The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Harlem teen says man spied on her
A Harlem teen told deputies May 22 that she suspects a Grovetown man whom she has been baby-sitting for secretly videotaped her at his home.
The 17-year-old told deputies the sister of the 38-year-old man told her May 21 that the man had recorded her while she showered at his home.
Neither an arrest nor physical evidence of tapings were mentioned in the report.
Woman awakes with injuries to face
A Martinez woman told deputies the morning of May 22 that a friend admitted to striking her after she woke up Sunday morning with bruises and swelling to her face after a night of drinking.
The 33-year-old woman, who lives in the 400 block of Vaughn Road, told deputies she was intoxicated and sitting in the cab of a truck with a 38-year-old male friend late May 20 and awoke May 21 with the injuries and no memory of what happened.
After calling the friend, an Augusta resident from the 1000 block of Stevens Creek Road, the woman told deputies he admitted to striking her.
The woman told deputies her friend said she was trying to kick out his windshield.
Man reports mail scam
A Martinez man told police Thursday that he was scammed out of nearly $3,000 by mail claiming he had won a lottery.
The 75-year-old man said that in mid-April, he received a mailing from the Strike Five Mega Lotto that told him he had won $425,000 and must contact a lottery representative to claim his prize. The mailing included a $3,150 check to assist him in paying the required $2,900 insurance/processing fee.
The man said he contacted the representative and made arrangements to send the fee by MoneyGram. The man said he withdrew the money, deposited the check from the mailing and sent the fee April 18 and was told he would receive his winnings later that day, the report stated.
After not receiving his winnings, the man said, he was informed by his bank that the check he deposited was counterfeit. Neither of the lottery representatives could be contacted, the police report stated.
Woman reports car vandalism outside store
A Hephzibah woman told police Thursday that someone vandalized her car with baked goods while in the parking lot of a Martinez retail store.
The 21-year-old said she went inside the Wal-Mart at 260 Bobby Jones Expressway at about 10 a.m. Thursday and when she returned 15 minutes later, her car was damaged.
The woman saw that someone had spread chocolate cupcakes over the windshield and sides of her Saturn. A sheriff's investigator came to the scene and took photos of the cupcake-smeared vehicle, the report stated.
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