The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Business owner claims checks forged, cashed
The owner of a Martinez drywall company told deputies Tuesday someone forged his business's checks and cashed them for thousands of dollars.
The 48-year-old Evans man said he discovered someone had gotten a business check and used it to make at least four forged copies. The copies were cashed for a total of more than $10,000 at area Georgia Bank and Trust branches.
No suspects were listed in the report.
Chocolate drink, egg thrown on man's vehicle
An Evans man told deputies Monday someone smashed a bottle of chocolate-flavored drink and an egg onto his luxury sedan.
The 57-year-old from the 600 block of Woodstone Way told deputies he saw someone in a small red vehicle smash a bottle of Yoohoo! and an egg into his 2003 Audi A6 sedan, which was parked at a business in the 3900 block of Columbia Road.
Another Evans man told deputies he witnessed the incident and described the suspect as a white woman with brown hair driving a red Ford Escort. No suspects were listed in the sheriff's incident report, but the witness wrote down the woman's license plate number and provided it to police.
Driver finds swastikas carved on school bus
A Columbia County school system employee told deputies early Monday he found his school bus vandalized with racial slurs and offensive symbols when he reported to work.
The 59-year-old driver told deputies he discovered obscenities and swastikas etched into windows and body panels of the bus at about 5:40 a.m. The vehicle had been parked at Evans Elementary School on Gibbs Road since Friday afternoon. The damage was estimated at $700.
ATV stolen from rain shelter in front yard
A Grovetown man reported on Monday the theft of an all-terrain vehicle from his yard.
The 44-year-old from the 5100 block of Oak Springs Drive told deputies he last saw his black 2005 Honda Recon four-wheeler on March 4 parked beneath a rain shelter in his front yard.
The ATV, valued at $8,800, is described as having accident damage on its right front fender.
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