Harlem mobile home destroyed in Friday fire
A fire gutted a double-wide mobile home Friday near Harlem.
At 7:35 p.m., neighbors in the 400 block of Brad Mary Lake Road, near Gordon Highway, called 911 and said the home was on fire, said Honey Shore, the spokeswoman for Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue.
Firefighters found the mobile home engulfed in flames, she said. The cause of the fire has not been determined, and authorities do not consider it suspicious. No one was hurt.
Homeowners Russell and Michelle Hedger were not at home at the time of the blaze. Shore said the homeowners were insured and the American Red Cross provided help.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Meat stolen from freezers at Martinez residence
A Martinez woman told deputies that someone stole meat from her garage.
The 45-year-old woman said that between 8 p.m. Nov. 1 and 12:45 p.m. Thursday, someone entered the open garage of her Clinton Way West home and stole $300 worth of frozen meat and fish from two freezers.
The intruder went through her car, which was in the garage, and a toolbox containing $600 worth of tools was missing.
Suspect sought in armed robbery of Martinez store
Deputies are looking for a man who robbed a Martinez convenience store at gunpoint Saturday.
The man, dressed in a red pullover and tan pants, entered the Circle K at 190 Baston Road at about 1:35 a.m. and bought a candy bar to purchase. When the clerk handed the man his change, he pulled a handgun from his pocket and demanded money.
The clerk said she pulled out the money drawer and the man took the cash and left.
Two witnesses arriving as the robber was leaving said the robber got into a dark vehicle and drove east on River Watch Parkway.
Martinez home ransacked during burglary attempt
A Martinez man called deputies Friday after he discovered someone had broken into and ransacked his home.
The 52-year-old man said that just before 11 a.m. someone entered his Old Ferry Road home through a window and opened all the cabinets and doors.
He found his daughter's jewelry box on the kitchen counter next to a pocket knife he'd never seen. The resident was unable to determine whether anything was missing. The knife was taken as evidence.
Door-shaking teenager scared off by homeowner
An Evans man called deputies Thursday to report a man he saw standing in his back door.
The 31-year-old home-owner told police that between 3 and 3:30 p.m., he heard the screen door of his Lakeside Townhome Court home rattling.
He said he went to investigate and found a teenage boy shaking the door. The man said the teen ran away.
The incident is similar to one reported Nov. 1 by a neighbor, the report stated.
Martinez Fire Department Activity Report for the week of Nov. :
Structure fires, three; woods fire, four; grass fires, two; vehicle fire, one; controlled burns, three; unauthorized burning, one; fire alarms, 13; natural gas leaks, four; carbon monoxide alarm, one; medical calls, 35; rescue calls, six; investigations, five; public service, three; and other, one.
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