The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Woman reports threat was made against life
An Evans woman called deputies Sunday to report a threat against her life.
She said that between 7 and 8 a.m. that day she received an e-mail from someone she didn't know, who stated he had been paid to "terminate" her.
The resident said the e-mail stated she would be safe if she made a partial payment of $30,000 to him and if she did not go to the police. The woman said she wants to prosecute.
Schoolteacher reports vandalism to her yard
A Columbia County middle school teacher told deputies Sunday that someone vandalized her lawn.
She said someone put an unidentified substance between Feb. 26 and 8 a.m. Saturday on her Evans lawn, killing some of the grass.
Martinez collectibles store is burglarized
Deputies were called to a Martinez collectibles store Thursday after the employee of a nearby business noticed the back door kicked in.
An employee of Big Dog Stump and Tree called police to report the damage at Collector's Advantage, 257 Bobby Jones Expressway. Deputies who cleared the building said a glass display case was broken and several baseball and football cards were missing. Several other cards were missing from display cases throughout the store.
Police were unable to contact the owner, but his wife arrived and said she could not itemize the cards that were taken, but did say the display case contained several expensive baseball cards.
Fraudulent refunds discovered at Wal-Mart
A Wal-Mart loss prevention officer recently called deputies to report that an employee had been issuing fraudulent refunds.
The officer at the Wal-Mart at 4471 Washington Road said that between Feb. 3 and Feb. 19 a customer service manager issued five fraudulent refunds totaling $1,651.11.
The officer said there is video surveillance footage of the incidents in which the manager gave the refunded money to at least two different men at the store's customer service desk.
Martinez Columbia Fire-Rescue Activity Report for March 3-10:
Structure fires, three; vehicle fire, one; woodlands fires, six; controlled burn, one; fire alarm, eight; medical calls, 20; rescue calls, two; investigation, one; public service, one; and other, two.
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