled back to the warehouse area when the manager said he had to.
The manager chased but did not catch the man, who threw a roll of insulation into his path.
Police arrived and found three screws and a cable bracket outside the hole in the rear wall.
Surveillance cameras inside the warehouse did not record the man because he placed a dust mop over the camera.
Daughter claimed on another man's income taxes
An Evans man was not able to claim his daughter on tax forms recently because someone else had already claimed her.
The 49-year-old Evans man told police Friday that he attempted to file his taxes electronically. The man said he contacted several tax agencies, and was told the name of the Martinez man who had already claimed the girl.
Police were unable to make contact with the man.
Waynesboro man says car was hit with pipe
A Waynesboro man told police Friday that two men hit his car with a pipe.
The 20-year-old man said he was stopped in the turn lane at Furys Ferry Road at Park Lane just after 7 p.m. Friday, when a green Ford stopped behind him, according to a sheriff's office incident report. The man said two men got out of the Ford and began cursing and yelling at him and his 19-year-old passenger.
The man said the passenger of the Ford then struck the back fender of his 1995 Acura with a metal pipe, leaving a dent. The man said the two other men got back into the Ford and drove away.
A witness in a nearby parking lot saw the two cars, heard a sound and saw one of the men return to the Ford and leave, the report stated.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue Activity Report for the week of April 2-8:
Structure fires, five; grass fires, three; woods fires, two; vehicle fires, six; controlled burns, seven; fire alarms, nine; natural gas leak, one; medical calls, seven; rescue calls, 12; investigations, four; public service, one; and public safety assistance, one.
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