The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
South Carolina woman charged with shoplifting
A Warrenville woman was arrested Aug. 30 after she tried to leave a Martinez store without paying for merchandise.
Paula Moody Padgett, 45, of the 200 block of Green Acres Park Lane, is charged with felony shoplifting and misdemeanor criminal trespass. She was released Thursday from the Columbia County Detention Center on $3,700 bond.
An employee of the Kmart on Washington Road told deputies he saw Padgett enter the store with items to return, then pick up other items and try to leave the store without paying.
Three men wounded in Grovetown fight
Three men told Columbia County authorities they suffered knife wounds late Thursday after an argument at a Grovetown home turned violent.
A 25-year-old man from the 5100 block of Parham Road told sheriff's deputies that he was at home arguing with a man who pulled a knife and slashed the 25-year-old across his back. A second Grovetown man, 27, a roommate of the first man, told deputies he tried to break up the fight and was cut on the hand.
Woman says neighbor is tossing cones into yard
An Evans woman told deputies that she suspects a neighbor is deliberately littering her yard and driveway with pinecones.
The 48-year-old in the 600 block of Gibbs Road told deputies that for the past few years she continually finds cones in her yard and driveway that she says could not naturally fall.
The woman told deputies that the Criminal Investigations Division of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office investigated her claims last year and requested another investigation.
Cash reported taken from safe in restaurant
A manager of a newly opened restaurant in Evans told deputies that someone stole several hundred dollars from the restaurant's safe.
The manager of Moe's Southwest Grill in Mullins Crossing shopping center told deputies the theft occurred in the late afternoon of Aug. 28, when about $500 was stolen, according to a sheriff's incident report.
Sports trading cards stolen from storage
An Augusta man told deputies that someone stole several thousand dollars worth of sports trading cards from his brother's storage unit in Martinez.
The 24-year-old from the 2300 block of Summit Drive said he has kept his $15,000 football and baseball trading card collection in his brother's storage unit for nearly a year. Included in the collection was a rookie card of former Miami Dolphins' quarterback Dan Marino, valued at $4,000.
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