The following accounts are taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Contractor reports thefts of power tools
The foreman for an electrical contractor told deputies someone broke into his facility twice since April 13 and stole power tools worth several hundred dollars.
The foreman reported the theft early Monday after returning to work from the weekend. He told deputies someone had broken into his work trailer at the Georgia Power annex at Furys Ferry and North Belair roads and had taken a circular saw, a grinder and two cordless drills between the evening of April 13 and early Monday.
In a second report filed early Tuesday, the foreman told deputies a second theft had taken place. Someone had entered the trailer overnight by cutting a 5-foot-wide hole in a chain-link fence and prying open the trailer door.
A saw and a cordless drill were taken in that theft. .
Cash reported stolen from Zaxby's
The owner of the Zaxby's restaurant on Furys Ferry Road in Martinez told deputies Tuesday morning that someone had stolen several hundred dollars from a register or the main office Monday afternoon.
Deputies were provided a compact disc containing video surveillance footage from inside the office at the time the theft took place.
The owner reported that the theft took place Monday just before 5 p.m..
Electronics, TV stolen in Evans home burglary
An Evans retiree told deputies Tuesday night that someone had stolen electronics, furniture and a lawn mower from his home.
The 68-year-old man told deputies that a 60-inch Magnavox television, a red push lawn mower and a twin mattress, box spring and frame were taken from his home in the 4500 block of Fiske Loop between April 15 and Tuesday night.
The back door to the home was found wide open, but no signs of forced entry were found.
Brookwood Elementary damaged by vandals
The assistant principal of Brookwood Elementary School told deputies Tuesday morning that someone damaged the school by shooting a pellet gun at the building.
The educator told police she found a hole in a window above the entrance to the second-grade hall early Monday.
She told police the incident must have occurred between April 14 and early Monday while the school was closed for the weekend.
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