The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Threat found on back of school bus seats
A threat found on the back of two school bus seats Friday was the latest in a recent string of threats involving Columbia County schools.
The driver of the bus told police Friday that someone wrote "The bus will blow up on 100906," on the back of two seats on bus No. 2409 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The driver said several children brought the writing to her attention at about 4 p.m. Friday. The driver called police, and the bus was searched.
The children were loaded onto an alternate bus at the corner of North Tubman and Washington roads for the remainder of their rides home.
The threat follows three threats - at Evans, Lakeside and Harlem high schools - written on bathroom walls. None of the threats, including the one written on the bus, came to fruition, and no arrests have been made in the cases.
Florida Gators fan has vehicle damaged
A Martinez man told police Sunday that someone broke several car ornaments and vandalized his car.
The 24-year-old man said that between 2 and 6 a.m. Sunday, someone broke off a University of Florida Gators flag and magnet on his car's left rear window.
The man also told police that the letter "G'' had been scratched into the paint on the driver's door of his 2006 Honda Civic.
A Grovetown woman who claimed Oct. 3 that signatures were forged on a petition to get streetlights in her subdivision added the police report Monday that the names were forged on a petition between February 2004 and July 2005 by someone without authorization of the homeowner, not by a former neighbor.
Teen reports harassing phone calls from her ex
An Evans teenager called police Sunday to report that her ex-boyfriend was harassing her by phone.
The 17-year-old said that between 10 a.m. Thursday and 2:12 p.m. Sunday, her 20-year-old ex-boyfriend had called her about 80 times from one number and an additional 10 times from another phone number.
The girl said the man left messages on her cell phone stating that he would do damage to her car and put drugs in it so she would get caught at school.
Several attempts by police to reach the ex-boyfriend were unsuccessful.
Picnic tables vandalized at elementary school
The principal of South Columbia Elementary School, 325 McCormick Road in Martinez, called police Oct. 4 to report vulgar drawings found at the school.
The principal told police that between 4 p.m. Oct. 3 and noon the next day, someone spray-painted obscene drawings on two picnic tables behind the school. The vandals also wrote the name of a boy on one of the tables, claiming he did the vandalism.
Martinez-Columbia Fire and Rescue Activity Report for the week of Oct. 1-7:
Structure fires, seven; grass fires, three; woods fires, two; vehicle fires, three; controlled burns, 10; fire alarms, eight; natural gas leak, one; medical calls, 22; rescue calls, 14; investigations, five; public service, three; public safety assistance, one; and other, three.
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