The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Man is charged with drunkenness at therapy
A Martinez man was arrested by Columbia County sheriff's deputies late Monday after authorities received complaints about an intoxicated man at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.
Fredrick Neil Galloway, 47, of the 3800 block of Boulder Creek, was charged with public drunkenness and was being held Friday on $275 bond at the Columbia County Detention Center.
At about 10 p.m., deputies responded to Camilla Avenue and said Galloway was slurring his speech, could not stand on his own power and smelled of alcohol.
Deputies administered a Breathalyzer test that showed Galloway had a blood-alcohol content of 0.235. Deputies had received calls in the past about the suspect disrupting an Alcoholics Anonymous session.
Purse snatched outside Martinez supermarket
A corrections officer for the Regional Youth Detention Center told deputies late Monday that someone snatched her purse at a Martinez grocery store.
The 30-year-old Martinez woman said a man rushed her from behind, grabbed her purse and ran toward the back of the Food Lion at the intersection of Belair and Old Belair roads. The woman reported that her Coach handbag, a cellular telephone, a debit card and checks were among the items taken.
The woman described the thief as white, in his 20s or 30s, wearing blue jeans, a dark shirt and a cap.
Martinez woman, 50, charged with shoplifting
A Martinez woman was arrested Tuesday after deputies say she tried to take underwear and other items from an Evans store.
Judy Michaels Barkeloo, 50, of the 3700 block of Pine Ridge Run, was charged with shoplifting and was released later that day from the Columbia County Detention Center on $1,100 bond. A loss prevention manager from Marshall's in Mullins Crossing shopping center told deputies she saw Barkeloo stuff 10 pairs of panties, three bras, a package of men's briefs and a box of candles into a purse.
The manager stopped Barkeloo outside the store after he said she left without paying for the merchandise.
Woman buys magazine from bogus company
A Martinez woman told deputies Tuesday that she discovered she bought a magazine subscription from a fraudulent company.
The 34-year-old woman from the 4100 block of Fair Oaks Road said a man approached her door selling magazine subscriptions one day this month, claiming to represent a Christian university. She decided to purchase a subscription to Disney's Princess Magazine.
Later, while on the Internet, she discovered the company was a fake.
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