The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Man accused of stealing construction materials
A North Augusta man was arrested Friday night after a sheriff's deputy saw him taking wood from an Evans construction site.
Daniel John Schluter, 29, of the 400 block of Edisto Drive in North Augusta, was charged with theft by taking and making false statements. He was being held in the Columbia County Detention Center on $11,200 bond Tuesday, according to jail records.
Columbia County sheriff's Deputy Johnny McDonald said while patrolling the High Grove subdivision at about 10 p.m. Friday, he saw a man, later identified as Schluter, holding a piece of plywood behind a truck loaded with two-by-fours and other wood building materials at a home under construction on Jamestown Avenue in Evans. When McDonald turned, he saw the plywood in the truck and conducted a traffic stop.
McDonald reported that Schluter told him he was making wood deliveries to Jamestown Avenue and another nearby construction site. When the construction company owner was contacted, he said he'd used Schluter's employer previously, but not currently. Schluter's employer told the deputy that Schluter was not authorized to work or deliver to the sites.
When the wood was removed from Schluter's truck bed, deputies also found several pieces of copper tubing and wiring in the bed.
Woman robbed during session in tanning bed
A Martinez woman told police Saturday that her credit card and driver's license were stolen from her purse while she lay in a Martinez tanning bed.
The 48-year-old woman said she was in a tanning bed at Endless Summer Tanning, 4471 Columbia Road, just after 4 p.m. Saturday when she heard a door slam, but believed it was shut by someone in a nearby room.
When she tried to make a purchase later, the woman said, she realized her credit card and license were missing. She said someone had entered her tanning room and stolen them from her purse. She said she had used her card just before going into the tanning room.
Man's drugs were picked up while he was in jail
A Martinez man recently told police that while he was in jail, someone picked up his prescription from a Martinez pharmacy.
The man said that on April 18, he went to Walgreen's at 3900 Washington Road to pick up his prescription for generic Lorcet and was told the prescription had been picked up by someone claiming to be him.
Pharmacy records indicate someone with the man's driver's license number picked up the prescription April 14, while he was confirmed to have been incarcerated in the Columbia County Detention Center.
The man said he dropped off the prescription March 23, but the employee who provided the medication to the purchaser was not available at the time of the report.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue Activity Report for the week of April 15-21
Structure fires, two; vehicle fires, four; wood/brush/grass fires, two; controlled/unauthorized burns, five; activated fire alarms, seven; gas line ruptures, two; electrical incidents, three; medical incidents, 21; vehicle accidents, 12; investigate various incidents, three; assist citizens, two; and mutual aid/public safety assistance, one.
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