The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Martinez man charged with shoplifting
A Martinez man was charged Tuesday with trying to steal several DVDs from a Martinez store.
John Wayne Miller, 32, of the 4000 block of Ridge Drive, faces a shoplifting charge and was released on Thursday from the Columbia County Detention Center after posting $1,100 bond.
A manager at the Kmart on Washington Road said he saw Miller take several movies off the shelves in the electronics section, place them in his pants and walk out of the store without paying.
House, resident egged
A Martinez man told deputies late Tuesday that the two people who threw eggs at him also might have thrown eggs at his home.
The 26-year-old from the 200 block of Flowing Wells Road said that at about 8:45 p.m., someone threw eggs at his home, shattering two windows. While he was outside inspecting the damage, two men in a blue Saturn sedan drove by and threw eggs at him.
The man said that none of the eggs struck him and that he could not describe his assailants.
Political sign is stolen
A supporter of a candidate for the vacant Augusta Judicial Circuit Superior Court judgeship said Monday that someone stole a large political sign from her yard.
The 52-year-old woman on Amelia Drive said someone stole a 4- by 6-foot sign supporting candidate Willie Saunders from her yard between 12:45 and 3 p.m.
Deputies contacted Saunders, who said he would prosecute if a suspect were found. The sheriff's incident report valued the sign at $250.
Car break-in reported
A Martinez man told deputies Tuesday morning that someone entered his sport utility vehicle, moved it from its parking space and stole his briefcase.
The 47-year-old man, of the 400 block of Blue Ridge Drive, said that as he was leaving for work he found that someone had moved his Jeep Grand Cherokee. The steering column had been damaged, and a brown leather briefcase valued at $1,000 was missing.
Car windows shot out
A Martinez man said Monday that someone shot out the windows of his car, which he had left abandoned beside the road near Appling.
The 24-year-old, of the 4000 block of Old Petersburg Road, said his 1997 Acura broke down near the intersection of Dozier Road and Cottonwood Drive at about 5:45 a.m.
When he returned with a towing company about five hours later, all the windows had been shot out.
Deputies reported that the windows appeared to have been shot with a BB gun.
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